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50 Cent ‘Touch Me’ – worst song/video ever?

50 Cent

This time…
I’ma make it clear…
That I’m number one…
Uh… Yeah… Yeah… Yeah…

Insipid lyrics? Yep! Video that looks like it had a 25 cent budget despite probably costing a million bucks? Indeed! Worst video and song ever? Easily!

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Hubs tropes… roll up, roll up.

Our guide to the cliches, visual iconography and historical references that make up the vernacular of modern music videos.

It’s time for a long-awaited installment of Hubs tropes. With wild animals, creepy clowns, fancy costumes and colorful props, the Circus has to be one of the most ubiquitous themes in music videos. Who doesn’t love the old fashion razzle-dazzle of the big top with its cute animals and saucy trapeze artists?

Sometimes sad (Annie Lennox), sometimes deranged (Primus), you can always look to the old big top when you’re out of ideas. P.T. Barnum would be proud.

Panic at the Disco ‘I Write Sins Not Tragedies’

Panic at the Disco

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Annie Lennox ‘Why’

Is there anything sadder than a sorrowful showgirl?

Annie Lennox

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Britney Spears ‘Circus’

ok, ok. I think we can count on Ms Spears to declare the carnival officially over.

Britney Spears

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Christina Aguilera ‘Hurt’

Aggers plays another sad carnie in this sweeping period drama.

Christina Aguilera

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T-Pain ‘Can’t Believe it’ (feat. Lil Wayne)

Remember that nasty crunk/clown movement a few years ago?


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Janelle Monae: the next big thing.

Janelle Monae

We’ve heard whispers about R&B singer Janelle Monae in the past. But since the SXSW dust has settled, whispers have grown into next-big-thing roars, with Janelle’s performances the most talked about of the festival.

With spaced out style and seriously smooth pipes, we’re thinking Janelle is poised to be a hubs video favorite.

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88-Keys ‘Stay Up! (Viagra)’ feat. Kanye West


Is there anything more satisfying than seeing an aged Kanye West with a pink ball gag stuffed in his mouth? We think not. If only they’d break off his typing fingers too. Here he backs up 88-Keys in Stay Up! (Viagra)’, the track is off 88-Key’s latest EP, released last year.

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From the dept of WTF…

Ron Howard

When you’re all out of ideas call in the A list party favors. 

That appears to be Hype Williams’ approach in this new – spectacularly lame and predictably bombastic – clip for Jamie Foxx and T Pain’s Blame it.

As you may know, we’re rather fond of celebrity cameos in music videos. But in this new paean to hobo’s remorse we were pretty weirded out by the appearance of Jake Gyllenhaal and Ron Howard. Forest Whitaker and Samuel L Jackson we can forgive, but Ron Howard bringing the crunk up in the club is just too much for this fragile Friday morning.

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Seen Notorious?


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