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Old 10-28-2010, 04:21 AM   #1
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Candidate for worst video of all time

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YouTube - Fly Away From Here

There are so many things wrong with this video, and I'd like to just take a moment to briefly highlight the most important features.

* Terrible CGI robots
* Stephen Tyler as a goth overlord that transfers between his own body and the body of his younger self, complete with braces
* Joe Perry as a Perry Farrell imitator
* Stephen Tyler as the bad guy from The Incredibles
* Stephen Tyler as Bono playing the bad guy from Terminator 2
* Literal interpretations of the lyrics (including a point when Tyler holds out his hand and an eye appears in it while he sings the lyric "You and I")

If you think there is something worse out there, please try and outdo me. I'd like to see you try.
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Old 10-28-2010, 04:33 AM   #2
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Holy crap, I'd completely forgotten about that song. The radio used to play it a bit when it was out.

Joseph Kahn's the director-he likes his big, crazy, sci-fi or otherwise outlandish videos, doesn't he ? I want to know what the hell's up with everybody's crazy hairdos, and why the main girl's standing there shooting beams and waving her arms around at...nobody? She's not fighting anyone.

And Joe Perry in that kind of makeup is just all sorts of wrong.

That's definitely a good choice. I know I've seen some horrid videos over time-I'll have to think a bit and get back to you on this. Hope other people can find some picks-if so, we're in for an entertaining thread.

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Old 10-28-2010, 04:34 AM   #3
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I've seen bad videos, but I'm not sure I've seen one that raises SO many questions as this one does.
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Old 10-28-2010, 04:50 AM   #4
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Aerosmith sucks, so a nomination for "worst" anything is always on the table.
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:33 AM   #5
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no discussion on the worst can possibly be complete without this thing:

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it's like watching a car crash - i can't take my eyes off it. this one ranks high on the unintentional comedy scale.
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:41 AM   #6
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The only way I;m able to sleep at night is by believing that that video WAS intentional. Otherwise
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:19 AM   #7
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This is still pretty high on my list.

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Old 10-29-2010, 01:19 PM   #9
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Another contender. Just get to the part where they start playing on the stage and the girls come dancing out from between the cars

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YouTube - Safety Dance - Men Without Hats Official Video

And from the greatest year in pop music no less.
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I love that video.
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Old 10-30-2010, 11:40 PM   #13
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I still gotta vote for this one. Unintentionally horrifying that slowly somehow becomes hilarious on repeated viewing. I think I've watched this at least 1000 times.
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Old 10-31-2010, 01:07 PM   #15
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I always thought Alanis Morissette's "Head Over Feet" was the worst. There's nothing good about it at all.

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