Monday, March 16, 2015

My Top 100 Favourite Music Videos: #89

#89: "Pork and Beans" - Weezer
Release Date: 2008
Director: Mathew Cullen
Fun Fact: This video is just LOADED with internet memes and Youtube celebrities, to name a few, Tay Zonday, Chris Crocker, Coke and Mentos, Dramatic Chipmunk, Dancing Banana/Peanut Butter Jelly Time, Daft Hands and Charlie the Unicorn! All of these videos are linked above so check them all out!
This song makes me feel really old now. Why? Because all of these memes and videos are almost forgotten about. It's the sad truth of Youtube and the internet. You can almost guarantee the stuff that we're laughing at today are going to be seen in the same light as these videos are now. It's a generation thing. But the good thing is, as long as the internet doesn't explode, we can see these videos and reminisce and laugh at them whenever we want.

"Pork and Beans" only has over 11 million views. That's a lot of course, but when you see current videos easily hitting 100 million views it's a shame. You could almost guarantee if this video were released today, with today's memes and viral videos, it'd probably hit at least 200 million views. But that's the sad state of things. Either way, this video is brilliant, and a great homage to mid-noughties viral videos, if you want to see what was popular on the internet a good 8-10 years ago. If you're familiar with the internet back then, you may have even forgotten a video or two!

Note: This is the first and last video from the year 2008 in this list.

Here's the video for your enjoyment!

Click here to see #88 on the list or here for #90!

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