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Overused Music Video Cliches That Will NEVER Die

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Just as fairy tales always have a Prince Charming and a happy ending, music videos tend to follow a stock list of tropes. It may seem pretty standard today, but let’s not forget that concepts seemed so fresh and new back in the day. Britney Spears…Baby One More Time” got millions of teens daydreaming about skipping class to dance in pigtail braids. Blink-182′s “What’s My Age Again” made us want to run around naked in public, and Backstreet BoysI’ll Never Break Your Heart” made it cool to sing about unrequited love in a futuristic hotel.

Now these tropes are old and tired after we’ve seen them in dozens of derivative videos. How many times are we going to see rappers pop bottles in the club? How many R&B singers will feel lonely and angry in an empty hotel room? The answer is: a lot. Let’s examine each overused music video cliche specifically, shall we?

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Auto-Tuneless: Remember That Time Your Favorite Pop Star Actually Sang?

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If you didn’t know that most pop performers’ vocals are technologically modified on their albums and during their performances, then congratulations on keeping your music innocence intact this long. It seems these days that the art of pure singing has transformed into over-the-top costumes and the smoke and mirrors. Having talent doesn’t always mean vocally. Just ask Britney Spearssometimes.

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Top 10 Most Naked Music Videos in the History of Nudity

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With everyone in a kurfluffle over VH1′s new unscripted show Naked Dating (Thursdays, 9/8C), we got to thinking about nudity in media. Where’s the last place it’s totally acceptable to be sans clothing in public (besides dates, apparently)? Music videos. Yep, your favorite divas, R&B crooners, and post-punk bands have all dropped trou — and bras, and panties — in the name of record promotion.

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10 Reasons Why The Early 2000s Were A Golden Age For Pop Star Cleavage

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By Christopher Rosa 

The early 2000s were an interesting time for female musician fashion—never forget Destiny Child’s array of matching outfits—and we’ve been blessed with some red carpet moments that will live on forever. A key ingredient to wild pop star style of the 2000s was plunging—and we mean plunging—necklines. Everyone from Jennifer Lopez to Christina Aguilera to Mariah Carey bared (almost) everything from one time or another, making us Earthlings break a sweat for fear of a Janet Jackson-style wardrobe malfunction.

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You Better Work! Britney Spears’ 15 Best Live Performances

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By Christopher Rosa

Last week marked the 15th anniversary of Britney Spears‘ first solo concert tour. You’ve already seen our nostalgia-inducing trip down memory lane, where we compared shots from her …Baby One More Time Tour (1999) and her current Las Vegas residency Britney: Piece of Me. But what about all the good stuff in between—the tours, television appearances and surprise shows that made our Britney-loving hearts skip several beats? What are Brit Brit’s greatest performances of all time?

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