Can you recognize these stars? Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Gotye have all gone through drastic physical transformations for their artistic visions. From zombies to braced-faced nerds, we can hardly recognize these (usually) very attractive artists. Check out the full list of 15 Most Transformative Music Videos below.
Do you know this enchanting extraterrestrial? SPOILER: It’s Katy Perry. She kisses Shaun Ross in the music video to transform him from a robot. Pucker up.
1. Katy Perry – E.T. ft. Kanye West
This fiery redhead may not be a natural, but man does the color suite her. Not to mention the leather jumpsuit.
2. Britney Spears – Toxic
This out of the box thinker has an out of control wig. And we’re loving it.
3. Björk – Moon
From the looks of her hawttt physique, this singer MUST be in her twenties… right?
4. Madonna – Hung Up
What a stud! Wait a minute. Is this actually a guy, or are we getting duped?
5. Lady Gaga – Yoü And I
Talk about camouflage. This hidden singer is hard to detect! And his name is hard to pronounce…
6. Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)
Okay, maybe you recognize this diva. But her stunning post-apocalyptic outfits win her a spot on the list. She wears some major fashion houses, including Alexander McQueen and Givenchy. Ahem. Excuse me, Givenchy Haute Couture.
7. Beyoncé – Run the World (Girls)
Nope, your screen isn’t dirty, this girl is. From braided dreadlocks to piercings, it’s hard to recognize this sugary-sweet singer.
8. Christina Aguilera featuring Redman – Dirrty
Oh man, this gal is having NONE of the bachelor womanizer routine. She’s tough, fiesty, and well… redheaded yet again.
9. Britney Spears – Womanizer
So perhaps this guy is often decked in a bizarre outfit, but we can’t deny he’s got a pretty stellar costume going on in this video.
10. Empire Of The Sun – Standing On The Shore
Do you recognize this swamp lady? I know I can’t.
11. Jessie J – Nobody’s Perfect
What decade is it? This gorgeous gal swaps pretty faces for teethy braces.
12. Katy Perry – Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)
Okay, now I’m scared. This guy rocked a frightful zombie look and it is TOUGH to identify the singer.
13. Michael Jackson – Thriller
I’m speechless with this one. Just watch the video and you’ll understand why.
14. Rihanna – S&M
Hard to believe this person is actually 28 in real life, but it’s true!
15. Katy Perry – The One That Got Away