Videogame Inspired Music Videos

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Nov 26, 2009
Alphabetical order by Artist

(86 videos if i counted right)

50 Cent - Heat
2080 - My Megadrive

Adam Tensta - Dope boy
Air - Kelly Watch The Stars
Alex Day - Pokémon, What Happened To You?
Architecture in Helsinki - Do the Whirlwind
Avantcore - Busdriver

Beck - E-Pro
Billy Polard - Losing Light (Machinima? Flipnote)
Bjork - Hyperballad
Black Eyed Peas - XOXOXO (Baby Peas version)
Boy Friends - Illegal Donkey Kong Remix

Cadence Weapon - Sharks
Comtron - M.O.N.E.Y.

Danger - 09/17 2007 EP - 4h30 CityRiders Teaser
Das Racist - Who's That? Brooown!
deadmau5 feat. Rob Swire - Ghosts N Stuff
Devo - Ghost Maze

Eric Speed - Maniac
Eminem - Rap God
Eminem - Survival

The Family Bones - If You Ever Need Someone
Fine Arts Militia - Rebel vs Thug (machinima)
Flairs - Trucker's Delight (NSFW)
Fluke - Atom bomb
Flying Lotus - MmmHmm
Flying Lotus - Kill Your Co-Workers

Golden Bomber - Boku Quest
Golden Shower – Video Computer System
Goldfish - We Come Together
The Go! Team – Junior Kickstart

Halcali -Tandem
Hexstatic - Bass Invader
Hexstatic - Extra Life
Hexstatic - Vector
Hey Geronimo - Why Don't We Do Something?
Hollerado - Americanarama
HORSE The Band - A Million Exploding Suns
Hyper Crush - The Arcade

I Fight Dragons - "Save World Get Girl"
I KILL PXLS - Sensual Seduction Teaser
irl (In Real Life) - Nerds Will Rise

Junior Senior - Move Your Feet

Ken Ishii vs FLR - SPACE INVADERS 2003
Kylie Minogue - Better Than Today

Lady Sovereign - Love Me or Hate Me
Last Chance To Reason - Upload Complete ("Hell, probably any of their videos.")
LL Cool J - The Boomin' System
Lupe Fiasco - I Gotcha

Mark Ronson & The Business Intl - Circuit Breaker
Materia - Endboss
Missy Elliott & Da Brat - Sock It 2 Me
Moby - Wait For Me
Murs - Murray's Revenge

N-Dubz - Took It All Away (Play Create Share mix) (machinima)
N.E.R.D. - Everyone Nose (All The Girls Standing In The Line For The Bathroom) Remix
Nero - Me And You
No Doubt - Hella Good

Orianthi - According to You

Pato Pooh ft. Adam Tensta – Follow Me
Pig With The Face Of A Boy - A Complete History Of The Soviet Union Through The Eyes Of A Humble Worker, Arranged To The Melody Of Tetris
Presidents of the United States of America – Mixed up S.o.B.


Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
Richy Pitch - Blackstar
Right Said Fred - Wonderman
Röyksopp – Happy Up Here
Rymdreglage - 8-bit Trip

Seether - Careless Whisper
Sia - You've Changed
Sita - Jerk
Super Furry Animals - Lazer Beam
Switchfoot – Awakening
SOME TOIR - Romantic Crap

Teddybears STHLM - Rock'n'roll Highschool
They Might Be Giants - Put It to the Test
The Toons - Video Games
Totally Radd!! - Mike Tyson's Punch-Out

Unwritten Law - Save Me (machinima)


We The Kings-Say You Like Me
Wintergreen - When I Wake Up
Wordspit – Joystick Madness
Wyclef Jean-Fast Car

Xiu Xiu - Boy Soprano


Zero 7 - In the Waiting Line (machinima)

Original OP :

Today i saw on a blog this Music Video :

Mark Ronson - Circuit Breaker

And i was like "awesome !"

But then i remeber that this was not the first music video with game themes ...

Röyksopp – Happy Up Here
Golden Shower – Video Computer System
Pato Pooh ft. Adam Tensta – Follow Me (love the kirby reference xD)
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication (classic =P)
The Go! Team – Junior Kickstart (so sad ='( )

Came to my mind .... and of course there are others like Billy Polard - Losing Light (warning : another sad one) wich was made entirely on DSi's Flipnote and random "i'm playing guitar hero" music videos like my 2 favorites Switchfoot – Awakening and Presidents of the United States of America – Mixed up S.o.B. (but mostly because it was directed by weird al xD) .... but i'm not sure if those count =P

And because I still have the feeling of "those can't be ONLY one" ... i came to YOU and ask :
Do you know something i'm forgeting ?
Mar 26, 2009
josephdebono said:
Flairs - Trucker's Delight.

No way in hell I'm linking directly to that video. Look it up and make sure you're not at work.
This one. I've made it my business to show it to all my friends. The WTF look on their face is always priceless.
NewGamePlus said:
Wow, I hadn't seen that yet. It totally reminds me of Every day the same dream.
I know! It's the same thing I thought of when I watched it. I assume it was inspired by it. Still, looks like a fun game I would have liked to play back in the 16-bit days. Or even now. I wonder who did the graphics for it. Was it an actual game designer?
Nov 26, 2009
Brobzoid said:
Adam Tensta - Dope boy

Konami code representin'!
It always felt strange the rap ones .. the game references feel so ... out of place xD
Like this one that a friend sended me Wordspit – Joystick Madness !
Specialy in this one ... vader, optimus prime, mushroom and konami code in a video named "dope boy" ??? o_O

Muerte_X said:
This was the first one that came to mind. Can't really think of any others in recent memory.

Seether - Careless Whisper
EXACTLY this one i had in mind when i said hat those can't be the only one !

GuitarAtomik said:
Oh yea, almost forgot this one. It's a Paul Robertson one too.

Architecture in Helsinki - Do the Whirlwind
Those came to my mind ... but i felt that besides being pixel art ... they don't have much more to do with games .... or it is that i don't get those references ? =x

Rezbit said:
Sia - You've Changed. Still kinda sucky though.
I REALLY liked how it was done ... would be awesome in a real game, Brütal Legend's menu style

emomoonbase said:
Pixels - Naive New Beaters

It's not an official video but very cool. It got yanked down by Sony or whoever for a bit, but then like a mountain of people reposted it.
Kinda offtopic ... but i heard they buyed this short movie's rights to make a full lenght movie ! =O
Jan 2, 2007
Seventh Ring
There was this video from back in the day that looked like Wipeout. I think it was dance or techno music. I can't remember the name and I'm not sure if it's already been posted here.
Jul 31, 2006
Platy said:
The one with a rocket i can somehow understand that is a band created by a gaf member or something .... but ... what is the relation of the Muse video to games ?
complete parts of the muse song are out of the snes racer Top Gear :D
Nov 26, 2009
From Wikipedia on Bjork's Hyperballad :
The video was directed by Michel Gondry. It features Björk as a computer game character who runs through a strange landscape of pylons and then throws herself off a cliff. This images is intercut with a shot of Björk lying on the ground as colorful, blinking lights and various video images (including some of herself performing the song) are superimposed over her face.
The video was filmed at Telecine Cell in London, using a motion control system. The entire video and all the effects were shot on a single 400ft roll of film, by multiple exposure and frame-accurate backwinding of the film strip. The graphics were shot as a series of secondary exposures using a TV monitor, and the flashing lights were created with an LED strip board, also exposed on the same piece of film. So, extraordinarily, there was no post production or editing at all on this video, except the colour correction transfer to video. This was at the insistence, and under the technical direction of Michel Gondry.
As a huge Gondry fan ... i feel bad for not posting this one sooner =/
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