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Here It Goes AgainOK Go's incredibly unique video for 'Here It Goes Again' was released in 2006 and it went viral - fast. This is the original "treadmill video," the one your friends emailed you over and over again. 50 million people watched this video at the height of the craziness - and it's still amazing today. Don't try this at home. Ever.
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White KnucklesOK Go literally went to the dogs with their video for 'White Knuckles.' This video, released in September of 2010, features the band members all dressed in white and moving in perfect unison. Unlike other OK Go videos, however, they have help from some well-trained dogs. A lot of dogs. And a goat - look for the goat, too (hint: 2:51).
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This Too Shall Pass (Official Video)As with most of OK Go's videos, 'This Too Shall Pass' was done in just one take. This is the original music video that came out just as OK Go's album 'Of the Blue Colour of the Sky' was released in January of 2010. What is interesting to me, is that even though this is the first video/single from the album, the video features an entirely different version of 'This Too Shall Pass' (and a really good version, IMO). The video features OK Go dressed as a marching band, accompanied by several members of the Notre Dame marching band (in camouflage), and an adorable choir of young kids.
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The Muppet Show Theme SongWhen word got out that OK Go would be covering The Muppet Show Theme Song on 'The Green Album' (an awesome tribute to the Muppets), people were understandably excited. In late-August of 2011, the video was released - and it doesn't disappoint. OK Go collaborated with the Muppets for this video, and it features SO many Muppets it's hard to keep track. Animal! He's in there! So is the Swedish Chef, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Dr. Teeth (yes, the whole band) and, of course, Kermit the Frog. Oh, and Statler and Waldorf, who, not surprisingly, are grumpy and would rather watch cat videos.
The ending, in particular, is wicked. Very 'Inception-y' - cryptic!
"Come back Bunny!"
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A Million WaysThis video was all the rage, particularly in Europe, where it was nominated for "Best Video" at the 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards (OK Go didn't win, sadly.) The video's fantastic and very typical OK Go: low-budget but effective. In lieu of attempting to recreate the treadmill video, I recommend learning this dance with your friends. Always good for late-night drunken clubbing!
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This Too Shall Pass (Rube Goldberg Machine Version)When the original 'This Too Shall Pass' video came out, most of us probably thought that would be the end of it - that the band would move on and make other videos for other singles from 'Of the Colour of the Blue Sky.' They did, but not before making a second music video for 'This Too Shall Pass,' using a ginormous Rube Goldberg machine and a remarkable amount of paint. This was a huge undertaking, requiring months of work by Syyn Labs to build the machine, and then hours and hours of filming to get things just right. In my opinion, this is not just among the very best OK Go videos - it is the band's masterpiece!
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