the top 10 music videos with star studded casts
Did Tay Tay's Bad Blood have the sickest cast of all time? These might rival it.
One famous person in a room is cause for a stir, but 18 causes a media meltdown. Taylor Swift drip fed us the cast of her music video Bad Blood over Instagram and this week we finally got our fill as the likes of Cara Delevingne, Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss, Lena Dunham, Hailee Steinfeld, Hayley Williams, Lily Aldridge, Ellie Goulding, Martha Hunt, Zendaya, Kendrick Lamar, Serayah, Jessica Alba, Ellen Pompeo, Mariska Hargitay, Cindy Crawford and Selena Gomez took on a Sin City meets Mad Max-style shoot out on the streets of London. Here are 10 more music videos with all star casts...
1. Beastie Boys, Make Some Noise
Featuring: Seth Rogen, Elijah Wood, Danny McBride, Rashida Jones, Will Arnett, Rain Wilson, Josh Schwartzman, Mary Steenburgen, Ted Danson, Amy Poehler, Steve Buscemi, Chloe Sevigny, Maya Rudolph, Kirsten Dunst, David Cross, Orlando Bloom, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Jack Black
Beating Taylor's girl power extravaganza by one famous person, Beastie Boys' 2011 Make Some Noise video stars 19 actors and actresses in a This is the End meets Superbad style lip-syncing masterpiece. Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, and Elijah Wood play the young Mike D, MCA, and Ad-Rock, respectively.
2. Beyoncé, Yoncé
Featuring: Joan Smalls, Jourdan Dunn, Chanel Iman
Where Tay Tay enlisted blonde bombshells Cara Delevingne, Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss and Martha Hunt fresh off the runway, Queen Bey also looked to the same place, casting brunette babes Jourdan Dunn, Joan Smalls and Chanel Iman in gold grills and black lingerie for her 2013 Yoncé video.
3. The Black Keys, Weight of Love
Featuring: Lara Stone, Louise Parker, Camille Rowe, Lily McMenamy
Following on from The Keys' Fever where Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney are bleak televangelists, Weight of Love is about a cult of girls echoing the religious spirit of Fever. It's a spookily beautiful Virgin Suicides-style video directed by Theo Wenner and starring supermodel Lara Stone and her followers Louise Parker, Camille Rowe and Lily McMenamy.
4. David Bowie, The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
Featuring: Andreja Pejic, Saskia de Brauw, Tilda Swinton
The stars really are out in this video as David Bowie, Tilda Swinton, Andreja Pejic and Saskia de Brauw turn the tables of fame… Andreja and Saskia, a fame-riddled couple take over the lives of a settled, middle aged couple - Tilda and David - forcing them out of their "nice life," and into a "more exciting" one…
5. George Michael, Freedom
Featuring: Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Tatijana Patits
Before Gigi, Cara, Karlie, Lily and Martha, there was Linda, Naomi, Christy, Cindy and Tatijana.
6. Duran Duran, Girl Panic
Featuring: Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Eva Herzigova, Helena Christensen
Another supermodel-heavy video, Duran Duran's Girl Panic is one of the most iconic music videos of all time, reuniting the original supers at the Savoy Hotel, London on 6th June 2011. Girl Panic opens with a far more glam version of that scene from The Hangover, where they all wake up hungover. Eva is Keyboardist Nick Rhodes, Helena is drummer Roger Taylor, Naomi is frontman Simon le Bon and Cindy is bassist John Taylor.
7. Die Antwoord, Ugly Boy
Featuring: Cara Delevingne, Charlotte Free, Marilyn Manson, Jack Black, Flea, ATL Twins, DJ Muggs, Estevan Oriol, Trigz, Sunny Balzary, Tokkie, Sixteen Jones
Dark queen of zef-rap, Yolandi loves her ugly boy and so do we. Taking on directorial duties for Die Antwoord's latest video, Ninja recruits his favourites for their freak show. With Charlotte Free bleeding from her eyes, a tracksuit-clad one-eyed Jack Black smoking a cigar, a grafittied Cara D, temptress Dita Von Teese, and Marilyn Manson handing Yola a deeply romantic burning rose, Ugly Boy rules.
8. Haim, My Song 5
Featuring Ke$ha, A$AP Ferg, Grimes, Ezra Koenig, Ariel Rechtshaid, Big Sean
Haim's 2014 video for My Song 5 left us chanting "Dallas! Dallas!" and wanting more. Starring SNL star Vanessa Bayer as host of 'The Dallas Murphy Show', the girls play staff and troubled guests. Grimes hangs out backstage, a green-haired Ke$ha joins as a woman in love with her cat, and Ferg's girlfriend leaves him for another woman while Big Sean and Ezra of Vampire Weekend watch from the audience.
9. Aerosmith, Crazy
Featuring Liv Tyler and Alicia Silverstone
Okay, so it doesn't have the biggest celeb cast in the world, but it does have Liv Tyler and Alicia Silverstone as two naughty school girls who drive off in their droptop for a whole 6.15 minutes of adventure. Having shoplifted and teased older men, Miss Tyler strips off and pole dances for Alicia, which would be incredibly hot if we could just shake the knowledge that this is Liv's dad's music video.
10. Michael Jackson, Liberian Girl
Featuring anybody who was anybody in the 80s
Don't you hate it when your mate the King of Pop asks you to be in his music video only to leave you hanging around on set all day, forced to make conversation with fellow celebs. Starring the likes of Paula Abdul, Whoopi Goldberg, John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Corey Feldman, Steven Spielberg and Bubbles the monkey, it's all quite meta and apparently hilarious when Michael emerges as a camera operator. What a joker. Class of 1987.
Text Francesca Dunn and Felicity Kinsella