January 29, 2011
Donna Hughes over at The Boot has done a rundown of what she considers the ten funniest country music videos of all-time.
It’s an interesting list. I think the Luke Bryan clip is funny, but so many of her choices rely on stunt casting. I think she left off a few great ones.
Here are a few of my favorites that didn’t make the list:
Alan Jackson, “That’d Be Alright”
The fourth wall is completely disregarded here, in a meta send-up of country music videos as an art form that even pokes fun at Jackson’s own CMA nomination for Music Video.
Junior Brown, “My Wife Thinks You’re Dead”
This actually won the CMA award for Music Video in 1996.
Shania Twain, “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!”
So many people missed the humor in Twain’s work. This gender role reversal video is brilliant, managing to satirize the blatant sexism in the classic Robert Palmer clip while also paying tongue-in-cheek homage to it.
Matraca Berg & Friends, “Back in the Saddle”
There’s more talent in the back of that paddy wagon than country radio has seen in more than a decade.
Thompson Brothers Band, “Back on the Farm”
Because there aren’t enough talking animals in country music videos.
What are your favorite funny country videos?