Music Videos: Then and Now

Happy belated 4th of July! I love holidays because they give you a chance to get together and have fun with family 🙂

Normally, on the 4th of July, monsters don’t come up, but this year, they did…specifically because of a music video.

I was talking with one of my awesome aunts about Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video. If you haven’t seen it, WHO ARE YOU? 😉 (You should definitely check it out here.)

We were talking about how that music video was absolutely amazing! ( I believe the best music video of all time!) My mom piped in with how that music video used to scare the life out of me when I was a child… 😉 probably!

But now I think it’s absolutely fantastic! If I love to participate in zombie lurches, why wouldn’t I love “Thriller”?


Allison Merten: Musician & Sometimes Zombie ;-)

Allison Merten: Musician & Sometimes Zombie 😉

I strive one day to be one of those awesome people at zombie lurch who break out in “Thriller” dance moves! (I still need to learn the dance 😉 )

Anyway, back to the “Thriller” video. Dancing monsters? How could a music video be any better?

I remember watching a behind the scenes that showed how many hours the cast of the video had to undergo make up work. It was incredible!

The video came out when my aunt was growing  up, and she said that she liked it so much that she and her friends would frequently visit the library to check the VHS of “Thriller” out. 

What? You could check out music videos from the library? 

When I think about how I watched music videos growing up, I didn’t go to the library to watch them, but it wasn’t as convenient as now. I remember how I would regularly watch VH1 and MTV everyday, hoping to catch a Hanson music video 😉 (Yep! I was one of those girls whose bedroom walls were covered with Hanson posters.)

Now, when you want to watch a music video, with a little help from YouTube, you can watch it instantly! (I’m re-watching “Thriller”  on YouTube as I write this 🙂 I LOVE the costumes and make-up!)

It’s so fascinating how the way people access music videos has changed! 


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