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25 of the Trippiest Music Videos that Will Make You Feel…like…Funny

Since the dawn of music videos, directors and artists have been trying to make you feel like you just smoked a pound of weed—and you’re losing your mind.  From fun acid-like visuals to disturbing commentary on the agonies of the human condition, we’ve been experimenting and advancing (and stealing ideas from) the medium. Check out 25 Of The Trippiest Music Videos Ever Made, in chronological order, and watch the evolution unfold like a mushroom trip.

25  Hall & Oates – “She’s Gone”

Year: 1976

Director: Diane Oates

24  Yellow Magic Orchestra – “Tong Poo”

Year: 1979

Director: unknown

23  A Flock Of Seagulls – “I Ran”

Year: 1982

Director: Tony van den Ende

22  Talking Heads  – “Once In A Lifetime”

Year: 1980

Director: Toni Basil, David Byrne

21  Deee-lite – “Groove Is In The Heart”

Year: 1990

Director: Hiroyuki Nakano

20  Soundgarden – “Black Hole Sun”

Year: 1994

Director: Howard Greenhaigh

19  Portishead – “Only You”

Year: 1998

Director: Chris Cunningham

18  Busta Rhymes – “Gimme Some More”

Year: 1998

Director: Busta Rhymes, Hype Williams

17 Aphex Twin – “Window Licker”

Year: 1999

Director: Chris Cunningham

16 The Chemical Brothers – “Let Forever Be”

Year: 1999

Director: Michel Gondry

15  The Avalanches – “Frontier Psychiatrist”

Year: 2000

Director: Tom Kuntz, Mike Macquire

14  Knarles Barkley – “Run”

Year: 2008

Director: Happy

13  Air – “Sing Sang Sung”

Year: 2009

Director: Petra Mrkyz & François Moriceau

12  Chairlift – “Evident Utensil”

Year: 2009

Director: Ray Tintori

11  Grizzly Bear – “Ready, Able”

Year: 2009

Director: Allison Schulnik

10  Blockhead – “The Music Scene”

Year: 2010

Director: A.F. Schepperd

9  Bilal – “Levels”

Year: 2011

Director: Flying Lotus

8  MGMT – “Your Life Is A Lie”

Year: 2013

Director: Tom Kuntz

7  Glass Animals – “Pools”

Year: 2014

Director: Rafael Bonilla Jr

6  Childish Gambino – “Sweatpants (ft. Problem)”

Year: 2014

Director: Hiro Murai

5  A$AP Rocky – “L$D (LOVE x $EX x DREAMS)”

Year: 2015

Director: Dexter Navy, A$AP Rocky

4  The Avalanches – “Subways”

Year: 2016

Director: Mrzyk & Moriceau

3  Getter – “Rip N Dip”

Year: 2016

Director: Liam Underwood

2  Nav – “Myself”

Year: 2017

Director: Alex Lill

1  Muse – “The Dark Side”

Year: 2018

Director: Lance Drake

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