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Rebecca Black (Friday 2021 Remix)

Remember that song “Friday?” Its catchy yet obnoxious chorus about “looking forward to the weekend” was stuck in everyone’s head. From parodies to voice dubs, it became one of the most viral memes in existence. Ten years later, Rebecca Black returns with an fast paced, electro-pop remix featuring Dorian Electra, Big Freedia, and 30H!3. Its music video borrows elements from the original, but a grown up, glam-punk Rebecca is street racing as oppose to going to school. It surpassed 2 million views on Youtube and 650,000 streams on Spotify.

The Weeknd in “Blinding Lights”

The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye) is a Canadian singer and record producer. His main genres include R&B, pop, and alternative. His electronic sound and falsetto voice has inspired modern R&B. His hit single “Blinding Lights” appears on his latest album, After Hours. It’s a music video full of fast cars, sick reverb, – and you guessed it, blinding lights — with nearly 285 million views on Youtube.

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Ariana Grande in “Positions”

Ariana Grande is a pop singer who continues to stay at the top of the charts, perhaps the most popular of our generation. Her song “Positions”, which is also the title of her new album, has over 200 million listens on Spotify. The music video, which features Ariana quite literally “switching the positions” as the president and posing around the White House, garnered 108 million views on Youtube.  These are only two of her 60s-era Jackie Kennedy inspired outfits from the video. Others include a vintage houndstooth winter-coat and a yellow blazer with a matching yellow miniskirt.

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Arthur from Mystery Skulls

Arthur (voiced by Austin Lee Matthews) is a member of the Mystery Skulls team along with Vivi Yukino and their mascot, a kitsune disguised as a dog named Mystery.  Lewis Pepper, a former member of the team, now resides in the Mansion as a ghost, following his death at the hands of Arthur while possessed.  Arthur’s outfit consists of a white shirt with rolled sleeves, an orange vest with three pins, and yellow pants.  His left possessed arm was removed and replaced with a robotic one.  To recreate Arthur’s hair, you can trim up a yellow anime wig, and you can either grow a goatee or draw one on with a brown eyebrow pencil to complete the transformation.

Cigarette Duet

Cigarette Duet

“The Cigarette Duet” is a music video by New Zealand-based artist Princess Chelsea (Nikkel), which addresses the addictive nature cigarette smoking in the form of an argument between a couple. “It harms your pretty lungs,” co-vocalist Jonathan Bree pleads with a stubborn, pink-haired Chelsea, who insists that she’s only going to smoke once or twice a week, and she can quit anytime. “It’s just a cigarette!”

Pikotaro from Pen Pineapple Apple Pen

Pikotaro from Pen Pineapple Apple Pen

Pikotaro is a fictional singer portrayed by comedian Daimaou Kosaka in the bizarre viral music video for “Pen, Pineapple, Apple, Pen.” Though it has spawned numerous parodies and derivatives, some involving Pikotaro himself, the original music video has earned its fair share of accolades. What’s not to love about a man wearing animal print singing about common household items?

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Matty Healy from The 1975’s “Sincerity is Scary”

Matty Healy is the lead singer and frontman of the British pop-rock band, the 1975. This is his outfit from their 2018 music video, “Sincerity is Scary,” which has over 6 million views on Youtube.  The song is featured on their album “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships.”

Belle Delphine from I'm Back

Belle Delphine from I’M BACK

Belle Delphine is a popular model and Internet personality who rose to fame with her cosplay and e-girl style through YouTube, Instagram, and Twitch. Belle first grabbed headlines when she sold her own bath water as GamerGirl Bath Water for $30 per bottle… and sold out. She also opened a Pornhub account that uploaded innocent videos with suggestive titles. After rumors of her death, or at least the death of her celebrity, she made a trollish and triumphant return with her music video “I’m Back”, spitting lines like “All these simps always talkin’ shit” and “Uwu, buy my OnlyFans, you big Chad” while flashing ahegao facess.

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Lizzo in “Juice”

Blame it on the juice! This iconic outfit is from the music video of the hit song “Juice” by Lizzo. The successful hip hop/soul artist rocks a hot pink 80s style workout fit. Currently, the song has nearly 300 million streams on Spotify and the official video has nearly 70 million views on Youtube.

Hayley Williams in Cinnamon

Hayley Williams in the “Cinnamon” Music Video

Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams’ aesthetic has evolved considerably since her band’s early 2000s punk-rock heyday. Life events have prompted both an inspiring, thought-provoking solo album and steps away from her iconic orange hair color. The colorful music video for “Cinnamon” concludes a story sequence which, using fantastical and slightly disturbing imagery, conveys Hayley Williams’ recovery process following traumatic life experiences and depression.

Note: In these videos, Hayley Williams wears the front of her hair bleached blond, while the back side is dark brown. In “Cinnamon,” it is heavily teased and tied back with a scrunchie. You can achieve this style by clipping dark brown hair extensions into the back of a blond wig.