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Monday, June 6, 2011

Top Six Movie Parodies in Music Videos (Thanks, Foo Fighters)

Posted By on Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 12:15 PM

Remember the quietly xenophobic, right-wing propaganda movie that was Falling Down? The one where Michael Douglas has a meltdown in Los Angeles and goes on a minirampage against mostly immigrants in his white shirt and horn-rimmed specs? The movie was extraordinarily silly on a number of levels, so we were delighted to find out that, in their new video for "Walk," Foo Fighters parody it. The results are a delight to behold, thanks largely to Dave Grohl (naturally). You can see the video here, but in honor of Foo's grand efforts, we give props to other artists that have paid tribute to classic cinematic moments. Here, then, are our top six most entertaining movie parodies in music videos.

6. Paula Abdul, "Rush, Rush" (Rebel Without a Cause)

In 1991, Keanu Reeves was at his finest. It was in that lovely pre-Matrix period where he'd moved past being a total doofus (Point Break, anyone?) and started earning cool points (largely thanks to My Own Private Idaho). Thus, he was perfect for Paula Abdul's Rebel Without a Cause tribute. It was probably all a ruse so she could make out with him and his floppy hair and serious eyebrows, but who can blame her? The final result sure is aesthetically pleasing.

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