If you did a Google search for “list of music videos at an amusement park or carnival or fair” before today, you’d be very disappointed with the results. I know I was.
Thanks to me, the world is now a better place. You’re welcome.
(You’re also welcome to comment with any music videos I’m missing; this list needs to be as complete as possible.)
Update, July 1, 2015: Someone did comment with several music videos I missed, so I’ve added them to the list. It’s amazing how many people Google “list of music videos at an amusement park.” It’s also amazing how terrifying most of these videos are.
Update, February 23, 2016: I continue to get comments with more carnival/fair music videos. While I love that this list is getting bigger, I feel like I’m duplicating efforts by adding them to the post. So, for the complete list, make sure you read the comments. More treasures reside there.
Jordan Knight – Give It to You
If there’s such a thing as falling in love with a person based on a facial expression, Mr. Knight invented it at second :52.
Ja Rule ft. Ashanti – Mesmerize
Ja Rule is such an adorable mouse. I’d go street for him.
Usher – My Way
Things I don’t like about this video: Usher’s painted eyelashes, Tyrese’s chin piercing, and JD’s armpit fuzz.
V V Brown – Shark in the Water
V V Brown should remake this with the original Degrassi cast (the original Next generation. I miss baby Drake and goth Ashley.)
50 Cent – Amusement Park
Cleverest rap metaphor of all time.
Mariah Carey – Fantasy
Yeaaahhhyuhhhh yeaaaaayeeeeeeee ooooooooooo yaaaaaeeeuuuh.
(These are the new ones)
P!nk – Who Knew
Avril Lavigne – Girlfriend
Beyoncé – XO
Seether – Remedy
Birdy – Wings
Coldplay – Magic
Block B – Jackpot
K. Will – Love Blossom
Poets of the Fall – Carnival of Rust
Finntroll – Under Bergets Rot
Alice In Chains – I Stay Away
Sunny Hill – Midnight Circus
B.A.P – 1004(Angel)
Akdong Musician(AKMU) – GIVE LOVE M/V
Justin Timberlake – Mirrors
Nine Inch Nails – Starsuckers, Inc.
Nightwish – Storytime
HI SUHYUN – ‘나는 달라
(Update – September 28, 2015)
JoJo – Baby It’s You
(Update – December 29, 2015)
Melanie Martinez – Carousel
(Update – February 20, 2016)
Krewella – Enjoy the Ride