Doof! Have you seen The Wanted’s new clip for Walks Like Rihanna? In it, the quintet send-up some iconic boyband videos of yore. Cue lots of knowing winks to camera, jazzier-than-DJ-Jazzy Jeff jazz hands, some ill-fitting white suits and dancing-in-the-rain-like-a-secondary-stroke-might-be-on-the-way. Like Blink 182 and Hot Chip before them there’s LOLz a plenty, but can you identify which vids they are taking the mickey out of?
N*Sync - Bye Bye Bye
N*Sync’s original clip featured the band as marionettes, controlled by a gigantic, evil genius lady. The Wanted recreate this pose but according to the configuration, poor old Jay is the Joey Fatone of the band. Seem kind of mean to us…
Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way
Ah The Classic. A 3 minute lesson in Walking Through Airports Like You’re In A French Movie/Channelling Neo From The Matrix and Dancing Like You're Pointing Out Prizes In A Game Show.
Take That – Back For Good
Robbie, Gary, Mark and The Other Two pretend that the water being dripped on them from the rusty watering can held by Random Prop Guy Number 4 is Holy water. A fist of pure emotion indeed!