Music videos set in high school

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Trying to put together an inventory for something I'm writing. Don't be afraid to mention the most obvious ones; the more popular the better, in this case.

edited for dog profanity (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 18:54 (one week ago) link

"baby one more time"

voodoo chili, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 18:56 (one week ago) link

outkast's "roses"

voodoo chili, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 18:56 (one week ago) link

"Smells Like Teen Spirit"

"Jeremy" is in a school, but iirc the kids are younger, middle school maybe.

blue whales on ambient (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 19:03 (one week ago) link

Don Henley: "Johnny Can't Read" https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x286tn

blue whales on ambient (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 19:27 (one week ago) link

Here are a bunch of random videos that come to mind:

Twisted Sister - I Wanna Rock
Mötley Crüe - Smokin' In The Boys Room
3 Doors Down - Loser
Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag
Chemical Brothers - Elektrobank
Tame Impala - The Less I Know the Better
Simple Plan - I'm Just a Kid
Good Charlotte - Little Things
Deftones - Back to School
Len - Feelin Alright

MarkoP, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 19:30 (one week ago) link

My Chemical Romance - I'm Not Okay (I Promise)
Paramore - Misery Business
Head Automatica - Graduation Day

peace, man, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 19:45 (one week ago) link

(last one probably not in the "more popular" group, but I just saw it last weekend so it came to mind)

peace, man, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 19:45 (one week ago) link

And speaking of popular

Nada Surf - Popular

peace, man, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 19:46 (one week ago) link

De La Soul - Me Myself and I

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 19:55 (one week ago) link

“Baby One More Time” and The Chemical Brothers’ “Elektrobank” (Sofia Coppola in the gym) were both filmed in my alma mater, Venice Sr. High School in Los Angeles. The classroom Spears sits in at the beginning of the former is where I received German instruction. Actually, the video for that shit cover of “Another Brick in the Wall” from The Faculty (1998) was also filmed at the school.

beamish13, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 19:57 (one week ago) link

Young MC - Principal's Office and 1/3 of Bust a Move

peace, man, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 19:58 (one week ago) link

J Geils - Centerfold.

that's not my post, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 20:05 (one week ago) link

J Geils - Centerfold.

that's not my post, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 20:05 (one week ago) link

Bowling For Soup - High School Never Ends
Joanna Wang - The Art of Bullying
Joanna Wang - The Motorized Scooter Edo
Van Halen - Hot For Teacher
Ghost - Cirice

gordon whippoorwilltrap (Matt #2), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 20:08 (one week ago) link

Shura - What's It Gonna Be?

Bastard Lakes (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 20:11 (one week ago) link

Taylor Swift - You Belong With Me

Indexed, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 20:30 (one week ago) link

Madam X - High in High School
Rush - Subdivisions (partly)
Ramones - Rock n' Roll High School

gordon whippoorwilltrap (Matt #2), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 20:41 (one week ago) link

J Geils - Centerfold.

― that's not my post, dinsdag 6 april 2021 22:05

J Geils - Centerfold.

― that's not my post, dinsdag 6 april 2021 22:05

that *is* your post

Blick, Bils & Blinky • Let's Skip The Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 20:41 (one week ago) link

Sleigh Bells’ “Infinity Guitars” might work, although it’s really on the perimeter of a school. Still, there is a bus, cheerleaders, and a letterman jacket

beamish13, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 20:50 (one week ago) link

Nigerian contribution:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws6xCV3En_M
Chidinma • Fallen In Love

Blick, Bils & Blinky • Let's Skip The Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 21:14 (one week ago) link

ABBA - When I Kissed the Teacher

Josefa, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 21:48 (one week ago) link

Amy Studt "Misfit"

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 21:59 (one week ago) link

second verse at an elementary school, third verse at a high school dance: Rahzel - All I Know

The official video for Drive It Like You Stole It from the Sing Street soundtrack mixes in lots of snippets from the film, many also at a high school. But the actual chunk of the movie is better, which is a dream /fantasy sequence set at an American high school movie prom, but still shot in the actual Dublin school hall.

armoured van, Holden (sic), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 22:42 (one week ago) link

xpost breastcrawl ... touche

that's not my post, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 23:02 (one week ago) link

"Bored To Death" by Blink-182
"Situations" by Escape the Fate
"New Perspective" by Panic! At the Disco
"Young, Dumb, and Broke" by Khalid
"You've Got Spirit, Kid" by Coheed and Cambria
"Dance, Dance" by Fall Out Boy
"Break the Rules" by Charli XCX
"Fancy" by Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX

hourspass, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 00:15 (one week ago) link

"All the Way to Reno" by R.E.M.

Halfway there but for you, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 00:50 (one week ago) link

Britny Fox - Girlschool

peace, man, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 10:09 (one week ago) link

Aerosmith - Livin' on the Edge (partially)

peace, man, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 10:18 (one week ago) link

Police - Don't Stand So Close to Me

peace, man, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 11:12 (one week ago) link

"Jeremy" is in a school, but iirc the kids are younger, middle school maybe.

― blue whales on ambient (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:03 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Was thinking Pop Goes the Weasel by 3rd Bass, but that's elementary school or maybe middle school.

peace, man, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 17:15 (one week ago) link

The 80s video version of Chicago 25 or 6 to 4 is set in some kind of Orwellian high school.

Kim, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 17:22 (one week ago) link

JoJo - Leave (Get Out)

gman59, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 17:25 (one week ago) link

I like the subset of these videos featuring high schools in which you can be enrolled at age 30

Josefa, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 17:34 (one week ago) link

Vitamin C - Graduation (FriendsForever)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foyAOoVagWw

Kim, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 17:54 (one week ago) link

Little Mix - Black Magic

Bastard Lakes (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 17:57 (one week ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz7KYUkdlvE

xzanfar, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 23:37 (one week ago) link

lil pump - gucci gang
lil mama - lip gloss
missy elliott - gossip folks

dyl, Thursday, 8 April 2021 05:25 (one week ago) link

the videos for High School Confidential by Rough Trade and You Little Fool by Elvis Costello and the Attractions are both partially set in high schools

Baggy Trousers by Madness and There Is Always Something There to Remind Me by the Housemartins both have school videos, but maybe more middle school than high school when converted into North American?

soref, Thursday, 8 April 2021 11:00 (one week ago) link

Nikki Clan - no me digas que no

Also qualifies for one of the most 00’s videos from the era.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 8 April 2021 11:17 (one week ago) link

Cafe Tacvba - eres

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 8 April 2021 11:22 (one week ago) link

I guess every song from RBD should count since it was a really popular soap opera in a high school setting but I don’t think any of their music videos is set in high school... I guess they do have some but too lazy to watch them all.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 8 April 2021 11:27 (one week ago) link

Another Brick in the Wall - Pink Floyd

Diggin Holes (Ste), Thursday, 8 April 2021 13:01 (one week ago) link

hold onto your butts. this one is way too cute and way too cool
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKA_o5_Yx6g

maf you one two (maffew12), Thursday, 8 April 2021 13:06 (one week ago) link

Dwight Twilley: "Girls"

blue whales on ambient (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 11 April 2021 02:15 (four days ago) link


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