In her new clip for the [ahem] Madonna-inspired “Born This Way,” Lady Gaga includes a unicorn in the opening shot. While the video only gets weirder (and grosser) from there, that mythical beast captivated our attention so much that we decided to search out the best videos featuring such imaginary/otherworldly/just plain weird creatures. Here are our findings:
5. Ke$ha – “Blow”
Staying on the theme of unicorns, Ke$ha’s newest video features anthropomorphic uni-horned beasts and, perhaps more mythical still, James Van der Beek. How far you have fallen, Dawson.
4. Odd Future – “Odd Future Gets Signed” (Funny or Die)
While not exactly a music video, today’s Funny or Die clip deserves a spot on this list for getting us to imagine what Chauncy the Odd Future Dragon might look and act like.
3. Kanye West – “Runaway”
This 35-minute epic focuses on ‘Ye’s love affair with some sort of phoenix-woman. Her name is probably not Chauncy.
2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll
A Michael Jackson-esque werewolf takes to the dance floor to the soothing sounds of Karen O and friends: What more do you need to know? Oh, he dismembers a few people. You should probably know that.
1. Yeasayer – “Madder Red”
What the HELL is that? Here we have the lovely Kristen Bell and . . . a thing masquerading as her lucky pet, easily out-weirding anything else on this list. Bonus points for the closing shot of the thing in the clouds, angelic.