Just Like Justin: 10 Times Musicians Danced with Fans in Their Music Videos
Justin Timberlake is the latest celeb to get down with the people in his 'Can't Stop the Feeling' video
It’s a fun concept – one that Timberlake heightens by giving each dancer his/her own title card during the video’s finale. But it’s also hardly the first time a big-named artist turned to the people for a little music video help. Here are 10 more notable offerings.
1. Maroon 5 – "Sugar"
Maroon 5 shocked fans by crashing a handful of weddings in Los Angeles. And while some of the nuptials featured were staged, there are at least two in the bunch featuring genuine surprises.
2. Taylor Swift – "Shake It Off"
Taylor Swift tried a number of dance styles in her 2014 video before ultimately stop pretending to be someone else and started dancing with her fans.
3. Pharrell – "Happy"
Clap along if you remember Pharrell‘s 2013 video, which took home the Grammy Award for Best Music Video. The cut edited down shots of fans (and a few celebs) dancing around Los Angeles from the “24 Hours of Happy” initiative – which Pharrell billed as “the world’s first 24-hour music video.”
4. Sara Bareilles – "Brave"
Sara Bareilles asked fans to be “Brave” in her 2013 hit song. So it was only fitting that Bareilles featured film of some brave fans dancing in various public places in her official video, directed by Parks and Recreation star Rashida Jones.
5. Kelly Clarkson – "Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)"
The American Idol champ incorporated the theme of a global flash mob into her 2012 video – joining the team for a finale performance that had every Kelly Clarkson fan punching the sky.
6. Ariana Grande – "Put Your Hearts Up"
Ariana Grande‘s debut 2011-tune featured a sample of 4 Non Blonde’s “What’s Up.” The official music video, meanwhile, featured a sea of Grande’s biggest fans cheering for her as she danced through a Hollywood set.
7. Sara Bareilles – "Gonna Get Over You"
Before “Brave,” Bareilles went grocery shopping with a handful of enthusiastic shoppers in her 2011 video for “Gonna Get Over You” – before being kicked out of the store by security.
8. Michael Bublé – "Haven’t Met You Yet"
Years before Bareilles and Timberlake danced in the aisles of a supermarket in their own respective videos, the Canadian crooner was involved his own grocery-store adventure – complete with a break-dancing butcher – in his 2009 video for “Haven’t Met You Yet.”
9. Junior Senior – "Can I Get Get Get"
The Denmark duo got to know their fans in this 2006, after holding a contest for fans to appear in their official music video for this track of their second – and last – album.
10. Red Hot Chili Peppers – "Tell Me Baby"
Music video director Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris gathered struggling musicians looking for their big break together to audition for a mysterious project. During their taped audition, the Red Hot Chili Peppers surprised them by entering the room and playing along. Dayon and Faris cut the footage together for 2016’s captivating “Tell Me Baby” video.