Oh Yeah Wow’s video for Clubfeet’s “Everything You Wanted” video is so good, people can’t stop ripping it off

A video made by Melbourne creative kids Oh Yeah Wow last year for Clubfeet‘s Everything You Wanted has been quite popular.  So popular that it’s spawning copycats.

First it was Japanese band Champagne back in April last year.  Their record company apologised after the video was called out, removing the video and stressing that they were responsible for the video rather than the band.

Next up was Turkish artist Soner Sarıkabadayı with the video for his song Kutsal Toprak.  Not only does the video use the same visual technique, it basically copies the Clubfeet video frame-by-frame in parts.

The most recent copycat – One Direction, with You & I.  Or rather, their video director, Ben Winston.  (I’m sure the 1D boys have as much input into their videos as they do the content of their songs.)

Skip to about 2:40 to minimise the pain of having to watch One Direction – oh and put it on mute.

Is imitation really the highest form of flattery?  Judging by Oh Yeah Wow’s tweets to One Direction I’m not so sure…

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Couldn’t One Direction afford a new idea..?

I doubt they will reply, but we can hope…

x Kitten of Doom

 

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~ by Kitten of Doom on April 21, 2014.

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