For the first time in years, I heard Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry Be Happy” on the radio. Shortly after that came “You Can Call Me Al” from Paul Simon’s Graceland. This called for a little 1980s music video watching, which reminded my that, besides both being awesome, these videos also both feature amazing cameos from big-name celebrities.
Bringing famous people on board for music videos works out well for both parties. The artist will get more attention for having someone of note in their video, and the celebrity will usually get some credibility for not taking themselves so seriously. That being said, there are actually quite a few outstanding performances in this list of videos (Robert Downey Jr.’s performance in Elton John’s “I Want Love” in particular is quite touching).
Take a little time out of your day and enjoy these fantastic and unexpected celebrity cameos!
Videos With Celebrity Cameos Tracklist:
1. Robin Williams & Bill Irwin in Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry Be Happy”
2. Christopher Walken in Fatboy Slim’s “Weapon Of Choice”
3. Chevy Chase in Paul Simon’s “You Can Call Me Al”
4. Robert Downey Jr. in Elton John’s “I Want Love”
5. Jack Black in Beck’s “Sexx Laws”
6. Helena Bonham Carter in Rufus Wainwright’s “Out Of The Game”
7. Everyone in Michael Jackson’s “Remember The Time”
8. Zach Galifianakis in Fiona Apple’s “Not About Love”
9. Matthew McConaughey in Butch Walker and the Black Widows’ “Synthesizers”
10. Kristen Bell in Yeasayer’s “Madder Red”
11. Bruce Willis in Gorillaz’ “Stylo”