Top Ten Songs with Zombies in the Music VideoIn most definitions, zombies are resurrected dead people.
However, in several movies, games or series there are viral outbreaks that turn people who are still alive into beings that have all characteristics of a zombie - including rotting flesh, slow walks, eating human flesh and being unable to think. Movies like "Planet Terror" or the "Resident Evil" movie series are still called zombie movies, even though the so-called creatures aren't dead. On the other hand, other undead creatures such as vampires or mummies, or even perfectly normal humans that are brought back to life by some kind of magic would be zombies per definition.
As for music videos, there is often not much context, but I still wanted to tell you that to me a zombie simply is what looks and maybe behaves like the archetypical zombie, dead or not.
The Top Ten
I don't think this really needs much explanation. Probably the most famous music video of all time, actually more of a short movie, and with massive impact on pop culture. - Martin_Canine
Even though released more than twenty years after their debut, "Junge", an ironic take on worried parents who would wish their child to live a normal life with a safe and regular job while he is a punk (the group is punk itself), became one of Die Ärzte's most popular songs. There are two versions of the music video. The original version has the band performing in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, and it features graphic dismemberment. Since the music video was rated suitable for ages 16 and up, it was only allowed to air after 22:00. So Die Ärzte, known for their humor, made a ridiculously edited version with e.g. the faces of the band members having been edited onto popular cartoon characters which cover up the gore like black bars, and blocks of text humorously commenting on the scenes (e.g. "This scene is unacceptable. I want to apologize.") replacing certain frames.
Ironically, the censored version was much better received due to its humor. - Martin_Canine
I was very positively surprised by this new Taylor Swift song. I always kinda liked her but she never was one of my favorite recent pop singers, for me she always lacked that special something. She was quite good, but I never felt the urge to get one of her albums. Well, I really love this new track - it's just perfect pop, with absolutely catchy sung verses and a half rapped chorus.
The music video - which I really like, kind of reminds me of Kylie's "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" - contains Taylor in many different settings and outfits, the very first being a zombie rising from the grave. - Martin_Canine
There's not much to say except for if you enjoy ICP's deranged horrorcore, then you'll also enjoy this song from one of their best albums.
The music video has a strange hybrid tone. On one hand it's extremely trashy, on the other it's kind of haunting and disturbing. It shows a man eating some weird pill and then imagines the world as a zombie apocalypse and kills them with a chainsaw. It's the next day when the hallucination ends and he reslizes he just violently killed innocent people. - Martin_Canine
Pretty good song and video - EliHbk
What I love about this music video is that it's pure expressionism, like, German silent movies from the 1920s. It looks so authentic you would neither guess it's a music video nor a recreation.
The song is also cool if you like Industrial. - Martin_Canine
The song was a comeback song from one of Germany's first successful hip hop groups (pop rap) of the 90s. After two albums, they broke up, then got together for another album, broke up again, then got together several years later only to break up forever. This is from their third album and basically says that your worst nightmare is back (back then they were controversial, nowadays they are tame). This is visualized in the music videos by featuring the band as monsters or a demonic cult that rises from the underground, and Lee is a zombie. - Martin_Canine
US5 were a multinational boyband featuring British, American and German singers. They only had success in Germany though. "Just Because of You" actually is your typical heartbreak song, but the music video is set in a haunted house, and also features the band members perform a dance break as zombies. Both musically and video-wise the Backstreet Boys were better. - Martin_Canine
This is a parody of Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me" by a YouTuber that was pretty big when the website was still a lot smaller. - Martin_Canine