Pop stars live in fantasy worlds of million-dollar mansions, glamorous red carpets and weeks-long vacations in the world’s most beautiful locales. So it’s no wonder that when it comes to writing songs and shooting music videos, artists often look past the quotidien details of everyday and instead dip into the worlds of myth and fantasy for inspiration. Kanye West unleashed a “Monster” in his controversial My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy track; Katy Perry and Lady Gaga got intergalactic in their video treatments for “E.T.” and “Born This Way”, respectively; and pretty much every diva ever has donned a pair of mermaid fins at one point or another in her career.
With Season 2 of Teen Wolf on tonight (Jun. 4) at 10/9c on MTV, we couldn’t help but think back on all the times bad dogs, big bad wolves and the people who transmute into them have appeared in our favorite pop music videos and songs. Head below for 10 hairy clips to sink your fangs into — Duran Duran included, obviously.
1. Duran Duran, “Hungry Like The Wolf”
2. Shakira, “She Wolf”
3. Oh Land, “Wolf & I”
4. Duck Sauce, “Big Bag Wolf”
5. Neon Hitch, “Bad Dog”
6. Brandy, “Full Moon”
7. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Heads Will Roll”
8. Michael Jackson, “Thriller”
9. Snoop Dogg, “Who Am I (What’s My Name?)”
10. Tracy Morgan & Donald Glover, “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah”