For centuries, the feline has represented so many things to the world: a symbol of nobility, a muse to the arts…a hip dance partner to Paula Abdul, to name but a few. Is there anything pussycats can’t do? Yet even as they rule the world (and YouTube), most of them would like us to think they’re happy just to chill on the divan with a ball of catnip and a pack of Realistic Fur Mice. Leave it to music video historians like us to dig up the truth about cats: they secretly want to be pop stars!
In celebration of the feline form, we’ve sifted through the voluminous Idolator archives and have curated a list of the top nine cat-worshipping music videos of all time. Why nine, you ask? One for each life you’ll lose if you don’t properly worship at the altar of kitty, you little furball! And what these videos tell us about cats is that they have a natural flair for pop, whether they’re the star of the show or just an extra-fancy bit of set decoration. No matter what they’re doing, we can’t help but be drawn to their curious power!
Taylor Swift, “Ours”
Kicking off our list is America’s Sweetheart Taylor Swift, tenderly portraying a woman in an office with a boyfriend and a broken heart. Who cares? It’s all about the cat video she watches at the clip’s climax: that smushy little darling is Taylor’s real-life kitty friend, Meredith! In a just world, this would be Meredith’s video featuring a cameo by Taylor Swift.