A Complete & Definitive Ranking Of The Veronicas Top 10 Music Videos
It’s easy to forget just how many bangers The Veronicas have under their belt. Take Me On The Floor, 4Ever, You Ruin Me, Untouched, Hook Me Up, When It All Falls Apart … we could go on but you get the idea: these twins have a really impressive catalogue of pop tunes – and by extension, music videos.
With our new reality series, The Veronicas: Blood Is For Life, just around the corner, we thought it was about time we delved deeper into one of our most successful Aussie exports and their many music videos through the years. (Any excuse to play Untouched on repeat, hey?) Without further ado, here is a complete ranking of The Veronicas’ best ever music videos. You’re welcome.
10. If You Love Someone
Beaut set, beaut message. A good all-rounder, this one.
9. In My Blood
A satisfying watch if you’re feeling homicidal. It’s basically The Veronicas in a room smashing sh*t up. Nothing is safe: books are thrown, TV sets are hacked up with a sledgehammer, glassware’s shattered. Visually, everything’s got a lovely red hue over it and some of the techy reverse motion stuff is fun, too.
8. On Your Side
It sparked a love affair and with more than 59 million views on YouTube it is the most watched The Veronicas’ video for, ahem, obvious reasons. It’s full of dramatic pauses and slo-mo close-ups of the once happy couple. The video, written and directed by Ruby Rose, paints a picture of a complicated same-sex relationship, a refreshing storyline not usually found in the Aussie pop music space.
7. Take Me On The Floor
This video takes us back to the simple days, when the biggest worry in life was whether you were going to snag a pash on the DF at your local pub-turned-club. There’s not much by way of storyline (it’s basically hot people looking longingly at other hot people in a nightclub) but between the strobe lights and dramatic fade outs, we were entertained and that's simply all that matters, folks.
6. Everything I'm Not
A lot of The Veronicas' early clips have ‘rebel' undertones. These two are the absolute masters of looking like badass rocker chicks, while also keeping their actions PG enough for your parents to be cool with your fandom. It’s an art. The Everything I’m Not video clip is a good case in point. In it, the girls spraypaint the car of an ex-love interest and then proceed to throw random buckets of paint around. They look cool but they don’t actually do any damage. Peak Veronicas.
5. This Love
Remember Dean Geyer? The former Aussie Idol contestant is also the resident heartthrob of the This Love video and boy is it a cracker. The love story between him and Lisa is just such a laugh from start to finish. Little things seem to be completely overlooked, like the time Dean Skypes Lisa and it just shows his face on screen with a completely black background – how!? Regardless, we kinda love it.
Also, look out for the MTV Moonperson trophy. (It’s at 2.01, if you’re interested.) Represent.
4. You Ruin Me
You Ruin Me has gotta be one of the most aesthetically pleasing and polished of the twin’s videos – they rented out the damn Sydney State Theatre for it. Think Phantom Of The Opera meets Dark Swan: everyone looks beautiful and slightly haunted and there’s a creepy dance instructor who the girls end up capturing and stuffing in the boot of their car. Badass.
3. Hook Me Up
Essentially Aussie pop punk’s answer to Hit Me Baby One More Time and that St Trinian’s film. The video reaches its pinnacle when the students (Jess and Lisa included) overthrow the teachers and the girls perform on stage in sexy school uniforms. Again, it features that kinda soft, sensible emo-rebellion that worked so well in this Avril Lavigne era. We were here for it then and we're here for it now.
Hot male lead, cool old set, shaky camera work, heavy eye makeup, backup performers in top hats, and, of course, violins. What's not to love about Untouched? Nothing, it's literally perfect.
The Veronicas smashed it on their first swing. For so many reasons we reckon their first ever music video is their greatest. 4ever is very mid noughties in all the best ways. From the fashion choices (decorative sweatbands, anyone?) to the crazy jump cuts and the roadtrip storyline, there’s just so much going on here and we loved it all. Do yourself a favour and play this on repeat.
Main Image Credit: Hook Me Up, Warner Records
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