16 Music Videos That Were Actually Filmed But Never Released
One of the most exciting things to happen as your favorite artist begins dropping new tracks is when they also start to release the music videos for their singles. A lot of these videos are highly-anticipated and can completely change and enhance the meaning of the songs themselves. What would Beyoncé‘s Lemonade be without its visual album component? One of the most crazy nights every year is when the MTV VMAs air — a night dedicated to celebrating the amazing music videos released that year (with usually a few publicity stunts and a couple WTF-worthy moments).
But what about the music videos that never get any recognition? Or worse yet, music videos that never see the light of day? There’s footage out there from some of our favorite artists — One Direction, Lady Gaga and Britney Spears — yet somehow, we’ve never seen it except for leaked clips and paparazzi shots of these M.I.A. music videos that got left on the cutting room floor. There are actually way more than you might think and all we can do is keep our fingers crossed that someone will one day let us see what we’re missing out on!
One Direction, 'Infinity'
Typically music videos are only made for tracks that the artist releases as a single. True Directioners know that "Infinity" didn't join "Drag Me Down" and "Perfect" as Made in the A.M.'s third single, but it was supposed to until "History" took its place!
Before the band made the switcheroo (and, TBH, we love the "History" music video, too), they had begun to shoot the video for "Infinity." There was even some sneaky footage released of them filming that surfaced on Twitter last January that proved a video in the making.
They did, in fact, release part of the filmed music video... kind of. During the group's final performance before the hiatus on The X Factor, the boys sang in front of a screen, which also showed them singing "Infinity" at a different time. Their outfits and the location syncs up with the shots leaked from hiding paparazzi, but we hope one day to see an official cut of the video they shot! Perhaps once the hiatus ends? #wishfulthinking
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