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4 Reasons to Love Lyric Videos

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Lyric Videos

When it comes to lyric videos, there's some debate as to when they first originated. Some argue the first lyric video comes from Bob Dylan. The video for his song, "Subterranean Homesick Blues," was released in 1965, and it featured Dylan standing with cue cards bearing certain words in the song — "trench coat"; "kid"; "alley way."

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At the Billboard awards show over the weekend, Michael Jackson performed as a hologram. That is a sentence we now say and it is true. Jackson's hologram sang along to a newly-released song, "Slave to the Rhythm," the latest off his posthumous album Xscape. The spectacle was all anyone could talk about that night, the next day, and probably for a while to come.

So maybe holograms are ushering in a new form of live entertainment?

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We don't always do Beyonce-only news, but this week, I thought: why not? Mostly, I found three Beyonce-related things I wanted to post about on the blog and I couldn't do it without at least acknowledging that yes, I know it's overkill. So a Beyonce post works, guys. Here's what's going on with Mrs. Knowles-Carter this week:

Swing Version of "Drunk In Love"

People do covers of Beyonce's songs all the time — some are great, some are good, some are okay, some are terrible. This one is pretty great. It's fun and re-imagines the song in a whole new way, big-band style!

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Please note: Some music videos below may be NSFW.

Recently, we talked about couples who made a music video together to profess their undying devotion, only to break up or divorce some time down the road. Some of these artists were even repeat offenders (looking at you, Britney and J.Lo). But maybe couples in music videos isn't all bad?

Here are five couples who starred in a music video with one another and stayed together.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill first got together in 1996. Since then, they've starred in five music videos together, including "It's Your Love"; "I Need You"; "Let's Make Love"; "Just To Hear You Say That You Love Me"; and "Like We Never Loved At All" (above). They've had even more songs together, and they currently have a Las Vegas residency called Soul2Soul. Although there have been recent rumors that they might be going through a tough time, so far, the couple still belongs on this list.

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You know how people say you should never get your significant other's name tattooed on you? Maybe that advice should also extend to making a music video together... because with the internet, music videos kind of are forever. So here's a list of 5 celebrity couples who have made a music video together — and then subsequently broke up.

John Mayer and Katy Perry

John Mayer and Katy Perry's recent breakup was actually the catalyst for this list, given that they only just released their collaboration last year. John and Katy recorded the song "Who You Love" for John Mayer's most recent album, "Paradise." But shortly after their video was released, racking up 15 million views on VEVO, they broke up. Oops.

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