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WATCH IT: N.E.R.D. "Hot N Fun" (Jonas Akerlund, dir.)

Imagine the desert car ride from Red Hot Chili Peppers "Scar Tissue", but with an apocalyptic Fear/Loathing vibe, some psychedelic animated overlays and the sorts of fashionably attractive women you'd expect to be riding and partying with N.E.R.D. Even if it's not clear where everybody is going (here's a hint: it seems to be a fiery place), the video certainly lives up to the song title "Hot N Fun". --> watch "Hot N Fun"

WATCH IT: Lady Gaga "Telephone" (Jonas Akerlund, dir.)

Lady Gaga and director Jonas Akerlund  channel the spirit of Quentin Tarantino in this very ambitious video for "Telephone." Some of the homages are absolutely explicit — the Pussy Wagon, or the quirky dialogue, for example — while others are more in spirit, such as the fascination with exploitation films like the Prison Chick inspiration that grounds the video.