Taylor Swift looooves her cat, Meredith. And so do we!
Happy National Cat Day! Much like the rest of the internet, we are ob-SESSED with cats. LOLCats, I Can Haz Cheezburger? cats, cats in space, keyboard cats, Lil Bub, Grumpy Cat, annoying cats you meet on Instagram… and every cat in between. FOREVER.
So in honor of all things furry and purry, we thought we should pay homage to National Cat Day by listing some of our favorite musicians and their feline friends, otherwise known as “10 Must-See Cat Music Moments.”
We’ve got Bjork dancing with a life-size cat in her “Triumph Of A Heart” video, Katy Perry cuddling in bed with Kitty Purry in her “I Kissed A Girl” video, Weezer kissing kittens in their Spike Jonze-directed “Island In The Sun” video, and so many more. In conclusion? Like “The Aristocats” say, “Everybody wants to be a cat.”
Check out 10 must-see cat music moments after the jump.
1.) Taylor Swift, “Ours”: OK, technically a cat only shows up for a split second in this video (see: that cute little cat sticker on Taylor’s work computer), but if you think about it, this song could totally be about cats! Who’s there to greet you after a long, horrible day at work (you know, when there’s no boyfriend in the picture)? YOUR PET CAT.
+ WATCH TAYLOR SWIFT’S “OURS” VIDEO.
2.) Katy Perry, “I Kissed A Girl”: In Katy’s racy 2008 clip, we first meet “Kitty Purry,” aka that adorable fluffy feline reclining on Katy’s lap as she launches into a bouncy ballad about kissing girls and liking it.
+ WATCH KATY PERRY’S “I KISSED A GIRL” VIDEO.
3.) Ed Sheeran, “Drunk”: Ummmm, who wouldn’t want to throw back shots with their pet cat? Or better yet, who wouldn’t want their pet cat to help them get over that no-good ex by playing video games with you, cracking open beers, playing music, and just generally being your BBFFL? Another reason why CATS GET US. (And the opposite sex doesn’t.)
+ WATCH ED SHEERAN’S “DRUNK” VIDEO.
4.) Best Coast, “Crazy For You”: If you’re a Best Coast fan, then chances are you’re already familiar with Bethany Cosentino’s beloved pet cat, Snacks, who gets frequent shout-outs in many of her tracks. In her “Crazy For You” video, Cosentino is directed by a film crew of adorable and rather commanding kitties (headed up by “Teh Director” cat) and enjoys a tray of “Teaz” and “Coffyz.”
+ WATCH BEST COAST’S “CRAZY FOR YOU” VIDEO.
5.) Janet Jackson, “Black Cat”: All hail Janet Jackson, queen of prowling across the stage like a slick panther in her 1990 live concert “Black Cat” video.
+ WATCH JANET JACKSON’S “BLACK CAT” VIDEO.
6.) Weezer, “Island In The Sun”: Weezer may have filmed another
less compelling video for their Green album single, but their beyond-adorable fun-in-the-sun “Island In The Sun” clip will always live in our hearts as one of the cutest music videos from the early aughts. Thank you, Spike Jonze.
+ WATCH WEEZER’S “ISLAND IN THE SUN” VIDEO.
7.) Holy F***, “Red Lights Instrumental”: If anything looks like it borrowed scenes from “SNL”’s Toonces The Cat sketch, it’s this highly entertaining clip featuring felines playing instruments, driving cars, getting into near accidents in cars, and — TOONCES, NOOOOOO!
8.) Bjork, “Triumph Of A Heart”: Another Spike Jonze-directed clip (does this dude love animals, or what?), Bjork’s “Triumph Of A Heart” video has her waking up next to her cat-husband, driving home with her cat-husband, then emphatically dancing with her cat-husband. Like with most Bjork videos, this one deserves two enthusiastic “WTFs?”
+ WATCH BJORK’S “TRIUMPH OF A HEART” VIDEO.
9.) Katie Akana and Ryan Barger’s “Dreams Are Real”: What do cats see when they dream? Well, according to producers Katie Akana and Ryan Barger’s “Dreams Are Real” video, they picture themselves as sunflowers, bumblebees, underwater creatures, musicians, and so many other adorable things. Will keyboard cats ever get old? The answer is NO.
10.) Macklemore Holds A Cat: Not quite a music video, but if anyone’s gonna get an unruly cat to sit on his lap, it’ll be Macklemore. Watch and learn!
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