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Blink-182’s 10 Most Ridiculous Music Video Moments

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Rock Sound 23 July at 14.04

It's safe to say that Blink-182 know what they're doing when it comes to music videos, having created some of the most memorable ones in pop-punk over their two-and-a-bit decades on the scene. Ahead of their UK appearances next month, we figured it's about time to reel off their most important / ridiculous video moments to date. Warning: contains nudity, fire and incredible fake facial hair. 

10. 'Up All Night'
Blink 182's first post-hiatus video was utterly triumphant. Fire! Partying! A TERRIFYING frog mask that will haunt you for days afterwards! This video signalled a big fat "We're back!" from the band and the world weeped with approval of their return. 

09. 'Adam's Song'
The first of Blink's more 'mature' musical outings, the lyrics about depression and lonlieness were mirrored perfectly in the sometimes-bleak-but-always-uplifting music video. 

08. 'Always'
Is that Tom? Or Travis? Or BOTH? Why would you try and win someone over with unbloomed flowers (we're looking at you Mark)? It may have raised more questions than it did answers, but the camera sorcery alone edges the 'Always' promo just inside the Top 10.

07. 'Josie'
Proof that falling over in slow motion doesn't get less funny with repetition. Trust us, we've watched this a lot. It also acts as a cautionary tale of using paper planes to communicating your feelings: it can and it will go horribly wrong.

06. 'The Rock Show'
Blink are one of the few bands who could make a truly entertaining video based entirely around the concept of pissing the budget up the wall. Forget smashing TVs or demolishing cars, your video ain't shit unless you're releasing a flock of doves. 

05. 'Feeling This'
A group of hormonal teenagers break free from the confines of their institution, strip off, and dance around to some self-tlted-era Blink. Sounds odd, sure, but then we'd probably rebel too if given those unfortunate haircuts. 

04. 'What's My Age Again?'
As Blink and their arses gatecrashed various TV shows and alarmed strangers in the street, the 'What's My Age Again' vid launched the band onto TV screens and mega stages worldwide. Bonus points for the Janine Lindemulder cameo (that's her from the 'Enema Of The State' cover, FYI). 

03. 'Dammit
With his interesting fashion choices (that orange jumper) and peroxide hair that made him look like a pop-punk Eminem, Mark Hoppus stole the show in this video about making a total arse of yourself in front of an ex. We've all been there, right?

02. 'First Date'
Not just for them, but one of the funniest music vids to date, period. 'First Date' saw Mark, Tom and Travis sending up The Bee Gees, sporting ridiculous wigs and, most importantly, Tom DeLonge's MESMERISING MOUSTACHE. We enjoyed his little dance moves, too.

01. 'All The Small Things'
This was always going to be number one, wasn't it? A triumphant piss-take of boybands and popstars in the early Noughties, it captures that period of musical history perfectly. Sure, the image of Mark Hoppus writhing around in tighty whities is burned into our retinas forever, but it's still a lolfest of a video from start to finish. 



Blink-182 headline Reading & Leeds festivals this August. You can catch them at London's Brixton Academy earlier in the month... if you managed to get tickets, that is!

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