Have you ever found yourself watching a music video on mute? Even if the song is a bit “meh”, sometimes the clip is just so damn good you’re hooked.
Location plays a big part, and it just so happens Topdeck can take you to the places that have helped make some of the most watchable music videos ever. Watch, and enjoy!
Work – Rihanna ft. Drake
Location: Toronto, Canada + Los Angeles, USA
Couple or not – Rihanna and Drake are HOT! The clip for their most recent collab is actually two videos in one. Why? Nobody really knows…
The first half was filmed at The Real Jerk, a Caribbean eatery turned sweaty dancefloor in Toronto’s east end. Get to the more intimate second instalment and you’re actually in the Foot Locker at Eagle Rock Plaza mall, about 30 minutes from downtown L.A. (minus the sexy pink lighting). With Topdeck, you can hit The 6 and Los Angeles in one epic trip, or visit the iconic cities as part of separate trips across the one-and-only North America.
Perfect Strangers – Jonas Blue ft. JP Cooper
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
This video is bound to stir up some holiday feels. Go on a journey with two strangers-come-lovers as they cross each other’s paths travelling around Cape Town. Like what you see? Make your way to the Mother City and explore the stalls at Greenmarket Square, the colourful Bo-Kaap neighbourhood, Table Mountain and some of the best beaches in the Southern Hemisphere for yourself.
Wannabe – Spice Girls
Location: London, UK
Wanna zigazig ah, anyone? Get yourself to the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in Kings Cross and relive the magic of the Spice Girls. London is where the majority of Europe trips kick off, so you’ve got a perfect excuse to drop by the Renaissance for some sneaky selfies on the staircase.
China Girl – David Bowie
Location: Sydney, Australia
David Bowie spent a lot of time in Australia in the eighties and while Let’s Dance put a little pub in outback Carinda on the map, it was China Girl that won him an MTV Music Award for Best Male Video in 1984.
Walk in Bowie’s footsteps along Dixon Street in the heart of Sydney’s Chinatown district; take in the sights of Circular Quay, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House; and maybe have a roll in the sand at Long Reef Beach in Sydney’s northern suburbs. Couldn’t figure out how to get the most accurate links for this
Cold Water – Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber & MØ
Location: Various, Iceland
Stunning. That pretty much sums up everything you’ll see in Iceland. And maybe “WOW” when you look out over the steaming Blue Lagoon or catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. Cold Water gives you a birds-eye view of Iceland’s spectacular landscape; on a trip with Topdeck you can see it all up close.
Topdeck Trivia: The music video for Justin Bieber’s I’ll Show You was also shot in Iceland.
Firework – Katy Perry
Location: Budapest, Hungary
What do you get when you combine the magical scenery of Budapest with the show-stopping effect of sparklers and starbursts shooting from Katy Perry’s chest? A moment in music history, that’s what.
If you want to re-enact KP’s balcony scene at Buda Castle or stroll the Chain Bridge, try timing your trip for St Stephen’s Day on August 20 and cap off the festivities with – wait for it – a massive fireworks display, go for it and make it happen!
I Got You – Duke Dumont ft. Jax Jones
Location: Various, Thailand
Ok, so you can go on a virtual vacay just by watching this clip. But once you’ve had such an amazing peek at what a holiday in Thailand looks like – how could you not want to experience it for real? Topdeck’s Thai Islands Ko-Conut Hopper will take you to all the incredible beachy spots in the vid including Phuket, Koh Phi Phi and Phang Nga Bay or you can throw some Bangkok nightlife into the mix with the My Thai tour.
Wild Ones – (Flo Rida ft. Sia)
Location: Dubai, UAE and Miami, USA
Like a boss. If that’s how you want to vacay – follow Flo Rida’s lead. From sky diving over the Palm Jumeirah to fist pumping through the Everglades in Florida, there’s plenty of inspo here to fuel your wild wanderlust. Go hard with a quick stopover in Dubai before kicking it in Miami on one of our cool AF trips across the US.
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