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13 Most Psychedelic Music Videos

From Pharrell's "It Girl" to Rihanna's "Rude Boy," check out the best vids to blur the line between real life and colorful fantasy

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Pharrell's "It Girl" and Beyond...

After watching the explosion of colorful anime and NES video game that is Pharrell's "It Girl" video, our brains wanted more: More color! More collages! More fantastical visuals that don't exist in the real world, but we wish they did.

So we went on a Crayola-inspired trip to find the videos with the most spectacular visuals ever. From Kanye's graffiti-filled world to M.I.A.'s glitchy Jamaican dance club, these 13 videos blur the lines between real-life and fantasy land...to gorgeous, wild, visually-striking results.

Start your color-palooza with Pharrell below then click through to see the rest of the list.

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Rihanna, "Rude Boy"

Don't miss:

  • A Warhol-esque collage of Rihanna's lips
  • Rih posing on top of a zebra with a mane of balloons
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M.I.A, "Boyz"

Don't miss:

  • The oh-so-'90s Looney Tunes T-shirts worn in 2006—long before '90s nostaglia was cool
  • The Jamaica buildings with computer-imposed graphics on their walls
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Solange, "I Decided"

Don't miss:

  • Actual images and video footage from the '60s, '70s and '80s: everything from the moon landing to the Berlin Wall falling
  • The era-specific dance moves (the mashed potato!) and fashion (beehives!)
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Ellie Goulding, "Goodness Gracious"

Don't miss:

  • Ellie's sneakers with the light-up bottoms
  • Glow-in-the-dark fuschia lipstick
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Kanye West ft. T-Pain, "Good Life"

Don't miss:

  • The graffiti renderings of Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Chicago
  • The on-point Michael Jackson drawing
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Nicki Minaj & Cassie, "The Boys"

Don't miss:

  • The Yayoi Kusama-esque polka dot chamber for Nicki and Cassie to get down inside
  • Nicki's five wigs that range the entire spectrum of the rainbow barring red and orange
  • A child eating a humongous cotton candy that's 3/4 his size
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Coldplay, "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall"

Don't miss:

  • The stop-motion animated wall graffiti
  • The band's crazy-colored instruments
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Charli XCX, "SuperLove"

Don't miss:

  • Charli singing in a Toyko arcade room wallpapered with muti-colored butterflies
  • The British babe grinding up with four robots
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Kyary Kyary Pamyu, "PONPONPON"

Don't miss:

-The J-pop star riding on a unicycle
-The Lisa Frank merch
-The dancing woman with a raspberry for a head

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Neon Trees, "Sleeping With a Friend"

Don't miss:

  • Frontman Tyler Glenn's super-bright, offbeat suit patterns
  • The band members nonchalantly chilling as half-human, half-food creatures
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Red Velvet, "Happiness"

Don't miss:

  • The K-pop group singing in a kaleidoscope world 
  • An adorable, animated pink gummy bear dancing along with them
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Anamanaguchi, "MEOW"

Don't miss:

  • Every high school clique ever 
  • A dude exploding into a million Furbies

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