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9 Football-Themed Music Videos to Kick Off the NFL Season

From Big Sean to Taylor Swift, these football-themed music videos will get you ready for the big game

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Big Sean feat. E-40, “I Don’t Fuck With You”

Big Sean has been guided by Kanye West for most of his career, so it’s fitting to have Yeezy play coach to his quarterback in the smash-mouth video for his raucous takedown single. Imagining E-40’s rapid-fire color commentary only makes this clip more exuberant.

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Taylor Swift, "You Belong With Me"

The "You Belong with Me" video still gives me chills (ugh! that beautiful ending!), and it's one of the only videos where you love and hate Taylor Swift at the same time, since she plays two polar opposite characters. The whole point of the clip is about this high school football player she's in love with. She's in the marching band and his girlfriend is a cheerleader. However, the dude makes the right choice in the end.

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Hootie and the Blowfish, "Only Wanna Be With You"

There are few things more belonging to the 1990s than the shot of Dan Marino throwing Darius Rucker a football in a Hootie & The Blowfish video, Rucker dropping the pass, and Marino putting his hands to his forehead and sadly shaking his locks. Check that: nothing is more 90s than that shot.

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Grimes, 'Oblivion'

Grimes did her "Oblivion" video guerilla-style, jumping to the bleachers at arenas without any care about fans getting in the way. She lip-syncs on a football field and in front of a monster truck rally, and the whole thing is comment on masculinity and the fragile power that comes with it.

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Joey Bada$$, 'Devastated'

Joey Bada$$ filmed his "Devastated" video on a football field, turning the uplifting song into a party-certified visual. Can you imagine being an extra in this video? It looks like a blast.

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Gwen Stefani, “Hollaback Girl”

Shout-out to Gwen for absolutely nailing the “Hollaback Girl” video, which was far from a foregone conclusion when the song was released. You need attitude, fly dancing, a crazy-good marching band and cheerleader outfits with embroidered bananas. All of those boxes were checked, and this shit, indeed, was B-A-N-A-N-A-S.

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EXO, “Love Me Right”

Perhaps the most cinematically stylish football music video ever, the “Love Me Right” clip looks like a Friday Night Lights episode directed by David Fincher. Somehow, the contemplative vibe, slow-mo pigskin stunts and bubblegum pop track all work when blended together.

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Robin Thicke feat. 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar, “Give It 2 U”

There are a ton of really impressive, shoulder-pads-toting dancers in the “Give It 2 U” video, but watching 2 Chainz awkwardly bust a move during the chorus here remains hypnotic, years after the fact. The “Blurred Lines” follow-up wasn’t a hit, but its video had the words “ASS FLOAT” bolded onscreen for multiple seconds, so who’s really complaining?

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Ying Yang Twins feat. Trick Daddy, "What's Happnin'!"

Lots of Hail Mary throws and jacked-up hits in here, although for the definitive Trick Daddy sports video, please head to the basketball beauty of "Take It To Da House."

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