Blink-182's "Up All Night" Looks Kinda Familiar...


Alright, I love Blink-182, and I'm super stoked they've embarked on a huge comeback... but I got a severe case of deja vu while watching their music video for "Up All Night". I'm not saying the Blink boys are stealing here, but there are some definite indirect references goin' on. Observe.


1. Come on baby, light my fire


Sum 41 - "Underclass Hero"



This is around the time when the song cuts out to play Nelly's "Hot In Herre", because if you didn't notice, there's a gigantic fire in the background. Throughout the "Underclass Hero" music video Sum 41 jam in front of a big fat bonfire showing just how rebellious they are. The Blink boys also show their bad boy side when they do the same thing during a suburban street rock sesh. 


2. Big Comfy Couch


Sum 41 - "Fat Lip"



I don't know what it is with pop-punk bands always having couches outside. Maybe it's because couches are always associated with being lazy / watching TV, etc... So when they're put on someone's front lawn it's like "Check this out, you can't call me lazy, I'm outside!" Touche, pop punkers, touche. 


3. SK8 OR DIE


Simple Plan - "I'm Just A Kid"



Skateboarding is a must-have in all pop-punk vids since it's the ultimate anti-social turned cool-guy sport. Trust me, if you're a bit of a geek, just grab a skateboard and it'll up your cool factor at least five points. Just don't bail Lil Wayne style. 


4. Suburban Life


Box Car Racer - "There Is"



Why are pop-punkers always terrorizing the suburbs? Box Car Racer plays an impromptu show in front of some poor girl's house and they don't stop even when her parents yell at them! Meanwhile, the kids in "Up All Night" have transformed their once quiet streets into a parent-free zone, complete with entire living room sets laid out on front lawns. 


Need I say more? Again, I'm not hatin on Blink. "Up All Night" just reminded me of how much I love the classic pop-punk music vid. Rock on y'all!


-al