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Nerdiest Music Videos Ever!

Updated on February 1, 2015
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Jeannie has been writing online for over eight years. She covers a wide variety of topics—anything from hamsters to office work.

...In My Opinion

You might not want to admit it, but you know deep down inside, you are secretly a nerd! Perhaps you are not even secretive about it. Maybe you are a nerd and you are proud! Well, good for you, fellow nerd. The best part about being a nerd (or a dork or a geek, if you prefer) is there is some music out there that might specifically appeal to you. Oh yes! Do I dare go there? Oh yes, I do! I want to discuss the nerdiest music ever!

You know what I am talking about. It can be a song that you pretend you don't like whenever it comes on the radio and your friends are in the car. But the second you are alone and that song comes on, you are going to jam to it. Maybe it is a song from an artist that is otherwise cool, but has a dorky song moment here and there. You know you are dancing around in your pajamas when no one is looking while you listen to some nerdy tunes.

Later today, when no one else is around, make sure to revisit my list of nerdiest music videos. Don't worry, I won't tell anyone!

"Buddy Holly" by Weezer

Let's start this list off right with a nerdtacular band called Weezer. Weezer was never really the "cool kids" of music, and nothing proved this more than a little ditty called, "Buddy Holly." Not only is it a rather dorky little song about looking like Buddy Holly, the video makes the band look like they are featured in an episode of Happy Days. Wholesome family entertainment = nerd rock. I don't make the rules, folks, that is just the way it is.

"You Belong With Me" by Taylor Swift

Even Taylor Swift is not safe from this nerdy list of songs! "You Belong With Me" is all about the unpopular girl wishing her male friend would ask her out. Instead, the total loser guy wants to be with the cheer captain that wears short skirts and high heels. Poor Taylor is just sitting on the bleachers, wearing sneakers, and a t-shirt. Don't worry, Taylor! Everyone else loves you.

"Stay" by Lisa Loeb

We all love Lisa Loeb and her cat eye glasses (or at least I hope so or there is no hope for me), but let's face it, she was the queen of geeky music in her day. "Stay" is Lisa's big hit from the '90s. Not only is the song adorable and simplistic, so is the video. Let's all take a moment to appreciate someone that would probably openly admit to being a little nerdy.

"Goody Two Shoes" by Adam Ant

"You don't drink, don't smoke..." Uh-oh! That is not a lyric you hear in a rock song very often. "Goody Two Shoes" by Adam Ant is all about... well... a goody two shoes. Nothing makes a better nerdy song than a song about a do-gooder like that. Where is the fun in being a goody two shoes? That can't be terribly "rock n roll," can it? It really doesn't matter much. It makes for a fun and awesome song. After all, Adam Ant sure looks like he is having fun.

"She Bangs" by William Hung

I am not going to lie, this one is a little painful to sit through. However, you can't have a nerdiest music videos list without including everyone's favorite American Idol reject, William Hung. "She Bangs" is the very song William Hung attempted to sing at the American Idol auditions. Someone out there thought it would be a great idea to give William a record deal. Yes, I included the official music video for "She Bangs" in this list. Yeah, you can thank me later.

"Invisible" by Clay Aiken

Alright, let's be honest, Clay Aiken is not the coolest guy on the planet. This song about being invisible and stalking his love interest really did not help him either. I can't decide if "Invisible" is a super nerdy song or the ultimate stalker song. Either way, Clay would like to be invisible so he can just "watch you in your room." Creepy!

"Sunshine Day" by the Brady Bunch

Oh, I am so sorry. I just had to include the Brady Bunch. You have to admit, "Sunshine Day" is a totally dorky little song from the Brady Bunch. You can't discuss nerdy music without including this song. Not only is it overly optimistic, it is the Brady Bunch! Need I say more?

"Triple Trouble" by the Beastie Boys

I know I am going to have people come down on me for this one, but yes, I feel the Beastie Boys deserve a spot with on this nerdy music list. I actually had a tough time decided between "Intergalactic" and "Triple Trouble." I couldn't decide, what is dorkier? A music video with space travel or a music video with Bigfoot? I decided to go with Bigfoot because he is just so awesome in "Triple Trouble." Brace yourself for crazy lyrics and I will brace myself for the insults that everyone will post in the comments section. However, I stand by my decision to include the Beastie Boys on this list.

"Close to You" by the Carpenters

After much debate, I decided to include the Carpenters on this list. Don't get me wrong, I love the Carpenters. But how many people out there actually admit to that? Not many, that is for sure. The Carpenters is one of those groups people think are too "uncool" to admit to liking. For that reason alone, "Close to You" by The Carpenters is on this nerdiest music videos list. Now, make sure no one is looking and sing along with "Close to You" - I did.

"White and Nerdy" by Weird Al Yankovic

Last but never least is the man that inspired this entire hub: "Weird Al" Yankovic. For the ultimate in nerdy songs, I present, "White and Nerdy." This video embraces everything that is nerdy. Not only is the an incredible song, you get to check out some of Donny Osmond's sweet dance moves in the background. Awesome!

Even if you think "Weird Al" is all about being hilarious, and never about being serious, I have to say he is a serious performer. "Weird Al" has been creating music for about 30 years now, he still tours, and he is still amazing. If you've never had the chance to see him in concert, you really must because he is an incredible performer. Sure, you might not admit to anyone the next day that you went to the concert, but you will never forget it.

Videos used in this hub are re-posted from YouTube.

All written material in this hub is by Jeannieinabottle.

Copyright ©2012 Jeannieinabottle


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  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    8 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thank you for your suggestions. You are right... those are some nerdy videos. I had no idea about billybuc... ummm.... thanks for sharing. :-)

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    George Greene Jr. 

    8 years ago from California PA

    I have a couple you totally forgot..

    "Love Shack" -the B52's - If that isn't about as nerdy as you can get then certainly you have to agree with the one and original video that kicked off the whole video craze... "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles(MTV's first video).

    Oh and Don't tell anyone, but billybuc has a crush on Marsha!

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    8 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    You are right... those are two truly nerdy music videos. Thanks!

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    Nina L James 

    8 years ago from chicago, Illinois

    This hub is quite interesting and funny!!!! I have two nerdy videos for you....Thomas Dolby's "She Blinded Me With Science", and Devo's "Whip It Good". Voted up.

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    9 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks so much for the comment and the invite. I will definelty check out your Facebook group. It sounds like fun!

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    9 years ago

    .....delightfully irreverent hub presentation and could only be put together so well by someone who loves music (although some of the choices here are dubious for any so called music lover -lol) I will proudly share this at my new FB group called LET'S JUST TALK MUSIC OR CINEMA - with a direct link back here and I am extending an invitation for you to join - it would be awesome to have you there - we are in our 2nd week and having a lot of fun so far with 93 members (many of whom are from the HUB) name is Colin Stewart with the same profile photo at FB and if you go to my homepage you will see this group title in order to click for the link - hope to see you there and sending warm wishes from lake erie time 5:29pm ontario canada

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    9 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    randomcreative - Yes, Weezer used to be the nerdiest of them all. I do love that Buddy Holly song, too. I remember that video was a major deal at the time. Thanks for the comment!

    Cloverleaf - Who doesn't want to sing Goody Two Shoes all day long? It is just really awesome. Thanks for the votes and have a great day!

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    9 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

    It's true - I can be a bit of a nerd I admit it! I'm going to be singing "Goody Two Shoes" all day long now. I do remember MM being a huge Adam Ant fan, too. Ah, the memories....

    Great stuff, Jeannie! I'm voting up and awesome!

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    Rose Clearfield 

    9 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Great idea for a post. I'm so glad to see that Weezer made your list. The ultimate nerd band!

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    9 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks for visiting, Movie Master! Don't worry - we can be nerds together! Thanks for dropping by and the vote up!

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    Movie Master 

    9 years ago from United Kingdom

    Oh my goodness, I think I am a nerd - I like these nerdy songs - doh!

    I was such an Adam Ant fan!!

    Great, entertaining hub and voted up!

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    9 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thank you, Deb and alocsin, for checking out my hub. Yeah, I do remember Adam Ant was pretty cool in the day. I am surprised no one has fought me on the Beastie Boys being on the list yet. ;-)

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    Aurelio Locsin 

    9 years ago from Orange County, CA

    A fun selection, although Adam Ant's video was cool back in the day. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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    Deborah Neyens 

    9 years ago from Iowa

    Great list!

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    9 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    cclitgirl - Yes, William Hung! He was just so terrible on American Idol. My favorite performers on American Idol are always the worst singers. Thanks for the votes.

    Alecia - Yes, Donny Osmond has some sweet moves in that video. I just love that song and that video.

    HubTub - No problem at all. I think it is my secret obsessive love for Danny Bonaduce that prevents me from putting The Patridge Family on a nerdy list. Thanks for the votes!

    Thanks everyone for visiting!

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    9 years ago

    Thank you for not including anything from The Partridge Family. Very entertaining hub. Voted up!

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    Alecia Murphy 

    9 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

    Nerdtastic Jeannie! I love White and Nerdy if only for the Donnie Osmond dance section!

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    Cynthia Calhoun 

    9 years ago from Western NC

    I love these picks! But then again, I'm probably the nerdinator. :D Every time I hear that song "She Bangs" I think of that guy on American Idol a few years back who couldn't really speak English, yet he tried to do that song was his name "Wu"? I can't remember. Great, entertaining hub. Voted up and across.

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    9 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thank you for the votes. I am glad you enjoyed the hub and I am happy you admitted you liked the songs even if they are nerdy. ;-)

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    9 years ago

    I like some of those songs but I have to agree with are kind of nerdy. Interested hub voted funny! Really enjoyed reading it!

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    9 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    The nerdiest songs are always the best songs to sing at the top of your lungs! I have to admit, I keep rocking out to Clay Aiken when no one is looking. I've also been singing along with the Carpenters. So don't feel too bad! ;-) Thanks for the comment!

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    9 years ago from North Carolina

    Uh oh.. there are quite a few of these nerdy songs on my Ipod right now! Is it bad that I sing to these tunes at the top of my lungs? I am a nerd!!! Thanks for the heads up. But many of these songs are just too cute. :_)

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    9 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks for taking this nerdy journey with me. I think a lot of guys were very fond of Marcia. Poor Jan! She just never got enough attention. Hehehe. Thanks for stopping by!

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    Bill Holland 

    9 years ago from Olympia, WA

    Well this was quite entertaining. Loved the Brady Bunch video; I had a crush on Marcia but don't tell anyone. Thanks for the laughs and great job!


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