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Top 10 Best Fall Out Boy Music Videos

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Script written by Sadie Perkins Eccentric, over the top, and sometimes downright disturbing, these videos are almost as entertaining as the music. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the top 10 Fall Out Boy Music Videos. For this list, we’ll be looking at the most original, entertaining, and creative music videos produced by the band. Special thanks to our user Moses Delira  for suggesting this idea, check out the voting page at http://WatchMojo.comsuggest/Top+10+Fall+Out+Boy+Music+Videos
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Top 10 Fall Out Boy Music Videos

 
Eccentric, over the top, and sometimes downright disturbing, these videos are almost as entertaining as the music. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the top 10 Fall Out Boy Music Videos. 
 
For this list, we’ll be looking at the most original, entertaining, and creative music videos produced by the band. We won’t be counting their cameos or features in other artist’s videos.




#10: "Thnks fr th Mmrs" (2007)

 
And you thought your boss drove you bananas. Terrible jokes aside, it’s the apes that run the show in this music video. With their chimpanzee director complaining that the band is “wack,” the entire performance is shot, critiqued, and edited by a film crew made up of monkeys. Featuring a surprise celebrity appearance by Kim Kardashian as Pete and the monkey director’s mutual love interest, the video tells the story of the backstage pressures faced by the band, as well as just being weirdly entertaining from start to finish.
 
 

#9: "America's Suitehearts" (2008)

 
Fast paced and intense, this video portrays the effect paparazzi can have on celebrities. With the band careening around a merry-go-round in garish costumes, everyday people are slowly drawn into a cartoon TV world and corrupted by continuous media saturation. The more time they spend in the spotlight, the more each character loses their sense of self, and one by one they stumble into a mysterious green slime that pulls them into the TV  world forever. A warning as much as an entertainment piece, this music video is an eccentric reminder of the dangers of fame.
 
 

#8: "Beat It" (2008)

 
Serving as a tribute to Michael Jackson’s classic, this video references many of the late King of Pop’s music videos. Opening with the band stepping out of trash bags and walking through a back alley filled with old video references, the rest of the video carries viewers through a virtual walkthrough of infamous MJ moments. Complete with Patrick ripping his shirt open and Pete Wentz licking his guitar, the video is a trip down memory lane. Rich in Fall Out Boy’s distinct brand of chaos, we’re a little disappointed when the whole party ended up being just a dream.
 
 
 

#7: "Centuries" (2014)

 
Everybody loves a good gladiator battle - except maybe the gladiators themselves. With the song designed as a battle cry and described as being sort of a “David vs. Goliath” story, the video itself stays true to the lyrics. Banding together after getting clobbered by the crowd favorite, the band members use a sling given to them by a mysterious angelic figure to defeat the bigger gladiator. Filled with Christian imagery, including a crucifixion, symbols of the cross, and the tale of David vs. Goliath, the video is a gladiatorial short film that packs a cinematic punch.
 

 

#6: “The Take Over, The Breaks Over” (2007)

 
Every dog has its day, and this one belonged to Pete Wentz’s pooch, Hemingway. Set in black and white, the loveable-looking bulldog fantasies play throughout the band’s performance. From breakdancing mailmen, seductive cats, all the way to the lead singer becoming a Stump-sized steak, the video reaches its climax with a horde of angry Fall Out Boy fans upset with the bands changes from punk rock to pop punk. Defending his master and persuading the crowd to give the boys a break, the video was an appeal to upset fans to accept the band as they were - because everybody changes.
 
 



#5: “The Phoenix” (2013)

 
In the second installment of the “Young Blood Chronicles”, things go from bad to worse for the boys. Functioning as the prequel to “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)”, “Phoenix” shows the band receiving a steel brief case containing materials important enough to put them in danger. Pete releases a falcon to warn the rest of the band, the warning comes too late as one by one each band member is captured by mysterious disguised figures. With the same cinematic quality we have come to expect from any of the band’s music videos, “The Phoenix” served as a set-up for the rest of the “Chronicles” - and it only got crazier from here.
 

 

#4: “Sugar, We're Goin Down” (2005)

 
Equal parts love story and lesson in accepting yourself, this video manages to touch our hearts in that obscure way only Fall Out Boy can. Following an outcast boy teased mercilessly for having antlers , the video alternates between the band performing in a fire-lit hunting lodge and the boy falling in love with a neighbourhood girl, while trying to avoid her disapproving father. The story is unconventional, but still manages to pack in humour, love, and a plot twist with a real kick at the end.





#3: "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" (2007)

 
All the highs and lows of show business crammed into one video. A tip of the hat to their past recording of “One and Only” with Timbaland, the band runs through headline after headline, from fights to trashing hotel rooms, before finally ending up at a funeral. Filled with characters from past videos, this music video let dedicated fans reunite with some favorite familiar faces, as well as provide some new and interesting footage of FOB performing. A kaleidoscope of former glories, this video pieces together the band’s history to create a fresh but familiar hit.
 




#2: "Dance, Dance" (2005)

 
Ah, high school homecoming… either the best night of the year, or a nightmare. In this video, the nerds take back the night through some synchronized gym-floor moves and a whole lotta charm. Patrick Stump plays a painfully shy nerd who manages to somehow look even more awkward with Katrina Bowden grinding on him, and each of the other band members do their best to navigate the night of dance-mania. Bringing us back to our high school days while still keeping our toes tapping, this video is as nostalgia inducing as it is energizing.
 



Before we reveal our top pick, here are a few honourable mentions.




"Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy" (2003)



"I Don’t Care" (2008) 


 
"Champion" (2017)



 

#1: "A Little Less 16 Candles, A Little More ‘Touch Me’" (2006)

 
With Pete Wentz moonlighting as a fanged vampire hunter, and the rest of the band aiding in his fight against the undead, this video has all the heavy cinematic beats that Fall Out Boy fans have come to expect. Drawing inspiration from films like “Blade” and “The Lost Boys”, this action-packed music video serves up both supernatural underground performances and bloody hand to hand combat, with a wicked final plot twist to top it all off. When it comes to entertainment value, the Boys know what they’re doing.
 
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