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Is that who I think it is…?! Our favourite music video cameos

In need of some light-hearted fun? Er, hell yeah! Here, check out Harry Styles and Phoebe Waller-Bridge dancing around in sparkly suits (plus five more brilliant music video cameos).

Look, we get it. The news is bleak at the minute. So here’s a suggestion: stop doomscrolling. Yes — you! Resist! We all need something fun for a change. How about… Harry Styles dancing around in a sparkly suit jacket? Throw in a soupçon of queen-of-our-hearts Phoebe Waller-Bridge? Now we’re talking.

If you haven’t seen it, Haz Staz’s latest music video for his current track “Treat People With Kindness” sees the Vogue coverstar dancing his troubles away in a glitzy whirl of black-and-white jazz hands and Wayne Sleep feet. Just as you’re thinking it can’t get any better, Fleabag superstar Phoebe Waller-Bridge enters, martini in hand, and is soon swept up onto the stage to dance alongside. But hang on a minute — did anyone even know that Harry Styles and Phoebe Waller-Bridge knew each other?! How did it happen? Where did they meet? Who knows! But part of the charm of this celebrity cameo is that it seemingly came out of nowhere, and got us all hitting the repeat button on, er, repeat. Intrigued? You should be. Watch it above.

If you get bored of this one (ER, NEVER GONNA HAPPEN), we’ve put together a list of our favourite music videos that feature an unexpected celebrity. Roll the highlights!

Zooey Deschanel being mistaken for Katy Perry by aliens in “Not the End of the World”

(Yes, really.)

Tom Hanks in Carly Rae Jepson’s “I Really Like You”

That’s right: double Oscar-winning Tom Hanks.

Kris Jenner as the mum from Mean Girls in Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next”

The other celebrities are a fun bonus.

Ian Mckellen stealing George Ezra’s spotlight in “Listen to the Man”

Beyond charming.

The Queer Eye cast (and about a thousand others) in Taylor Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down”

This one’s a whole rainbow fever dream of big names.

Whew! What a list. And how do you feel now – better, right? That’s the Harry Styles effect. In fact, we’ve got a big secret to tell you. Lean in. No, closer than that. You ready? Here goes: ALWAYS RELY ON THE POWER OF POP MUSIC. It’ll get you through US insurrections and global pandemics alike. Well – pop music, and Temazepam.

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1 comment on “Is that who I think it is…?! Our favourite music video cameos”

  • Anne Heald January 13, 2021

    I hadn’t even heard of some of these videos so thank you for the Styles and Ezra which made me stop, watch and listen. Delightful.

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