Looking back at old music videos can be a fun window into your youth and the past in general. New classic tunes that you can recall word for word from back when you woke up early and watched MTV while waiting for the school bus to arrive. It can be fun killing a few hours on YouTube revisiting a time when a music video could make or break a song.

Then it happens. You know the feeling. You’re having a good time watching and then something… well, cringey happens. A white musician cosplaying as a Native American. A scene with an artist stalking an underage girl. Good ol’ American sexism. Some things sour with age.

Not to ruin the good times, but sometimes the good times weren’t as good as you recall them being. Here is a list of some music videos from the past that probably would’ve gotten artists canceled in the present.

We Promise This is Not a Rick Roll

Get the One Cracked Fact daily newsletter! It's full of interesting stuff and is 0% Rick Astley.

Tags

Forgot Password?