16 Kickass Joseph Kahn Music Videos That Led to Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’

This past weekend, Taylor Swift unveiled her much-hyped “Bad Blood” music video, where Taylor played a badass femme fatale alongside her best friends Selena Gomez, Lena Dunham, Ellie Goulding, Jessica Alba, Cindy Crawford and a bunch of female models who are famous on Instagram.
My only complaint about the video is that Taylor could have made more of the fact that she was able to wrangle all her girlfriends together to film a cameo in front of a green screen. How awesome would it have been to see Lena Dunham and Cindy Crawford act together in a skit? Watch it below, set to a new hot remix of the track featuring rap verses by Kendrick Lamar.

The ambitious “Bad Blood” music video was the work of director Joseph Kahn, who also worked with Taylor to direct her “Blank Space” video. But unlike the “Blank Space” video, the Sin City and Tron-inspired music video for “Bad Blood” felt more quintessentially Kahn in a lot of ways.

Joseph Kahn has been the visionary force behind some of the most iconic music videos of the last 25 years, bringing a Japanese-influenced, neo-futuristic cinematic look that’s unafraid of ridiculous action sequences and tons of CGI. Take a look back at his coolest music videos.

1. Aaliyah – “If Your Girl Only Knew” (1996)

2. Backstreet Boys – “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” (1997)

3. Brandy & Monica – “The Boy Is Mine” (1998)

4. Backstreet Boys – “Larger Than Life” (1999)

5. Christina Aguilera – “I Turn to You” (1999)

6. Janet Jackson – “Doesn’t Really Matter” (2000)

7. Destiny’s Child – “Say My Name” (2000)

8. Moby feat. Gwen Stefani – “Southside” (2000)

9. Britney Spears – “Stronger” (2000)

10. U2 – “Elevation” (2001)

11. Enrique Iglesias – “Hero” (2001)

12. Garbage – “Cherry Lips” (2001)

13. Britney Spears – “Toxic” (2004)

14. 50 Cent feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland – “Ayo Technology” (2007)

15. Lady Gaga – “LoveGame” (2009)

16. Kylie Minogue – “All the Lovers” (2010)

BONUS: Power/Rangers short film (2o14)

Joseph Kahn is also the director of the violent, gritty Power Rangers film that went viral earlier this year.

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