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Be inspired by the videos that accompany your favourite tunes!

We’ve all done it — sat and watched music videos wishing we were that person strutting around on the beach. Unfortunately you won’t suddenly become Beyonce, but the next best thing… you can experience the amazing locations (and create your own music videos if that’s what you really want).

Nicki Minaj, Starships – Kualoa Ranch in Windward Oahu, Hawaii

 

The sheer paradise of Hawaii has been the setting for many films and is the perfect location for a music video. Nicki Minaj definitely embraces her surroundings. Turquoise waters, sand beaches and impressive mountains create a magical natural beauty. Frolic in the sea Minaj-style or explore the island on horseback, boat ride or jungle tour.

 

30 Seconds To Mars, From Yesterday — Hengdian in the city of Dongyang, Zhejiang Province, China

 

You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into another world by paying Hengdian a visit. This isn’t just any town. It may be small, but it is also home to Asia’s largest Movie and Television Base — Hengdian World Studios. This is exactly where 30 Seconds to Mars opted to film their impressive video. Replicating an ancient Chinese city, you’ll get to experience China’s history in eight different parks with their own theme, and may even have a chance to watch filming take place.

 

MIA, Bad Girls – Ouarzazate, Morocco

 

This video features an expanse of desert, a backdrop of mountains and a sprinkling of culture. Ouarzazate, dotted with traditional Moroccan houses, is the setting. This small town is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site — Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. This architectural marvel is an impressive feast for the eyes. Along with other kasbahs, in the midst of this stark landscape you will find the palm trees and lush foliage of Oasis Fint. Not just the chosen location for MIA; two movie studios illustrate how the Ouarzazate dunes are a popular destination for many film makers.

 

Ne-Yo, So Sick — Snowy mountains, Southern NSW, Australia

 

Not really what you’d immediately associate with Australia but the stunning snowy mountainous setting for Ne-Yo’s emotional track is located in Southern New South Wales. Unsurprisingly, skiing has become popular in this region. Containing Mount Kosciuszko, the highest in the country, in the largest National Park in New South Wales this huge area offers more than just snow-covered peaks. In the warmer seasons, enjoy fishing or boating; grab a bike or horse ride; explore caves or rock climb. And after all that adventure, relax in a cosy lodge.

 

Beyonce, Run the world – Mojave Desert, USA

 

Many Spice Girls fans will remember that iconic video for Say You’ll Be There. Posh Spice wearing a leather jumpsuit in the desert— practical! And the 90s girl group aren’t the only ones to use the stunning Mojave as the setting for their music video. Beyonce runs the desert with her impressive dance moves. A visit to Mojave and any of its three national parks will give you the chance to not only experience the vast expanse of desert but also view a variety of flora and fauna.

 











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