International Music Videos Inspired By India

By on February 11, 2017

Iggy Azalea Bounce India inspired International Music Videos

We’ve all seen many international films inspired by Indian culture and places. In the recent past, many music artists have also turned to India to get inspiration for music videos. Here are 7 international music videos inspired by India.


1| Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend

Hymn For The Weekend was the second single from British rock band Coldplay’s seventh album. The group is known for making creative and out of the box kind of music videos and for this particular song they chose India. The video was filmed in October 2015 in various cities of India like Mumbai, Kolkata and Varanasi Worli Village. The song was directed by Ben Mor, with uncredited vocals and appearance by Beyonce. The song also features Indian actress Sonam Kapoor in a blink and miss cameo.


2| Major Lazer – Lean On

Major Lazer’s Lean On was shot in Vasai, Maharashtra and as of today the video has been viewed over 1.37 billion times making it the fourteenth most viewed video on Youtube. About shooting the video in India the group’s member Diplo said: “When we toured in India, it was mind-blowing to see our fan-base and we wanted to incorporate the attitude and positive vibes into our video and just do something that embodies the essence of Major Lazer. We have always been a culture mashup and to us, India feels like some kind of special creature with one foot in history and one firmly in the future.” <Quote>


3| Mumford and Sons – The Cave

The music video of The Cave by British rock band Mumford and Sons was shot in the streets of Goa. All four band members are seen driving in scooters through the streets. Since its release the song has been featured in numerous films and shows and also received four nominations in 2011 at the 54th Grammy Awards.


4| Iggy Azalea – Bounce

Bounce is the second single from Iggy Azalea’s debut album which released in 2013. The song mostly received positive reviews for its upbeat and catchy tune. The music disco was shot in Mumbai and was inspired by Bollywood disco style. In the video, Azalea is seen donning Indian attire with Bollywood dance moves.


5| Skindred – Kill The Power

Kill The Power was the first single from Welsh rock band’s fifth album titles ‘Kill The Power’. The video was shot in parts of central Mumbai. The band members are seen walking around Mumbai streets, beaches and temples.


6| 5Sta Family – Tuk Tuk

5Star Family is a popular Russian R&B music group. One of their 90’s songs Tuk Tuk is based around Indian theme. The lyrics of this song won’t make any sense to you unless you understand Russian, however there’s no doubt that its music is very catchy. The music features the main singers dressed in Indian attire throughout the video while dancing Bollywood style.


7| Basement Jaxx – Romeo

Electronic music duo Basement Jaxx was formed in 1994 and consists of English musicians Simon Ratcliffe and Felix Buxton. Their second album Rooty’s first single Romeo was a major success. The 2001 song is still considered one of the best dance floor anthems to date. The colorful music video starring Bollywood actress Divya Dutta’s dance moves certainly played an important role in the success of the music video. The video matches the quirky music in a very weird way. The video is shot at various popular places in India and also shows temples, forts and other Indian landmarks.


8| Calvin Harris – Let’s Go (Fan Video)

This is a ‘bonus video’ for all India lovers. This is actually a funny fan made video by Matthew Crozzoli. The video was shot during his visit to India. In the video, you’ll see him dancing hilariously to Calvin Harris’ Let’s Go. You’ll a few tourist landmarks such as Agra’s Taj Mahal, Jaipur forts etc in the video.




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