Music Video of the Day: Addams Groove by MC Hammer (1991, directed by Rupert Wainwright)

As far as videos about Christina Ricci chopping off MC Hammer’s head are concerned, this is probably the best.

Addams Groove was the theme song for 1991’s The Addams Family.  The video opens with MC Hammer losing his head but it turns out that not even decapitation can silence Hammer.  Hammer eventually ends up fighting with Raul Julia over Anjelica Huston, proving that anything was possible in the 90s.  It’s easy to laugh at a video like this today but, back in 1991, videos like this were a big deal and it was a rare for any film to be released with an accompanying music video.  This song was MC Hammer’s last top ten hit in the United States.  It also received a Razzie nomination for Worst Song of the Year.

Though the film was the directorial debut of Barry Sonnenfeld, this video was directed by Rupert Wainwright, who was responsible for directing most of MC Hammer’s videos.  He also did the video for N.W.A’s Straight Outta Compton.  Wainwright would eventually go on to direct Stigmata and the remake of The Fog.


3 responses to “Music Video of the Day: Addams Groove by MC Hammer (1991, directed by Rupert Wainwright)

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