Yeah Flashback! Haddaway’s “What is Love?” Music Video Dissected
What is love? To this day, no man has addressed this eternal question as eloquently as Haddaway did in this 1993 music video. Let us examine:
0:03– Haddaway wastes NO time in getting deep as shit, and starts off by asking “What is love?” to a f*cking Statue Head.
0:04–The director had enough money for semi-decent lighting, or one extra semi-featured go-go dancer. He wanted to make a music video “that could be enjoyed by bats…”
0:07– Bat Queen, queen of bats. (Haddaway’s extremely fickle lover, as proven in this video.)
0:17–Bat Queen: “Come to meeee, my love…JUSTKIDDINGIHATEYOUDIE!”
0:18– Fact: Dancing like you are FREAKING THE F*CK OUT was a popular trend in the 90s.
0:22-0:26– Editor: “Let’s make humans feel really dizzy when they watch it. This shit is for bats.”
0:28–Do not try this at home.
0:32–Haddaway ditches his Willy Wonka suit for a something that says, “I am a bare-chested sex machine of the seas.” (We’ll find out why at 1:27)
0:59–Statue Head #2 FREAKS THE F*CK OUT!! (Or is just dancing. But definitely does not know what love is, and is tortured by this.)
1:19–This moment inspired the Twilight series, which in turn inspired a generation to strive for codependency.
1:27–Haddaway traded in the Wonka suit for the pirate’s vest b/c he got struck by f*cking lightning on set. The director kept this in the video because it meant free lighting for .03 seconds.
1:49– Haddaway: “I already told you Leopard Boobs, I don’t have any change!”
2:26–Bat Queen demonstrates air-humping (*air required.)
2:30–Bat Queen demonstrates how to seduce a man with a cape (*cape required.)
3:02–Haddaway demonstrates “The Sprinkler” (*sprinkler NOT required.)
3:32–Unnecessary belt close-up.
3:33–Unnecessary vagina close-up.
Conclusion: “What is love?” I still don’t know. But if Shakespeare were alive in the 90s, I’m pretty sure this shit would blow his f*cking mind, because it’s catchy as shit.