Down Under - Men at Work
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Performance, but also narrative to an extent through signifiers, being more subtle than purely telling the story. Maybe also some aspects of concept? Bright colours and clothing mixed with the binary opposition of sexual theme and adult suggestive images, youth 15-34 target audience? Reminds me in some respects of Moulin Rouge similar theme and style of clothing, portrayal of characters and setting.
God Save the Queen - The Sex Pistols
Performance video, but with flashback footage which adds aspects of narrative to it, almost a sense of irony, showing Institutions and British icons like the Monarchy, Parliament, British Police Force, etc in a binary opposition to the Punk revolution. Shakey camera work, social realism within the video? More harsh and offensive, trying to make a point.
Born in the U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen
US Flag is the first thing we can denote, the symbol and icon of the United States, irony here in the sense of the song being in fact anti-American to an extent and yet the Star-Spangled Banner is seen as the heroic powerful flag and liberty and freedom, and yet the song is about the US inflicting form of tyranny and oppression in the Vietnam war. Use of flashbacks and also setting up exposition, images of US industry, army, Vietman war against performance of Springsteen in concert.
Alejandro - Lady Gaga
Performance and concept, not enough clear anchorage to signify narrative. Metaphorical symbolism, dark setting, pale skin, metallic costumes. Military style of clothing and background harsh objects like spikes, blades, etc. WWII European uniform clothing. Nazi? Soviet? symbolising persecution of the gay community within the Catholic church.
Narrative/Concept. Black/White linking to social issues? racism? oppression? connoting skin colour? rivalry.
Could make it about love and loss.
Wherever you will go - The Calling
Nice fast paced music, concept/narrative could work nicely with flashbacks to performance.