Hidden among these stellar music videos are subtle and small references that get our hearts leaping out of our chests. Whether they note throwback eras or pay homage to their favorite things in pop culture, the little details definitely make all of the difference. Here are 13 Easter eggs you definitely didn’t notice the first time you watched your favorite bands’ music videos.
Green Day — “21 Guns”
When gunshots shoot through the walls in the music video for “21 Guns,” you might notice some familiar words. Written on the walls are the lyrics to not just the song, but also “See The Light.”
Real Friends — “I Don’t Love You Anymore”
The music video for this Real Friends’ video includes a perfect treat for Potterheads. Around the 00:45 mark, one of the characters is wearing a Gryffindor T-shirt.
Lil Uzi Vert — “Ps And Qs”
It’s no secret that Lil Uzi loves Hayley Williams. In his music video for “Ps And Qs,” one of his extras can be seen in Williams’ jacket from “Still Into You.” S/O to Uzi for being Paramore’s No. 1 fan.
Fall Out Boy — “A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More ‘Touch Me’”
This one might be the most iconic Easter egg of them all. Fall Out Boy’s music video for “A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More ‘Touch Me’” features vampire cameos from Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie and Spencer Smith, Gym Class Heroes’ Travis McCoy and the Academy Is’ William Beckett.
Dance Gavin Dance — “Young Robot”
Talk about a throwback. Dance Gavin Dance squeezed the album art from their self-titled in their music video for “Young Robot.” Look closely on the blackboard and you will definitely be able to point out the Death Star.
blink-182 — “Always”
At the end of the video for “Always,” blink-182 cleverly made sure that the apartment door number was “182.”
My Chemical Romance — “Na Na Na”
Danger Days era was known for pop culture references, but this one is enough to rip our hearts clean out. Around the 01:27 mark in “Na Na Na,” you can see a decaying Black Parade skeleton covered in sand. The Black Parade really is dead.