The general rule in showbiz is to never talk about your age. Forever young, always — except when artists age on purpose for videos.
The latest singer to go gray for giggles is Logic, who ages before our eyes into a sassy old man with mad ball skills in the 10-minute mini-movie for his Marshmello collab “Everyday.” Logic pulls off the Bad Grandpa vibe pretty well, complete with some fax-machine bashing, ridiculous dancing and geriatric skate-park grinding.
Of course, he’s not the first act to age up for a clip, so we pulled eight of our other favorite old-gold videos.
Pull up your Jazzy scooter and check out these classics:
Logic feat. Mashmello, “Everyday” (2018)
Macklemore feat. Dave B & Travis Thompson, “Corner Store” (2017)
The king of the high-concept video transforms into an elderly quickie mart owner, a creepy middle-age dude willing to buy underage teens beer, a veteran beat cop and a suburban mom in this tour de force of silly.
Foo Fighters, “Run” (2017)
The retirement community has never, ever, rocked this hard. Grab your oxygen, Grandma, it’s about to get super weird.
Max feat. Gnash, “Lights Down Low” (2016)
In this time-lapse video of a young man’s room, we see him cycle through a relationship from first to final kiss.
Five Seconds of Summer, “5SOS Retirees Go Rogue – Target Prank Part 2” (2014)
OK, not technically a music video, but the 5SOS boys definitely go method in this prank video where they sing show tunes, slip on old-lady glasses and breakdance in front of the CD section at a Target to promote their live album.
One Direction, “Best Song Ever” (2013)
With some writing help from the band’s Late Late Show pal James Corden, this movie parody features Niall Horan playing a pre-scandal slimy movie executive based on Harvey Weinstein and Louis Tomlinson doing his parody of Tom Cruise’s parody of a movie exec from Tropic Thunder while sporting bald wigs and gray beards.
Katy Perry, “The One That Got Away” (2011)
KP goes full method in this one, hiding behind perfectly executed aging makeup and a snowy white wig for a touching story about true love and regret.
Mac Miller, “Party on Fifth Ave.” (2011)
Mac wears the lamest old-man wig available as he and his arthritic crew busts some moves in this Beastie Boys-esque romp filled with cane fights and Jazzy jaunts.
Moby, “Natural Blues” (2010)
Famed photographer/director David LaChapelle was behind this wistful clip, where an aged Moby watches old clips of his younger self and gets saved by an angel played by Christina Ricci.