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Pussy Galore!: Top 10 Cat-Themed Music Videos of All Time (Featuring Best Coast's Newest)

Now that music videos have disappeared from television, the internet is the only place for catching bands' visual interpretations. The best way to get your video seen on the internet? Put a cat in it. With the cuteness overload inundating the internet, many bands have realized the importance of upping the kitty quotient in their music videos. It's an actual SEO business model: More cats = more hits. That seems to be the advice given to Best Coast, who recently debuted their new cat-swarmed video for "Crazy for You." Best Coast isn't the first band to fire up the meme machine to grab maximum feline traction. Here are the top 10 cat-themed music videos of all time for your viewing pleasure:

10. Best Coast - Crazy for You

Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino makes no qualms about her borderline-maniacal obsession love and professional respect for cats. Her own cat Snacks seems to be her muse, and for this video (debuted by I Can Has Cheezburger megamedia conglomerate) Best Coast imagines a world where cats are calling the shots.

9. Presidents of the United States of America - Kitty

Back in the days of dialup, The Presidents of the United States of America made memes before memes were memes. The Nineties one- (OK, maybe three-) hit wonders were known for the songs "Lump" and "Peaches," but the song "Kitty" was the sleeper jam on their top selling album. The video was a little more stripped-down than their other efforts that earned constant rotation on music video channels, but "Kitty" follows the antics of a meowser from the cat's eye view.

8. Primus - Tommy the Cat

In Primus' campy-but-awesome video for "Tommy the Cat" we meet a down and out cat man as he makes a stop to the milk bar. Voiced by Tom Waits, Tommy extols the virtues of life in the alleyways.

7. Rocket from the Crypt - On A Rope

Rocket from the Crypt was known for their harde edged, punk-infused sound in the 1990's. Yet, in their video for "On a Rope," the band falls into a world of candy trees, petting zoos, and kitty cuddle piles. It's so sweet, it scary.

6. Danzig - Wicked Pussy Cat

We here at West Coast Sound have covered Danzig's love for cats at length. He has been caught buying kitty litter and on a rare track, he he even covered David Bowie's Cat People In this video for "Wicked Pussy Cat," Danzig seems to have shifted his cat love to kitty lust. As feline fembots lap milk in catwoman outfits, we get a slightly disturbing view of Danzig's life at home.

5. Holy Fuck - Red Lights

Holy Fuck takes the cat meme to the next level, as they imagine what would happen if their dance jams were created by cats. There's a calico on bass, a tabby on drums, and all the kitties look a little cool while rocking out. Of course, there's that classic dog-chases-cat-in-high-speed-car-chase plot tacked on, but we're not complaining.

4. Devo - Cat Listening party

While most bands enlist cats for their music videos, Devo wins the prize for "Most Uninspired Use of Kitty Power." Instead of animating them, or putting a keyboard at their paws, Devo just put some cats on some oversized energy domes and let them do what cats do best: lay around. Pretty boring for the guys who pretty much invented the music video.

3. Hecuba - La Musica

As L.A.'s slightly experimental trippsters, Hecuba have a reputation of exploring the outer crescent of normalcy. In their video for "La Musica" they take us to a weird world where cats sensuously dance to the Hecuba's lurching beats.

2. Bjork - Triumph of the Heart

This Spike Jonze-directed video of Bjork's beat-box driven dance anthem, takes us inside an Ingmar Berman-style film that delves into a relationship on the rocks. That relationship, of course, is Bjork and her good-for-nothing cat husband. He just lays around all day while she looks for friendship in a small Icelandic town. But when she returns from a romp in town, he reignites their passion with his fly dance moves.

And the Number One Cat-Themed Music Video of All Time is...

1. Paula Abdul - Opposites Attract

The most famous cat in the music industry is none other than MC Skat Kat, who owns the screen in Paula Abdul's "Opposites Attract" video. With his flat top, flava patch, and incendiary dance moves, MC Skat Kat is due for a resurgence in 2011. Someone get Abdul out of (career) rehab, or "extended vacation," or whatever. We need a reunion ASAP.

Did we miss any? Let us know of any other kitty vids out there: