Video killed the radio star: the effects of music videos on adolescent health

Adolesc Med Clin. 2005 Jun;16(2):371-93, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.admecli.2005.02.001.


Since its inception half a century ago, rock and roll has been the music of youth and rebellion, of freedom, and of idealism. Popular music has been a reflection of, and inspiration for, youth movements, fads, and lifestyles that can include health risk behaviors, such as sex, drugs, and interpersonal violence. This article summarizes the health-related content of music videos, and discusses associations between music videos and adolescent health risks.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Behavior*
  • Body Image
  • Erotica
  • Humans
  • Internal-External Control
  • Music*
  • Psychology, Adolescent*
  • Radio
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Television*
  • Video Recording*
  • Violence