For sure you have witnessed concerts by the pool with, DJ’s rocking their music, and people enjoying the water under the hot sun with a band playing music in the background. And what about dance parties by the pools? You have seen all those.
The swimming pool had been with us for as long as history notes it. Eric Herman, the senior editor in Aqua Magazine’s 2013 article, says, Man-made pools had been created for recreation, treatment, and ceremonies and it has been around as early as history records it. The very first artificial baths would have been built in a Pakistani urban settlement 5,000 years ago. After World War II, modern underground pools have gained recognition in the United States.
Industries appeared around the swimming pool. Professional pool building contractors who can make glass pool fencing better than anyone else, funding options making it affordable to more families, and crazy inflatable products. As time went on, the backyard pool changed from a lap pool to a kidney bean and grew to be more colorful.
Pools – Not Just For Swimming
Swimming pools, although created for recreational swimming are not just for swimming. Remember Blink and “Built This Pool.” There were two lines in the song that says “I want to see some naked duuuuuuuudes / thats why I built this pooooooool.” See? It’s not really just for swimming. It’s also for guys like Blink to see naked dudes (haha). But really, swimming pools have gone from just for swimming to great backgrounds for music and music videos.
Music videos, on the other hand, really began around the ’70s and ’80s, and has looked at pools as great places to shoot as it was more common in U.S. culture. Perhaps the pool party was the same. It will take time before more music videos are broadcasted. Prior to music videos around pool parties even started, pool-adjacent video clips were made. “Who Wants to Be Lonely” by Kiss was among the earlier videos to essentially have a swimsuit cover capture meant for a music video. The video includes models by the pool and even in the showers. The majority of music bands don’t go close to the pool, but Paul Stanley broke the trend.
Justin Bieber’s Music Video By The Pool – Beauty and a Beat ft. Nicki Minaj
So next time you see a music video by the pool, you’ll remember Paul Stanley who sort of started the fad. And it made another music video shoot successful. Music, pool, and parties go together well and perhaps that’s the reason for the success of many music videos by the pool.