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About This QuizIf Lana Del Rey's your national anthem, let your summertime sadness fade away with a quiz that covers her various shades of cool. Prove you ride or die for the queen of moody pop and retro glamour.
Released in 2012 as a preview for "Born to Die — The Paradise Edition," Del Rey went all out for this music video that doubles as a short film. She's known for her Americana aesthetic, and this video goes hard on that vibe. You'll catch her waving an American flag throughout. 🇺🇸
"Off to the Races"
"Born to Die"
Lamenting a love lost, our lonely queen sings, "Oh, my heart, it breaks every step that I take, but I'm hoping at the gates, they'll tell me that you're mine." Del Rey came up with the video's concept and envisioned the Palace of Fontainebleau as heaven.
"This Is What Makes Us Girls"
"Young and Beautiful"
"Don't Call Me Angel"
Channeling the "Charlie's Angels" trio of spies, Del Rey, Grande and Cyrus make a dream team worthy of the latest iteration of the classic franchise. "Don't Call Me Angel" debuted on September 13, 2019. In the girl power bop, they sing, "Say my name with a little respect, all my girls successful, and you're just our guest."
A psychedelic rock vibe runs deep through this ballad from Del Rey's 2014 album, "Ultraviolence." The video opens to a black and white vision of beachy California before it turns into what Del Rey describes as an "HD color dream sequence."
"Lust for Life"
Distinctly more hopeful than Del Rey's previous albums, 2017's "Lust for Life" is still drenched in her signature retro aesthetic. It's lead single "Love" celebrates the beauty of being in love. She sings, "You get ready, you get all dressed up, to go nowhere in particular ... doesn't matter cause it's enough, to be young and in love."
"Shades of Cool"
"Mariners Apartment Complex"
In the music video to her cover of Sublime's "Doin' Time," Del Rey draws inspiration from the 1958 movie "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman." Pulling up palm trees and splashing around in the ocean, she wreaks a little havoc on a hot summer day.
In this sultry video, Del Rey lounges poolside, swims with an alligator and pines for her James Dean stand-in ex. "I will love you 'til the end of time, I would wait a million years, promise you'll remember that you're mine," she implores. It's moody, glamorous and as fresh to death as the song itself.
"Tomorrow Never Came"