Santana featuring Steven Tyler - Just Feel Better (2005)
It's sad when a gimmick wears thin. Santana's big formulaic comeback has jumped the shark. It's not fun anymore, it's a plodding listen that requires effort and rewards little - like the season of "Growing Pains" where they added Leonardo Dicaprio as the homeless adopted kid and every episode suddenly became a Very Special "Growing Pains." Santana has blown through the lighthearted antics of Rob Thomas, Lauryn Hill and Michelle Branch (twice!) and come to a screeching halt with this faux-emotional Steven Tyler ballad.
"Just Feel Better" takes all the old cliches of the Santana comeback video - where Carlos mainly stands in the corner and plays guitar while the storyline centers around actors 35 years younger than him - and crosses it with the cliches of the Aerosmith comeback video. Where Tyler hangs out in high school hallways and jams his tongue down the windpipe of a model who's 35 years younger than him.*
Storyline - younger model's old-lech schoolteacher pats her on the ass after a student-teacher conference and stirs up some long-buried anger issues. She promptly decks the teacher as we flash back to the model as a young girl, hiding behind the staircase while her abusive father runs out on her mom.
Let's see, the model also falls in love with one of her classmates, who's her own age and who wonders why they have to make out to the soundtrack of two musicians whose combined age is 113. And he dies a minute and a half later in a car accident. Like I said, it's a Very Special Santana Video, and Santana is sporting a Very Special Moustache And Stocking Cap throughout.
* = Their makeout scene is downright hot, Tyler and the decades-younger model - they have on the same shade of Revlon Foundation and everything, and Tyler's Peach Passion lip gloss blends just perfectly with the younger model's Wild Watermelon.