During their highly-documented trip to Tokyo, Japan in November 2013, R5 took the special opportunity to film a music video in the Land of the Rising Sun. This turned out to be the music video for the band's second single "(I Can't) Forget About You" — note that the "(I Can't)" part of the song's title was not included on the album's track-listing.
Bass guitarist Riker explained in the album's track-by-track commentary that the song was basically about "the concept of, you know, how you forget everything... Like I can't remember where I put my keys, I can't remember what I did last night but I can't forget about you."
The hilarious video shows Ellington Ratliff, Riker Lynch, Ross Lynch, Rocky Lynch and Rydel Lynch waking up on what I like to call 'the morning after' in Tokyo with no recollection of the previous night. The fivesome each find themselves in the weirdest situations — Rocky finds himself wrapped in an oriental rug, Riker finds himself in a karaoke bar flanked by five gorgeous ladies, Ross finds himself on the shoulder of a stranger on a park bench, Rydel finds herself in a crate with vegetables and Ellington finds himself in the back of a taxicab.
I'm not sure if this was intentional but "in the back of a taxicab" is the first line of another one of the band's songs "I Want U Bad" so Ellington's part could have been a reference to "I Want U Bad"!
The Lynches' little brother Ryland, who was left at home alone while the entire family plus Ellington was away in Tokyo, was certainly not forgotten during the making of the video. Three posters of the 16 year old were plastered on a wall, which was shown while Ellington was hunting Ross down.
The action-packed video follows Ross trying to escape from a group of fangirls, Rocky chasing after a snatch-thief and Ellington trying to catch up with a Ross lookalike. Comedic scenes in the video are aplenty, like in a scene where Riker finds a group of middle-aged businessmen singing and dancing along to R5's second single "Pass Me By" at the karaoke bar. The song concludes with a party where the band performs for the crowd and the next day, it all starts all over again... Well, you know what they say: what happens in Tokyo stays in Tokyo!
Watch the video for "(I Can't) Forget About You" below — it'll be the most entertaining 246 seconds of your life!
Photo credits: Brendon Thorne / Getty Images, Hollywood Records