Music Videos You Should See 1/15/2012

Welcome to another edition of “Music Videos You Should See”.  In this article, we have the newest single from Adele, a song that gained popularity from the hit TV show Glee, the first single from the Scissor Sisters upcoming album and a newish song from popular eighties/nineties pop group Roxette.

First up, we have “Set Fire to the Rain” by Adele which is another guaranteed hit for the British singer.  The video is from the concert that Adele did at the Royal Albert Hall in London on September 22, 2011.  The entire concert is available on DVD/ Blu-Ray/ CD.  If you have not listened to Adele, you should.  Adele’s songs are packed with emotional force that fans have connected with on a grand scale.

Thanks to Glee’s  Sectionals episode, “Hold on to Sixteen”, the band fun. gained popularity for their song “We Are Young”, which is the first single off their second album, Some Nights, to be released on February 21.  After the episode aired on December 6, 2011, the Glee cast version of the song shot to number one that night.  If you like this video you can get in on iTunes for free until Tuesday.  Here’s the Glee version of “We Are Young”.

On January 2, 2011, the Scissor Sisters premiered the video for “Shady Love”.  “Shady Love” is the first single for the band’s upcoming forth album.  For this single, Scissor Sisters enlisted Azealia Banks (Krystal Pepsy) to assist in the vocals with Scissors’ Jake Shears.  The video shows a group of elementary school children performing an elaborate play set to the song while an eccentric elderly lady plays the piano and the audience watches unaffectedly.

Finally, the Swedish pop duo of Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle known as Roxette were popular in the late eighties thanks in part to their single, “It Must Have Been Love”, featured on the soundtrack to Pretty Woman.  For a few years, Marie and Per enjoyed success in the U.S. with their music but around 1994 in the U.S., interest in Roxette declined due to the introduction of new sub-genres of music.  Despite this setback, Marie and Per continued making music and retained popularity in many European countries.  In Feburary 2011, Roxette released their eighth studio album, Charm School, with the song “She’s Got Nothing On (But the Radio)”.  The title of the song refers to a quote from Marilyn Monroe when asked about a calendar with nude photos of her: “It’s not true I had nothing on. I had the radio on.”


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