Welcome to another edition of Music Videos You Should See. In this article, it is all about electronic music. Let’s go ahead and dive in.
First up, we Avicii “Levels”. This song was sampled in Flo Rida’s “Good Feeling”. The concept for the video is a dancing virus that first infects a typical office worker and he passes it along to some orderlies and a nurse. Very zombie style.
The next video is from LMFAO, the band that brought us “Party Rock Anthem”. This time around their anthem is “Sexy and I Know It”. This video has numerous celebs making cameos: Ron Jeremy, Simon Rex, and Wilmer Valderrama (Fez on That 70s Show). This song has been used on Glee and several commericals including the M & M’s Super Bowl commercial.
Finally we have the electronic music performance from the Grammys this year. Packed into seven minutes is David Guetta, Skrillex, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Foo Fighters and deadmau5.
Before I go into my thoughts about last night’s Grammys, I wanted to make a major criticism to CBS and the Grammy Association itself. Those of us who are music and pop culture bloggers on the west coast had to wait three hours behind the east coast to see the telecast of the Grammys. It made it very difficult to tweet or blog about who was performing or who won what when the east coast knew three hours before we did. It’s not like it couldn’t be shown at the same time as the east coast. I have seen it done with other award shows. Now that I got that complaint off my chest on to the show itself:
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Welcome to another edition of “Music Videos You Should See”. In this article, all but one of the videos has Nicki Minaj in them. The videos featured here are from a pop icon, a dj/ producer, Nicki Minaj herself, and a British band.
The first video is from the Queen of Pop herself, Madonna with Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. “Give Me All Your Luvin'” is the first single off of Madonna’s twelfth studio album, MDNA. The video, directed by Megaforce, is a football and cheerleader theme inspired by her upcoming performance at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show set to air on Sunday.
The next video is “Turn Me On” by David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj directed by Sanji. The video is set in a steampunk world and has a Frankenstein and his monster feel to it.
Nicki Minaj is front and center in the next video. “Stupid Hoe” is the first single from Minaj’s forthcoming second studio album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. The video, directed by Hype Williams, is a menagerie of eclectic imagery. While it broke the record of number of views in 24 hours on Vevo, 4.8 million views, more people disliked the video than liked it. Christopher R. Weingarten of Spin Magazine described Nicki Minaj as “Grace Jones getting lost in one of Katy Perry’s wonkafied adventures“.
The final video, from British band Coldplay, is “Charlie Brown” once again directed by Mat Whitecross. The video centers around a concert or festival. While this is the third video/ single from Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto album, this is one of favorite songs.