As promised, here is the “Marry the Night” music video by Lady Gaga. This video, directed by Lady Gaga, is based on what Lady Gaga calls “one of the most horrible days of my life when I got dropped from my first record label and it’s the story of what happened that day“. The video premiered on YouTube yesterday and already has almost five million views.
Welcome to what I hope will become a regular staple on Pop Culture Redefined, Music Videos You Should See. The first video is from the legendary band Duran Duran. The song is “Girl Panic” from their latest album, All You Need Is Now. Directed by Jonas Åkerlund, “Girl Panic” is a nine and a half-minute film that serves as a faux documentary with supermodels as members of Duran Duran and the band as reporters, hotel bellmen and photographers.
The next video is from the band Foster the People. As I had reported once before, Foster the People is the band to watch. Their newest video, “Call It What You Want”, is the third single off their debut album Torches. Directed by Ace Norton, the concept behind the video is rich kids finding ways to relieve boredom.
Another video that is worth viewing is “Shake It Out” by Florence + the Machine. Led by British born Florence Welsh, this band is amazing.
Last week, the hit show Glee celebrated a milestone, 300 musical performances. The 300th performance was the Troubletones, with former New Directions members Mercedes (Amber Riley), Santana (Naya Rivera), and Brittany (Heather Morris), performing a mashup of Adele’s hits “Rumor Has It” and “Someone Like You”.
Finally, a big shout out goes out to my fellow Southern West Virginian, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. The America’s Got Talent winner came out with his debut album yesterday and Landau is making the rounds to morning talk shows. If you are a fan of the classic singers like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, I suggest you pick up Landau’s album, That’s Life, in stores now.
One final thing, as my readers are aware, I promised that next time I posted a music video post, I would post Lady Gaga’s new video, “Marry the Night”. While the video itself has not been released , a prelude to “Marry the Night” is on YouTube.
So many great music videos have premiered here recently that i decided to do a post with all of them.
First up, we have “Paradise” by Coldplay. The second single from Coldplay’s new album, Mylo Xyloto, “Paradise” music video features Chris Martin in an elephant costume making a voyage to reach his band mates, who are also in elephant costumes. The video is directed by Mat Whitecross. The video was filmed in London and South Africa.
Since I did not cover it when it first premiered, I thought would talk about the video for “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall” from Coldplay, the first single from Mylo Xyloto which is out in a few short days. This video was also directed by Mat Whitecross.
Even though the video to Jennifer Lopez’s “Papi” has been out for a month, I thought this video was worth mentioning because it is Jennifer Lopez at her best and this is one of my favorite songs off of her Love?. The video was directed by Paul Hunter and choreographed by the So You Think You Can Dance choreography duo known as Nappytabs.
Finally we have Beyonce’s “Love on Top”, which I have loved since the album first came out and I even said that it had an eighties feel to it. The style used for the video for “Love on Top” was similar to the style of music videos that the 80s band, New Edition made. The video features Beyonce singing and dancing with a group of male backup dancers.
Coming soon, I will post the video to one of this blog’s favorite artists, Lady Gaga. She just wrapped filming the video for “Marry the Night”, the fifth single from Born This Way. As soon as the video premieres, I will have it on here.
As anticipated, Lady Gaga’s second album, Born This Way, was released today and Gaga’s sophomore effort was worth the wait. Two different versions of Born This Way, the standard version and two-disc special edition. The album is great but take my advice: buy the special edition! The special edition has three extra songs on the first disc and five remixes on the second disc just for a couple of dollars more.