Category: Music Video


Maroon 5 - One More Night

Two new videos for you today: In ‘One More Night’ Adam Levine takes to the ring and gets his ‘Fightclub’ on. (Is it it just me, or does Adam Levine like getting beat up in his videos? Misery, Payphone, now this…). Anyways, I really liked ‘One More Night’, a lot more than I did ‘Payphone’. That being said, the video is…okay.

We also have Taylor Swift and B.o.B. – nothing special, the song’s better than the video. Taylor Swift looks pretty in it though. What do you guys think? Leave a comment below!

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It’s here! Kelly Clarkson’s new music video for her latest single ‘Dark Side’ to be released June 5, 2012. I am crazy about this song (and the album and Kelly Clarkson for that matter) – her vocals are slamming, it’s catchy, and it’s a mid-tempo ballad. Done deal for me. There’s no story line in this video, just clips of Kelly singing interspersed with clips of people going through difficult times. And at the end of the video, she hugs all these people (I want a hug from Kelly Clarkson!). It’s a fitting video, one that isn’t over the top or dramatic. Also – how good does Kelly look?

So, without further ado, here it is. What do you guys think? Leave a comment!

Cheryl!!! I was so excited to see this video….and it kind of lived up to my expectations. She looks AMAZING and I love that it was filmed at the same place as Grease. The mirror scenes are awesome and she has a great energy when she dances. But I really wish she had a different choreographer – this song has so much more potential than just doing the shuffle in twenty different directions. I do still love the song though and I hope it helps get her more attention around the world! She seriously just oozes star quality and I’m excited to see her perform the song.

Check out the video¬†here, seems the official one isn’t available for US viewers…

The new Sam Sparro single, “I Wish I Never Met You,” is AWESOME. And yes, those caps are necessary. I absolutely loved his 2008 album (featuring “Black and Gold,” one of the best pop songs ever) and am so excited for his new material. “I Wish I Never Met You” is a dance ballad with a melancholic tone. Sam has a really cool tone to his voice and fits this song perfectly. The chorus is extremely catchy and the slow build-up of the instrumental leads to the best part of the song – the middle 8. The video makes the song even better – Sam plays a mobster of some sort and participates in Michael Jackson-esque choreography. “I Wish I Never Met You” is released in the UK on June 4. I hope it gets the attention it deserves! What do you think?

I’ve never really been a huge SISTAR fan, but I am loving their new single, “Alone.” I like that the girls don’t have the extremely cutesy voices that many K-Pop girl groups have, and this song is sultry without crossing the line into slutty territory. The video was filmed in Vegas and features the girls lounging around a club and doing a sexy routine. The backing track has a good beat and a cool feel, and the chorus is catchy as hell. One of my top K-Pop songs of the year for sure!

As shown by our Artist Spotlight feature on Alphabeat, we love them here on Pop Rhythm Blog! The Danish band has just released their brand new video for “Vacation” and it is simple and fun. The video takes place in an airport and the band jams (I’m assuming that they arrived early to the airport and are waiting to board the plane) along to their song with some air hostesses. It’s not their best video yet, but it shows how fun the band are and it is entertaining. I love the last few seconds when they take a photo with their logo. I’m so excited for the new album! What do you think of the video?

Here’s a lesson in asking people what they listen to: having grown tired of my recent “Winter 2012” playlist filled with old summer releases and boring album fillers, I was ready for anything (including ballad-fied covers of rock songs, yes that bad). A friend sent me a link of a song by Johnny Flynn, and its a track that I’ve had on repeat for two days now. A track off their 2010 album “Been Listening”, the waltzy folk tune “The Water” features Laura Marling over a simple guitar. While the lyrics could easily have become overindulgent in river imagery, the simple melody takes the song in a different direction – it adds a complexity to the conflicting thoughts voiced, while creating movement with limited range. It is a great tune, -one that does not ride off the success of Damien Rice or Mumford & Sons – and I think I’ll soon be listening to the entire album.

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And on a completely different note, I had to share this:

Tell me you don’t think that’s freaky. It’s like a Japanese Nicki Minaj…except freakier.

To celebrate the last show on the Black Star Tour and the end of the Goodbye Lullaby Era, Avril Lavigne has released a music video for her song “Goodbye”. How fitting. Who’s excited? Can’t say I was, though it is a great track on the album. After Avril’s artistic and pretty, albeit slightly melodramatic “Wish You Were Here” video, I was expecting the same for this farewell ballad.

Seems like I was right. The album is quite artistic, with Avril looking quite great in Retro Glam make-up and hair. But beyond that, the video looks almost home-made (going for a more intimate feel), with mixed black and white segments of Avril in a hotel room. Not much happens, except the end when she starts crying. She’s quite dramatic when it comes to crying, as many astutely noted in her “Wish You Were Here” lonely-fest video.

But ultimately, the video is meant to bring closure to another era of Avril, who has changed considerably over the past few years. While some cite Goodbye Lullaby as being underrated, others missed the upbeat, let’s get drunk, “Girlfriend” Avril. Seen in this light, perhaps the simple “Goodbye” video is indeed a fitting end to this chapter.