December 29th, 2013
2013: TOP 5 MUSIC VIDEOS OF THE YEAR
“SAFE AND SOUND” CAPITAL CITIES
A nominee for a 2014 Grammy for Video Of The Year. Unadulterated happiness, positive energy, an infectious beat, it’s literally impossible to not tap your feet and smile during this video. EDM music can feel cold and computerized but “Safe and Sound” generates a major feel-good personal vibe.
“ROAR” KATY PERRY
The King Of Pop taught us that a music video can become an art form. The best example today of a music video becoming a big budget mini-motion picture that pushes the medium is “Roar” by Katy Perry. The jungle scenes, the wild animals, the modern-day female Tarzan, and the comedic elements are all there but the song’s inspirational message is the driving force. So many of us have a quiet inner voice that needs to explode like a tiger’s roar. Katy’s song is anthemic, unforgettable, and a nod to Gloria Gaynor’s disco smash, “I Will Survive”.
“SAY SOMETHING” A GREAT BIG WORLD with Christina Aguilera
No bigger jaw dropping moment than the collaboration between the former teen pop princess and a new up and coming pop duo. Just the scene alone with the elderly couple in the hospital bed is an image that so powerful yet so familiar. The song’s multi-dimensional message will affect anyone who has a heart.
“SHOT AT THE NIGHT” THE KILLERS
Set in their hometown of Las Vegas, The Killers capture the wild, unexpected twists and turns of a blossoming romance. Flirtacious glances, moments of indecision progressing to throwing caution to the wind reckless abandon, romance, silly moments shared together, and a perfect goodnight kiss. The Killers share it all and sneak it some epic camera shots of the Vegas strip along the way.
“BOYS ‘ROUND HERE” BLAKE SHELTON
This song divided country music fans. What was Blake Shelton thinking? Redneck rap, low-riders, and that ridiculous chorus about chewing tobacco? As crazy as it sounds, the video is the most FUN moment on CMT this year. The addition of some all-star guests and Blake’s charm keeps us entertained throughout.