“AMNESIA” 5 Seconds Of Summer
The MTV Video Music Awards have become the Axl Rose of award shows, one big bloated mess. Beyond Beyonce’s epic closing performance of a medley of her latest CD, so many performances and award winners just left viewers stunned. Best Rock Video went to Lorde for Royals? Nicki Minaj’s staged wardrobe malfunction and a snake bite victim? Iggy’s “Black Widow”? Thank goodness for artists like Sam Smith (“Stay With Me”) who reminded young viewers what a truly talented singer can do with a beautifully written song. Another VMA surprise was the emotional performance by 5 Seconds Of Summer. The band claims to be a pop-punk band like Green Day but they’re more One Direction than anyone else. Yet, on their sensitive ballad for “Amnesia”, the young boy band shows some maturity and depth.
“BANG BANG” Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj
Can’t miss pop hit……combine two of the hottest pop princesses of the moment with the return of Jessie J. for one of the most high energy summer jams of the year. The video for “Bang Bang” is an energetic NYC street party complete with a pink muscle car and a rooftop helicopter landing. The song has been described a female anthem for 2014 and each pop artist gets a big moment to shine in the vibrant video. Did you realize Nicki Minaj is currently on the charts with four huge singles: “Pills N Potions”, “Anaconda”, “She Came To Give It To You (with Usher)”, and now “Bang Bang”?