“Shut Up And Dance” is one of my favorite guilty pop pleasures of the moment. Whenever I hear the extremely catchy track by Walk The Moon, I can’t help but smile and feel the urge to hit the dance floor. Clearly, I’m not alone. Some enterprising YouTube user crafted a wonderful montage featuring the infectious tune.
Clips of memorable dances from 13 Going On 30, Footlose, The Sound of Music, Mamma Mia, Slumdog Millionaire, Save The Last Dance and Beetlejuice are among the countless scenes carefully pieced together for one truly feel-good clip. Check out the masterpiece below.
You’d think the woman who wrote Miley Cyrus’ “Party In The USA” could’ve crafted something more fun. Maybe it was the studio’s idea for a ballad, but still. Jessie J could’ve penned an epic one. Sure “Flashlight” soars but it’s a bit unmemorable. Given that Pitch Perfect 2 is all about the music, I expected more.
At least the accompanying video is a bit more fun. The 27-year-old heads to the Barden Bella’s alma mater for the clip. Sporting a severe cut and shortalls, Jessie roams around Barden University while students go about their merry way. As you’d expect, it ends with Jessie J surrounded by flashlights. Footage from the highly-anticipated sequel is also shown. Check out the music video below.
Color me shocked! A Sia music video without Maddie Ziegler. I never thought this day would come. The Aussie singer swaps out the dance phenom for the stunning Heidi Klum to star in her latest clip. The 41-year-old stunner, like her predecessor, also dons a platinum blonde wig.
“Sia is one of those incredible artists who puts so much passion into her work, and I am thrilled to be part of a music video. I remember being blown away the first time I heard her voice on ‘Breathe Me.’ And I love many songs she has written for other artists.” – Heidi Klum
The German supermodel heats things up with Game of Thrones‘ Pedro Pascal in the Francesco Carrozzini-directed clip. Literally and figuratively. She douses a house with gasoline while getting hot and steamy with Pascal in the bedroom.
Check out Sia’s “Fire Meet Gasoline” music video below. Fun fact. Klum only met Sia after filming the clip weeks later.
When I first heard “Instant Crush,” I was just ho-hum about it. After watching the newly-released music video, I’m feeling the Daft Punk cover a bit more. Natalie Imbruglia puts her acting chops on display to play a Stepford-ish wife who’s a little bonkers. I love a crazy woman. Ergo my Real Housewives fascination ;)
“Instant Crush” is the lead cut off the 40-year-old Aussie’s forthcoming album titled Male. Imbruglia cover songs originally written and performed by male artists including Death Cab For Cutie, The Cure, Damian Rice, Zac Brown Band and Tom Petty to name a few. It’ll be released on July 28.
Check out the Joe Stephenson-directed visual below. The concept is relatively simple, but it’s an entertaining watch.
It’s a Florence vs. Florence battle royale. My money is on Florence ;)
Florence + The Machine unveiled their new clip just before taking the stage for their Coachella set. “Ship To Wreck” is the latest taste off their forthcoming studio album, How Big How Blue How Beautiful. The powerful upbeat track is my favorite so far from this era of theirs. It’s everything I love about the English band.
I’m excited that Welch and company are taking a Beyonce-like approach to promote the LP. They plan on releasing a clip for every track. I wish every musical act did this. Sometimes a strong video can do wonders for a song’s appeal. Watch their latest visual below.
The Killers frontman’s second stab at a solo album is shaping up quite nicely. On the heels of the surprisingly catchy, “Can’t Deny My Love,” Brandon Flowers releases another solid track off his forthcoming sophomore studio album titled The Desired Effect.
Visually speaking, “Still Want You” pales in comparison to the stunning clip for its predecessor starring Evan Rachel Wood, but it’s nice effort. When not serving laid-back cool hanging out at some warehouse, the 33-year-old singer navigates through a woman’s hands while singing the song’s lyrics. Warren Fu directed the slick black-and-white clip. Check it out below.
Nothing will probably ever top her viral “Hideaway” music video but her latest is a valiant effort. Kiesza just dropped an artsy visual for “Sound of A Woman,” the title track off her major label debut. It’s simple, yet powerful. A fitting clip for the equally powerful track.
The trio of Blayre Ellestad, Jesse Hill and Ljuba Castot directed the mostly black and white clip. The Canadian songstress executes dramatic poses while visual effects are shown on her silhouette. In other scenes, she’s shown running or serving major face. Check out the eye-catching video below.
From Rebel Heart tracks leaking months in advance of the album’s official release date to Madge using Instagram, Snapchat and Grindr to premiere new content, social media has definitely defined Madonna’s latest era. This time around, the innovator that she is, the 56-year-old icon picked video broadcast app Meerkat to debut her latest music video.
A post apocalyptic world is the backstage for “Ghosttown.” While exploring the devastated city, Madonna bumps into Empire’s Terrence Howard who’s been hunting her down. It appears they’re about to battle but instead they dance seductively with each other. The clip ends with them walking hand in hand with a boy in between them.
It’s a bit random but the video is beautifully shot. Madonna looks pretty fantastic in it. Check out the clip below and weigh in afterward.