Just short and sweet, I find it a fine line between artistic integrity, videos that were on repeat at friends’ (Donovan‘s) house, and things that just made me happy despite popular concensus when considering what makes my list. But covering and considering all those bases, here we go. Agree or disagree, here were some great visuals to great songs this year that made it 2012 for me, and maybe you, but mostly me.
Love it or hate it, over a billion hits on YouTube can’t be wrong. We may never want to hear it again, but it will definitely, always remind me of 2012. Two words: Invisible. Horse.
Yesterday, I came across a parody of Nicky Minaj‘s hit single, “Super Bass” and I just had to share it with you. The Christian parody, titled “Super Grace,” was originally written and performed for “Skit Night 2011,” a homecoming event for the Christian Greek organizations at the University of Florida. They ended up winning first place for the parody. Here’s how they describe the video:
“Thanks for watching ‘Super Grace,’ a humorous, somewhat exaggerated commentary about the single Christian girl’s struggle to appreciate the wonderful Christian men in her life while still guarding her heart and waiting patiently upon the Lord inspired by Nikki Minaj’s “Super Bass.” The writing and rapping (done by Raychel) is actually pretty well done so I thought it was worth sharing.
Now here’s something interesting I saw in the YouTube comments of this video. A gay guy commented on the video saying, “Girl in front right is super cute.lol… I’m not going to hate on this, even though you guys all probably hate me for being homosexual, I thought this video was pretty good:).” The reason I found this interesting is because I more or less had probably made the assumption subconsciously that they’d be anti-gay as well because they’re Christian (and I grew up Catholic myself). Instead, the uploader responded to the contrary.