True Thursdays: Drake Makes Another OK Music Video

I’m not sure how much of a failure my title is today…BUT, it doesn’t matter – it’s still time to get it!

Drake

For those of you living under a rock, Drake’s video for “The Motto”  dropped yesterday. Honestly, as much as I love this song, I’m not sure that I like the video.

I’m wondering if it’s Drake’s bad winter apparel and Nike gloves that are causing me to be iffy about this one. I mean, let’s me honest. What boy wears a leopard print Northface? Not to mention, Wayne is “stuntin” in neon green moon boots… If I was a robber, I’d definitely bypass this crowd. Anyways, making OK music videos seems to be a common trend with Drake. Whenever I love one of his songs, I usually don’t like the video for it. Examples are as follows:

“Headlines”

“Best I Ever Had,”

“Find Your Love”

“Any Drake Video”

All I can do now is hope that the video for “Take Care” is a good one because I LOVE that song!

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Wild Wednesdays: Get It Girl!

I am well aware that today is Wednesday, and not Tuesday. However, I want this post to concentrate on the awesome music videos that girls have been releasing lately.

Kelly Rowland

“Lay It On Me”

After just a week, Kelly has over 7 million views on YouTube. I think everyone can agree that she is having the year of her solo career life. With two hit singles under her belt, Ms. Kelly is definitely becoming an R&B queen in her own right.

 

Britney Spears

“Criminal”

This is probably the best Britney has looked in years. From her hair to her clothes to her makeup, this is the Brit Brit that we all know and love. Not to mention, she’s finally looking her age. Young! 🙂

 

Beyonce

“Love On Top”

Considering all those fake pregnancy rumors, I wonder when Beyonce filmed this video….I’m not really a fan of this song, but the music video takes me back to the days of New Edition.

p.s. I know not everything is a competition, but for kicks, let’s see if B’s video can top Kelly’s 7 million views in one week.

Music Tuesdays: 3 Girls and a Guy

Good morning!

To be completely honest, I’m not that chipper this morning. I had my first morning run since forever today, and now I’m in PAIN. lol Do you know what pains me more than the burn from a workout? Not having an ipod!

With all of the good music that’s being released nowadays, it saddens me that I can’t listen to it while I jog. Nonetheless, that won’t keep me from bringing you guys the latest tunes.

Let’s get it. 😉

Ciara


I don’t know why, but every time Ciara releases a new track and music video, she gets compared to somebody else. Now, I know that everyone sees a little Aaliyah, Janet Jackson in the the girl, but come on. Ciara is her own artist, and should be treated as such. Regardless of who she reminds you of, she definitely brings her own sound and can dance her butt off.

Anyways, “Speechless” is Ciara’s latest single. The video debuted on Vevo last week, and it looks like it might be another winner for the R&B singer. If you haven’t seen it, check it out now.

Personally, I think “Speechless” sounds like a track from the early 90s.  I didn’t like it that much at first, but now I listen to it like every day. What do you think? Is Ciara on her way to a comeback? Because we all know that last album with the terrible cover was a flop…

Moving On.

Shontelle

One girl that I am absolutely loving right now is Shontelle. Shontelle is known for such hits as “T-Shirt” and “Impossible.” Not to mention, she is from the same island as Rihanna. However, I think that it’s pretty obvious which Barbadian has more talent.

Here is Shontelle’s latest video for the single “Perfect Nightmare.”

Okay, sometimes Shontelle looks like Rihanna..

.When can Rihanna just move over?! lol

Anyways…

Shakira

Shakira has finally released her video for “Loca.” I already was a fan of “Loca,” and now I am one of the video as well. In it, Shakira looks like her old self. Messy hair and all. Even though “She Wolf” was my song, Shakira’s latest album didn’t do too well (at least in the states). So, cheers to Shakira for coming back swinging.

This video makes me want to rollerblade. Screw running! lol

Jesse McCartney

Originally, I wasn’t going to post Jesse McCartney’s new song “Shake,” and just make today’s post a girl’s post. Then, I decided that I liked his song too much. lol There isn’t a music video just yet, but this video that someone put together with the lyrics to the song is genius. I’m sure we’ll begin hearing Jesse’s song all over the radio pretty soon.

I like this Jesse. 🙂

And, with that, today’s Music Tuesday is over. Sadness I know. lol Look out for next week’s post!

Thank You Lady Gaga

Looking back over the past school year (and I know it’s not finished just yet), I realize that I have been really entertained by the music industry lately. At first, I could not pinpoint the exact reasons for why music artists were bringing me a particular and unexplainable joy, BUT now, I know why! Ladies and gentlemen, the age of the music video has returned and I think it is for the better.

Personally, I have been getting tired of the cheap video girl images that came packaged and ready for shipping with every new rapper. There are only so many times when artists can recycle suicide doors, exploding champagne bottles, and metal mouths for their music videos. That is precisely why 2009 and 2010 have been incredibly strong music video years. It looks to me like the music industry is beginning to realize just how important a music video can be in promoting a new song. For example, Usher’s brand new video for his latest single “OMG” is awesome. Originally, I was not a fan of “OMG,” but now after seeing a few classic Usher dance moves combined with clean choreo against a crisp white wall and dancing shadows, I love the song!

Don’t get it twisted, Usher’s video, though cool, has nothing on the reigning queens’. That’s right. Lady Gaga and Beyonce undoubtedly killed the music video game this year, bringing a much needed sense of creativity to other artists. Without her quirky/sometimes questionably unique style and groundbreaking concepts for music videos, Lady Gaga would not be the superstar that she is today. Not to mention, Lady Gaga is making everyone realize that they need to step their game up!  As for Beyonce, she’s been in the business working her butt off for years, and it is her approach to the music video that helps to continue her dominance over the rest. I mean, let’s be real….we all thought “Single Ladies” was a hot ass mess until we saw the music video….

Anyways, I could go on forever about how happy I am to be watching the quality of thought all over MTV, VH1, and Youtube nowadays….So, instead of boring you with my rambling, I am just going to give you examples of the music videos I think rock. These artists definitely deserve to have people watch their efforts.  😉

Side note: I would like to thank Chris Brown for continuing to provide great music videos despite his career dry spell. The sand-spinning in the video for “Crawl” is just magical! Gets me every time. LOL Also, thank you Adam Lambert for coming correct, and at least trying to hang with the best of the music video kings and queens. You’re underground sewer/Dracula’s lair theatrics made me love you even more. Keep up the good work! Also, where is the Alicia Keys and Beyonce video for Put It In A Love Song? Am I missing something here or wasn’t the production for that video being hyped over two months ago? I’m just saying….

Enjoy the videos! 🙂

And because there is no video for Put It In A Love Song, here’s a picture from the music video shoot for you to stare at? lol

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