Sunday, September 16, 2012

Where have all the good songs gone? (Middle)

Lately I have been really into watching music videos and it's not like I've never watched them but I have been really fascinated with them. I love music, the lyrics to a song, the beat of a song, really every aspect of music I love.

But what I really like is when an artist can take a song and create an amazing video that represents what the song is about.

I will hear a song for the first time and then go home and research to see if the artist has made a music video for it yet. Once I find that video I immediately sit down and analyze that video. I look for the aspects or parts where the artist did a good job and I also look for the negatives.

For the most part I am not disappointed but lately I have been really kind of dumb founded as to why artists have been slacking.

One of my favorite music videos of all time is "No Rain" performed by Blind Melon. I loved the song the first time I heard it and then a couple years later when I watched to video I fell in love with it. I don't necessarily think that the lyrics were captured but if a music video can make me smile and laugh and feel sad and can make me feel different emotions in a just a few minutes than I think that they did a great job.

I am also in love with the video "Wake Me up When September Ends" by Green Day. What really drew me into this particular song was the video. I was not particularly a fan of the song until I saw the video and that was when I really listened to the song and had a new found appreciation for it.

The video made me smile and cry at the same time. I am not sure why but I think that I could put myself in that situation and I realized that I would felt the same as she did in that moment in her life.

Lady Gaga, in my opinion, does a great job with all of her music videos.  She takes a role and puts her own unique spin on it and just creates this character that sticks in your mind.  People may talk bad about her and how weird she is but they can’t say that they don’t respect her for being different and out there.  There has not been an artist in the past (that I can think of) that even comes close to her and her style. 

I am more disappointed in the videos that the boy bands are making now.  As well as the rappers that are out there.  All of their videos consist of women dancing provocatively and showing that they are there for one reason.  I, for one, find that disrespectful towards women and I think that we are worth more than that.

Justin Beiber has been a pet peeve of mine since his first single came out.  I mean he is very young and is singing about love and all that jazz which is nice and all but does he really understand what he’s singing about?  His videos are all the same as well.  Him chasing after a girl who likes him but she’s too shy to do anything about it and blah blah blah.  They are all predictable. 

So what I am saying is that it’s really hard to be impressed anymore with music videos and not just that but songs as well.  I wish we would go back to the good old days where CCR was respected and still listened to by young youth. 

What are your thoughts on this? (That is if you do think about this…) Has there been a song or even a music video that changed your outlook on something? 


Andrew Leon said...

I don't really watch a lot of music videos, never did, but you should go watch the video for "Take On Me" by A-ha.

PT Dilloway, Superhero Author said...

Someone shows music videos? I don't even know where to find them anymore since MTV forgot the M stood for "Music" and VH1 forgot that stood for "Video Hits 1"

Briane P said...

"Take On Me" was a good one.

I like this video, for "The Bleeding Heart Show," but it's not the official video:

Briane P said...

Never mind, that wasn't the one I thought it was. I should have watched it before posting.

THIS is the one: