We just returned from Julian’s end of year violin recital. Next week is the last week of school! Things are looking up my friends. Time to relax more and have fun. I hope.
Last week my brother in law Noah visited us and as I was typing up the listicle I asked him what we should write about this week. When he asked for top ten music videos I was like: do they still make those? I thought MTV doesn’t play music anymore ( I remember seeing an episode of 30 Rock when Liz Lemon decided to take over MTV and demand they start playing music again and bring back VJs). Anyway I grew up obsessively watching MTV Europe and I will even admit that I used to tape my favorites on a VHS to watch over and over again. Did you?
Anyways this list was surprisingly easy for me to write. Except for the part when I realized one of the videos on my list is 30 years old. How is that possible? I mean I am only 23 or something…
10 PLANS FOR SUMMER
Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!
10 OF MY FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEOS EVER
1. Sinéad O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2U
I think this video changed summer of 1991 for us all. Also I shaved my head like that later on.
2. Jamiroquai – Virtual Insanity
Simple idea made for a great video!
3. Madonna – Like a prayer
I remember how we waited for it’s release and how controversial it was even before it’s premiere on MTV.
4. George Michael – Freedom
The video that took music videos to a whole new level without featuring the actual artist. Also I cut my hair like Linda Evangelista immediately.
5. Natalie Imbruglia – Torn
This was our summer anthem. Also after my hair finally grew long I got inspired by her and chopped it off again.
6. Chris Isaak – Wicked Game
This was made for us teenagers to adore and daydream over.
7. Outcast – Hey Ya!
Cause it’s my favorite song ever and the video is all kinds of fun too.
8. The Stone Roses – I wanna be adored
I called the MTV hotline in London repeatedly to vote for this video to make it to top 5 at 6 and racked up a huge international charge on my grandparents phone bill. It did make it on the chart that night!
9. Kate Bush – Cloudbusting
My favorite video when I was I kid. I loved the story of it.
10. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
The song, the story, the photography. My absolute favorite music video ever.