Posts tagged Rihanna
10. Kanye West – All of the Lights
Even though I love this video, the concept was pretty much taken from Gaspar Noé’s award-winning psycho-thriller, Enter the Void‘s opening credits. I guess to Hype Williams, copying is a form of flattery.
9. Lana Del Rey – Born to Die
8. Metronomy – The Bay
7. The Strokes – Taken for a Fool
There’s nothing to love when you see a constant clip of 5 different Julian Casablancas and Nick Valensi.
6. Rihanna Feat. Calvin Harris – We Found Love
Directed by Melina Matsoukas, who was also sued by David LaChapelle for her S&M video. I was really surprised that Rihanna went back to her for ‘We Found Love’. This video was well done in my opinion because I honestly haven’t seen this much emotion and action from Rihanna in a while. But the downside is.. I’m pretty much tired of seeing female musicians kissing some guy on top/inside/outside a car. Overdone.
5. Lady Gaga – Judas
Epic music video. Definitely my favourite one by Gaga. What’s more surprising is that her choreographer, Laurieann Gibson (Torontonian!), was also the director of this video. There was a lot of biblical/religious references, but this is nothing new to her fans. I was mostly drawn to the cast and the huge amount of work that went into the sets and wardrobe. Definitely her best one in my opinion.
4. Foster the People – Call it What You Want
This music video and song title matches each other perfectly. The reason why I probably like this video so much is because of the pan in and out shots.. and the randomness.
Directed by Ace Norton – who also worked with Death Cab for Cutie (Crooked Teeth), Steve Aoki & Armand Van Helden (BRRRAT) and Felix Cartel.
3. The Black Keys – Howlin’ for You
I couldn’t believe that the director for this music video (Chris Marrs Piliero) also directed Britney Spears’ – ‘I Wanna Go’ single. Concept and screenwriters are ESSENTIAL.
The Black Keys blew up so quickly throughout 2011, mainly because of their creative music videos. Such as Tighten Up and their most recent single off their new album, Lonely Boy. From what I know, I don’t see many music videos set as a false movie trailer with full narration of the story line. Which, in my opinion, seems to be pretty damn creative and it gets the attention easily.
2. Matt and Kim – Cameras
Directed by Jonathan Del Gatto, who also directed Block After Block for Matt and Kim.. when or even how OFTEN do you see two band members beat the shit out of each other on ‘camera’? Fun, hilarious and entertaining. Love this music video.
1. Make Some Noise – Beastie Boys
What a smart and GREAT way to get back to their fans with an ENDLESS list cameos in a 30 minute short film as their music video. I was just completely speechless when I first watched it. In a way, they took the Kanye West approach to make a film, but in this case, they made it into one big parody of themselves.
“Culture Shock will feature roughly over 50 artists mashed up into about an hour’s worth of Titus Jones mashups. Every single one of the tracks, with the exception of the first Culture Shock track I’ve already released – Hold Your Sexy Arms Against Me – will be brand new, never before heard.
It’s heavy on the Britney, heavy on the 80′s, and heavy on the hits. It’s also got a few good 90′s tracks in there as well, plus some good early 2000s tracks too! It’s VERY dance-able. I’ve stirred in a few country artists, some classic rock, some rap and hip-hop, some electro, and it’s chock full of shameless POP.” – Titus Jones
Today marks the release of Titus Jones’ first full mash-up album Culture Shock. With a total of 14 new mash-ups, I hope all the listeners here on Room-Noise will enjoy this brand new album. I have always been a huge supporter of Titus Jones and so far, this album sounds fantastic.
01. – Introduction
3OH!3 vs. Nicki Minaj vs. Christina Aguilera Feat. Redman vs. Tom Ashbrook (NPR) vs. Sue Teller (YouTube)
02. – Hold Your Sexy Arms Against Me
Britney Spears vs. Cutting Crew & Resource v. David Guetta Feat. Akon vs. P!nk vs. Taylor Swift
03. – College Is Crazy
Britney Spears vs. Beyonce Feat. Jay-Z vs. Asher Roth vs. Gnarls Barkley
04. – Touchin’ On A Firework Sucks
Cascada vs. Kelly Clarkson vs. Katy Perry vs. Bon Jovi vs. Backstreet Boys
05. – Cold Woman Uprising
Muse vs. Britney Spears vs. Carrie Underwood vs. Foreigner
06. – Teenage Kids
Katy Perry vs. MGMT vs. Timbaland Feat. Keri Hilson & D.O.E.
07. – PokeStar
Rihanna vs. P!nk vs. Lady GaGa vs. Shop Boyz vs. Pokemon
08. – Rock Your S&M Fantasy Down Low
The Scorpions vs. Rihanna vs. Dev vs. Usher Feat. will.i.am vs. Ludacris Feat. Shawnna
09. – Oops, I Shot Jolene’s Mom
Taio Cruz vs. Bon Jovi vs. Britney Spears vs. Dolly Parton vs. Fountains of Wayne
10. – We Love Hustlin’ Drugs
Weezer vs. Rick Ross vs. Ke$ha vs. Katy Perry vs. Afroman
11. – Never Givin’ Up My Only Barbie
Aqua vs. Rick Astley vs. Madonna vs. Rihanna
12. – How We Go Out (The Stomp! Remix)
Leslie Hall vs. Britney Spears vs. Destiny’s Child
13. – Unfaithful Sex
Rihanna vs. Kings Of Leon
14. – Don’t Stop Believin’ In This Love On Earth
Lady GaGa & New York Outlaw vs. Belinda Carlisle vs. Madonna vs. Journey vs. Ke$ha vs. Bruno Mars vs. Leona Lewis
Once again, DJ Earworm is back again with his annual Mashups of Billboard’s Top 25 songs of the year. I have huge respect for DJ’s/Producers such as Earworm because mastering and mixing these tracks into one is not a simple task. I’m just glad that he is getting the attention from music listeners across the world since his 2009 release.
United State of Pop 2010 (Don’t Stop the Pop) – DJ Earworm
Ke$ha – Tik Tok
Lady Antebellum – Need You Now
Train – Hey, Soul Sister
Katy Perry Featuring Snoop Dogg – California Gurls
Usher Featuring will.i.am – OMG
B.O.B. Featuring Hayley Williams – Airplanes
Eminem Featuring Rihanna – Love the Way You Lie
Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
Taio Cruz – Dynamite
Taio Cruz Featuring Ludacris – Break Your Heart
B.O.B. Featuring Bruno Mars – Nothin’ On You
Enrique Iglesias Featuring Pitbull – I Like It
Young Money Featuring Lloyd – Bedrock
Jason Derulo – In My Head
Rihanna – Rude Boy
Lady Gaga Featuring Beyonce – Telephone
Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
Bruno Mars – Just the Way You Are
Mike Posner – Cooler Than Me
The Black Eyed Peas – Imma Be
Jay-Z + Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind
Usher Featuring Pitbull – DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love
Travie McCoy Featuring Bruno Mars – Billionaire
Eminem – Not Afraid
Iyaz – Replay
My apologies for not posting Mash-Up Mondays lately! It’s been a crazy couple of weeks but I’ll make it up by posting the latest mash-ups by Mash-Up Germany. I discovered him through BOOTIE Mash-Up blog, check out his official website for more of his works:
- Constance Chan
Finally the long weekend is here. It’s time for us university and college kids to go back home and just relax. But I’m sure majority of you won’t be doing that, so for this week’s Remix Fridays I will be putting together some good party music. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!
- Constance Chan