Monday, 14 April 2008

khy boogies favourite music videos

so many videos to choose from, and chris cunningham, michel gondry and spike jonze feature heavily. it's funny how a good video can cement song in your head or make you like one you didn't like or make one you liked, like even more. i had to look through a lot of videos to come up with these and came across many that i love the track for and thought the video was awesome only to realise in retrospect they aint all that.
as i listen to mostly hip hop and there aren't really many decent videos for old soul songs, most of my stuff is hip hop.

hype williams + janet jackson + busta rhymes = what's it gonna be?

i think this was the most expensive music video of it's time, hype williams was blowing up a new style for hip hop videos, mega budgets, far from what before was posse's, rental cars and maybe black and white to look arty... i liked liked this track cos of busta even though it fell into a more r'n'b area than i was into at the time

2pac - california love

i grew up on mad max, or road warrior as it was know in the states, my mum went on a date with mel gibson and later she worked for the producers of beyond thunderdome. i got to play with the prop guns which disappointingly were plastic and gaffa tape. always loved this video and a dope joe cocker sample makes for a nice track

lauryn hill - doo wop

love the past and present block parties coming together as one, love the track and lauryn looks pretty hot, even if she is crazy and hates white people

blackstreet + dr dre = no diggity

this was the embodiment of 90s hip hop videos and for me, got me into blackstreet, but only just, and dre "giving you eargasms with his mellow flow" =)

wu tang - gravel pit

this video is just mad fun, i wonder what came first the video or the set, like "hey guys we can use the flintstones set, let's make a track for it..." you know when you hear those horns, it's the jump off!

michael jackson - thriller

i remember being a kid sick in bed and my dad hiring omega man, the original non authorised film of the book that became i am legend, and the making of thriller the video, i was a big michael jackson fan and loved horror movies and american werewolf in london. the special effects make up were cutting edge for the day and mikes werewolf is still pretty scary.

outkast - hey ya

ok this song got played out and everyone who didn't like hip hop bumped it to death and annoying girls request it but it was a dope song which is why it was so catchy and the video is on some grease/westside story type ish and i feel it..

chris cunningham + aphex twin = come to daddy

cari gave me the chris cunningham music videos dvd as she found it too disturbing, i put it one night, feel asleep and woke up in a nightmare. i gave it back. my next door neighbour played it to me about a year before it made it to video and it distrubed me.

missy elliot - work it

wicked effects, styling and dance moves. she was shit live though

aphex twin + chris cunningham = windowlicker

ok probably more disturbing than come to daddy, but was a good piss take on hip hop video. my next door neighbour had the calender of this at work with a different booty girl each month with richard james' face. everytime he came back to his desk it was turned face down

chris cunningham + bjork = All is full of love

wow chris cunningham did a non scary video! i like robots... and bjork too

beastie boys - intergalactic

more robots! giant robots even. stop frame, tokyo train stations, what do you need? this video made me like the song more

wong kar wai + dj shadow = six days

well i already liked the song and knew wong kar wai from in the mood for love and everything he seems to shoot has an amazing look to it

The roots - what they do

hip hop videos by the numbers, what to do. or rather, what not to do

J Dilla - Nothing Like This

yeah it's about love

spike jonze + pharcyde = drop = my favourite hip hop video

ok i loved this from the minute i saw it and the fact it was for one of my favourite groups and favourite tracks didn't hurt either. apparently they had to learn to say the words backwards to make it seem like the were rapping it right? don't know about that... was very close to putting this as number one and around the world as number two. i think they tie

daft punk + michel gondry = around the world

this pretty much has to be my favorite music video. real simple, one set, some lights, a few different costumes and synchronised dancing. but it works so well and is a great track. was considering this for number one and stopped off in a bar on the way home last night from michel gondrys be kind rewind and bizzarely this video came on and that cemented it as my choice.

i put all my favourites up here


  1. Omg I forgot about that Pharcyde vid....there were so many i forgot AFTER i posted my faves up...good choice on the Dj Shadow vid of my runner ups too!

  2. Haha, so funny! You lot like so many of the same videos as me - All is Full of Love was one of my first posts on this blog and a recent youtube session with a friend had me showing him that, Around the World, What They Do and Windowlicker which I love(NOT come to Viddy - bit too much!). He showed me Drop...I love the DJ Shadow vid but hate the song, and Miss M's choice of Closet Freak by Cee-Lo and Kate Bush are right up my street.
    Now I'm wondering how long we have to wait before someone sites Hunter by Bjork, Can You Feel It by MJ (he directed that one!), and perhaps even How Does It Feel by D'Angelo, haha! I personally think he looks a bit weird & scary like a tiny muscular screaming baby in that vid, but I am a huge fan of the well done continuous shot. (Nothing Compares To You anyone?!)
    Tell a friend to tell a friend people, let's debate...

  3. i was so close to including billie jean, those light up pavement stones so did it for me as a kid, and speaking of continuous shot clips, massive attack - unfinished sympathy was always a favourite too... and speaking of muscular screaming babies ludacris - stand up and busta rhymes - gimme some more are pretty dope too...



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