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Nightfly's Music Video Week in Review 11/6/11 - Katy Perry, The Troubletones, and more!

Written by Nightfly on Monday, November 14 2011 and posted in Features

Nightfly lists his preferred picks among last week's newly released music videos.

Chasing The Matrix:
Nightfly's Music Video Week in Review (week of 11/6/11)

This week I'm happy to report a fair number of music videos were released which, though technically making my job harder, makes me happy in that having more choices is always better than having less. Being a semi-pro musician in my younger days, I like to imagine myself a mogul watching submissions from new and established artists each week as I compile these columns. My music WiR needs 12-15 new tunes to highlight each week so there's certainly aspects of supply & demand that come in to play,... naturally, weeks that offer more options allow me to produce a more discerning list. This week suffered a significant lack of country contributions from CMT but it's not new news that their number of releases varies widely each week; this column reflects another notably lean week.
Before moving onto the numerous videos spotlighted in this WiR entry, I thought I'd share a couple special videos I didn't think belonged in regular competition. First up is an empowering Adele mashup by the cast of Glee followed by the Dixie Chicks' defiantly moving anthem, "Not Ready To Make Nice", excerpted from their VH1 Storytellers episode [out on DVD 11/29]. Adele also has a must-own DVD hitting shelves 11/29 titled, Adele Live at The Royal Albert Hall.
Featured towards the bottom of this column - also out of competition - are a couple newly released Christmas vids, a make-up catch from the week before last, and a comedically uninformative DVD teaser trailer.

This Glee performance is from tomorrow's new episode titled, "Mash-Off." Watch the sensational video (below) then check out its Behind the Scenes clip featuring Naya Rivera and the cast talking about filming this, the show's 300th, song here.
"Rumour Has It / Someone Like You" by The Troubletones {released 11/10 via VEVO}

"Not Ready To Make Nice" (Live) by Dixie Chicks
{released 11/10 via VEVO}

It begins
(in alphabetical order, except for the winners)....
* Warning: videos below may contain mature content not suitable for all ages *

"Bite My Tongue" by You Me At Six {released 11/7 via VEVO} [TV-MA]

"City Grrrl" by CSS (feat. Ssion) {released 11/9 via VEVO}

"Complexity" by Boots Electric
{released 11/8 via VEVO}

"Gotta Be You" by One Direction {released 11/8 via VEVO}

"Long Heels Red Bottoms" by Trina {released 11/9 via VEVO} [TV-MA]

"The Look" by Celeste Kellogg {released 11/10 via YouTube}

"Mississippi Isabel" by King Charles {released 11/9 via VEVO}

"More Than You'll Ever Know" by Boyz II Men {released 11/10 via VEVO}

Selena Gomez

Favorite *New* Videos of the Week: [tie]
"Country Lane" by Telekinesis {released 11/7 via VEVO}

"The One That Got Away" by Katy Perry {released 11/11 via VEVO}

Runners Up: [tie]
"Girl Panic!" by Duran Duran {released 11/8 via VEVO}

Watch the BTS The Making Of video here.

"Hurting" by Friendly Fires {released 11/10 via VEVO}

* This video seems to've been made to be mocked by Beavis & Butt-Head.


"Painted Love" by Air {released 11/11 via VEVO}

"Paralyzed" by Brian "Head" Welch {released 11/11 via VEVO}

"Prove You Wrong" by Crossfade {released 11/8 via VEVO}

"Say Yeah" by Loose Cannons {released 11/10 via VEVO}

"Slow Motion" by Third Eye Blind {released 11/11 via VEVO} [TV-MA]

"World Keeps Turning" by Sylvia Tosun {released 11/8 via VEVO}

If you're a fan of Laurieann Gibson, like myself, you'll wanna check out this multi-part story told across these two new video releases she directed for Jordy Towers.
"Money Money" by Jordy Towers {released 11/11 via VEVO}

"Don't Say It's Over" by Jordy Towers {released 11/11 via VEVO}

Trivia Question of the Week: Glee has covered at least a couple Adele songs prior to tomorrow nite's mashup. Earn a trivia medal by naming any Adele song covered on Glee up till now?
Make-up Section: Just one video to catch-up with from the week before last... (for obvious reasons I wasn't about to let this one pass unposted)
"Like A Bunny" by Andreea Balan {released 11/3 via VEVO}

New Holiday Video Releases:
"Home For The Holidays" by Emmy The Great & Tim Wheeler {released 11/11 via VEVO}

"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Animagic Version)" by Justin Bieber {released 11/8 via VEVO}

Bonus Video:
The Femme Fatale Tour (DVD Teaser) - Britney Spears {released 11/8 via VEVO}

GetGlue members who're also Weezer fans can earn a sticker promoting their upcoming Weezer Cruise: Miami to Cozumel by checking-in here. The Weezer Cruise makes way Jan. 19-23, 2012.

Thanks very much for checking out my third music video column, your ongoing interest is greatly appreciated. Hopefully by now, assuming you've checked out all three of these columns, you're getting a feel for the types of material I'll share here. If you know of any other new music released last week that I didn't mention please let me know about it via comment. Until next time, Have a Great Week & Keep Your Groove On!

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A proud member of NBCUniversal's and A+E Television Networks’ Digital Media Teams, Nightfly routinely interviews producers, creators and stars of various network programs and films with a concentrated emphasis on the Syfy channel. Formally educated in Communications, Computer Science and Music, his résumé reflects more than a decade broadcasting in the fields of television and radio. With pieces routinely published at ScreenFad and Press Pass L.A., his primary areas of interest include TV, film, music, web series, comic books, fashion, pen 'n paper RPG gaming as well as various other pop-culture topics. An avid Twitter user, Nightfly supports the arts, the entertainment community, numerous charities and crowdfunding projects through his journalistic netizenship and non-partisan, multicultural-centric activism.

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