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Nightfly's Music Video Week in Review 12/4/11 - Taylor Swift, Pitbull, Shakira, and more!

Written by Nightfly on Sunday, December 11 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 12/4/11)

A bunch of new videos were released last week making this a fun column to put together. Along with three make-up videos included this time, I'm also highlighting no less than six new Holiday treats plus I'm unveiling a new semi-regular section this week reserved for videos that, imo, deserve Beavis & Butt-Head type mockery.

Two columns ago, covering the week of 11/20, I featured Katharine McPhee performing "Beautiful" (from the upcoming TV series, SMASH). This past week (12/8) The Making of Beautiful was released. Check it out (below).


VEVO routinely offers live AOL Sessions performances I've generally opted not to feature. This week, I'm happy to share these AOL Sessions clips by one of my favorite groups in music today. Enjoy these five live tracks from Florence + The Machine's sessions: "Shake It Out", "What the Water Gave Me", "Never Let Me Go", "Cosmic Love", and (one of my all-time favorite songs) "Dog Days Are Over". I figured I might as well also include these live musical performances from three weeks ago that only hit the web last week, from NBC's Saturday Night Live: "Shake It Out" and "No Light, No Light".

Regular readers of these columns may remember that JoJo's video for "Disaster" appeared in my WiR (the last week of Nov.) as a Video of the Week Runner Up. Last week, a cool BTS video was released for it - check out the engaging clip below.
The Making of Disaster by JoJo  {released 12/8 via VEVO}


In my most recent column I highlighted Jake Owen's country single, "Alone With You." Last Monday (12/5) the BTS 'making of' that video hit the net! Take a look-see here.

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

"A Billion Hits" by Ross Lynch (from Austin & Ally)  {released 12/6 via Disney}

"Back In Time" by Liquid Kaos (ft. Kirsty Hawkshaw)  {released 12/6 via VEVO}

"Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen  {released 12/9 via VEVO}


"Change The Sheets" by Kathleen Edwards  {released 12/6 via VEVO}


"Crash Your Party" by Karmin  {released 12/8 via VEVO}

* Read about Karmin and their upcoming 2012 release here.

"Devil's Work (Film Accompaniment)" by Mike Snow  {released 12/6 via VEVO}

"Don't Stop" by Electric Touch  {released 12/9 via VEVO}

"Don't Stop (Color On The Walls)" by Foster The People (Starring Gabourey Sidibe)  {released 12/8 via YouTube}


"Ghetto" by The-Dream (ft. Big Sean)  {released 12/8 via VEVO}

Abbey Dawn

Favorite *New* Music Video of the Week:
"Ours" by Taylor Swift  {released 12/4 via CMT}


Runners Up: [tie]
"International Love" by Pitbull (ft. Chris Brown)  {released 12/9 via VEVO}


"World's Got A Handle" by Sun Wizard  {released 12/6 via VEVO}


Shakira

"Good Night" by Reece Mastin  {released 12/5 via VEVO}

"Ground Shake" by DiRTY RADiO  {released 12/7 via VEVO}

"Midnight City" by M83  {released 12/6 via VEVO}

"Mona Lisa (When The World Comes Down)" by The All-American Rejects  {released 12/9 via VEVO}


"Seven Or Eight Days" by Adrian Glynn  {released 12/6 via VEVO}


"Stealin'" by Catherine MacLellan  {released 12/9 via VEVO}


"Time Stands Still" by The All-American Rejects  {released 12/9 via VEVO}


"Yellow Halo" by Goldfrapp  {released 12/8 via VEVO}

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*NEW* Beavis & Butt-Head Section: [only for mocking]
These are videos that I initially considered excluding for their sheer degree of terribleness, but then, I thought about what B&B might have to say about 'em. Watch the material they'd have to work with for yourself, if interested, by clicking one of the three links below.
Beavis & Butt-Head
"Candyfloss" by Jonny  {released 12/9 via VEVO}
"Down" by Summer Camp  {released 12/7 via VEVO}
"I'm So Lazy" by Let's Wrestle  {released 12/9 via VEVO}
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Make-up Section: [Videos that should've appeared in my previous column]

"Remember It's Me" by Gotthard  {released 11/30 via VEVO}


"Video Voyeur" by The Good Natured  {released 12/1 via VEVO}

"The Christmas Song" by Lisa Matassa  {released 11/29 via CMT}
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New Holiday Video Releases:
For this week's Holiday offerings I present two (linked) videos by young opera sensation Jackie Evancho, another Christmas track by Justin Bieber, a comedic TV-MA video featuring puppetry and two preview videos from this Tuesday (12/13) night's Christmas themed episode of Glee (on FOX).

"All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Amber Riley & Glee Cast  {released 12/9 via VEVO}

"Do They Know It's Christmas?" by Glee Cast  {released 12/9 via VEVO}


"The First Noel" by Jackie Evancho  {released 12/5 via VEVO}

"I'll Be Home For Christmas" by Jackie Evancho {released 12/8 via VEVO}

"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" (Arthur Christmas Version) by Justin Bieber  {released 12/6 via VEVO}


"Merry Christmas, Kiss My Ass" by All Time Low  {released 12/9 via VEVO} [TV-MA]

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Bonus Videos:
Friday, December 9th, VEVO released two solo performances excerpted from U2's documentary film, From the Sky Down. Watch Bono perform "So Cruel" (below) then check out The Edge singing "Love Is Blindness" here.


Earlier last week Shakira released a couple live performances from Paris as excerpted music videos, see both embedded below.
"Whenever, Wherever" (Live from Paris) by Shakira  {released 12/6 via VEVO}


"Loca" (Live from Paris) by Shakira  {released 12/5 via VEVO}

* Learn how you can create your own visual fragrance and possibly win a chance of winning a fragrance signed by Shakira here.

To close out this column, I'd like to celebrate the December 5th release of Lioness: Hidden Treasures with these Tribute videos about the late, great Amy Winehouse. On the day of the album's release, this 14:29 long video hit the web featuring Amy's producer & friend Salaam Remi remembering her with personal stories about the tracks they worked on together throughout her career. Hidden Treasures Story - Amy Winehouse.
* Read about it here, then enjoy the video (released a few weeks' back) for, "Our Day Will Come" here.

Thanks for visiting this column and please let me know if I've missed something. As always, 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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