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Nightfly's Music Video Week in Review 1/22/12 - Evanescence, MJ, J-Love, and more!

Written by Nightfly on Monday, January 30 2012 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 1/22/12)

Last week I mentioned the plentiful amount of new videos released, well this week the number remained about the same, if anything it grew. This is my first January tracking music video releases so I don't know if this is just the industry's normal cycle, or not? I'm not complaining in any event.

Before jumping into this week's new video pool I present a couple bonus videos for your viewing enjoyment. The first out-of-competition video is a Behind the Scenes clip (released 1/27) for Adam Lambert's upcoming, "Better Than I Know Myself."

Next up is a full performance preview of this Tuesday's upcoming Michael Jackson themed episode of Glee. This clip of Darren Criss and the cast singing the classic disco hit, "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'", was released last Thursday.

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

"3 Words" by Elliott Yamin  {released 1/23 via VEVO}

"Am I Psycho" by Tech N9ne (feat. Hopsin and B.o.B.)  {released 1/23 via MTV} [TV-MA]

"American Daydream" by Electric Guest  {released 1/23 via MTV}
* Read about it here.

"Anywhere's Better" by Ty Stone  {released 1/23 via CMT}

"Brookfield" by Silverstein  {released 1/23 via MTV}
* Read about it here.

"Burn Out (Drive Fast)" by Cali Swag District  {released 1/23 via VEVO}

"Comeback Kid" by Sleigh Bells  {released 1/24 via MTV}
* Read about it here.

"Don't Kiss Me" by Carl Thomas (feat. Snoop Dogg)  {released 1/26 via VEVO}

"Falling Down" by Evidence  {released 1/24 via MTV}
* Read about it here.

"Forget About Yesterday" by Daniela Brooker  {released 1/26 via MTV}
* Follow Daniela Brooker on twitter and read about the video here.

"I Don't Know" by Brian Culbertson  {released 1/27 via VEVO}

"June 28th (I'm Single)" by Ruben Studdard  {released 1/25 via VEVO}

"LoveBlood" by King Charles  {released 1/27 via VEVO}


Fave *New* Music Videos of the Week: [tie]
"Everything To Me" by Jessie Farrell  {released 1/24 via VEVO}

"My Heart Is Broken" by Evanescence  {released 1/24 via VEVO}

* In my last column I featured this video's BTS clip, revisit it here.
** Watch the video at GetGlue here and get this cool sticker.

Runner Up:
"Open Your Eyes" by Maylene and the Sons of Disaster  {released 1/24 via FEARnet} [TV-MA]

* Follow Lia Maria Johnson and Danny Trejo on twitter.


"No One" by Maverick Sabre  {released 1/23 via VEVO}

"No Place Like Home" by Primal Rock Rebellion  {released 1/26 via VEVO}

"Oh Darling" by Plug In Stereo (feat. Cady Groves)  {released 1/25 via MTV}

"Rock N' Roll Duty" by Kim Mitchell  {released 1/24 via VEVO}

"Shut The Front Door (Too Young)" by Forever The Sickest Kids  {released 1/27 via MTV}
* Read about it here.

"So You Don't Have To Love Me Anymore" by Alan Jackson  {released 1/27 via VEVO}

"Songs for Teenagers" by Fake Problems  {released 1/26 via MTV}
* Follow Fake Problems on twitter and read about the video here.

"Stand Up" by James Durbin  {released 1/24 via VEVO}

"Tomorrow" by The Cranberries  {released 1/24 via VEVO}

"Underground" by Jane's Addiction  {released 1/25 via VEVO}

* Follow Dave Navarro on twitter and watch his new Spike show, Ink Master.

"We Got Us" by Canaan Smith  {released 1/27 via VEVO}

"Will You Be There?" by K'Jon  {released 1/25 via VEVO}
Make-up Section: Just one to catch up on from last week...
"Heart Attack" by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour  {released 1/17 via VEVO}

Bonus Videos:
Last week a very special Bob Dylan compilation boxset (of tribute covers) was released by Amnesty International titled, "Chimes Of Freedom - The Songs Of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International." Below are a couple featured videos as well as two BTS interview clips from the project: Ke$ha and Rise Against.
"Boots Of Spanish Leather" by The Airborne Toxic Event (from Chimes Of Freedom - The Songs Of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International)  {released 1/26 via VEVO}

"Mama, You Been On My Mind" by We Are Augustines Event (from Chimes Of Freedom - The Songs Of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International)  {released 1/26 via VEVO}

My regular readers may remember that Far East Movement was highlighted in my previous column for their latest video "Jello" (featuring Rye Rye). Last week VEVO released a BTS making of the video I've embedded it below.

I'll close out this week with a new video starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, but before that I thought you might be interested in a musical sticker from GetGlue I discovered last week from Seal. Check-in here to get glue for his latest album, Soul 2.

"Big Spender" by Jennifer Love Hewitt (for The Client List)

* Go Behind the Scenes of this music video promo and two more soon to come here.

Thanks for Chasing the Matrix with me again and as you spend the week flipping back to the A-side remember to Have a Good One and Keep Your Groove On! C-ya again next week.

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About the Author - Nightfly

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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