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Nightfly's Music Video Week in Review 3/25/12 - Katy Perry, Chaka Khan, and more!

Written by Nightfly on Monday, April 02 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 3/25/12)

Welcome to what's probably the fullest music video column I've published so far - wow - there was a lot new videos released last week. As a result this entry boasts three-way ties for both Winner and Runner Up.

I'm on the lookout for at least one additional Country Music source to augment CMT, so if you know of any good Country video aggregators please let me know. I now have a few rich sources for HipHop and Metal material released each week but at present CMT is my primary Country source. One twitter account I've recently found very helpful for discovering new HipHop and Metal videos is IsOurMusic - I recommend adding it to your follow list.

Early last month I featured Gavin DeGraw's latest video "Sweeter." Last week VEVO finally released a BTS Making Of the vid, I suggest checking it out (below).

This WiR edition spotlights Katy Perry in both my opening and closing sections. First in the form of an addictive Megamix video I've honestly watched way too many times (below), and later via ADIDAS commercial and lyric video link.
Tommie Sunshine's Katy Perry Megasix Smash-Up  {posted 3/29 via VEVO Exclusives}

GetGlue members may be interested in unlocking available stickers for Kris Allen's The Vision of Love and upcoming album, Americana, by Neil Young & Crazy Horse.

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

"Aldri" by Razika  {posted 3/27 via YouTube}
* Read about the Norwegian girl group here.

"Alleviate" by Moving Mountains  {posted 3/28 via MTV}
* Read about it here.

"Angles" by Lee Ranaldo  {posted 3/26 via YouTube}
* Read about it here.

"Bombs" (Clean Version) by Dawn Richards  {posted 3/27 via YouTube}

"Forgotten" by Snak The Ripper  {posted 3/25 via YouTube}
* Read about it here.

"Half Naked and Almost Famous" by Machine Gun Kelly  {posted 3/27 via RollingStone}
* Read about the Breaking Woodie award winner here.

"Hold On" by SBTRKT  {posted 3/28 via MTV}
* Read about it here.

"In My Zone" by Macca  {posted 3/26 via YouTube}

"Just Be You" by E-40 (feat. Too $hort & J-Banks)  {posted 3/26 via YouTube}  [TV-PG]

* Read about it here.

"Kill The Lights" by The Dream (feat. Casha)  {posted 3/28 via YouTube}

"Kiss Me Again" by We Are The In Crowd (ft. Alex Gaskarth)  {posted 3/27 via MTV}
* Read about it here.

Dream Out Loud

Fave *New* Video(s) of the Week: [3-way tie]
"Gotten" by Slash (with Adam Levine)  (Benefitting the L.A. Youth Network)  {posted 3/28 via YouTube}

* Read about it and watch a BTS clip for the video here.

"Lost Generation" by LaRon Brant  {posted 3/26 via YouTube}

"Trayvon Martin Tribute" by Chaka Khan & Friends  {posted 3/26 via YouTube}

* Read about it here.

Runners Up: [3-way tie]
"I Heart You" by Toni Braxton  {posted 3/29 via WeTV}

"Today Today" by eLDee  {posted 3/26 via YouTube}

"Put Your Graffiti On Me" by Kat Graham  {posted 3/27 via MTV}

* Read about it here.

Abbey Dawn

"The Language, Pt.2" by Clan Destined  {posted 3/25 via YouTube}

"Naked" by Dev (ft. Enrique Iglesias)  {posted 3/29 via VEVO}

* Read about it here.

"New York" by Snow Patrol  {posted via VEVO Premieres}

"Refill" by Elle Varner  {posted 3/27 via VEVO Premieres}

"Run" by Matt Nathanson (ft. Sugarland)  {posted via VEVO Premieres}

"Second Nature" by Raising Maisie  {posted 3/25 via YouTube}

"Shine" (Nick Tha 1Da Remix) by Boog Brown  {posted 3/25 via YouTube}

"Slight Work" (Remix) by Brianna Perry (ft. Ghostwridah)  {posted 3/25 via YouTube}  [TV-MA; NSFW]
* Read Brianna Perry's interview with BallerStatus.com here and check out her recent videos, "Marilyn Monroe" & "Rack City Freestyle." Hour Hiphop.com also has a picture-rich writeup including a video featuring Brianna getting sexy for Vibe Vixen.com here.

"Tears On My Pillow" by Goapele  {posted 3/28 via VEVO}

"Thankful" by Caveman  {posted 3/28 via YouTube}

* Read about it here.

"There She Goes" by The Thirst  {posted 3/26 via YouTube}

"These Colours Don't Run" by Architects  {posted 3/26 via YouTube}  [TV-14]

"This Means War" by Nickelback  {posted 3/28 via YouTube}

"Time Bomb" by Jason Sturgeon  {posted 3/30 via CMT}

"Wanted" by Hunter Hayes  {posted 3/30 via CMT}

"You're Early" by 2:54  {posted 3/27 via YouTube}
* Read about it here.
Beavis & Butt-Head Category: [showcased for various humorous values]

"Eat It Don't Tweet It" by American Hipster + Key of Awesome  {posted 3/27 via BarelyPolitical}
* See the BTS Making Of this video here.

"Wonky" by Orbital (feat. Lady Leshurr)  {posted 3/30 via YouTube}
* Read about it here.
Late Pass Zone: Just one to catch up with from the week before last...

"Bad Gurl" by K'Jon  {posted 3/21 via YouTube}

"Broken Walls" by Tides of Virtue  {posted 3/23 via YouTube}

"Crash" by Belle and Sebastian {posted 3/13 via YouTube}

"Final 24" by Forgotten Tears {posted 3/20 via YouTube}
* Read about it here.

"I Can't Go For That" (Van Sessions) by Nicki Bluhm and the Gamblers  {posted 3/23 via YouTube}

* I just learned of Nicki last week thanks to Angela Kinsey tweeting about this Hall & Oates cover. John Oates tweeted favorably about the clip last week so it seems he only discovered it last week too.

"Live My Life" (Party Rock Remix) by Far East Movement (ft. Redfoo)  {posted 3/23 via VEVO}

* Read about it here.

"Loud" by Mac Miller {posted 3/23 via YouTube}

"Parallel Paradise" by Angel  {posted 3/17 via YouTube}

"Settle Down" (Live SXSW 2012 - Spotify Sessions) by Kimbra  {posted 3/16 via YouTube}

* Watch the official video for "Settle Down" here.
Bonus Videos:
Closing out this entry is a commercial featuring Katy Perry (among others) and a new extended video/promo for the upcoming Tenacious D album titled, Rize of the Fenix. Behold!!

ADIDAS: We All Run / Part of Me (Remix) by Katy Perry  {posted 3/20 via YouTube}

* Read about it here and check out the newly released Official Lyric Video for her upcoming single "Dressin' Up" here.

"To Be The Best" - Tenacious D  {posted 3/26 via VEVO}

So,... can you believe I actually excluded a lot of videos this week? I did, really. Thanks to my growing collection of sources now I bet it'll be about this loaded from now on (I hope so). 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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