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November 17th, 2010
Good luck finding a music video today that isn’t jam packed with half-naked women, drugs, violence, alcohol, or the always lovely combination of all four. A typical school night, really. The proverbial finger has long since been pointed solely at hip hop videos, but that’s just not the case anymore. Pop rockers Maroon 5′s video for Misery was released this summer and consisted of lead singer Adam Levine being brutally beaten by his girlfriend for the entire video. Seventeen year old Miley Cyrus has been causing a stir worldwide this year with her heavily sexualized videos for Can’t Be Tamed and Who Owns My Heart.
Still, there were some videos in 2010 that remind us why the art of music videos is just that; an art. Hollerado’s original and clever homemade video for Americanarama has pushed the small town Ontario band into the North American spotlight. Hedley’s artistic interpretation of the lyrics in their song Perfect was so strong that the band took the road less taken and performed the slow track at the 2010 MMVAs.
B.o.B.’s video for Don’t Let Me Fall is another piece that can be added to the list above. The video compliments the inspirational song with footage of the rapper/singer set against a desert, a stadium and on a street where he’s the only person not connected to gravity.Tweet