Hello all. I was thrilled when Kailana invited me to write a guest post for her Music Mundays, and I immediately thought of coming up with a Nick Hornby-esque top five of some sort. But what to list? Albums? Songs? Bands or musicians? I wanted to pick something I could show you, so that’s why in the end I decided to go with music videos. To be honest it would perhaps be wiser to name this Five Music Videos I Really Like rather than Top Five, because I bet there are others I really love that I’m forgetting at the moment. But that would be too long a title, wouldn’t it?
Enough blabbing – enjoy!
Vidrar Vel Til Loftarasa by Sigur Rós
I’m listing it first so that if you only watch one, it’ll be this. Yes, it’s long. But it tells a story, and there’s a good chance it’ll make you cry. It gets me every time.
People Have a Lot of Nerve by Neko Case
This is a newer addition to my list of favourites, but I couldn’t leave it out. Watch it and love it.
Hunted by a Freak by Mogwai
Another sad one. Aaaah. The poor turtle. It’s not fair. Animal cruelty really gets to me, so the first time I watched this I was a sobbing mess. I love it, though, because I don’t think it’s gratuitous (and if you’re worried, it’s not graphic either).
Be Gentle With Me – The Boy Least Likely To
Something happy and bouncy now – it’s only fair!
Human Behaviour by Björk
I always adore Björk’s videos, so I could easily pick another. But this, directed by my beloved Michel Gondry, is probably my favourite, even though the song itself is not among my favourites of hers.
What about you? What are some of your favourite music videos?