Tuesday, April 03, 2007

My top 10 music videoclips, among the ones I talked about

Since two charming ladies asked me a few days ago which were my favourite music videoclips among the ones I had already talked about on my blog, I see myself without any other choice but to answer :-). So here it is, my current top 10, but, again: only counting videoclips from artists/songs I talked about on my blog so far, either in my "song of the day" and/or in my "music" categories (the next ones will be, of course, at least as good!- so stay tuned :-)). And it also goes without saying that we are talking about original music videoclips, so no live performance footage or ex-post created videos to match a song and the like :-). Let us see how much of an outlier I am :-). The top is dominated by Yann Tiersen videoclips, for a starter...

Almost made my top 10 (random order starting from here): Libertango- the clip with sequences from the movie Tango Lesson, music by Piazzola (featuring Yo Yo Ma), I talked about the clip here; A quai and Rue des Cascades, music by Yann Tiersen, I talked about the clips here and here, respectively; Desaparecido and Clandestino, music by Manu Chao, I talked about both clips here; Number 1 and Strict Machine, music by Goldfrapp, I talked about the clips here; '68 and Revolution, music by Anima Sound System, I talked about the clips here; Zece, music by Florin Chilian, I talked about the clip here; When the Lady Smiles and Quiet Eyes, music by Golden Earring, I talked about the clips here. More: I also thought that the following two videoclips were absolutely great and in perfect harmony with the corresponding music, despite the fact that they were not the original videoclips of the song (I think they should be recognized as such :-)): Dark Waltz- sequences from The Phantom of the Opera movie, music by Hayley Westenra, I talked about it here and respectively (to end with Yann Tiersen, of course!), Comptine d'un autre été - a self-made animation as far as I understand, with music by Yann Tiersen, I talked about this here.

Update, 4th of April: After Edina draw my attention to a huge flaw of mine (see comments section) :-), I apologize and add the videoclip and details here. It is not in my top 10, but could have made it :-). And we are actually talking about two videoclips of the Magyarorszag song. I have talked about both of them here. The original videoclip is here, music by Olah Ibolya; the one I like better (but not the intro to it!) is the "collective one" from here, with many Hungarian artists and Olah Ibolya being the last to sing.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Twist on 1 and Libertango on 2 :)
MM.

Aurora said...

Yeay, another Yann Tiersen fan :) However, my favourite video is Just from Radiohead (they are "my soul band").
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5X7HKxpiQA

Sebi Buhai said...

& M&M :-). Could I have expected anything else from you, obsessed Latina dancer? :-).

& Aurora: There'll be a time for Radiohead as well on my song of the day/music category :-). But how many Tiersen fans did you meet? I thought I am the only one :-).

And a note: of course, maybe it is clear but anyway: when I say best VIDEOCLIPS, I really mean best VIDEOCLIPS. That means that here I (try to) value the combination creativity+music+ video qualities, their harmony and so on and so forth... That being said, of course I am only talking about favourite songs as well, since this is a subset of my music and song of the day categories.

Aurora said...

"I thought I am the only one :-)."

You wish :P There are another few in the world, including myself :)

Sebi Buhai said...

As long as there are only "another few" and it does not become commercial (as in the negative commercial connotation; of course I would love to see that people actually get understand that music- but that won't happen very soon), I am still happy :-). This is not one of those "there can be only one" thing :-). I just hate myself for not being in Amsterdam a few weeks ago when he had a concert there, in my favourite concert place, Paradiso (where I have also seen Goldfrapp, Gotan Project etc.).

nicole said...

seb, I almost agree with your top 10, only reshufled a bit. Here
In the Death Car it has scenes from Arizona Dream!
Eubeu
O Labirinto Parado
La Donna Canone
La Boulange
Monochrom
Le Quartiee
and the last three replaced with
Desaparecido
Libertango
Rue de Cascade
You should have Franz Ferdinand and Arctic Monkeys! :)

Sebi Buhai said...

Franz Ferdinand and Arctic Monkeys are on my waiting list :-). And also other British post-punk bands that I've informed myself over very recently. You know, you're talking to the expert here :-). Though I am far from digesting all this post-punk revival from UK...

nicole said...

I wouldn't say that Franz Ferdinand is only post-punk :)

Sebi Buhai said...

Ok, fine, you win :-). To me "indie rock" is too general and can include pretty much everything so I wanted to stay out of that...And I must say I did not listen to all their albums.

Edina said...

Szia Sebi!!
What surprises me is the fact that you mentioned you like Hungarian women when you mentioned the Magyaroszag song and you forgot to talk about that clip. Legyen Igy does not save you! Now I am angry at you!

Sebi Buhai said...

Edina, please forgive me :-). I almost forgot about that. But A NOTE: the one videoclip with the group of artists (and beautiful women: Zseda is my favourite there :-)) is not the original clip of the song. The original is also on my post. But see the update of the post. Once again, this was not intentional :-).

Anonymous said...

Caro Sebissimo, come stai?

Ezcellent top but you know that I put la bellissima Donna Cannone on the first place! You should have seen Francesco playing it live There is nothing like that.
Baci, Daniela

Sebi Buhai said...

Ciao bella, naturalmente Donna Cannone is one of the best of the best! I clearly could not and would not attempt to rank the music, here it was about the videoclips... As you well know (I hope you still recall :-)), I can sing this song forever (especially after having had some very fine Rosso de Montepulciano :-)): Buttero questo mio enorme cuore tra le stelle un giorno/ giuro che lo faro/ e oltre l'azzurro della tenda nell'azzurro io volero...

But hey, write me an email, we should get in touch. Or even better, give me your phone no, then I can sing Donna Cannone for you better than de Gregori :-).

Anonymous said...

...E con le mani amore, con le mani ti prenderò...
E senza dire parole nel mio cuore ti porterò!
E non avrò paura
se non sarò bella come vuoi tu
Ma voleremo in cielo in carne e ossa non torneremo più- uuuuuuuuu
E senza fame senza sete e senza ali e senza rete voleremo via...
Grande Sebi!