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Old 13-11-2012, 23:37
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Old 14-11-2012, 00:08
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V57eqtN2K7E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T-lfYbo2ZI
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Old 14-11-2012, 00:45
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Gary Barlow taught Rylan all he knows and a look -a- like jelly eating Tulisa at the beginning.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpqAXZI0s0s
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Old 14-11-2012, 01:04
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Well I'd rather have the "hilariously bad pop videos" of old, which actually had great songs, over the state of affairs now where the video seems more important than the bl**dy song, and they seem to spend more effort on the visuals than the sound.
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Old 14-11-2012, 02:16
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wasn't WIRED FOR SOUND done for pebble mill at one?
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Old 14-11-2012, 03:05
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I sort of like this idea for a thread but the problem is that most videos from days gone by will look 'hilariously bad' now especially when they were made at a time when the concept of a video promo and its importance were evolving.

Case in point for Samantha Sang's 'Emotion.' I think it's the best recording of that particular song. It was released in 1978, a record year for singles sales when video promos were nowhere near as important as they were to become in the 1980s and beyond. 'Emotion' reached #3 on the US Billboard Top 100 chart. 'Blame it on the Boogie' by The Jacksons (also released in 1978) arguably has a better video than 'Emotion.' However, 'Boogie' peaked at #54 on the Billboard Top 100 chart. If 'Emotion' had been a new hit a decade later, I dare say the video would have been better.

Well I'd rather have the "hilariously bad pop videos" of old, which actually had great songs, over the state of affairs now where the video seems more important than the bl**dy song, and they seem to spend more effort on the visuals than the sound.
Me too!

I'll cite one example of a bad pop video though on the basis that one of the artist's other videos from the 1980s were generally something special (often bizarre) and the particular video represents (to me) a departure from otherwise great form:

David Bowie & Mick Jagger's 'Dancing in the Street.'

I've read stories about the logistics and other issues of recording the promo and the song (both recorded in a day or so IIRC) that explain why it's not the best.

To be honest though it was recorded and released for a good cause I don't particularly care for the song either.

Most of Bowie's other videos from the 1980s are superb compared to those of his peers.
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Old 14-11-2012, 07:45
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Kesha`s new one!
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Old 14-11-2012, 10:51
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Worst. Pop. Video. Ever.
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Old 14-11-2012, 11:21
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wasn't WIRED FOR SOUND done for pebble mill at one?
I think it was from memory
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Old 14-11-2012, 13:38
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Who can ever forget this atrocity? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m9n5Uv0bp0

And for a more recent one, this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnknrw8LRYs
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Old 14-11-2012, 14:49
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Dannii Minogue This Is It
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Old 14-11-2012, 15:01
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wasn't WIRED FOR SOUND done for pebble mill at one?
No, this is not the case.

Wired For Sound was filmed at Central Milton Keynes brand new shopping centre in 1981, not that long after the place had opened. The mall where he is skating was, at the time, and may still be, the longest shopping mall in the world at a half mile in length. It looks exactly the same today. I walk on the exact spot frequently. He was actually skating beside a John Lewis department store!
The outside scenes were filmed next to the new shopping centre in Milton Keynes, in underpasses and near to the emerging business district that was all brand spanking new back in 1981.

Pebble Mill has nothing to do with it.


Infact, nowadays we are even more "Wired For Sound" than we were back in the 80's. Everyone seems to be. Who says Cliff isn't relevant!

Mind you, his Millennium Prayer video was shockingly amateurish, regardless of the song quality and No1 status.
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Old 14-11-2012, 15:41
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Dannii Minogue - Put the Needle On It
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hULUa9IecTo

Girls Aloud - No Good Advice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNeO5a5tM4s

Maybe not the worst ever but still awful.
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Old 14-11-2012, 15:52
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Hot mess!

I love the Late Show parody, 'Holy Sh*t'
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Old 14-11-2012, 15:52
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Here are a couple of crap videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPrek1oAjG0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv6L0ttuAfM
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Old 14-11-2012, 16:01
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No, this is not the case.

Wired For Sound was filmed at Central Milton Keynes brand new shopping centre in 1981, not that long after the place had opened. The mall where he is skating was, at the time, and may still be, the longest shopping mall in the world at a half mile in length. It looks exactly the same today. I walk on the exact spot frequently. He was actually skating beside a John Lewis department store!
The outside scenes were filmed next to the new shopping centre in Milton Keynes, in underpasses and near to the emerging business district that was all brand spanking new back in 1981.

Pebble Mill has nothing to do with it.


Infact, nowadays we are even more "Wired For Sound" than we were back in the 80's. Everyone seems to be. Who says Cliff isn't relevant!

Mind you, his Millennium Prayer video was shockingly amateurish, regardless of the song quality and No1 status.
I stand (or roller) corrected
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Old 14-11-2012, 16:06
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God knows I have the utmost respect for Geri....

BUT

The video for the (fantastic song) Ride it was beyond awful.

Geri's gbf and long-time choreographer Luca Tommassini directed the hot mess.. He usually gets Geri's brand of camp spot on - see the infamous Brits performance in 2000 with the giant inflatable legs -

but with the Ride it video.. no baby no.

As Simon Cowell said on CD:UK "If I was her record label and that video arrived on my desk I would throw it in the bin."
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Old 14-11-2012, 16:36
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Madonna's Give me all your Loving is simply awful!
Not to mention any video with N-dubs or trolisa makes me wanna vomit!
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Old 14-11-2012, 16:44
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Dannii Minogue - Put the Needle On It
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hULUa9IecTo

Girls Aloud - No Good Advice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNeO5a5tM4s

Maybe not the worst ever but still awful.
i actually like the GA No Good Advice video apart from the tin foil out fits Lmaoo
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Old 14-11-2012, 16:45
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Madonna's Give me all your Loving is simply awful!
Not to mention any video with N-dubs or trolisa makes me wanna vomit!
Oh god i actually like that Madonna video too i thought it was a decent enough pop video Lolz
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Old 14-11-2012, 16:47
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Nadine's Insatiable is pretty awful.
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Old 14-11-2012, 17:11
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First one that came to my mind, what's with the reflected tin foil lighting effect
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Old 14-11-2012, 17:33
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Vanilla are truly immortal when it comes to threads like this
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Old 14-11-2012, 17:38
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Tracy Shaw's video for Happening All Over Again is so shockingly bad. I wish it was on Youtube but it seems to have vanished from history which is just as well I guess lol
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Old 14-11-2012, 17:38
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i actually like the GA No Good Advice video apart from the tin foil out fits Lmaoo
Just the whole staging of it with the tambourines and everything makes me cringe.
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