Thursday, October 11, 2012

Music video

6-8 posts showing research include
-Video Clips
- Still Images
- Quotes
- Statistics
Each post should also have notes on your reasons for including it. And what you have learnt from the research  Each post should include the different purposes of the videos.

  1. Green Day-21 Guns
  2. Avril Lavign-Wish you were here
  3. Bruno Mars-It will Rain
  4. Will.I.Am-Feel the Love
  5. Rihanna-We foung love 
  6. Professor Green-Read all about it 
  7. Christina Perri-Jar of harts
  8. LMFAO-Party rock anthem
  9. PSY-Ganmnem style
  10. Dappy-Good Intentions

Green Day 21 Guns

Brief History

-It was released as the second single from their eighth album, 21st Century Breakdown.
-The single was released on May 25, 2009 as a digital download and July 14, 2009 as a CD single.
-It was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Performance by a Duo/Group with Vocals and Best Rock   Song in 2010.
-21 Guns has sold over 2,151,000 copies as of December 2011
- Filmed in Los Angeles on June 6, 2009


-21 Guns addresses the topic of patriotism.
-"It brings up 21st Century Breakdown in a lot of ways, and the 21 gun-salute for someone that's fallen" so said Billie Joe to Q magazine.
- They make the characters seem like they are the ones from the album cover.
- Its mainly about giving in but not surendering and finding someone amounst caose

Promotinal Tool

By posting comments on there own website and the behind the scenes.


The song was used in one scene in Transformemers 2 in the beggining 
Fan reaction
65,934,392 views on YouTube with likes, 5,048 dislikes



Avril Lavigne - Wish you were here

Brief History

"Wish You Were Here" was written by Lavigne, Max Martin, and Shellback

Even before being released as a single, the song peaked at number 99 on the Billbored Hot 100 and at number 64 on the Canadian Hot 100 on the week of the album's release

The song has sold over 500,000 units of digital copies in the USA. It was never released on radio in UK, Germany and some European countries.

The song is all about Avril's divorce and how she wishes that he was still with her and that they had never parted. It is also about how to the world she is a strong and independent woman but with him she shows her vulnerable side and that her ex husband is the only person that she let down her defensive side.

Promotional tool

By posting comments on the social networking sites Facebook and twitter then latter on uploading pictures from the music video itself along with comments on the video about how all emotion shown is real.


The song was performed live before release on the show Good Morning America

Fan reaction

likes, 17,245 dislikes

Jody Rosen, writing for Rolling Stones magazine, described "Wish You Were Here" as a "jangling power ballad".

While reviewing Goodbye Lullaby, Robert Copsey of Digital Spy concluded that the main theme of the song was based on the lines "I can be tough, I can be strong/ But with you it's not like that at all" and talked about Lavigne's divorce. He further put the song in his list of "Possible future singles".

On a more negative note, Mikael Wood of Spin magazine wrote that, in songs like "Wish You Were Here" and "Everybody Hurts", the "former brat-punk princess in dreary woe-is-me mode" can be found. According to 

Jonathan Keefe of Slant Magazine, this song, along with others from Goodbye Lullaby, "mistake having a potty mouth for having an actual personality", stating it "fails to pass off 'Damn, damn, damn / What I'd do to have you here, here, here' as a hook".

A writer for the magazine Billbored simply called the video "dark"

Marina Galperina concluded "Unlike other recent videos 'What the Hell' and 'Smile,' this latest cut from the Goodbye Lullaby album is a bit somber."

 Critical reception towards the song was positive, with critics praising it as a highlight on the album.


On her official Site

Bruno Mars - It Will Rain

Brief History

"It Will Rain" is a song by American artist Bruno Mars. The song was released on iTunes for purchase on September 27, 2011

An accompanying music video was planned to premiere on October 26, 2011 on MTV. However, on October 24, 2011 Mars announced over Twitter that the music video had been delayed. It was then latter on shown on November 10, 2011.

"It Will Rain" is a love ballad co-written and produced by Bruno Mars and his songwriting and production team, The Smeezingtons.


The song and music video are about being madly in love with someone and not wanting them to ever leave otherwise it would break your heart and leave you in a depressive state.

The singer himself described the song as "think of the darker side of love". The agony and torment of heartbreak in the lyrics describe the universal emotional pain of relationship bonds like Oxycontin relationships, sexual arousal, bonding and romantic attachment and behavioral addiction, being ripped apart that results in depression.

Promotional Tool

Being used in a big film like the twilight saga as it is a fitting song to the film with few scenes of the film shown in the music video.


The track appears on the soundtrack to the film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1.

Fan reaction

The music video has 123,512,974 on YouTube with   likes, 7,729 dislikes and comments like:
"What a voice"
"you make me cry when i hear this song"
"one of the few good artist out there"
"I LOVE this song its just the best song i ever heard from BRUNO MARS!!!!!!!:D"

While the live vershion that was on the USA X-Factor has  2,413,033 views wit likes, 184 dislikes and comments positive comments like:
"He is amazing!"
"He is a truly great singer"
"The Best Performance !!! I Lovet" 

This song around the world did very well

Chart (2011-12)Peak
Australia (ARIA)14
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 75)25
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)46
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)9
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)5
Denmark (Tracklisten)11
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)56
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)15
France (SNEP)58
Germany (Media Control AG)14
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)28
Ireland (IRMA)11
Israel (Media Forest)8
New Zealand (RIANZ)2
Poland (ZPAV)3
Romania (Romanian Top 100)21
Scotland (Official Charts)15
South Korea (GAON)2
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)48
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)22
UK Singles 14
US Billboard Hot 1003
US Pop Songs 1
US Adult Pop Songs 3
US Adult Contemporary11
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs83
Venezuela Pop/Rock General 1


Christina Perri - Jar of Hearts

Brief History
"Jar of Hearts" is the debut single by American singer-songwriter Christina Perri. The song was released onto iTunes July 27, 2010The song was written by Christina Perri, Drew Lawrence, and Barrett Yeretsian. Perri's inspiration for this song was from a real-life experience she have with a past love interest who wanted to recreate a broken relationship.

The song sold a total of 47,500 downloads in its opening week. The song has sold over 3 million digital copies in the US

The song is about a broken relation ship and the man trying to fix it to be with her while she can no longer be with him as she herself would live to regret it. The man uses women that is where the line "collecting you're jar of hearts" comes from. In the video it is a dull colored and feels very dark in the way it is performed and in the video itself. It has a balletic feel to it as well and you can see that all the dancers in the background are also the women you see being used by the man. You can see that all the women are trying to fight him off at the end as if to show Perri's feelings towards the man as she no longer wants him in her life and then it as if she has won and is free from the man and so is her heart as he had control over her.

Promotional Tool
The song was premiered on the show so you think you can dance as her friend showed the song to a choreographer on the show and the woman liked it and created a dance to she song and asked Perri to play the song live on the show when the dance was performed.


It was used for a dance in the show So you think you can dance

Fan reaction

On YouTube the song has 82,139,767 with  likes, 6,206 dislikes.

Kyle Anderson of MTV News positively reviewed the song as a "hook-heavy ballad,"
The  entertainment website said that the song is a "raw, defiant break-up song."
The song was in many charts in both the US and Canada at numbers 17 and 21 respectively.


PSY - Gangnam Style

Brief History

It is about lifestyle in the Gangnam District and how most people in this area show class in there style and are know to be more stylish and "hip".

The music was composed by PSY and Yoo Gun-hyung who is a producer from South Korea. He has collaborated with PSY before Gangnam Style. Yoo was the one who song, while PSY were responsible for writing the lyrics to the song.

The song itself is making fun of the people that are from Gangnam who are saying that they are better and that are trying o be something that they are not.

The whole video was filmed in only 48 hours with only two of the shots actually being filmed in the Gangnam District

The song is about "the perfect girlfriend who knows when to be refined and when to get wild."
It is also about the way that some people in the Gangnam District believe they are above other and it pokes fun at them for it with the comical dance that is used throughout the video until he find a woman who is perfect to the singer and she joins in with the dance showing her "Wild Side"

Promotional Tool
In the video the ginger female is a famous singer in Korea also they use members of a group from Korea


Fan reaction

On YouTube it has 430,165,701 views with  likes, 182,075 dislikes
This song and video have done really well with a lot of people imitating the dance as it is dance challenge


Digital Download

Dappy - Good Intentions 

Brief History
"Good Intentions" is the fourth official single to be released from British grime rapper Dappy's debut solo studio albumBad Intentions.

It was filmed about 8-9 times as you see that there is 2 of himself in the shot either in the background, walking away or towards the camera.

The song is about his flaws and that he wants to better himself. In the video you see him walking though a ruined path almost like it is representing his life so far with certain items on fire like a piano and trees.

Promotional Tool

The song was commented on in Star magazine and there were comments on dappy himself as the song shocked many people as it is a strange song for this man and it also shows that he has a very good voice.


Fan reaction

On YouTube it has 2,414,691 with  likes, 503 dislikes

Digital Download

Star Magazine

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