Hubs videos of the decade: Fell in Love With A Girl

We figured no one needs another listicle; so over the coming days we will share with you, in no particular order, some of our favorite music videos of the decade.

The White Stripes ‘Fell in Love With A Girl’

Michel Gondry conjured many of the best videos of the decade, but we’re rather partial to this clip, off The Stripes’ White Blood Cells Album. The combination of the childish lego building blocks against the jaunty garage sound of the song has certainly stood the test of time. Here’s to more masterful videos Mister Gondry!

Hubs videos of the decade: Hey Ya!

We figured no one needs another listicle; so over the coming days we will share with you, in no particular order, some of our favorite music videos of the decade.

Outkast ‘Hey Ya!’
An homage to the Beatles’ 1964 performance on the Ed Sullivan Show, this video claimed MTV’s video of the year in 2004 and admitted ‘shake it like a polaroid picture’ into the pop culture lexicon.

Hubs videos of the decade: Single Ladies

We figured no one needs another listicle; so over the coming days we will share with you, in no particular order, some of our favorite music videos of the decade.

Beyonce “Single Ladies”

Love her or hate her, you can’t deny the lady had a pretty good decade. The Jake Nava directed, Bob Fosse inspired video for “Single Ladies” was a viral smash, endlessly referenced and bound to live on as a pop cultural watermark for these hurly burly times.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Happy Holidays from hubs… we are celebrating Christmas the only way we know how (see below)…

Stay tuned over the coming days for our round-up of the decade’s best videos.

Iron Curtain Kitsch

With all of the attention being heaped on the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, I thought it was time to revisit this delightful clip. The creepy whistling intro! the hair! the battle scenes! the pathos!

Who could ever forget The Scorpions’ ‘Wind of Change?’

Hubs does Halloween

Scary bats, fiendish ghouls and tales of the occult! Who could deny that in 2009 music videos have taken a turn toward the dark side. At hubs this week we’ve been discussing our favorite spooky videos of the year and decided to post a few. Of course we could have just tapped the entire Fever Ray catalog, but that would just be too easy.

Without further ado…

YACHT ‘Psychic City’

Major Lazer ‘Hold the Line’

Fever Ray ‘Stranger Than Kindness’

Bat For Lashes ‘Daniel’

…k, maybe not so creepy, but I find those black balloon people very sinister…

When Spike was lo-fi

With ubiquitous Where the Wild Things Are chatter, a recent MoMA retrospective and a Kanye collaboration that has the internet in a royal tizz, you’d be forgiven for feeling pangs of Spike Jonze fatigue.

But you’ve got to hand it to the man. No director have made the transition from no-budget music video director into fully fledged Oscar-nominated territory the way he has. Whilst his work looks increasingly glossy and expensive (thanks to long time collaborator cinematographer Lance Acord) it’s interesting to revisit his roots, in this case, Jonze’s second video, Sonic Youth’s 100%.


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