Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Charli XCX "Boom Clap"

This is a kind of video that you don't see very often anymore. They used to roam the wild plains of Music Television like the mighty buffalo. It's a video from a soundtrack of a movie and in the video, the singer (Charli XCX in her first non-feature Top Ten hit) sings the song in some slightly related environment and clips from the movie are interspersed throughout. Think Bryan Adams's "Everything I Do (I Do It For You)" from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves which featured Adams singing in "the forest". To be fair, it's entirely likely that it was the same forest from the movie. But it could just as easily have not been. Similarly, Charli XCX is singing in "the city" and I, not having seen the movie or read the book, don't know if she's singing in one of the locations from the movie or what, but the feeling that she is is conveyed loud and clear.

This would go on my list of my Top 15 favorite Top 40 songs of this summer.

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