Because of the World Cup we’ll have a special edition Music Match where we’ll look at 3 different music videos from the official themes the world cup has had over the decades. Having to listen to every single theme made me realize that there really aren’t many good themes and music videos only appeared in the last few decades. There seems to be more than one official song for each world cup also, some a little more to do with the country itself while others just random. In the same way the lyrics can be very related or only vaguely. Also worth noting that most themes seem to be in Spanish or have some sort of Spanish word at the very least, but enough of that and let’s get to the 3 best music video songs that the World Cup has had to offer.
Adelén – Olé
A Norwegian singer brought this song for the World Cup in Brazil, I have to admit I dont’ remember this song ever playing but I do like that it incorporates th flags of various countries and shows off a little of Brazil while still keeping it a bit generic. The song is not the catchiest but it isn’t bad by any means and the music video really does a fine job making you feel excited about the fact that it’s a world event.
It’s the end of school for me and another goal so I thought it’d be nice to have school related music videos. They’re all mostly High School related it seems but still we have a nice selection of different genres take on life studying. More of a “fuck it” we’re done kinda feel that I was going for more than anything else as the theme here and not really wanted to dwell into anything else.
Nada Surf – Popular
We begin with Nada Surf with a rather bleak take and sermonious lyrics and school popularity. I still remember being told High School were going to best years of my life as I graduated but it couldn’t be more wrong. The song can get awfully close to cheesy and angsty with the themes it tries to go for but i do think it evades falling into cliche too much because it avoids a lot of some musical tropes. The music video however goes all the way in on the tropes and that oddly works for it.
It’s been a while since we took a look back at three different music videos and here are today’s selections with some trip-hop, nu-metal and synth-pop. Some cool music with some interesting music videos, so let’s take a look at what sets these videos apart from the usual crap.
Saliva – Your Disease
I know Saliva gets a lot of hate but when I do believe they have a few good songs here and there. I had seen this music video once or twice when I had just turned into a teenager and my cousins cool boyfriend with a sports car on a random drive after kick boxing class was driving over the speed limit while playing this song. This song will forever be cool for me. So whether Josey Scott is acting cool driving fast next to a random high school, a lesbian getting a regrettable nautical star tattoo as people pass around propaganda for his concert which is a bit egotistical but we’ll forever ignore the nonsensical lyrics as it just happens to be a cool little sing. Random groupies and bad security at the bar with random girls looking at stuff as the band tries to act cool? Yes please ! Continue reading Music Match Vol. 15→
As we’re getting close to Valentine’s Day I thought a themed Music Match was in order. Over the years I’ve come to enjoy super cheesy love songs which I think is good. But while looking for 3 cool music videos and songs to share for here they’re all a little more bitter-sweet than my original idea but nonetheless enjoy some different love songs for these Valentine’s day.
London After Midnight-Sacrifice
I wanted to feature this song on Music Match many times before but I try to only post official music videos or official live performances since it’s not really about the songs but also the music videos that sometimes we forget about. Sadly this song just doesn’t have a music video or a good live performance available. I decided to make an exception and here we have the studio song over a live performance of the show. Awesome song and glad to finally have it here even if the live performance video isn’t great at least you can check out how the band performs and with good audio since it’s the studio version.
Toni Braxton – Un-Break My Heart
This is a classic love song that somehow doesn’t gets featured too much anymore for some odd reason. At least not as much as other similar songs from the same era; I’m not saying it’s obscure, just not as often rotated. I had forgotten about this song until I finally listened to it again and thought it was a good idea to share it. The music video is very high quality and amazing production values. It just tells the story of how she fell in love with this man, the target audience was clearly women for this music video but it’s what makes it stand out. We never do find out what happened between them since things seemed to be going so well for them as the last part it all just moves to a performance of the song. It’ll always be a mystery.
The Black Eyed Peas – Meet Me Halfway
The Black Eyed Peas got another hit single with this song at the end of the 2000’s with a catchy song and a rather awesome music video with a cool idea and visuals. Though I don’t see how they’re being met halfway since Fergie doesn’t seem to be doing as much travelling as the other person. In fact as the guy travels through deserts, space and whatnot she stays in the damn Jungle the whole time. I guess if we go by the lyrics she had already traveled and just can’t go any further? I just want to make it make sense.
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I’m a big fan of X-Mas songs but since most of my favorites are the usual suspects that you’ll hear a thousand times in stores by the time the season is over I thought I’d do something a little different. Today we feature three X-Mas songs that were featured in different Christmas specials so at least these are different interpretations from the usual classics and they have cool music videos to along with them as well. So, let’s listen and watch 3 of MiscRave’s X-Mas playlist.
Grace Jones – The Little Drummer Boy – Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special
The oddest song in this odd X-Mas special by Pee-Wee Herman, the performance by Grace Jones is absolutely fantastic. You can tell just how much artistic fortitude just oozes out of her every movement even when she’s in Pee-Wee Herman’s flippin’ Playhouse. I especially love it when Pee-Wee starts dancing like an idiot and Grace Jones just goes along with it. Her outfit is not very Christmassy in fact she takes her winter jacker and gloves and dances in this weird plastic body suit that makes you question if it’s even appropriate for the children watching and yet mesmerizing at the same time, a must watch performance every X-Mas at MiscRave. Continue reading Music Match Christmas – 3 X-Mas Music Videos→
Thanksgiving is an important holiday and yet there really aren’t many songs about Thanksgiving, when I realized this I did some research to see if I could find anything as it seemed so odd that no one had done some. My search proved mostly futile unless you wanted a crappy parody song but I was able to find a few songs here and there to bring you three classic Thanksgiving songs for your playlist and Music Video to accompany them.
Addams Family Values – Eat Us (A Turkey Named Brotherhood)
Halloween is here and to celebrate this edition of Music Match we’ll feature 3 spooky music videos to go along with the holidayso enjoy the music recommendations and awesome music videos for a playlist to listen and watch through with your friends at a party.
Moderat – Rusty Nails
A very sensual music video of sorts or scary depending on your view, can’t say it’s a great one but the song is so damn good I had to share it. This is likely an example of when a music video can actually hurt the song since it’s distracting and doesn’t help the video at all with its imagery. Though I’m sure some fan already wrote a whole page of why this music video is perfect for the song, fans write the darnest things. Continue reading Three Music Video Recommendations Music Match Volume 14→