Music Video of the Day: You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go, covered by Miley Cyrus (2012, dir by James Minchin III)

For today’s music video of the day, Miley Cyrus covers Bob Dylan.  It’s a simple video, which is appropriate for both the song and Miley’s version of it.


Music Video Of The Day: Eternal Flame by Atomic Kitten (2001, dir by Phil Griffin)

When you’re an “atomic” band and you’re singing about eternal flames, it makes some people nervous.  Not me, though.  I love this song.  Just try to listen without singing along.


Music Video of the Day: Miracle by Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding (2023, dir by ????)

Today’s music video of the day has a post-apocalyptic feel to it.  Society has collapsed and new, Ellie Goulding-centered world has risen in its place.  It’s bound to happen someday so consider this music video to be your chance to look into the future.

Enjoy and good luck.

Music Video of the Day: Pretty Girls by Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea (2015, directed by Cameron Duddy and Iggy Azalea)

For a while, me and my bestie Evelyn tried to recreate today’s music video of the day every weekend.

This video is based on the 80s film, Earth Girls Are Easy.  I haven’t ever watched Earth Girls Are Easy but it’s apparently about aliens who land on Earth and discover that the title is true.  (So that’s why there’s been so many UFO sightings lately….)  In this video, Iggy lands in Britney’s pool and gets an immediate makeover.  In retrospect, this is kind of a sad video.  Britney’s just so happy to have a friend come by.  At the end of the video, Britney’s really excited to be taken to another world, one where she presumably will not be forced to live under anyone else’s rules and she’ll be free.  I’m just happy that Britney and Iggy Azalea got to have some fun.


Music Video of the Day: Back to Black by Amy Winehouse (2006, dir by Phil Griffin)

Amy Winehouse.  Her talent is missed more with each day that passes.

This beautifully shot video takes place at a funeral.  What’s being buried?  Amy’ heart, after another failed love affair.  Originally, the video made this clear by featuring a close-up of the tombstone, announcing that Amy had just buried her heart.  After Amy died in 2011, that shot was cut from the video.  That’s an understandable decision and I think it actually adds an extra hint of mystery to the video.  That said, I’ve always wondered if that’s the same decision that Amy would have made if she had some sort of say in the matter.


Music Video of the Day: River by Miley Cyrus (2023, dir by Jacob Bixenman)

Today’s music video of the day comes to us from Miley Cyrus.  It pretty much looks and sounds like almost every other music video that’s come out over the past few months but the familiarity is the point.  We’re not living in an age of risk takers, especially when it comes to music.


Music Video of the Day: If You Come To Me by Atomic Kitten (2003, dir by Si & Ad)

The next time someone tells you that music was generic and predictable in the early aughts …. well, don’t try to refute their case with Atomic Kitten.

This video was shot in front of a greenscreen.  There’s no plot but there is a lot of dancing and personally, I think that’s a good thing.  Back in 2003, there was really no need to pretend that the song and the video were meant to do anything other than sell the group and score a spot on the soundtrack of the next Lizzie McGuire movie.

Personally, I like Atomic Kitten because of their name.


Music Video of the Day: Come On Over by Jessica Simpson (2008, dir by Liz Friedlander)

Today’s music video of the day is both wholesome and rebellious.  It’s wholesome because it’s a Jessica Simpson video.  It’s rebellious because it’s Jessica finally calling the shots over her own life.

Take that, Nick Lachey!

Seriously, this feels like a nice revenge video.  It came out two years after Jessica and Nick divorced and it finds Jessica back on the ranch and waiting for a better lover and, even more importantly, doing it all on her own terms.  This is the type of video that Jessica’s management never would have allowed to happen in the days before she married Nick.  As such, this is not just a video about inviting over your lover.  This is a video growing up, maturing, and embracing what makes you happy.