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When MTV Played Videos – 9.21.12

(By YetiVedder)

If this isn’t one of the greatest songs ever written about 99 luft balloons then I don’t know what is?  Any song that uses another language is okay in my book.  Think about some of the best songs ever written that were in a foreign language.  Songs like Macarena by Los Del Rio, Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, or Bawitiba by Kid Rock.  You add a foreign language and you have a guaranteed hit!  Bonus points if you can tell me what language is spoken in those 3 songs!  I can’t believe I brought Queen into this.

But I digress….

The effects in this video are amazeballs!  Different colors of smoke?  Check!  Really feminine men wearing scarves?  Check!  A band playing at a lumber yard?  Check!  Nena is a stonecold fox in this video.  By the way I love how it goes from daylight to night in the video.  It was like the director told the band they had the camera for 8 hours and they had to finish this video today or else!  Then at the 2:53 point BOOM!  Explosions!  There are bombs going off but does Nena even flinch?  No way my friend!  They are like the band going do with the Titanic, but this band is going out with really bad hair and some sweet, sweet synth!

How should Nena end the song?  How about we film it like a horror movie scene right before someone gets murdered?  PERFECT!  Only then did Nena know she had the perfect music video.

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One Comment on “When MTV Played Videos – 9.21.12

  1. TheWayIsHere
    September 21, 2012

    I love how she trips around the 1:17-1:18 mark. “We can’t afford any re-takes, Nena! Just keep walking!”

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