I know I never formally did a feature on Nicole or her former group The Pussycat Dolls (though the group were in the Torrential Triple and she was in December 2011 compilation), it’s still someone who showed up before.
This is easily her most interesting video, for a collaboration with someone called TI (don’t ask me, I’m a metalhead) in which she gets wet and muddy. It’s called “Whatever U Like“.
The next artist I’m sort of revisiting is Avril Lavigne. Her videos for “He Wasn’t” and “Girlfriend” showed up in the December 2011 compilation, and her dunking was mentioned in one of the dunk tank compilations (thanks TG!), but what seems to have gone unmentioned was her video for “Nobody’s Home”. From about 2:50 onwards, Avril gets rained on.
Now, the only one of these to have been featured in a Music Monday showing stuff not featured in the compilation was Beyoncé. What wasn’t mentioned was her video with Jay-Z for “Upgrade U” (why is it so hard to type out the word “you” in song titles?!) where she gets a little muddy and rather wet.
And now for something which is firmly in my comfort zone: a band who I’m going to be meeting in December and whose video for “This Is The Time” and promotional pictures for the album “Design Your Universe” were in both the music video compilation and their own Music Monday – Epica. So what happens when oil seems to gain sentience and decided to bind and cover Simone Simons (whose outfit kind of reminds me of the Summer School Mentors)? Simple: The video for “Storm the Sorrow” happens.
And for the bit where I usually give my opinions on each song…
Whatever U Like: Not a fan at all. Tries too hard to be erotic, fails miserably.
Nobody’s Home: Okay I guess. A bit melodramatic.
Upgrade U: Also okay, not my thing at all.
Storm the Sorrow: Best song we’ve had on Music Monday so far.
UPDATE: And on the day I revisited acts who have done WAM stuff before, Lady Gaga puts out a sneak peek of her new video, “Cake Like Gaga”. Not sure if it’s a coincidence or if I’m this universe’s version of Haruhi Suzumiya.
…It’s a coincidence. Otherwise it would be a Delain or Evanescence thing. Anyway, here’s when she’s gotten messy before: There was Marry The Night for one, her perfume thing, her gooey performance on Graham Norton, (a trick she repeated at least once), whatever this is, Just Dance and Poker Face.
The song itself sounds kinda bad imo.