Thursday, April 30, 2009

Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl

A music video for the song was released on May 16, 2008 on Perry's personal website and on MySpace. The video was directed by Kinga Burza and features a Moulin Rouge and burlesque-type setting with scenes of Perry, along with many other flamboyantly-dressed women dancing to the song. Towards the end of the video, she wakes up next to a male companion called Derek (DJ Skeet Skeet). Despite the song's title, there is no depiction of same-sex kissing. Katy features her real life friend and DJ, Mia Moretti and her main guy, Markus Molinari's dog Bella in the video.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Eric Prydz - Call on Me

"Call on Me", song performed by Swedish DJ and producer Eric Prydz, is best known for its music video, which features women performing aerobics in a sexually suggestive manner.

The music video for "Call on Me" features an aerobics class of women wearing 1980s styled aerobics outfits performing sexually suggestive gym routines led by Australian dancer and choreographer Deanne Berry, much to the enjoyment of the sole man in the group, played by Juan Pablo Di Pace. The video was filmed in the Laban center in Deptford, and spoofs a scene in the 1985 film Perfect starring John Travolta and Jamie Lee Curtis.

While being interviewed by Chris Evans for UK Radio Aid, a 12-hour fundraising broadcast for tsunami victims, ex-UK Prime Minister Tony Blair said: "The first time it came on, I nearly fell off my rowing machine." Many politicians and family groups have pushed for the video to be banned,[citation needed] but there are actually two videos — an edited one shown in daylight hours and a late night version which is uncut and features the dancers rubbing their breasts and one dancer slapping her buttocks.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Madonna - Justify My Love

The video became one of the first-ever music videos to be banned on MTV. MTV's pass on the video created a furor that made headlines. The video itself became a bestselling "video single" when it was released on the VHS-format that year.

On December 3, 1990, ABC's Nightline played the video in its entirety, then interviewed Madonna live about the video's sexual content and censorship. When asked whether she stood to make more money selling the video than airing it on MTV, she smiled and answered, "Yeah, so lucky me."

The video for "Justify My Love" was banned also from regular rotation on MuchMusic in Canada, although the controversy (as well as the subsequent banning of a video by Mitsou) led MuchMusic to launch a new series, Too Much 4 Much, which played controversial music videos accompanied by panel discussions on their artistic and cultural context.

In mid-2002, this video was aired in its entirety on MTV2 as part of a special countdown showing the most controversial videos ever to air on MTV. This countdown was shown only late at night because of the graphic imagery of "Justify My Love" and several other videos on the countdown.

As of early May 2007, the video has been receiving strong airplay on the late night edition of MuchMusic's request show "Punch Much"; however, the video is still banned in many areas of Canada, where the show is broadcast from. The video has had light to moderate airplay on MuchMoreMusic during its late night music video block.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Warrant - Cherry Pie

The video for "Cherry Pie" received heavy airplay on MTV and other music video stations. (Despite this, several years after the song left the charts, a daylong MTV retrospective on the best and worst music videos of all time listed Cherry Pie as one of the worst.) It featured the members of Warrant and a scantily clad woman - delicious Bobbie Brown - who is seen dancing and shaking her cute butt throughout the video. And she has nice boobs too.

However, Canadian cable-TV music network, MuchMusic refused to air the "Cherry Pie" video on the grounds that it was "offensively sexist"