Tuesday, August 04, 2009

MTV's VMA Nominees

Here are the nominees for this years Video of the Year award.

1. Single Ladies - Beyoncé

There wasn't much to it, but that's the beauty of it. Beyoncé's video for "Single Ladies" features nothing but a 1 take shot of her and 2 other women performing a slick choreographed routine in front of a white background. It seemed like a long shot but when I first saw this, I thought the 2 other women were former Destiny's child member's Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.

2. Womanizer - Britney Spears

If you thought Britney Spears' shaving her head, beating up a car with an umbrella, flashing her privates 3 nights in a row and a lackluster performance could end her career and the you were terribly mistaken. Spears' comeback video "Womanizer" was definitely a return to prominence (not to mention scoring Spears' her first US #1 in nearly 10 years). The video tells a story of a man thinking he can get one over on Spears' by seeing 2 other woman--who are in fact Spears' herself, she disguises herself as a housewife, secretary and a cab driver. This is my favorite video in the pack.

Spears scored a hatrick at last years' VMA taking away this award (for "Piece of Me") and 2 others.

3. We Made You - Eminem

This year saw the return of Eminem, back to his jaunty ways with the single "We Made You" --doing what he does best, taking shots at other celebs. This time it was more than just one--including, Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears and many more. I liked it, although it had nothing on "Without Me."

4. Love Lockdown - Kanye West

Kanye West's video for "Love Lockdown" was indeed a strange but great affair, featuring transitional visual sets of West in a white set, swiftly merging with a tribe--coming to and fro the screen, the impact very powerful.

5. Poker Face - Lady Gaga

Loved the song, but I was never too fond of the video. The by the pool set with the Dalmatian dog is a great scene, I also like the strip poker scene which was strangely unique. The rest not so much. I also noticed the ensemble she wears during the dance scene looks like what Britney wore for her air hostess scene in her "Toxic" video.


1. "Womanizer"
2. "Single Ladies"
3. "Love Lockdown"
4. "We Made You"
5. "Poker Face"


rcLoy said...

Somehow I know that you would love the Brit Brit video more. Video aside, Poker Face gotta be the most HOTTEST single among this 5 for me. LOL

J.Mensah said...

Lol, you know me well! Exactly! If it was based on songs instead of videos "Poker Face" would dominate! (with "Womanizer" closely behind =])