Saturday, June 06, 2015

My Top 100 Favourite Music Videos: #7

#7 "Weapon of Choice" - Fatboy Slim
Release Date: 2001
Director: Spike Jonze
Fun Fact: Christopher Walken is the man featured in the video, a very famous actor who has starred in films such as True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Hairspray and recently, Seven Psychopaths! Christopher Walken trained as a musical dancer before his acting career!
This is the second video directed by Spike Jonze on the list, the other one is "Buddy Holly" by Weezer, which was featured at #27!

Here's another critically acclaimed video that is often featured in many "best videos of all time" lists that features extremely high on my own as well. And it's extremely easy to see why!

What's hard to see why however is the fact that there's two versions of this music video on YouTube and they both only have around 9 million views between them. Explain that travesty! If this video was released today it would have had at least 100 million!

Regardless, it's truly an amazing video. Christopher Walken's dance moves are just so damn good, and you wouldn't expect the man to be able to dance like he does. Of course there's gimmicks in there like being able to fly and stuff, but you do get the feeling that Mr Walken did most of the actual content in the video himself rather than rely on CGI or a body double. Spike Jonze is responsible for a lot of very memorable videos, but for me, this is his finest work and I doubt he'll top it.

Note: This is the sixth and last video from the year 2001 in this list.

Here is the video for your enjoyment!

Click here to see #6 on the list or here for #8!

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