‘Vous Avez Dit Bizarre’ N°254 – Vintage 2000s Music Videos

Robbie Williams, Britney Spears, The Chemical Brothers, The Eighties Matchbox B Line Disaster, Westlife, Editors, Busted, The Hives, Richard Ashcroft, Biffy Clyro, Velvet Revolver, Elbow

They are the performers of twelve vintage amusing, puzzling and sometimes shocking videos of songs that were ranked in the UK charts, this week (42/52) BUT… in the Noughties 2000s.

Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!

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‘Vous Avez Dit Bizarre’  N°254 – Vintage 2000s Music Videos

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Tracklist

1 . Robbie Williams – Tripping

‘When you think we’re lost we’re exploring’
Reggae-influenced with an 80s Clash vibe and a disco-like chorus, “Tripping” by Robbie Williams, co-written with Stephen Duffy, presents a dark narrative on gangsters. Directed by Johan Renck, the whimsical music video features a nightmarish singing baby and twins (?) giggling in a maze.
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Featured on the 2006 album “Meds”.

Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Twitter

2 . Britney Spears – Lucky

‘It’s you they’re all waiting for’
Penned by Max Martin and Rami Yacoub, Britney Spears’ “Lucky” narrates the tale of a lonely celebrity, despite her fame. The music video directed by Dave Meyers, featuring Spears in four personas including Storyteller and Phantom Britney, unveils a gloomy award-winning actress named “Lucky.”
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Featured on the 2007 album “Hourglass”.

Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Instagram

3 . The Chemical Brothers – The Salmon Dance

‘All my peeps spend part of their life in fresh water’
With the eccentric inclusion of robotic salmon facts delivered by Sammy the Salmon, rap verses from Fatlip of The Pharcyde and a Beethoven sonata snippet, The Chemical Brothers’ “The Salmon Dance” comes with a bizarre yet enthralling music video directed by Dom and Nic (Nick Goffey & Dominic Hawley) and showcasing a boy, portrayed by Rory Jennings, observing his fish tank.
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Featured on the 1999 album “Showbiz“.

Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Twitter

4 . The Eighties Matchbox B Line Disaster – Rise Of The Eagles

‘Cos you’re wrong and you know how to sin’
The track “Rise of the Eagles” by British psychobilly band The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster (often abbreviated as TEMBD or 80s Matchbox) is known for its gothic-punk essence with gritty guitar and pulsing bass while its lead singer Guy McKnight wishes to echo Sinatra’s vocal charm. The accompanying music video follows an anti-militaristic theme, showcasing TEMBD’s humor.
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Featured on the 2009 album “New Moon : Soundtrack”.

Lyrics >> More by the same : Wikipedia

5 . Westlife – Hey Whatever

Westlife’s “Hey Whatever” is a re-written version of Irish rock band Relish’s hit “Rainbow Zephyr.” The accompanying music video is directed by David Mould.
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Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Twitter

6 . Editors – Bullets

British band Editors’ debut single “Bullets” comes with a music video directed by Mike Brady.
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Featured on the 2002 album “Sticks and Stones”.

Lyrics >> More by the same : Official Site

7 . Busted – What I Go To School For

‘Fight my way to the front of class To get the best view of her…’
Busted’s debut single “What I Go To School For” is inspired by band member Matt Willis’ infatuation for his dance teacher at Sylvia Young Theatre School, Michelle Blair, renamed Miss McKenzie in the song. The music video, directed by Alison Murray, features model Lorna Roberts as Miss McKenzie and a young Jade Ewen from Sugababes in a secondary role.
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Featured on the 2007 album “Panic Prevention”.

Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Twitter

8 . The Hives – Tick Tick Boom

Before it found a commercial use in Nike’s “Finish Line” campaign among other commercials, “Tick Tick Boom” by The Hives was labelled as “Hate To Say I Told You Walk Main Offender, Walk” by the magazine exclaim! Directed by Kalle Haglund, The music video features the band as giant statues in Stockholm’s Liljevalchs Konsthall museum that ends up (Boom!) exploding.
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Featured on the 2009 album “In This Light and on This Evening”.

Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Official Site

9 . Richard Ashcroft – Check the Meaning

Wrapped in expansive instrumental layers, the contemplative lyrics of Richard Ashcroft’s “Check The Meaning” delve into mental health and spirituality. The music video, directed by Andy Baybutt and Mike Lipscombe, showcases an apocalyptic, black-and-white world.
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Featured on the 2007 album ” A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation”.

Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Official Site

10 . Biffy Clyro – Machines

Biffy Clyro’s “Machines” encapsulates front man Simon Neil’s emotional journey post his mother’s passing, pays homage via its acoustic arrangement, to her love for country and folk music.
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Featured on the 2003 album “Fire”.

Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Official Site

11 . Velvet Revolver – Fall To Pieces

‘Since you’ve been gone I’ve been alone here’
Written by lead singer Scott Weiland, post-divorce from his first wife, Mary, amid rehab stints, “Fall to Pieces” by Velvet Revolver touches on his heroin struggle and its impact on his marital life. The accompanying music video depicts Scott going through an overdose, premonitory of what will eventually happen eleven years later when Scott ODed on his tour bus.
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Featured on the 2002 album “Original Pirate Material“.

Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Wikipedia

12 . Elbow – Newborn

‘I’ll be as deaf as a post If you hold me like a newborn’
Reminiscent of Genesis’ “Entangled,” “Newborn” by English rock band Elbow gently leads with strumming guitars, mellow keyboards and singer Guy Garvey’s poignant voice.
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Featured on the 2006 album “So This Is Great Britain?”.

Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Official Site

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NB . You may wonder what are these “Quotes” attached to certain photos above. Well! For a specific song, we select a still image from the video on one side and choose a lyric from the song on the other side. We ensure that the lyric has a connection to the image, although sometimes the connection may be far-fetched or based on a double entendre, creating a humorous or meme-like combination when the two are merged together. Et voilà!

Bizarre Quotes • When you think we’re lost we’re exploring (Robbie Williams) • It’s you they’re all waiting for (Britney Spears) • All my peeps spend part of their life in fresh water (The Chemical Brothers) • Cos you’re wrong and you know how to sin (The Eighties Matchbox B Line Disaster) • Fight my way to the front of class To get the best view of her… (Busted) • Since you’ve been gone I’ve been alone here (Velvet Revolver) • I’ll be as deaf as a post If you hold me like a newborn (Elbow)

Music-wise : Pop, Electronic, Rock, Indie Rock

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(*) According to our own statistics, upadted on May 19, 2024

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