Sunday, May 20, 2012

The World's Cutest Music Videos

Playing: You and I-Ingrid Michaelson
Reading: Outburn 37
I've been listening to "You and I" by Ingrid Michaelson  for most of today and it's just such an adorable song. Listening to it inspired me to compile a selection of some of the cutest music videos I know of. All sorts of different types of cute, so hopefully you'll find something you like.

It's really cute to see Carly Rae Jepsen fall head over heels for a new guy and to see her try so hard to grab his attention. Also, the whole singing in a garage has this seriously cute teenage-garage-band vibe. Plus, she's so pretty and darling looking that you'd think she'd definitely get the guy until you see the end...My friend, Daniela, said this depicts how she feels about the guy she likes except for the last bit.

Katy Perry's over the top music video for "California Gurls" is perfect for all dessert lovers and reminds me of last summer, when all my female Facebook friends were titling their photo albums CALIFORNIA GURLS, thinking they were clever for using the song to depict that they were living a very Californian lifestyle. Other than that laughable incident, I really think Katy did a great job, making a super cute candy land for all of us lovers of all things cute. Right down to her pastel hair and cotton candy cloud. Here's a warning to all of you wanting to visit California, not all California girls wear candy dresses.

My friend, PJ, introduced me to Marina and the Diamonds, since he was singing this song during PE. Since then, I've fallen in love with how this music video forces so many things that I love into less than four minutes. Beautiful chandeliers, pastel retro clothes, big dolly lashes, and heart shaped beauty marks? Can it get any cuter? Also, really digging the 90's girl power feel of this music video.

Kerli's costumes in her "Walking On Air" music video are the best and I love the lolita, ballerina feel to all of them. It's the type of creepy cute that I appreciate that's shown in this music video with the big eyed doll and the house's decorations. It has this intense, dreamlike quality that I love. If you're not into stereotypical cute things and like Tim Burton, then this might be the music video for you.

If you love cute, Japanese things, then you've probably already heard of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Her music videos are always super creative, weird, funny, and just plain cute. I think her "PONPONPON" video is cuter, but I've already shared that with you over the summertime, so that's why "CANDY CANDY" made my countdown instead. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu leaves me with this important question, why is J-pop less popular than K-pop? Maybe J-pop is too weird or maybe it's because K-pop reminds us of our favorite boy bands and girl groups from the 1990's. Which do you prefer, K-pop or J-pop?


  1. haha that gema company here in germany wont allow me to watch ANY of these videos but i remember that katy perry video, it indeed was really cute <3 thanks for sharing!

  2. I agree, some of those are the cutest music videos. I'm not too familiar with J-pop as much as k-pop, so thanks for introducing her =) Your blog is so cute!

    Suzie Q

  3. I have more K-pop
    favs than J-pop...
    My cousin hates
    K-pop because she
    thinks they stole/
    copy it from the
    J-pop culture!

    I'm like meh, if
    I like the song
    I really don't mind
    which country it's
    from c:


  4. Marina and the Diamonds opened for Katy Perry when I went to Katy Perry's concert, she's so adorable, I've never heard her music until she performed and it was good!!

  5. kakuidori-Aww, that stinks. If you want to check them out, they're: Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," Kerli's "Walking on Air," Marina and the Diamonds' "Primadonna," and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's "CANDY CANDY."

    Suzie Q-Thank you! :3

    Ice Pandora-For me, I tend to listen to mostly English music. If I listen to foreign music, it's usually because I like the music video a lot of it's opera. :D

    Pop Champagne-You got to see Marina and the Diamonds? :o SO JEALOUS RIGHT NOW.

  6. I love all of Kerli's costumes/accessories! They put me in my craft mood.
    I showed Aadil one of her music videos (I watched most of it without sound because I'm not really into that music) once and since then he's been mad at me because apparently he gets it stuck in his head all the time.

  7. I have not seen the Call Me Maybe video until now, and I gotta say Carly is especially adorable. ;-; The guy in the end is like, every girl's fml incident. XD I've seen it happen to so many girls ... man. lol

    Marina and the diamonds sounds amazing, I'm loving the song!

    As for what I prefer? I like both but ... I honestly believe most Jpop is annoying. Kpop, is mostly corny imo, but for some reason it gets me more excited then those 24 member jpop girl bands that have no talent what so ever. Kpop bands have way more talent, they put effort to dances, and to their looks and I believe that's what makes them more engaging. My only exception for Jpop is obviously Kyary and a few others. xD;

    This is what I mean by like a million members:

    The video is cute I must admit. ;-; but I can't really enjoy this song.

    (Sorry for writing a lot! T_T I can go on forever about this. lol)

  8. sophie-cat-I actually really like Kerli's music. :)

    P o o p e r-I don't mind long comments. In fact, I quite like them! ^^

    I'm not one for music that's not in English, but I do like Kyary, since she's so odd. I actually find both Jpop and Kpop pretty annoying, which might sound bad of me, but it's true. D: Don't you find that Kpop bands also have too many members?

  9. I think with j-pop the whole idol group phenomenon is something that doesn't translate well into other cultures other than Japan. They're a really alien concept with all these cute girls trying to act really young; it's sexy in Japan but is something that feels really uncomfortable to most other cultures. Plus I don't think a lot of their popular artists are terribly talented either. I love groups like m-flo, Capsule, perfume and aita mitsuki though.

    Kpop has more western appeal. The girls are sexy in the same way as they are here but it introduced something new to offer to the west which is sexually objectifying men.
    That hasn't really been used even in our old boy-bands, and it seems to be a really taboo subject but kpop uses it and it works. It's fashionably, it's theatrical, the boys look like models and its kind of gay, what isn't there to like?
    Plus the music is more Westernised and something we're familiar with than j-pop


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