1. Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band - 'Bad Dancer'
Don't even get me started on this and why I love it. All I can say is that you must drop what you're doing and love this song, if not for Yoko, then for the fact that Questlove and Ira Glass (two of my heroes) making an appearance in the same video. Fun fact: Questlove was on Say Yes To The Dress last week, I can't make that up. But if Robyn went on a cocaine vacation, you'd get this song and it's oddly wonderful.
2. Thirty Seconds to Mars - 'City of Angels'
Like you really needed another reason to love/hate LA and its inhabitants anymore, I give you the confessional that is 30STM newest video for their single which features icons such as Kanye, Alan Cumming, Steve Nash, and Ms. Lohan spilling their disheartened thoughts about the city they love and hate just as much as the rest of us. Insert US Magazine's 'Stars: They're Just Like Us!' moment.
3. Active Child feat. Ellie Goulding - 'Silhouette'
I have this absurd musical crush on Active Child. There's this out-of-body transport that happens when you LISTEN to his music. It's one of the most magical musical experiences I've had the chance to be a part of. It's saddening that not everyone has done the same yet, but it's also this thing I'd like to keep as a little unique part of me. I chose this track of his recent EP as a segue for non-Active Child fans to begin with because you have the wonderful Ms. Goulding in this track. Take a moment to experience :)
Bonus: Band of Skulls - 'Asleep At The Wheel'
This is the Bonus of the week since it's not technically a video :D I've been waiting for this for a while. Band of Skulls are dirty, gritty, what you'd be listening to drink cheap whiskey in a roadside bar hitting on Charlie Hunnam. (Or would he be hitting on you, either way...) I love the dark rock n'roll of this band and it's only gotten better the more they release. About 3/4 of the way though, they break out into this killer bridge reminiscent of the beat 70s psych bands. Worth your four minutes.