It’s Friday! Katy Perry, Rebecca Black and MTV

It’s Friday, Friday so we-we-we- are going to talk about music videos. This week music video fans celebrated the 30th Birthday of MTV. As you might have forgotten, MTV actually stands for “Music Television” and when they launched the channel back in 1981 it was all about music videos. Great music videos. The only way someone like Snooki would have appeared on MTV “back in the day” would have been on the hood of a car in a WhiteSnake video. But I digress…

The popularity of MTV sparked a golden age of music videos which arguably continues to this day. Now we get our fix of music videos at websites (including Myxer) and we go to MTV for more sophisticated programming like Teen Mom and Jersey Shore. Sure, the “M” may be long gone from MTV, but the style of fun, creative, storytelling music videos that MTV helped propagate is happily alive and well. Take Katy Perry… (which is what Russel Brand did…) Katy Perry is fast becoming the queen of fun music videos and her popular “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)” is a comic classic reminiscent of some of the MTV greats. Celebrity cameos have long been a popular feature of hit videos, and Last Friday Night is not shy about packing the party with appearances by Rebecca Black, Glee’s Darren Criss and Kevin McHale, Hanson, Deborah Gibson and Corey Feldman, and it even practices safe Sax with Kenny G. See if you can spot them all!

ONE MORE THING….

For those of you who may not be music video or Katy Perry fans, far be it from us to leave you feeling left out. In addition to MTV’s birthday, this week is also SHARK WEEK! If jaws and teeth are more your thing, here’s an awesome animated Shark screensaver, guaranteed not to bite! Enjoy.

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