Nothing brings me back to middle school dances like a pop-up video. They were how I learned to tell the difference between the Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC, where I finally understood who this Slim Shady character was, and where I finally got the appeal of popular music. (I owe most of this to Jen Wall – Jen, if you’re reading, I’m bringing you my future kids to teach them about music some day!)
My education continued with the latest pop-up video from VH1 – Miley Cyrus’s “Party in the USA,” where I learned:
- Miley = not really a fan of Jay-Z – he’s too “pop” for her
- This song was designed to launch Miley’s Wal-Mart clothing line, not to be my summer jam
- The confetti from this shoot took two weeks to clean up
- Pop-up videos make everything better.
Check it out here. What song would you love to see get the pop-up treatment?