Sunday, December 17, 2006

This just in from the biased news department...

U2's new video for the single "Window in the Skies" is just awesome. The band released it on YouTube before anywhere else and you can watch it below:


The video itself is a montage of other singers from concert and video footage which makes them look like they're singing bits of U2's song through a phenomenal job of editing. The real question is how many of the artists can you identify in the video. There are only 4 or 5 brief U2 cameos in it and there are like over 30 other artists, from Elvis to Nat King Cole. Although this is by no means the official list, and there are some gaps, it's something like this based on other people's thoughts and my own:

00:14 Frank Zappa
00:17 Billie Holiday
00:19 Simon & Garfunkel
00:20 Roy Orbison
00:23 Aretha Franklin
00:24 Bob Marley
00:33 Louis Amstrong
00:38 David Bowie
00:44 Lou Reed
00:46 Frank Sinatra
00:47 John Stirratt (Wilco)
00:49 Kanye West
00:50 Johnny Rotten? (Sex Pistols)
00:51 Mick Jones (The Clash)
00:52 Nat King Cole
01:01 Sam Cooke
01:02 Ozzy Osbourne
01:15 Nirvana
01:26 Johnny Cash
01:27 Iggy Pop
01:31 Paul McCartney
01:33 Thom Yorke (Radiohead)
01:34 Mary J. Blige
01:36 Red Hot Chili Peppers (?)
01:38 Elvis
01:46 Jon Bon Jovi
01:47 Britney Spears
01:48 Elton John
02:08 Adam Clayton
02:16 Arcade Fire
02:21 Keith Richards
02:22 George Harrison (Beatles of course)
02:23 Jimmy Hendrix
02:30 Adam Clayton
02:32 Chrissy Hinde
02:33 Alicia Keys
02:34 Ray Charles
02:39 Sam Cooke
02:43 David Bowie
02:45 Smokey Robinson
02:47 Elvis
02:51 Robert Plant
02:52 Vladimir Horowitz (Pianist)
02:55 Tina Turner
02:57 Dusty Springfield
03:03 Queen (?)
03:07 James Brown
03:12 David Byrne (Talking Heads)
03:21 Adam (dark glasses) and Edge
03:26 Jerry Lee Lewis
03:29 Bono
03:33 Larry Mullen
03:36 Patti Smith
03:37 Steve Wonder
03:47 Pete Townshed
03:51 Edge
03:54 Adam
03:55 Edge
03:56 Larry Mullen
04:04 Frank Sinatra

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