A Star is Born!!! Remade 4 times in America, and twice in India! But which has the absolute best song videos?
This started because I was driving over to my apartment super early this morning, without coffee, and my ipod hit on a Judy Garland song. And then I started thinking “is anyone as good as Judy at torch songs?” And I think the answer is “no”, but you can disagree!
I’m gonna go ahead and rank these because I am the Queen and I can. And then you can disagree in the comments. I hope you will!!! All of these are so amazing, it makes me happy to talk about the,
First, best, always, Judy’s “The Man that Got Away”. What is there to say? It starts with Judy’s voice, and then the directing is a deceptively simple structure around her.
Arijit Singh, “Tum Hi Ho” Kissing under the coat is iconic, and this is the song that made us all know Arijit is a talent for the ages, something really special.
Lady Gaga, “Shallow”. Confession: I haven’t seen the actual movie. But I have watched this music video!!! And it’s got that great “sudden special talent bursting forth” magic feel to it, plus crazy chemistry. And it’s just a good song, and Lady Gaga’s voice is special.
Kishoreda and Lataji, “Tere Mere Milan ki”. I just can’t resist the Amitabh-Jaya chemistry!!!!
Barbra, “Evergreen”. Again, haven’t actually seen the movie. And honestly, the song isn’t great. But it’s still a good video just because the chemistry is so good!!!! They are so smilely! It’s great.
Okay, fight for Barbra! Or whichever version I put too low down, you think. Or tear down poor Arijit because you think he is too high.