Images of America -

Analyzing Music Videos: Videography

Integrated U. S. History and American Literature Class
Deborah Aufdenspring and Sandra Mings-Lamar

New Technology High School, Napa, CA

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Images of America - Music Videos - Videography

* Stills from video on web pages.
# Commercially available video.

1*#. Billy Joel - "We Didn't Start the Fire"
Album: Eye of the Storm
CBS Records

2*. Erykah Badu - "Next Lifetime"
Album: Baduizm
Kedar Entertainment / Universal Records / Universal Music Group 1997
Director: Troy Montgomery / Erykah Badu

3*. Erykah Badu - "Next Lifetime" - "Pop-Up Video" version

4*. Tracy Lawrence - "If the World Had a Front Porch"
Album: I See It Now
Atlantic Records
Writers: T. Lawrence, P. Nelson, K. Beard

5*. Rage Against the Machine - "People of the Sun"
Album: Evil Empire
Epic Records
Directors: Peter Christopherson, Sergei Eisenstein

6*. Vince Gill - "Worlds Apart"
Album: High Lonesome Sound
MCA Records
Writers: Vince Gill, Bob DePiero

7*#. Van Halen - "Right Now"
Album: For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
Warner Bros. Records

8*. Aqua - "Barbie Girl"
Album: Aquarium
MCA Records
Director: Peter Pedersen

9. Babyface with Stevie Wonder - "How Come How Long"
Album: The Day
Epic Records 1997
Director: F. Gary Gray

10. Dean Miller - "Nowhere, USA"
Album: Dean Miller
Capitol Nashville
Writer: Dean Miller

11. John Michael Montgomery - "No Man's Land"
Album: John Michael Montgomery
Atlantic Records
Writers: John Scott Sherrill, Steve Seskin

12. Lee Greenwood - "God Bless the USA"
Album: You've got a Good Love Comin'
MCA Records
Writer: Lee Greenwood

13.# Billy Joel - "Leningrad"
Album: Eye of the Storm
CBS Records

14. Billy Ray Cyrus - "Some Gave All"
Album: Some Gave All
Mercury Nashville
Writers: Billy Ray Cyrus and Cindy Cyrus

15.# Garth Brooks - "We Shall Be Free"
Album: The Chase
Horse of Troy Productions / Capitol Nashville
Director: Tim Miller

16.# Garth Brooks - "The Change"
Album: Fresh Horses
Horse of Troy Productions / Capitol Nashville
Directors: Jon Small / Tim Miller

17.# Bruce Springsteen - "Born in the USA"
CBS Records

18.# Bruce Springsteen - "War"
CBS Records

19.# Bruce Springsteen - "Atlantic City"
CBS Records

20. John Anderson - "Seminole Wind"
Album: Seminole Wind
BNA Entertainment
Writer: J. Anderson

Videos suggested by students, approved:

21.*# Metallica - "Johnny Got His Gun"

Quick Links

Introduction - Analyzing Music Videos
Music Video Assignment
Analysis Tips
Comparing and Contrasting Music Videos
Grading Rubric

Stills of Sample Videos, with Sample Analysis Questions:
Billy Joel.....Erykah Badu.....Pop up Videos.....Tracy Lawrence

Rage Against the Machine.....Vince Gill.....Van Halen.....Aqua.....12 other videos

For Teachers...

For examples of recent student projects on analyzing music videos:
Student Work

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