It’s Friday, you’re tired of your job and you have nothing else to do while your Lean Cuisine heats up in the microwave. So, take a second to vote for today’s Friday Face-Off Music Video. In a Halloween-themed match-up, Chris Brown‘s “Wall To Wall” is up against Backstreet Boys‘ “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back).” You can vote below to determine which video is the most eerily entertaining, but first, it’s time to entertain the case for each each video.
“Wall To Wall” – Sorry, but any music video inspired by classic Wesley Snipes‘ superhero film Blade (remember Blade?!) renders all competition irrelevant.That’s why, though Chris Brown’s 2007 club banger wasn’t as successful commercially as it was with critics, the music video still elevated his reputation as a master performer. Chris Brown’s gravity-defying footwork is on display for nearly five and a half minutes as he chases down a vamp tramp who’s transformed him. Which reminds me: let’s not forget Chris had the jump on that whole vampire resurgence. Screw Twilight! Who wants glitter skin when you can rock diamond fangs in a creature-filled club? CB owns this face-off if for no other reason than for his showing us the very definition of a dance breakdown around the 3:50 minute mark. He makes the backup dancers look like such amateurs it’s almost scary.
Team BSB: Christina DeBiase, Intern, VH1.com Music (@TINAcious_D)
“Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” - Alright, as an avid boy band fanatic I can’t seem to resist a BSB music video, even if it’s from 1997. “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” still gets crowds screaming for the famous pop group, and it all started with this iconic music video. Let’s be real: only Nick Carter can make a mummy look so yummy. With Howie as Dracula, Kevin as Jekyll and Hyde, Brian as a werewolf, and AJ as Phantom of the Opera, the “creep factor” reaches an all-time high in just six minutes of music video perfection. And it all culminates with THE final dance scene. Come on, guys, we all pulled out those “Monster Mash” moves at our middle school dances. Even the guys of The Lonely Island and Nicki Minaj “Creep“-ed off of that iconic late 90’s eight-count. So, cheers to the Boys who always seem to come back, and let’s pray those moves never go out of style.