As Jay-Z and Kanye West‘s Watch The Throne tour kicks off this week, there’s really not all that much else to talk about. Between set lists, leather outfits, copious bling and “OMG WILL PREGONCÉ OR FRANK OCEAN OR BOTH MAKE AN APPEARANCE?”, it’s a truly immersive experience, permeating all facets of daily life and conversation. So while we wait very impatiently for our turn to Watch The Throne, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite collaboration albums of all-time.
Each Friday here on the VH1 Blog, our VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown host Jim Shearer (@jimshearer on Twitter) will be sharing his Shearer?s Spotlight with us. Be sure to tune into the Top 20 Countdown tomorrow morning when it airs on VH1 at 9 a.m. ET/PT.To provide a decent and affordable dine-in meal experience for his home peeps of New Jersey, this week Jon Bon Jovi opened up The Soul Kitchen: A ?pay-what-you-can? restaurant that also doubles as a volunteer-based community project.
In celebration of its grand opening, here are my favorite music videos set inside a restaurant:
4) Radiohead, “High And Dry”
Back in the day when Radiohead made music for the masses, they also crafted some really good music videos. This classic includes a brief case, a time bomb, a key hidden inside a cup of mayonnaise, and Thom Yorke impatiently shuffling around the restaurant because he couldn?t fit into a booth with the rest of his band mates.
If you tuned in to our five-day 100 Greatest Songs of the 00’s countdown last week, you already know that pre-preggers Beyonc? took home the #1 spot with hubby-featured smash, “Crazy In Love.” Good for them, right? The collabo is over eight years old, and still carries with it a sense of sonic recognition that might one day be categorized as “timeless.”
If you ask our countdown’s pundits, however, there is a wide range of respectfully-dissenting opinions on what video should have been #1. Tim and Damian from OK Go suggested that Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” should have earned the coveted slot, our former colleague Rich Juzwiak was vying for Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together,” and a number of other commentators from the show made arguments for OutKast, Kelly Clarkson, and Eminem.
If you could have your way with our list’s top 10 songs, which one would you have crowned ?The Greatest of the 00’s? Take our poll and leave us your thoughts in the comments section. Don’t worry, we’re thick-skinned!
Like we told you yesterday, we got the brand new Gnarls Barkley video for you. You didn’t get us anything? That’s OK. We just want you to enjoy Cee-Lo and Danger Mouse tearing it up on this cable access-goes-Museum of Modern Art clip. Extra points if you can figure out who the host is. Hint: he brought something back a little while ago, and he’s not only inducting Madonna into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he’s helping her with her new album Hard Candy.
It’s been too long since we last heard from Gnarls Barkley — when they release their album Odd Couple this April, it’ll have been 23 months since the monster, “Crazy”-inducing St. Elsewhere dropped. (But who’s counting?) Thankfully, the most inventive pair in hip-hop are back with their new single “Run,” and we’ll premiere the video tomorrow. To tide you over, they snuck us a couple of images from the video.
Take the jump to see another shot from the video, and come back tomorrow to watch the video!