Last year we showcased a few great music videos that use Budapest as their backdrop. You could see pop stars Selena Gomez, Katy Perry, and Sarah O’Connor making the most of the stunning locations the city has to offer. But lately, a slew of new videos that use Budapest locations have come to our attention. Have a look below: enjoy the scenery, and try – just try – not to tap your feet.
Liberty X, “Holding on For You”:
Some songs just seem perfectly matched for the melancholy side of Budapest. Case in point: the syrupy sweet but devilishly sad video for Liberty X’s single “Holding on For You”. Juxtapose the gothic and decaying facades of downtown Pest, add the grandeur of Hapsburg-era interior, and finish it off with the retro Communist feel of the Budapest metro, and you have the backdrop to a song that is both classic and contemporary, and very romantic.
Jamie Woon, “Lady Luck”:
Jamie Woon seems to have discovered one of the best-kept tourist secrets of Budapest: the easiest and cheapest way to see the city is on its system of yellow trams. Here in “Lady Luck” you find him taking in the somewhat blurry streets of Pest (while still finding time to cross the Liberty Bridge into Buda). Like Liberty X, the filmmakers made the most of the Budapest metro system, taking Woon underground. With his epic journey around Budapest on public transport, we only hope he was in possession of a day pass, and wasn’t accosted by the notoriously grouchy ticket controllers.
Woon’s video has enjoyed almost nine million views on You Tube, which is great, though nowhere near Katy Perry’s video for “Firecracker”, which remains the Budapest-related video to beat at 411,000,000 views.
Thanks for a great 2013, from PPM. We will see you in the new year.
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