Friday Night Videos: Why Can’t I Dance Like Christopher Walken?

Liz Phair: Why Can’t I (2003)

Fine, fine, the quality of Liz Phair’s work has declined since Exile In Guyville. Sure, Liz Phair is the goateed mirror opposite of Exile In Guyville, all slick production value and shallow pop writing. But this video’s concept is great: the song is playing on a jukebox, with the band appearing on various record covers that feature as their titles the lyrics. On a side note, it appears this song was a big hit with the anime crowd, as I had trouble finding the video amongst all of the anime music videos set to the song.

Fatboy Slim: Weapon of Choice (2001)

Dance Dance Christopher Walken! Walken’s background as a dancer helps him in this Spike Jonze video, but what really sells it are his facial expressions. I am guilty of watching this video over and over and over.

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