Saturday, April 17, 2010

90s Music Video Flashback

Sheryl Crow - All I Wanna Do

Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born 02/11/62) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actress. Her music blends rock, country and pop into one mainstream sound, and she has won nine Grammy Awards. Crow is also a liberal political activist.

She has performed with the Rolling Stones and has sung duets with Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Luciano Pavarotti, John Mellencamp and Kid Rock, among others, and appeared on backing vocals for Tina Turner. Crow's recordings have appeared on the soundtracks to Cars, Erin Brockovich and Tomorrow Never Dies, among many others.

Upon playing a concert in Philadelphia for the 4th of July in 2009, Crow received an Honorary degree in Music Production from Temple University on July 2, 2009.

"All I Wanna Do" was written by David Baerwald, Bill Bottrell, Wyn Cooper, Sheryl Crow, and Kevin Gilbert. It was Crow's breakthrough hit from her 1993 debut album Tuesday Night Music Club. The song was the winner of the 1995 Grammy Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and was nominated for Song of the Year. The song is her biggest US hit, peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and also reaching #4 on the UK Singles Chart.

The video was directed by David Hogan, who also directed her first video ever for "Leaving Las Vegas". It features Crow and her band performing the song on the street, with notable characters flying through the air.

Two versions of the music video exist. For unknown reasons, the original video, which featured the character mentioned in the song "Billy", was changed and he was edited out of the video. However, at the 1:03 mark in the edited version you can see "Billy"'s shadow on the brick wall as he is walking up the street to where Crow is performing, from 1:12-1:14 (and again from 3:33-3:36) you can see the arm of his jacket as he is watching her, from 1:30-1:34 he walks back and forth in front of her, from 1:40-1:45 he is standing nearby, from 2:02-2:03 "Billy"'s head can be seen behind the flying woman's head, and from 2:52-2:53 "Billy" and his shadow are visible below.

The edited version appears on her Greatest Hits DVD collection of her music videos.

On the Web:

Sheryl Crow's Official Web Page

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