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Friday, April 2, 2010

Friday Music Videos - Michelle Branch

While her music doesn't qualify as a Flashback segment, Michelle's talents do qualify her as more than an up and coming artist - celebrating 10 years on the music scene; she's known and appreciated by us and many fans around the world. Here we present Michelle Branch and two of her top videos.

Michelle Branch - Everywhere
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Everywhere - the debut single released from the album The Spirit Room (2001). It is one of Michelle's biggest hits, peaking at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. Its video shows Branch watching a boy in the opposite apartment building while she plays her guitar in an empty room. Branch's original version was used in the soundtrack of American Pie 2. It appears on the game Karaoke Revolution Party. The song was covered in 2008 by dance group Master Blaster. In June 2009, the song was featured in a Chase commercial welcoming Washington Mutual customers whose bank had been acquired by JP Morgan Chase.

Michelle Branch - All You Wanted
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All You Wanted - released as the second single from her debut album The Spirit Room. It has been her biggest hit to date as a solo artist, peaking at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, the week of May 25, 2002. It is featured on the Karaoke Revolution video game.

In the music video, she follows a man around at night, starting from a club. During the chorus, everything around her stops and she begins to sing dramatically at him. After the chorus, time would continue and the guy would ignore her. At the end of the video, the two exit a bus, and Michelle runs away from him as it begins to rain. In 2002 the video was nominated on MTV Video Music Awards in 2 categories: Best Female Video and Best Pop Video.

Michelle Jacquet DeSevren Branch (born July 2, 1983) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, best known for the Grammy-winning collaboration with Santana, "The Game of Love."

During the early 2000s, she released two top-selling albums, The Spirit Room and Hotel Paper, and was subsequently nominated for the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2003. In 2005, she formed the country music duo The Wreckers with friend and fellow musician Jessica Harp. However, The Wreckers disbanded in 2007 to pursue their respective solo careers. As of 2009, Branch has been working on a new album, entitled Everything Comes and Goes, though no release date has yet been set.

Beginning to sing at the age of three, Branch enrolled in voice lessons at the University of Arizona when she was eight, and received her first guitar for her fourteenth birthday. After teaching herself chords, she composed her first song "Fallen" within a week of receiving her guitar. She initially attended Sedona Red Rock High School, but finished the last two years of her high school education through home schooling so that she could focus on her music career. To support Branch's interests, her parents helped her book local gigs in her hometown of Sedona, Arizona, and later financed her independent album Broken Bracelet. Her set list at these gigs included covers by Sheryl Crow, Lisa Loeb, Jewel, and Fleetwood Mac.

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