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Wednesday, 7 October 2015

My Love Of Fan Videos #2

"Where words fail, music speaks."
Hans Christian Andersen

If you have been reading my blog for a while you may remember the first of this My Love Of Fan Videos series. In this series I either share my favourite fan videos of the moment or my favourite songs to find used in them. You can check out my first instalment here. It explains a little more about my love of fan videos and why I love them. In this post I am going to share five of my favourite songs I love to find used in videos and why. As well as an example of that song being used perfectly!

Disclaimer: Videos will most likely have spoilers. 


Breathe Again by Sara Bareilles

I believe I first heard this song being used in The Vampire Diaries for a Stefan and Elena scene (as well as flashback with Katherine). Despite not being a Stelena shipper I fell in love with the song. I often find myself belting it out.. badly. It's perfect for one of those troubled but all consuming relationships. In other words I think it's perfect for Elena and Damon and that's why I picked this fan video for Delena that I think uses this song wonderfully.



Medicine by Daughter

Daughter has some brilliant songs, musically and lyrically. I've been aware of Daughter for quite a while but I believe this song was also used in The Vampire Diaries. The episode when Alaric is supposed to die (spoiler alert) but ends up feeding on Bonnie and becoming a vampire. There's a couple of really touching songs used in that episode. I'm pretty sure I started crying during this song. It was used beautifully in that episode and in other fan videos I've watched but the video below probably tops the list for me. Shameless is one of those unique shows that can have you laughing and crying and you're never sure which it's going to be. This video captures the story of Ian being diagnosed as bipolar and the song just compliments it beautifully and really captures the emotion.



Everybody Loves Me by OneRepublic

Okay, this one is a little more light hearted. I first came across this song being used in a fan video for Lip from Shameless and then Elijah from The Vampire Diaries/The Originals. It has become one of my favourite songs for bad ass male leads. I think this video for Eric Northman uses it perfectly because it's both swoon worthy and comical. Which is basically what I look for in a man.



Take Me To Church by Hozier

This song became highly popular and therefore there was naturally an influx of fan videos using it. It's been used for quite a few of my favourite couples so it was difficult for me to choose which video to use as the example. It was between this In The Flesh one or a Bamon video. In the end this one won out because it's basically perfect. The real video for this song is about homophobia and there are parallels with that and what the PDS sufferers encounter in In The Flesh, so it just fits.


Drove Me Wild by Tegan And Sara

I decided to finish this list on an upbeat one. Drove Me Wild by Tegan And Sara always makes me dance at my laptop when it comes on. I first came across the song on this Nick and Jess from New Girl video. I think it captures their relationship perfectly. I love the kind of relationships where they drive each other a bit crazy, which is probably why I love this song so much.



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