I just checked the other responses to that 'best 1D music video' post because I was ready to be all smug about a unanimous consensus on Kiss You, and, I mean, obviously everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but can you believe how wrong everyone who chose anything other than Kiss You are?!?! I would die for Kiss You.
You are right, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I agree, Kiss You is the perfect One Direction video, and maybe the greatest music video of all time!!! I too, would die for Kiss You!!!!! Thank you for giving me this opportunity to talk about it.
There is more than one reason I love it so much, but it really all comes down to this: the Kiss You music video lovingly sends up the idea of boybands and boyband music videos while truly celebrating them at the same time. AND it does this in a way that effortlessly highlights what made One Direction so special in the first place – their genuinely charming personalities.
Look at this shit, just from the first 30 or seconds of the video:
Right out of the gate, the mood and pace of the video match the mood and tempo of the song!!
And everyone is a big, happy ham!!! (Zayn has always been an underrated ham IMO)
Then, the camera pulls back and you see, OMG this is a video set!! it’s not real! This boyband of hams is making a music video, let’s see how they do it!!
Back to Liam being cute in a sidecar!!!
And it only gets better from there:
A jailhouse rock homage.
Everyone’s Christmas card for the next 40 years.
Louis looking handsome while fake surfing.
Harry and his nips!!!
I mean, I just want to thank the director, Mr. Vaughan Arnell, from the bottom of my heart. It’s a wonderful music video with a fully coherent concept.
When it first came out, @100percentsassy, made the point that there should have been WAY more posts on pop culture websites about what a funny, charming masterpiece it is. She was totally right!!!!! What more could you want???