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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Mysteriously Disappearing Kylie Minogue Videos

As fast as it appeared online yesterday, the video for Kylie Minogue's "In My Arms" kept getting yanked off YouTube. One person not pleased with the disappearing act is Troystar, who runs the Kylie Canada site.

Backing up a sec, in today's Towleroad music column, I discussed the similarities between the "In My Arms" video and the one for Robyn's "Handle Me," but, boy, was it was it a bitch linking up when the motherf***er kept getting taken down.

Troystar did a video himself today, ranting about the tactics taken by EMI, wherein the label is squandering some good, free PR opportunities for the "In My Arms" single.

But, quite frankly, if it gives us a chance to see a buff Canuck get all hot and bothered, I'm glad it happened!



  • At 9:37 PM, Blogger Mike said…

    Snap! I just finished writing about the videos myself. The "In My Arms" video does borrow from "Handle Me" but Robyn stole the box idea from Dannii's "So Under Pressure" - so it all evens out. It is a fantastic video in its own right, as is "Wow".

    You can watch both clips here:


  • At 10:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Like Mike said, Holi-Dannii did it first!

  • At 8:29 AM, Blogger Adem With An E said…

    You know, it took me so fucking long to actually track down those bloody videos because every YouTube clip I found yesterday had been ripped down.

    But yes on the Robyn/Dannii comparison; it's nice to see Robyn delves for inspiration through the medium of my chosen Minogue.

  • At 4:37 PM, Blogger Alexander Christ said…

    While I completely agree that in Kylie's case, the exposure in the US and Canada certainly wouldn't hurt, it isn't likely that access to a video on youtube is really going to help EMI. The album hasn't been released in the US and won't be for another two months. They haven't released either Wow or In My Arms as lead singles in this market, and so they probably want to limit the exposure for future promo impact. I know she doesnt sell here, but they are always hoping that some promotion down the line might rake in some extra bucks.

  • At 8:27 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Mike, thanks for the link. They're back on YouTube... for now.

    Anonymous, they're all sluts.

    Adem, I don't think Dannii can handle Robyn

    AC, you'd think they'd have learned after her past three albums (Ultimate Collection included) that waiting for months after to release the album in the States is a bad idea.


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