Bionic Beyonce Tries To Jump-Start A New Dance Craze

Oct 14th, 2008 // 11 Comments


The other Beyonce video that debuted this week, “Single Ladies,” is a pretty simple affair, with the leggy singer–here putting on her “Sasha” persona, which I guess involves a robotic hand-appendage of some sort–dancing until she loses her breath in a setup that will be familiar to anyone who’s ever watched a later-period Destiny’s Child video. Sure, “three people dancing” is pretty much the easiest video concept ever, but I’m enjoying this clip a lot more than the cop-drama video for “If I Were A Boy,” if only because bouncing along with B is a lot more fun than long gazes and sighs over indiscretions. [YouTube]

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  1. Tauwan

    I love, love, love this video! Makes me think of Eartha Kitt, Nancy Sinatra, Tina Turner, the Mod phase, and all that jazz. It’s one of those situations where the video has made the song damn near inescapeable from my brain. She could make a whole album of these Get Me Bodied like tracks and I would be a very happy man.

  2. silkyjumbo

    er…

    i mean, i like the video, i’m just sayin’.

  3. Maura Johnston

    @silkyjumbo: but the woman in that video has sleeves!

  4. Al Shipley

    It’s a shame that an inferior knockoff of “Get Me Bodied” will chart higher than the original simply because that was the 5th single off an album and this is a lead single.

  5. ITMS

    I’m into it, but I still hope she comes a little bit harder with her next single and video. Simplicity is nice, but I miss the days when Beyonce rode around on housecats in leopard jumpsuits.

  6. Anonymous

    What’s with the robot hand?

  7. KrAzy Che3To

    Beyonce’s officially becoming Sasha Fierce. You can check it out at [whoissashafierce.com] she even has a Myspace for it. Think: T.I. vs T.I.P. – alter ego sort of.

  8. KrAzy Che3To

    Umm.. also just noticed the video was removed from youtube saying: “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by International Federation of the Phonographic Industry” WTF???

  9. the rich girls are weeping

    I rather like this — I’d rather see hard, fierce robo Beyoncé than meepy “why meeeeeeee?” ballad Beyoncé … seriously.

  10. Tauwan

    @KrAzy Che3To:

    And there is nothing wrong with that AT ALL!

  11. the rich girls are weeping

    Also, and this came to me much later in the day yesterday — this isn’t anything like “Get Me Bodied” choreography-wise! Or did you just mean sound-wise, Mr. Shipley?

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