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Hot Video Alert: Joe McElderry - Someone Wake Me Up

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Hot Video Alert: Joe McElderry - Someone Wake Me Up


I have to be honest - the whole concept for the new Joe McElderry video confuses the hell out of me. What's with the movie clips if the song isn't appearing in the movie? Is this just the label being cheap? The video features clips from new movie The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader but "Someone Wake Me Up" doesn't actually appear in the film. Instead, the single's B-Side, "There's A Place For Us," (sung by Carrie Underwood for the U.S. release) will play during the film's end credits. So confusing! I guess "There's A Place For Us" won't be getting it's own video so the label decided to throw together some scenes from the film and put them in the video for Joe's second third single which isn't appearing on the film's soundtrack? Just seems a little lazy to me.

That all being said - let's discuss the song itself.  It's good. I really like Joe McElderry. I like his voice. I like his range. I like his courage and bravery in coming out of the closet. He's absolutely adorable. I just like him. While I think "Ambitions" was a catchier song, "Someone Wake Me Up" isn't that bad of a follow up. My biggest complaint is that the video is just a bit too distracting for me...more Joe less Narnia please...specifically more rain-soaked Joe if at all possible. Co-produced by Ray Hedges and Nigel Butler, "Someone Wake Me Up" is due for release in the UK on December 5th. Check out the movie trailer video clip below.



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