Watch these music videos during Valentine's Day

Last year, I posted three lists of recommended films to watch on Valentine's Day, one for Hong Kong films, one for other Asian films (Korean, Japanese, etc.), and one for Hollywood films. Until now, I wouldn't really update these posts since they are so bloody awesome (all right, maybe I'll add Before Sunrise and Before Sunset on the list of recommended Hollywood films, but other than that, nope), so yeah, they are a must-read for the hopeless romantics out there.

This year, I'll do something different by compiling a list of nice music videos to watch on Valentine's Day, with your loved one, or by yourself if you like to wade in self-pity by indulging in your loneliness.

The list is compiled with the help of some friends.



Air - All I Need



Air rules, but I didn't know about this music video until my friend Kelly told me about it. I'll quote Kelly.

i think thats what i liked about it, it was contemporary. like i could be that girl in a modern setting. and yeah it seem like so easy to love be loved. i cant describe it



Kiss - Because I'm A Girl



Already regarded as a classic (the music video, not the song), everyone I knew who had watched the music video of this Korean ballad told me that they couldn't fail to weep during its heartbreaking ending. Even if you don't understand a single Korean word, it's hard not to let this move you.

Smashing Pumpkins - Try Try Try


Two homeless couple wandering around at train stations, and then, ... watch it yourself. Really haunting imagery.

Daniel Powter - Bad Day


Recommended by Alynna. Let me quote her.

It's chemistry without words. People that know each other but are just WAITING to meet each other. And maybe it's a tad crazy, but it's nice to see something so cute =) and happy endings please almost everyone anyway. it's a bit like... 'turn left turn right'


Turn Left Turn Right is a Taiwanese graphic novel (that later got adapted into a Hong Kong movie by Johnnie To, starring Takeshi Kaneshiro and Gigi Leung).

David Tao - Close to You (陶喆-天天)



Mandarin song from way back in 2000. David Tao (dude was Jay Chou before Jay Chou) plays a chauffeur who falls in love with his beautiful employer.

Ayumi Hamasaki - Voyage



This music video is like a big-budget film. Involves reincarnations and stuff, you see a woman (Ayumi Hamasaki) stranded in a mental institution, and then she sees another patient, and remembers him as someone she had met... from a previous life. Intense stuff!

Royksopp - Only This Moment



This music video is really enthralling and, well, awesome. It's pretty impressionistic. I have no idea how to describe it either, but it involves the meeting of two young people during the Paris 1968 riots. Not the 'awwwww, so sweet' type, but still pretty romantic.

OMD - If You Leave



Placed here for comedic reasons. The 80s rules.

All right, that's all.

Putting together this list is harder than compiling the three lists last year.

However, this list is INCOMPLETE (obviously) (hence it's not really THAT impressive).

Who is there to finish it?

Why, YOU, of course.

Now is YOUR turn to put up your recommendations of great romantic music videos worth watching. Happy Valentine's Day, y'all. (posting a Youtube link as well is preferred)