I saw the video for Hilary Duff’s new song “Beat Of My Heart” the other day, and I didn’t think too much of it. Seemed like a pretty normal video, nothing too amazing but it was decent enough. Today though I came across this posting by Kat on the MuchMusic Blog:
When Hilary Duff’s video for “Beat Of My Heart” surfaced a couple of weeks ago, I had a sudden rush of deja vu – for once it wasn’t the melody or the lyrics that were making me nostalgic – it was the VIDEO! Where had I seen this video concept before?
Look no further than Liz Phair’s 2003 video for “Why Can’t I?” for the answer. The videos are eerily similar, in fact, a side by side comparison, as done by Willa over here shows you just how identical these two videos are. Is Hilary a copycat? Most likely not – because both videos were in fact directed by THE SAME PERSON! Looks like Phil Harder’s run out of ideas. And if you take a listen to Liz Phair’s “Why Can’t I?” you will notice that she even sounds like today’s pop princesses.
Once you see the side by side screen captures, you’ll see what she’s talking about. It’s really quite amazing that two videos could be so similar, even if they are done by the same person. You’d think that Duff’s people would have something to say about that, no?
You know what they say, where there’s smoke there’s fire – makes me wonder which other music videos are copycats!
Read: MuchMusic Blog