21.5 million people can't be all wrong! This is one of the most popular videos ever posted on YouTube and with very good reason. The eccentric, Spartan nature of the video initially grabs your attention, but it is the hook and beat that keeps you watching. After a few watches you start to wonder what "chocolate rain" is referring to.
I am not going to put a spoiler in this review, but suffice to say Tay Zonday is making a social statement with this song and video. He has demonstrated that the new generation of artists can gain a hearing without having to be "managed" by some traditional media company. The "low-tech" methodology for "editing" breathing sounds out of the track serves to underline this point. This is a Tay Zonday production!
Enjoy this track and once it has you hooked, spend some time meditating on the lyrics. Let the rain fall!
I was actually quite upset with the person who originally told me to watch this horrible video. I found it to be demented in a very unfunny way. His vocals sounded like there was a huge tumor in his throat battling his vocal cords and tongue. His mouth grimaced most unattractively. The final blow, the very worst part of it all, is that it created an Earworm that was determined to stay until I went completely mental. Miraculously, I recovered. Now 6 months later the community that claimed … more
I beg to differ with the whole "21.5 million people can't be wrong" thing. That said, just because 21.5 million people watched this on YouTube doesn't mean they LIKED it. I mean, people stop at car wrecks too, you know. Frankly I don't see the point in reviewing a viral video, but this is so horrifically bad I had to put my two cents in. After the first four seconds of this abomination, during which I thought "boy, that's not how I though he'd sound", all … more
I really, really don't get this "phenonenom." It's barely funny and totally uncreative. Chocolate rain? Seriously? I just can't believe this guy got to go on the late night talk show circuit and received overnight fame for this. His other songs are even worse.
The first time I watched Chocolate Rain (at the insistance of my BFF), I braced for what I thought must be the inevitable witch scare. You know- that scary screaming witch thing that pops up in 80% of viral videos that have you concentrating. Then I realized it was unneeded. Dispite the genius of the lyrics, that voice and the robotic non-activity on the screen scared the crap out of me. I went to bed and couldn't get it out of my head. I woke up sure Tay was in my closet ready to drown me in chocolate. … more
Soul: The first thing to know about me is that my worldview is decidedly Christian. Therefore, my chief end in life is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever. My content on this site and my life in general … more
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