These 10 International Music Videos That Were Shot In India ~ TwilightBox

These 10 International Music Videos That Were Shot In India

10.Shankara - Highlight Tribe

This video is a compilation of videos from the French group Hilight Tribe. The video contains their performances in India.In these video we can see their love for the beaches of Goa. The song has strong Indian elements. We can also see how wild parties look like in this video. 

9. Kill The Power- Skindred

Kill the power is a single track from Welish rock band Skindred's fifth studio album Kill The Power. This song features the nu-metal genre. The video was filmed in the streets of India and inside the auto rickshaws of Maharashtra. This international band portayed streets of India and the common citizens in a honest and true fashion. The video has received over 2 million views on YouTube 

8.Swords/Broader Than Border-M.I.A.

Swords is a song by Sri Lankan origin, British  recording  artist M.I.A.. This song is from her fifth studio album AIM. The video was shot in the western part of India and Africa.The video portayes the local dance tradition  of the two nations. In India swords features female dancers performing routines with swords and sticks with scenes of MIA in a tenth century  Hindu temple with lighting a big Om sign. The video has received 2.2million views on YouTube as of June  2017.

7. Across The Universe- Beatles

Across the universe isa song recorded by the legendary  English rock band The Beatles  in 1968. This song is from their album  Let It Be.Although  this video of John Lennon chanting  " Jai Gurudeva Om " is not an official one but we can consider it for its psychedelic  folk genre and strong  Indian ties of Sitar and Tambura sound. 

6. Minds Without Fear Imogen Heap Ft. Vishal/ Shekhar

This song is from MTV India' musical series The Dewarists (S01E01). This song was sung by Grammy Award nominee , song writer Imogen Heap , features Bollywood music composer  duo Vishal-Shekhar . This song is inspired by  Nobel Laureate  Rabindranath Tagoore' poem "Where the mind is without fear". It was filmed in pink city Jaipur and Samode palace of Rajasthan. 

5. The Caves- Mumfords And Sons

The cave is the third single by London rock quartet Mumfords & Sons, released  from their debut album Sign No More. The genres of the song is indie folk and folk rock.The video was filmed in the beaches  of Goa. In 2011, the song received 4 nominations in 54th Grammy Awards including  song of the year and record of the year. It was also featured on VH1's top 40 videos of 2011. The video has received  over  23 million views  on YouTube as of June 2017.

4.Let's Go- Calvin Harris Ft. NE-YO

Let's  go is a song by Scottish Dj Calvin Harris ft. Vocals from American singer NE-YO.  The track was released  as the 3rd single from Harris' 3rd studio album 18 months in 2012. The video has been filmed not just in India but  in various  other countries  also. Local citizens are shown  dancing to the fast soundtrack, where Harris is seen DJing and NeYo is singing the song.The song was used for a Pepsi ad that features Lionel Messi. It was received a nomination for best dance recording  at the 55th Grammy Awards in 2013. The video has received 53 million  views  on YouTube. 

3. Bounce-Iggy Azalea

Bounce is a song recorded by Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea for her debut album The New Classic (2014). This EDM , hiphop and trap song contains elements  of Eastern music with tabla and sarangi instruments. It was filmed in Mumbai and inspired by the bollyood disco era.The video features  Azalea donning saris and bindis, performing belly dancing and traditional Indian dance in Hindu wedding and Holi celebration settings. The music video has received over 90 millions views on YouTube as of June 2017. Bounce is featured also on the soundtracks for the 2014 film Vampire  Academy and 2015 film Spy.

2. Hymn For The Weekend- ColdPlay

Hymn for the weekend is a song by famous British rock band Cold play. This song is from their seventh studio album , A Head Full Of Dreams (2015). The video was shot at various  Indian cities including Varanasi, Worli village, Mumbai and Kolkata. This video was also shot at the famous Maratha Mandir theater which is reputed for showcasing DDLJ for 15 years. The main theme of the video is festival of colours Holi. The video also features  Beyonce and Indian actress Sonam Kapoor. In june 2017, the video becomes most viewed video for both Coldplay and Beyonce with 750 millions views.

1. Lean On-  Major Lazer Ft. DJ Snake, M.O

Yes, undoubtedly the no.1 of these list is Lean on. This song is recorded by American electronic music group Major Lazer and French producer DJ Snake featuring vocals from MØ.It is the lead single from Major Lazer's third studio album Peace Is The Mission. It is a dance and electronic song also described as house ballad.  The music video was filmed in ND studios, Karjat and Vasai, Maharashtra. It is the twelve most viewed video on YouTube with over 2 billion views and also named most streamed song of all time in 2015 by Spotify. It has over 968 millions streams globally as of April 2017. 


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