Matt and Kim's enthusiasm comes across loud and clear in everything they do. The energetic duo first hit it big in 2007 when their humorous video for "Daylight" went viral. Since then they have won three MTV awards: a Breakthrough Video Music Award and mtvU Best Video Woodie Award for “Lessons Learned,” in addition to a 2011 award for Best Live Band. Matt and Kim have played Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Bonnaroo, along with international festivals like V in the U.K, Belgium’s Pukkelpop, Fuji in Japan, Australia’s Big Day Out, to name a few. In addition to their legendary reputation for the wild exuberance of their live shows, Matt and Kim’s creative eye-catching videos are a huge part of the couple’s universal appeal. Watch their top five music videos below to see why.
5. Matt and Kim - “Let’s Go”
Everyone has been there, the cheesy family photo from back in the day that we would all like to forget ever existed. Most people hide them away in a closet, but not Matt and Kim. These two decided to embrace the weird and reenact some doozies for this dance-fueled beat video.
4. Matt and Kim – “It’s Alright”
This could quite possibly be the first music video to present synchronized sleeping and be warned, it is quite addictive to watch. This two-person dynamo’s performances are as memorable for their physicality as they are musically. Besides, how can anyone not love a video with butt bongos!
3. Matt and Kim – “Yea Yeah”
Perhaps the most fun music video food-fight ever. With a very basic 2-d cut out backdrop for their set, the two lovebirds are belted with tomatoes, cream pies, spaghetti and pudding, and seem to be having an absolute blast throughout.
2. Matt and Kim – “Hey Now”
Granted, this is a simple video concept yet it is enthralling. There is tangible energy to Matt and Kim songs, which is emoted through the vibrant dancing by Kim. Her movements are hypnotically mesmerizing and performed with the iconic Brooklyn Bridge as the backdrop.
1. Matt and Kim – “Daylight”
This is the song that ignited the phenomena known as Matt and Kim and introduced the world to their spunky hybrid version of pop. The cute video features the band playing together in ridiculously small spaces. Whether playing in a bathtub with the shower running, a dumpster, or absurdly crammed into a refrigerator nothing tempers their enduring good cheer or their love for the music.
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