©2020 Viacom International Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. The latest Fatboy/Jonze production grabbed nominations for Video of the Year, Best Dance Video and Breakthrough Video, as well as nods in each of the VMAs' six "professional" categories (including Best Direction and Best Special Effects). Video, Best Dance Video and Best Pop Video. The music video, directed by Spike Jonze, features actor Christopher Walken dancing around a deserted hotel lobby. It features American funk musician Bootsy Collins. 137 on the UK Singles Chart. R.E.M., Linkin Park, Outkast, Gorillaz and Limp Bizkit each picked up two. The clip was also ranked number one in a list of the top 100 videos of all time by VH1 in April 2002 compiled from a music industry survey. While such fringe MTV artists as Gorillaz and Robbie Williams grabbed.  In 2012, British comedian and presenter Rowland Rivron also won charity TV show Let's Dance for Sport Relief with his reenactment of the video's choreography. Staind, DMX, Jay-Z and Weezer must content themselves with only one. In addition to Video of, the Year, that clip is up for Best Male Video, Best Rap Video, Best, Cinematography and Best Direction, while Dido's video for "Thank You", the song Eminem sampled for the chorus of "Stan" will vie for, U2 got four nods for "Elevation" and another one for "Beautiful Day. MTV News' preshow kicks things off at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT, followed by big show at 8 p.m. Vote for the Viewer's Choice Award, see a timeline of MTV Video Music Awards history, and relive highlights of last year's event. On the album version, Collins's normal vocals are heard through the right audio channel; the same vocals, distorted to a much deeper pitch, are heard through the left. Freak On"), Eminem and Dido ("Stan") and the team of Christina Aguilera. On the album, the last two seconds get repeated until 5:23, and scratching sounds start at 5:14 until the conclusion at 5:45. Walken had asked Jonze to film his dancing, and Jonze suggested that he participate in the video. Catch all the sizzlin', star-packed VMA action direct from Miami on August 28. The single version and album version also have several other differences, including the ordering of vocal snippets towards the five-minute mark. "Weapon of Choice" is a song by English big beat musician Fatboy Slim from his third studio album, Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars. "Weapon of Choice" leads the way with nine nods, recapturing a bit of the magic that Jonze and Slim found with their 1999 clip for "Praise You," which won three Video Music Awards (see Lauryn Hill, Fatboy Slim, Ricky Martin, Korn Lead VMA Pack"). nominations apiece, while Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, the Backstreet Boys.  The line "halfway between the gutter and the stars" refers to a line in Oscar Wilde's play Lady Windermere's Fan: "We are all of us in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars," and was also used as the album title. High-flying 'Weapon of Choice' video picks up nine nominations. , Walken has cited Jonze's involvement as one of his main reasons for appearing in the video, which he also welcomed as a chance to do "something different". Who would have thought the hottest thing at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards, Fueled by Walken's high-flying soft-shoe, Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice", video and its director, Spike Jonze, soared to the head of the class Monday, (July 23) when nominations for this year's Video Music Awards were, MTV also revealed that U2 and Alicia Keys are the first acts confirmed to, perform at the 18th annual awards show, set for September 6 at the.  The song was briefly featured in the 2001 film Joe Somebody, and in the Malcolm in the Middle episode "Malcolm vs. multiple nominations, some of the channel's staples Britney Spears. Gray, Alicia Keys and token noisemakers Sum41. Elliott, 'NSYNC, and the "Lady Marmalade" gang picked up six nominations, apiece. Mya, Pink and Lil' Kim ("Lady Marmalade"). Aerosmith, Nelly and Robbie Williams also grabbed three. "Weapon of Choice" features Parliament-Funkadelic and Bootsy's Rubber Band bassist Bootsy Collins, who provides the lead vocals. The music video was filmed in the lobby of the Marriott Hotel (now the L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown) in Los Angeles in December 2000.  Walken was awarded one of MTV's "Moonmen" for Best Choreography. "Weapon of Choice" is a song by English big beat musician Fatboy Slim from his third studio album, Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars. The battle for Best New Artist will feature Coldplay, Nikka Costa, David. The chorus of the song, "You could blow with this, or you could blow with that", is a homage to the Black Sheep song "The Choice Is Yours (Revisited)", which has a similar chorus.  Fatboy Slim had originally been scheduled to have a cameo in the video, replacing Walken in the harness shots, but was unavailable that weekend because his wife was giving birth.. Showing the benefits of teamwork, No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani grabbed four, nominations as well: three for her work with Eve on "Let Me Blow Ya Mind", and one for her collaboration with Moby on "South Side. MTV AND ALL RELATED TITLES AND LOGOS ARE TRADEMARKS OF VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC, Video Music Awards Nominations: Fatboy Slim, Missy Elliott, 'NSYNC, 'Lady Marmalade' Lead The Pack, Lauryn Hill, Fatboy Slim, Ricky Martin, Korn Lead VMA Pack". Aguilera, Mya, Pink, and Lil' Kim count nominations for Best Dance Video, Best Pop Video and. He also noted that as a trained tapdancer, dancing to electronic music suited him well. Fatboy Slim will vie for the top prize, Video of the Year, with U2, ("Beautiful Day"), Janet Jackson ("All for You"), Missy Elliott ("Get Ur. Best Video From a Movie among their stash of six. It peaked at No. ", Eve's video will duke it out for Best Female Video, Best Hip-Hop Video and, Viewer's Choice. Fueled by Walken's high-flying soft-shoe, Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" video and its director, Spike Jonze, soared to the head of the class Monday (July 23) when nominations for … The single peaked at No. The lines "Walk without rhythm/and it won't attract the worm" quote the science fiction novel Dune, while the line "tone of my voice" may be the titular weapon, as used by some of the novel's characters. It features American funk musician Bootsy Collins.It was released as a double A-side single with "Star 69" on 23 April 2001, as well as a standalone single release, and a 2010 re-release with remixes. Fatboy Slim: Weapon of Choice Directed by Spike Jonze This bona fide classic music video for Fatboy Slim’s “Weapon of Choice” by Spike Jonze needs no introduction – so let’s just sit back and watch Christopher Walken channel Fred Astaire to awesome effect. Directed by Spike Jonze, it features actor Christopher Walken, who trained as a dancer in musical theatre before his acting career. It won multiple awards at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards and won the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Music Video.  The Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt has also danced in a version of the video directed by Malik Bendjelloul. Collins's vocal tracks, both normal and distorted, remain intact, but the distorted track is barely audible. ", Matching the Irish rockers' total were Destiny's Child, who split five, nominations between "Survivor," with three, and "Independent Women Part 1,". Elliott's walk in the oddball jungle, "Get Ur Freak On," is up for. For the song by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, see, "YouTube - Mikael Persbrandts Weapon of choice", "Rowland Rivron reveals shock at Let's Dance win as final seen by 6million viewers - Metro News", "The Hollywood Interview: CHRISTOPHER WALKEN: The Hollywood Interview", Australian-charts.com – Fatboy Slim – Star 69", Offiziellecharts.de – Fatboy Slim – Star 69", The Irish Charts – Search Results – Star 69", "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Weapon_of_Choice_(song)&oldid=973672119, Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from January 2013, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 18 August 2020, at 15:23. The "Weapon of Choice" video won six awards at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards. The radio edit is referred to as the "Attack Hamster Edit", and is the version featured on Fatboy Slim's greatest hits album The Greatest Hits – Why Try Harder. On the album, the song segues from "Retox" and thus the ending of "Retox" is on this track. Reese". And for more MTV Video Music Awards news, check out the MTV News VMA archive. , "Star 69" / "Weapon of Choice" double A-side chart positions, This article is about the song by Fatboy Slim. Janet Jackson grabbed four nominations, adding nods for Best Female Video. 'NSYNC's shiny, shimmering clip for "Pop" will compete in categories including Best Group. A host for the awards show is expected to be named soon, along with. At 5:06 on the "single version", the last second (5:05) gets repeated many times until it finishes at 5:36. It was released as a double A-side single with "Star 69" on 23 April 2001, as well as a standalone single release, and a 2010 re-release with remixes. The song features a prominent sample of Sly & the Family Stone's 1968 song "Into My Own Thing", as well as samples from "All Strung Out Over You" by The Chambers Brothers and "Word Play" by The X-Ecutioners, the latter of which was previously sampled on another Fatboy Slim song, "Don't Forget Your Teeth", the B-side to his single "Right Here, Right Now", and "Gangster Trippin". In the video, Walken wakes up from a nap in an empty hotel lobby and begins to dance and fly around the area, eventually sitting and going back to sleep in the same chair where he began. Weapon Of Choice (Attack Hamster Edit) 3:40 Weapon Of Choice (Liquid Todd Edit) 3:21 Weapon Of Choice (Spike Jonze Video Edit) 3:24 Weapon Of Choice (Album Version) 5:46 Weapon Of Choice (Call Out Hook #1) 0:13 0:12 Best Dance Video and Best Choreography to her tap for Video of the Year.  It was used in the E3 Trailer of Skylanders: Swap Force in 2013. English songbird Dido also grabbed six nominations, though five of them, came courtesy of her work with Eminem on "Stan."