A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera’s “Say Something” Video Debuts!
For anyone who has loved and lost, we give you the video for A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera’s number one hit “Say Something”. The video, which debuted on ET Online, is certainly powerful. Xtina herself appears to get emotional in the video as she sings her part in a simple but sexy LBD. She has said that the song moved her the first time she heard it.
“It came to me at a time when I’m feeling very inspired,” she said during an interview featured on YouTube. “It’s so simple and it’s so quiet and still and steady and, in a way, pleading to hear something...to hear some kind of answer or get an answer in the most humble, unassuming, non-demanding way.”
The video features three scenarios of people who have “given up” on loved ones. One is a small child who hides under the bed. Another is a woman who decides to leave her boyfriend. And the third is an elderly man who gives an unwilling goodbye to his spouse as she passes away. The whole thing is intercut with A Great Big World’s Ian Axel, Chad Vaccarino, and Christina performing the song by the piano. Images of tears fall throughout the video and, if you didn’t feel a few sting the back of your eyes, you might want to check for a pulse.
The song has obviously struck a chord with the public — it debuted at #1 on the Billboard Digital Songs chart and sold nearly 200,000 copies in its first week. The Voice fans were treated to a live rendition of the song by A Great Big World and Xtina a couple weeks ago, which certainly didn’t hurt sales.
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