I’ve lived in Ukraine for three and a half years, and one of my favourite things about Ukrainian and Russian TV was their equivalent of MTV and the super high quality of their manufactured girl bands and the associated music videos.
My two favourite groups at the time where both Ukrainian. They were А.Р.М.И.Я. (A.R.M.I.Y.A. in English) and HеАнгелы (No Angels in English) both of which underwent constant changes to the line-up and members of the group. But one thing that remained constant was the quality of the music video’s, which were and still are to this day, MUCH racier than what you’d EVER come across in the West.
Now that I am back in Russia, albeit for two weeks out of every month, I’ve been able to reintroduce myself to the latest additions of the Rus/Ukr girl-band stable. The good news is that the girls are still just as pretty and hot as before, the pop songs are still quirky, fun (albeit a little silly sometimes) and the video’s are still just as raunchy. Imagine a cross between a music video and an S&M photo shoot, and you’ll have a fair idea of what I mean.
To give you an idea and show you what I’m talking about, here’s one from some new(‘ish) girls on the block, Серебро (Serebro in English) and another three from groups who’ve been on the scene for a while now, the aptly named Виа Гра (ViaGra) and the sexy groups NikitA and Винтаж (Vintage), who are all from Ukraine.
Somehow, I cannot ever imagine a Taylor Swift or even a über-risqué Britney Spears attempting to pull off something like this 🙂
As with the plethora of driving accident and dash cam videos from Russia, these sexy music vids can also been found on YouTube.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do 🙂