Alexandra Burke ‘Bad Boys’ Video

Published: Sunday 20th Sep 2009 by Sam

The hotly anticipated video for ‘Bad Boys’, the lead single from Alexandra Burke’s debut album ‘Overcome’, premiered today. Directed by Bryan Barber (Outkast’s ‘Hey Ya’, ‘Roses’ and LeToya’s ‘Not Anymore’), the clip is best summed up as visual FIRE! Absolutely loving this one; this coming from one who was not sold on the song previously. Showing the confidence and all-round skill of a performer years deep in the game, Alex worked the hell out of this video; she gave me, with this, fierce, diva and above all a clear indicator that she – unlike many talent show winners – is in this for the long haul. One of the best videos of the year so far IMO (yes, I said it!). {Thanks Jonelle!}

What do you think of the video?

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  1. Anonymous September 20, 2009

    wow, if these singles are dropped at the same time

    i think Cheryl might win this battle, her videos hotter imo
    and the track pulls you in way more, but alexandra's does sound like a MEGA grower, thats gonna be massive but i dont know

    hopefully Leona drops happy ASAP to end all this confusion, as she'll win hands down.

  2. Anonymous September 20, 2009

    wow alexandra blew me away, the video was great. Amazing concept

  3. MG September 20, 2009

    good in parts I would say (its almost a bit too try-hard) plus here weave is not good!

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  5. SnijanaFleur September 20, 2009

    I like it Sam. It's a solid effort. She looks confident, beautiful, and s***. Today is my first time hearing the song and seeing the video, BTW. I was instantly sold, so thumbsup Alexandra. I wish her big success.

  6. Anonymous September 20, 2009

    good video, but best of the year?

  7. Trent September 20, 2009

    I'm feeling it. I didn't like the song at all when I first heard it but the video definitely has made me a bit more fond of it. I like the concept of the super powers and the fact that they didn't go with the obvious direction that most artists out today would have done – glamour shots, close-ups and a bunch of have naked dudes walking about and making their pecks jump (although I am sure a lot of people would have enjoyed the latter option lol). I also respect her for taking a chance with the dancing and actually doing a great job thanks to the tight choreography. Good job.

    Random: am I the only one to notice that Flo Rida looked slimmer in this video. Where are his muscles? Gay guys around the world must be grieving lol! I kid, I kid.

  8. Anonymous September 20, 2009

    yep, first time hearing the song and watching the vid and she had me going..i like..she brought the attitude and the pazzaz..dope vid and catchy track..i like!!!

  9. SnijanaFleur September 20, 2009

    Okay…It's on repeat for me right now Sam :-).

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  11. Anonymous September 20, 2009

    Wasn't too keen on the song at the start but the video has definitely made me like it a lot more. Lovin' the choreography…my gyal can dance!

  12. Anonymous September 20, 2009

    Anyone else thinks this video reminds you a bit of Beyonce's 'Diva' video?

    BTW, WTF did Alex get such a s*** premiere time (2am) and on ITV2? Whereas Cheryl got hers straight after Casino Royale (12am) on ITV1!?

  13. Anonymous September 20, 2009

    the video is visually appealling and damn good solid effort for her first outting besides "hallelujah"…still not totally sold on the song, with that voice…i feel writers/producers could have done something better for a first single in regards to better lyrics…but the video definitely assists to sell the song…

    however, that cheap ass weave has to go…her hair looked better when she was on X-FACTOR for god's sake…she doesn't need that chinese bang and it looks better long…and if that is her hair…that haircut is muy horrible…

  14. antertain September 20, 2009

    i'm with alot of others on this one.
    Wasn't keen on the track at first but its grown on me too.

    Wouldn't say vid of the year but its a hot vid and Alexandra works the hell out of it.

    Now winner of a reality show has debut in such a manor with up-tempo and swagger.

    Great Job and good choice of video director.

    This gonna UK number #1

  15. Anonymous September 21, 2009

    Go Alex. Hit all over! Come to the US soon!

  16. Anonymous September 21, 2009

    i liked her hair man, but what do i know, i was to busy looking at her body. Friggin hell she has lost weight and toned it up since her first audition lol. I thought the whole bang and ponytail was to add to the whole action sequence feel. Like who fights with weave hanging down to ur batty lol

  17. Anonymous September 21, 2009

    I honestly have to say I did not like the song at all….the video is a great effort as far as visual artistry goes…cute dance break …However, the song has a horrible hook…..I did not like it all…and Flo Rida didn't go well with the track….dam I really wanted to like her first single too….Hopefully she will come out with a better 2nd single

  18. Anonymous September 22, 2009

    The video and the song are very corny in my opinion. One thing that sells it though is the fact that she is absolutely stunning. Being a winner of "X Factor," you would think they would give her something better than this. It sounds like such a hand-me-down track from another artists recording session. But good luck to her.

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