Ibiza is and has been an inspiration for lots of artists including directors who chose the island as the background for not only movies but also, music videos. In this article, you will discover 5 video clips which have been shot in our favourite island.
1. Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé – Barcelona (Live at Ku Club Ibiza, 1987)
“Barcelona” is a single released by Queen vocalist Freddie Mercury and operatic soprano Montserrat Caballé. A part of their collaborative album Barcelona, it also appeared on Queen’s Greatest Hits III.The song reflects Mercury’s love of opera with his high notes and Caballé’s operatic vocals, backed by a full orchestra. Originally released in 1987, it was one of the biggest hits of Mercury’s solo career, reaching number eight in the UK Singles Chart. After Mercury’s death in 1991, it was featured at the 1992 Summer Olympics, after which the track climbed even higher, peaking at number two in the UK, the Netherlands and New Zealand.
In 2004, BBC Radio 2 listed Barcelona at number 41 in its Sold On Song Top 100. The song was performed live for the first time in May 1987, at the Ibiza festival, held at the Ku nightclub (now Privilege Ibiza, the “world’s largest nightclub”) .
Funny fact: Both of he artists were doing playback.
2. Wham! – Club Tropicana
The video — directed by British film and music video director Duncan Gibbins — was shot almost al in the Pikes Hotel .
Funny fact: If you look close, you can also see the hotel owner Tony Pike, who was persuaded to act as the barman in one of the scenes.
One of the most dance tunes in all parties and summer festivities. Despite the brazilian tunes this video was shot in the private island of Tagomago.
Locomía was a Spanish pop group popular in the 1990s. They combined elements of tropical with British music of the new wave and New Romantics. Their first hit was the eponymous song “Locomia”.
They often appeared in extravagant outfits that combined Spanish matador pants with frilly jackets done in eighteenth-century style. Fan-twirling was an important part of both their stage performance and their music videos. Both their outfits and their fan-twirling became trademarks of the group and contributed to their popularity.
5. Laura Pausini y James Blunt – Primavera Anticipada
The videoclip (in Italian and in Spanish) was directed by the director Gaetano Morbioli and filmed in Ibiza in summer 2008, in 35mm film. The videoclip, broadcast for the first time on January 20, 2009, begins with Laura Pausini and James Blunt struggling with the writing of the song, rehearsals, until the final performance in a famous club in Ibiza. A succession of situations accompanied by the alternation of the seasons. The two artists perform their playback separately, treading the same stage without ever meeting, but the energy and strength of their individual performances give shape to a sort of powerful and exciting duet that fully expresses the strong artistic synergy that has been created between them. Only at the end of the video they meet together and an explosion of colors and petals surrounds them by wrapping them in an early spring. The stages are the streets of La Marina and the Pereyra Theater.