Snape’s Got Game, a Wong Kar-Wai Homage, and an Unstoppable Motown Song: Texas Music Videos

Texas - a Scottish band

Texas - a Scottish band

Texas was a popular Scottish band that peaked in the late 90s/early 00s. Fronted by powerhouse lead singer Sharleen Spiteri (who went solo in 2008), the band has diverse pop melodies and thoroughly entertaining videos.

I guarantee that you have heard of Texas before. They did the closing song to “Ever After” called “Put Your Arms Around Me” (YouTube link). One of their most popular songs is the twirling “Say What You Want” (YouTube link) which was sampled by Method Man.

Alan Rickman is "In Demand"

Alan Rickman is "In Demand"

Professor Snape aka Alan Rickman is the inexplicable boy toy of Sharleen in their “In Demand” (YouTube link) music video. Rickman is totally committed to this aloof character – sexy!

on the run in "Chungking Express"

on the run in "Chungking Express"

The video for “Halo” (YouTube link) references the Wong Kar-Wai movie “Chungking Express.” Frequent WKW collaborator Christopher Doyle shot one of Texas’ final videos, “Getaway” (YouTube link) in true kaledoscopic style.

One of Texas’ most memorable songs is “Black-Eyed Boy” (YouTube link) which is a monster motown song. Ironic that Sharleen’s solo career has had taken off with an Amy Winehouse-lite makeover when Sharleen was already doing the retro-soul thing back in the 90s.

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