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Video Roundup: Big Boi, She and Him, "The Runaways"

March 10, 2010 5:46 PM ET

Fo Yo Sorrows VIDEO Big Boi Ft. Too Short and George Clinton from SNORT THIS TV on Vimeo.

A whole battalion of new music videos has made their way onto the Web and for your viewing pleasure Rolling Stone has corralled them into this post. First up is Big Boi's latest single off his much-anticipated Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty, "Fo Yo Sorrows." The OutKast rapper had previously promised vids for every track off his solo disc, so like the video above and Boi's previous "Shine Blockas," they'll likely be low-key affairs. That isn't stopping Big Boi from calling in guests George Clinton and Too $hort to appear in the clip. Any time George Clinton shows up in a music video, we get nostalgic for P.C.U., so definitely check out "Fo Yo Sorrows" above.

For "In the Sun," She & Him's first video off their upcoming Volume 2, Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward go the High School Musical/Glee route as Deschanel and her clique of peers and teachers go dancing around hallways and classrooms in pursuit of the object of her desire, played here by a way-too-old-to-be-in-high-school Ward. It's sort of like Feist's "1, 2, 3, 4" video combined with Britney Spears' "…Baby One More Time" clip. Adding authenticity to the sing-along is director Peyton Reed, who previously mastered the art of high school and dancing with his cheerleading flick Bring It On.

Finally, we have the official music video for the Runaways' "Cherry Bomb" that combines the band's classic track with a ton of new footage from the film The Runaways. In the video, we see Dakota Fanning completely morphing into her role of Cherie Currie, plus brief clips of the cinematic Runaways from their rise to their eventual crash. As Rolling Stone previously reported, both Fanning and Kristen Stewart, who plays Joan Jett, sing on the soundtrack, which is available for pre-order now.

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