I'd love to know what people think about this. The hiphop etc. video genre isn't overwhelmed by this kind of moralizing. At least, not that I know of. Did I miss a trend?
Of course Alicia Keys is not hiphop, more R&B/soul/whatever. Her latest, Teenaged Love Affair, is a bizarre 50s style outing, both in terms of clothing in the video, and comments in the lyrics (first base....third base pump the brakes...gotta go home -- not to mention the my first name your last name Mrs. bit). I really liked her first album, and hey, it was pretty squeaky clean, but this strikes me as a direction I'm not necessarily prepared to follower her, altho more power to her I guess.
I could comment on Kid Rocks use of "Werewolves of London" for a lame summertime nostalgia outing, or the New Kids on the Block looking substantially older but otherwise producing very similar material in their "Summertime", but honestly, it just makes me think that Don Henley did better with "Boys of Summer". And I fucking _hate_ The Eagles and Don Henley. And yes, I know about a bunch of the recent southern rock/country music efforts in this area. They were just mediocre.