'What Is Happening' on your Must List?

Topping my Must List with a giant, twirling umbrella: The video for adorable Danish pop group Alphabeat’s latest single, "What Is Happening?" It’s a theme that suits the general tumult of Election Day very well (not to mention the video’s eventual incorporation of tons and tons of balloons!). Let the sudden tempo change at 1:50 spark up a PopWatch Dance Party at your desk — works for me every time. Press play below, and if you like it, check out Alphabeat’s video for "Boyfriend," too.

Your turn:List up to three items on your Must List from currentTV/movies/music/books/games/online. Don’t forget your e-mail address,in case we decide to use your submission in the magazine. Deadline isThursday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m. ET.

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  • NineDaves

    yes! i’m so glad alphabeat is on your must list! they’ve been on mine since i got their album six months ago. but you liked to the wrong boyfriend video. the one you linked to is the video for the remixed version off their uk release. the original danish version (and video) is much better http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HcnCusaFwk

  • denny

    OH my god… Alphabeat have been my favorite band since last March, when I first heard their Danish single, The Hours. Finally, whistling had a place in pop music again! And then there’s their brilliant UK singles Fascination (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8UxX5STKL4) and 10,000 Nights (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySHHdO-YTK4) which are just pure pop brilliance. They have been on my Must List for quite a while, I’m glad you here at EW have caught on! Hopefully they will hit big here in the US, too. (Along with Anastacia, for Slezak’s sake!)

    • Andre

      This review is from: I own many cbooookks but this is absolutely one of my favorites. I love the healthy aspects of this book. I appreciate all of the research put into it delicious dishes based on science, but wow do I thoroughly enjoy the recipes. Dr. Felder’s Chefs hat shines through here. I love the pan-grilled salmon with frisee salad lyonnaise excellent!! The black bean chili is delicious and the crab salad with creamy dressing is the best. Another favorite is the salmon with shanghi red sauce. What a grerat combination, a MD and Chef. No wonder this book is so good.

  • QueSera

    Great video and fun song! Having taken a family vacation in Denmark two summers ago and being a fan of all things Scandinavian, I’m happy to learn of them. And thank you to the previous posters for the other links, which I’ll check out.

  • Ragna

    The biggest thing I’m into right now is Eddie Cahill on CSI: NY. He’s the real reason the show’s worth watching.

  • Josh

    Chuck- This show is way better in its sophomore season and it is saving NBC from a dreadful monday night with the ever-fading Heroes.
    That being said there are some saving graces to Heroes such as Robert Forster as the Papa Petrelli. And the character of Usutu in Africa really interested in his story.
    It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia-IT is outrageous, clever, and absoltely stupid at the same time. This season has been the best.

  • Lizzy

    the trailer for “the reader”
    Can kate winslet finally get her oscar??

  • Stef

    Fable II is on my must list. There is something cathartic in being able to sacrifice your spouse to the Temple of Shadows.

  • Katie

    Must Heroine: Sarah Connor – some days, raising a teenager can feel like the end of the world. Now try raising your teenager to prevent the end of the world – no wonder Sarah Connor’s always ready to punch someone.
    Must Single: “Take Back the City” by Snow Patrol. From the openning riff of the accoustic guitar, the Northern Irish rockers capture that cooling coffee, foot against the accelerator feeling of driving through empty streets at night -“I love this city tonight, I lovis the city always”.
    Must Classic: The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera – between Russia’s invasion of Georgia and the most important US election in a decade, Kundera’s existential novel of a doctor, his wife and his lover caught up in the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia is a timely reminder of the fleeting nature of the freedoms we take for granted.

  • Rob

    Must TV Show that Deserves Better Ratings: Eli Stone. This shown has picked up its entertaining meta-plot right where it left off last season.
    Must Alternative Reality Novel: S. M. Stirling’s The Scourge of God. It’s the next step in wrapping up a saga that is in its third independent trology so far.
    Must VG Expansion: World of Warcraft’s Wrath of the Lich King. Coming out November 17, millions of gamers are already salivating over the new possibilities for their “toons.”

  • Rachelle

    My online must this week is manicattack.com. It’s a new comedy website where if you hate the characters you can vote the site to get rid of them! For once your opinion really counts. And there are some pretty funny things on there. I hope the site stays I would like to see what else this group can think of.

  • Melinda65

    Topping my Must List for the past week or so has been a pair of YouTube “literal videos” posted by DustoMcNeato. I watch them several times a day and laugh every time.

  • Vicky

    Pink – Funhouse. Why isn’t she a bigger star?!?!

  • Phil

    OMFG !! Annie Barrett I totally suggested YouTubing Alphabeat’s videos yesterday in Slezak’s Anastacia post!!! Glad to see someone was listening! I LOVE ‘EM!!!

  • Julie

    Must Actress: Kate Winslet is finally back. Her two new movies (of which one will get her finally an Oscar, because it’s about friggin’ time) look amazing and will once more inspire critics and fans to call her the greatest actress of our time, and that Vanity Fair shoot marks her arrival as a sex symbol (again, it’s about friggin’ time).
    Must retirement: Joaquin Phoenix said “bye, bye, bye” to Hollywood and wants to make a new career as a musician. To pass the time until his last movie “Two Lovers” hits cinemas, the release of his first CD and the announcement that he was just kidding or that the whole thing was taken out of context, I will wallow in self-pity over the loss of a great, hot actor by watching “Walk the Line” (it might even be a good watch for those who are sick of Witherspoon not making anything out of her talent, as newly proven with the very familiar-looking “Four Christmases”). After all, droping out and starting all over again, is pretty admirable.

  • Erin

    Oscar season is starting to heat up, and so are talks of The Dark Knight getting a nomination for Best Picture. Comic book/super hero movies have steadily been becoming the most popular movies on the market in the last 8 years or so. I think it’s inevitable that they will be recognized for more than their technical aspects by the Academy. So why not have what is arguably the best comic book movie to date break ground and become the first one to be nominated for Best Picture? It’s more than deserving, which is why it’s on my MUST list for this week.

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