‘Hello’ beats ‘Bad Blood’ for most YouTube views in one day
While Taylor Swift debuted her celebrity-studded “Bad Blood” video at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, British singer Adele decided to release a 30-second teaser clip of her new single, “Hello”, during a commercial break for the UK’s X Factor.
It seemed to do the trick as far as anticipation.
Adele’s new video racked up more than 25 million YouTube views on its first day of release, which means it has beat Taylor’s record-breaking music video “Bad Blood” for most views in the first 24 hours.
“Bad Blood” received a whopping 20.1 million views in its first 24 hours, while Adele’s sepia-toned video netted 27.7 million views and counting in its first day alone (at present count, it’s over 89 million).
Adele’s video features artistic shots, heartbreaking dialogue and haunting lyrics.
It also features former 90210 (the remake) actor, Tristan Wilds.
So what exactly IS Adele saying in the video?
According to Bustle.com, when Adele first finds the letters, and then picks up the phone after her drink of tea, she says:
“Hey, it’s me. I was just calling you to say hi, because I thought you would pick up. There was something important I wanted to say. I don’t, I don’t know why I always call you like this.”
The conversation that she and Wilds have as he cooks for her is drowned out by her strong singing of the chorus, although he is clearly heard saying “man to man” while he’s standing shirtless before the mirror. When he’s sitting on the edge of the bed and begins yelling at her, he says:
“No, this ain’t right. This is your life now, right? You can’t take anything. Like this. This is exactly what — You’re forgetting about what we started.”
And then, in the rain, during the second chorus:
“Forget it… F***ing say something.”