Can you guess the most-viewed music videos of local bands?

From Phantogram to Sawyer to Sean and more
A screen capture from Sawyer Fredericks' video "Take it All."
A screen capture from Sawyer Fredericks' video "Take it All."

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Video didn’t completely kill the radio star. But the cinematic accompaniments are an important part of any band’s repertoire.

With the recent releases of Sawyer Fredericks’ music videos and those of a few other local bands, The Gazette took a look at some of the most-viewed original music videos on YouTube from active bands across the Capital Region. This doesn’t include live music videos, only those officially recorded and produced by the band.

Bands like Phantogram and State Champs as well as Hal Ketchum are locally loved and have roots in the Capital Region, and their top music videos would dominate this list. Here are their most-viewed videos:

“When I’m Small” by Phantogram

“Elevated” by State Champs

“Small Town Saturday Night” by Hal Ketchum

So we focused on bands that are local in the sense that they either live in the area for the majority of the year or play around here frequently. Here’s what we found:

“Take it All” by Sawyer Fredericks

“To Leave Something Behind” by Sean Rowe

“I’ll Follow Your Trail,” by Sean Rowe

“Soldier’s Song,” by Sean Rowe

“Hide Your Ghost” by Sawyer Fredericks

“Away” by MIRK

“Red Stops Traffic” by Jocelyn and Chris Arndt

“Love We Are We Love” by The Sea The Sea

“Fire Under Water” by Girl Blue 

“Footprints on the Moon” by Jocelyn and Chris Arndt

“Letter” by Wild Adriatic

“The Spark” by Wild Adriatic

“Revolution” by SIRSY

“Gasoline” by Sawyer Fredericks

“Slave” by Moriah Formica

“Restless Heart/If I Needed You” by The Sea The Sea

“Talkin’ to John About the Weather” by Eastbound Jesus

If you know of any music videos by local bands that have topped 14,000 YouTube views, please let us know. Email us at [email protected]






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