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The Streets 'make music history'
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The Streets wrote a new track for the video
Mike Skinner of The Streets is set to enter the record books for creating the longest music video.

Skinner, whose hits include Fit But You Know It and Dry Your Eyes, is teaming up with MTV to make the 20-minute promo to celebrate MTV's 25th birthday.

It will beat the current record of 13 minutes, held by Michael Jackson's 1983 hit Thriller.

The video, which features footage shot by five MTV viewers, will be aired for the first time on 1 August.

'Epic work'

The young film-makers were given a video camera and told to film whatever they liked, while Skinner used their footage to inspire the new track.

Dave Griffiths from Glasgow spent a week on the trail of Strathclyde Police, Steve Camden from Birmingham went back to the street where he lived as a child, while Lydia Wakefield's film investigates whether she is the clumsiest girl in Britain.

Bella Keegan from London filmed a spoof about cheerleading; and fellow Londoner George Stamenkovic went on the trail of Bigfoot.

Skinner said: "I have been blown away by the creativity and imaginations of the young people involved and we have watched hours of videos in order to find the most interesting and intriguing content for this epic work."

An MTV spokesman said it was a "truly unique project".

"Although it's our 25th birthday, it's important to remember that we wouldn't have lasted 25 minutes without great, creative music videos and our brilliant, open-minded viewers," he said.

"So it makes sense to mark our birthday by giving viewers the chance to make their own, special music video."

The video is directed by Alistair Siddons, who has made videos for the Mystery Jets, Kano, Roots Manuva and The Streets.




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