“Countdown” (Video)

    On hearing Beyonce’s 4 for the first time it was clear that the Boyz II Men-sampling “Countdown” needed to be a single. Naturally, the video for the song is an extravagant affair, with the singer undergoing a dizzying arrange of outfit changes and facial expressions, which perfectly fits with the frantic feel of the track. It’s got a distinctly ‘60s feel to it, which is heightened by myriad split-screen shots and retro dance sequences. Also, gossip columnists are going to get plenty of mileage out of the fact that her baby bump is clearly showing in some of the shots.