Forever Yours

December 3, 2011

When I first had the idea for this music video, I quickly dismissed it as being way too ambitious a concept to ever pull off. There was a good chunk of stuff of which I had no clue how to accomplish on my own: gun effects, good zombie make-up, making Alex fly around like a super-hero … it was all going to be too hard, too much of a jump from everything I’d done previously, and there was no guarantee that it was actually going to be any good either. However, after week of failing to think of anything better to do in it’s place, I just decided to go for it. And not only that, but apparently I actually finished the thing too.

Here’s what I learned during the process of making this video: if your ideas seem like they might be too farfetched to make a reality, just try to make them a reality anyway. A big part of this is finding people who are more talented than you and getting them involved. We were a relatively small crew compared to the size normally needed to get something like this made, but as someone who usually does everything on my own when it comes to making videos, this felt like a scarily massive production. But this is how you learn new things, pushing yourself to places that you’ve never been before.

Watching this video back now, there are things that I’d do differently with hindsight. It’s not my perfect Forever Yours music video. But I wouldn’t know what to change about it if it wasn’t for the fact that I’ve gone though the whole process and actually come out with something watchable on the other side. And because it is too late to alter anything now (I promise never to pull a George Lucas on you all) the best I can do is take all the things I’ve learnt, apply them to my next big project, and then hopefully keep on progressing from there.

This was a hard one, and I won’t be able to make anything of this style for a while (I’m no freddiew). But I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who’s watched it, liked it, left a nice comment, shared it and all that lovely stuff. I mean, I’m always happy when you do that with any video of mine, but seeing the reaction to this one has been a particular joy due to all of the hard work that went into it. You’re awesome, and made all the stress of film-making worth it in the end.

The Zombies on their break in Nandos (Photo by Scott Jackson)

Ready for an influx of hyper-links? People who helped make this happen: Alex Day, who wrote the song (which you can get on iTunes, by the way) and for putting up with me when I told him to lie in front of a cardboard grave so that I could cover his face with leaves. Emma Duke, for acting too well, and who’s totally our music video “girl” forever and ever now. Toby Dale, who did the majority of the special effects for the video, helped me a lot with all of the ones that I did, and for just being the loveliest guy to have around. Ciaran O’Brien, for being the mastermind behind the camera and an absolute joy to direct. Adam Hickey, for all of the brilliant zombie make up – the crux of this video wouldn’t have been possible at all without you. Scott Jackson, for helping Adam with the make up and for all of the awesome behind the scenes photos. And finally, Lex CroucherKayley HydeMyles DyerBecky Smith, and Toby Dale (again!) for allowing me take you all to Zombie school and back – you were all positively disgusting.

Here’s to the next one!

  • Catharina Rudolph

    You are so awesome! =) 

  • charlieissocoollikerulez

    Whoa, epic!

  • Riabobochan

    You are so inspiring!

  • Elizabeth D.

    i love this music video, and the song ^^ i think it was all effort well spent.

  • Eleanor-cough

    i just go told im awesome…. thats epic. It was a really good music video charlie, definatley worth it!!! <3 love your videos!


  • Myles Dyer

    I used to be a zombie in this music video, then I got an arrow in the knee.

  • 12reids

    You really deserve all the good praise, well done to you and everyone else involved!

  • Wizard Reject

    LOVE this vid and you! Keep em coming :) xx

  • Zoemew

    I thoroughly enjoyed Forever Yours. I greatly appreciate all the work that went into making it the amazing production we have today. I can’t stop rewatching it. ^_^ 

  • Hayley Esterline

    I believe this is my favorite video that you have ever made. :)

  • Karis M.

    Loved the Video! Twas amazing :) 

  • Anonymous

    It really was an ambitious video to create but I think you pulled it off and showed as much dedication and effort to your videos as you always do. However, I think Alex is a little too optimistic with this song. I don’t believe it’s how music sounds anymore and would be at home on a kid’s party mix CD. The video also didn’t seem to have any clear narrative to it. Still, an enjoyable video.

  • Cynthia Mae Downs

    well you did a really awesome job on this! the hard work paid off in many ways ^_^ 
    p.s alex’s song is awesome!

  • @Rebekka_Hansen

    I must say that i was extremely impressed with the music video. I am completly in love with the song, And it was a brilliant idea with the superhero! (I am i big fan of superheros) So thank you to you all for making this! You guys have massive skills ^_^

  • Nicole Silvernell

    you’re amazing charlie! and the video was definitely entertaining. you had me wondering how you got all the special effects done in such a short amount of time

  • Drew

    Hey Charlie! I know you probably won’t read this, but I just thought I’d tell you that, not only is this my favourite video you’ve ever made, it’s my favourite music video I’ve ever seen.

  • Courtney Burn

    This has go to be the coolest video on YouTube :) Was so awesome, well done !!

  • Indy8149

    This was a great video, it seems like a weird idea when you think about it, but when you watch it, it kind of fits perfectly.

  • Spencer Letten

    You were as good as freddiew

  • Johnny Salas

    Awesome video Charlie! WELL DONE!! =D

  • DragonSky

    Charlie this video is awesome ! I really liked it ! You’ve done such a great job that your video is unbelievablely wonderful :) I can’t stop watching it !! Oh and cool music Alex by the way ^^

  • randomnomics

    I always wondered why people get through, though, and thought confused.

    “… if your ideas seem like they might be too farfetched to make a reality, just try to make them a reality anyway.” <— I really like that, very inspirational.

  • Kailey

    I LOVED the forever yours video. I shared it in my art class on music video day, everybody loved the special effects and your smile after killing a bunch of zombies got lots of laughs! I love these big projects that you’re doing, they’re well worth the wait!! :D

  • Shannon

    the video was amazing!

  • LillyFlechsig

    It was so funny. When you killed all of those zombies and had the biggest grin on your face, I DIED laughing! 

    Seriously you’re reading a zombie’s point of view…. 

  • Anonymous

    This has to the best music video I’ve seen in ages, let alone best youtube video. Seriously, well done! Keep up the amazing standard, and here’s to the next one!

  • Zoli

    I think is very well done! Congratulations!

  • Kayley

    Charlie’s Zombie Academy is the only school I would happily attend again. T’was a good day :D x

  • Fallenangels666

    yeah congratz u guys is a great vid, and i couldnt stop laughing aswell, i hope to see more like it in the future

  • German One

    I wanted to watch the video because I was curious but as almost always, the german “GEMA” thinks we Germans should not be allowed to watch it. Bah.

  • Emma Duke

    Congratulations my dear Charlie :) Love your token ‘video girl’ forever and ever :P

  • Alinacarrot

    Well done, Charlie! It’s the best video you’ve ever made! It was such a joy to watch it :) Keep working! :) you’re on the right path!

  • Kay

    Zombies make great pets, they already know how to play dead! aha ahahaha…

    Anywho, Charlie I love this video. You did well! Thank you for all of your hard work put towards our entertainment:)
    I go “cool!”

  • grinq

    Congratulations on the video, which i adore by the way (and, as you can probably see, I’m not the only one). It is truly awesome, both song and the video!

  • Youssra Anouar

    Your video is just beautiful!! :)

  • Emilyyy<3

    So proud of you guys, the video was fantastic xx

  • Laura Overhill

    I loved your video! You have always done amazing work but I think you might have topped yourself there. Can’t wait to see anything else you have in store for us. :D

    keep calm and youtube on.

  • jml2 jml2

    well done, I’m so glad you went for it

  • Lexi

    This video is great in the cheesiest, greatest way possible. Props for the Community awesome handshake btw. Really though, this video is great and fun and adorable. Maybe it’s not perfect, but it is really obvious how much work went into it and that means so much. I’m proud to watch your videos, Charlie.  Keep up the amazing work. <3 

  • Tinkerebellheather

    Love it Charlie!! Great job! :)

  • Brit

    You should try a proxy site. I recommend vtunnel. The quality of the videos isn’t quite as good, but maybe you don’t feel so left out =). I know what I’m talking about – I’m from Germany, too.

  • Scott Jackson

    I’d once more just like to say thank you Charlie. It was an awesome day and was so nice meeting you and the rest of the gang! I’m glad you like the photos! Was a pleasure taking them and putting them up as I know how much I personally like seeing behind the scenes stuff and I think your fans have too! If you ever need a personal know where I am..haha! Love the finished product and it’s nice to have my own memories to go with it! Scott :)

  • Lolkind

    i can’t watch it in germany :(

  • mjw

    I don’t often laugh out loud when I’m alone, but I did watching this video.  Several times in fact. Well done, and I look forward to what you’ll come up with the next time you think of a bigger idea than you say you can handle.  No pressure, no need to rush it, I can wait…it’ll be worth it, of that I’m sure.  

  • charlieyou’resocoollike

    You are the best. I recently discovered your videos and I think they’re amazing. So you just got yourself a french fan yay! I am now addicted to tea and I became a fan of doctor who as well :)

  • Evan Edinger

    :] It was awesome Charlie. Can’t wait for your next big thing!

  • Suttiemusic

    Well I would like to say that there is absolutely nothing I would change about this video. I loved it!! :D looking forward to the next one!

  • Jade Stokes

    you shouldnt worry, it’s perfect:)

  • Adam Hickey

    I just want to quickly say thank you, to you, Alex, and your mum, for letting me know about the project, and allowing me to be a part of it. It was a pleasure to work with you and the group, and was so much fun (and cold :D). It has really inspired me to try out my own projects. I am very grateful. Thanks once again :)

  • Lucy

    I had to analyse 4 music videos for my media coursework and I chose forever yours. It is such an amazing video :D

  • Sol

    Charlie, the video was amazing! I’ve watched it about 50 times -not even kidding

  • Morgan Grace

    This has to be my favorite video of yours. It shows off how incredibly talented you are! <3

  • Guest

    I’d love to watch the video, but I can’t watch it in Germany because of copyright reasons… Isn’t there some possibility to upload it somewhere else too? :/

  • Jess (yusmiffins)

    You did such a great job on this video and we all really loved it and appreciated the hard work you put into it! It’s absolutely a work of art!

  • Sammie Woolley

    One of if not my favourite vid you and Alex have made! I love the video and the song, its perfection! 

  • Viviam Ávila

    I know how it feels to accomplish something that was stressful, and so hard to evolve. It’s amazing the satisfaction with your own self, even if there are lots of things that you’ll find that you could have done better. We are never completely fine with our work. But I feel honored to be a viewer of yours, and be able to watch and enjoy the final result of your hard work. Don’t feel bad for the stuff that you could have done. There is a way to go, and in that way you will be able to fulfill your projects even better than now, with the knowledge collected for you all the way through. Congratulations, and thank you for your dedication. 

  • Shannongalgani

    The video was amazing Charlie, personally I think it was perfect, your hard work really payed off, and I can’t stop watching the video, anyway (in the less-creepyiest way possible).
    Good job to all of you :)

  • Ava_ghadimi

    I loved the video. You are One talented guy Charlie. Keep up the good work

  • Allie

    Definitely wasn’t what I was expecting when you said it was something you had been working on for practically three weeks straight–it was better! Fantastic job to all of you!

  • Anonymous

    OMG Charlie… Since i bought alex’s song like a week ago it has made it’s way to the second most played song on my ipod (the first being Tom’s Indigo, and the third being Big Bang Two) this vid made it that much better :-)

  • Rhiann

    I love that you continue to challenge yourself Charlie! It’s obvious how much you care about the product you present to your audience. Thanks for being awesome! :)

  • Deanna Morgan

    You’ve got amazing talent Charlie, the vid was great!! So glad your hard work paid off!

  • vi

    Congratulations to all of you! It was obviously a big project and the result is really sharp. I’ve been watching your videos for years, Charlie, and I’m happy to see you’ve improved a lot since then. I hope to see more of these – I know it will allow you to improve even more, and it will also be a great delight to us, your viewers!

    Just one more thing… Could you put the lyrics of Forever Yours in the video description or somewhere else? Since English is not my first language, I find quite hard to watch all those special effects and, at the same time, pay attention to the music. I know there are others foreign who watch your videos, so I think it would help them too. Thank you!

  • Robin Gallagher

    I’ve watched this video countless times! :D definitely on my top three of favorite music videos. Great job, Charlie!

  • Elinious

    Ah new blog post! Fantastic! With some of my fav bloggers not updating very often lately (including you and Alex) I’ve had to put up with not having much to read online. Well worth it though, with VLR being back and this video <3
    I have to say I admire you for having the balls to try. Not many people realise that sometimes it's really fucking hard to go after things you want. Some people are more natural at it than others. Myself, I am not. I am kinda weak in that respect as I tend to get too comfortable in my comfort zone. I really do need someone to inspire me sometimes, like some YouTube friends have been doing lately and you are doing right now. Thank you!

    About the video, I love it. I remember the day you first got featured and had to think about that when I saw the video… How different things are today haha :)

  • Fawksthephoenix1

    I LUVED the video….I liked it AND favorited it! I also emailed
    Alex like a month ago about helping him get his song to the Christmas number 1 and he finally emailed me back! Ironically, on the same day you put the video of his song on your youtube channel. So, yeah great video, and I am VERYYYYY happy you finally made another post!

  • Alex Schulte

    I was actually thoroughly impressed with this video, not just with the effects, but the small things – like changing hair lengths to show the passage of time – awesome!

  • AMWKrakoff

    I have watched this video countless times, and it is abolutly brilliant. Certainly takes a creative mind to come up with a concept like that! The music was amazing I have been singing it since, and the make-up and effects were awesome! Absolutly amazing, Charlie.

  • Kay

    i love you. oh, and blog more!! :]

  • Japanimefangirl

    I’m in love with this video!
    Awesome work Charlie!

  • Kathryn Olivia Chinetti

    All of my friends and I loved this video! Keep up the good work Charlie!

  • tessiebear

    Charlie, are you by some chance a Community fan? I saw the high-five thing you and Alex did in the video and that is what Troy and Abed do in Community. If you don’t watch it, I highly reccomend that you do :)

  • Mae

    I love you and Alex so much you’re so amazing ugh

  • Amy

    It was a brilliant video, never doubt yourself!

  • iamchiib

    I thought you all did an amazing job. ^.^ I cant wait to see your next big project!

  • Jamie

    The video was really good Charlie! We all noticed and appreciated all the work you put into it. Can’t wait till the next one (:

  • Smile

    The video was so, so fantastic! Well done, I really hope it gets tons and tons of views because you really deserve it :)

  • Ofcoursesirimanelf

    This video was quite different than most of your usual ones. But I liked it very well done. You get my seal of approval

  • Braden Bierkos

    Great Video

  • That Person….

    Oh my god I want to watch this over and over again :D

  • Vashta Nerada In The Shadows

    Absolutely brilliant video, Charlie! Congratulations! I can’t stop clicking the replay button on this video haha! :) 

  • ‘Aamil Aamil

    Why did he make this drug!!!

  • Taylor

    wow, I really liked the video! Nice job :)

  • EricaZS123

    The makeup was fantastic! I thought the comic book style emotions and actions were very clever. Great job!

  • Allison Valenzuela

    Hi there! I only recently discovered you and your band. I’m from Iowa, what can you do? lol I’m a graphic design student and I definitely know how hard it is to make videos, especially with the special effects your video has. I was really impressed. For what it’s worth, I think you have a bunch of really talented friends and I look forward to seeing more of your work. Just a little advice; Don’t beat yourself up so much if someone doesn’t like what you’ve made, be proud, and make the next one even better than the last. Good luck!

  • Georgina Holmes2

    I loved the little cardboard comic book style actions!! Genuinely enjoyable video :)

  • Molly Blue Dawn

    I love the way you did the flying effects!  Somehow, it really captures the feeling of flying, like in the best dreams!  (The zombie effects are very impressive, too, but I don’t usually dream about zombies…)  And I especially love a story about friends and the things friends actually do together, which is so much of what life is all about!  A truly original and wonderful idea, beautifully executed!

  • Socorrolime

    This video was so cool! It really made my day! Thank you!

  • Jessica Beutler

    I love the video. It’s been added the videos that I watch all the time. 

  • Tatirod94

    I love the video, it was amazing (:

  • cori

    Why is this not available in Germany :’( I was waiting for so long for a great video (it must be great when you see this comments below) and now…

  • Camilarusailh

    Charlie McDonnell, you pressure yourself too much!!<3 The video was ammazing, you should be thrilled xxx
    PS why don't you ever reply to your emails?:(

  • Tara

    This was the perfect video for the song – don’t stress yourself out! It was great ^__^

  • Sarah Brand

    I loved your video! I don’t know how many times I’ve watched it over the past couple of days.  <3

  • Andrada94

    You always have good ideas! I don’t think that any of us would have thought that a story about 2 friends fighting zombies will make such a great music video for this song. It offers a new perspective :)

  • Dana Smitz

    can*t watch it. Not available in Germany :/

  • Erika Olsen

    I could watch this video over and over again. The song is really good and the video is just so worth watching over and over!

  • Thea

    This was amazing! I have already watched it like 100000000000000 times :D. I can’t wait for the time when your directing huge Hollywood movies lol, I no that’s your dream and all.
    I loved finding out wat u thought of the video and I would be really interested to find out the story behind the film!

  • -M-

    This is the best song EVER!! :D I bought it on itunes and it is my ringtone, can’t stop listening to it!! I want this to be the xmas no. 1 <3 Love you

  • will

    download stealthy for firefox. it’s free and it works then. :) this also means you get to watch the hamilton video.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t watch it…not available in Germany because of the GEMA

  • lgwiseman


  • Lena Kutsche

    I Konw… It sucks so much!!!

  • KhrisTinna

    It’s been worth it :) I’ve really enjoyed the video, the song is freacking cool and you’ve all been so resourceful! Congrats XX

  • Anonymous

    Charlie, you did an amazing job, well done! <3 (crew as well)
    And of course Alex is awesome for writing this lovely song, I have it on the repeat^

  • Sonnennnnn

    Charlie: Fans in Germany (like me) can’t watch your video because of copyright reasons… That sucks…

  • Candie Jean Westberg

    This film were amazing! Many a brilliant thank you:s to all of you, and to you Charlie for not giving up on what you believed in! Cheers xxxx

  • Adam

    Well done! I can’t stop watching it, really excited to find out what the ‘next big project’ will be:)

  • Nawedy

    With hindsight, we all would change things, but there would be no hindsight if we hadn’t done them in the first place. 
    So congrats for taking the challenge, as impossible as it seemed, and making this awesome video for all of us to watch. 
    Hasn’t Pixar called you yet? ;)

  • Esllava

    Yes, a new blog post ♥

  • Alex Jean :)

    I loved this video so much I put it on my iPod <3 It was, unfortunately, illegal and I wish there was a way to pay for it (like iTunes or something) in order to support my favorite vloggers Alex and Charlie <3

  • Dana Smitz

    thanks =)

  • Becca x

    A.M.A.Z.I.N.G <3

  • H P M91

    I can’t watch it -,-” It’s blocked in my country :(

  • Iris

    It is on iTunes! :)

  • Hopeless Case

    wenn du stealthy als ein addon für firefox herunterlädst, dann aktivierst indem du auf den kleinen gleiter neben der adresszeile klickst und dann die seite nochmal lädst, müsstest du es eigentlich gucken können.hat jedenfalls bei mir funktioniert :)

  • Emma :)

    It was really really good :) The zombie make up was fantastic :D And such a cute bromance going on between you and Alex in it :L Tumblr must be buzzing with gifs of you guys :’) 

  • Frida from Sweden

    I love the song, and the video made it even better, though I didn’t think it could! :)

  • Rach

    It was absolutely amazing!!!! I watched it again and again and it still makes me smile every single time. To put it simply…I loved it! :D

  • Hello

    Germany decided I can’t watch this clip. I might go to another country just so i can watch this

  • Maria Modica

    I have this christmas video project coming up, and as you I am better off working independently, that’s how it’s always been. But for this next video project I know I’m going to have to work with a group of people! And it’s scary because I hate asking people to do this and do that, I love directing, but just the idea of bossing people around bothers me. But I’m really glad you wrote about this video experience to your viewers. It gave me, and a lot of people i think, an appreciative idea that, if Charlie can do it then you strive and accomplish any new video obstacle too! 
    Thank you 
    Big fan!

  • Sara

    Germany won’t let me watch it :(

  • Kay

    On charlieissoboredlike, you should post a behind the scenes video. :)

  • Cristina

    I’ve watched the video so many times with a smile. I love the whole concept of it, and all the little details. It’s perfect :)

  • SAH

    It’s a brilliant video and song, great work, but I also had the problem that it is blocked in my country(germany). I needed to watch it via a proxy server because the GEMA thinks it infinges music rights.

  • Daniel Schröder

    Excellent video. But what’s the story with GEMA blocking it in Germany?

  • Juli

    Wie hast du es geschafft, es trotzdem zu sehen?!

  • Hufflepuff Chick

    my favorite part in this music video was when Charlie’s squirt gun doesn’t work :)

  • R Dernister

    It’s nice to be young, naive, and happy.   Enjoy it, kid.  It’s fun watching your life.

  • Allura Grace

    I cried, not because it was sad but because im a wimp, and a sucker for good friendships!

  • Natarsha Terreiro

    I think I’ve watched it over 30 times. I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of it! Excellent work on the video, Charlie!

  • Anonymous

    You guys always have the best fun! 

  • aly

    can’t stop watching the video
    can’t stop listening to the song


  • Ben Stainton

    I didn’t know that zombies had such good taste… :D

  • DragonSky

    Ok so to sum up the situation; “Forever Yours” is the best video in history. FACT :D

  • Genna

    This video was fantastic! I dont think you could have done a better job :D

  • bob

    for a challenge, u could learn all ur subscribers and make them into a song (maybe too many)

  • Flora Spread

    i love you charlie and this weeks was really good:) ya did really well for just an idea:)

  • Seatiger

    Great Vid.  You and everyone involved should feel great about the work you did.  I will pick up the song off iTunes on the 18th to see if Alex can become #1 for chirstmas. 

  • Gilgix

    Hi Charlie, Congratulations again! This great video
    shows your leadership skills. Great song!

    Handsome Charlie please do some sport, I do not want
    to see you over weighted. Cheers. Your fan #1  :-)

  • lizadorable

    It’s incredible to think that you started on YouTube to procrastinate like any other teenager and evolved into this amazing artist who, I’m sure, has managed not only to produce great work, but also inspire all of your followers (especially when you throw a particularly serious blog post into the bag as well, that always helps). Things like this give me hope for our generation =) Plus, you can never go wrong with zombies and superheroes! 

  • OwlCityDragon

    Wielding guns is cool :)

  • Live the dream

    ” if your ideas seem like they might be too farfetched to make a reality, just try to make them a reality anyway.” I live in famine and drought ravaged Somalia, feeding my dieing children is too farfetched to make a reality; but I’ll make it a reality anyway. Because I deserve it.

    You’re a pampered prick.

  • Anon

    Why are you spending time and money on the internet if your children are dying?

  • Georgia

    Y’know I think someone like Charlie is inspirational, he’s come from an average background and using a cheap camera and a bundle of talent has made some incredible things which have made me laugh or given me insight.

    Who do you think you are coming onto HIS website and calling him a “pampered prick”. I could insult you back easily for there are many things I would like to call you regards your hateful comment but I won’t.

    PS: I loved the video.

  • Holly

    I totally agree with Anon.  I love this video. If your children are dying, then what are you doing leaving horrible comments on the website of someone who deserves better than people like you commenting on their amazing video?!

  • Elizabella

    What on Earth are you doing on his website then, being all terrible and judgmental? =.= If you didn’t pause to go here, read the entire thing, and comment, you could have done something to help you’re children or anything else equally as productive.

  • Hopeless Case

    lad dir einfach stealthy als addon herunter, dann aktivier es, indem du auf den kleinen gleiter klickst, der rotgefärbt sein müsste und rechts von der adresszeile zu finden ist. lade dann die seite neu und voilá… du kannst das video sehen. hat bei mir jedenfalls funktioniert… :)

  • Hopeless Case

    @ all germans who can’t watch it: ladet euch einfach stealthy als addon herunter, dann aktiviert es, indem ihr
    auf den kleinen gleiter klickst, der rotgefärbt sein müsste und rechts
    von der adresszeile zu finden ist. dann müsst ihr die seite nochmal laden und voilá… ihr könnt es sehen.

  • Matias

    I loved this video! I’d like to see how did you do it! (behind the scenes, backstage) Greetings from Argentina :)

  • Alex Jean :)

    Omg! off to buy it now…! Boo ya!


    Darling, if you haven’t realised, using the internet generally costs money unless you’re leeching off someone else’s wifi or broadband. What are you doing leaving hate comments on a person’s PERSONAL WEBSITE (not even YouTube) when you could be looking for a job to save your children from dying? I’m sorry about your predicament, but you don’t have be nasty to people who didn’t contribute to the situation just for the sake of it.

  • Mandy

    I absolutely LOVED the video! <3 It was so great Charlie! And the best part was I was one of the first hundred too watch it! It was really fabulous Charlie! 

  • ThatGinger

    I don’t understand the story… someone explain it please?

  • Riss

    Loved the video as always! Video effects made it better but you can’t have awesome without Charlie!

  • Seatiger

    Wow, for someone who claims to be in a desperate situation you seem to have time to focus and blame the world for your situation.  I cant say that I envy your posistion if it is true (which I dont believe).  However we are responsible for our own lives, no one owes you anything nor do you deserve anything if you don’t earn it.  Focus on your family and feeding them and stop wasting your energies trying to drag down a wonderful person it is an injustice to your children to keep on this course of action.  Complaining about your problem will not put food on your table.

  • Speedreadz10

    Loved the video, but.. why does the Emma Duke girl have “girl” in quotations? She looked like a girl to me

  • Posted by me

    I did the math (yeah I’m weird), and I figured out that if each subscriber’s name is five syllables on average and Charlie can say 6 syllables a second (which would be really fast considering some usernames are like XXXgrlyaurayayaygrlXXX or some weird thing that nobody can understand) the video would take about 18,350 minutes, or 306 hours, which is almost 13 days straight.  All 24 hours of them consistently speaking at a fast rate.  So good luck, Charlie.

  • Torrotto

    Your video is always awsome, and yet this one is just perfect! I could really see that you’ve put really hard work on it, it’s really amazing to actually see the progress through time, I’m really pleased that i’ve found you on youtube!:) I’m really looking forward to see your next video!

  • Anna T-W

    The video is absolutely frigging amazing! I’ve watched it so many times that I’ve memorised it completely! I love everything about it-the storyline is so good! Congratulations, one of your best works for sure xxx

  • Moviefanatic

    Awsome video! And the blog is back! Please post more often.

  • gabby

    this video is so truly good that it cant be called amazing/wonderful/fantastic. its absolutely BOMBASTIC. that word seems more charlie/Alex worthy. 

  • Treehuggerletsgogreen

    you may see it as not as good as you imagined, but to me its the best music video i’ve ever seen! it was like Inception in a music video! haha keep up the good work!!! ^_^

  • Kaitlynsuz

    Charlie you don’t even credit yourself enough! This video was brilliant and it takes a large amount of courage to take a small idea from your head and place it into reality knowing that you could face failure. I really love this song and video awesome job.

  • Pandaman

    in the credits when it said starring charlie ….. at first i thought it said starving :)

    ps: if you’re wondering about my name i really don’t like pandas that much it just happened to be the first thing i thought of so…. yeah

  • guest


  • Yuqi

    I am a Chinese girl, learning English when I saw your video, very like you, I hope you can happy  life, expect to see you.

  • Yuqi


  • Danger

    Here’s to the next one…But Charlie you don’t drink

  • FanIshPerson

    Doubt you’re reading this but now that video is my second favorite music video of all time! (Sorry it’s not the first, The Kill (Bury Me) by Thirty Seconds to Mars steals that spot. Or maybe it’s From Yesterday that steals it…Okay, Forever Yours is my third favorite! Forever and ever!

  • Sonja

    You said you wouldn’t pull a George Lucas on us. Please excuse my ignorance but, what exactly is a “George Lucas”? I mean, I know who he is and all… hopefully you get my point!

  • Yuqi


  • Vika

    Hi, I’m from Russia, Google translator to help me:) I like you and my friends, we love it!

  • Vika

    и напишу по-русски:) ты крутой! ехуууу!

  • Vika

    and who wants to become pen pals welcome

  • Berry

    WOW for one second I  thought I saw The Walking Dead actors lol ~

  • Silver he

    I quite like it,it’s funny.  :)

  • namya

    Hilarious! Great job! And the effects were pretty nifty :)

  • GirlzRulez

    Great love it <3

  • TT.Lee

    i like your video on youtube

  • Kensionj

    he said “he did’t know if you can understand his world or not ” 。and he promise that he would learn english hardly 。so he can communicate with you in oneday 

  • Melody

    I like U very much!I am a Chinese girl and I am study in England now !

  • ava

    George Lucas remade a lot of the star wars movies years later and (I think) re-released them in theaters 

  • English Academy Contact

    Good video Charlie! But I didn’t like the guns… Anyway, you have a lot of talent!!!!!!

  • JessG

    Loved both the song and video!

  • Mortadelle

    I smile ear to ear every time I watch the video for the nth time :) Freddie and Brandon would surely be proud of your work! Well done :) (I honestly thought you had some help from them – when I remembered that other ppl have great talent as well haha)
    I also thought that the first gun was a noisy cricket of sorts (cf. Men in Black). ;)

  • Vika


  • Cleo

    Soooo catchy! I was singing it in it’s early days of release and my bro was like ” hey what are you singing? I haven’t heard it in the charts” in which I replied ” OH YOU WILL” amazing music vid as well, love charlies expressions when the hand comes out the grave! Lol

  • Preena150

    Love how your hair changes length throughout the video… Clearly displays your efforts haha :) doubt you’ll read this anyway but I’ve watched it so many times I know it perfectly by heart. Ah Charlie, you legend :D
    Preena XD

  • Meghayward

    i think you’re really really pretty. 

  • Mel Drake <3

    Hi Charlie… Amazing video! I loved it very much and I am proud of you for not giving up! Hello from USA Maine!

  • Danni Marable

    OMG Charlie is sooooooooo FIT!!!! Loving the videos! Danni xxx

  • Brooke

    heard the song was #2 in the uk, congrats:)

  • Nenya

    UR dope) I’m a teacher of English in Ukraine))and quess what))I recommend your videos to my students)

  • Stella

    Youtube, Twitter and Facebook are not available in China.. so I can’t watch this video :(
    Those who are good at computer try some way to get on youtube and download so that all of us can watch. I don’t know how to make some change…
    Anyway.. I love your videos!!~

  • cherry

    and i hope my gramar and spelling are good…

  • Honor Louise

    Aww I loved it Charlie :’) I always love your videos, and I know this is Alex’s song (tell him congratulations from everyone) but I think the video is just.. hilarious and amazing at the same time :’)

  • Alice

    Hey Charlie :)
    I think your video is amazing :) and Alex’s song as well :)
    I have started randomly singing it throughout the last weeks :) it’s just too catchy
    Make more and more videos please :D

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  • Happier Mir

    Love your channel, blogs and just plain awesomeness!!! Please continue to constantly make my day!!

  • Charlieissofron

    Really like the vid
    But I just noticed that when alex is spinning in phone booth as soon as he gets his outfit he’s spinning the other direction

  • Nicoledonnell7

    Oh my gosh I love this video sooo much! Whenever someone is with me and we listen to my ipod, I make them listen to this and I’m all “LISTEN TO THIS INCREDIBLE THING!!! AHHHHH!!!!!” Love you Charlie and Alex :D

  • Anonymous

    I like you very much though this is my first visit here.Go on!

  • Torin Gordon

    Challenge Charlie idea: can u make a WHOLE video WITHOUT editing. For us you tubers this is Nealy impossible!

  • beyondinfinity

    This is just amazing! He’s so talented ^^ 

  • LollieBops

    i just discovered you, Charlie, and let’s just say, I LOVE YOUR VIDEOS (and you’re pretty fit aswell…) please make more videos!

  • Mginger66

    Lol- just seen Forever Yours… Epic edits

  • Lorrien

    i don’t speak english very well (heh czech education) but i understand this video. i was in england but everybody was unfriendly and upstart..they all should be more like you….btw where do you get that much time for making these videos??

  • CharlieFans

    Well, he has done that before, on his charlieissoboredlike channel. He was “mainstreaming”, where you just talk into the camera without editing. So that is already done, technically. 

  • CharlieFan

    Aww sweet of you Charlie 

  • Mathilda Janicot

    What I love about reading your entries is that I can totally picture you in front of your mac typing, and in my head I can hear your voice and imagine the expression on your face. You write exactly like you talk, it’s great:)

    And also forever yours is amazing, I keep watching the video and I like it more and more each time :) 

  • GirlWhoLikesCharlieMcDonnell

    Happy for Alex that Forever Yours came no.4 on the Official Radio 1 Charts. He’s been waiting so long he deserves it :D

  • GirlWhoLikesCharlieMcDonnell

    I am hoping that one day I’ll get the “I Found Charlie” badge :D

  • Sarah J Watkins

    Wat happened to sons of admirals xxx

  • german fans

    So it reall yis a pitty, that we (in germany) can’t watch this single video from you …could you please something, so we can watch and enjoy this as well, because the song was quite good :)

  • Cleocupcake

    Alex should just where that outfit everywhere- very stylish, the tshirt should be able to be bought like the cloning Charlie one :D

  • MrsCharlieMcDonnell

    Loved the video and song :) Keep it up.

    Aw Yeah. XD

  • The time queen

    I still can’t understand what the video had to do with the song…

  • Thetimequeen

    I do to! ( did i type that?…)

  • Thetimequeen

    That’s strange…

  • Quelbiffi

    I think it is his proper job ( the youtuber)… And he dedicates all of his time to it. I wish I could do his job too! ;-)

  • DaughtersOfAdmirals

    The song is about friendship..So is the video.

  • Sarah J Watkins

    this probably has no relevance to this song but why have u got that picture of u on your album cover surely u would pick a better on xx

  • Blanca Lopez

    charlie! love your videos! and remember  at the end of the day it doesnt really matter what other people want is what you want you know? what makes you happy if you want to share your music videos and/or songs you are welcome by me!! and ofcourse others who are willing just rember what ever is that you choose is impossible to make everyone happy. so just do it for your self you know? if they really like you they wont say anything so dont worry i hope you feel better!
    also i love your videos ( i knw again) and well DO WHAT EVER MAKES U* HAPPYoh i wish i could meet you but i am here and you are there so not fair !!! but oh well hope you have an awesome day!!! did i said too much….. i hope i didnt and if you cant understand me is okay.. i am a very confusing person… haha… if i lived were you lived ill probably stalk you just kidding( no really dont worry… i am too lazy …so you are safe)well have a happy HANUKKA!!! ha i knw u r atheist  i wonder why you stop believing in god if you dont mind just wondering..i mean i knw theres someone up ther but i am not very religious church is very boring i like to believe in karma… so i am not one of those crazy weird people who are trying to make you a religious person.. haha although i might be the the first two well anyway have an awesome day!!! sorry if i type too much… 

  • Kiran

    how can you “love his videos” if youtube isn’t available to you….that’s a bit odd isn’t it?

  • Martinkongowald

    Charlie!!!Charlie!!!Charlie!!!Charlie!!! Hi, Im MartinKongOwald! I live in china and they just played your bands song ” Forever Yours ” on a Chinese radio station! IN CHINA!!! Pretty cool haa?

  • Skylarken

    Alex sounds so great! You look like you had a really good time.

    Right now I’m listening to your “Duet with Myself” and I love “A Song About Love” and “A Song About Acne” and all the rest. 

    You really should watch My Little Pony-Friendship is Magic! Its great. They just released Season 2 Episode 13.

    What internet browser do you use? I use Firefox and Chrome. 

  • Charliexiaoran

    Hello,charlie! I can’t believe!!!!!! It’s your blog?!OMG…..!!!!!!!!!!!! I just want to say:I love you i love  you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Birthenesset

    Dear Charlie :D Can you please make a video were you ride our unisycle ( sorry, I’m from Norway… you know, that new bicycle of yours :) and dress up like an animal like in the music video by Coldplay ( Paradise ) I realy think that would be awsome :D

  • bea mendes

    hi charlie i’m from Portugal and i wonder if you could make a music video about stars? 
    p.s.are you reichenberg? ’cause i’m falling for you

  • Blanca Lopez

    also i love forever yours!!!! amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mac

    I’m surprised Charlie hasn’t done anything about American Internet censorship. It appears to be a really big deal to them and I know many viewers of his are American. It would be really sweet if he wrote or taped something about it.

  • Charliexiaoran

    hahahhhhhh!  when i’m resting,i always hear your songs!that’s too enjoying,i am always support you! I love you all the time!

  • Bookworm

    Hooray! I didn’t know you have a blog! (evidently I’m a very bad fan)…but hooray! :)

  • Bookworm

    PS: if you guys ever decided to tour Canada, I would definitley come to a show! And bring my friends. And my friend’s friends. :D

  • beinicookie

    I come here again!

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  • Isadorajukes

    Love the song! Tour to Kent!!!!

  • Si Hester

    Charlie u cheeseball! Loving the videos mate keep it up!

  • picklejarfeminist

    Was going on another marathon of your videos (What? Don’t look at me like that. I’m not weird at all. *fails*) and noticed the tag at the end of Fun Science: Sound. IS THAT A COMMUNITY REFERENCE I SEE? Because if so you win my eternal respect (if you already didn’t have it :P)

  • Only1tacynne

    I’ve watched this video about 20 times and I still enjoy watching it. It makes me smile every time. It’s now on my youtube playlist of feel-better music.  Thank you Charlie, Alex, EVERYBODY. 

  • Jacy

    The wonderful song plus the wonderful video makes all-around awesomeness! :D

  • Linda Flynn

    zombies r fun………….. TO KILL!!!

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  • Amiliapond123456

    This is the most awesome song ever! You have supporters in the U.S. Charlie!!

  • I don’t know why I haven’t seen/heard this earlier! 
    Great song, great video! 
    Regards from Germany :) 

  • happy day

    hi-This video is a pleasure to watch. so goooooooooooooooooooooooooooood!-

  • SummerJade

    Love this song <3 , love alex day and charlie ! xx

  • Akhila Obilisetty

    OMG!! this is an awesome song and i love it!!!…….alex is amazing and you are my role model, my inspiration and i’m ur biggest fan….pls. reply…..:)

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  • Cohocrules

    That was deffinately odd. i have to admit that i have never ever seen anything like that. the make up was wonderfully done and realistic; ill probably have nightmares now. you are a wonderful singer, suprised that no one has sighned you yet. i guess thats lucky because if you were sighned, we wouldn’t get anymore videos from you.

  • Annaherzl

    Charlie is such a genius! I love his songs and videos!!
    (Well, I had to watch the video three rimes or so and Than I understood the background :D )
    The song is really great (thx alex) and I enjoyed it very much ^ ^
    Charlie you have fans in Germany so when you decide to make a tour, come to Germany please  ;) :D

  • KeepSmilingandSing

    I cannot stop either watching the forever yours video or listening to it, but everytime I do it reminds me how proud I am of it. I’m proud of Charlie for directing and acting in such a good video, and for being the most awesome best friend to Alex. I’m proud of Alex for writing and performing such a beautiful song that still brings me to tears.
    To put it simply, I love it :) x

  • Stephanie Starr

    This is wonderfully ridiculous. 

  • Katie

    this video is amazing ;3

  • Katie

    ys, odd but greaattt  i love charlie and alex  xxx ;)

  • Jaimie

    I really like it, especially the part where you and Alex did that community hand thingy ;p

  • Sally


  • Gábor

    Normally I don´t like music videos, but this one I can watch again and again and again.
    Funny and with good music.

  • Les

    Love it Charliee xx as always x

  • galifreyangirl11

    my sister, her friend, and i decided to watch a bunch of music videos, and i suggested this one. they asked who this song was by. i said to them it was alex day. they didn’t know that that was nerimon, so they went along with it. but right before the music video played, they saw that it was charlieissocoollike’s channel. they immediately turned it off, because they don’t like how obsessed i am with your music. i made them watch it, anyways. afterwards, they were trying to play it again, but i stopped them for nerimon’s “she walks right through me”.

  • GeorgesEpicLego

    I think that was done on purpose to represent the bad quality and homemade-ness (if that’s a word) of the video. It was done with the old, not very good camera which probably says something as well :)

  • Shello_Jello4

    I love this video!!

  • PunMoose

    Why is the video suddenly private?

  • MrCentimeters

    I know, I feel like I am the only one who has noticed

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