Music video by The Cardigans performing My Favourite Game. (C) 1998 Universal Music AB
"My Favourite Game" is an alternative rock song written by Peter Svensson and Nina Persson for The Cardigans' 1998 album Gran Turismo. The song is the album's eighth track, and was released as its first single.
The music video for "My Favourite Game" was directed by Jonas Åkerlund. It was filmed over a three-day shoot in the Mojave Desert near Barstow, California at a reported cost of £220,000. Nina Persson reported on requiring oxygen several times during the shoot, saying the 110 °F (43 °C) temperature was “hot enough for a Swede to fall down.”
There are five different outcomes of the car crash at the end of the uncensored video. In ending one, Persson's body goes flying into the air and over the van roof where she is then depicted as being dead on the road. In ending two, she also flies over the van roof, except she tries to pick herself off the ground but is knocked out by the rock that was used to keep the car pedal down, cartoonishly. In ending three, she also flies over the van roof except she manages to pick herself up from the ground and walks away from the accident, and wipes the blood away from her face. This version is censored. In ending four, Persson is depicted being decapitated by the top of her car windscreen and a mannequin head, is seen in the next shot, rolling along the road. In ending five, it is censored all out, along with the car crashes, and Nina still is in the car, bloodless, driving and nodding along to the radio.
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