Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Best Music Videos of 2016


This is a long overdue post, but nevertheless one that is required to complete the year-end lists which would finally include the Most Successful Artists of 2016. Although 2015 produced a wide array of remarkable videos, 2016 could not match the predecessor in terms of visual aesthetics. Nevertheless, the directors and choreographers were not lethargic last year, as there were some beautiful videos that were produced.  

Coldplay of course takes the top spot with Up & up with its awesome and bizarre visual with the entire sequence being engulfed in top notch animation. Next we have Sia who teamed up with Maddie Zeigler once again for a perfectly choreographed video. Down the list we have one more where the two team up for Sia's Cheap Thrills (although released as a video this is life performance). In third place we have PUP's Sleep in heat, which sees Stranger Things cast member Finn Wolfhard putting on emotional performance with a dog. 

Leading the fray with two entries each are Coldplay, Sia, Kanye West, Beyonce, Clean Bandit and Bebe Rexha. However, Bey's uncredited appearance in Coldplay's Hymn for the Weekend accumulates her entries to three as she appears in the video. 2016 covered a wide range of genres from Pop, Rock and EDM to Rap, Trap and Reggae Fusion which is a mishmash of the best kind. Some of the biggest hits of the year such as The Weeknd's Starboy, Jutsin Timberlake's Can't Stop the Feeling and Clean Bandit's Rockabye are all featured here because of their awesome videos. However, The Chainsmokers' Closer and Lukas Graham's 7 Years are not here because they are not great videos. So here are the 50 best music videos of 2016:
  1. Coldplay – Up & up
  2. Sia ft. Kendrick Lamar – The greatest
  3. PUP – Sleep in heat 
  4. Kaytranada – Lite spots
  5. Clean Bandit ft. Louisa Johnson – Tears
  6. The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk – Starboy
  7. Beyonce – Formation
  8. Radiohead – Burn the witch
  9. ZAYN – Pillowtalk
  10. Martin Garrix ft. Bebe Rexha – In the name of love
  11. David Guetta ft. Zara Larsson – This one’s for you
  12. DJ Shadow ft. Run the Jewels - Nobody speak
  13. Andra Day – Rise up (Inspiration Version)
  14. Coldplay – Hymn for the weekend
  15. Mike Posner – I took a pill in Ibiza (SeeB Remix)
  16. Sia – Cheap thrills (Performance Edit)
  17. Jenny Hval – Conceptual romance
  18. Alan Walker – Faded
  19. Tame Impala – The less I know the better
  20. Kanye West – Famous
  21. Beyonce – Hold up
  22. Clean Bandit ft. Anne Marie & Sean Paul – Rockabye
  23. Nick Jonas ft. Tove Lo – Close
  24. Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – This is what you came for
  25. Fergie – M.I.L.F. $
  26. Pink – Just like fire 
  27. Black Eyed Peas ft. The World – #WHEREISTHELOVE
  28. Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj – Side to side
  29. DJ Snake ft. Bipolar Sunshine – Middle 
  30. Zay Hilfigerrr and Zayion McCall – Juju on that beat (TZ Anthem)
  31. Selena Gomez – Kill ‘em with kindness
  32. Alessia Cara – Wild things
  33. Twenty One Pilots – Heathens
  34. AronChupa ft. Lil Sis Nora – Little swing
  35. The Chainsmokers ft. Daya – Don’t let me down
  36. Major Lazer ft. Nyla & Fuse ODG – Light it up
  37. Flo Rida – My house
  38. Taylor Swift – Out of the woods
  39. Justin Timberlake – Can’t stop the feeling!
  40. Kanye West – Fade
  41. Bebe Rexha ft. Nicki Minaj – No broken hearts
  42. Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign – Work from home
  43. Solange – Cranes in the sky
  44. Galantis – No money
  45. Bruno Mars – 24K magic
  46. Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato – Irresistible 
  47. Anohni – Drone bomb me
  48. The Veronicas – In my blood
  49. Thomas Rhett – Die a happy man
  50. Jennifer Lopez – Ain’t your mama
Till the next stream...

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