Let’s just clear up a few things: by “Best” I mean favourite, by “music videos” I’m mostly not referring to the original, official artist release, and by “2012”, I’m only talking about the year I first had the link come my way, not the year it was actually published. That having been said, this year has been full of pure gold. I’m sure there are plenty more I’ve forgotten on this list, but let’s just jump right into it without further disclaimers:
1. “I’m Good, I’m Gone”, Lykke Li
Great track, awesome chick, an infectious sense of fun. I haven’t seen the original clip for this song, but so far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing Lykke Li could do to improve on it!
2. “Kiss From A Rose”, Bard55’s Drunken Cat Serenade
So much passion in the delivery. Brilliant.
3. “I Fink U Freeky”, Die Antwoord
One of the most-played albums all year, working, writing, whatever. The film-clip rocks my world in so many ways. Roger Ballen’s messed up imagery just works for these guys…
4. “Party For Everybody”, Buranovskiye Babushki
They didn’t win Eurovision 2012 in Baku, but these feisty old gals were certainly the most memorable act of the night. Creepier than Die Antwoord too.
5. “Papa Was A Rolling Stone”, The Undisputed Truth
I don’t really care for the track all that much, but hot damn the Soul Train dancing and fashion choices are the bomb!
6. “Sexy And I Know It”, LMFAO (Spandy Andy Version)
Spandy Andy’s video to this song should’ve been the official video – way more entertaining than the one LMFAO’s record company dollar paid for, with a good deal more wiggling.
And last, but certainly not least….
7. “IMDABES”, gmcfosho
I could watch or listen to this track all 2013 long and still be finding new, subtle nuances I hadn’t picked up on before. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll be flummoxed and as yourself: “Why?”
Enjoy. Plenty more where these came from in 2013…