This year of music was filled with controversy, sure. But luckily, we were gifted with some catchy hits that climbed the charts and a few songs that initially broke on your favorite social media networks. A slew of chart-topping artists entered the studio to produce plenty of memorable tunes. But only some of them have magnified the experience of listening to their songs by starring in creative music videos. Major kudos goes out the directors and musicians who made these excellent music videos happen. Jam out with us as we present to you the top 10 best music videos of 2014!
10. “Good Kisser” – Usher
Here’s one of the more slept-on songs of the year. “Good Kisser” should have dominated the radio a lot more, in our opinion. And the video? Full of the expected sex appeal from one of our favorites, Usher. That beauty with the freckles and the incredibly sweet and sexy visuals of moving lips made out day (and night). Usher’s choreographed steps alongside his younger dancers and leading lady made the simple visuals all the more enticing.
9. “U Guessed It” – OG Maco
Huh-lah-ree-us! Things start off quiet enough…THEN BOOM! OG Maco blesses you headphones with the loudest proclamation of any rapper this year. OG and his crew terrorized a hotel and entertained us along the way. Besides the too funny lyrics and hard-to-forget chorus, the trippy video presentation here gets a thumbs up from us. “BITCH, U GUESSED IT…WOO!” Man, the bass on this tune is wicked!
8. “Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift has the honor of having the one album that went platinum in 2014. We’re quite pleased with that fact since we wanted that to happen since her “Shake It Off” video screams “millions of copies sold.” Swift did an awesome job here as she replicated plenty of musical genres and dance styles to the delight of everyone. B-Boy Swift and Black Swan Swift may be our favorite alter-egos of this pop princess.
7. “7/11” – Beyonce
Beyonce shut down the internet with a music video that was shot entirely by a GoPro camera? Yep, she sure did. It’s quite amazing to witness actually – ‘Yonce takes over hotel and exudes dangerous levels of sexiness through every camera shot. Good lord…watching Queen B and her backup dancers move so “sensually” did so much for us. Beyonce looked like she a had a ton of fun and so did we.
6. “Anaconda” – Nicki Minaj
Whoa…just whoa! Did anyone else take way too many screenshots from this raunchy as hell vid? It’s hard to deny the catchy nature of this tune devoted to the wonderful butts. The video did an incredible job of giving dirtbags everywhere something to watch as soon as they wake up – Nicki Minaj gyrating for close to 5 minutes. The concept of this vid was dope and we saw the perfect amount of Miss Minaj. Drake loved this video, we know that for sure.