5. “Dark Horse” – Katy Perry feat. Juicy J
“Memphis, Egypt. A long time ago…” What follows next is a trippy voyage into ancient Egypt. The Technicolor vibes we got from this vid will stay with us forever. Katy’s reign as the most colorful queen of ’em all put this vid way over the top. And that’s exactly why we love it. “Dark Horse” is supported one of the most creative vids to drop this year. Shout out to Juicy J for this line “Shorty’s heart is on steroids cause her love is so strong.”
4. “Turn Down for What” – DJ Snake feat. Lil Jon
This video made no sense whatsoever. Which is the exact reason why we can never forget it. One entire building of tenants went on a EDM rampage while this DJ Snake=produced/Lil Jon assisted song began playing. As everyone began hopping down to new floors, more madness ensued. The dancing boobs and crunk dancing made us wild out right at our works desks. If there’s one music vid you’re gonna turn on to while on the big screen at your New Year’s Eve party, this is the one. “TURN DOWN FOR WHAT!”
3. “Chandelier” – Sia
Here’s one of those music videos that you’ll accidentally turn to on a boring day…and watch all the way through. The simple concept of a miniature lady dancing ferociously in an abandoned home was incredible to watch. Man, the part where she lands that split and continues to contort her body? It matches up perfectly with the powerful song that inspired her and this inspirational music video.
2. “i” – Kendrick Lamar
Don’t be shocked when everyone is trying to pull off the “Chicken Dance” at every party you go to. K. Dot’s “i” has us extra pumped for his upcoming LP. We loved his live SNL performance of the song, but the official music video made this song all the more sweeter. Lamar runs through an inner-city sanctum that’s filled with equal parts fun and strife. The message explained in this vid keeps the positive vibes in our hearts alive. We give this vid extra points for the cameos from George Clinton and Ron Isley aka “Mr. Biggs.”
1. “Never Catch Me” – Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar
This video should be put on permanent display at art exhibits across the nation. Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar got together to create a song that reflects on the perils and triumphs that come from life/death. What made the experience complete was the music video that accompanies it. From start to finish, we were floored by the cinematography and dance number presented by the two young kids who starred in the video. The final visual of the kids riding off their hearse into the sunset automatically makes this the best music video of 2014.