2010 was an awesome year for music—and an even better one for music videos. Artists are getting pretty serious about their videos these days, and I love the trend in them becoming mini-movies.
Here is Hollyscoop’s list of the top five best music videos of the year.
Katy’s “California Gurls” brings you right back to your childhood—the video is a modern-day sexy tribute to Candy Land. Only Katy could pull off a cupcake bikini top, and it’s one of our favorite catchy pop tunes of the year.
4. Cee-Lo: “Forget You”:
Cee-Lo returned to the scene this year with one of the catchiest songs we’ve heard in a long time—and it earned him Record of the Year and Song of the Year Grammy nominations. “Forget You” went viral within one week of its release, getting over 2 million views. He says the song is about an ex-girlfriend.
Eminem cast strictly A-listers for his beautifully-shot collaborative effort with Rihanna. Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan for this video depicting a young couple in an abusive relationship. Visually it’s tough to take your eyes off of. The song was No. 1 on the Hot11 for seven consecutive weeks.
2. Kanye West: “Runaway”:
Leave it Kanye to release a nearly 35-minute music video. He came back to the music scene with a vengeance this year, and his new album is definitely deserving of all its praise. The video is a compilation of several tracks on his album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
This 9-and-a-half minute video was what started the whole trend in music videos becoming more like short films. Gaga and Beyonce set the bar pretty high with “Telephone,” and it’s one of our favorite collaborations to date.