The Top 17 Music Videos of 2017

Friday, 29 December 2017


This has been a big year for music, new artists like Khalid appeared on the scene, whilst old favourites like Selena Gomez continued to top the charts. But it was the world of unforgettable music videos that really exploded: Taylor Swift sitting in a bathtub filled with diamonds and a LOT of famous faces dancing with DJ Khaled. From the artistic and the glamourous to the plain weird - here are the top music videos of 2017.

1. Lorde w/ 'Green Light'
Between becoming a global superstar and breaking up with her boyfriend, Lorde's obviously been going through a lot since she released her 2013 debut album Pure Heroine. It's hard to watch Lorde dancing with abandon in this video without sitting back and thinking, 'Been There.'

2. Khalid w/ 'Young Dumb and Broke'
Whatever you were/are doing at 19. You will never be as cool as this music video.

3. DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller w/ 'Wild Thoughts' 
It's a scientific fact that any music video will be made a thousand times better by adding Rihanna. 'Wild Thoughts' is a clear example of this. This vibrant video is a haze of colour and shadows and...naturally...fireworks.

4. Bruno Mars w/ 'That's what I like'
A video drenched with cool, Bruno Mars dancing all alone with quirky animations and exceptionally cool moves. Whatever you think of it, Julio deserves a raise.

5. Harry Styles w/ 'Sign Of The Times'
Did I see the behind the scenes footage of Harry being hung from a helicopter? Yes. Do I choose to believe he can fly spontaneously? Yes. Yes I do.

6. Kendrick Lamar w/ 'Humble'
This video is INTENSE. Creative imagery you could spend days looking at, religious iconography and political lashes this video is what 2017 was all about.

7. Lana Del Rey w/ 'White Mustang'
It's hard to tell what exactly is going on in this typically somber Lana Del Rey piece, but suffice to say that she and this long-haired musician ain't in it for the long haul. Sorry Hun.

8. Kesha w/ 'Pray'
An artists dream this video is one giant, colourful, glittery metaphor and I love it.

9. Jay Z w/ 'The Story of OJ'
Powerful. Ambitious. It's Jay Z okay?

10. Charlie XCX w/ 'Boys'
This swoon-worthy masterpiece features cameos by Joe Jonas, Stormzy, Cameron Dallas, Diplo, Wiz Khalifa, Khalid and many many more. We see the lads having food fights, holding puppies, and even eating cereal. It's the kind of thing that'll make you feel like the heart-eyes-emoji. Literally.

11. Miley Cyrus w/ 'Malibu'
This is the most chill video of the year.

12. Pink w/ 'Beautiful Trauma'
Sugary sweet and soooo colourful. Channing Tatum is a vintage God in this tap-dancing in this whirlwind of rainbow.

13. Selena Gomez w/ 'Bad Liar'
Selena plays four different roles in this inspiring '70s-themed video. She gets to wear both a moustache and a very large wig. The video shows Selena as a teacher, a teenager, a Dad and someone else..... (there's a lot of Selena's in this video okay??)

14. HAIM w/ 'Want You back'
Any chance they're auditioning for a fourth member?

15. Cadi B w/ 'Bodak Yellow'
The breakout star of 2017 released this eye-opening video that features camels, cheetahs and so much more in this video for 'Bodak Yellow'. This became the first single by a solo female rapper to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 19 YEARS. Iconic?

16. DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne w/ 'I'm The One'
This is the video that reminds us all how cool celebs are and how much we want to be invited to their parties. Don't get me wrong, I want to be offended by this video because no woman in it is fully dressed, but with the chilled vibes and that giant seaside mansion with a hedge maze - I struggle to muster up any anger.

17. Taylor Swift w/ 'Look What You Made Me Do'
Even if you miss the sweet country sound of Old Taylor Swift, it's not hard to be a little in awe of the New Taylor. The first video of the Reputation released was packed with eccentric outfit changes, CGI snakes and a whole lot of beefy references.

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