2011, like any other year, was full of sex, drugs, violence and even some dancing monkeys. Music videos from such artists like Bruno Mars and Britney Spears have kept us entertained from January until December. Here at andPOP, we can’t wrap up a fantastic year without discussing our top ten music videos.
10. Dr. Dre and Eminem – “I Need a Doctor”
Dr. Dre’s first official single in over a decade and we love how the video walks us through the rapper’s life.
9. Beyonce – “Countdown”
This video would have been much higher on the list if the song wasn’t so brutal to listen too, not to mention a blatant rip-off of over music videos from the past.
8. Bruno Mars – “The Lazy Song”
We love how this dance sequence with the monkeys was all done in one shot. It must have taken Bruno and the gang a few tries before getting it perfect.
7. Britney Spears – “Criminal”
We see Britney in a whole new light with this video. We also see her in some compromising positions with her real-life fiance, Jason Trawick. Hot, hot hot!
6. Cher Lloyd – “With Ur Love”
This gets placed in sixth for being incredibly cute and PG.
5. LMFAO – “Party Rock Anthem”
What song makes us want to dance out in the streets than this one by LMFAO? They definitely put the ‘party’ in ‘party rock anthem’ with this wild dance video.
4. Lady Gaga – “Marry the Night”
The first video Gaga directed independently may not make much sense but damn, you just can’t take your eyes off of it.
3. Katy Perry – “Last Friday Night”
This music video reminds us of all the cheesy romantic comedies from the ’80s. This is also the only place you’d ever see Katy rockin’ a neck brace and neon spandex.
2. Rihanna – “We Found Love”
We found lots of controversy surrounding this Rihanna video. It’s quite ironic how similar the actor in the video looks to her ex, Chris Brown.
1. Amy Winehouse and Tony Bennett – “Body and Soul”
Seeing as it’s the last video we’d ever see from the soul singer, it takes the cake for best video of 2011. Amy’s collaboration with Tony Bennett sounds incredibly beautiful and is a great way to remember her.