Here are the best of the rest. The following are in no particular order and although they didn’t quite make my top 10 cut, I still thought they were worth re-sharing with you all because they still stood out from the many other music videos that have dropped in in 2011.
Lyrics Born – “Coulda Woulda Shoulda” ft Sam Sparro
Retro, stylistic visuals combined with a funky, fun song… what’s not to like?
3Strykes – “Beethoven” ft Surrilla
Great production values + colorful, creative touches make for a novel Hip-Hop video.
Shin-B – “Get Up & Go”
Whether this stands the test of time is yet to be seen, but exploring the use of QR codes via Hip-Hop is too interesting not to mention.
Mayda – “My Circuitry”
Quirky, fun, and different describe this rock video, helping to set it apart from the rest of the pack.
Paul Kim – “You Left Me For That”
Smooth direction, fun cameos, and a sweet story set to infectious R&B/Pop proves to be a winning formula.
Hopie Spitshard – “Be a Lady”
It’s Betty Draper meets Hip-Hop, and though it ain’t perfect it’s a far more entertaining watch compared to many other rap videos.
Misfit – “No Good”
Another very well-polished visual that matches the songs tone and style perfectly. Can’t complain.
PaperDoll – “You Can’t Stop It”
If the artists have fun, often we do too – and this video is undeniably fun. Rock, popping, and belly dancing? It somehow works!
Jennifer Chung – “One Day”
A relatable and touching story arc combined with strong visual quality and set to a great Pop song is always appreciated.
Gowe – “Star In My Eyes” ft Erin Kim
Catchy Hip-Hop at it’s finest. This is a fun video with dancing, sharp post-production, and an infectious tune – loved it.