Ten Music Video Highlights of 2010

People that know me know that I’m not really a technical person — if you want a Best of 2010 MVs, you go and bug LinzerDinzer TV for a list — I go by feeling and news (sometimes). Mostly by feeling.

So this is a list of ten music videos that marked one way or the other 2010.

10. Arcade Fire – Ready to Start

There’s been a huge boom on really great well edited music videos. However, it’s great to catch a video from one of the best contemporary bands that really captures the essence and energy of their live shows. Directed by Charlie Lightening.

Runner up: Muse – Resistance, directed by Wayne Isham. Epic video is epic — typical Isham style, but Ready to Start is better put together.

9. Monkey Majik – Forever

Chosen as the single to promote Monkey Majik’s 10th anniversary compilation — Forever is such a great song, the video totally plays to the little heart. I think it even works better than Canada’s attempt to help Haiti with Waivin’ Flag [MV] (though that was a pretty good song by K’naan, it got overplayed for this and the World Cup), and it totally beats the remake of We Are the World [MV].

Of course, the group also earned their Guinness World Record for Longest On Air Commercial [1], for the CM they did for this Best of Album… which lasts 30min.

Ghost Writer

Here. There. Everywhere. Punished soul that usually watches what nobody wants, but sometimes gets lucky.

8 Responses

  1. amy says:

    LOL, Ghost – I can totally tell you are sneaking in a lot of the videos I discussed on my blog. O=o I didn’t know Elva Hsiao was going to be so high up, really?

    For some non-Asian fans, your Asian MV choices are going to be controversial too xD Putting Monkey Majik, Elva and 2NE1 ahead of Arcade Fire LOL And putting OK GO ahead of them too! Wayyyy ahead!

  2. julili says:

    Who is this ghost person? I think I know?? hmmmmm

  3. yam magazine says:

    @julili Ghost is actually a bunch of people xD they all share one account, and almost never comments. Mysterious S.O.Bs xD

    Funny that people seem more interested in knowing Ghost… that their list. xD

  4. ghost says:

    @amy, I take the fifth.

    @yammag, I was duped! What’s that about sharing an account…

    To be honest, it was really hard not to place Born Free on top, which is my favorite music video, and I would have placed Badu ahead of Lady Gaga.

    Elva… I have a soft guilty pleasure soft spot for her. Gotta give it to her for making that video and trying to promote it in Singapore. This type of thing could possibly be a career killer, but she just gave them a Rainbow even gayer version. In Kylie’s case, which is also about free love and all that crap, she could either choose to pull the video (since there’s no other version), but her decision isn’t a big risk… she’s still famous everywhere else.

  5. ghost says:

    Shush, yam~

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