Ten Music Video Highlights of 2012
9. Celebrate Life!
Mayday – Cheers (乾杯)
In 2012, we also had a number of music videos focusing on lives lived to their fullest, celebrating them with family, friends, would-be significant others. But none of them had captured the happiness and true playfulness of living life to its fullest than Taiwan’s band Mayday and their ode to life in the music video of Cheers.
Reading comics in your childhood, playing hookie, getting caught watching porn, hanging out with your friends, meeting the love of your life and starting a family, just to see them grow and follow their own paths. [Original Post]
Runner-up: Darlingside – The Ancestor [MV]
2nd Runner-up: Explosions in the Sky – Postcard from 1952 [MV]
8. Graham Coxon – What’ll It Take
This is our pick for most fun imaginative low-budget music video of the year. ‘Nuff said. [Original Post]
7. The Shins – Simple Song
A slightly twisted twist from the “Celebrate Life” theme with a father leaving his three grown-children, who happen to hate his guts, telling them he’s leaving them nothing but the house they grew up in. The twist? The deeds to the house have been hidden, so it’s each of his kids on their own to get the deeds of the house before the house is torn to pieces with them inside it.
Family love right there.