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.

Ghost Writer

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

13 Responses

  1. Mirella says:

    Yeah… I’ve only watched the M.I.A. video before XDDDDD My current musical culture is sorely lacking :P

    • amy says:

      @Mirella, Except for when Hiddles RTs MVs? xD and you must’ve seen/heard about one of the Kpop MVs… at least on your FB wall talk haha.

      • Mirella says:

        @amy, Yeah, I’ve only watch Nicki Minaj’s Starship MV complete because he mentioned it XD Even if his taste of music goes more to Sigur Rós and Mumford & Sons… except when it doesn’t.
        I haven’t seen those particular Kpop MVs… I have only seen complete MVs of 2ne1 and Girls’ Generation. None of the boybands hold my attention enough to complete a video XD

        • amy says:

          @Mirella, you’re gonna love Crayon, if u give it the time of day. Even IF G-Dragon is the girliest of them all. And Fantastic Baby has enough colorful grunge to interest you.

  2. I just saw “Crayon” earlier today and you have to like a video that starts with G-Dragon plopped asleep in a Wonder Woman robe.

    Awesome how you broke down the videos into all these patterns. However, I think you missed Noomi Rapace in the Rolling Stones’ latest video? she’s great in that. I had to have the gifs right away of her shooting up zombies with a shotgun.

  3. ghost says:

    @Mirella, if you liked Psy and love nonsensical, like it seems you do from your column, you will fancy yourself some WTF from G-Dragon. For sure.

    @amy, best video of the year for you?

    @chrryblssmninja, I did miss it! I hadn’t seen it, to be honest. And it does follow the Actor + MV PLUS the NSFW trend with violence and nipple-showing. Though I would argue Noomi wouldn’t be rising the Rolling Stones’ relevance. It’s an oldschool collab. =P

  4. amy says:

    @ghost, pop-wise? I liked Salyu’s Camera and the latest Crowd Lu MV (O La La Hu Hu). I also liked G-Dragon’s Crayon. I didn’t have a clear favorite this year.

  5. GIACOMO says:

    don’t hate me: HERE

  6. Camiele says:

    *siiigh* Crayon… I basically decided I need GDragon as my puppy after that video… HaHa.

    I personally don’t really think I’m a fan of the lyric videos. I think it’s more to do with the fact there’s so many of them. I’ve never been a fan of oversaturation of decent idea. And that’s what happened with lyric vids… HaHa.

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