Music lovers, design enthusiasts, visual nerds and creatives everywhere can enjoy the incredible talent being showcased in YouTube music videos. Artists are expressing themselves, and their music, in entirely new and unique ways to blur the line of music and media just a little bit more. With colors and movements that complement melodies and lyrics, and experiments in animation and other visual elements, musicians of all genres are able to share more of themselves with YouTube music videos.
To honor the amazing creativity of these musicians and bands over the years, here’s a hand-picked selection of some of the most creative, unique, interesting and thought-provoking music videos today — you can use Replay Media Catcher to download from YouTube and save them all! Please note: Some of these videos occasionally contain strong language or sexual themes.
1. Ingrid Michaelson – “Hell No”
Music video or ad for Snapchat? We can’t really tell and, honestly, don’t care because it’s amazing.
2. Pharrell – “Happy”
Want to be happy for the next 24 hours? Pharrell’s entire video for Happy lasts a day and is full of amazing cameos.
3. OK Go – “The One Moment”
Science, music, a beautiful palette, and highly-calculated timing all collide in OK Go’s most recent viral music video.
4. Francis and the Lights (ft. Bon Iver & Kanye) – “Friends”
Smooth lines, seamless camera movement, and just the right amount of Kanye in a flawless one-take clip.
5. Radiohead – “Burn the Witch”
Don’t let the cute ‘n cuddly clay animation fool you — this visual storytelling is just as dark as it is adorable.
6. David Bowie – “Lazarus”
2016 was the year of the music-video-meets-short-film, and Bowie (as always) mastered the art.
7. JeanGa and George – “Compromise”
Catchy music, bold colors, stunning visuals and incredible animation. Need we say more?
8. Majedalesa – “Hwages”
Three Saudi women kicking butt, taking names and going completely viral everywhere.
9. Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean”
We’re pretty sure the fact that the artist never made it to the video shoot makes this one even better.
10. Beyonce – “Sorry”
Taking visual arts to a whole new level, every single video off of Lemonade deserves an award.
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