A list of every great video released this year would go on and on and on — case in point: I've highlighted well over 300 videos as being the best so far this year — so, this list omits many things that are insanely great, or greatly insane.
If all you want is the list, and I know you love lists like Brick loves lamp, there here it is:
- DJ Snake & Lil Jon "Turn Down For What" (Daniels, dir.)
- Sia "Chandelier" (Sia & Daniel Askill, dir.)
- Cage The Elephant "Cigarette Daydreams" (Mark Pellington, dir.)
- Beyonce "7/11"
- OK Go "The Writings on the Wall" (Aaron Duffy, Damian Kulash, Jr. & Bob Partington, dir.)
- Chet Faker "Gold" (Hiro Murai, dir.)
- Taylor Swift "Blank Space" (Joseph Kahn, dir.)
- She and Him "Stay Awhile" (Canada, dir.)
- Katy Perry "Dark Horse" (Mathew Cullen, dir.)
- Arcade Fire "We Exist" (David Wilson, dir.)
- Paolo Nutini "Iron Sky" (Daniel Wolfe, dir.)
If you want something more, perhaps some explanation, then you should certainly read on...