Pharrell Williams resurrects his groundbreaking group N.E.R.D. with this collabo with Rihanna, who makes a hair razing (see what I did there?) cameo at the beginning before we follow our newly shorn dancer on a popping routine.
Sure, there's some editorial and other manipulations going on with Bruno Mars' singular dance extravaganza that is the "That's What I Like" video — not to mention all the animated filigrees — but we should also recignize that Bruno is indeed capable of much more than your average pop star, and it's not such a stretch to envision him doing these moves harder, better, faster, stronger than anyone else.
Sometimes your mind starts to wander when you're stuck in traffic, but so does Travie McCoy who finds himself in a circular and increasingly bizarre and bombastic journey to see what's further on up the road.
Billy Corgan: "I asked, albeit in an allegorical way, for the video to represent what our returning soldiers are going through with PTSD, and I feel that the directors captured that with poignancy. I couldn't be more proud of the message we're sending that we care what happens to those that are out there hurting."
Kendrick Lamar keeps troubles at bay during a long walk through the city thanks to good music, good vibes and a message of self-worth and love. Plus, it doesn't hurt that Ron "Mr Biggs" Isley is there to bless this revamp of his Isley Brothers classic "That Lady" (which you probably remember from many other usages).
Can a group of cheery kids gets jaded New Yorkers break a smile on a crappy day? Can Sia update this track from Annie for something that can resonae with kids tuning into the 2014 movie remake starring Quvenzhané Wallis as the traditionally red-headed orphan?
Ever wonder who watches creepy religious programming like The Black Keys "Fever" video? The answer is almost assuredly not the partly naked cult of supermodels from this NSFW video, but it makes for a much better fantasy.
It's likely impossible for Pharrell Williams and Miley Cyrus to make a video that's not sexy on some level — we're talking about the people responsible for "Blurred Lines" and "We Can't Stop," respectively — but "Come Get It Bae" is more like a high-energy version of John Legend's "You And I" video, celebrating all the many "flavors" of women with a perfect edit and a even a little handheld Bolex