The 5 Best Music Videos Of 2012

best music videos of the year 2012 that aren't gangnam style

Sorry Psy, you didn’t make the cut. | Source: YouTube

It’s true–I’m a music video junkie. I didn’t have MTV back when I was really little, but after my parents would go to bed, I’d turn on this show, TBS Night Tracks, and let the flicker of Michael Jackson videos lull me to sleep. Name almost any song and I can tell you about the music video. Madonna’s Take a Bow? Bull fighter and fuzzy lighting! Britney Spears’ (You Drive Me) Crazy? Melissa Joan Hart and not nearly enough Brit Brit! F**k You by Ceelo Green? Lots of choreographed dancing and fries on the floor! You get the idea.

Anyway, 2012 was an awesome year for music videos–and no, I’m not just talking about Gangnam Style (in fact, it didn’t even make my list!). Here are the 5 best music videos of 2012 in my book. Watch ‘em (especially if you haven’t seen them before!) and let me know your favorites in the comments!

Kitty Pryde – Okay Cupid

This video sparked my obsession with Kitty Pryde. She’s just so freaking cool. Also, I want all the Lisa Frank stickers from her laptop.
 
 
Meow Vs. Meow – Stegosaur!

You’re lying if you say you don’t want a music video starring Pee-Wee Herman, Duckie from Pretty in Pink, Teen Wolf, and the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
 
 
Krispy Kreme – Halloween

It was SO hard to pick just one Krispy Kreme video, but this one has Ninja Turtle costumes in it, so . . . obviously it wins.
 
 
The Killers – Here With Me

Winona Ryder as a mannequin and the bit at the end with the candles?! The storytelling on this one is just so good, I don’t know why more people aren’t buzzing about it.
 
 
Selena Gomez, Ashley Tisdale, Biebz, etc – Call Me Maybe

I didn’t love the original video as much as everyone else seemed to, but this? This is wonderful. The banana phone alone! RIP, Jelena.
 
 
What were your favorite music videos of 2012? What did you think about my list? Shout out your five favorite videos in the comments!
 

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