Fiona’s Top Music Videos of 2012

Wow! It’s been a while AWmusic. To be honest, I’m not as up-to-date as I’d like to be when composing a year-end list, but I tried my best. Here are my picks for Top Music Videos of 2012, in no particular order. Enjoy!

Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools
good kid, m.A.A.d city – what an album! I’m one that really enjoys hip-hop, but I knew this was an album that cannot be ignored.

Frank Ocean – Pyramids
channel ORANGE has been on rotation for me since the album dropped this summer. I was impressed by Frank Ocean’s 2011 EP Nostalgia, Ultra and his follow up to that is clearly a huge hit as well. I hope he picks up an award at the 2013 Grammy Awards.

Grimes – Oblivion
As you can see, Grimes is a staff favourite here at AWmusic. Can blame us for loving her so much? She is creative and CANADIAN.

Psy – Gangnam Style

You can’t avoid it. Gangnam Style is EVERYWHERE! I recently just came back from the Dominican Republic and at the dance bar they played a spanish version of Gangnam Style before they played the original. I definitely did say earlier in the year the 2012 will be the year that K-pop breaks into North America. I told you so!

Big Bang – Fantastic Baby

This is one of my favourite tracks from their Alive EP. Fantastic Baby essentially talks about having a good time dancing and partying hard. Everything about this song and their choreographed dance is so infectious!

Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
I’ve been trying to get into this band since Lonerism has been dropped. I still have the album on rotation, but I have yet to find myself singing along to anything yet. Either way, this video is pretty neat.

Jay-Z & Kanye West – Niggas in Paris

Yes, Watch The Throne came out in 2011 – however, the video for Niggas in Paris did not come out until February 2012. The music video is made with footage from their last Los Angeles stop at Staples Center on their Watch The Throne Tour.


M.I.A. – Bad Girls
Can M.I.A. do anything wrong?

Fiona Apple – Every Single Night

Fiona Apple came back with The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do after a 7 year hiatus. I’m glad that she’s back!

Chairlift – I Belong In Your Arms
This is one of my favourite songs from their album. Who knew the members of Chairlift knew Japanese?!

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