The Five Best Music Videos of 2015

Chloe Varga
28th Dec 2015

With a year of hotline blings and inability to feel our face, it was tough competition to narrow the top five music videos of 2015. Fortunately through the stiff competition we were able to narrow it down to five very alluring and fun music videos that made 2015 a musically (and visually) better year. 

"Downtown" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis / Directed by Ryan Lewis, Jason Koenig & Ben Haggerty

Channeling the vibe of West Side Story's downtown gangsters to the tune of classic Queen blended with Macklemore’s distinct retro rap style, this epic video has it all. This catchy tune and irresistibly fun film clip increased mo-ped sales around the world by 400%

"Bitch Better Have My Money" by Rihanna / Directed by Robyn Rihanna Fenty & MegaForce

Good girl gone bad Rhianna flexes her inner criminal side in this controversial self-directed music video. Full of attitude, glitz and glamour and set in the dark side of the Hollywood Hills, the tone is set from the get go with a warning for language, nudity and violence... enough said.

"Blackstar" by David Bowie / Directed by Johan Renck

This futuristic ten-minute short film from Mr. Bowie is like a surreal painting that’s come to life. It could be best described as a noir electronica, where freaky scarecrows and a woman with a tail make appearances. Major Tom, you’ve genre shocked us again..

"Wildest Dreams" by Taylor Swift / Directed by Joseph Khan

Joseph Khan once again exercises his creative genius with this nostalgic romance infused film clip. Set in the wildlife enriched African continent, the on-screen-off-screen romance between Swift and her heart-throb co-star (Scott Eastwood) unravels before our eyes in this tearjerker. Swift insisted all proceeds from the clip went to African Parks Foundation of America; Good work Tay Tay. 

"The Less I Know the Better" by Tame Impala / Directed by CANADA

This music video for the Australian psych rock band is a time warp of modern day high school love on an acid trip. Mixing teenage day-dreams with an erotic freudian tone, directed by the artistic CANADA, this film clip outshines the actual song by being anything but tame.