Top 10 Music Videos of 2017
By: Boston Schulz
With crazy amounts of technology and crazy beautiful camera capabilities at our fingertips, it’s not surprising that the game for music content is getting more and more intense. Top musicians are required to put out striking photos of themselves every day on social media, and each time they release a new song, the music video is required to be compelling and aesthetically pleasing.
Here is a list of artists and their songs, that to me, kicked ass in 2017, and watching them was a good waste of my time. None of these are in any sort of order. BUT I will start out the list with my favorite music video released in 2017:
Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE" (WATCH HERE)
To be honest, this is the most beautifully filmed video produced this year, hands down. And I will fight anyone who says otherwise on this. The imagery is haunting, fantastical, stunning, jarring, and pushing the boundaries of what musicians typically put out for music videos. The biggest must watch of the year.
Harry Styles – “Sign of the Times” (WATCH HERE)
Why do you want to watch nearly six minutes of Harry Styles flying around the gorgeous Scotland scenery? Just trust me, you wanna.
Thirty Seconds To Mars - "Walk On Water" (WATCH HERE)
With politics aside, this video paints a beautiful portrait of what the United States is and what makes us the country we are.
Kesha - "Praying" (WATCH HERE)
Another one for must watch this year. Not only was this video heart wrenching when considering what Kesha has been dealing with the last few years. Filmed on the outskirts of the Salton Sea with a focus on artwork and haunting artistry of East Jesus, this video brings color and hope to her song and future.
Lorde – “Perfect Places” (WATCH HERE)
This song just makes you want to get on a plane and travel to literally anywhere and everywhere.
Charli XCX – “Boys” (WATCH HERE)
Want some eye candy? Charli XCX directed the video herself, and it’s 2 minutes and 47 seconds full of famous, beautiful men.
Luke Combs – “When It Rains It Pours” (WATCH HERE)
Now, I know a lot of people aren’t really fond of country music, but this song is a hysterical combination of every redneck's favorite things. Personally, this video (and song) is one of my guilty pleasures. But for new-comer into the country music scene, it's a hit for all country parties and just brings a smile to my face to see what Luke Combs decided to put together for a redneck music video.
Dua Lipa - "New Rules" (WATCH HERE)
The choreography and routine in this video is simple, but the flow and ease of how everyone performs is so mesmerizing.
Demi Lovato – “Tell Me You Love Me” (WATCH HERE)
One of my favorite trends of music videos are these long, storytelling videos. Demi Lovato kicked ass with her heart-wrenching story of love and heartbreak. Or maybe I’m just a sucker for Jesse Williams and those bright blue eyes.
Imagine Dragons – “Thunder” (WATCH HERE)
If you want to watch a music video that makes you just say "WTF" afterwards, This is the hit for you. It reminds me of a futuristic acid trip that isn’t necessarily bad, just confusing. Not sure what the band was going for, but the imagery and angles they use for the filming creates an incredible video.