2019 was a great year for music, with lots of great singles from breakthrough artists and old faves. Lots of these singles came with great videos; here are my favourite from the year (in no particular order).
Tyler, The Creator – Earfquake
Tyler’s ‘Igor’ look became one of the most iconic outfits of the year, with this video being it’s first big appearance.
Self Esteem – In Time
Self Esteem’s debut album campaign ‘Compliments Please’ had consistently great visuals, and the video for ‘In Time’ topped it all off in style.
Joji – Sanctuary
‘Sanctuary’ by Joji was a great piece of dream-pop this year, and this 80’s space romp of a video brings it to life excellently.
Haim – Summer Girl
Haim returned earlier in the year with this appropriately summery bop, and this fun, outfit-change filled video is the perfect accompaniment to it.
Charli XCX and Christine & The Queens – Gone
‘Gone’ by Charli and Chris sees the two innovative popsters bouncing off each other effortlessly, and this video really captures that energy.
Lizzo – Juice
‘Juice’ was one of the biggest, catchiest songs of the year and the music video matches its positivity and energy perfectly.
Grimes & i_o – Violence
Grimes returned with her first new music since 2015 this year, and the stylish video for the first single from her upcoming album is a great fit for the groovy, infectious track.
Beabadoobee – I Wish I Was Stephen Malkmus
2019 was a real breakout year for Beabadoobee, with ‘I Wish I Was Stephen Malkmus’ being my favourite track from her to date; the video is great fun too.
The Chemical Brothers – We’ve Got To Try
The video for ‘We’ve Got To Try’ by The Chemical Brothers has dogs driving race cars.
King Princess – Cheap Queen
King Princess released her debut album ‘Cheap Queen’ this year, and the lead single of the same name had a great video that really encapsulates the energy of the track.
Normani – Motivation
Normani was the clear breakout star of short-lived X Factor USA group Fifth Harmony, and ‘Motivation’ solidified this in a big way.
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road
Old Town Road was the biggest song of the year, becoming the longest running #1 single in the US of all time. The video is great fun, and has cameos galore from the likes of Chris Rock, Rico Nasty and Diplo.
Billie Eilish – Bad Guy
The video for Bad Guy propelled the track even further up the charts and into people’s minds, perfectly encapsulating the tongue-in-cheek nature of the song.
Mura Masa & Slowthai – Deal Wiv It
The video for Mura Masa and Slowthai collab ‘Deal Wiv It’ sees Slowthai running about and having a daft laugh and that. It’s really well shot and fits with the absolute banger perfectly.