The Best Music Videos From The Last Decade!

Over the past decade, music videos have become an increasingly important part of the music industry. As streaming services like YouTube have become more popular, music videos have become a way for artists to reach new audiences and connect with fans in unique ways. Here are five of the best music videos from the last decade:

Childish Gambino – ‘This Is America’ (2018): This music video, directed by Hiro Murai, is a powerful commentary on racism and violence in America. It features Childish Gambino dancing through a chaotic scene, with images of police brutality and mass shootings flashing on screen. The video sparked a lot of discussion and debate when it was released, and it continues to be an important cultural touchstone.

Beyoncé – ‘Formation’ (2016): Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ music video, directed by Melina Matsoukas, is a celebration of black culture and history. The video features Beyoncé in a series of stunning outfits and locations, with powerful images of black pride and resistance. The video also includes references to Hurricane Katrina and police brutality, making it a powerful political statement as well.

Kendrick Lamar – ‘Alright’ (2015): Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Alright’ music video, directed by Colin Tilley, is a stunning visual representation of the rapper’s message of hope and resilience. The video features Kendrick rapping on top of a police car, surrounded by dancers and stunning visuals. The video’s message of hope and resilience in the face of police brutality and systemic oppression is particularly powerful.

Taylor Swift – ‘Blank Space’ (2014): Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space’ music video, directed by Joseph Kahn, is a clever and self-aware commentary on Swift’s public image. The video features Swift playing a stereotypical ‘crazy girlfriend,’ with over-the-top outfits and exaggerated facial expressions. The video’s humour and self-awareness made it a huge hit with fans and critics alike.

Rosalía – ‘Malamente’ (2018): Rosalía’s ‘Malamente’ music video, directed by Canada, is a stunning tribute to Spanish culture and flamenco music. The video features Rosalía in a series of stunning outfits and locations, with powerful images of passion and emotion. The video’s mix of modern and traditional elements makes it a unique and captivating viewing experience.

Overall, these five music videos represent some of the best and most innovative work over the past decade. Each video tells a powerful and important story, and they all demonstrate the power of music to connect with people on a deep emotional level.

– Riya Sohini