Best Music Videos of 2017 (Excluding Lyric Videos)

This is about the music video itself and also how it fits the music.

The Top Ten

1 Feed the Machine - Nickelback

The dystopian cyberpunk-ish music video including robot-like seekers chasing a young girl could be something straight out of a great science fiction film. It helps that there's this cinematic and powerful song accompanying it, so that it feels even more mind-blowing.
I'm really looking forward to that album. Hopefully it will be as great as the title track and not as tame and boring as their last two. - Martin_Canine


The druggiest song from the cyber hippie trio got an equally druggy video of weirdly distorted images of the band soaring in colorful nothingness. Some people found it creepy, I found it beautiful, and it definitely leaves an impression. - Martin_Canine

3 Was ist hier los - Eisbrecher

Resembling a news channel, the music video contrasts the horrible issues of the world with what people in the first world are actually worried about - for example the disfigured face of a starving child with footage of plastic surgery. The video has a very graphic nature. - Martin_Canine

4 I'm Better - Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott is back... and does trap. Hhhmmm... yeah, the music of one of the greatest MCs has changed, but thankfully, her music videos are as bizarre and aesthetic as ever. The video perfectly reflects the weirdness and fun that always made her great. - Martin_Canine

5 Humble - Kendrick Lamar


Kendrick Lamar offers a surreal and a bit unsettling video with strange and out of context images of him as a priest, group of bald men looking down, Lamar riding on a ridiculously small version of earth and a few other weird scenes that make this a memorable experience. - Martin_Canine

6 John Wayne - Lady Gaga

Yes, should be at #1 - Worksponge

Fun, fun, fun with Lady Gaga on a bizarrly neon colored motorbike trip that perfectly fits the catchiness of the music. - Martin_Canine

7 Coming Home - Falling in Reverse

I always hated their mostly ironic videos which rarely lived up to the quality of the music. But this space themed video indeed does justice to the song, it being a slow paced yet brilliantly looking space odyssey. - Martin_Canine

8 Look What You Made Me Do - Taylor Swift

It's like the 2017 version of Kylie's "Can't Get You Out of My Head" video, which I consider one of the best. Taylor switches through several settings, all having an individual tone and each one looks visually striking. - Martin_Canine

9 Something New - Tokio Hotel

Bill Kaulitz's extravagantly clothed silhouette alone in the wide, shiny landscapes of the desert is simply an impressive image. Nothing more to say. - Martin_Canine

10 Started From the Bottom / Apocalyptic Infinty (Payback #forsundiego Version) - SpongeBozz

SpongeBozz actually made a music video combining a 9 minute and an 18 and a half minute track in its entirety, creating almost half an hour of a cool looking and menacing video of him performing in front of fire letters and a dystopian abandoned hall with many grits. - Martin_Canine

The Contenders

11 Sanageyama - Dat Adam

This video is way more minimalistic than the others I included. It basically shows the vocalists of that Adam performing the song in a dark room, and every time Taddl's rants get really loud the screen distorts. In between there are shots of the three band members jumping up and down in a bouncy castle. In the end it is revealed this bouncy castle is somewhere in the middle of nowhere, with nothing but cliffs and mountains around. - Martin_Canine

12 I Feel It Coming - The Weeknd
13 Night Will Fade - Beyond the Black Night Will Fade - Beyond the Black

This is a bonus track on the deluxe edition of "Lost in Forever", which I unfortunately don't own. The video alters between middle age themed sceneries of a woman being mistreated and a hero fighting for her, and the band performing. It perfectly fits the tone of the music. - Martin_Canine

14 DNA - Kendrick Lamar
15 C**shot - CupcakKe C**shot - CupcakKe
16 Everyday - Ariana Grande
17 Heavydirtysoul - Twenty One Pilots
18 Now or Never - Halsey
19 Issues - Julia Michaels
20 Stay - Zedd
21 Mo Bounce - Iggy Azalea
22 That's What I Like - Bruno Mars
23 Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
24 Green Light - Lorde
25 No Frauds - Nicki Minaj
26 Saturnz Barz - Gorillaz
27 Regret in Your Tears - Nicki Minaj
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