The weekend is over and everyone is recovering from the holiday. Its now back to the reality of work and school but while you are going through the weekly routine, why not check out the most popular, unique and fun music videos featured on YouTube. From country to pop this countdown has it covered. We have organized the top ten music videos to watch this week so you don’t have to.
This week features a variety of artists that are up and coming in the music industry. From rocker Alexa Goddard with her new single, “We Broke The Sky” to Civil Twilight with “Holy Dove,” these artists are embracing their sound and finding fans night after night with different shows.
Rihanna and Modest Mouse are in a competition for the top spot on this countdown. Both have released videos that feel more like short films and are in large in scope. Modest Mouse goes down a complex and twisty visually road for their new single, “The Ground Walks, with Time in a Box” and Rihanna impresses with her video for “Bitch Better Have My Money.”
What are you watching this week and what is your favorite video on this countdown? Let us know which music videos you are watching and which is your favorite video out of our top ten recap.
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10. Seether- Nobody Praying For Me
Rock ‘n’ roll band Seether is back with another hard-hitting anthem. “Nobody Praying For Me” isn’t a huge change in sound for the band but it reminds fans that they are still working on new music and could soon be ready to head back out on the road.
9. Xenia Ghali ft. Wyclef-Get Dirty
Wyclef is known in the music business as a producer, musician and talent finder. Now he is teaming up with newcomer Xenia Ghali for this dance heavy track. The song is fun and will heat up your summer playlist.
8. Kuana Torres Kahele, Napua Greig, James Ford Murphy -Lava
Pixar is known for showing short films before their major motion pictures and Inside Out is no exception. Inside Out features the short Lava which is an emotional and heartwarming story. The audio has been released online for those who haven’t seen the short or want to relive it. Pixar seems to have done it again with both Lava and Inside Out.
7. Civil Twilight-Holy Dove
This music video features an urban landscape, multifaceted lighting and an incredible dance routine. The video takes place within a subway system and the lyrics are captured within the dance routine. It’s a modern and artistic way of bringing this indie rock song to life. Civil Twilight has a full vision, not just a catchy single.
6. Alexa Goddard-We Broke The Sky
Alexa Goddard is a name that will soon be spoken on radio stations around the United States. Goddard has a vocal range that feels like a mix between Ellie Goulding, Demi Lovato and Florence Welch. “We Broke The Sky” is an empowering and catchy single that shows off everything that Goddard has to offer with this debut. The modern melody paired with her vocal range is a musical match that works on every level.
5. The Technicolors-Tonight You Are Mine
The Technicolors have been slowly building a enormous fan following over the past years and are now ready to launch into mainstream music with “Tonight You Are Mine.” The video feels more like a moving work of art compared to a traditional music video.
4. R5-All Day All Night: Easy Love
This video was recorded during RF performing for their All Day, All Night documentary. This version of “Easy Love” captures the bands changing music sound and growing fame.
3. Matt Nathanson-Headphones
Matt Nathanson is currently on tour with Train and The Fray. Despite being the first opening act on the tour, fans have been coming in early to hear his music and experience his unique show. Nathanson isn’t afraid of interacting with the crowd and by the end of his set; he has won over a majority of the audience. “Headphones” is his latest single and is his own personal love letter to music.
2. Modest Mouse-The Ground Walks, with Time in a Box
Modest Mouse has a made a visual companion to their single “The Ground Walks, with Time in a Box” and it’s a complex, bizarre and abnormal creation but feels like a fit for the band. They are known for having different melodies and embracing new influences, this music video just displays that with full force. It will take a couple of viewings to really catch all of the details within this music video.
1. Rihanna-Bitch Better Have My Money
This video does contain, language, nudity and violence.
Rihanna is back with a full music video for her hit single, “Bitch Better Have My Money.” The music video is over seven minutes long and has been given an explicit label. It appears that Rihanna has taken on a Kanye West style of lyrics with this single and channeled a mix of Dexter and Scarface for the video. Its loud, over the top and bloody; a new direction for a confident Rihanna.