Ok here we go, better late than never, Music Video Jam’s top 100 music videos of 2011, as voted by the users of MusicVideoJam.com. 2011 was an interesting year for music where many large acts receded to the background while many new bands made themselves known with innovative music. As usual, we cover off the beaten path music videos here, so don’t expect to see the regular pop hits here. We try and throw a little more attention towards smaller bands, artists and directors that dare to take chances and produce fun and creative stuff. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to get automatic notices of new video posts. Use the suggest box if you want to share a cool video.
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The top 100 list is cut in to 10 pages, 10 video per page. Use the links at the bottom to go to the next page. Starting with #100…
#100: : We Are Enfant Terrible – “Filthy Love”
Witness the power of red, green and blue with the music video for “Filthy Love” from We Are Enfant Terrible. Directed by “bif”.
#99: Erykah Badu – “Gone Baby, Don’t be Long”
Erykah Badu with the animated music video for the song “Gone Baby, Don’t be Long”. Directed by: Flying Lotus.
#96: Raphael Saadiq – “Good Man”
Music video for “Good Man” by Raphael Saadiq.
#98: Zombie Zombie – “I’m Afraid Of What’s There”
Music video for I’m Afraid Of What’s There, from Zombie Zombie. Directed by El Nino.
#97: Lykke Li – “I Follow Rivers”
The intriguing Lykke Li with the official music video for “I Follow Rivers”. Directed by Tarik Saleh.
#96: PNC – “Let Your Lover Know”
“Let Your Lover Know” music video from PNC featuring The Checks. Directed by Tim Van Dammen at Blur & Sharpen.
#95: Magic Pop Hotel – “Flowers”
Magic Pop Hotel with the music video for “Flowers”. Directed by Sébastien Praznoczy.
#94: WhoMadeWho – “Every Minute Alone”
Men also cry in “Every Minute Alone” by WhoMadeWho. A nod to Fight Club?
#93: Spoek Mathambo – “Control”
Music video for “control” by Spoek Mathambo. “Control, fourth video from Spoek Mathambo’s debut album Mshini Wam, is a darkwave township house cover of the Joy Division classic ‘She’s Lost Control’. For the music video, Spoek has collaborated with one of South Africa’s most celebrated photographers, Pieter Hugo & cinematographer Michael Cleary. It explores the world of township cults, street preaches and teen gangs and was shot on location in a squatted train boarding house in Langa, Cape Town. The cast is mainly made up of the neighborhood kids who run their own dance troop, Happy Feet.” – From their website.
#92: Modern Superstitions – “Mercy Line”
Music video for “Mercy Line” from Modern Superstitions. Directed & edited by Scott Cudmore.
#91: World Order – “Machine Civilization”
Music video for the song “Machine Civilization” from the Japanese group, World Order. What, you’ve never seen slow motion breakdance voguing Japanese businessmen before? Imagine how boring the world would be without Japan. We love you Japan!