Any way you look at it, 2012 was a big year for music videos. We had great videos coming out on just about a daily basis, from independent productions to videos premiering on cable TV. We had a video reach 1 billion views on YouTube, and it didn't even need the entire year to do it. We saw newer directors release breakthrough videos (and then release a few more for good measure). We also saw established directors release some of their best work. The bottom line is if you are a music video fan, 2012 turned out just fine.
So, it was particularly difficult to compile a list of just 10 of the best videos of 2012. However, we sharpened our pencils, made the hard choices, and came out on the other side with a list. Thank you to everyone on our Facebook page who suggested videos for the list. We whittled the final top 10 down from a larger list, to which each suggested music video on Facebook was added.
By the way, you can listen to us count down our top 10 music videos of 2012 as well as share some superlative awards for 2012 on the podcast here.