23 Best Music Videos Of 2012

The most innovative, clever, beautiful, and bonkers clips of the year.

23. Sigur Rós, “Fjögur Píanó”

AKA the video with Shia LaBeouf’s penis in it. Directed by Alma Har’el.

ID: 732423

22. Odd Future, “Oldie”

Directed by Lance Bangs.

ID: 732558

21. Jack White, “I’m Shakin’”

Directed by Dori Oskowitz.

ID: 732572

20. Flying Lotus, “Tiny Tortures”

Yeah, that’s Elijah Wood. Directed by David Lewandowski.

ID: 732440

19. Grizzly Bear, “Yet Again”

Directed by Emily Kai Bock.

ID: 732557

18. Lana Del Rey, “Ride”

Directed by Anthony Mandler.

ID: 732589

17. G-Dragon, “Crayon”

ID: 732568

16. Killer Mike, “Big Beast”

Directed by Thomas C. Bingham.

ID: 732559

15. Father John Misty, “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings”

Aubrey Plaza is very good at smashing things. Directed by Noel Paul.

ID: 732408

14. Fiona Apple, “Every Single Night”

Directed by Joseph Cahill.

ID: 732648

13. BigBang, “Fantastic Baby”

ID: 732576

12. El-P, “The Full Retard”

Directed by Timothy Saccenti.

ID: 732770

11. Skrillex, “Bangarang”

Directed by Tony T. Datis.

ID: 732564

10. Perfume Genius, “Hood”

Directed by Winston H. Case.

ID: 732581

9. Drake featuring Lil Wayne, “HYFR (Hell Ya Fucking Right)”

Directed by Director X.

ID: 732583

8. Hot Chip, “Don’t Deny Your Heart”

Directed by Peter Serafinowicz.

ID: 732650

7. Taylor Swift, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

Directed by Declan Whitebloom.

ID: 732722

6. Grimes, “Genesis”

Directed by Claire “Grimes” Boucher.

ID: 732597

5. St. Vincent, “Cheerleader”

Directed by Hiro Murai.

ID: 732762

4. Aimee Mann, “Labrador”

Directed by Tom Scharpling, and featuring wonderful performances by Jon Hamm and Jon Wurster.

ID: 732578

3. Psy, “Gangnam Style”

Well, duh.

ID: 732579

2. Danny Brown, “Grown Up”

It is incredible how well this little boy channels the spirit of Danny Brown. Is this kid a method actor? Directed by Greg Brunkalla.

ID: 732403

1. Chairlift, “Met Before”

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Directed by Jordan Fish. This is a fully interactive “choose your own adventure” music video.

ID: 738547

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