Best Music Videos Of 2018: 20 Times Artists Made An Impact And Had Us Talking This Year

It’s been a big year for music videos, whether that be ambitious epics telling stories on a cinematic stale, politically-charged efforts using the artform to comment on important social issues or just lovely-looking four-minute clips that give us something nice to look at.

You’ll find all three of those on our list of 20 music videos that we loved in the last 12 months…

20. Jennifer Lopez – ‘Dinero’, feat. Cardi B and DJ Khalid

Directed by Joseph Kahn


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Make no mistake, Jennifer Lopez is very much still that diva, as she asserts in the ‘Dinero’ music video. Teaming up with Cardi B, the clip sees J-Lo playing up to her reputation as loving all things lavish and expensive, all with a knowing wink. In the space of three minutes, she’s seen frying steaks in glamorous lingerie, toasting marshmallows on a stack of flaming money and, oh yeah, walking an ostrich around a mansion garden.

Jen received the coveted Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2018 VMAs, and while we’ll admit she wouldn’t have been our top pick, videos like ‘Dinero’ prove she’s very much a deserving recipient.

Watch the video in full here.

19. Troye Sivan – ‘Bloom’

Directed by Bardia Zeinalif


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Resembling a cross between early 90s Madonna and Lady Gaga in her ‘Applause’ video in a high-fashion photo shoot, Troye Sivan served looks in the ‘Bloom’ video, from the tip of his wet-look peroxide curls right down to the hem of his patent leather skirt.

Playing up to the LGBT+ themes of the song (and its accompanying album), Troye cranks up the androgyny to 11 in this video, in what is the most unmistakably queer statement of his career so far. Plus, don’t those flowers look lovely, too?

Watch the video in full here.  

18. The 1975 – ‘Sincerity Is Scary’

Directed by Warren Fu


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Proving once again that you can’t underestimate The 1975, or predict what…

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