What was the best music video in 2021? Check out our selection of the songs with the best video released this year.

The best music videos are more than just a promotional tool for a new release. They’re a chance for the artist to show a bit more of their personality and completely let loose creatively – and in 2021 that’s exactly what we saw from the top videos released this year.

In 2021 there were a vast range of excellent videos, some as simple as a single camera angle in the back of a taxi, to sumptuous sets in elaborately shot country houses. There were big-budget videos with trippy visuals, and blink-and-you’ll-miss-it injections of humour.

Here are 13 top music videos we watched this year.

Lizzo – Rumors feat. Cardi B

Silk Sonic – Smokin Out The Window

Tinashe – Bouncin’

Architects – Meteor

Lana Del Rey – Chemtrails Over the Country Club

Tyler, The Creator – LUMBERJACK

Avril Lavigne – Bite Me

Little Simz –  Woman (ft. Cleo Sol)

Rostam – From The Back Of A Cab

Megan Thee Stallion – Thot Shit

Drake ft. Future and Young Thug – Way 2 Sexy

Celeste – Tonight Tonight

Which is your favourite? Personally I love the 70s aesthetic and smooth moves of Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars in Silk Sonic.

Hopefully that’s got you feeling inspired to make a music video to go along with your own new track, whatever your budget. We’ve got some tips for making the perfect video here – and tips on how to promote it here.

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