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Our round-up of 2014 continues with another Top 20 playlist - and this is what we reckon are the most humourous music videos featured on Promo News this year.
Frederick Lloyd and Big Sixes took an ambitious approach to the band's EP The Idles - the five songs on the EP soundtrack a dark and atmospheric 15 minute short film.
In photographer and director Bafic's brooding video for Spit Three Times, Neneh Cherry takes a backseat night-time drive through the city, and performs among hanging roses, the slow revelation and repetition of imagery, like the lights of a motorway underpass, draws attention to the emotional nature of the lyrics, written in the aftermath of the sudden death of Neneh's mother and her ensuing g
Roy Raz delivers this bonkers and brilliant promo for the snappy, shuffling L'effet De Serre by uber successful French chanteuse Tamara Marthe - aka Shy'm.
Vertex delivers the controversial video to Letter to TINA, following Fuse ODG's snub to Bob Geldof's request to join Band Aid 2014.
The African artist told Geldof 'no' because he thought the lyrics were 'not in line with Fuse's perception and ideals of new Africa', hence his slogan TINA - This Is New Africa.
As the year draws to a close, it's time to review what we have done this year - and have another look at the very large number of music videos featured on Promo News in 2014. So let's take things by category, starting with animation...
Multi-instrumental electronic artist Hannah Peel's Find Peace is a contemporary Christmas song (it's released as part of the 2014 edition of Snowflakes Christmas Singles Club, a small Netherlands-based label set up to release limited vinyl just for the festive season) for which Piers Vernon-Kell has created a distinctive (albeit not notably festive) music video.
Peace kick out the jams in proper Stone Roses fashion with World Pleasure (from new album Happy People), and indulge in a spot of role-play in the video by Charlie James Reader.
Superstar singer Sam Smith and his pals enjoy a night out in the big city in Sophie Muller's gorgeous black and white promo for Smith's new single Like I Can. Beautifully shot, the group - suited and booted - go for a stroll around Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge, ending up doing tequila shots in a city bar...
Director Tom Van Schelven (and a 6-strong camera crew) go on the road with 5 Seconds Of Summer for the promo to their new single What I Like About You.
Shot around their recent tour and culminating in a huge sell-out show at the LA Forum, Tom, oscillating between monochrome and colour, shoots the band on and off stage to capture their endless youthful energy...
Channel 4's work in challenging perceptions of disability, most notably with their coverage of the 2012 Paralympics, reaches a new landmark with Born Risky - a new brand campaign dedicated on changing attitudes towards the disabled – and this trailblazing and spectacular video directed by Saam Farahmand.
A bit of family festive fun with David Myles's Santa Never Brings Me A Banjo, and this old school animated music video created by Copernicus Animation Studios of Halifax, Nova Scotia.