So after our pick of the best videos under the headings of Animation, Narrative, Comedy and Performance, now here's our ultimate list of the best of the best, the absolute bangers... our …
Best Music Videos of 2016: Performance
Our playlist of the best performance videos of 2016... this is where we list the best (or our favourite) pop videos then? Well, yes and no.
This part of our review of the year is certainly about great charismatic pop performances, and plenty of big pop stars are here, like of course, Beyoncé (above). It's also about great dance performance too – Beyoncé again, and more than a few others. If anything this year there has been even more of that this year.
It's also about rock performances, and other (non-pop) musicians captured doing what they do best - even, as with Nick Cave, in the wake of tragedy. And in the case of David Bowie, from nearly 12 months ago, an extraordinary farewell performance...
Music videos turn pop stars into icons, and this year was no exception. Here are our favourites this year when it's been all about the performance.
Here's our favourite funniest videos of the year - and also some comedy that was not necessarily hilarious, but used satire to create a seismic cultural reaction. We're talking Childish …
From straight documentary to surreal flights of fancy, narrative is the backbone of so many type of music videos. And this year has seen a rich vein of storytelling in music videos.
Rita Ora proves to be a master of disguise - and have more than a passing resemblance to J-Lo - in this video directed by the prolific Hannah Lux Davis that ponders the downside of fame.
Christopher Rogers directs a dreamy, sun-drenched visual for up and coming London rapper Lord Apex.
A deceitful televangelist and two church servants exploit the devotion of an ensemble of innocent believers, until events spiral strangely out of control, in Ian Isak's compelling …
A sick mother and her son escape from hospital to have a special day together, in Charlotte Regan's emotional video for Mumford & Sons' Beloved.
Bouha Kazmi reunites with ZAYN for this magnificent yet tragic short film for Satisfaction.
Having directed her own videos for a while, Roisín Murphy now takes the plunge for the first time with another artist, coming up with a subversive knockabout comedy for The Fat White …