In a year without Beyoncé, Gaga, or Robyn pumping out the jams, it's okay to wonder why one should even be watching music videos anymore, anyway. Musically, 2012 was a pretty great year, but we aren't talking about music. Instead, we are discussing music in its most visceral form: the music video.
While this year had some amazing filmic additions and a few send-ups to the illuminati, ten true tunes paid attention to the job of the music video — be engaging while keeping the theme of the song intact. These aren't our favorite songs of the year, but they certainly are our favorite ones to look at.
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