Watch: Best Music Videos of 2011: Beastie Boys, Duran Duran, Ok Go, Gaga, Robyn and Stars
Remember music videos?
Sure, MTV doesn’t play them anymore much, but interesting music acts are making new, awesome music videos all the time. Really!
Yahoo proves it with their music blog’s year-end list of most awesome music videos of 2011. Spanning from worldwide renowned acts like Radiohead and the Beastie Boys, to indie gems Yard-tunes, Matt & Kim and Best Coast, the twenty videos selected provide an impressive array of visual and audio offerings.
While Brooklyn’s Beastie Boys got a lot of celebrity help to “Make Some Noise,” (Yahoo writes the clip starred: actors Elijah Wood, Danny McBride, and Seth Rogen as the Beasties circa 1987 (along with cameos by Will Ferrell, Jack Black, John C. Reilly, Ted Danson, Rashida Jones, Will Arnett, Amy Poehler, Mary Steenburgen, Jason Schwartzman, Rainn Wilson, Steve Buscemi, Chloe Sevigny, Kirsten Dunst, Maya Rudolph, Malin Akerman, and Orlando Bloom)"...
And Ok Go rocked out with the Muppets...
Here are two videos we somehow missed that are worth a replay in 2012:
Stars’ "We Don't Want Your Body" music video could only be better if “Let’s Get Physical” chanteuse Olivia Newton-John herself made an appearance. She doesn’t, but plenty of beefed up, sweaty, male body builders do in the iron(ic) clip.
Duran Duran's super-sized video for "Girl Panic" recalls the days when super models ruled the world-- and some of the most epic music videos ever. Way back in the 1980s and 90s. The boys do their homage justice with a 9-and-a-half-minute opus, Supers. "Starring Naomi Campbell as frontman Simon Le Bon, Cindy Crawford as bassist John Taylor, Helena Christensen as drummer Roger Taylor, and Eva Herzigova as keyboardist Nick Rhodes, along with Simon's own real-life model wife Yasmin" [according to Yahoo] it’s the hottest clip this side of “Girls on Film.”
See all twenty most awesome music videos of 2011 on Yahoo.
Here's two bonus hot videos Gay.net loved that they missed:
Robyn's adopted queer anthem, "Dancing On My Own"
And of course, the song of the year on any gay dance floor, Lady Gaga's "Born This Way."