Top 10 Music Videos of 2011

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It's a Katy Perry kind of year...
Welcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. We've been counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. This installment takes a look at 2011's best videos. Enjoy!

Quite a few bomb-ass videos have been released this year. Some of them were goofy or sarcastic while others were a little more serious. Either way, there are a handful of music videos that came out this year that are all kinds of awesome.

Check out ten of this year's greatest music videos after the jump...

10. "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)," Katy Perry

Katy Perry has got cameos like woah in this '80s/John Hughes-style video. Hanson, Kenny G, Debbie Gibson, Corey Feldman, Darren Criss and Kevin McHale of Glee, and my girl Rebecca Black all make appearances. And man, that party looks poppin'.

9. "Lonely Boy," The Black Keys

This dude knows what it means to dance like no one's watching. Hell, he's gettin' his groove on and boogieing all over the place like it ain't no thang.

8. "Cameras," Matt & Kim

Matt Johnson told me in an interview earlier this year that Kim got really into this video. Generally, there's just a lot of bad-assness going on: instruments get smashed, Matt and Kim beat each other up, and then they take on another band with bare fists.

7. "All Is Not Lost," OK Go

The kaleidoscope effect in this video was very well-executed, and the frog suit theme is somehow kind of cute too. But it was no surprise that OK Go produced another stellar video since people expect nothing less from them. Their songs are...meh, but their videos always aim to please.

6. "Bizness," tUnE-yArDs

That overhead shot where the dancers move around on their backs is gold. Those rebellious dancing school children are adorable as well.

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PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

Rammestein's was the only one I watched.. the rest of that crap can go die. Beastie Boys might be ok too.

Frank
Frank

ha, awesome.  The matt and kim video wins!  I've always liked OK Go since their treadmill video too.  A bunch of Awesome videos here for sure.  

BeauOnTheJob
BeauOnTheJob

Nothing that really wowed me in music videos this year. . . 

KIDRUNT
KIDRUNT

 Best video is, your money for nothing and your chicks for free video from dire straights.  at least its honest about rock and roll chicks drugs and money and never working for any of it.

Chingalings Bronx Nyc
Chingalings Bronx Nyc

 get used to it cause its only going to get worse in the years to come. the best music was made in america between the 1950s to about the late 1980s then it all went downhill as soon as the hippie woodstock69 generation got old and quit doing drugs. but we had about a 30 year span there where we ruled the worlds music. your losers today will never come close to us old hippie baby boomers rock and roll music on your best day in life. the good old days are gone forever. no go kill yourself. life is hopeless.

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