CelebMix’s Top Music Videos Of 2017

Yesterday we started the brand new year, 2018; and, in the spirit of the celebration, we’ve decided to take a look back on the music videos that have been released in 2017. There have been plenty of stunning visuals, interesting storylines, and a lot of great energy. Yet, these are totally the ones that made us go wow!

Take a look at our favourites from 2017, some are certainly going to become iconic; whereas others will definitely become classics. There are a few that deserve many more hits, and others that have not received the attention or the recognition that they clearly deserve.

So, here we go. Check out which music videos we chose as our favourites below. We reckon there are loads more, that are just as good as our choices.

Louis Tomlinson – Miss You – Chosen by Kelly McFarland (CelebMix Editor)

“It’s very rare these days, you find a music video that perfectly matches what the artist is singing about. Tomlinson and his creative team managed it with this video, making everyone who watches the song want to hug him and go out for a drink with him.”

Camila Cabello – Havana (feat. Young Thug) – Chosen by Cayla Masters (CelebMix Writer)

“The Havana music video was everything and more. Not only did it tell a compelling story and help break barriers when it came to Camila’s career, Noah Centineo (AKA the LOML) starred in it.”

Clean Bandit – Symphony (feat. Zara Larsson) – Chosen by Nicola Craig (CelebMix Writer)

“My favourite collaboration of the year also provided my favourite video of the year. I’ve always been a fan of storytelling vocals but this takes it to another level tugging at the heartstrings and sharing the pain of the loss seen in the video.”

BTS – MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix) – Chosen by Ayushi (CelebMix Writer)

“MIC Drop is perfect on so many levels. Both lyrically and visually, the song turned out to be the right medium for the group to respond to the antis. Its on-point choreography and well executed shots set the bar high for other artists and the boys themselves.”

Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do – Chosen by Annemarie Cutruzzola (CelebMix Writer)

“I’m probably not alone in thinking that ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ was the best music video of 2017. It’s dark, dramatic, sassy, self-aware, and funny all at once, with countless subtle references for the fans. Being a Taylor Swift fan since her Fearless days makes it even more special to see all of the previous Taylors make cameos in the video (the bit at the end with all the Taylors bickering never fails to make me laugh); and although reputation isn’t my favourite Taylor album (it ranks near the middle), this video and song were the perfect way for Taylor to make a comeback and start the reputation era off with a bang.”

Charli XCX – Boys – Chosen by Niki Smith (CelebMix Writer)

“Cameos from everyone in showbiz from Joe Jonas to Caspar Lee, check. Catchy song, check. It’s pop fun at its finest. I can’t get enough of it.”

Dua Lipa – New Rules – Chosen by Katrina Rees (CelebMix Editor)

“The ‘New Rules’ visual is not just my favourite music video of 2017, but one of my favourite music videos of all time. The video is aesthetically pleasing, contains synchronised movements, highlights the importance of female friendship and is super slick. It can only be described as iconic – you go Queen Dua.”

Harry Styles – Kiwi – Chosen by Ashley Dye (CelebMix Editor)

“Puppies, kids, a cake fight, and Harry Styles. Need I say more? Honestly, though, the video was everything no one expected, entertaining, and very much a show of Harry as an artist. He doesn’t follow rules, doesn’t give you what you expect, and because of it – he’s truly unique.”

Camila Cabello – Crying In The Club – Chosen by J Lauren (CelebMix Writer)

“A few months after leaving Fifth Harmony, Camila Cabello released her first music video for her track ‘Crying In The Club’. Despite it being her first go, the Latina singer did not hold back. Through her gorgeous outfits and scenery, she phenomenally expressed her experience with betrayal, pain, and forced solidarity.”

BTS – DNA – Chosen by Michele Mendez (CelebMix Writer)

“‘DNA’ by BTS is one of my favorite music videos. The aesthetics are amazing, as well as the choreography. Fun Fact: The video is the fastest K-Pop video to reach 20 million views (in just under 21 hours). It definitely deserves all the recognition it gets!”

Ed Sheeran – Perfect – Chosen by Azra (CelebMix Writer)

“Is there even a competition? The video is, much like the song, absolutely perfect. You just get a warm fuzzy feeling inside while watching it and, in my case, I can feel the video too. It almost makes me feel like I’m their shoes – Ed’s and Zoey’s – and that I can feel what they feel during the video.”

Kesha – Praying – Chosen by Amber Nordberg (CelebMix Editor)

“Praying is the most emotional song of 2017, and maybe this decade. The music video fits with it perfectly, it’s raw, it’s filled with emotion and is just downright incredible.”

Kendrick Lamar – Humble – Chosen by Byaregal (CelebMix Writer)

“The video of the year has gotta go to the G.O.A.T. Kendrick has a way with storytelling, be it lyrically or visually and for this, he constantly remains at the top of his game.”

Zedd & Liam Payne – Get Low – Chosen by Jess (CelebMix Writer)

“Zedd and Liam Payne’s music video for “Get Low” is such a fun one! I love how they got fans involved and just had fun. The track is one that is upbeat and has such a happy feel, the carefree music video of just dancing around definitely fits it well.”

Little Mix – No More Sad Songs (feat. Machine Gun Kelly) – Chosen by Rachel Dempster (CelebMix Writer)

“This was one of my favourite music videos by Little Mix! It was really different to what they have done in the past, but the incredible video matched the equally incredible track.”

DNCE – Kissing Strangers (feat. Nicki Minaj) – Chosen by Zoe Adams (CelebMix Writer)

“My favourite music video of 2017 is a hundred and ten percent, “Kissing Strangers,” by DNCE and Nicki Minaj. I was so surprised yet insanely excited when I first heard that the two artists would be releasing a single together but nothing prepared me for the music video that followed. In the video, the members of DNCE and Nicki Minaj all end up having a party together and now joining them is at the very top of my bucket list; I mean, who wouldn’t want to party with DNCE and Nicki Minaj?!”

Thomas Rhett – Craving You (feat. Maren Morris) – Chosen by Lynn Macgillivray (CelebMix Writer)

“This song had two of my favourite country artists so was bound to be a favourite of mine. The video is basically filled with crime which is so different from the other videos by these artists, but it works brilliantly. There is so much action in the video and a massive plot twist towards the end which almost makes it feel like a mini-movie.”

Brandon Stansell – Spare Change – Chosen by Jonathan Currinn (CelebMix Editor)

“This music video just spoke to me the first time I saw it. Watching how Brandon Stansell decides to make a difference with a simple and loving music video really goes to show that it’s the little things that can truly mean something to someone. This loving visual explores culture and inclusion in every way, completely melting every single viewer’s heart. So sweet!”

We chose some incredible music videos for this list, although there are a tonne more we missed. Many great music videos dropped in 2017 but they weren’t the only favourites of ours. Check out our 2017 favourite AlbumsEPs, Singles, Films, TV Series’, Celebrity Moments, Memories, and CelebMix Articles; all chosen by our writers.

Did we include your favourite music video on this list? If not, tell us what your favourite music video of 2017 was on Twitter @CelebMix.

Written by Jonathan Currinn

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