As part of a super special series, I will be doing rewinding the clock and reflecting on the years that have passed by focusing on certain aspects that have defined KPOP. All will make sense once I reach the end of this series.
One of the most visual aspects of KPOP is the music video. Over the years, we have seen a lot of amazing music videos, with a lot of them featuring amazing sets, vivid concepts and cinematic quality storylines. When you look at a lot of videos (especially some of the ones featured below), you can tell that a lot of effort and planning has been put into such videos. Sometimes budgets can exceed millions of dollars in some cases and complex stories covered by multiple videos and comebacks. In this post, I look over the music videos that you and I have picked as the best music videos.
Between 2017 to 2020, the music video in the header text were selected as the Best Music Video by you through the yearly KPOPREVIEWED Awards, while the music videos in the header text from 2016 and earlier were chosen by me (as back then, only I determined the winners of Best Music Video categories). Under each header, I have also listed one or two extra music videos that were also considered notable, as this was also determined by you or me in relevant years.
2020 – LADIDA (EVERGLOW)
Other notable music video: Back Door (Stray Kids)
2019 – Obsession (EXO)
Other notable music videos: Feel Special (TWICE) & HIT (SEVENTEEN)
2018 – Fake Love (BTS)
Other notable music videos: DDU-DU DDU-DU (BLACKPINK)
2017 – Peek-A-Boo (Red Velvet)
Other notable music videos: You In Me (KARD)
2016 – Skydive (B.A.P)
Other notable music videos: Blood Sweat & Tears (BTS)
2015 – You (G.Soul)
Other notable music videos: Pray (FT Island)
2014 – The Story of our Lives (G.O.D ft. Megan Lee)
Other notable music videos: Red Light (f(x))
2013 – G.R.8.U (VIXX)
Other notable music videos: ONE SHOT (B.A.P) & Growl (EXO)
2012 – Fantastic Baby (Big Bang)
Other notable music videos: Sherlock (SHINee) & This Is War (MBLAQ)
2011 – Cleansing Cream (Brown Eyed Girls)
Other notable music videos: Love Song (Big Bang) & Going Crazy (Song Ji Eun ft. Bang Yong Guk