Gummy Awards

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Music Videos Of 2012

Our rundown of this year’s Gummy Awards results continues! Close watchers of yesterday’s Top 20 Tracks reveal will be interested to learn that 60% of these selections also appeared on yesterday’s list, though the #1 Best Video isn’t on your top Top Tracks list, and vice versa. Interesting! (And a note to aforementioned Close Watchers who find this “Interesting!”: We salute your nerdiness and love for stats.) One more stat for you, then: As a medium, music videos tend to reward singular, charismatic focal points, so it’s little surprise that this year’s list is 70% full of solo artists — charismatic and singular to the letter.

Now that we have our numbers crunched, press play once more on your Top 10 Videos of 2012:

10. Jack White – “Sixteen Saltines” (Dir. AG Rojas)

09. Killer Mike – “Big Beast” (Feat. T.I., Bun B & Trouble) (Dir. Thomas C. Bingham)

08. Solange – “Losing You” (Dir. Melina Matsoukas)

07. Spiritualized – “Hey Jane” (Dir. AG Rojas)

06. Tame Impala – “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” (Dir. Joe Pelling & Becky Sloan)

05. Frank Ocean – “Pyramids” (Dir. Nabil)

04. PSY – “Gangnam Style

03. Grizzly Bear – “Yet Again” (Dir. Emily Kai Bock)

02. Grimes – “Oblivion” (Dir. Emily Kai Bock)

01. M.I.A. – “Bad Girls” (Dir. Romain Gavras)

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Congratulations to Romain Gavras on that top spot, and to Emily Kai Bock for placing twice. For a fun comparison, close watchers, please see last year’s Top Videos list. And here is a copy-and-paste-able recap of 2012’s:

10. Jack White – “Sixteen Saltines”
09. Killer Mike – “Big Beast”
08. Solange – “Losing You”
07. Spiritualized – “Hey Jane”
06. Tame Impala – “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards”
05. Frank Ocean – “Pyramids”
04. PSY – “Gangnam Style”
03. Grizzly Bear – “Yet Again”
02. Grimes – “Oblivion”
01. M.I.A. – “Bad Girls”

UPDATE: Here are the results in all categories: