10 Best Music Videos of 2014

In 2014, music videos became increasingly prominent, not just on YouTube (where the most popular entry on our list has nearly 400 million views) and television (where a handful of networks keep them in rotation) but in the world at large, integrated into advertisements, social media and live events. Artists like Taylor Swift and Will.i.am pushed the boundaries of the form, creating apps where viewers could inhabit or interact with their work, and Beyoncé set the tone for the year by surprise releasing 17 clips at once in December of 2013. Looking back, here are our picks for the 10 best of the year.