50 Beautiful Music Videos

Contents

- Intro

- Top 22 Beautiful Music Videos

- 28 More Beautiful Music Videos

- YouTube Playlist of all 50 Videos

Intro

One of my favorite art forms is the music video.

Sometimes I toy with the idea of becoming a music video director, but it doesn’t seem like I’m on course for that at the moment!

In the meantime, I thought I would compile a list of music videos that I think are beautiful. Instead of just listing them, I’ve also screenshotted some of the most visually stunning frames so that they’re always at the ready for future inspiration. The first 22 videos (in no particular order) are the ones I like most. I captured many frames for each of those videos. The remaining 28 are also fantastic, but some for different reasons than visual beauty. For each of these videos, I captured 1-4 frames. Those are at the bottom of the page.

Top 22 Beautiful Music Videos

Beyoncé - 7/11

Directed by Beyoncé & Todd Tourso


The Carters - APESHIT

Directed by Ricky Saiz


Jay-Z - The Story of O.J.

Directed by Mark Romanek & Jay-Z


Jay-Z - Picasso Baby

Directed by Mark Romanek, Inspired by Marina Abramović - The Artist is Present


Chet Faker - Gold

Directed by Hiro Murai


Rich Brian - Glow Like Dat

Directed by James Defina & Brian Imanuel


Jamie xx - Gosh

Directed by Romain Gavras


Kungs vs Cookin’ on 3 Burners - This Girl

Directed by Matt Larson


Kendrick Lamar - Element

Directed by Jonas Lindstroem & the little homies


Jay-Z & Kanye West - Ni**as In Paris

Directed by Kanye West


Childish Gambino - This is America

Directed by Hiro Murai


Coldplay - Up and Up

Directed by Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia


Kanye West - Runaway

Directed by Kanye West


Major Lazer - Light It Up

Directed by Rupert Burton, Jon Noorlander & Johnny Likens


Solange - Almeda

Directed by Solange Knowles


Solange - Cranes in the Sky

Directed by Alan Ferguson & Solange Knowles


Solange - Don’t Touch My Hair

Directed by Alan Ferguson & Solange Knowles


Tove Lo - Habits (Stay High)

Directed by Motellet Film


A$AP Rocky - Kids Turned Out Fine

Directed by Dexter Navy


Tame Impala - The Less I Know the Better

Film by Canada


Pharrell - Freedom

Directed by Paul Hunter

Max Cooper - Repetition

Video By Kevin McGloughlin


28 More Beautiful Music Videos

Beyoncé - Countdown

Directed by Adria Petty

Jay-Z - 4:44

Directed by TNEG

Rich Brian - Dat Stick

Directed by Brian Imanuel

Jamie xx - Loud Places

Directed by Simon Halsall & JB Babenhausen

The xx - I Dare You

Directed by Alasdair McLellan

Kendrick Lamar - Humble

Directed by Dave Meyers & the little homies

Kanye West - Fade

Directed by Eli Linnetz, Creative Vision by Kanye West

Kanye West - Only One

Directed by Spike Jonze, Concept by Vanessa Beercroft

Kanye West - Love Lockdown

Directed by Simon Henwood

Tame Impala - Mind Mischief

Directed by David Wilson

Lorde - Green Light

Directed by Grant Singer

Sons - Concorde

Directed by Alexis Beaumont & Rémi Godin

Sia - Elastic Heart

Directed by Sia and Daniel Askill

Macklemore - Downtown

Directed by Ryan Lewis, Jason Koenig, Ben Haggerty

Stam Goody - CLUTCH

Directed by Christopher Ripley

Max Cooper - Veil of Time

Video By Kevin McGloughlin

Lil Dicky - $ave Dat Money

Directed by Tony Yacenda

Lil Dicky - Molly

Directed by James Lees

Young Thug - Wyclef Jean

Directed by Ryan Staake & Young Thug

Joji - YEAH RIGHT

Directed by Joji

A$AP Rocky - A$AP Forever

Directed by Dexter Navy

A$AP Rocky - L$D

Directed by Dexter Navy

Solange - Way to the Show

Directed by Solange Knowles

Weval - Someday

Directed & edited by Páraic Mc Gloughlin

Route 94 - My Love ft. Jess Glynne

Directed by Ryan Staake

The Chemical Brothers - Got to Keep On

Directed by Michel Gondry & Olivier Gondry

The Chemical Brothers - Elektrobank

Directed by Spike Jonze

Little Dragon - Lover Chanting

Directed by Jack Whiteley & Joe Wills


YouTube Playlist of all 50 Videos

Link to Playlist

+ Jay-Z - Picasso Baby (which is not on YouTube)