1.) “Army” by Ellie Goulding
A gorgeous ode to one of her nearest and dearest friends. Black and white videos show real moments between the two that illustrate true friendship and the fun that comes with it. (Email this to your best friend, immediately.)
2.) “Be Together” by Major Lazer feat. Wild Belle
Sunny desert shots serve as a stark contrast to the sad Mexican-style funeral we see throughout the beginning of this video. Beautiful red roses, black leather, and a pretty blonde bring out the painful lyrics on this track.
3.) “Hymn for the Weekend” by Coldplay feat. Beyoncé
Coldplay is known for their aesthetically pleasing stages, music videos, and overall presence, and this music video is no different. Shot in their usual colorful fashion, lead singer Chris Martin is seen strolling through the rugged yet joyous streets of Mumbai. The Queen herself even makes an appearance reminding us of the beauty of the culture.
4.) “Pillowtalk” by Zayn Malik
Edgy, sexy, artistic, creative, and just cool. The visual effects are stunningly hypnotizing. Zayn does everything right with his first dip into the solo world. Not to mention a gorgeous model girlfriend; not a bad debut…
5.) “Formation” by Beyoncé
With lyrics like, “I got hot sauce in my bag, swag” we can only expect “Formation” to be another sassy anthem (cc: “Flawless”). This video features some vicious dance moves, a cute appearance from Blue Ivy, and TONS of symbolism. Queen B never left, she was just cooking up some stuff…Watch for yourself.