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The 50 Best video clips of2012, according to Rage

There’s no prize for guessing which Korean pop sensation has topped Rage’s countdown of the 50 best videos of 2012.

Rage received over 2000 new clips last year spanning every genre imaginable but inevitably the most popular clip of the year was PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’, which has clocked up well over 1 billion YouTube views since July 2012. Likely Hottest 100 chart-topper Of Monsters and Men’s ‘Little Talks’ was the second most popular clip ahead of videos by Gotye, Amanda Palmer and Missy Higgins.

Despite having just 495 fans on his Facebook page, 21-year-old Melbourne Michael Shanks’ Roadgeek project managed to come in at #13 on the Rage countdown beating more familiar names including Kanye West, Lana Del Rey, and Arcade Fire. His disturbing homemade clip for ‘On The Borderline’ has had over 250 000 views on YouTube.

Related: FL’s Best Videos of 2012

50 Best video clips of 2012

50. Bertie Blackman – Boy
49. Orbital – Wonky
48. Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven
47. Kate Miller-Heidke – I’ll Change Your Mind
46. Grizzly Bear – Yet Again
45. Kanye West And Jay-Z Feat Frank Ocean – No Church In The Wild
44. Liars – Brats
43. Foster The People – Houdini
42. David Byrne And St. Vincent – Who
41. Tom Waits – Hell Broke Luce
40. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
39. Regina Spektor – All The Rowboats
38. Children Collide – Praying For Sunshine
37. Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
36. Kirin J Callinan – Way II War
35. Florence And The Machine – Spectrum
34. Bleeding Knees Club – Nothing To Do
33. Skrillex – Bangarang
32. DZ Deathrays – No Sleep
31. Chairlift – Amanaemonesia
30. Lana Del Rey – Blue Jeans
29. Guy Sebastian Featuring Lupe Fiasco – Battle Scars
28. Bat For Lashes – Laura
27. Lana Del Rey – Ride
26. Voyager – The Meaning Of I
25. The Bamboos Featuring Tim Rogers – I Got Burned
24. Ball Park Music – Surrender
23. Alt-J – Tessellate
22. Fun – Some Nights
21. Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine
20. Pink – Try
19. Tame Impala – Elephant
18. The Temper Trap – Trembling Hands
17. Alpine – Hands
16. Twelve Foot Ninja – Coming For You
15. Azealia Banks – 212
14. Violent Soho – Neighbour Neighbour
13. Roadgeek – On The Borderline
12. Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
11. Grimes – Oblivion
10. Alt-J – Breezeblocks
9. British India – I Can Make You Love Me
8. M.I.A. – Bad Girls
7. Chance Waters Feat Lilian Blue – Maybe Tomorrow
6. Hilltop Hoods – Rattling The Keys To The Kingdom
5. Missy Higgins – Everyone’s Waiting
4. Amanda Palmer And The Grand Theft Orchestra – Want It Back
3. Gotye – Easy Way Out
2. Of Monsters And Men – Little Talks
1. PSY – Gangnam Style

As Caitlin Welsh pointed out in her “Guilty Pleasures of 2012”: rundown, nothing sums up the nonsensical novelty appeal of PSY quite as well as this sketch from SNL.

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gumbuoy said on the 3rd Jan, 2013

Where's the Survival Expert clip? HUSKIES!


lineofbestfit said on the 3rd Jan, 2013

i really hope laneway isn't polluted with typical festival types due to little talks rise, good news for hands although it's hard to beat starving half naked chix


MorningAfterboy said on the 3rd Jan, 2013

[URL=""]Did a playlist of this if you're interested in watching any of them.


berlinchair101 said on the 3rd Jan, 2013