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The Best Music Videos of 2020 

Coley Reed
Updated March 20, 2020 499 votes 94 voters 2.2k views 20 items

List Rules Vote up the 2020 MVs worth rewatching.

When ranking the best music videos of 2020, we're looking for sick visuals, creativity, or funny celebrity cameos. Featuring recent pop music, rap hits, and more, this list of the latest music videos includes music videos from some of the most popular artists right now, like Halsey, Drake, and Selena Gomez. What is your favorite music video of 2020?

Vote up all the good 2020 music videos, and try to not vote based on the songs.

1
Selena Gomez - 'Rare'
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Video: YouTube

Release date: January 10, 2020

On January 10, Selena Gomez was the first major pop artist of the decade to put out a full-length album. Alongside the release of Rare, Gomez unveiled the music video for its title track. Directed by BRTHR, the clip shows the pop star singing and dancing in a variety of colorful settings that, at times, have a mystical fairytale quality. "Rare" was the third music video to be released off of Gomez's third LP, following videos for the album's 2019 singles "Look at Her Now" and "Lose You to Love Me."

Worth a replay?
2
Halsey - 'You should be sad'
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Video: YouTube

Release date: January 9, 2020

Released a week ahead of Manic, "You Should Be Sad" is the fifth song from Halsey's third album to receive an official music video. Directed by Colin Tilley, the clip is packed with references ranging from American Horror Story, to renowned music videos from other female stars. Perhaps most notably, Halsey pays homage to Shania Twain's "That Don't Impress Me Much," via her tantalizing leopard print ensemble.

Read more: Billboard

Worth a replay?
3
Eminem - 'Darkness'
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Video: YouTube

Release date: January 16, 2020

Eminem follows in the footsteps of Childish Gambino's "This Is America" with his music video for "Darkness." Both heavily feature the topic of gun violence in the United States. As with the lyrics of the song, Eminem's video tells a story from the perspective of the perpetrator of the 2017 Las Vegas music festival shooting, moments before he commits the act. There are references to issues of mental health in the depiction of alcoholism and loneliness. Most notably, the video ends with a call to action: ending text urges viewers to register to vote, and work to alter current American gun laws.

Worth a replay?
4
Mac Miller - 'Good News'
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Video: YouTube

Release date: ​​​​​​​January 9, 2020

A week ahead of Mac Miller's posthumous album, Circles, the late rapper's family released the music video for "Good News." The video for the first single off the hip hop artist's sixth LP begins and ends with studio footage, which sees an enthusiastic Miller clapping out BPM instructions to a producer, and later, enjoying a sultry piano loop. During the song itself, directors Anthony Gaddis and Eric Tilford superimpose old footage of Miller onto an ever-changing set of psychedelic and serene animated scenes.

Read more: Rolling Stone

Worth a replay?