music videos The Best Music Videos of 2013  

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While you never see them on TV anymore, music videos are still very much a part of the music world. Thanks to YouTube and other such channels, access to all your favorite music videos has never been easier. Just type in what you want to watch and it's right there, waiting for your eyes.

2013 has given us many memorable and popular music videos over the past twelve months, featuring the pop stylings of Katy Perry and One Direction, hip-hop superstars like Pitbull and, and whatever it is that Miley Cyrus is up to these days. Their videos are varying degrees of flashy, extravagant, crazy, disturbing, sexy, and controversial. All of these factors come together to create some of the greatest music videos of 2013.

The hit count on some of these music videos is staggering, with Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball" leading the pack with a ridiculous 408 million views and counting. Whether it was due to people genuinely enjoying her music and her music video, or simple curiosity over what outlandish stunt she would pull next, the "Wrecking Ball" music video got everybody's attention, and brought in more traffic than any other music video of 2013.

Miley Cyrus wasn't the only major player in the 2013 music video world. Rhianna's "Diamonds" pulled in well over 375 million hits, and Katy Perry's "Roar" has over 260 million hits to, well, roar about. 2013 has proven that, even though MTV abandoned them over a decade ago, music videos still have a massive audience, and they are here to stay.
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Katy Perry - Roar

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Miley Cyrus- Wrecking Ball

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Pink- Just Give Me a Reason

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Ylvis - What Does the Fox Say

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