We take a look at the 10 most popular videos from 2014 - in no particular order - from artists of the likes of Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry and Shakira.
This video hopped onto everyone’s radar because of little 11-year-old Maddie Ziegler, whose dancing talents are seen in the video and subsequently became a target for spoofs, with several fellow celebs spoofing it.
Shakira featuring Rihanna in ‘Can’t Remember to Forget You’
Two of the hottest women in music pairing up is always going to be a dead ringer.
Shakira has previously collaborated with Beyonce’, and though her team-up with Rihanna was not quite successful, the video received over 400 million views because it was just so sexy.
Skrillex’s Ragga Bomb
This video has become one of the most-awarded videos of the year. Not only was it filmed in South Africa and directed by a South African visionary, but it was a show of raw and inspiring talent.
Both of these artists were relatively drowning in non-fame before the release of this single, which catapulted them into global infamy and turned them into household names.
Die Antwoord’s ‘Ugly Boy’
Although this video was a recent release, South Africans are clamouring to watch it – who wouldn’t want to watch the country’s freakiest exports in action? Plus, the video is possibly Die Antwoord’s most commercially-viable release.
Thrown in are big name cameos such as Dita von Teese, Jack Black, and even Marilyn Manson, Die Antwoord is hoping it would rocket them to superhero status.
This is possibly Nicki Minaj’s most popular video to date.
Ok Go’s I Won’t Let You Down’
This was possibly the most amazing video in terms of choreography, being shot over four days in Japan using the latest trend in photography: Drones.
Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’
Taylor Swift’s song hit all the right notes with the music world, but the video rubbed some people the wrong way, much as Miley Cyrus’ antics at last year’s MTV Music Video Awards.
Katy Perry featuring Juicy J in ‘Dark Horse’
Katy Perry’s team-up with Juicy J was the most-watched music video on YouTube this year with over 746 million views, and it’s not difficult to see why. The visuals and special effects are amazing while the tune itself is catchy. Besides, everyone loves Katy.