The music video sometimes seems a thing of the past now that the MTVs and VH1s we once knew are now long gone. However, despite the cable networks abandoning music videos, the art lives on.

Music videos are an important, interesting part of song interpretation and can strongly influence the impression made on the listener. Many music videos simply compliment the song, while other videos take the front seat and steal the show, becoming a more important component of the experience than the actual music.

The following videos are the ones that really left an impression on me after just a single pass through.  Take a look below and enjoy the best music videos of 2013.

Also, if you feel like I left out a deserving video, leave a note below and an addition to the list may be in order.  Lets begin with number eleven, and the jigga man himself…

Let’s Begin…