HYPETRAK Top 10 Videos of 2013

After covering the audio part of our 2013 recap, it is now time to turn our attention to this year's most intriguing visual companions. A lot of things have changed since the YouTube era with countless DYI clips has taken influence on the way we consume and perceive visualized music. While absurd viral videos seem to flood into our daily lives, creativity seem to have flourished in 2013's music videos as well. Our personal highlight was Tyler, the Creator's "dolled-up" visualization of his Pharrell-assisted Wolf single "IFHY," which is followed by other outstanding works that come in the shape of James Blake's Nabil Elderkin-directed clip for his Overgrown title track as well as Travi$ Scott's "Upper Echelon" as well as Kanye West's animated "Black Skinhead." Have a closer look at our top selection as well as our reader's poll below.

Self-directed under Tyler's Wolf Haley alias, Wolf's Pharrell Williams-powered lead single has been blessed with an emo dollhouse treatment, which displays the Odd Future frontman as a doll serenading his plastic love/hate interest. Mixing childish domestic dreams with adult thoughts, the water-colored video serves as the perfect visual foray into Tyler's unparalleled imaginative mind that knows how to paint intricate emotions on a moving canvas. This uncanny visualization of a twisted love song blatantly proves the tremendous directing talent of the 22-year old which has further been showcased in various short movies and commercials throughout 2013 and will hopefully lead up to more of his work behind the lenses in the years to come.

Notable Mentions
Crooked Smile
J. Cole
Strictly 4 My Jeeps
Action Bronson
King Push
Pusha T
Wild For The Night
A$AP Rocky
Blurred Lines
Robin Thicke
Breakfast Can Wait
HYPETRAK Readers' Poll 2013
Vote for your top video from the list below

By: Staff / Editorial / December 30, 2013 / 10989 Views
  • Germanhypebeaster

    Black Skinhead should be number 2, but i´m glad to see Travi$ Scott in this list!

  • Mj_Hovito

    2013 Hasn't been a great year for music videos.



  • Citroenguy

    Gesaffelstein anyone?

  • lil boosie

    Glowing? no?

  • sorin

    stromae - papaoutais

  • Tupac Sun

    U right

  • Burt Bias

    Biaaasseeddd. Where Shabba? Cinematography too ill.

  • Smart

    Travis Scott ? Really. Lol

  • ZAK

    Eminem Monsters Video was way better than Rap gods

  • yllib

    Toro Y Moi "Rose Quartz" ???

  • Rain Man


  • HamAndCheese


  • eric

    pharrell happy???

  • Young Nigga

    MIA has got them visuals on lock!

  • Valentine416

    You are so real for this comment. That video was fuckin beautiful

  • Joao de Carvalho

    Forreal, forreal, "Picasso Baby" video was wack.

  • justin

    this tyler video sucks, soo many better videos this year, this video wouldnt even make my top 10

  • skateboard_B.U.

    HypeTrak will forever be on Tyler's dick

  • fahad

    it's not even an honourable mention. i'm outta here!

  • skateboard_B.U.

    Not 100% mad at this list I would take down Kendrick and put up 3005

  • real dude


  • Com_Truise

    So true! Def the best video of the year.
    Rap God, Upper Echelon, Picasso Baby, Don't kill my vibe? I don't know who voted for these videos.


    Y'all sleeping on that Drake - Hold On, We're Going Home video though

  • brehh

    how did MGMT's Cool Song no. 2 not make the cut yo?!

  • cellchild

    BOUND 2! BAM!