It was a great year for music! From newcomer Bruno Mars to bachata legend Juan Luis Guerra, there was something for every music lover to jam out to!
Here are our picks for the 10 best videos of 2010. Enjoy!
1. He’s Safe
Safe isn’t bad, but if safe is the only reason you’re staying with someone, then that’s bad. Safety is not a good enough reason to stay.
2. What You Want Changes
Sometimes what you think you want isn’t what you actually want. You think you want macho, but you don’t mind a little soft. You think you want someone who always knows what to say, but sometimes you just want someone you can be quiet with. And in real relationships, you find what you genuinely want, as opposed to what you think you want.
3. Love Isn't Always Enough
You can love someone with all your heart and that can still not be enough. You can hope and pray (if that’s your thing) that your issue isn’t compatibility, but that the timing is just off because timing changes. Compatibility doesn’t.
4. Sometimes It Just Hits Us
You’re driving down I-95, windows down, music blasting, you look over at your bae and it hits you: All the feelings you have for this person flood you and you can’t help but be consumed by this person and everything you feel for them.
5. “Yerbatero” Juanes
This trippy video takes us on journey through the rain forest with Juanes, who sings about a mystical herbalist who knows how to cure all that ails you. The visuals are super cool, and this first single off of Juanes new album P.A.R.C.E. left us wanting more!
6. “Bien o Mal,” Julieta Venegas
Julieta Venegas, “Bien o Mal”
The winner for Best Short Form Music Video at this year’s Latin Grammys, “Bien o Mal” is a dreamscape full of ethereal beauties eating flowers and happily farting in the countryside. The song asks the question, “Strange girls. Can they marry, have children, be happy?” If you ask new mom Venegas, the answer would probably be si.
7. “Bachata en Fukuoka,” Juan Luis Guerra
“Bachata en Fukuoka,” Juan Luis Guerra
Charming in its simplicity, JLG’s tribute to his Japanese fans was shot in Los Angeles and centers around a woman who gets younger as she travels from the city to the beach in search of her true love. When she finds him, they can’t help but dance a bachata that sends them flying off like in modern-day martial arts flicks.
8. “1977,” Anita Tijoux
“1977,” Anita Tijoux
Chilean emcee Tijoux pays tribute to the year of her birth with this animated vid charting her birth in France during Pinochet’s dictatorship and eventual move back to Chile as a teen.
9. “I Like It,” Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull
“I Like It,” Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull
If this song doesn’t make you want to go clubbing, we don’t know what will. To drive the point home, the video features the fist-pumping gang of The Jersey Shore, who sneak onto the set to help Miami boys Enrique and Pitbull get the crowd going.
10. Daddy Yankee, “Grito Mundial”
Daddy Yankee, “Grito Mundial”
The reggaetonero’s ode to “the beautiful game” was shot in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, and features passionate fans, intricate soccer moves and capoeira dancers doing their thing. The message is universal: “Zero racism, zero egotism.”