I'm happy to report that the countdown of the Top 10 Music Videos of 2008 is moving to Spout Blog where the final five videos will be disclosed later this week. I'll post the link here when it's up.
In the meantime, here are some honorable mentions that almost made the top ten. See what you think:
AC/DC: Rock N Roll Train
if only for novelty's sake: the first music video that plays in a Microsoft Excel file.
as featured in Hayao Miyazaki's upcoming "Tibetan Yak Lemmings"
The BPA [ft. David Byrne & Dizzee Rascal]: "Toe Jam"
Somewhere Busby Berkeley is rolling in his grave...
Janet Jackson - Rock With U
Probably the most accomplished single-take video, a true musical number in the classic sense. If only its sense of 80s nightclub nostalgia wasn't so creepy...
Lil' Wayne - A Milli
A quasi-one take toss-off that was supposed to serve as a ramp-up to a more elaborate video but, like the song, becomes an unexpected showcase of Lil' Wayne's unlikely star qualities. It also works as a satire of the superrapper lifestyle, photo ops and all.