06 december 2006

Top 50 Music Videos Of 2006

Here we go again... Our top 50 videos of 2005 was a huge success. This year we decided to do things a little bit differently. All the videos are from You Tube and can therefore be watched in the browser. If you want to download the videos to your computer and watch it on your ipod or TV we recommend that you use this download tool from Lifehacker.com

BTW we have also made our own DoCopenhagen Video Podcast that you might want to check out. You can subscribe to it via iTunes by clicking here.


1. Ok Go - Here It Goes Again

2. Jenny Wilson - Let my shoes lead me forward

3. Gnarls Barkley - Crazy

4. M. Ward - Chinese Translation

5. Zero 7 - Left Behind

6. Sigur Ros - Flugufrelsarinn

7. Malajube - Montreal -40°C

8. An Pierlé & White Velvet - Jupiter

9. Thom Yorke - Harrowdown Hill

10. Peter, Bjorn & John - Young Folks

11. The Knife - We Share Our Mother's Health

12. Xiu Xiu - Hello From Eau Claire

13. Battle - Children

14. Para One - Dudun-Dun

15. Ed Harcourt - Visit from the Dead Dog

16. Bronze Fawn - Moonbeam Death Ray

17. Field Music - In Context

18. Golden Dogs - Never Meant Any Harm

19. Dizzee Rascal - Dream

20. The Sad Little Stars - Don t Fuck With Love

21. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Cursed Sleep

22. Murena - Export Tripoli

23. Zero 7 - Futures

24. Guitar Vader - Morisson House

25. I'm from Barcelona - We're from Barcelona

26. Placebo - Meds

27. The Format - The Compromise

28. Bloc Party - Compliments

29. Demander - Hollis

30. The Horrors - Sheena Is A Parasite

31. The Knife - Silent Shout

32. Justice Vs. Simian - We Are Your Friends

33. Death Cab For Cutie - I Will Follow You Into The Dark

34. Gnarls Barkley - Gone Daddy Gone

35. Cornelius - Music

36. The New Pollutants - How Big Birds Got Their Colours

37. Ebb - I'm All Made of Music

38. The Knife - Like a Pen

39. Mint Royale - Blue Song

40. Two Ton Boa - Cash Machine

41. Kashmir feat. David Bowie - The Cynic

42. Wolf Parade - Modern World

43. Xiu Xiu - Boy Soprano

44. El Perro Del Mar - God Knows (You gotta give to get)

45. Teddybears - Cobrastyle

46. Emilie Simon - Fleur de Saison

47. Triboro Sound - Last Train Ride

48. Naked Ape - Fashion Freak

49. Cat Power - Living Proof

50. The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldier


Blogger Christian Korsager said...

What?! No Tool?!

07 december, 2006 14:50  
Anonymous Anonym said...

This is fantastic. Thanks!

07 december, 2006 19:42  
Anonymous Anonym said...

yay Raconteurs!

07 december, 2006 19:52  
Anonymous Anonym said...

Muse - Knights of Cydonia, should have been in the top 5.

07 december, 2006 20:27  
Anonymous Anonym said...

Whoever compiled this might want to open up their tastes beyond animated videos, which I would say 3/4 of these were. Also, a lot of them are older than 2006, for example the Dizzie Rascal video and I think the Bloc Party one might be older too.

07 december, 2006 20:37  
Anonymous Anonym said...

Wow, the video with the treadmills was great! I guess thats why it's #1!

07 december, 2006 20:42  
Anonymous Anonym said...

Umm.. Tool didn't release any videos for their last album...

07 december, 2006 20:46  
Blogger AEW said...

Good call on the Gnarles Barkley

07 december, 2006 21:47  
Anonymous Anonym said...

Great Post! I have been looking forward to this list since the 2005 list. Keep up the great work in finding awesome music!

07 december, 2006 21:56  
Anonymous Anonym said...

the Tool can be found directly above...

07 december, 2006 22:42  
Anonymous Anonym said...

This is so lame.
I love these videos but they show too much bias to music taste of the writer as they are all pretty similar in genre.

08 december, 2006 01:12  
Anonymous Anonym said...

That version of Death Cab's "I Will Follow You into the Dark" is different than the one I've seen (the one on music video channels is just Ben Gibbard in a room with a black hole that gets gradually bigger). But I have to say, I liked this version so so much better. It actually almost made me cry a little!

08 december, 2006 01:44  
Anonymous Anonym said...

my favorite video was matt and kim's Yea Yeah

nice list tho.

08 december, 2006 02:07  
Anonymous Anonym said...

That Sigur Ros song is like six years old, that's not from 2006! It's three albums old!

08 december, 2006 04:24  
Blogger joselito said...

musict taste: yum! youtube: eckh. visit mine.


08 december, 2006 07:18  
Blogger joselito said...

music taste: yum! youtube: eckh. visit mine.


08 december, 2006 07:19  
Blogger darren said...

the sigur rós "flugufrelsarinn" video at number 6 is a fan video and not an official one. the song doesnt have an official video (its from the bands 1999 album "ágætis byrjun")

08 december, 2006 08:10  
Anonymous Anonym said...

Yeah there's a tool: you, Christian.

08 december, 2006 08:10  
Blogger Yoz said...

The Mint Royale video is great, and it's directed by Edgar Wright (who directed Shaun Of The Dead). However, I don't know what it's doing here as it's from 2002. Also, the Dizzee Rascal vid is from 2004.

08 december, 2006 08:31  
Anonymous Anonym said...

This is great, well done guys :)

08 december, 2006 11:26  
Anonymous Anonym said...

Tool have not released any videos in support of 10,000 days as yet.

Soooo therefore don't qualify for the "Top 50 Music Videos Of 2006".

08 december, 2006 11:44  
Anonymous Anonym said...

What? No Knights of Cydonia by Muse?

08 december, 2006 13:17  
Anonymous Anonym said...

Muse's "Knights of Cydonia" should've definitely been on the list.

08 december, 2006 13:32  
Blogger Yurko said...

I second the disgust at the lack of tool.

08 december, 2006 14:46  
Anonymous Anonym said...

How about Massive Attack's False Flags or Faithless' Bombs?

08 december, 2006 14:59  
Blogger TJ said...

Excellent work again. YouTube makes this year's a lot easier than last year's.

08 december, 2006 16:23  
Blogger mike said...

How about some directors? Since they're the ones who actually made the videos.

08 december, 2006 16:42  
Blogger Brian said...

I mean, have you just not heard of Hot Chip? Without a doubt two of the best (if not the top two) videos of the year.

08 december, 2006 16:48  
Anonymous Anonym said...

Sigur Ros didn't make that video for Flugufrelsarinn, not to mention that the song is from an album that came out 5 years ago.

08 december, 2006 17:15  
Anonymous Anonym said...

What a bunch of indie crap!
*goes and listens to Keith Jarrett*

08 december, 2006 17:25  
Anonymous Anonym said...

What a bunch of indie crap!

08 december, 2006 17:26  
Anonymous Anonym said...

Thank you for making this. I still have your list from last year bookmarked. You've introduced me to lots of new artists (especially Jenny Wilson...THANK YOU!)


08 december, 2006 17:49  
Blogger Unknown said...

nice one!

08 december, 2006 18:09  
Anonymous Anonym said...

There's a tool. You.

08 december, 2006 18:14  
Blogger Dan said...

No 'Knights of Cydonia' from Muse?

It's perfectly cheesy and the funniest video of the year, hands-down:


08 december, 2006 18:23  
Anonymous Anonym said...

check this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwzhO7AcfkI&feature=PlayList&p=A624AA4996A60A71&index=15


08 december, 2006 18:26  
Anonymous Anonym said...

Nice! thank You for.

08 december, 2006 18:52  
Blogger Hannah said...

I gotta admit I'm surprised "Harrowdown Hill" made the top ten. It's a beautiful video and I'm nothing if not a Yorke-a-holic, but there's waaaaaaaaaaay too much going on.

However, I totally agree with the inclusion of Sigur Ros and firmly believe that their videos should make the cut every year.

08 december, 2006 20:30  
Anonymous Anonym said...

No muse?

08 december, 2006 21:07  
Blogger Matt Day said...

hahaha, "no tool"

but seriously, the indie rock and "scene" slant here is pretty heavy. I'm sure there were some excellent videos in other genres.

09 december, 2006 01:52  
Blogger Anrky said...

You really overlooked Muse's Knights of Cydonia...


Great list otherwise...

09 december, 2006 01:57  
Blogger Gavin Purcell said...

Amazing. Thanks for this. I don't get a chance to watch much MTV at all anymore so I don't get many opportunities to see videos any more.

P.S. I built the Top Ten Music Videos of 2006 at Tenspotting. Check it out:


09 december, 2006 03:27  
Anonymous Anonym said...

Great list. And the tool video hasn't come out yet. Hope it's soon.

09 december, 2006 05:15  
Blogger chkMINUS said...

Great list. And the tool video hasn't come out yet. Hope it's soon.

09 december, 2006 05:16  
Blogger chkMINUS said...

Great list. And the tool video hasn't come out yet. Hope it's soon.

09 december, 2006 05:17  
Anonymous Anonym said...

The Album Leaf — Always For You, should be in your Top 10.

09 december, 2006 06:01  
Anonymous Anonym said...

Smells like pretention in here. :(

09 december, 2006 07:28  
Anonymous Anonym said...

Once again, amazing. Nice work. Thanks.

09 december, 2006 10:23  
Anonymous Anonym said...

Yeah, one of the zero Tool videos released this year should've been included.

09 december, 2006 11:48  
Anonymous Anonym said...

LOL!!! I don't recognize any of them!!!!

09 december, 2006 15:05  
Anonymous Anonym said...

The M Ward video was beautiful.
While Im not a big post-Photo Album Death Cab fan, that video made me cry. What an outstanding clip.

09 december, 2006 15:57  
Anonymous Anonym said...

You are a Tool

09 december, 2006 16:05  
Anonymous Anonym said...

It's unfortunate that in a top 50 list you felt it was still neccessary to double-up on some artists.

That being said, you seem to really enjoy some absolutely shitty music.

09 december, 2006 16:11  
Anonymous Anonym said...

No Panic!??? I'm outta here!

09 december, 2006 16:24  
Anonymous Anonym said...


09 december, 2006 16:47  
Anonymous Anonym said...

You wouldn't have to scroll as much if you went to YouTube, turned this list into a YouTube playlist, and then embedded the source for the playlist. The entire thing would fit on a single screen!

09 december, 2006 19:03  
Anonymous Anonym said...

Ummm... Tool didn't make any videos in 2006.

09 december, 2006 21:11  
Anonymous Anonym said...

Have you seen Sol Seppy's video for "Wonderland"? I loved it:


09 december, 2006 22:25  
Anonymous Anonym said...

no PJ... life wasted? give me a fuckin' break.

10 december, 2006 00:41  
Blogger andytron said...

simian mobile disco's "hustler"!?!?!

10 december, 2006 07:02  
Anonymous Anonym said...

I've been waiting all year for this list to come out, and although not as many of the videos were stellar as last year, this is definitely a great showing.

One thing though... why is "Flugufrelsarinn" on this list? Agaetus Byrjun is from 2001.

10 december, 2006 07:30  
Anonymous Anonym said...

what about beck's cell phone os dead its pretty new but its worth mentioning in this list

10 december, 2006 11:12  
Anonymous Anonym said...

Awesome list! The videos are gorgeous and it's a nice way to get to know new bands as well.

It would take quite some time though to watch them all!! :)

10 december, 2006 18:38  
Anonymous Anonym said...

The band for #16, Moonbeam Death Ray, is called Bronze Fawn.

11 december, 2006 03:22  
Anonymous Anonym said...

I can't believe how original stop motion animation stays after being milked to the very last unoriginal drop. Seriously, I hope this tired fad dies. C'mon guys lets ALL make an deep and ironic stop motion film!!! Here in this frame, gone in the next-AMAZING.

11 december, 2006 08:54  
Anonymous Anonym said...

What about Franz Ferdinand's Leonor ??

11 december, 2006 20:09  
Anonymous Anonym said...

Tool didn't make à video for Vicarious or The Pot. If Tool had made a video, it would be there.

11 december, 2006 22:12  
Anonymous Anonym said...

The vids on Weird Al's "Straight Outta Lynwood" beats 90% of those shown here!

11 december, 2006 22:32  
Anonymous Anonym said...

The Blow's "Parentheses" is *conspicuously* missing from this list.


12 december, 2006 15:43  
Anonymous Anonym said...

that dizzee rascal video came out in 2005

12 december, 2006 16:17  
Anonymous Anonym said...

I think "Empire" by Kasabian is missing...

12 december, 2006 16:35  
Anonymous Anonym said...

Tool didn´t release any video this year. But anyway this list sucks. If you´re a trendy fashion indie cool it´s ok, but please do not call it "Top 50 music videos of 2006" like it has Music videos of all musical genres when it´s all indie. There´s no Rock, there´s no Pop, there´s no Rap, there´s no Metal, there´s no Blues.

12 december, 2006 16:56  
Anonymous Anonym said...

What where did you leave Del Wire?
Look this amazing video!

12 december, 2006 17:39  
Anonymous Anonym said...

Dude, that Dizzee Rascal video isn't from 2006. It's from 2005 at the latest, possibly even 2004.

13 december, 2006 17:24  
Anonymous Anonym said...

Nice! No Tool!

13 december, 2006 19:13  
Anonymous Anonym said...

Another great selection of the best videos of the year. I was especially thrilled to see Cat Power's "Living Proof" make the list- I find that video endlessly entertaining, and a wicked War on Terror metaphor, with Chan Marshall representing the forces of Christianity, and going face to face with Islam in a track meet for the ages.

Continuing with the theme of politically astute videos, I was surprised that Juvenile's "Get Ya Hustle On" didn't make your top 50. "Get Ya Hustle On" was, to my mind, the video of the year, joining Spike Lee's documentary "When the Levees Broke" as one of the only cogent statements made about that horrific calamity, and a barbed slap at all the pontificating politicians who abandoned the neediest Americans in their hour of travail.

Check out my MySpace blog for more Juvenile-related thoughts- I write about "Get Ya Hustle On" extensively in my upcoming history of the music video, "Money for Nothing," which will be published by Continuum in March.


14 december, 2006 07:05  
Anonymous Anonym said...

How are those the top 50 of '06?

14 december, 2006 22:29  
Anonymous Anonym said...

Yeah! Where the hell is Tool?!

15 december, 2006 17:52  
Anonymous Anonym said...

the dizzee rascal dreams video is not a 2006 video. more like 2004/5

15 december, 2006 23:37  
Anonymous Anonym said...

Thanks, I loved it.


16 december, 2006 08:52  
Blogger Abry84 said...

17th is great!!

17 december, 2006 02:44  
Blogger Jen Carney said...

What, no Muse? The video for "Knights of Cydonia" is pretty excellent and hilarious. :)


17 december, 2006 17:14  
Anonymous Anonym said...

Last year's list introduced me to multiple bands that have become favorites so I look forward to cruising through these.

You can also find most (or probably all) of these on http://videos.antville.org/ in savable, good quality if you use their search tool.

17 december, 2006 23:25  
Anonymous Anonym said...


18 december, 2006 01:20  
Anonymous Anonym said...


18 december, 2006 01:22  
Blogger Niall Quinn said...

So many fantastice videos! Only ones missing in my book are:

51: CSS - Alala! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cnOvMFnRvs

52: The Rapture - get myself into ithttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vppdkDfE5og&mode=related&search=

18 december, 2006 10:16  
Anonymous Anonym said...

i was also thinking about tool...
still great tho ^^

18 december, 2006 22:31  
Anonymous Anonym said...

That's what I said

19 december, 2006 01:42  
Anonymous Anonym said...

Where is Muse's Knights of Cydonia ?

19 december, 2006 09:27  
Anonymous Anonym said...

Tool Sucks. Maynard should have quit after that POS he called a perfect circle.

19 december, 2006 16:18  
Anonymous Anonym said...

This is based on visual effects, not audio, am I correct?

19 december, 2006 17:33  
Anonymous Anonym said...

ok I know 50 videos arent the whole thing, but I miss some videos, especially cellphone's dead from beck

20 december, 2006 12:34  
Anonymous Anonym said...

what about "the mercury craze" by ubtle?!!

21 december, 2006 06:56  
Blogger chrisi said...

ok has really by far the best video this year!

22 december, 2006 13:18  
Anonymous Anonym said...

Check this musicvideo:

23 december, 2006 23:49  
Blogger Alejandro Martín said...

Great selection! The only doubt is the position of the Cornelius video. I made my own here:
We have also an "all time" selection (it was democratic so it has many problems, but...). You should do yours sometime also.

25 december, 2006 21:52  
Anonymous Anonym said...

I am getting so sick of stop motion. Stop doing it please

26 december, 2006 05:49  
Anonymous Anonym said...

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Klap på skulderen fra mig.

10 januar, 2007 22:20  
Anonymous Anonym said...

ugh. is this the "Top 50 animated shorts" awards?

did anyone notice the self-referential, copycat, unimaginative nonsense that these sorts of videos have become?

never mind that half the songs sound like they're made by the same factory...er, band.

23 januar, 2007 18:48  
Anonymous Anonym said...

Lol what's stop motion?

21 februar, 2007 22:14  
Blogger Unknown said...

Stop Motion is a type of dance. Its the love child of The Robot and belly dancing.

01 marts, 2007 02:46  
Blogger DudeAsInCool said...

Nice list.

What the hell is with the flamers?--the guy spent a lot of time compiling a very nice list.

07 maj, 2007 10:54  

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