The art of the music video is in a strange place in 2015. TV channels that actually air them are an endangered species, but on YouTube, where a few music videos have now racked up over a billion views, a good video can turn a nobody into a star and make a hit song iconic. And while there are some superstars who can still command expensive CGI effects and big-name cameos, most of the best videos in popular music rely on cheap old-fashioned virtues like charisma, choreography, humor, and storytelling. 

Here is our list of Best Music Videos of 2015.