Year End Awards: The Best Music Videos of 2011

Yes, we get it, music videos have gone the way of the dinosaur. MTV killed them with re-runs of the 'Teen Mom' and 'the Jersey Shore,' sure, but that doesn’t mean they’re not worth watching, entirely. Isn’t that what Youtube is for? So for the first time at Get eXposed Music we are taking the time to name 2011’s best music video. Here is a list of five, as well as one deserving of honorable mention.

"Sexy & I Know It"
Sorry for Party Rocking

Redfoo and Sky Blu are back at it again in the video for "Sexy & I Know It," a hilarious clip that features the two members of LMFAO battling for sexy crew supremacy. It's hard not to like these guys, which is evident by this vid, which features a speedo dance-off on top of a bar and cameos from Ron Jeremy and Wilder Valderrama. LMFAO are doing their part in bringing music videos back to relevance for sure, and with "Sexy & I Know It," you'll be laughing in no time.

Taking Back Sunday
"Faith (When I Let You Down)"
Self Titled

The internet is awash in videos featuring cute kittens, a fad that has even spread into the music industry via Taking Back Sunday's latest video, "Faith (When I Let You Down)," well, sort of. The vid features the band jamming out to "Faith" with their friend, the OMGWTFTBS cat, before he splits for greener pastures. Once in Hollywood, he realizes he's a tear drop in an ocean and not the big fish in a small pond he'd assumed he was, sending him in an epic downward spiral that includes appearances in the adult film industry. It all makes for a happy ending. It's the bands best video since "You're So Last Summer," which featured Flava Flav.

A Plea for Purging
"Heart of a Child"
The Life & Death of A Plea for Purging

Taken off their recently released The Life & Death of A Plea for Purging, the video for "Heart of a Child" features the 'origins' of the band as told by frontman Andrew 'Andy' Atkins (though no other band member would corroborate his accounts), which features the band at an innocent slumber party that's turned quickly into a VFW-worthy hardcore show by an alien that just happened to land in the bands backyard. C'mon, childhood innocence corrupted and transformed into heavy metal? That works on so many levels.

A Day to Remember
“All I Want”
What Separates Me From You

Featuring cameos from a lengthy list of A Day to Remember’s friends like Bring Me the Horizon, Silverstein, The Devil Wears Prada, Andrew WK, Pete Wentz, As I Lay Dying, Comeback Kid, Maylene & The Sons of Disaster, MxPx, Matt Heafy of Trivium, Pierce the Veil, This Is Hell and Set Your Goals, the video for “All I Want” is truly innovative. It’s basically one big bro-down set to “All I Want,” and is just the latest brilliant video from ADTR.

Lonely Island
“Jack Sparrow”
Turtleneck and Chain

Easily one of the most hilarious videos 2011 had to offer, Lonely Island’s “Jack Sparrow” features Michael Bolton of all people spouting off about the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, and, go figure, the movies main character Jack Sparrow. Bolton ever dresses up as Sparrow at one point. Though the groups video for “the Creep” is hilarious, “Jack Sparrow” is their best yet.

Honorable Mention:

"Party Rock Anthem"
Sorry for Party Rocking

When it comes LMFAO, it’s pretty much a given the video is going to be hilarious - no matter the song. The new video for the duo's uber-popular smash hit single "Sorry for Party Rocking," the boys wake up in a 'medical facility' aka an empty room with wires attached to them - to find the entire world has been taken under their songs spell. It's sort of like "Thriller" (or not at all), but instead of zombies that look green, they are dressed ridiculously in neon colors and dancing.