Summer is coming to a close, so it’s time to decide who had the best music video of the summer! HollywoodLife.com has rounded up some of the biggest music videos, and you must narrow it down to the ultimate song of the summer!
The summer of 2014 has featured some of the biggest and best music videos we’ve seen from our favorite artists yet. Ariana Grande, 21, Nicki Minaj, 31, Jennifer Lopez, 44, and more have all released hot videos during the most heated months of the year. Check out our gallery of pics from these music videos and then vote for your favorite!
Best Music Video Of The Summer — Vote For Your Favorite
Note: These artists and their music videos are not ranked in order. That’s up to YOU to decide.
1. “Pill N Potions” & “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj
The summer of 2014 has been good to Nicki. The 31-year-old released her new song, “Pills N Potions,” on June 9 while on Live! With Kelly & Michael. The soft, sensual video flaunted Nicki’s sexy curves. Nicki looked fantastic as she belted her heart out. The sultry video also featured The Game, and these two had an overwhelming amount of chemistry.
After much hype throughout July, Nicki released a sexy teaser of her new single “Anaconda.” While “Pills N Potions” is subdued, “Anaconda” is crazy wild. Nicki showed off her toned butt in the video and twerked up a storm!
2. “Break Free” by Ariana Grande
This 21-year-old starlet just keeps upping her game with every new song and new video. The singer released her highly-anticipated song “Break Free” on Aug. 12. If you thought “Problem” was sexy, then you haven’t seen “Break Free!” In the music video, Ariana strips down more than ever before, but keeps the those signature white boots of hers on. Ariana fights evil and aliens in one of the best music videos of the summer. But is it THE best?
3. “This Is How We Do” by Katy Perry
Katy is known for her creativity, and “This Is How We Do” was one of the most eye-catching and colorful songs from her yet. The music video of the new single from her fourth studio album, Prism, featured a glow-in-the-dark ping pong table as well as dancing animated pizzas, ice cream sandwiches and ice cream cones. So fun!
3. “Booty” by Jennifer Lopez
Just when you thought Miley Cyrus, 21, was the twerk master, JLo released her new music video for “Booty” and tried to steal Miley’s thunder! Jennifer’s song off her tenth studio album is oh so sexy. The 44-year-old danced, twerked and proved she’s hotter than ever.
4. “Don’t Panic” by French Montana
French’s long-awaited music video for his new song finally arrived on Aug. 13, and it featured his girlfriend, Khloe Kardashian, 30! The song is dramatic compared to the flirty and fun dancing tunes from Ariana and Katy, but it’s still fun! French’s beat is catchy, and it’s something you won’t soon forget.
5. “Black Widow” by Iggy Azalea/Rita Ora
Iggy Azalea is a fan of the movies — that’s for sure. After her Clueless-themed “Fancy” music video, Iggy opted for a Kill Bill theme for the “Black Widow” music video. Iggy and pal Rita Ora team up to take down a super rude boyfriend. With appearances from T.I. and Michael Madsen, this video was sick.
6. “Wiggle” by Jason Derulo
Ah, Jason Derulo. From “Whatcha Say” to “Talk Dirty,” Jason has released quite a number of danceable hits. His latest song, “Wiggle,” was one of the catchiest songs of the summer. His music video is all about shaking that booty of yours. Jason’s epic dance moves were on full display in the video, that’s for sure. “Wiggle” was so catchy that even Zac Efron had to show off his moves to the tune!
7. “Chains” by Nick Jonas
Nick Jonas is flying solo and it’s a good thing. The youngest JoBro released a hot new music video for his song “Chains” this summer. Nick looks more grown up than ever and he’s definitely taken the top spot as the hottest Jonas brother!
8. “Dare (La La La)” by Shakira
The World Cup wouldn’t have been the same without Shakira. The singer closed the epic soccer event with a sizzling performance of her single “Dare (La La La).” The World Cup was weeks of nonstop fun and we couldn’t imagine it without Shakira’s closing ceremony performance.
HollywoodLifers, who do YOU think had the best music video of the summer? Vote now!
— Avery Thompson