Skip to content
Please enter a valid ZIP code
More showtimes

These Are Without A Doubt the Best Music Videos of 2018

Next video playing in s Cancel

These Are Without A Doubt the Best Music Videos of 2018


November 27, 2018

By Joanne Rosa

If there’s one thing 2018 gifted us, it’s the power of music videos. A good music video elevates a great song. The cinematic visuals in 2018’s music videos did not disappoint. Let’s give praise where praise is due and applaud the best music video of the year!

“All the Stars”

Sza and Kendrick Lamar Performing

Scott Dudelson/Getty Images

It’s no wonder that “All the Stars” by Kendrick Lamar and Jersey native SZA was featured in the history-making blockbuster “Black Panther“, but that’s not the reason it’s on our list. The “All the Stars” music video was directed by Dave Meyers and the Little Homies with visual effects by Loris Paillier at BUF Paris. It has over 117 million views on YouTube, and won Best Visual Effects in this year’s MTV VMAs.

“God’s Plan”

Drake performing

Scott Dudelson/Getty Image

Drake’s “God’s Plan” music video wasn’t just a PR stunt. Drake’s music label, OVO Sound, gave a budget of $999,631.90 for the music video. As much as everyone loves an over the top music video, Drake did something different: gave it all away. Director Karena Evans followed Drake around Miami and captured him giving away the budget to the less fortunate. If this didn’t bring you to tears, you’re as cold as Wendy’s studio in the middle of July! The surprising charity from “God’s Plan” rightfully earned Video of the Year at the 2018 BET Awards.

“This Is America”

Childish Cambino

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Childish Gambino (AKA Donald Glover) does it again. He left audiences shooketh when his “This Is America” video dropped on Cinco De Mayo during his performance on “Saturday Night Live.” Meanwhile, after too many tequila shots and street churros, people stumbled home that evening and watched “This Is America” on YouTube. Surely, they took a long hard look in the mirror, rocked back and forth, reflecting on their stake in America’s supposed demise.

This is one visual music production, directed by director Hiro Murai, that will outlive all of us. “This Is America” took home three awards at the MTV VMAs, including Best Video with a Message.

“I Like It”

Bad Bunny, Cardi B, and J Balvin


We first heard “I Like It,” featuring Bad Bunny & J Balvin, from Cardi’s Invasion of Privacy album released on April 5th. Nearly two months later, “I Like It“‘s music video dropped. Directed by Eif Rivera, the video was actually filmed in two stages, and Cardi was pregnant for both of them! True members of the Bardi Gang will argue that this music video perfectly embodies Cardi’s culture, home (Bronx, New York City), and personality. For someone who was about five and seven months pregnant while dropping it low in this music video, spicy mami deserved that MTV VMA for Best Song of the Summer!


Beyonce and Jay-Z

Getty Images

Who else can shut down the Louvre (the world’s largest art museum) and has a combined net worth that exceeds the estimated value of The Mona Lisa? No one but The Carters, darlings. “APES**T” served as the lead single for Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s studio album Everything Is Love, and both were dropped on June 16th during their On The Run II Tour. The multifaceted masterpiece directed by Ricky Saiz was flawlessly fused with artwork and history from the Louvre, choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and bold specs of black feminism.

“APES**T” is worthy of its own spot in the Lourve. It already snagged four awards, but Jay and Bey made it clear that they couldn’t care less about those titles when Jay raps, “tell the Grammy’s [ef] that 0 for 8 shit / Have you ever seen the crowd goin’ apeshit?” A practically royal power couple like this doesn’t need peasants like us to tell them about their greatness; they tell us about their own greatness!

Tell Us: What was your favorite music video of 2018?



  • Split image of Wendy, Prince and his two ex's Playing
    Clip of the Day

    Wendy @ Home: Thursday, April 23

  • A split image of Idris elba and Wendy Playing
    Clip of the Day

    Wendy @ Home: Wednesday, April 22

  • Spil Image of John Oliver and Wendy Williams Playing
    Clip of the Day

    Wendy @ Home: Tuesday, April 21

  • Split image of Lady Gaga and Wendy Williams Playing
    Ask Wendy

    Wendy @ Home: Monday, April 20

  • Hot Topics audience member Playing
    Hot Topics

    Jussie Smollett Sues Chicago!

We use cookies to improve your experience with our website. By browsing our site, you are agreeing to the use of cookies. For more information about how we use cookies, please review our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.