In keeping with this week’s music theme, I thought I would list my favorite music videos of 2008. Again, the order here is really rough.

My favorite video of 2008 is Jay Brannan’s “Housewife”:

What I like about this video is its simplicity. It’s very queer, which is always a plus in my book, in its lyrics’ appropriation of traditional heterosexual gender roles (or at least queers it according to a particular definition of “queer”). I also like that it starts off like Brannan’s early videos of himself sitting in his NYC apartment playing his songs on his guitar but then expands out into the world.

Number two on my list is Erykah Badu’s “Honey”:

This video is innovative, stylish, and fun to watch while paying homage to some of the great artists that preceded Badu. I especially like her tribute to Grace Jones!