We featured 50 Memphis music videos in 2017 for our regular Music Video Monday blog post. Now it's time to recognize some greatness! We scored videos from 1-5 in three categories: Concept, Execution, and Song, then tweaked the order to resolve ties, of which there were several. The results give you a broad look at Memphis music in 2017. Here we go with part one of our countdown!
20. Me & Leah — "Moving So Fast" The Midtown folkie duo of Leah Keys and Jeff Hulett scored with this melancholy montage of home movies, featuring Jeff's father at a formative age.
19. Porcelan — "Real Thing Don't Change" Memphis soulstress and David Porter protege Procelan got real with love story set to her powerful piano ballad.
18. Namazu - "Bactine" Put on your sailor duds and crank up the amps to go mini golfing with Namazu! Bonus: Bumper boats!
17. Alan Scoop - "Sweet Love" Katori Hall directed this homecoming story starring Memphis stunner Rosalyn Ross.
16. Aquarian Blood - "Parasite Inside" Ben Rednour created a NSFW psychedelic snack cake for the trippy Goner band.
15. Alyssa Moore - "Not Of This Earth" Director (and drummer) John Pickle went minimal for the pummeller from Midtown metal It girl Alyssa Moore.
14. Infinity Stairs - "Alternative Facts" 2017 was the year of lies, and Infinity Stairs created the retro synth anthem the lying clowns deserve.
13. Epps - "Steps" Director Vivian Grey won the Indie Memphis Youth Film Festival competition with this black and white thriller.
12. Valerie June - "Got Soul" 2017 was the year Valerie June broke big, touring the world in support of her album The Order Of Time, which closes with this barn burner.
11. The Band Camino - "Who Says We're Through" The University of Memphis rockers go Western in this excellently produced video.
Tune in on New Year's Day for the rest of the list!