The time has come!
Last week, we opened voting to find out which 2011 videos from fan-favorite artists Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Beyonce and Chris Brown were your favorites of the year and after several thousand votes were cast, we have the results!
So which videos ruled the roost in 2011? Check ’em out below.
Katy Perry, “The One that Got Away”
Katy’s most recent clip dominated the competition, taking 54.76 percent of the vote. “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” held it up in second with 30.73 percent while Katy’s spring smash “E.T.” nabbed only 14.51 percent of the vote (probably because the visual spectacle is further back in people’s memories than her more recent vids).
Read on for the fan-favorite videos from Swift, Brit, Queen Bey and Chris Brown!
Taylor Swift, “Ours”
Here again, the most recent video won by a landslide. “Ours” took 36 percent of the vote, leaving Taylor’s four other clips, “Back to December” (15.47 percent), “Mean” (17.69 percent), “The Story of Us” (18.35 percent) and “Sparks Fly” (12.19 percent), to fairly evenly divvy up the rest.
Britney Spears, “Hold It Against Me”
Weird things to report here … the first of Britney’s four 2011 clips held up the best in this competition (which also drew the most votes of the five stars we asked you guys about), snagging 33.94 percent, a marked difference from the results we got for Katy, Taylor and Beyonce. Behind it were “I Wanna Go” (24.39 percent) and “Criminal” (21.95 percent). “Criminal’s” ranking is particularly interesting because the video, which co-stars Brit’s new fiancé Jason Trawick, made it all the way to the final two in MTV News’ Britney Spears Tournament: 30 Videos for 30 Years. Sure, it lost to “I’m A Slave 4 U” in the end, but on the heels of a Britney-loving tweet, the video roared through that competition only to fall to third in this much smaller face-off. Also interesting, Britney’s video for “Till the World Ends” came in last, pulling in only 19.72 percent of the vote despite winning a VMA for Best pop Video and being the most successful chart hit from her Femme Fatale album.
Beyonce, “Dance For You”
We can only chalk this one up to “Dance for You” being Queen Bey’s most recent video because while it is a fine effort, you’re just not going to tell us it’s better than “Run The World (Girls)” (31.17 percent) or, our personal favorite, “Countdown” (21.19 percent). “Dance” took 37.68 percent of this second-most-voted-upon category and with “Girls” and “Countdown” left Beyonce’s four other videos – “Love On Top” (2.93 percent), “Best Thing I Never Had” (2.62 percent), “Party” (2.15 percent) and “1+1” (1.83 percent) – in the dust.
Chris Brown, “Beautiful People”
Another shocker! We thought Brown’s VMA contender “Look At Me Now” had this in the bag but nope, no sir … “Beautiful People” turned out to be the fan-favorite by almost ten percent, 38.34 percent to “Look At Me Now’s” 29.29. That left 16.82 percent of the vote for “Next to You” and 15.55 percent for “She Ain’t You.”