Waka Waka voted best video 2010

Cape Town  - South Africans fell in love with hip-shaking Colombian Shakira as she headed up the FIFA World Cup musical effort alongside our own Freshlyground. She also featured strongly in both music categories in the Channel24 Top 10 of 2010 Survey.

Readers voted Waka Waka their favourite video of the year, quite possibly as much for what it represented as what is looked and sounded like. Whatever the motivations, they proved strong enough to muscle out two of the year's most controversial videos: Eminem and Rihanna's Love the Way You Lie, and Lady Gaga's Telephone.

Die Antwoord couldn't dent the top three, only garnering about 6% of the vote, while the most critically acclaimed technical videos – Ok Go's Knuckles and Gorillaz' Stylo, barely raised a click.

Music  video of the Year

1.    Waka Waka – Shakira and FreshlyGround (47.56%)
2.    Love the Way You Lie – Eminem ft Rihanna (19.52%)
3.    Telephone – Lady Gaga and Beyoncé (13.40%)
4.    California Gurls – Katy Perry (7.19%)
5.    Enter the Ninja – Die Antwoord (6.45%)
6.    Whip my Hair – Willow Smith (2.65%)
7.    F*ck You – Cee-Lo (1.14%)
8.    Stylo – Gorillaz (0.97%)
9.    Maniac – Van Coke Cartel (0.81%)
10.    Knuckles – OK Go (0.30%)

Only Lady Gaga outperformed the South American in the other music category. Not surprising, as Gaga is also the top-selling artist of the year internationally.  

But this was still evidently Shakira's South African year; she surprised by finishing MUSIC ICON OF THE YEAR runner up, another  fine achievement since readers could choose from media darlings like Katy Perry (4th), Jack Parow and Die Antwoord (5th and 8th respectively), U2 (7th), Parlotones (a close 3rd), and even Kings of Leon (6th).

Music icon of the Year

1.    Lady Gaga (31.67%)
2.    Shakira (18.55%)
3.    The Parlotones (17.77%)
4.    Katy Perry (7.20%)
5.    Jack Parow (6.70%)
6.    Kings of Leon (6.09%)
7.    U2 (4.78%)
8.    Die Antwoord (3.06%)
9.    HHP (2.83%)
10.    Bruce Springsteen (1.35%)

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