October 15, 2014


How 'Top 40' Works & How Your Fave Can Win

It's that time of the year again. The leaves are starting to change, fall fashion has arrived and soon enough it'll be time to rock the vote. But whether or not you're old enough to vote in this year's midterm elections, you're absolutely eligible to let the world know what the year's top music video is RIGHT. NOW.

In Fuse's annual Top 40 music video countdown, we let all of you rank the year's most brilliant, boldest, bodacious and breathtakingly beautiful visuals. From pop to punk, hip hop to EDM and everything in between, we've got 2014 covered. Get yourself fully acquainted with our nominations for the year's top videos, then vote for your favorites here. Taking part in this democratic selection process is easy:

How to vote in Fuse's Top 40 of 2014 
1. Check out all the videos on our list and pick out your favorites.
2. Go here and click "VOTE NOW."
3. Vote for your fave videos in our selected match-ups!

Voting lasts until November 17, as artists move through six rounds of head-to-head bracket eliminations. YOUR votes determine who advances and who gets left behind. You can vote as many times as you like, but keep an eye on the countdown clock, each round ends at 6PM ET on specific dates (except Round 6, which closes at 11:59PM ET). Check back to Fuse.tv every day as we'll be keeping our eyes on the numbers with announcements about the most competitive match-ups and updates on who's advancing to the next round. But wait – Don't forget about the Wildcards!

Let us explain: Every vote is crucial in Top 40 because the eliminated artists who manage to wrack up the most votes return to the brackets in Round 3. Six artists in total will be brought back to life—Four artists from Round 1 and two from Round 2. So, even if your fave gets knocked out in one of the first two rounds, you might still get a chance for redemption!

The ultimate winner will be revealed on-air November 29 at 8/7c, when Top 40 of 2014 premieres on the Fuse cable network. (Use the Channel Finder to find out when and where to watch.)

Every artist knows they are nothing without their supportive fanbase, and they're counting on you to prove they crafted the year's best music video. Make your voice heard by rocking the vote right here, right now.

Full rundown of all six rounds of Top 40:

Round 1:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 15, 12:00AM ET – Monday, Oct. 27, 6:00PM ET
  • 40 videos, 20 match-ups

Round 2:

  • Monday, Oct. 27, 6:00PM ET – Tuesday, Nov. 4, 6:00PM ET
  • 20 videos, 10 match-ups

Round 3:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 4, 6:00PM ET – Monday, Nov. 10, 6:00PM ET
  • 16 videos, 8 match-ups  (6 wildcards return from Rounds 1 and 2)

Round 4:

  • Monday, Nov. 10, 6:00PM ET – Wednesday, Mov. 12, 6:00PM ET
  • 8 videos, 4 match-ups

Round 5:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 12, 6:00PM ET – Friday, Nov. 14, 6:00PM ET
  • 4 videos, 2 match-ups

Round 6:

  • Friday, Nov. 14, 6:00PM ET – Monday, Nov. 17, 11:59PM ET
  • Final 2 videos go head-to-head in a blind vote to decide the No. 1 video of 2014