November 18, 2015


How Fuse's 'Top 40' Works & How Your Favorite Can Win

Fuse Media Inc.
Fuse Media Inc.

It's that time of the year again, music lovers. Before we rack our brains to create all the year-end lists and recaps your heart can imagine, it's time to decide the year's top music video. RIGHT. NOW.

For Fuse's annual Top 40 music video countdown, we let you rank the year's most brilliant, boldest, bodacious and breathtakingly beautiful visuals. From pop to punk, ballads to bangers, and everything in between, we've got this year covered. 

How to vote in Fuse's Top 40 of 2015
1. Check out all the videos on our list and pick out your favorites.
2. Go here and vote for your fave videos in our selected match-ups for each round.
3. Share with others in your fandom!

Voting lasts until December 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 note at the top of each round when it ends. 

But wait—don't forget about the Wildcards!

Let us explain: Every vote is crucial in Top 40 because the eliminated artists who rack up the most votes return in Round 4. Three artists in total will be brought back to life—one from Round 1, one from Round 2 and one from Round 3. So, even if your fave gets knocked out in one of the first three rounds, you might still get a chance for redemption!

The ultimate winner will be revealed right here on on Thursday, December 17.

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, Nov. 18, 12PM ET – Wednesday, Nov. 25, 3PM ET
    • 40 videos, 20 match-ups
  • Round 2: 
    • Wednesday, Nov. 25, 5PM ET – Tuesday, Dec. 1, 3PM ET
    • 20 videos, 10 match-ups
  • Round 3
    • Tuesday, Dec. 1, 5PM ET – Monday, Dec. 7 at 3PM ET
    • 10 videos, 5 match-ups
  • Round 4
    • Monday, Dec. 7, 5PM ET – Friday, Dec. 11 at 2PM ET
    • 8 videos, 4 match-ups (three Wildcards return from Rounds 1, 2 and 3)
  • Round 5
    • Friday, Dec. 11, 3PM ET – Monday, Dec. 14 at 3PM ET
    • 4 videos, 2 match-ups
  • Round 6
    • Monday, Dec. 14, 5PM ET – Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 6PM ET
    • Final 2 videos go head-to-head* to decide the No. 1 video of 2015

* Please note, the final round will no longer be a blind vote. Good luck!