I love a good music video and I'm excited for more pleasant bike weather, so what better way to celebrate both than by finding a bunch of good music videos featuring bikes?
I've picked these top five based on a highly scientific consideration of style, music, humor and a secret "x-factor" that I'm not allowed to reveal until the patent clears.
Knowing that, here are my picks for the five best music videos with bikes. I've kept some of the runners-up below -- and let me know if you think I've missed any in the comments OR let me know on Twitter or the HuffPost Green Facebook page.
1. Robin Thicke - When I Get You Alone
2. Bat For Lashes - What's A Girl To Do?
3. Lily Allen - LDN
4. Flobots - Handlebars
5. Fatlip - What's Up Fatlip?
These videos also feature bikes, but aren't quite as cool as those listed above. Again, judging on the video, not the song. I'll basically add anything here that prominently features a bike.
Jill Scott - Golden
The Smiths - Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
Doomtree - Drumsticks
Firekites - Same Suburb, Different Park
Corinne Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On
Sugarcubes - Motorcrash
Be Your Own Pet - Bicycle Bicycle, You Are My Bicycle
Nada Surf - Whose Authority
Kraftwerk - Tour de France
Queen - Bicycle Race
Or the original, NSFW version of "Bicycle Race" here.
Ray Parker & Helen Terry - One Summer/Day Dueling Bikes from "Quicksilver"
And, even though it's not a music video per se, here is Andrew Bird giving an interview while riding a bike:
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