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Here’s Billboards 30 Greatest Music Videos of the 21st Century List

Posted on January 6th, 2019
by
Derêka K. Bennett


Billboard has announced Its too 30 best music videos of the century. As most of us should know, the dawn of the 21st century was when the music video was in a boom period. There were still budgets for music videos that were sregularly in the seven-digit range, and MTV and 106& Park was the place to watch that latest and see a countdown of your favorite videos.

See some of the listed favorites from Billboard below.

  1. Lady Gaga, “Bad Romance” (dir. Francis Lawrence, 2009)
  2. Missy Elliott, “Work It” (dir. Dave Meyers, 2002)
  3. D’Angelo, “Untitled (How Does It Feel?)” (dir. Paul Hunter, 2000)
  4. Beyoncé, “Formation” (dir. Melina Matsoukas, 2016)
  5. OutKast, “Hey Ya!” (dir. Bryan Barber, 2003)
  6. Rihanna & Calvin Harris, “We Found Love” (dir. Melina Matsoukas, 2011)
  7. Britney Spears, “Toxic” (dir. Joseph Kahn, 2004)
  8. Beyoncé, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” (dir. Jake Nava, 2008)
  9. Fatboy Slim, “Weapon of Choice” (dir. Spike Jonze, 2000)
  10. Childish Gambino, “This Is America” (dir. Hiro Murai, 2018)
  11. JAY-Z & Kanye West, “Otis” (dir. Spike Jonze, 2011)
  12. PSY, “Gangnam Style” (dir. Cho Soo-Hyun, 2012)
  13. Taylor Swift, “Blank Space” (dir. Joseph Kahn, 2015)
  14. Lady Gaga feat. Beyoncé, “Telephone” (dir. Jonas Åkerlund, 2010)
  15. Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.” (dir. Dave Meyers & The Little Homies, 2017)
  16. Drake, “Hotline Bling” (dir. Director X, 2014)
  17. Sia, “Chandelier” (dir. Sia & Daniel Askill)
  18. My Chemical Romance, “Helena” (dir. Marc Webb, 2005)
  19. Miley Cyrus, “Wrecking Ball” (dir. Terry Richardson, 2013)
  20. OK Go, “Here It Goes Again” (dir. Trish Sie, 2006)
  21. *NSYNC, “Bye Bye Bye” (dir. Wayne Isham, 2000)
  22. M.I.A., “Bad Girls” (dir. Romain Gavras, 2012)
  23. Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg, “California Gurls” (dir. Matthew Cullen, 2010)
  24. Justin Timberlake, “Cry Me a River” (dir. Francis Lawrence, 2003)
  25. The White Stripes, “Fell in Love With a Girl” (dir. Michel Gondry, 2002)
  26. Christina Aguilera feat. Redman, “Dirrty” (dir. David LaChapelle, 2002)
  27. Charli XCX, “Boys” (dir. Charli XCX & Sarah McColgan, 2017)
  28. Missy Elliott, “Get Ur Freak On” (dir. Dave Meyers, 2001)
  29. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, “Despacito” (dir. Carlos Peréz, 2017)
  30. Fountains of Wayne, “Stacy’s Mom” (dir. Chris Applebaum, 2003)

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