Here’s our list of some of the best music videos of the 2000s!
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The 2000s brought us a diverse and groundbreaking selection of music and music videos were no different. From iconic pop anthems, to extravagant costumes and makeup, to inventive visuals and animation, the 2000s had it all.
Here is our Top 5:
5. Outkast: “Hey Ya”
Directed by Bryan Barber, the music video, which debuted in 2003, sees American rapper André 3000 playing all eight members of the fictional band ‘The Love Below’. He plays keyboardist Benjamin André, bassist Possum Aloysius Jenkins, vocalist André “Ice Cold” 3000, drummer Dookie Blossom Gain III, three backing vocalists from The Love Haters and guitarist Johnny Vulture in front of a crowd of screaming girls.
4. Pink, Mya, Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim: ‘Lady Marmalade’
Released in 2001, this iconic music video sees P!nk, Mya, Christina Aguilera and Lil’ Kim perform the song with outrageous costumes and makeup. The clip of ‘Lady Marmalade’, was made to promote the song as well as the movie ‘Moulin Rouge’!
3. Gorillaz: “Clint Eastwood”
The animated music video was directed by Jamie Hewlett and Pete Candeland. The name of the video and the song refers to the famous western actor, Clint Eastwood, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” with references to the movie “Dawn of the Dead” as well as “Resident Evil”.
2. OK, go: “That’s it”
This music video features the group in an elaborate performance, dancing on treadmills arranged in two rows of four and alternating in opposite directions. The video debuted on YouTube on July 31, 2006. It also won the 2007 Grammy Award for Best Short Music Video and the 2006 Youtube Awards for Most Creative Video.
1. Lady Gaga: “Bad Romance”
Directed by Francis Lawrence, the final music video for “Bad Romance” premiered on November 10, 2009. The main idea of the video is that Gaga gets kidnapped by models who drug her and sell her to the Russian mafia for a million rubles. In true Gaga fashion, the music videos feature stunning choreography and elaborate costumes and makeup.
Here are some honorable mentions:
Missy Elliot: “Work it”
Brtiney Spears: “Toxic”
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