2. VIDEO: TLC, “Waterfalls”
Director F. Gary Gray was responsible for the unforgettable music video for “Waterfalls,” which remains THE definitive song and video in the TLC catalog. It tackles two of the most controversial cultural subjects of its time, drug dealing and the AIDS epidemic, in a way that still resonates today — the ghostly reminder of failed parental protection, in particular, is still incredibly moving. And, for real, is there a more memorable video moment from the ’90s than Chilli, T-Boz and Left Eye dancing in that crystal blue ocean that stretches to infinity and beyond? We think not.