1. VIDEO: Beyoncé, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”
Kanye was right! “Single Ladies” IS one of the best videos of all-time and, in our estimation, the most timeless of all the Video Of The Year winners of the last 20 years. The set-up could not be more simple: Filmed on a plain set with no props to speak of, this black-and-white video shows Bey (alongside two anonymous counterparts) wearing simple costumes—leotards, essentially—and dancing their ASSES off. The choreography was instantly iconic (and parodied by SNL), the song is hot like fire, and damn if we still don’t see women (and guys!) doing the Single Ladies dance at weddings today.