14. VIDEO: Rihanna (featuring Jay-Z), “Umbrella”
“Umbrella,” the song, is undeniable. The video, though, is largely forgettable save for one fantastic moment. Near the conclusion of the Chris Applebaum directed video, Rihanna stands underneath an umbrella while a rainstorm of electric sparks rains down from the heavens. It’s a lasting image, and remains the moment that transformed RiRi from a likable pop star into an international icon.