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BEST OF THE 2000s

The best music videos of the 2000s, as rated by users.

9.38/108 ratings
2008
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) is shot in black and white and choreographed by JaQuel Knight. The video features Beyoncé as her alter ego Sasha Fierce, dancing against a plain white background with two female look-alike backup dancers. Towards the end of the video, she flashes her wedding ring that camouflages with her glove. It's one of the most iconic videos of all time.
9.25/108 ratings
2002
The incredible video shows Missy Elliott and others dancing to her song. Missy dances in a dark fantasy playground in some scenes -- and is covered by (real!) bees in another. Timbaland and Tweet make cameos. The fast pace and good humor made this video Missy's most iconic.
9/104 ratings
2007
Piece of Me features Spears and several other women getting ready to go out to a nightclub as the paparazzi stalk them. At the nightclub, Spears starts flirting with a man and guides him into the women's bathroom, where she discovers he has a hidden camera in his chest. This is followed by a dance sequence with Spears and the four women dancing in the bathroom.
8.83/106 ratings
2000
The Real Slim Shady features Eminem performing the song in a psychiatric ward, a local Detroit neighborhood park, a fast-food joint, the Grammy Awards, and even a factory where multiple clones of the rapper are produced. The video also features cameo appearances by Dr. Dre, D12, Kid Rock, Fred Durst, Carson Daly, Pamela Anderson, Tommy Lee, and even a stuffed Bill the Cat doll.
8.78/109 ratings
8.75/108 ratings
2009
Bad Romance features Gaga inside a surreal white bathhouse where she gets kidnapped by a group of supermodels who drug her and sell her to the Russian mafia for sexual slavery. The music video ends with Gaga killing the man who bought her.
8.67/106 ratings
2006
The bizarre video makes generous use of the fisheye lens. Two children and their family live inside a small, cramped house - while the band rocks and screams.
8.6/105 ratings
2002
Johnny Cash's cover of the Nine Inch Nails song introduced him to a whole new generation. Hurt was shot at the Johnny Cash Museum interspersed with clips from Cash's performances and personal video footage.
8.55/1011 ratings
2002
Beautiful opens with Aguilera speaking the line "Don't look at me," followed by scenes of her singing alone in a room intercut with self image-related sequences of other people. One scene features a gay couple kissing on a bench and ignoring the stares of people who pass them. Another scene shows a drag queen putting on makeup, a wig, and women's clothing.
8.5/104 ratings
2002
Cry Me a River helped develop Justin Timberlake's image after NSYNC. The video portrays him as an anxious stalker getting revenge on a woman who somewhat resembles real-life ex Britney Spears.
8.38/108 ratings
2003
Hey Ya! is based on The Beatles' landmark appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964, but sets the action in London. The television presenter, portrayed by Ryan Phillippe, tries to calm a crowd of screaming girls on a show being broadcast live in black-and-white. The band performs while the girls scream; one girl is carried off by security after rushing the stage, and another faints.
8.33/103 ratings
2008
Love Lockdown was filmed in Kanye West's apartment. Creepily, it resembles Patrick Bateman's apartment in the movie American Psycho. As West dances, African tribe members begin to appear. The video culminates in an homage to 2001: A Space Odyssey.

8.33/103 ratings
2004
There were three different music videos created for Jesus Walks. The second, directed by Chris Milk, is the most acclaimed. It uses Biblical iconography and is set in the deep South. West and Milk used them to convey the message that no matter what, God is with you.
8.2/105 ratings
2009
Welcome to the Black Parade features Lukas Haas as "The Patient" dressed in a hospital gown and being taken by death in the form of a "Black Parade" along with "Fear," "Regret," and "Mother War." They go from a hospital to a surreal cityscape, with ash-covered wreckage, black snow, and destroyed buildings. The band is on the main float playing the song with masked figures walking behind them.
8.2/105 ratings
2006
The band's first music video was an immediate winner. It tells the story of a wedding held at a circus. The bride's family sleeps through the ceremony, while the groom's family are circus folk. A fight breaks out, disrupting the wedding. Lead singer Brendon Urie stars are the ringmaster.
8.14/107 ratings
2000
Stan features Devon Sawa as Stan, the obsessive fan, and British pop singer Dido, who sings the chorus, as his pregnant girlfriend. There are multiple versions of the disturbing video, which features scenes of violence and cruelty by the fanatical Stan.
8.13/108 ratings
2002
Complicated starts with Lavigne asking her bandmates if they want to "crash" the mall. They respond with enthusiasm and skateboard there. During the video features Lavigne and the band harassing shoppers and employees, causing havoc around the mall. This is intercut with footage of Lavigne and the band performing the song at a skatepark
8.13/108 ratings
2001
Lady Marmalade features all four performers in lingerie on Los Angeles sets built to resemble the actual Moulin Rouge night club around the turn of the century. The colorful, energetic video has become inseparable from the song itself. The videos used props and costumes from the movie Moulin Rogue! in which the song was featured.
8/103 ratings
2009
Jared Leto directed this music video, using a pseudonym. It follows a mob of people riding bicycles through Southern California. The high-concept, high-budget video includes homages to Banksy and the 1979 film The Warriors.
8/103 ratings
2003
The Hardest Button to Button features pixelation animation to create the effect of dozens of drum kits and guitar amplifiers multiplying to the rhythm of the song as Jack and Meg perform.
9.38/108 ratings
2008
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) is shot in black and white and choreographed by JaQuel Knight. The video features Beyoncé as her alter ego Sasha Fierce, dancing against a plain white background with two female look-alike backup dancers. Towards the end of the video, she flashes her wedding ring that camouflages with her glove. It's one of the most iconic videos of all time.
9.25/108 ratings
2002
The incredible video shows Missy Elliott and others dancing to her song. Missy dances in a dark fantasy playground in some scenes -- and is covered by (real!) bees in another. Timbaland and Tweet make cameos. The fast pace and good humor made this video Missy's most iconic.
9/104 ratings
2007
Piece of Me features Spears and several other women getting ready to go out to a nightclub as the paparazzi stalk them. At the nightclub, Spears starts flirting with a man and guides him into the women's bathroom, where she discovers he has a hidden camera in his chest. This is followed by a dance sequence with Spears and the four women dancing in the bathroom.
8.83/106 ratings
2000
The Real Slim Shady features Eminem performing the song in a psychiatric ward, a local Detroit neighborhood park, a fast-food joint, the Grammy Awards, and even a factory where multiple clones of the rapper are produced. The video also features cameo appearances by Dr. Dre, D12, Kid Rock, Fred Durst, Carson Daly, Pamela Anderson, Tommy Lee, and even a stuffed Bill the Cat doll.
8.78/109 ratings
8.75/108 ratings
2009
Bad Romance features Gaga inside a surreal white bathhouse where she gets kidnapped by a group of supermodels who drug her and sell her to the Russian mafia for sexual slavery. The music video ends with Gaga killing the man who bought her.
8.67/106 ratings
2006
The bizarre video makes generous use of the fisheye lens. Two children and their family live inside a small, cramped house - while the band rocks and screams.
8.6/105 ratings
2002
Johnny Cash's cover of the Nine Inch Nails song introduced him to a whole new generation. Hurt was shot at the Johnny Cash Museum interspersed with clips from Cash's performances and personal video footage.
8.55/1011 ratings
2002
Beautiful opens with Aguilera speaking the line "Don't look at me," followed by scenes of her singing alone in a room intercut with self image-related sequences of other people. One scene features a gay couple kissing on a bench and ignoring the stares of people who pass them. Another scene shows a drag queen putting on makeup, a wig, and women's clothing.
8.5/104 ratings
2002
Cry Me a River helped develop Justin Timberlake's image after NSYNC. The video portrays him as an anxious stalker getting revenge on a woman who somewhat resembles real-life ex Britney Spears.
8.38/108 ratings
2003
Hey Ya! is based on The Beatles' landmark appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964, but sets the action in London. The television presenter, portrayed by Ryan Phillippe, tries to calm a crowd of screaming girls on a show being broadcast live in black-and-white. The band performs while the girls scream; one girl is carried off by security after rushing the stage, and another faints.
8.33/103 ratings
2008
Love Lockdown was filmed in Kanye West's apartment. Creepily, it resembles Patrick Bateman's apartment in the movie American Psycho. As West dances, African tribe members begin to appear. The video culminates in an homage to 2001: A Space Odyssey.

8.33/103 ratings
2004
There were three different music videos created for Jesus Walks. The second, directed by Chris Milk, is the most acclaimed. It uses Biblical iconography and is set in the deep South. West and Milk used them to convey the message that no matter what, God is with you.
8.2/105 ratings
2009
Welcome to the Black Parade features Lukas Haas as "The Patient" dressed in a hospital gown and being taken by death in the form of a "Black Parade" along with "Fear," "Regret," and "Mother War." They go from a hospital to a surreal cityscape, with ash-covered wreckage, black snow, and destroyed buildings. The band is on the main float playing the song with masked figures walking behind them.
8.2/105 ratings
2006
The band's first music video was an immediate winner. It tells the story of a wedding held at a circus. The bride's family sleeps through the ceremony, while the groom's family are circus folk. A fight breaks out, disrupting the wedding. Lead singer Brendon Urie stars are the ringmaster.
8.14/107 ratings
2000
Stan features Devon Sawa as Stan, the obsessive fan, and British pop singer Dido, who sings the chorus, as his pregnant girlfriend. There are multiple versions of the disturbing video, which features scenes of violence and cruelty by the fanatical Stan.
8.13/108 ratings
2002
Complicated starts with Lavigne asking her bandmates if they want to "crash" the mall. They respond with enthusiasm and skateboard there. During the video features Lavigne and the band harassing shoppers and employees, causing havoc around the mall. This is intercut with footage of Lavigne and the band performing the song at a skatepark
8.13/108 ratings
2001
Lady Marmalade features all four performers in lingerie on Los Angeles sets built to resemble the actual Moulin Rouge night club around the turn of the century. The colorful, energetic video has become inseparable from the song itself. The videos used props and costumes from the movie Moulin Rogue! in which the song was featured.
8/103 ratings
2009
Jared Leto directed this music video, using a pseudonym. It follows a mob of people riding bicycles through Southern California. The high-concept, high-budget video includes homages to Banksy and the 1979 film The Warriors.
8/103 ratings
2003
The Hardest Button to Button features pixelation animation to create the effect of dozens of drum kits and guitar amplifiers multiplying to the rhythm of the song as Jack and Meg perform.

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