6. Prince - 'When Doves Cry'
The video for "When Doves Cry" launched on MTV right as Prince's fame was peaking. It hit the network the exact same time that Purple Rain was arriving in movie theaters, and clips from the movie are sprinkled into the movie. The mirror effect looks a little cheesy today, but it was cutting-edge back in 1984.
This is Prince at his most iconic, and this is the type of outfit Dave Chappelle wears when he dresses up like him. What's more, Prince somehow managed to make getting out of a weird, smoky bathtub in a purple room seem sexy.