1. "Super Bass"
"Super Bass" was buried on the bonus tracks of a deluxe edition for 2010's Pink Friday and probably wouldn't have been released as a single if it weren't championed by pop starlets like Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez. Once it did get released, however, the Esther Dean-assisted confection became Nicki Minaj's defining crossover moment. Sanaa Hamri, one of the few prominent female directors in the music video world, rose to the occasion, creating a clip that literally splashed pink all over Nicki and her boy toys as the rapper rode motorcycles, danced under black lights and perfected her trademark blink.