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Readers’ Poll: 10 Best Music Videos of 2000s

See which video beat favorites from the White Stripes, OutKast, Britney Spears

Readers' Poll: 10 Best Music Videos of 2000s

We asked our readers to vote for their favorite videos from the early 2000s. Here are the results.

The MTV Video Music Awards just completed their 33rd ceremony, with many performances from artists like Beyoncé and Britney Spears, who became famous because of their music videos being played on MTV in the early days of the new millennium. The 2000s has seen some of the most creative, innovative takes on the visual medium and in recent years, the video has become more important than ever with the rise of artists creating longform visual albums. With this in mind, we asked our readers to vote for their favorite music videos from the 2000s. Here are the results. 

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Beyonce, “Single Ladies”

"Single Ladies" was more than a monster single between 2008 and 2009, it was also the song and visual that made Beyoncé as big as she is today and solidified her diva status. The black-and-white clip features just the singer and two back-up dancers in black leotards doing fun, catchy choreography (inspired by Gwen Verdon's 1960s moves to "Mexican Breakfast") to the hit tune. The video created its own dance craze and inspired fans to learn and imitate the dance across social media.

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Lady Gaga, “Bad Romance”

Lady Gaga became the strangest element of pop in the 2000s with her daring, high-fashion looks and out-of-the-box take on pop tropes. When "Bad Romance" rolled around, the song and video declared that she was more than just a flash-in-the-pan pop phenomenon and established her as one of the most innovative thinkers of the genre. The video made the strongest case, with the singer emerging from a pod into a sterile room filled with dancers and a number of luxe looks like the glamorous alien for which she was known best.

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