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Ten Best Apocalyptic Dance Music Videos

Britney Spears, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Lady Gaga and more go dancing at the end of the world

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Britney Spears, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Lady Gaga and more go dancing at the end of the world

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Aaliyah, ‘More Than A Woman’ (2001)

Aaliyah's "More Than A Woman" gets some bonus points for adding a touch of vibrant color to its futuristic factory setting. It's very unclear what this factory makes though – those floating piston things don't seem to be doing much more than keeping the beat. Fun fact: That's a young Mark Ronson starring as the DJ in the second half of the video!

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Madonna, ‘Express Yourself’ (1989)

"Express Yourself," one of Madonna's most iconic videos, was directed by an older, wiser David Fincher in 1989. It's the Metropolis tribute to end all Metropolis tributes, with a super foxy Madonna lapping up a bowl of milk while ultra-buff dudes toil and fight in a grim factory setting. There's enough juicy subtext in this thing to fuel a thousand meticulously footnoted grad school papers.

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Janet Jackson, ‘Rhythm Nation’ (1989)

Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation" is the gold standard for dystopian dance pop music videos. Shot in stark black and white and set in a smokey, oppressive factory setting, Jackson leads what appears to be a hip paramilitary organization through some of the most memorable choreography in pop video history. The future may look bleak, but at least it's funky.

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