Song: MC Hammer "U Can't Touch This" (1990)
When it comes to hip-hop dance videos, this one is the granddaddy. Before Puffy, MC Hammer was the dancing king of rap, who took the game to another level when he dropped this 1990 record off his third album Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em. Though there were a lot of popular dances featured in the music video, one of the biggest was the Running Man, a move that consists of running in place.
The dance itself wasn't anything new (just like the Moonwalk, which was being done before MJ got put on), but the dance received street cred when Hammer did it. Hammer not only did this dance in some parachute pants and church shoes, but he had people all over the world doing it, too. The album went on to sell more than 10 million copies.