4. Aaliyah "Are You That Somebody?" (1998)

Director: Mark Gerard
Album: Dr. Dolittle (Soundtrack)

If you're looking for that special somebody, make sure they have access to your secret cave and know how to dance. That's the basic premise of the visual for Aaliyah's Dr. Doolittle smash. Her baggy clothes felt revolutionary, the choreography was groundbreaking, and for good measure, there's Timbaland rapping in a wave cap and a night owl on Aaliyah's arm. Ms. Haughton and her dancers turn things up when they switch to all-black dress attire for the finale, but even then, it's already been apparent that you're witnessing one of the greatest videos ever for at least a few minutes now. Ernest Baker