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28. Bell Biv Devoe "Poison" (1990)

Album: Poison

"Poison" is a fine example of early '90s R&B, and its video is a great example of how far special effects have come since then. Bell Biv Devoe use greenscreen to full effect here, superimposing people dancing over footage of other people dancing. It's like a collage of great throwback dances, but all layered together. Factor in a woman in a lab coat holding some bubbling beaker (newly brewed poision perhaps) and the sly manner in which the trio rise out of an outdoor cellar, and this video is pure perfection. The scene with bar goers dancing may have even been prescient, as nightlife DJs are still spinning this record today. -Ted Simmons

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