40. Dru Hill "These Are The Times" (1998)

Director: Bille Woodruff
Album: Enter The Dru

The lasting impression from this video: There's a sword fight. No, not that kind. Yes, Sisqo is in this video, but get your mind out of the gutter. We're talking about a real, steel-to-steel showdown that looks like something out of The Man With the Iron Mask. It goes to show just how far R&B videos were willing to push the envelope towards the latter end of the decade. Saved by the Bell actress Lark Voorhies plays the love interest and lines like "tear you up in little pieces, swallow you like Reese's Pieces" sound more epic than corny. A great video does that. -Ernest Baker