18. Blackstreet f/ Dr. Dre "No Diggity" (1996)

Director: Hype Williams
Album: Another Level

It's almost like Teddy Riley, his Blackstreet cohorts, and Dr. Dre knew this song would shoot straight to No. 1 as soon as they stepped onto the set of this music video. There's limos, dancers in knee pads, and Riley's own version of Lil Penny on the piano. Everything in the visual lends itself to how momentous this song felt at the time. Seemingly every video has a "walking through the club" shot, but the cinematography in "No Diggity" makes that simple action feel like an event again. You finally and fully understand just why you have to pay "just for shorty bang bang to look your way." Ernest Baker