Year: 2008
Director: Jake Nava

B's black-and-white masterpiece is proof that there's nothing better than a polished performance. The striking three-woman dance routine, which was famously parodied on SNL, will probably be remembered as Beyonce's best video. Or, as Kanye put it, ONE OF THE GREATEST VIDEOS OF ALLTIME! *shrug*

The video's dance routine was inspired by a 2007 viral video that juxtaposed footage from a 1969 Ed Sullivan Show performance with audio from DJ Unk's "Walk It Out."