Some believe an artist’s single isn’t official unless there’s a music video to go along with it. When you think about it, there may be some truth to that theory. Would “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” have been nearly as entertaining without Beyoncé clad in her now-infamous leotard in the video? Better yet, would the MTV Video Music Awards even exist?
In honor of those four-minute clips we love to rack up YouTube views on, we chose to pay homage to the creative minds that make it all come together—the video directors. Take a look at, in our opinion, the greatest music video directors to get behind the camera.Click to start the list