Joseph Kahn is the most important music video director of the modern era, and the modern era is basically today, so that makes him the most important music video director of all time!
This list is completely accurate and if you argue with me you're probably wrong.
30. "Someday" by Sugar Ray, 1999
29. "Elevation" by U2, 2001
What makes it iconic: It's U2 and to some people that's important.
28. "Waking Up In Vegas" by Katy Perry, 2009
27. "Purple Pills" by D12, 2001
What makes it iconic: The literal blue and purple hills even though the song is about pills.
26. "White Flag" by Dido, 2002
What makes it iconic: Because this is like full glam Dido and David Boreanaz is her love interest.
25. "Boy" by Mariah Carey and Cam'ron, 2002
24. "Can't Remember To Forget You" by Shakira and Rihanna, 2014
23. "Behind These Hazel Eyes" by Kelly Clarkson, 2005
What makes it iconic: It's rilly dark and has this Sleepy Hollow (the movie) vibe, which I really dig.
22. "Love The Way You Lie" by Eminem and Rihanna, 2010
What makes it iconic: Eminem in a corn field and Rihanna in front of a burning house.
21. "Larger Than Life" by the Backstreet Boys, 1999
20. "La La" by Ashlee Simpson, 2004
What makes it iconic: It's punk as fuck.
19. "I Turn To You" by Christina Aguilera, 2000
18. "Southside" by Moby and Gwen Stefani, 2000
17. "All The Lovers" by Kylie Minogue, 2010
What makes it iconic: Only Joseph Kahn could make an orgy with hundreds of people look classy, elegant, and sophisticated.
16. "Jumpin', Jumpin'" by Destiny's Child, 2000
15. "When I Grow Up" by The Pussycat Dolls, 2008
What makes it iconic: It's the only Pussycat Dolls video that actually matters.
14. "LoveGame" by Lady Gaga, 2009
What makes it iconic: This is the Gaga we fell in love with. There's a disco stick. And it's proof that Gaga needs to go back to creating fun pop videos like this one.
13. "The Way You Love Me" by Faith Hill, 2000
12. "Blank Space" by Taylor Swift, 2014
What makes it iconic: This is really high up on the list right now because this is the best music video Taylor Swift has put out in years, I like horses, and the guy is hot.
11. "Hero" by Enrique Iglesias, 2001
10. "Doesn't Really Matter" by Janet Jackson, 2000
What makes it iconic: Everyone has a special place in their heart for the "Doesn't Really Matter" music video. It was from The Nutty Professor!!!!
9. "Womanizer" by Britney Spears, 2008
What makes it iconic: This is really more about the message. The comeback. The recovery. The resurrection of a legend in perfect fashion.
8. "If Your Girl Only Knew" by Aaliyah, 1996
What makes it iconic: It's Aaliyah. Everything she did was iconic.
7. "Without Me" by Eminem, 2002
6. "Everybody" by the Backstreet Boys, 1997
What makes it iconic: This is the best Backstreet Boys music video. End of story.
5. "Say My Name" by Destiny's Child, 2000
4. "The Boy Is Mine" by Brandy and Monica, 1998
What makes it iconic: It's one of the most important music videos of all time. End of story.