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30 Reasons Why Joseph Kahn Is The Most Important Music Video Director Of All Time

Ranked in order because this is BuzzFeed and that's what we do and I have a lot of opinions.

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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!

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Over the past 25 years, he's worked with basically everyone relevant and important making some of the trippiest, most iconic music videos of our time. He also made the new Taylor Swift music video, so I've decided to make the totally correct and proper ranking of his music videos.

This list is completely accurate and if you argue with me you're probably wrong.

29. "Elevation" by U2, 2001

What makes it iconic: It's U2 and to some people that's important.

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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.

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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.

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20. "La La" by Ashlee Simpson, 2004

What makes it iconic: It's punk as fuck.

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.

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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.

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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

What makes it iconic: It's the only Enrique Iglesias music video you have a visual for when someone mentions it. I also love the way he plays the piano with his head close to the keys. It's very tender and emotional.

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.

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8. "If Your Girl Only Knew" by Aaliyah, 1996

What makes it iconic: It's Aaliyah. Everything she did was iconic.

6. "Everybody" by the Backstreet Boys, 1997

What makes it iconic: This is the best Backstreet Boys music video. End of story.

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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.