Poll: Best 2000s Video?
You came in droves last week to vote in our poll for the best '00s video. And now it's time for the 2000s...
With the launch of MTV on Aug. 1, 1981, video took on a new role in the music world -- and as the first song played on the cable network (The Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star") declared, video did, indeed, kill the radio star.
These days, music videos are standard practice for artists both big and small, and needless to say, the scale of and technology behind these clips has escalated over the years. Now, in the 2000s, the music video has evolved far beyond the single-screen it was originally imagined for. From the elaborate sets and couture of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" and the cool choreography of Beyonce's "Single Ladies" to the epic cinematic tropes of R. Kelly's "Trapped In The Closet" series, the new millennium's videos strive to look good on everything from your laptop to your iPad to your flatscreen.
Now, as we celebrate 30 years of music video television, we invite you to revisit -- and vote on -- each decade's best. Billboard.com editors filled out our poll with a handful of our favorites from the 2000s, but use the write-in option below to vote from other clips released from Jan. 1, 2000 to July 25, 2011. The poll will remain open all week, and be sure to come back next week to vote in our '00s music video poll. We'll reveal readers' top picks for each decade after three weeks of polls.