A video that captures the chaos of our time, starting with online clips of racism, violence and other awfulness, and then transitioning to middle-section with audio of Mike Tyson, and then a defiant dance performance.
Pharrell Williams resurrects his groundbreaking group N.E.R.D. with this collabo with Rihanna, who makes a hair razing (see what I did there?) cameo at the beginning before we follow our newly shorn dancer on a popping routine.
Those New Orleans floodwaters may have receeded, but there's still anger and style a'plenty left behind, especially when Beyoncé busts loose with a surprise, yet unsurprisingly strong video that reconnects her with her roots.
Anthony Mandler continues to be the go-to director for the new generation of pop divas and this video for Selena Gomez is a good example of how he's able to mix-up introspection with wide open vistas and exotic, yet familiar touch.