Lady Gaga and Beyoncé
12.28.2010

Rap-Up’s 10 Best Music Videos of 2010

2010 was filled with boundary-pushing music videos for everything from radio hits to fan faves. Some created epic masterpieces like Kanye West’s “Runaway,” which unfolded for 35 minutes with stark visuals and a unique storyline, while others went for pop iconography like Lady Gaga and Beyoncé in “Telephone” and Rihanna in the colorful “Rude Boy.” And you can’t have creativity without controversy, as evidenced by M.I.A.’s graphic “Born Free” and Erykah Badu’s nudity-laced clip for the guerilla style “Window Seat.” We count down our 10 favorite videos of the year.

10. Jay-Z featuring Swizz Beatz – “On to the Next One”

9. Beyoncé – “Why Don’t You Love Me”

8. M.I.A. – “Born Free”

7. Rihanna – “Rude Boy”

6. Erykah Badu – “Window Seat”

5. Eminem featuring Rihanna – “Love the Way You Lie”

4. Willow Smith – “Whip My Hair”

3. Cee Lo Green – “Fuck You”

2. Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé – “Telephone”

1. Kanye West – “Runaway”

What were your favorite music videos of 2010? Share your picks below.