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Beyonce "Formation" ranked 'Best Music Video of All Time' by Rolling Stone


If you had to choose the greatest music video of all time which one would it be? According to Rolling Stone, that honor goes to Beyoncé for the video for “Formation.” The publication has created a list of the 100 greatest music videos of all time in honor of MTV’s 40th anniversary.


According to the magazine, the video topped the list because it is “a striking commentary on significant moments in Black American history.” The video was directed by Melina Matsoukas, who previously said that she drew inspiration from Maya Angelou, Octavia Butler, and Toni Morrison. It premiered back in 2016 during Black History Month.


They also noted that “in under five minutes, Beyoncé moves from a plantation-style house where the Black denizens are the masters not the slaves to the top of a sinking police car.”


Rolling Stone added: “If Beyoncé’s self-titled visual album established her as one of the greatest artists of all time, her surprise-released ‘Formation’ video (and ensuing album Lemonade) marked her as one of the most important.”


According to the magazine, the video topped the list because it is “a striking commentary on significant moments in Black American history.” The video was directed by Melina Matsoukas, who previously said that she drew inspiration from Maya Angelou, Octavia Butler, and Toni Morrison. It premiered back in 2016 during Black History Month.


They also noted that “in under five minutes, Beyoncé moves from a plantation-style house where the Black denizens are the masters not the slaves to the top of a sinking police car.”


Rolling Stone added: “If Beyoncé’s self-titled visual album established her as one of the greatest artists of all time, her surprise-released ‘Formation’ video (and ensuing album Lemonade) marked her as one of the most important.”