The Most Stylish Music Videos From Every Decade

Nicole Kliest

A music video has the power to take a song from the top of the charts to viral. Would Drake’s “Hot Line Bling” be as big of a deal if it weren’t for his dancing in a James Turrell’esque backdrop? Or would Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” be as much of a hot topic of discussion if she didn’t have 20 outfit changes? If you ask us, no. That’s why we’re taking time today to pay tribute to some of the most stylish music videos from decades past to present. From David Bowie’s “Life On Mars” to Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”—we’ve got amazing costumes across the board of music genres. Scroll down to see who made our list, and leave your favorite music video in the comments below!

David Bowie, "Life on Mars"

Nancy Sinatra, "These Boots Are Made For Walking"

Bee Gees, "Stayin' Alive"

Michael Jackson, "Thriller"

Cyndi Lauper, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"

Fleetwood Mac, "Gypsy"

Madonna, "Vogue"

Spice Girls, "Wannabe"

Nirvana, "Smells Like Teen Spirit"

Lady Gaga, "Bad Romance"

Destiny's Child, "Survivor"

Britney Spears, "Toxic"

Kanye West, "Runaway"

Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"

FKA Twigs, "Two Weeks"

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