Usher’s 10 Best Music Videos, Ranked – VIBE.com
Similar to his predecessors, Usher’s visual discography is just as rich and extensive as his musical discography. To celebrate his legacy, VIBE combed through his 41 music videos (excluding those where he guest-starred) and picked his top 10.
We know how rowdy lists can get, so we’re prefacing this with some honorable mentions. His trifecta of three videos – “Think Of You”, “Call Me A Mack” and “Can U Get Wit It” – from his self-titled debut were classic tropes of that era. But to see the glaring differences between these videos and those of his My path era (which, spoiler alert, all made our top 10), it’s clear why his second album was considered his true debut album.
Then there’s the outright eroticism that permeated “Trading Places” and the visual declaration of love in “There Goes My Baby.” Usher trying to do his own dance challenge with “U-Turn” was unexpected but fitting as a successor to Bobby Brown and Michael Jackson. A few forgotten videos like 2001’s “Pop Ya Collar” also made the cut (fun fact: he told VIBE the song was a foreign hit).
And while some songs like “Throwback,” “Lovers & Friends,” “Slow Jam,” and “Bad Girl” never got the visual treatment they deserved, the records that made the cut deserve their flowers for their cinematic beauty and their iconic timbre. in Usher’s discography.