Over the past couple of days, we at Concrete Loop took a Twitter poll to see which Aaliyah videos our readers loved the most. Always commended for her innovative style, timeless concepts and great choreography, Aaliyah has been known for putting out great videos.
We’re posting, in order, your top three choices and two honorable mentions that were close runner-ups for favorites. I was really surprised that “4 Page Letter” didn’t make the cut!
1. “ROCK THE BOAT”
From her third album, Aaliyah and filmed right before her death, “Rock the Boat” was voted the #1 video. The clip was directed by Hype Williams.
2. “ARE YOU THAT SOMEBODY?”
Taken from the Dr. Dolittle soundtrack, “Are You That Somebody?” had everyone wanting to mimic Aaliyah’s moves. Directed by Mark Gerard, with choreography by close friend, Fatima Robinson.
3. “ONE IN A MILLION”
The title track from her 1996 sophomore set of the same title, check out the Paul Hunter-directed clip for “One In A Million.”
“WE NEED A RESOLUTION”
Also directed by Paul Hunter, check out the futuristic first video from her last album, Aaliyah. A lot of directors and artists note that this video was dark and ahead of its time.
“MORE THAN A WOMAN”
This clip was shot in Los Angeles with director Dave Meyers two weeks before “Rock the Boat,” but was released afterwards. It features a cameo from English producer Mark Ronson.
“COME BACK IN ONE PIECE”
One of Angel’s favorites, “Come Back In One Piece” features DMX and is lifted from the Romeo Must Die soundtrack. This clip was filmed in Yonkers by director Little X.