Rolling Stone has named Beyonce's “Formation” the best music video of all tiime. In honor of MTV's 40th anniversary, the magazine ranked the 100 greatest music videos of all time. The magazine said, “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.”
The magazine continued, “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.”
Johnny Cash's “Hurt” took the number two spot, while Madonna's “Vogue” came in at number three. Childish Gambino's “This Is America” snagged the number four spot and New Order's “The Perfect Kiss” rounded out the top five.