Crystal Waters - "100% Pure Love"
Video director: Marcus Nispel
Most dated element: Honestly, the pre-HD 1:33 aspect ratio pings it as old school more than anything.
Why it stands the test of time: The editing and cinematographer are both crisp and sleek. The entire video finds Ms. Waters and her dancers in attire that could pass today or any other decade (suits do that for that most part). The technological apparatus that Nispel cuts to in-between Waters seemed contemporary when it was released, but now act as a contrast to the electronica elements of the song. And those title cards in a font that won't date? Anyone see "Blurred Lines"?
- Gregory Ellwood