Megan Thee Stallion music videos: ranked by their volume of ‘aah’

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From a freestyle cypher going viral on social media in 2016, to winning six BET Awards, four American Music Awards, three GRAMMYs and two MTV Video Music Awards – In less than a decade, Megan Thee Stallion has risen from obscurity to one of the strongest and most sought-after voices in hip-hop today.  

She is the ultimate hype woman; nobody gets the girls going like Megan Thee Stallion. If I’m heading to the gym and I want to beat my deadlift PB, I’m listening to ‘Plan B’. If I wake up and I’m feeling flat, I’m cranking ‘Anxiety’. I want to dance? I’m playing ‘Her’. If I just need a confidence boost, it’s ‘Savage’.  

A feminist role model, Megan’s music continuously challenges gender norms, celebrates sexual liberation, and focuses on female empowerment, self-love and body positivity. And if I wanted to convey all of that in a more succinct way, well, I could just drop one of Megan Thee Stallion’s famous ad-libs; ‘aah’.

And on that note, here are 10 of Megan Thee Stallion’s most popular music videos, ranked by their volume of ‘aah’.   

10. ‘Her’

Megan Thee Stallion - Her [Official Video]

Immaculate fits, sharp choreography, and clever camerawork. Megan Thee Stallion oozes vogue energy in this black-and-white visual on her first foray into house music. Featured on Megan’s second album, Traumazine, ‘Her’ is a different sound, but she reassures us it’s still the same Megan Thee Stallion we know and love, with one single ‘aah’ right in the final moments of the video.

Official aah count: One

9. ‘HISS

Megan Thee Stallion - HISS [Official Video]

Rebirth and snakes are recurring symbols in Megan The Stallion’s recent visuals. Explaining the theme in an Instagram post, the rapper shared, “Cobras exemplify courage and self-reliance”. Seemingly addressing her own mental health and the harassment and gaslighting she’s faced by both men and women in the industry following the Tory Lanez fallout (he shot her in 2020 and has since been sentenced to 10 years in a federal prison), HISS shows Megan incubating inside a snake egg, then literally hatching.

Walking through different doors inside her own mind, growing stronger, and restoring her own confidence, the rapper calls out clout chasers, puts the trauma behind her and embraces a new era.

Official aah count: Two (We don’t get an official ‘aah’ until the internal pep-talk with alter-ego Tina Snow at 1:26. Strong finish with an ‘ahh’ on her final note at 3:08.)

8. ‘Sweetest Pie’ (with Dua Lipa)

Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa - Sweetest Pie [Official Video]

Showcasing her pop versatility, Megan Thee Stallion joined forces with Dua Lipa on ‘Sweetest Pie’. Misconstrued as devil worship by some of its more conservative audiences, the video caused some controversy. Taking a swing at society’s fear and demonisation of female sexuality, ‘Sweetest Pie’ is a folklore extravaganza. Reinventing Hansel and Gretel, Megan and Dua lure men into their lair with delicious pie. There’s a vagina dentata vibe. A witch hunt. And a fiery display of female power.

“The symbolism of the video was how when men come for me, I eat they a** up every time. And even when y’all go on y’all’s witch hunts attacking women for whatever reasons y’all make up, we still rise from the ashes stronger than ever.”

Megan Thee Stallion

Special mention to the dancing wall of butts.

Official aah count: Three (1:33, 2:36, 3:23)

7. ‘Plan B

Megan Thee Stallion - Plan B [Official Video]

‘Plan B’ is a work of art. Megan Thee Stallion channels 90s rap in both the beat and her lyrics, while conversely taking the old-school hip-hop mentality and flipping it’s outdated gender norms on their heads.

‘Plan B’ delivers a controlled and empowering rage. The video focuses on that energy – no background dancers, no distractions, just Megan Thee Stallion holding her own, moving impeccably, talking herself up and looking fantastic.

‘Plan B’ also provides three of my favourite words from Megan: “Ladies, love yourself.”  Thank you Megan Thee Stallion, I will.

Official aah count: Four (0:46, 1:25, 1:32 and 2:06)

6.  ‘Big Ole Freak

Megan Thee Stallion - Big Ole Freak [Official Video]

The ‘Big Ole Freak’ music video sees Megan Thee Stallion throwing a party to celebrate her own sexuality, complete with streamers, rainbow balloons, a colourful cake topped with the word ‘FREAK’ and a copious amount of candy.

Notably, in this video, there are more ‘ayes’ – which are another fun Megan adlib, but not to be confused with ‘aah’.

Official aah count: Four (0:16, 1:57, 2:01, and 2:15)

5. ‘Thot Sh*t

Megan Thee Stallion - Thot Shit [Official Video]

‘Thot Sh*t’ is hands down my favourite Megan Thee Stallion video as the rapper takes a feminist stand against vitriolic commentary towards women and claps back at the fundamentally sexist outrage following ‘WAP’.

A misogynistic white senator (inspired by a real republican politician who said some questionable things about ‘WAP’) posts a derogatory comment on Megan’s ‘Body’ video while preparing to pleasure himself. As he goes about his day, he’s then haunted by Megan and her gang of hotties–via a surreal attack of the booty. From getting run over by a garbage truck to having his mouth sewn into a vulva, it’s a bad day to be a sexist.

A clever parody of the horror genre, ‘Thot Shit’ makes reference to Room 237 from The Shining, and the bath tub scene from A Nightmare On Elm Street, as well as an overarching Freddy Kreuger-esque theme around nightmares and reality –  It’s truly genius.

Official aah count: Six (2:02, 2:18, 3:02, 3:09, 3:31 and 4:15)

4. ‘WAP’ (with Cardi B)

Cardi B - WAP feat. Megan Thee Stallion [Official Music Video]

Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B’s patriarchy-shaking hit brought Megan’s ‘aah’ to her largest audience yet. The first of these appears at 0:28.

The video unfolds within an Alice In Wonderland-inspired mansion – a visual reference to the infamous Frank Ski sample ‘W****s In This House’. The duo turn the sample’s insult into something they derive power from and have fun with; moving through a whimsical mansion that clearly worships the female form. There’s the voluptuous statues of women, the big cats, the water fountains, the flooded floors… all cheeky allusions to the track’s titular acronym.

Megan Thee Stallion knew this was going to be a big moment, and as such, ‘WAP’ is a bit of an ‘aah’ party. We get two more ‘aah’s during Megan’s first verse. Hidden in the background track, there’s another three during her chorus. In the second verse, Megan uses an ‘aah’ to cover up an expletive, and finally we’re gifted with a last triumphant ‘aah’ at 2:54.

Official aah count: Eight

3. ‘Hot Girl Summer’ ft. Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign

Megan Thee Stallion - Hot Girl Summer ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign [Official Video]

Megan Thee Stallion is the original hot girl. Her fans are called ‘hotties’. If she’s not opening a song with ‘aah’, it’s ‘real hot girl sh*t’.

‘Hot Girl Summer’ is so much more than a song; it’s a way of life. What started as a 2019 Megan Thee Stallion track, developed into a viral social media trend of women practising self-love and posting confidence-boosting photos of themselves. This turned into a generation-defining movement that, five years later, is still going strong.  

So, what does ‘Hot Girl Summer’ mean? In Megan Thee Stallion’s own words:

“To be you, just having fun. Turning up, driving the boat and not giving a damn about what nobody’s saying.”

The official ‘Hot Girl Summer’ video opens with a young black woman getting ready to go to a party. Feeling a little unsure of herself, she channels her inner Megan. Talking herself up in the mirror, she lets out an aah, and then another, and another (0:32, 0:35, 0:52).

We then jump into a pool party that embodies the ‘Hot Girl Summer’ movement: feel-good, carefree, fun, and sexy energy.

Back to the ‘aah’ business, Megan unleashes a double ‘aah’ in her second verse at 3:27, another double at 3:31, a triple at 3:41, and a signature final ‘aah’ at 4:32.   

With ‘Hot Girl Summer,’ Megan Thee Stallion has created a phrase so powerful that it lives in the minds of almost every Gen-Z and millennial woman across the globe as a means of feeling good about themselves. And honestly, ‘aah’ is an intrinsic part of the Megan movement.

Official aah count: 11

2. ‘Captain Hook

Megan Thee Stallion - Captain Hook [Official Video]

‘Captain Hook’ just makes you want to bounce. This track was featured on Megan Thee Stallion’s 2020 EP Suga. On the surface, the music video may just look like a party in a recording studio, but it’s a lot more nuanced.

The video was a bold statement from Megan Thee Stallion during her legal battle with record label 1501 Certified Entertainment. After learning they were taking a disproportionate cut of her earnings, Megan wanted to renegotiate her contract – Surprise, they were not so keen on the idea.

The ‘Captain Hook’ video shows Megan sitting in a record studio office, making deals, recording music and running things independently. In support of that notion of independence, ‘aah’ really becomes an official lyric rather than an ad-lib – Appearing 12 times throughout the track, including two triple ‘aah’ stacks.

Time stamps here: one at 0:13, a triple ‘aah’ at 0:55, one at 1:10, one at 1:16, one at 1:31, a triple at 1:38 , and a final two at 2:15 and 2:42.

Official aah count: an aahstounding 12

1. ‘Body’

Megan Thee Stallion - Body [Official Video]

With 13 ‘aahs’ in the first 30 seconds of Body we’ve already beaten our previous ‘aah’ record. Taken from Megan Thee Stallion’s debut album Good News, ‘Body’ is a sexually liberating, body-positive homage to the ‘aah’ – Complete with dominatrix outfits, celebrity cameos and steamy choreography.

This one’s for all the ladies who were partial to banana bread and rosé during their covid lockdown. Megan Thee Stallion was inspired during her quarantine period.

“I’m like walking around the living room, freestyling, and appreciating my quarantine body ’cause I feel like I got a little fluffy and thick, and I was like, ‘Baby I still look good,'” 

Megan Thee Stallion

The video is a celebration and reclamation of the female body. Promoting all body shapes, the rapper invited a number of famous black women to join her on the sleek video, including Blac Chyna, Tabria Majors, Jordyn Woods, Maliibu Miitch.

Honestly ‘Body’ gives so much ‘aah’, I can’t confidently promise I caught them all, but according to my count.. It’s 44.

Timestamps, in case you want to go back and listen:
One at 0:06, four between 0:12 – 0:14, four between 0:17-0:19, one at 27:30, three from 0:40-0:43, one at 0:50,  six from 0:52 – 0:56, three at 1:09, two at 1:21, one at 1:31, five between 1:39-1:42, three between 1:50-1:53, one at 2:12,  2:17, six at 2:19-2:23, and a final aah at 2:32.

Official aah count: an almost uncountaahble 44

Megan’s bringing her Hot Girl Summer tour to the UK in July 2024. Find tickets here