A Look Back at Some Iconic 2000’s Music Videos
By: Julia Prendergast
Are you getting a little bored of Netflix re-runs? Take a trip through time and ‘Lose Yourself’ in some of these iconic music video classics.
‘Lose Yourself’ by Eminem
It’s hard to believe Eminem’s classic hit ‘Lose Yourself’ came out in 2002. It was the first rap song to win an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2006. While he missed the award show that year (he fell asleep while watching cartoons with his daughter), you can catch him making up for it at the 2020 Oscar’s!
‘Oops! I Did it Again’ by Britney Spears
Nothing beats some old-school Britney! From ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time‘ to ‘Slave 4 U‘, she has earned her place on everyone’s 2000’s playlists.
‘Can’t Tell Me Nothing’ by Kanye West
As Kanye himself said, “I miss the old Kanye, straight from the go Kanye, chop up the soul Kanye”. While we love his new music, nothing beats some classic Ye.
‘I Write Sins Not Tragedies’ by Panic! At The Disco
Panic! At The Disco’s video for I Write Sins Not Tragedies earned third place on Billboard’s Best 2000’s Video poll, and for good reason! Live vicariously through the band and get lost in the surreal imagery.
‘Milkshake’ by Kelis
Believe it or not, this song was originally offered to Britney Spears! We’re glad Kelis got to put her spin on it, and so was everyone else – it came out at number 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and was later nominated for a Grammy.
‘Crank That’ by Soulja Boy
You may have been living under a rock if you weren’t doing Soulja Boy’s ‘Crank That’ dance after the song came out in 2007.
‘Sk8er Boy’ by Avril Lavigne
This was the millennial’s break-up song before they even knew what a break-up really was. If you miss Avril, check out her 2020 album, ‘Head Above Water‘!
‘Hey Ya!’ by OutKast
OutKast is one of the most popular groups in hip-hop history, for good reason! The duo signed their first record deal when they were only 17 years old, before going on to rack up the awards and even a feature film.