Oh, the 2000s…what a time for music. And particularly music videos. There were SO MANY iconic videos, but I have to say…they didn’t all age perfectly.
Here are 19 music videos moments that looking back are awkward, cringe, ridiculous, or just sooo 2000s.
I gotta start with the iconic notepad-writing in Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me” music video:
This lil’ “sorry” expression…changed lives.
And also the ending, where the dude inexplicably also has a piece of paper that says “I love you”:
In Nelly’s “Dilemma” (ft. Kelly Rowland), when Kelly “texted” but was actually on an Excel sheet:
In the JoBros’ “SOS,” when Kevin receives this text:
In Justin Bieber’s “One Time,” when Usher calls Justin:
The intro of Rihanna’s “Pon de Replay”:
This “badass” moment in Paramore’s “Misery Business” music video:
Pink’s music video for “Stupid Girls,” which made fun of celebs that seemed like pretty obvious caricatures of Lindsay Lohan and other 2000s female celebs…:
…including celebs with eating disorders:
Just *this* line and accompanying music video moment from Demi Lovato’s “La La Land”:
Everything about the song and video for Katy Perry’s “Ur So Gay,” but especially this moment that shows the song is obviously about Pete Wentz:
Lil Mama’s mom’s advice in the “Lip Gloss” music video:
Britney using her perfume at the beginning of the “Circus” music video:
NSYNC’s marionette dancing in the “Bye Bye Bye” music video:
Avril Lavigne’s random basket in the “Complicated” music video:
And when Britney Spears did the same in “Oops!…I did it again — but she did an outfit change mid-spin…:
…quickly followed by Britney laughing as she pulls off an astronaut’s helmet and his head blows up like a balloon:
Some of the cards in the All-American Reject’s “Dirty Little Secret” music video:
And finally, just…the entire “Here We Go Again” music video.
What 2000s music video moments are still burned in your memory? Let us know in the comments!