20 Songs Proving 2004 Was The Best Year In Music

Everyone’s favorite throwback jams from the era of colored iPod minis and awkward middle school dances.

1. 1. Turn Me On - Kevin Lyttle

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The summer dance song that got you going, even despite the singer’s strange high pitched voice

2. 2. Tipsy - J-Kwon

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This one hit wonder is proof enough considering J-Kwon has a VEVO

3. 3. Yeah! - Usher feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris

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Before Usher was rocking red shoes and a leg lift on a spinning chair on The Voice, he had the biggest hit of 2004. Blue laser lights included.

4. 4. Outkast - Hey Ya!

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2004 in music would be nothing without Outkast. With The Way You Move, Roses, and Hey Ya! Outkast made us all shake it like a polaroid picture.

5. 5. Freek-a-Leek - Petey Pablo

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Shameka, Keisha, Tara, Shonda, Sabrina, Crysta, Daronda, Theresa, Felicia, Tenisha, Sha’von, Monica, Monique, Christina, and Yolanda all wondering how Petey Pablo would like it.

6. 6. Dip It Low - Christina Milian

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We would all rather Christina Milian dipped it low instead of telling us to tweet things about The Voice.

7. 7. Get Low - Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz

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The king of crunk knew what was up in 2004. The song that gave us “to the windows, to the wall” I’ll let you finish the rest

8. 8. Milkshake - Kelis

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A euphemism has never been used as well. Bonus points: It all reminds of us the fellow 2004 hit Mean Girls

9. 9. Toxic - Britney Spears

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Pre-crazy/shaved head/beating cars with an umbrella Britney. Plus, c’mon that bejeweled body outfit or her completely unrealistic flight attendant look? Perfect

10. 10. Move Ya Body - Nina Sky

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You never bought the Nina Sky CD, but damn were we all lucky it was on Now 16.

11. 11. Leave (Get Out) - JoJo

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Before she had record label problems she was every teenagers kiss off anthem

12. 12. Pieces of Me - Ashlee Simpson

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It seems like we can all rest our heads on something real back in Ashlee Simpson’s days of her MTV show, Ryan Cabrera, and dyed black hair that led to this love song.

13. 13. The Reason - Hoobastank

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The 6th most popular song from 2004, so as much as we all pretend we never liked Hoobastank we are all lying

14. 14. Meant to Live - Switchfoot

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The song for all us lovers of The O.C. and One Tree Hill trying to be alternative

15. 15. Eamon - F*** It (I Don’t Want You Back)

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The break up song of all break up songs.

16. 16. Suga Suga - Baby Bash feat. Frankie J

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Nothing like singing suga suga how you get so fly

17. 17. Lose My Breath - Destiny’s Child

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The bad ass walking in slow motion song of 2004

18. 18. Drop It Like It’s Hot - Snoop Dogg

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Who needs Snoop Lion when 2004’s Snoop Dogg gave us this slow jam

19. 19. Hey Mama - Black Eyed Peas

Before all the auto tune and strange Superbowl laser shows, there was this club thumper that made us fall in love with Fergie-Ferg

20. 20. This Love - Maroon 5

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The song and video that made us all fall in love with Adam Levine

21. Honorable Mention: Sorry 2004 - Ruben Studdard

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22. Bigger Honorable Mention: Wardrobe Malfunction 2004

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One of the most infamous music performances of the Millennium happened you guessed it, in 2004.

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