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9 Amazing Movie Tie-In Music Videos From The Turn Of The Millennium

When movie cross-promotion and bubble gum pop were at their peak.

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The turn of the millennium was a strange time for pop music.

Late '90s pop carried over into the early aughts, and brought with it a weird, futuristic feel everyone thought was synonymous with a new millennium. It also brought heavy cross-promotion for music and movies. It seemed you couldn't turn on MTV or VH1 without seeing a music video featuring a scene from some upcoming film. The ultimate goal, however, was to get the stars of the movie into your music video. Here are 9 incredible example of just that:

1. "Kiss Me" by Sixpence None the Richer for She's All That (1999)

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A simple music video for a simple (yet iconic) song to feature on multiple movie soundtracks and on kiss cams across the nation. But the movie that did it first was She's All That. So for this video, stars of the film Rachael Leigh Cook and Freddie Prinze Jr. sit on a bench with the band in a twilit environment while scenes from the movie play on a gauzy screen behind them. And yes, Freddie Prinze Jr. DOES take off Rachel Leigh Cook's glasses before kissing her at one point in the video.

2. "Another Dumb Blonde" by Hoku for Snow Day (2000)

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More well-known for her hit song "Perfect Day"—which was featured heavily on the Legally Blonde soundtrack—Hoku and her video for Snow Day make the list instead because the actors from the flick actually came out to feature in this video. Who knows why they are on a beach when the movie was about a snow day, but also who cares?

3. "I'm Just a Kid" by Simple Plan for The New Guy (2002)

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In which the members Simple Plan each vie for the affections of Eliza Dushku only for her to end up in the arms of DJ Qualls. This scenario is almost as unbelievable as the actual plot to The New Guy, in which DJ Qualls tricks a school into thinking he is cool and thus winning the affections of Eliza Dushku.

4. "(You Drive Me) Crazy" by Britney Spears for Drive Me Crazy (1999)

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This iconic track's video rightfully spends most of its time focused on Britney and her dance moves rather than the stars of the attached movie. This also makes sense considering the fact that the movie was named after the song to seemingly capitalize on its popularity. However, seeing Melissa Joan Hart and Adrien Grenier play bartenders in the club that Britney is performing in is a delight nonetheless.

5. "Supergirl!" by Krystal Harris for The Princess Diaries (2001)

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An obscure song but an important entry on this list because of the movie to which it's attached. Three of the movie's major cast members came to set for this video to star in a weird alternate reality from the film, where Anne Hathaway and your '90s Disney Channel crush Erik Von Detten are a bona fide couple, while Rooney's Robert Schwartzman aka Michael Moscovitz gets shunted to the side. Bonus points if you can spot the Backstreet Boys cameos.

6. "Teenage Dirtbag" by Wheetus for Loser (2000)

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This video is one big dream sequence thought up by Jason Biggs, the titular teenage dirtbag of the video, who only dreams of Mena Suvari asking him to go see Iron Maiden. Sadly, she truly doesn't know what she's missing. Also #neverforget that bucket hat.

7. "Beautiful Stranger" by Madonna for Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

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This video features Madonna supposedly working as a secret agent with Austin Powers, as is set up at the beginning of the video. But all she really does is perform on a stage in a club whilst Austin dances along an ogles her, interspersed with scenes of them driving around in a convertible while she licks his face. So one of Madonna's tamer videos all in all.

8. "Save Me" by Aimee Mann for Magnolia (1999)

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In which Aimee Mann sings in the background of scenes from the movie, with the actors mostly staring blankly and sadly into the distance. This video was actually directed by Magnolia's director Paul Thomas Anderson while filming the movie, so there was no digital manipulation required.

9. "Can't Fight the Moonlight" by LeAnn Rimes for Coyote Ugly (2000)

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In which LeAnn Rimes dances on the bar with stars from the movie whilst singing her song that served as the movie's big, show-stopping finale for Piper Perabo.

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