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29 Songs That Will Take You Back To Your 2001 Formal

This playlist will take you back.

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1. "Lady Marmalade" - Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa & Pink

It doesn't get more iconic than this.
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It doesn't get more iconic than this.

2. "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" - Kylie Minogue

There was definitely at least one girl at your formal who took style inspiration from this video clip.
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There was definitely at least one girl at your formal who took style inspiration from this video clip.

3. "Can't Fight The Moonlight" - LeAnn Rimes

You probably stole some dance moves from Coyote Ugly to go along with it.
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You probably stole some dance moves from Coyote Ugly to go along with it.

4. "I'm A Slave 4 U" - Britney Spears

You DEFINITELY stole some dance moves from Britney. And likely got in trouble, if your teachers were around.
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You DEFINITELY stole some dance moves from Britney. And likely got in trouble, if your teachers were around.

5. "Family Affair" - Mary J. Blige

If you forgot about this song you're long overdue for another listen.
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If you forgot about this song you're long overdue for another listen.

6. "Hanging By A Moment" - Lifehouse

It perfectly captured all those teen ~feelings~.
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It perfectly captured all those teen ~feelings~.

7. "It Wasn't Me" - Shaggy

The most bangin' song about cheating.
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The most bangin' song about cheating.

8. "Case Of The Ex" - Mýa

And the best one about exes.
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And the best one about exes.

9. "Teenage Dirtbag" - Wheatus

You were a teenage dirtbag, and proud.
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You were a teenage dirtbag, and proud.

10. "Ride With Me" - Nelly

HEY! MUST BE THE MONEEEEY!
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HEY! MUST BE THE MONEEEEY!

11. "Me, Myself & I" - Scandal'Us

Remember them?
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Remember them?

12. "All Rise" - Blue

And these guys?!
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And these guys?!

13. "Ms Jackson" - OutKast

Back before you could hear the song without thinking about "four eels".
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Back before you could hear the song without thinking about "four eels".

14. "Strawberry Kisses" - Nikki Webster

Admit it. You loved this song.
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Admit it. You loved this song.

15. "Thank God I'm A Country Boy" - Hampton The Hampster

Yeah. This was a thing.
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Yeah. This was a thing.

16. "Wassup" - Da Muttz

And so was this. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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And so was this. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

17. "Bad Boy For Life" - P. Diddy & The Bad Boy Family

The one song that got literally every boy in your year on the dance floor.
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The one song that got literally every boy in your year on the dance floor.

18. "Independent Women (Part 1)" - Destiny's Child

And the one that got all the girls up.
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And the one that got all the girls up.

19. "It's Raining Men" - Geri Halliwell

HALLELUJAH.
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HALLELUJAH.

20. "Kryptonite" - 3 Doors Down

I mean, it didn't have the greatest beat to dance to, but they played it anyway.
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I mean, it didn't have the greatest beat to dance to, but they played it anyway.

21. "Don't Mess With The Radio" - Nivea

Don't lie, you counted the lyrics off on your hand.
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Don't lie, you counted the lyrics off on your hand.

22. "Let's Get Married" - Jagged Edge ft. Reverend Run

Literally no one wanted to get married, but everyone wanted to dance to this song.
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Literally no one wanted to get married, but everyone wanted to dance to this song.

23. "What Would You Do?" - City High

This was so heavy in hindsight.
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This was so heavy in hindsight.

24. "Everytime You Need Me" - Fragma

Peak 2001 banger.
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Peak 2001 banger.

25. "I'm A Believer" - Smash Mouth

Shrek truly blessed us.
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Shrek truly blessed us.

26. "Because I Got High" - Afroman

What a time.
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What a time.

27. "Again" - Lenny Kravitz

Perfect for that melancholy slow dance with your high school bae.
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Perfect for that melancholy slow dance with your high school bae.

28. "It's Over" - Kurupt

Your fave song you probably forgot about.
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Your fave song you probably forgot about.

29. "Where The Party At?" - Jagged Edge

If this wasn't played at your formal, it was definitely cranking at the after party.
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If this wasn't played at your formal, it was definitely cranking at the after party.

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