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25 Reasons The 2006 VMAs Were Actually Incredible

Ah, the good old days!

1. Beyoncé descended from the frickin' ceiling in a trench coat and knee-high boots during her performance of "Ring the Alarm."

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2. You know who else made quite the entrance? Missy Elliott.

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3. J.Lo wore whatever it is you want to call this — and you know what, she still looked GREAT.

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4. She showed up with her then-husband Marc Anthony and they were so happy together!

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😩 😩 😩

5. My Chemical Romance performed during the preshow from the Top of the Rock!

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6. And speaking of the Top of The Rock...!!!!!!

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7. Champagne was IN. Christina Aguilera, Cassie, and Vanessa Minnillo all made it work.

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8. White was a popular choice, too. I mean, look who wore it.

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Both Rihanna and Beyoncé looked flawless as always!

9. And Jared Leto was still goin' heavy on the eyeliner.

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10. Fall Out Boy was there with Pete Wentz's pet monkey — who may or may not have bitten Shakira that night.

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11. Jesse McCartney. Enough said.

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12. The Black Eyed Peas won Best Hip-Hop Video for "My Humps" and would you check out this pose???

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13. And Panic! at the Disco won Video of the Year for "I Write Sins Not Tragedies."

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14. Look at Ludacris's facial hair. LOOK AT IT!!!

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15. Danity Kane was showstopping even though they weren't color co-or-di-nated.

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16. But the Pussycat Dolls were! Check out these metallics.

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17. The Hills premiered in 2006 so you know Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag were both there.

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18. Rappers Paul Wall and Chamillionaire rocked grillz on the carpet. And by the way, "Grillz" was nominated for Ringtone of the Year. How 'bout that!

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19. Hey! It's the All-American Rejects! Remember "Move Along"???

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20. Shakira and Wyclef Jean performed the classic "Hips Don't Lie."

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21. And who could forget OK Go's iconic treadmill performance?

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22. The cast of Jackass: Number Two were there looking exactly how you remember them.

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23. For some reason, a very small and adorable Abigail Breslin was there!

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24. Hulk Hogan and James Blunt took this random-ass photo together.

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Ed Hardy!

25. And Lil Jon wore the greatest chain ever made.

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Oh, 2006. You were a good year.

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