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    29 Songs That Will Transport 22-34 Year-Olds To Summer In The 2000s

    These songs feel like summer.

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    1. "Hot In Herre" by Nelly

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    Makes me think of puberty, puffiness, and sweat. Cherish the memz!

    2. "Dilemma" by Nelly & Kelly

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    Just look at those outfits. The early 2000s really did that!

    3. "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" by Eve feat. Gwen Stefani

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    Lyrical genius: "Drop your glasses, shake ya asses, face screwed up like you havin' hot flashes."

    4. "Be With You" by Enrique Iglesias

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    This music video made me gay.

    5. "Doesn't Really Matter" by Janet Jackson

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    All I think about is that damn robot dog in the music video. I still want that shit today.

    6. "Try Again" by Aaliyah

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    Queen, icon, legend, etc.

    7. "Right Thurr" by Chingy

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    Back when it was cool to put bandaids on your face and add the suffix "-urr" to every word.

    8. "Magic Stick" by Lil Kim feat. 50 Cent

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    *Types "Magic Stick/ Lil' Kim/ dirty version/ real" into your LimeWire search engine*

    9. "Happy" by Ashanti

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    Queen of summer anthems: Ashanti.

    10. "Rock Wit You (Awww Baby)" by Ashanti

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    This song smells like sunscreen.

    11. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" by Blu Cantrell

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    We love an early 2000s legend.

    12. "Bootylicious" by Destiny's Child

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    Michelle's most iconic verse they let her sing.

    13. "We Belong Together" by Mariah Carey

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    *Cries because I was 12, single, and my mom wouldn't drive me to the mall*

    14. "Goodies" by Ciara

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    This song made me go wild, TBH (lol).

    15. "Peaches And Cream" by 112

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    Tween me singing this song thinking it was about literal "peaches and cream" is so pure and innocent and wrong.

    16. "I Need A Girl Part 2" by P. Diddy feat. Loon, Ginuwine & Mario Winans

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    Part 1, irrelevant. Can't relate.

    17. "Shake Ya Tailfeather" by P. Diddy feat. Nelly & Murphy Lee

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    One of my favorite early 2000s lyrics is in this song: "Capris cut low so when you shake it I see your thong."

    18. "Never Leave (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh)" by Lumidee

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    Repeats "Uh oooh/ Uh oooh" over and over again because those were the only words you knew.

    19. "P.I.M.P." by 50 Cent

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    To think, I once thought I was *cool* listening to this song.

    20. "Dip It Low" by Christina Milian

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    Christina Milian's second best song after "AM to PM" obviously.

    21. "Get Busy" by Sean Paul

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    SHAKE THAT THING MISS KANA KANA.

    22. "Crazy In Love" by Beyoncé

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    A perennial summer anthem.

    23. "Move Ya Body" by Nina Sky

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    Fun fact: Nina Sky is TWO people.

    24. "Turn Me On" by Kevin Lyttle

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    A forgotten and underrated gem.

    25. "Don't Cha" by the Pussycat Dolls

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    Made me the jealous POS I am today.

    26. "I'm Real" by Jennifer Lopez & Ja Rule

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    This song reminds me of August. IDK why, it just does.

    27. "Where The Party At?" by Jagged Edge feat. Nelly

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    Most iconic use of "Bacardi" in a song ever.

    28. "Maria Maria" by Santana

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    This song was played 6890549086490856908456 times the summer of 2000. I am still sick of it.

    29. "U Remind Me" by Usher

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    Does anyone else think about the part in the music video where Usher humps the tree?OK just me. Bye.

    And here's a playlist, honestly, this is a good one IMO:

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