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24 Songs That Will Make You Flashback To Grinding In 2008

Find some love in this club (but only if you're wearing Apple Bottom jeans and boots with the fur.)

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2. "Love In This Club" by Usher feat. Young Jeezy


Grind factor: 4/5. A little slinkier than "Low," this is more your jam when it's later in the night and you're looking to bring someone home.


3. "Touch My Body" by Mariah Carey


Grind factor: 3.5/5. Mariah knows how to craft a banger, but let's be honest, this is more an anthem for the gals and the gays, and we're OK with that. Also, remember how Kenneth from 30 Rock is in the video? 2008!

4. "Lollipop" by Lil Wayne feat. Static Major

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Grind factor: 3/5. Lil Wayne is the master of taking an inanimate object and making it sexual. Honestly, lollipops might have been too easy a task for him.

5. "I Kissed A Girl" by Katy Perry


Grind factor: 3/5. Amazing song, a little more difficult to grind to. But you definitely sweatily shouted the lyrics at your middle school dance.


8. "So What" by Pink


Grind factor 2.5/5. Again, more likely you were angrily shouting the lyrics to this song — but who knows, you could grind to a dial tone in middle school, the hormones were that insane.

11. "Sexy Can I" by Ray J feat. Yung Berg


Grind factor: 4.5/5. Ray J's two contributions to society are being Kim Kardashian's first stepping stone to stardom and this song. You done good, Ray J. You done good.


14. "American Boy" by Estelle feat. Kanye West


Grind factor: 2.5/5. A little too poppy to be a serious grind anthem, but enough bounce in the beat to make it possible.

16. "Clumsy" by Fergie


Grind factor: 3.5/5. Honestly, few artists did more than Fergie in the mid- to late-2000s to contribute to middle and high school dance grinding. Bless.


21. "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" by Soulja Boy Tell 'Em


Grind factor: 2.5/5. Deceptively difficult to grind to. Also, it blew your teenage mind when you looked up "Superman" on Urban Dictionary.

23. "The Way I Are" by Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson


Grind factor: 4/5. Despite the grammatically incorrect song title, this anthem BANGS because it's a Timbaland joint, DUH.

And here's a BOPPIN' playlist of all your favorite 2008 jams:


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