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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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1. "Low" by Flo Rida feat. T-Pain

Grind factor: 5/5. Does any song scream "2008" more than a collaboration between Flo Rida and T-Pain? I think not.
Warner Music

Grind factor: 5/5. Does any song scream "2008" more than a collaboration between Flo Rida and T-Pain? I think not.

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.
LaFace

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!
Island

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

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.
Cash Money

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.
Capitol

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.

6. "Disturbia" by Rihanna

Grind factor: 3.5/5. A low score in this category for Rihanna, but she practically shits out grinding anthems so we can forgive her.
Def Jam

Grind factor: 3.5/5. A low score in this category for Rihanna, but she practically shits out grinding anthems so we can forgive her.

7. "Whatever You Like" by T.I.

Grind factor: 2/5. More likely you were trying (and failing) to rap along the lyrics.
Atlantic

Grind factor: 2/5. More likely you were trying (and failing) to rap along the lyrics.

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.
LaFace

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.

9. "Womanizer" by Britney Spears

Grind factor: 4/5. A triumphant return to the scene for Miss Godney Jean Spears. If you were a gay middle schooler, this was your JAM.
Jive

Grind factor: 4/5. A triumphant return to the scene for Miss Godney Jean Spears. If you were a gay middle schooler, this was your JAM.

10. "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" by Beyoncé

Grind factor: 5/5. IF YOU LIKE IT YOU SHOULD HAVE GRINDED ON IT.
Columbia

Grind factor: 5/5. IF YOU LIKE IT YOU SHOULD HAVE GRINDED ON IT.

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.
Epic

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.

12. "Don't Stop The Music" by Rihanna

Grind factor: 3.5/5. Remember when Rihanna put out an album every year? SHE HAS SO MANY ICONIC SONGS.
Island

Grind factor: 3.5/5. Remember when Rihanna put out an album every year? SHE HAS SO MANY ICONIC SONGS.

13. "4 Minutes" by Madonna feat. Justin Timberlake and Timbaland

Grind factor: 4/5. I mean, Timbaland is involved. Doesn't get more 2008 than that.
Warner Music

Grind factor: 4/5. I mean, Timbaland is involved. Doesn't get more 2008 than that.

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.
Atlantic

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.

15. "See You Again" by Miley Cyrus

Grind factor: 2/5. Pre-twerking Miley. 2008 was a simpler time.
Hollywood Records

Grind factor: 2/5. Pre-twerking Miley. 2008 was a simpler time.

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.
Interscope

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.

17. "Live Your Life" by T.I. feat. Rihanna

Grind factor: 3.5/5. You totally could lean in to that Rihanna "ay-hay-ay-hay" right?
Atlantic

Grind factor: 3.5/5. You totally could lean in to that Rihanna "ay-hay-ay-hay" right?

18. "Damaged" by Danity Kane

Grind factor: 3.5/5. I miss Danity Kane.
Atlantic

Grind factor: 3.5/5. I miss Danity Kane.

19. "Paper Planes" by M.I.A.

Grind factor: 3/5. This was a great grinding anthem before it started showing up in way too many movie trailers.
Interscope

Grind factor: 3/5. This was a great grinding anthem before it started showing up in way too many movie trailers.

20. "When I Grow Up" by the Pussycat Dolls

Grind factor: 4/5. The world would be a better place if the Pussycat Dolls reunited.
Interscope

Grind factor: 4/5. The world would be a better place if the Pussycat Dolls reunited.

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.
Interscope

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

22. "Let It Rock" by Kevin Rudolf feat. Lil Wayne

Grind factor: 3.5/5. A truly forgotten anthem. I wonder where Kevin Rudolf is today?
Universal Republic

Grind factor: 3.5/5. A truly forgotten anthem. I wonder where Kevin Rudolf is today?

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.
Interscope

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

24. "Piece of Me" by Britney Spears

Grind factor: 4/5. I mean hello, it's BRITNEY.
Jive

Grind factor: 4/5. I mean hello, it's BRITNEY.

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