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    Posted on 3 Feb 2015

    Songs That Definitively Prove The Mid-Noughties Were THE Era For Strutting

    Alternate title: Missy Elliott has always been flawless but there are also other great songs for strutting from this era and here they all are.

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    Yesterday Missy Elliott returned to the stage and reminded everyone that she is the baddest bitch in the entire damn world.

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    But here's the thing, you guys. Missy slayed without even performing her TWO BEST SONGS FOR STRUTTING LIKE A BAD BITCH WHEN YOU'RE WALKING DOWN THE STREET.


    In fact, the mid-noughties in general was the definitive era for music to strut to.

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    1. Aside from "Lose Control," mid-noughties Missy also served us "I'm Really Hot" and "Pass That Dutch," which will have you walking down the street like:

    2. Missy is also featured on Ciara's "1, 2 Step," which will have you one, two, steppin' down the street on your way to work.

    3. While we're talking about Ciara, what about "Get Up ft Chamillionaire"? Dare you to listen to this and not strut.

    4. But it wasn't just Missy and Ciara who had songs to strut to on lock. J. Lo was all over it with "Get Right."

    5. Cassie was on it with "Me & U."

    6. The Pussycat Dolls did you right with "Don't Cha," "Beep" and "Buttons."

    7. Snoop Dogg and Pharrell gave your strut the gift of "Drop It Like It's Hot."

    8. The Black Eyed Peas put the pep back in your step with "My Humps."

    9. And Down Under, The Presets had you strutting to "Are You The One?" And "My People."

    10. Diddy and Christina Aguilera had you struttin' up a storm with "Tell Me."

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    11. While we're on the topic of iconic collaborations, let's just address the tri-fecta that ruled the mid-noughties: Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, and Nelly Furtado. Timbaland's album brought us "Give It To Me" and "The Way I Are." You:

    12. ... Nelly Furtado blessed us with "Promiscuous," "Say It Right" and "Maneater" ...

    13. ... And Justin Timberlake literally put the sexy back into your walk with "SexyBack" and "My Love."

    14. Meanwhile, the legendary Miss Britney Spears released what is probably the greatest song of all time, both in relation to strutting and just in life, "Gimme More."

    15. Oh, and Kelis basically changed all of our sexy walks forever when she released "Milkshake."

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    16. Although none of us knew any of the words, Sean Paul still turned up the heat in our walks "Temperature." So hot, in fact, that we were all like:

    17. Usher had you strutting up to the club like a boss with "Yeah!"

    18. ... And Gwen Stefani had you rocking up to school like you were the Queen Bee with "Hollaback Girl."

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    19. Flo-Rida made us all want boots with (faux) fur trim to strut down the street in with "Low."

    20. And after a few drinks, we all strutted through the club to "Tipsy" by J-Kwon.

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    Here's the entire playlist, for your strutting pleasure.

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