Music·Posted on Nov 6, 201729 British Songs Everyone Under The Age Of 21 Needs To Listen ToConsider this a musical education from your ancestors.by Tabatha LeggettBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. "What Took You So Long?", Emma Bunton Virgin Emma Bunton was the best Spice Girl and anyone who says otherwise is a liar. 2. "Because We Want To", Billie Piper Virgin Fun fact: "Because We Want To", aka the feminist anthem of the '00s, was the official song of the 1999 Women's World Cup. 3. "Mickey", Lolly Radical Choice It was a school disco classic that will forever remain in our hearts. 4. "Murder on the Dance Floor", Sophie Ellis-Bextor Polydor From the way she pronounced "dahhhnce floor" to her glittery green eyeshadow, everything about this song was iconic. 5. "When You’re Gone", Mel C and Bryan Adams A&M I genuinely feel bad that the kids of today weren't blessed with the same calibre of singer as we were. 6. "Dreams", Gabrielle Go Beat When they finally make the movie of my life, this song will play over every significant life change montage. 7. "Crazy Chick", Charlotte Church Sony BMG Pre- Gavin Henson, post- classical music Charlotte was iconic in every way. 8. "Scandalous", Mis-Teeq Telstar Destiny's Child who? 9. "Dumb", The 411 Sony Music A true Sing Star classic. 10. "Colourblind", Darius Mercury The kids of today may know him as an actor, they may have even seen that Pop Idol clip of his "Baby One More Time" cover, but have they heard this absolute banger?? 11. "Sweet Dreams My LA Ex", Rachel Stevens Polydor She was too good for S Club anyway. 12. "Dy-na-mi-tee", Ms Dynamite Polydor Sing me every lyric or gtfo. 13. "It Feels So Good", Sonique Phantom Sound This was the song of the summer. 14. "Flowers", Sweet Female Attitude WEA Everything from about this music video, from the Clip Art flowers to the frosted eyeshadow, screams '00s. 15. "Anyone of Us", Gareth Gates BMG If you didn't speculate over whether this song was about Jordan, what were you even doing in 2002? 16. "21 Seconds", So Solid Crew Relentless If you don't end up singing this every time you do karaoke, you can see yourself out. 17. "Power of a Woman", Eternal EMI The theme of every single one of my hen dos will be based on this song, and this song alone. 18. "Look At Me", Geri Halliwell EMI I will never forgive Geri for abandoning the Spice Girls but I can't deny that she released some timeless classics. 19. "7 Days", Craig David Wildstar He may be back in the charts, but the children of today need to understand why he's here and what he did Monday-Sunday. 20. "Whole Again", Atomic Kitten Virgin The hairstyle that all three of Atomic Kitten have in this video was the hairstyle of the '00s. 21. "Pure Shores", All Saints London Records Back when girl groups were just allowed to dress comfy, this was an absolute tune. 22. "Perfect Moment", Martine McCutcheon Virgin If you only recognise Martine McCutcheon from Love Actually then shame on you. 23. "Out Of Your Mind" True Steppers and Dane Bowers ft. Victoria Beckham Virgin Idk why people say Victoria Beckham can't sing because ummmm she clearly can?? 24. "Ugly", Sugababes Island Such a responsible message, such a poignant music video, SUCH A GOOD BAND. 25. "Leave Right Now", Will Young BMI OK he clearly shouldn't have won Pop Idol. But "Leave Right Now" was a 10/10 tune and there's no denying it. 26. "Nu Flow", Big Brovaz Sony An absolute pre-drinking classic. 27. "These Words", Natasha Bedingfield Photogenic Everyone knows "Unwritten" because of The Hills but "These Words" was her best work. There, I said it. 28. "I Turn To You", Melanie C Virgin Legitimately the greatest song ever recorded. 29. "Reach", S Club 7 Polydor The only thing more perfect than the song itself is that rainbow dance move everyone used to do.