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9 Music videos from the '00s that’ll have you weeping tears of nostalgic joy

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Here at heat, we're BIG fans of the noughties. The music, the fashion, the insanely good TV shows - wasn't it just a great decade? But best of all, the '00s was a time when some incredible music videos were released (remember Beyoncé's Single Ladies?!). How could you forget!

To celebrate the fact that Butlin's will be throwing some EPIC '00s music events with appearances from the likes of Atomic Kitten, S Club Party, B*witched and Tinchy Stryder (OMG), we've decided to round up our all-time fave music videos from the noughties.

1. Britney Spears' Toxic

What do you get if you mix Britney with an airplane, a ring of fire, a buff topless dude on a motorcycle, and several costume and wig changes? You get the iconic Toxic video, that's what.

We're still not entirely sure why she goes to such effort to poison some random guy, but we do know that her crazed antics make for a totally mesmerising music video.

2. Lady Gaga's Bad Romance

One word springs to mind when we think of this vid: SURREAL. As well as the weird costumes, the storyline of this video involves Gaga getting kidnapped by a group of supermodels, who then drug her and sell her to the Russian mafia. Erm, what?

3. Atomic Kitten's The Tide Is High

Can you believe that it's been 16 years since this classic music video was released? GOD we feel old.

The most weird and wonderful standout parts of this vid have to be the neon rainbow background and the mirrored palm tree. We wonder if Atomic Kitten will be bringing any of these props to the Butlin's parties? We really hope so.

4. Beyoncé's Single Ladies

Erm, is this THE best music video from the '00s? With Bey's amazing dancing, we definitely think so.

Plus, here's a weird fact: this masterpiece of a music video took around 12 hours to film. That's approximately the length of a whole season of Game Of Thrones. Wowza.

5. Missy Elliott's Get Ur Freak On

This iconic video is where we first fell in love with hip-hop dancing. Also can we just discuss the BIZARRE moment when Missy spat into her backup dancer's mouth???? Will there ever be a time in our lives when this makes sense????

6. Usher's Yeah!

Whoever's idea it was to put Usher in front of a bright blue laser light in a club was frankly pure GENIUS. Because let's face it, when you're Usher, you don't need any fancy frills to make a GEM of a music video - a laser beam will suffice.

7. Mr C The Slide Man's Cha-Cha Slide

We only have this to say: "Sliiiide to the left, sliiiiide to the right, take it back now y'all, CHA CHA NOW Y'ALL."

8. S Club 7's Reach

Isn't this a fabulous blast from the past? We watched this video on repeat SO many times that we can still remember the exact choreography to the chorus. Maybe we'll whip out our dance moves when they perform at the Butlin's party.

9. Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya and Pink's Lady Marmalade

Themed like the Moulin Rouge, this saucy music video saw all four singers dress up in sexy lingerie while singing "Voulez vous coucher avec moi ce soir". And of course, we couldn't forget to mention the mega insane hair and makeup styles that they all rocked. Girl squad #GOALS.

Fancy getting your groove on at a '00s themed party? Then check out these Butlin's Back Together: Back To The 2000s events, where there will be performances from the likes of '00s legends Tinchy Stryder, S Club Party, Cascada and Atomic Kitten. Oh, and remember, fancy dress is welcome!

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