Music has been engrained in our lives from good days to bad. Ever listened to Jay Z and Alicia Keys’ “Empire State of Mind” while walking through New York City feeling unstoppable? Or maybe you’ve wiped your own tears to Mariah Carey’s “Heartbreaker” after a tough break up. Throwback videos bring up the best and worst memories but more importantly, defining moments that have shaped the person you are today. Get a kick out of these throwback videos from years past. This is nostalgia at its finest.
“Empire State of Mind” by Jay Z featuring Alicia Keys 2009 (5 years ago)
Jay Z and Alicia Keys created New York City’s new anthem in 2009. This song was heard throughout all five boroughs and in every bodega in the city. This is a true throwback classic in the form of another throwback series: Pop Up Video.
“Drop it like it’s Hot” by Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell 2004 (10 years ago)
Snoop Dogg and Pharrell owned every club and basement party with this banger. Thanks to these guys, the *driving my whip* move became “a thing”.
“Heartbreaker” by Mariah Carey featuring Jay Z 1999 (15 years ago)
Mariah Carey spent a ton of money on this video but she proved she could dance, act and do all of her own stunts. Mimi explains more about the work that went into filming below but after watching this throwback, we know Nick Cannon might go for that “just wanted to say hi” text and it probably won’t end well.
“All I Wanna Do” by Sheryl Crow 1994 (20 years ago)
Sheryl Crow said it best when she said, “All I wanna do is have some fun.” This is definitely the most appropriate throwback song for a lovely Saturday or any day for that matter.
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