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11 Summer Music Videos That Could've Only Come Out 10 Years Ago

As '05 as your popped-collar polo.

As this year's fierce Song Of The Summer debate rages on, it's worth remembering how a decade ago, we were fighting over the same thing. Except the songs were different. And we hardly ever listened to them online (because we had our sweet first-gen iPod Minis, duh).

Music videos during the '05 summer were different too, mainly in their ridiculously bright, lucid, almost comic-bookish color schemes. Seriously, every video was like an American Eagle commercial or an impromptu pool party. It was all pretty great, even if it looks a bit dated now.

Still, we get a twinge of nostalgia whenever we see these delicious time capsules of the mid-2000s. Which one was your go-to visual indulgence alllll the way back 10 years ago?

  1. Fall Out Boy - "Sugar, We're Goin Down"

    Faux trucker hats, taxidermy bears, clever T-shirts -- OK, this might actually be an American Eagle commercial.

  2. The Pussycat Dolls ft. Busta Rhymes - "Don't Cha"

    Even Busta got the bright colors memo.

  3. Rihanna - "Pon De Replay"

    When hip-huggers = chic and high-waisted = bleak.

  4. The All-American Rejects - "Dirty Little Secret"

    Because NOTHING screams 2005 more loudly than PostSecret.

  5. Ciara ft. Ludacris - "Oh"

    A be-grilled mouth speaking into a brick-sized cell phone. Yup.

  6. Green Day - "Holiday"

    Angsty mall-punk would never climb higher...

  7. My Chemical Romance - "Helena"

    ...until MCR hooked the theater kids.

  8. Ludacris ft. Bobby V - "Pimpin' All Over The World"

    Luda's braids are a dead '05 giveaway.

  9. Chris Brown ft. Juelz Santana - "Run It!"

    He was a legit baby here.

  10. Weezer - "Beverly Hills"

    E!'s "The Girls Next Door" premiered on August 7, 2005, right around the time this tune was creeping 'round the Billboard charts.

  11. Mariah Carey - "We Belong Together"

    Starring "Prison Break"'s Wentworth Miller? Case closed, dude.