You're at a wedding. The guys have wrapped their ties around their heads. The gals have kicked their heels off. Everyone waits with anticipation while the DJ preps his disks - what cheesy classic from our teenage disco days will he crank out next?
Those are the songs that are very, very bad but they still resonate with us, because, memories. We only listen to them when they come on randomly, of course, but some of the music videos that we watched on Top Thirty Hits when we were supposed to have been doing our homework have been ingrained in our minds, such is the cringe. So, with that in mind, we've come up with ten of the most hilariously bad music videos from the '00s, especially for you.
Get the metallic t-shirts and baggy pants ready and start working on your coordinated dance moves.
- CHEEKY GIRLS - Basically any of their videos
There was always a feeling that you accidentally flicked over to BabeStation or TelevisionX whenever you saw a music video for The Cheeky Girls.
- HEIDI MONTAG - Higher
Beach? Check. Running in a swimsuit? Check. Black-and-white footage from a side angle? Check. Yes, Heidi Montag's filmed-on-a-camera-borrowed-from-her-mate music video for Higher was late-2000s realness.
- BAHA MEN - Who Let The Dogs Out?
Who, indeed, the let the dogs out? This question has plagued philosophers, intellectuals and the writing staff of countless scholarly journals across the ages. Shout-out to the fish-eye camera operator, too. He / she was working overtime on this one.
- THE CALLING - Wherever You Will Go
Did anyone not clock that the singer was basically doing a bad Eddie Vedder impression? Also, the amount of water around the band's equipment was a shock hazard. Plus, the singer's just standing there, watching Tattoo Lady smash up an apartment. What's that about? So many questions.
- DIDO - Here With Me
Imagine if she tried to walk down the middle of O'Connell Street? She'd have lasted about two minutes before some taxi driver ploughed her out of it. Also, can you name the TV series this song was used in? Answers on a postcard, please.
- CHRISTINA MILIAN - AM to PM
It's the final bit when she's in bed and just mouths AM to PM at you that makes it. As if she'd get into bed with a full face of make up - INTACT - after a night out.
- MARIAH CAREY and WESTLIFE - Against All Odds
Those blue glasses and Brian McFadden's questionable haircut. Mariah Carey staring off forlornly and the half-opened shirts.
- PARIS HILTON - Stars Are Blind
Paris Hilton had a music career and we, as a species, allowed that to happen. Also, let's hope UB40 got a big, fat, greasy lump of money for this because they deserve it.
- TRUE STEPPERS feat. VICTORIA BECKHAM and DANE BOWERS - Outta Your Mind
"OK, so Victoria Beckham is like this leather-clad dancer person who lives in a warehouse with lasers. Dane, your Audi TT gets taken over and magically takes you to Victoria. You then take off your parka jacket a few times and Victoria beats the crap out of people. It'll make sense, trust me." It didn't. At all.
- SIX - There's A Whole Lotta Lovin' Goin' On
Please rise for the National Anthem as performed by Not Steps.