YouTube Nation: the Best Music Videos of 00’s

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As I state in my author bio: I hate YouTube. I can’t figure out why, it’s probably totally irrational, but I really do hate it. If you send me a YouTube link, it will take a hell of a lot of convincing for me to click it. That said, these five videos have all caused me to break my golden rule and succumb to my least favorite website.
YouTube Nation: the Best Music Videos of 00’s

5ick in a Box – The Lonely Island ft. Justin Timberlake

No. I’m not kidding. And if you think I am, just go back to (shudder) YouTube and watch the video again. It is brilliant and hilarious and raunchy in all the right ways. What makes it unique is that the visual and musical concept was created at the same time. One cannot exist without the other. In fact, the song on its own is just kind of sad, and the video without the song is really lascivious. But together it is a comical, musical, and visual feat achieved by none other than a group of improvisational actors and an ex-boy-band-heart-throb. Who would’ve thought!
Regardless of whether you share my hatred for YouTube or not (I have yet to find someone who does) there is no denying that these five videos are hallmarks of the 2000s. The viral nature of all these videos means that there is not a wall, ocean, nor landmass that they haven’t crossed. That is, I admit to the beauty of YouTube and our globalized society (for all its other faults). These five videos are the best illustration of the different elements of visual art and music during this time period. They are, for lack of a better phrase, the best of the best that the 2000s had to offer – and if you don’t believe me, just check out their number of hits on YouTube.

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