100 Great Dance Music Videos from the 2000s (#70-#66)
The following 100 dance music videos of the 2000s are in absolutely no way a comprehensive representation of all the great club hits of the decade. Most club hits did not have music videos, or the video does not feature the dance mix. Also, this is not a critic's list. It's all in fun and there are plenty of cheesy videos on the list. But hopefully the casual pop music fan may be introduced to some of the music they missed, and the card-carrying members of the club community can experience some guilty pleasures and a little nostalgia.
Review of #100-#71:
#100 Peaches- "Set It Off"
#99 Simian Mobile Disco- "Hustler"
#98 The Prodigy- "Omen"
#97 Deep Dish- "Flashdance"
#96 Gorillaz- "Dare"
#95 York- "On the Beach"
#94 Kid Cudi vs. Crookers- "Day 'n' Nite"
#93 Ladytron- "Seventeen"
#92 Safri Duo- "Played Along (The Bongo Song)"
#91 Stonebridge feat. Therese- "Put 'Em High"
#90 Colette- "If"
#89 Layo & Bushwacka- "Love Story"
#88 Moby- "Disco Lies"
#87 Annie- "Chewing Gum"
#86 Yves Larock- "Rise Up"
#85 Faithless- "We Come 1"
#84 Inaya Day- "Nasty Girl"
#83 Puretone- "Addicted to Bass"
#82 Roger Sanchez- "Another Night"
#81 Michael Gray- "The Weekend"
#80 The Knife- "Silent Shout"
#79 The Chemical Brothers- "Galvanize"
#78 Dizzee Rascal feat. Calvin Harris and Chrome- "Dance Wiv Me"
#77 David Guetta vs. The Egg- "Love Won't Let Me Go (Walking Away"
#76 The Crystal Method- "Name of the Game"
#75 Alter Ego- "Rocker"
#74 Mint Royale- "Singin' in the Rain"
#73 Ferry Corsten- "Rock Your Body Rock"
#72 Erika Jayne- "Roller Coaster"
#71 Enur feat. Natasja- "Calabria"
#70 Mason vs. Princess Superstar- "Perfect (Exceeder)"
"Perfect (Exceeder)" was a mash-up between American DJ/emcee Princess Superstar's 2005 single, "Perfect" and the 2006 instrumental single "Exceeder", by the Dutch music producer Iason Chronis, better known as Mason, with help from his musical partner Coen Berrier. The mash-up collaboration was a huge hit in European clubs in late 2006. In early 2007, "Perfect (Exceeder)" reached #3 on the UK and #1 on the UK Dance Chart. Previous to "Perfect (Exceeder)", Princess Superstar was best known for her 2002 #11 UK hit, "Bad Babysitter", and she continues to be high in-demand DJ who plays sets all over the world. Other bootleg versions of Mason's "Exceeder" continued to surface such as "Hollaback Exceeder", a mash-up with Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl".
Cool fact- Princess Superstar's first demo was titled "Mitch Better Get My Bunny".
Various Artists- Ultra Weekend 3 CD
#69 Tomcraft- "Loneliness"
Bavarian DJ/Producer Tomcraft scored a #1 UK hit in 2003 with "Loneliness". The financial success allowed Tomcraft to create the independent electronic music labels Great Stuff Recordings in 2003 and Craft Music in 2005.
Cool fact: Tomcraft had several European hit singles in the 1990s with his long-time collaborator Tom Novy under the moniker Novy vs. Eniac. These included the 1998 #32 UK hit, "Superstar", and the #19 UK hit, "Pumpin'".
Tomcraft- "Loneliness" CD import single
Various Artists- Ultra Trance 2 CD
VA- Ultra Dance 3 CD
Tomcraft- MUC CD Import
#68 Axwell- "I Found U"
Swedish DJ/remixer/producer Axwell's hit, "I Found U" featuring Max C., reached #1 on scores of underground dance charts throughout Europe in 2007 before crossing over to the mainstream and hitting #6 on the UK charts. Axwell was an in-demand remixer throughout the 2000s, producing remixes for artists such as Madonna, Adele, Nelly Furtado, Hard-Fi, Faithless, Moby, Pharell, Room 5 and Usher.
Cool fact: Axwell recorded under the alias Supermode with Steve Angello for the Bronski Beat remix #13 UK hit, "Tell Me Why". The two artists were know as the "Swedish House Mafia".
Axwell- "I Found U" CD single
Various Artists- Louie Devito presents Pacha New York CD
Various Artists- Ultra Music Festival 02 CD
#67 Camille Jones vs. Fedde Le Grande- "The Creeps"
Danish singer/songwriter Camille Jones originally released "The Creeps" in 2004 and included it on her album, Surrender. Dutch DJ Fedde Le Grand completed a remix of the song and by early 2007 it was receiving club play and airplay in the UK and across Europe. "The Creeps" heavily samples Mobb Deep's "Shook Ones Part II". A new video was created and "The Creeps" shot to #7 in the UK and #1 on the UK Dance Chart. It also hit #1 in Spain, #2 in Malta, #14 in Romania, #15 in Australia, #17 in the Netherlands and #22 in Ireland.
Cool fact: The new video to "The Creeps" was inspired by Madonna's "Express Yourself" and the movie, Secretary.
Camille Jones vs. Fedde Le Grand- "The Creeps" MP3
Camille Jones- Surrender CD Import
#66 Ultra Nate- "Automatic"
Legendary house music diva Ultra Nate has scored an amazing 16 top ten hits on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart since 1992 with seven of those hitting #1. In addition to "Automatic", her #1 hits on the chart in the 2000s included "Desire", "Get Up (The Feeling)" and "Give It All You Got". "Automatic", from the album Grime, Silk and Thunder, was a 2007 cover of the Pointer Sisters' 1984 hit. Even though Ultra Nate has had club success in her native U.S., most of her commercial success has been abroad.
Cool fact: In the mid-1990s Ultra Nate's major label, Warner Bros., tried to push her in a more mainstream R&B direction. She fled Warner Bros., joined indie label Strictly Rhythm and the result was her biggest hit, 1997's "Free".
Ultra Nate- Grime, Silk and Thunder CD
Ultra Nate- Alchemy: G.S.T. Reloaded CD
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