100 Great Dance Music Videos from the 2000s (#75-#71)
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-#76:
#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"
Alter Ego is the German acid house duo of Roman Flügel and Jörn Elling Wuttke. Their single, "Rocker" from the album, Transphormer, became one of Europe's defining dance anthems in 2004. It climbed to #32 in the UK and was nominated for top positions in music magazines such as Groove, Raveline, De:Bug, Intro and Spex.
Cool fact: Before changing their name, Alter Ego called themselves Alter Jesus.
#74 Mint Royale- "Singin' in the Rain"
Mint Royale is a big beat electronic duo of Neil Claxton and Chris Baker from Manchester, England. They hit the top 20 of the UK singles chart in the first part of the 2000s with hits like "Don't Falter" and "The Sexiest Man in Jamaica". Chris Baker left the group in 2004, but Neil Claxton continued to release music including the 2005 #20 UK hit remix of "Singin' in the Rain". The song was given a second life in 2008 when it was used by 14-year old street performer George Sampson in the hit tv show, Britain's Got Talent, and re-entered the UK charts, spending two weeks at #1.
Cool fact: Mint Royale's 2005 album, See You in the Morning, which included "Singin' in the Rain", also featured two tracks by then-unknown singer Duffy.
Mint Royale- See You in the Morning CD Import
Ministry of Sound- Ultimate Street Dance CD Import
Mint Royale- "Singin' In the Rain" CD2 single
#73 Ferry Corsten- "Rock Your Body Rock"
After recording under multiple aliases such as System F, Gouryella, Moonman, East West, Cyber F, 4 x4, Digital Control and Eon just to name a few, Dutch DJ/Producer Ferry Corsten released his first album under his own name in 2003 titled Right of Way. "Rock Your Body Rock", the second single from the album following "Punk", reached #11 on the UK Singles Chart and spend two weeks at #1 on the UK Dance Chart. The music video of "Rock Your Body Rock" was nominated in the TMF Dutch MTV Awards.
Cool Fact: Out of Ferry Corsten's ten Gold Singles in the UK, he only uses his real name on "Punk" and "Rock Your Body Rock".
Ferry Corsten- Right of Way CD Import
Ferry Corsten- "Rock Your Body Rock" CD Single
Ferry Corsten- "Rock Your Body Rock" CD Single Import
Ferry Corsten- "Punk" CD Single Import
#72 Erika Jayne- "Roller Coaster"
Atlanta born and raised dance singer Erika Jayne burst onto the US club scene in 2007 with the #1 Billboard Hot Dance Club Play hit, "Roller Coaster". The 2008 follow-up single, "Stars", also hit #1 both tracks are included in her upcoming 2009 album, Pretty Mess. The Guardian says, "Erika Jayne is Madonna trapped in the moment when she recorded the Erotica album."
Cool fact: Eryka Jayne is a huge fan of Prince. For Pretty Mess, she recruited Sheila E. for guest percussion and covers Prince protégé Appolonia's 1984 hit, "Sex Shooter".
Erika Jayne- "Give You Everything" MP3 Album with remixes by Dave Aude, DJ Escape and Johnny Vicious, Moto Blanco and Mike Rizzo.
#71 Enur feat. Natasja- "Calabria"
Enur is actually Danish DJ/Producer Rune Reilly Kølsch, who works with his half-brother Johannes Torpe. Together they released the original version of "Calabria" under the name Rune RK in 2003. The track was remade by Drunkenmonkey and Alex Gaudino. The Alex Gaudino version of "Calabria" was an international hit as a mash-up with Crystal Water's "Destination Unknown" under the title, "Destination Calabria". Kølsch and Torpe released a new version of "Calabria" under the name Enur in 2007 with ragga vocals provided by Danish rapper and ragga singer Natasja Saad. It peaked at #3 in Canada, #3 in Portugal, #9 in France, #43 in the US and #1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay chart. Natasja's chart success was posthumous as she died tragically in a car accident in Jamaica on June 24, 2007. Natasja is the only artist to ever have a postumous #1 hit on Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay Chart.
Cool fact: The success of "Calabria 2007" (sometimes listed as "Calabria 2008") will ensure that Natasja's music will not be forgotten.
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