100 Great Dance Music Videos from the 2000s (#85-#81)
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-#86:
#100 Peaches- "Set It Off"
#99 Simain 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"
Faithless is a British electronica band made up of Maxi Jazz, Rollo and Sister Bliss, who broke onto the international scene with the 90's hits, "Salva Mea" and "Insomnia" from the album, Reverence. "We Come 1", the first single from their third album, Outrospective, reached #3 in the UK, #3 in the Netherlands and #3 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart.
Cool fact: Rollo's sister, singer Dido, has been featured on every Faithless album.
Faithless- "We Come 1 (Rollo & Sister Bliss Remix)" MP3
Faithless- Outrospective CD import
Faithless- Forever Faithless- The Greatest Hits CD
#84 Inaya Day- "Nasty Girl"
Music by New York City singer Inaya Day was a staple in U.S. Dance Clubs over the 2000s. She had a string of top ten Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart hits including "Movin' Up", "The Glamorous Life", "U Spin Me", and the #1 hits "Can't Stop Dancin'" and "Lift It Up." "Nasty Girl" , a cover of the 1982 hit by Vanity 6, peaked at #6 in 2005 and crossed the Atlantic to hit #9 in the UK.
Cool fact: Inaya Day first hit the club scene by performing vocals on the classic 1990s hits, "Keep Pushin'" and "Hold Your Head Up High" by Boris Dlugosch presents Boom! and "Horny" by Mousse T.
#83 Puretone- "Addicted to Bass"
Josh Abrahams and Amiel Daemion hit with "Addicted to Bass" in 1998 in their native Australia, but changed their name to Puretone for the international release as to not be confused with the music producer, Josh Abraham. In 2002, the single was an international hit, reaching #2 on the UK Singles Chart and #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart.
Cool fact: Josh Abrahams co-produced Baz Luhrman's 1998 hit, "Everybody's Free (to Wear Sunscreen)" and the soundtrack to the 2001 film, Moulin Rouge
Various Artists- Addicted to Bass CD import
Puretone- Stuck in a Groove CD import
#82 Roger Sanchez- "Another Chance"
Roger Sanchez is a Dominican-American international celebrity DJ who struck gold with his first major label production album, 2001's First Contact, and the #1 UK hit, "Another Chance". The song is based around a sample of Toto's "I Won't Hold You Back".
Cool fact: Roger Sanchez won a Grammy Award in 2004 for Best Remixed Recording for his remix of No Doubt's "Hella Good".
Roger Sanchez- First Contact CD import
Roger Sanchez- Renaissance 3D CD import
#81 Michael Gray- "The Weekend"
Michael Gray is a DJ/producer who is half of the successful production/remixing duo, Full Intention. "The Weekend" contains a sample of Kerr's "Back at Ya" and features UK vocalist Shena. In 2004, the track reached #1 in Australia and #7 in the UK. Gray followed it with the hits, "Borderline" and "Somewhere Beyond".
Cool fact: "The Weekend" was used in an episode of Ugly Betty, and several commercials, including Honda.