Feeling old yet?
Seems like just yesterday we were still enjoying the pleasantries of 2008. Back when Club Penguin was the place to be on a Saturday night, when Instagram wasn’t born yet and cell phones didn’t recognise your face. Good times. And if you’re not yet convinced that is was a banging time to be alive, perhaps these 10 music video throwbacks will do the trick.
FUN FACT: At first glance, you wouldn’t even know these videos were released in 2008. That’s because most of them were re-uploaded in 2009 when VEVO took control of music videos on YouTube. We had to dig to find out when they were truly released to the world!
Kardinal Offishall – “Dangerous” (May 7, 2008)
Dangerous indeed. In 2008, Canada’s hip-hop ambassador Kardinal Offishall splashed onto the world stage and proved he was a force to be reckoned with. Can you tell us which famous DJ makes a cameo appearance in the video? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @umusic!
Madonna & Justin Timberlake– “4 Minutes” (April 3, 2008)
The number of minutes Madonna has reigned Queen of Pop are too many to count. Luckily it only takes four for her to prove she’s still got it. Ten years later and STILL she shows no sign of slowing down.
OneRepublic – “Stop And Stare” (January 28, 2008)
Hot off the heels of their breakout top ten hit “Apologize”, OneRepublic followed things up in 2008 with this massive track. And many more ever since!
Katy Perry – “Hot N Cold” (October 1, 2008)
In 2008, Katy Perry was HOT HOT HOT. Nothing cold about her. What an honor it was to “witness” her rise to fame from the very beginning with this classic hit single.
Maroon 5 & Rihanna – “If I Never See Your Face Again” (April 23, 2008)
Not ifs about it. It’s been ten years full of seeing these faces. With a combined nine albums and countless top ten hits, Maroon 5 and Rihanna have certainly made their mark on music history especially with this stunning duet.
Lil Wayne – “Lollipop” (March 12, 2008)
No one can deny this song was a MAJOR smash. Having spent five weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100, “Lollipop” is Lil Wayne’s most successful single to date and eventually earned him a Grammy for Best Rap Song in 2009.
Lady Gaga – “Just Dance” (May 2008)
The video that started in all. Little did we know over the course of ten years, Gaga would cement her place as one of the most iconic pop stars of our generation. She told us it was “gunna be okay” and that couldn’t have been more of an understatement.
The Killers – “Human” (October 2008)
While their newest album Wonderful Wonderful has been stuck at the top of our playlists for most of last year, we could never forget the great hits that came before it.
Where were you when you first saw these videos? Let us know in the comments or tweet us over @umusic.