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Subject: Pre-1998 Y2K music videos!

Written By: Early2010sGuy on 06/21/19 at 4:00 pm

My Lovin by En Vogue (1992) My favourite early 90s song at the moment! But back to the topic, you can tell it looks Y2K because of their metallic dresses and bodysuits, and the aesthetic of the background also looks kinda like from 1999/2000 with the Blue background and white lightbulbs. Interesting to see a Y2K/New Jack Swing mix here...
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Waterfalls by TLC, 1994. Despite the mellow beat, the lyrics make me sad. But here, you can see some 3D CGI effects here and shiny clothing, as well as the blue sea aesthetic. But the majority still looks mid 90s.
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Unfortunately, due to the 2 video limit rule, I cant add more at the moment, but yeah, Y2K elements actually didnt start in 1998, this is where its origins came in, taking inspiration from the 80s vaporwave aesthetic.

Subject: Re: Pre-1998 Y2K music videos!

Written By: Dundee on 06/23/19 at 7:35 am

"80s vaporwave aesthetic"???????????

Vaporwave wasn't even a thing prior to 2010's release of "Eccojams", and what have the 80s anything to do with the Y2K?

Subject: Re: Pre-1998 Y2K music videos!

Written By: Early2010sGuy on 06/23/19 at 2:47 pm


"80s vaporwave aesthetic"???????????

Vaporwave wasn't even a thing prior to 2010's release of "Eccojams", and what have the 80s anything to do with the Y2K?


Whoops lol, I mean neon aesthetic shown in Tron and Max Headroom lol, but Y2K takes cues from it with the futurism, bright colors, and chrome fonts. Yes, they do look completely different, but the Y2K aesthetic just builds upon it, watch this Y2K music video from Destiny's Child, you can tell it takes inspiration from the 80s aesthetic.

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Subject: Re: Pre-1998 Y2K music videos!

Written By: Dundee on 06/23/19 at 4:59 pm


Whoops lol, I mean neon aesthetic shown in Tron and Max Headroom lol, but Y2K takes cues from it with the futurism, bright colors, and chrome fonts. Yes, they do look completely different, but the Y2K aesthetic just builds upon it, watch this Y2K music video from Destiny's Child, you can tell it takes inspiration from the 80s aesthetic.

There's hardly any 80s inspiration in most of the Y2K music videos though. That video is an exception since it's a direct hommage to the 80s with the "Edge of Seventeen" sample and the Michael Jackson-like choreography. And tbh, besides a neon lighting here and there there's not much visual hommage. It's very different to your typical 80s music video.

This is what I would call a pretty stereotypical 80s music video (at least mid to late 80s): obsession with neon lighting, heavy use of darkness-lighting contrast and flat geometric shapes.
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Otherwise this is a clearly stereotypical Y2K video: obsession with metallic and glossy surfaces, loads of close-up shots and wonky CGI/3Diness
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Pretty much opposites in every way.

Edit: Also Futurism is this:
https://d1e4pidl3fu268.cloudfront.net/def51737-6b26-409e-b083-c2738e4ec2ab/untitledumbertoboccioni191134ee169f.crop_610x458_0,43.preview.jpg
Not whatever you think it is.

Subject: Re: Pre-1998 Y2K music videos!

Written By: Early2010sGuy on 06/23/19 at 10:16 pm



Edit: Also Futurism is this:
https://d1e4pidl3fu268.cloudfront.net/def51737-6b26-409e-b083-c2738e4ec2ab/untitledumbertoboccioni191134ee169f.crop_610x458_0,43.preview.jpg
Not whatever you think it is.


Jeez, that looks scary!  :o Not everything or everyone is going to hell... I mean- That might happen in 1 billion years when the sun becomes 10% brighter, and the Earth's surface temperature rises to 47 degrees Celsius, but even then, civilization would be a Type 3 or 4 already on the Kardashev Scale then, meaning that the entire Galaxy or even other galaxies would've already been colonized. That photo is not what people in the 80s or Y2K era wanted lol, we want advanced technology, flying cars, smartphones (Already common), holograms, etc. Not that picture.

Subject: Re: Pre-1998 Y2K music videos!

Written By: Early2010sGuy on 06/23/19 at 10:24 pm

But back to the main topic, Rhythm is a dancer also has semi-Y2K elements. Shiny clothing, 3D effects, and coding effects were used, but it is also heavily 80s inspired. But this is what help build up the Y2K aesthetic.

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Creep by TLC (1994), isn't a Y2K music video because it has a more B&W look and feel to it, but the clothes shown are colorful and somewhat metallic.

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Subject: Re: Pre-1998 Y2K music videos!

Written By: exodus08 on 06/24/19 at 3:36 pm


But back to the main topic, Rhythm is a dancer also has semi-Y2K elements. Shiny clothing, 3D effects, and coding effects were used, but it is also heavily 80s inspired. But this is what help build up the Y2K aesthetic.

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Creep by TLC (1994), isn't a Y2K music video because it has a more B&W look and feel to it, but the clothes shown are colorful and somewhat metallic.

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Rhythm is a dancer came out in '92, nothing '80s esque about it. Not every music video was inspired by the 80s in the early 90s.

Subject: Re: Pre-1998 Y2K music videos!

Written By: Early2010sGuy on 06/27/19 at 4:29 pm

Scream By Michael Jackson and Janet (1995), 3D effects, CGI, the futuristic aesthetic, spaceship, etc. Another New Jack Swing/Y2K hybrid!
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Subject: Re: Pre-1998 Y2K music videos!

Written By: Dundee on 06/27/19 at 5:19 pm


Scream By Michael Jackson and Janet (1995), 3D effects, CGI, the futuristic aesthetic, spaceship, etc. Another New Jack Swing/Y2K hybrid!
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That's actually a pretty good assertion! It does look ahead of its time. The shoddy song is a bummer tho

Subject: Re: Pre-1998 Y2K music videos!

Written By: Early2010sGuy on 06/28/19 at 11:12 am


That's actually a pretty good assertion! It does look ahead of its time. The shoddy song is a bummer tho


To me, I liked the song, it was catchy for me lol

Subject: Re: Pre-1998 Y2K music videos!

Written By: Howard on 06/28/19 at 1:22 pm


That's actually a pretty good assertion! It does look ahead of its time. The shoddy song is a bummer tho


Why is it shoddy?

Subject: Re: Pre-1998 Y2K music videos!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/19 at 3:26 pm


My Lovin by En Vogue (1992) My favourite early 90s song at the moment! But back to the topic, you can tell it looks Y2K because of their metallic dresses and bodysuits, and the aesthetic of the background also looks kinda like from 1999/2000 with the Blue background and white lightbulbs. Interesting to see a Y2K/New Jack Swing mix here...


Waterfalls by TLC, 1994. Despite the mellow beat, the lyrics make me sad. But here, you can see some 3D CGI effects here and shiny clothing, as well as the blue sea aesthetic. But the majority still looks mid 90s.


Unfortunately, due to the 2 video limit rule, I cant add more at the moment, but yeah, Y2K elements actually didnt start in 1998, this is where its origins came in, taking inspiration from the 80s vaporwave aesthetic.
Btw, I keep reading the title of this topic as "Pre-1998 YAK music videos!" http://www.inthe00s.com/Smileys/4thJuly/grin.gif

Subject: Re: Pre-1998 Y2K music videos!

Written By: Si_1997 on 07/17/19 at 6:14 pm

Honey- Mariah carey (1997)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=w3KOowB4k_k

Subject: Re: Pre-1998 Y2K music videos!

Written By: Early2010sGuy on 07/18/19 at 12:58 am


Honey- Mariah carey (1997)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=w3KOowB4k_k


Nice, I see some Y2K text elements!

Subject: Re: Pre-1998 Y2K music videos!

Written By: Early2010sGuy on 07/26/19 at 11:12 pm

Mo Money Mo Problems By Notorious B.I.G, 1997. Metallic Suits, Metallic scenes, etc.
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Subject: Re: Pre-1998 Y2K music videos!

Written By: piecesof93 on 07/27/19 at 3:14 am


Scream By Michael Jackson and Janet (1995), 3D effects, CGI, the futuristic aesthetic, spaceship, etc. Another New Jack Swing/Y2K hybrid!
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Yes, No Scrubs was inspired by this video. And we all know No Scrubs is a Y2K classic!

Subject: Re: Pre-1998 Y2K music videos!

Written By: Si_1997 on 07/29/19 at 11:03 pm

Missy Elliott- the rain (1997)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hHcyJPTTn9w

Aaliyah- Hot Like Fire (1997)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XYix2K_ZqH8

Aaliyah- 4 page letter (1997)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LVKHIwF3QDk

Something for the people- My love is the shhh! (1997)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ILG3MgmjCZA

Backstreet boys- As long as you love me (1997)/ All I have to give (1997)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0Gl2QnHNpkA

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pj6FCKm8dhM

Usher-You make me wanna (1997)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bQRzrnH6_HY

Lil Kim-Crush on you (1997)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DDoQ2wGT6-k

Subject: Re: Pre-1998 Y2K music videos!

Written By: Early2010sGuy on 07/30/19 at 2:24 am


Missy Elliott- the rain (1997)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hHcyJPTTn9w

Aaliyah- Hot Like Fire (1997)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XYix2K_ZqH8

Aaliyah- 4 page letter (1997)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LVKHIwF3QDk

Something for the people- My love is the shhh! (1997)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ILG3MgmjCZA

Backstreet boys- As long as you love me (1997)/ All I have to give (1997)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0Gl2QnHNpkA

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pj6FCKm8dhM

Usher-You make me wanna (1997)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bQRzrnH6_HY

Lil Kim-Crush on you (1997)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DDoQ2wGT6-k


Nice! Thanks for the other 8 videos! I could've named this title 'Pre-1997,' but it's just that 1997 is a hybrid of the core 90s and Y2K era, meaning that it has it's own era called the late 90s (Autumn 1996 to Summer 1998), and 1997 isn't part of the Y2K era yet. The Y2K aesthetic was more popular in 1998-2001, which is why I named it 'Pre-1998'

Subject: Re: Pre-1998 Y2K music videos!

Written By: Retrolover on 08/17/19 at 11:57 am

I guess quite a few of the Missy Elliot (Winner of the 2019 MTV VMA Video Vanguard award) and Puffy Daddy videos from 1997 go under this category.

Subject: Re: Pre-1998 Y2K music videos!

Written By: Zelek3 on 01/12/20 at 5:26 am

The Grid - Swamp Thing (1994)

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Subject: Re: Pre-1998 Y2K music videos!

Written By: Early2010sGuy on 01/12/20 at 10:20 am


The Grid - Swamp Thing (1994)

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Nice! It is Eurodance too

Subject: Re: Pre-1998 Y2K music videos!

Written By: Early2010sGuy on 01/24/20 at 11:37 pm

LL Cool J - Loungin (1996)
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Liquid blobs were used in some cutscenes, as well as neon/metallic clothing.

Fun fact: This might be the start of the Shiny suit rap era, or a precursor to it. Gangsta rap started falling off in late 1996 with the death of Tupac as the East Coast took over the game.

Subject: Re: Pre-1998 Y2K music videos!

Written By: Early2010sGuy on 01/24/20 at 11:41 pm

Say You'll be there by Spice Girls (1996)
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3D graphics were used, italics and futuristic fonts used, metallic clothing, sparkling squares, and Gatorade-looking liquid splashing.

I want you back by NSync (1996)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is6gtilerPk
Also, I dare you to skip to 2:42, it was soo funny  ;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: Pre-1998 Y2K music videos!

Written By: Zelek3 on 01/25/20 at 3:53 am


LL Cool J - Loungin (1996)
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Liquid blobs were used in some cutscenes, as well as neon/metallic clothing.

Fun fact: This might be the start of the Shiny suit rap era, or a precursor to it. Gangsta rap started falling off in late 1996 with the death of Tupac as the East Coast took over the game.

Yep, late 1996-late 1997 was the transition from golden age hip hop into silver age (shiny suit/jiggy/bling) hip hop. Tupac and Biggie released their last albums shortly before dying, Death Row Records collapsed and Snoop Dogg left, Bad Boy Records become popular, Wu Tang Clan released Wu Tang Forever (which some say was the "last stand" of the golden age), Will Smith made a comeback with his song literally titled Get Jiggy Wit It, shiny suit artists like Puff Daddy, Ma$e, and Master P were taking over, and Puff Daddy released No Way Out which was seen as a game changer.

Subject: Re: Pre-1998 Y2K music videos!

Written By: Early2010sGuy on 01/25/20 at 9:58 am

Tony Braxton - You're Makin' Me High (1996):
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Looks very similar to En Vogue's Never Gonna Get it music video

Also, I know this doesnt count as a Y2K music video but I still want to point out Max Martin's early proto songs that started being used a lot in 1996-1999. It wasn't popular, and it sounds New Jack Swingy to some extent, but it also sounds very Y2K. I'm talking about Max Martin's Gotta be you from 1995, featuring 3T and Herbie
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Subject: Re: Pre-1998 Y2K music videos!

Written By: Early2010sGuy on 01/25/20 at 7:07 pm

The Prodigy: One Love (1995):
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Subject: Re: Pre-1998 Y2K music videos!

Written By: DisneysRetro on 01/26/20 at 5:17 am

Madonna- Human Nature 1995. If you listen closely, the beat contains some of the same instruments in Baby one more time by Britney spears..

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Lil' Kim ft. Missy Elliott, Da Brat, Left Eye, Angie Martinez - Ladies Night (Not Tonight Remix)- 1997
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