Granted, the nineties were pretty cool.
Grunge, VHS and gel pens all played their part in making the decade seem somehow cooler than it actually was, but what about the 2000s?
We believe that it's about time someone stood up for the noughties,and what better way to do it than revisit the greatest duets of the period?
All this week, we're celebrating perfect matches with the new Cadbury Dairy Milk Oreo Flavours - Mint and Peanut Butter - a match made in heaven.
1. Nelly Furtado & Timbaland | Promiscuous
Still the Canadian's signature hit, Promiscuous' flows ebbed over a bed of eighties synths, providing the perfect antidote to the more-is-more of sound at the time.
2. Danger Mouse & Cee Lo Green (Gnarls Barkley) | Crazy
Production protégé and former Goodie Mob MC join forces to create a soul classic for the noughties, projecting their careers into the mainstream.
3. Madonna & Justin Timberlake | 4 Minutes
The Queen of Pop's comeback was sealed with a little help from the 'Rock Your Body' hit-maker. Still sounds bang up to date almost a decade later.
4. Crystal Castles ft. Robert Smith | I’m Not In Love
Though separated by three decades, LA synth punks Crystal Castles and the Cure's Robert Smith share the same musical lineage. Operating as outsiders, Smith's iconic vocals meld with Ehtan Kahn's icy production in what became the anthem for the heartbroken millennial.
5. Jay Z & Alicia Keys Empire State Of Mind
Affectionately known as New York, 'Empire State Of Mind 'was written not by Jay Z or Keyes, but Angela Hunte, a native of Brooklyn, who grew up in the same building as the famed rapper. Who knew?
6. Beyonce & Jack White | Don't Hurt Yourself
The sparse groove, staccato keys and scant guitar stabs marked a return to form from Jack White, but acerbic vocals revealed an aggrieved Bey at the absolute height of her powers. Perfection.
7. Disclosure & AlunaGeorge | White Noise
In what became the perfect antidote to dubstep, the Lawernce brothers dusted off the 808 to team up with AlunaGeorge to create the of-the-moment track of 2013.
8. Le Galaxie & Elaine Mai | Love System
The song that propelled the Dublin outfit from dingy basement clubs to gracing the festival main stage. A slow burner, but all the better for it.
9. Calvin Harris & Florence Welsch | Spectrum (Say My Name)
Abandoning her folk-rock roots, Flo went full blown pop with a little help from dance kingpin Calvin Harris. The ultimate festival singalong.
10. Eminen & Dido | Stan
Teaming up with trip-hop vocalist Dido may have raised eyebrows at the time, but the dense subject matter delivered by Eminem paired perfectly with her hushed vocal performance. Dark, but absorbingly so.
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