October 11th, 2014 | 12:00 pm

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Music has been engrained in our lives from good days to bad. Ever listened to Jay Z and Alicia Keys‘ “Empire State of Mind” while walking through New York City feeling unstoppable? Or maybe you’ve wiped your own tears to Mariah Carey‘s “Heartbreaker” after a tough break up. Throwback videos bring up the best and worst memories but more importantly, defining moments that have shaped the person you are today. Get a kick out of these throwback videos from years past. This is nostalgia at its finest.

“Empire State of Mind” by Jay Z featuring Alicia Keys (2009)

Jay Z and Alicia Keys created New York City’s new anthem in 2009. This song was heard throughout all five boroughs and in every bodega in the city. This is a true throwback classic in the form of another throwback series: Pop Up Video.

“Drop it like it’s Hot” by Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell (2004)

Snoop Dogg and Pharrell owned every club and basement party with this banger. Thanks to these guys, the *driving my whip* move became “a thing”.

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Tags: Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, Sheryl Crow