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    Total Request Live Is Back! Let's Celebrate With the 20 Most 2000s Photos in TRL History

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    'N Sync, TRL
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    Sorry if the title is misleading. What we meant to say is that MTV's iconic show Total Request Live is coming back…for one day.

    The network announced that on Wednesday, July 2, they will bring back TRL as part of an Ariana Grande countdown special, so it'll actually be called Total Ariana Live. She'll perform her hit single "Problems," but no word yet if Carson Daly or any other former VJ will return. But we're not here to talk about Ariana. Sorry, girl.

    We are here to talk about how TRL was the best show of the 2000s. It ran for ten years and ended in 2008, but we will never forget all the amazing moments that show brought us. We got to see Britney Spears before Justin Timberlake broke her heart. We got to see Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez before the Bennifer years. And who can forget the TRL kings: 'N Sync? We haven't forgotten.

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    And we will never forget. To honor TRL and celebrate the "return" or our beloved MTV show, please press play on the video below and scroll through the most 2000s TRL photos of all time:

    1. Britney Spears (2000):

    Britney Spears, TRL Scott Gries/ImageDirect/Getty Images

    Our princess of pop was promoting her life-changing album "Oops...I Did It Again." And she certainly did do it again. And again. And then like, nine more times.

    2. Jennifer Lopez and Fred Durst (2000):

    Jennifer Lopez, Fred Durst, TRL Scott Gries/ImageDirect/Getty Images

    Because why wouldn't they take a photo together?! This was the 2000s! Nobody knew what was going on.

    3. Robert Pattinson (2008):

    Robert Pattinson, TRL Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic

    He's smoldering. He's angsty. He's wearing a beanie. RPattz appeared on TRL to talk about this little movie that you've probably never heard of: Twilight. It's a shame nothing came from that book series.

    4. Miley Cyrus (2008):

    Miley Cyrus, TRL Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

    What frustrates you more: the hot pink newsboy cap or the fact that Miley is still sticking out her tongue (albeit in much dirtier ways)?

    5. Destiny's Child (2001):

    Destiny's Child, TRL Theo Wargo/WireImage

    "Match your outfits or perish" was the rallying cry of most girl groups back then.

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    6. Christina Aguilera (2008):

    Christina Aguilera, TRL Theo Wargo/WireImage

    Diiirty. Also known as her chaps phase.

    7. Angelina Jolie (2003):

    Angelina Jolie, TRL Theo Wargo/WireImage

    Before she became part of Brangelina and people chose Team Jen over Team Angie, she was just Lara Croft, and she was just raiding tombs.

    8. Lindsay Lohan (2007):

    Lindsay Lohan, TRL Scott Gries/Getty Images

    As you can probably surmise based on some clues in the photo, this is when LiLo's career started to go downhill. She was either promoting Georgia Rule or I Know Who Killed Me. Either way...not great.

    9. 'N Sync (2000):

    'N Sync, TRL Linda Rosier/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images

    This photo of 'N Sync in turtlenecks doing a live web chat on TRL is as early 2000s as you're gonna get.

    10. Taylor Swift (2008):

    Taylor Swift, TRL Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

    Peace, Swifty. If only we could reach through the computer screen and tell this innocent young woman: "Stay away from John Mayer. But don't stay away from Jake Gyllenhaal because you'll write a song called 'All Too Well' and it will be amazing."

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    11. O-Town (2001):

    O-Town, TRL Theo Wargo/WireImage

    "Liquid Dreams" was a weird song, you guys.

    12. Mariah Carey (2001):

    Mariah Carey, TRL James Devaney/WireImage

    Ah, the Glitter years. This was mere days before Mariah was admitted to a hospital citing "extreme exhaustion," which is what they called breakdowns back then.

    13. Joe Jonas (2008):

    Joe Jonas, TRL Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic

    The Jonas Brothers were the ish back in the late 2000s. And this photo of Joe "the Hot One" Jonas next to a fan experiencing "extreme exhaustion" is one of our all-time favorite things ever.

    14. Amanda Bynes (2007):

    Amanda Bynes, TRL Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

    R.I.P. the cool, normal Amanda Bynes.

    15. Brad Pitt (2004):

    Brad Pitt, TRL KMazur/WireImage

    Oh, myyy. Brad Pitt hit up TRL with Eric Bana (who is also a smokin' hottie) to promote Troy. Remember when he played AchillesThis might have been when he was filming Mr. & Mrs. Smith...and we all know what that led to.

    16. Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey (2000):

    Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey, TRL Scott Gries/ImageDirect/Getty Images

    If they couldn't make it work, then what's the point of even trying?!

    17. Backstreet Boys (2005):

    Backstreet Boys, TRL Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage

    We knew we'd get in trouble if we had two photos of the 'N Sync boys and zero photos of BSB so...here.

    18. Ben Affleck and Carson Daly (2000):

    Ben Affleck, Carson Daly, TRL Frank Micelotta/Getty Images

    This was Ben pre-Gigli but post-Armageddon. So basically the only thing of note is that hair.

    19. The TRL Poster (2000):

    TRL Poster Scott Gries/ImageDirect/Getty Images

    Just look at this thing! It's the early 2000s in one photo. Britney! JLo! Sean "Puffy" Combs! And...the Goo Goo Dolls? Mmmkay.

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    20. Britney Spears (2003):

    Britney Spears, TRL KMazur/WireImage

    Yeah, we have two photos of Britney Spears. What of it? You can't talk about TRL without at least two photos of Britney, and this was when she was totally "In the Zone" so...#sorrynotsorry

    TRL, we will never forget everything you did for teenagers in the 2000s. So please return to our small screens and bring your magic back to the youths of the world, because kids today are just the worst.

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