Spring Break

Scott Gries/Getty Images

MTV Spring Break will forever be a shining beacon of hope for kids of the 90's and 2000s. Even though the special has been around since the late '80s, it didn't really reach maximum potential until around 1996. Then things got magical.

From Lindsay Lohan in tinted sunglasses to the girl group Dream, there simply will never be a more perfect symbol of pop culture in the late '90s and early 2000s than MTV Spring Break. And we have proof, duh:

1. 'N SYNC and Britney Spears talked about their favorite spring break videos in 1999, and Justin Timberlake picked his girlfriend's video for "Baby…One More Time." Awww! Memories.

Spring Break, Kelly Clarkson, Justin Guarini

Scott Gries/Getty Images

2. Remember when they tried to make From Justin to Kelly a thing? Thankfully, Queen Kelly was able to get past that career ruiner and rise to the top.

Spring Break, Destiny's Child

Frank Micelotta/Getty Images

3. Destiny's Denim in the water!

Spring Break, No Doubt, Carson Daly

Ethan Miller/Getty Images

4. This photo also serves as a reminder that Gwen Stefani is an ageless vampire because she looks the exact same in 2015.

5. Eminem walked onstage to perform "My Name Is" with his pants around his ankles because of course he did.

Spring Break, Dream

Scott Gries/ImageDirect

6. "He Loves U Not" belongs in a museum so people can remember the cultural significance of Dream's contribution to society forever.

Spring Break, Carmen Electra, Tyrese

Scott Gries/ImageDirect

7. Carmen Electra was known as the "queen of spring break," and one look at this photo shows exactly why she has that title.

8. Behold! One of the most iconic MTV Spring Break moments of all time: Biggie Smalls performs "Big Poppa" in 1995.

Spring Break, Paris Hilton

Theo Wargo/WireImage

9. Paris Hilton being carried in by a bunch of shirtless dudes wearing puka shells? Must be the 2000s.

Spring Break, Pink, Rapper Sisqo, Tyrese

Frank Micelotta/Getty Images

10. Why doesn't anyone color their head silver anymore? Sisqo, you were a true pioneer.

11. Destiny's Child's (the old version) performed "Bugaboo," which happens to have the most '90s lyrics of all time: "You make me wanna throw my pager out the window/ tell MCI to cut the phone pole."

Spring Break, Fat Joe, Ashanti

Scott Gries/Getty Images

12. Fat Joe (in a towel) and Ashanti performed the only song that mattered in 2002.

Spring Break, Mandy Moore

Scott Gries/Getty Images

13. Mandy Moore wore stacked bracelets and filmed the depravity using this Sony camera.

Spring Break, Sofia Vergara, Quddus

Scott Gries/Getty Images

14. Look at Sofia Vergara before she was the Sofia Vergara and engaged to Joe Manganiello!

Spring Break, Kelly Osbourne, Jack Osbourne

Scott Gries/ImageDirect

15. Jack and Kelly Osbourne begrudgingly made an appearance at the spring break festivities.

16. Jessica Simpson wore gaucho pants, you guys.

Spring Break, Lindsay Lohan

Theo Wargo/WireImage

17. In case you ever wanted to remember the time when Lindsay Lohan was carefree and wore tinted sunglasses.

Spring Break, Michelle Lombardo, Vanessa Minnillo

Theo Wargo/WireImage

18. Vanessa "Pre-Lachey" Minnillo fulfilled her VJ duties while rocking khaki shorts.

Spring Break, Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon

Scott Gries/Getty Images

19. Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon hit up Cancun to...commentate? How many ways can someone say, "There's a dude bro grinding with a girl in a bikini"?

Spring Break, Paris Hilton

Lawrence Lucier/FilmMagic

20. Paris Hilton looking bored and staring at her Razr phone is the most 2000s sentence we ever typed.

21. 'N Sync used to tear up so many hearts during the golden MTV years.

Spring Break, Tila Tequila

Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for MTV

22. And finally, a photo that makes us wonder what Tila Tequila has been up to for like three seconds before we watch that 'N Sync performance again.


  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share

We and our partners use cookies on this site to improve our service, perform analytics, personalize advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent visit our Cookie Policy.