I recently got re-obsessed with the early 00s remixes made for an MTV generation. As an American, I rarely saw the music videos. The only avenue to do so was the Saturday morning Indian shows. That’s less than an hour, once a week.
However, I did go to India in 2004. I remember seeing a lot of videos then.
I think the way I was exposed to all of these was through a few CDs we had — I never know where my parents got our music from. I think we got it from India. I tried to find some of the songs I remembered, and the list isn’t very long, but well, it exists.
Most importantly, this includes 2 songs that my sister or I performed to when we were young. We weren’t the only ones who knew these songs. I don’t know. It’s hard to capture an era.