15 Regrettable and Unforgettable Outfits From the Early Days of ‘Total Request Live’

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Spankin' New Music Week on TRL: Christina Aguilera
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Christina Aguilera during “Spankin’ New Music Week” on TRL at the MTV studios in New York City on November 4, 2002.

MTV VJ Quddus with Tom Welling of Smallville during TRL
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MTV VJ Quddus with Tom Welling of Smallville during TRL at the MTV Studios in New York City on September 23, 2002.

Vanessa Carlton
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Vanessa Carlton backstage during MTV All Access Week on TRL at the MTV Beach House in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, on July 16, 2002.

Michelle Branch, Carson Daly
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Michelle Branch and Carson Daly during MTV’s TRL at the MTV studios in New York City on January 1, 2002.

MTV TRL: Shakira
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Shakira during MTV’s Spankin’ New Music Week on TRL at the MTV studios in New York Cit on November 11, 2001.

Missy Elliott on stage during a special week of hip hop on TRL at the MTV studios
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MTV TRL: Vitamin C
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Vitamin C backstage at the MTV studios in New York for an episode of TRL during ‘Spankin New Music Week’ on November 15, 2000.

MTV TRL: Britney Spears
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Britney Spears visited the MTV Studios in New York City during TRL to help promote her new album, ‘Oops!…I Did It Again’ on May 16, 2000.

Wyclef Jean on stage during a special week of hip hop on TRL at the MTV studios in New York City in 2001
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Wyclef Jean on stage during a special week of hip hop on TRL at the MTV studios in New York City on May 2, 2001.

MTV TRL: Destiny's Child
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Destiny’s Child, whose album ‘Survivor’ was released today, pose for a photo during Hip Hop Week on MTV’s TRL, a special week of hip hop music on TRL at the MTV studios in New York City on May 1, 2001.

MTV TRL: Outkast
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Andre of Outkast on stage during a special week of hip hop on TRL at the MTV studios in New York City on April 30, 2001.

MTV TRL: Eve
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Eve hosts TRL for a day during a special week of hip hop at the MTV studios in New York City on April 30, 2001.

Jennifer Lopez and Carson Daly during TRL at the MTV Studios in New York City in May 2002.
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MTV TRL: Tom Green
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Tom Green on MTV’s TRL with a deer on his head at the MTV Studios in New York City on April 13, 2001.

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MTV recently announced the revival of early 2000s music-video countdown show Total Request Live (TRL). The new version of the series will premiere in early October on MTV.

And while longtime host Carson Daly will not be returning (the show will have a slate of rotating hosts), we can only hope visiting artists leave their stylists at home and continue the TRL tradition of wearing whatever the f–k they want.

From a pre-“Crazy-in-Love,” Beyoncé-led Destiny’s Child decked out in purple rodeo attire to Tom Green’s doe headdress, take a look back at some of the most confounding outfits from the early days of TRL by clicking through the gallery above.

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