It’s no surprise that 2020 has been a year of reflection on the decade’s past. Every new turn of decades, centuries, and even millennia society likes to look back at the bests and worsts of each era and pinpoint what made them their own. When it comes to the 2000’s, one of the main defining features that stand out in our memories was the music.
Nothing gets you more pumped than hearing your sixth-grade heartbreak anthem sound off. Suddenly you’re transported to a time when every lyric was clear in your mind and your biggest worry was Tommy in class 2B ignoring your Valentine’s note. Music of the 2000’s was iconic in its own right, with many tracks surviving the tests of time and still blessing our radios. Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love”, Estelle and Kanye West busting down with “American Boy”, and of course the classic OutKast’s “Hey Ya” still hit the radio waves of today. But what about the songs you forgot about?
Since we all have some extra time on our hands right now, why not dive back into the endless magic that is 2000’s music and revel in its glory together? We collected a list of the very best of the forgotten hits, so sit back, relax, maybe grab your favorite snack and let’s get to listening!
“Hanging By A Moment” – Lighthouse
This song has everything, a catchy bassline, raspy deep vocals, and an emotional gut punch so strong you don’t have a choice but to sing along.
“Absolutely (Story of a Girl)” – Nine Days
You know that opening scene to your favorite early 2000’s teen comedy where the main character narrates their way through an average day of high school? This is the song playing in the background and it rocks.
“Put Your Records On” – Corinne Bailey Rae
Feel good songs are the best, and this track has the ability to raise anyone’s spirits! If you ever find yourself in a bad place, turn this song on and let the negative feelings melt away.
“Blurry” – Puddle Of Mudd
The quintessential teen angst song of the 2000’s, what else is there to say?
“Crush” – David Archuleta
American Idol used to be a lot more popular, and heart throb David Archuleta had every teenage girl crushing after he released this song.
“Days Go By” – Dirty Vegas
For those who were old enough to go to the clubs during the 2000’s, this song is definitely imprinted in your memory somewhere. The cool electric feel and solid beats make it a classic in electro-pop.
“Follow Me” – Uncle Kracker
This is the kind of song you blast in the car after a day at the beach, your skin is warm from the sun and your hair is tangled from the ocean water and sand. There’s no worry in the world that will catch up to you when you’re listening to this song.
“Shut Up and Let Me Go” – The Ting Tings
Remember those old Apple commercials with the dancing silhouettes, aka the best Apple commercials ever made? Yeah, we have this song to thank for that.
“Dangerous” – Kardinal Offishall and Akon
Akon was a true icon in the 2000’s and although this may not have been his most popular song, it still showcases everything we love about his rhythm and swag.
“Just the Girl” – The Click Five
Everything about this song screams 2000’s, the funky electric guitar riffs, the teeny-bopper lead vocals, and of course that feel-good-eternal-summer vibe that we all remember.
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