Take a trip with us down memory lane. We’re going all the way back to sweaty high school dances and CDs played on your Discman.
We’ve rounded up some of the greatest songs from the early 2000s, from one-hit wonders to instant classics.
Basically, your summer playlist just got way more exciting. Keep reading for a serious blast from the past.
“If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys
Our pre-teen hearts broke every time we heard this song.
“In Da Club” by 50 Cent
In 2003, no junior high dance was complete without this bop.
“Foolish” by Ashanti
It’s official; we’re ready for Ashanti’s comeback.
“Pieces of Me” by Ashlee Simpson
The perfect soundtrack for your stroll down memory lane.
“Candy Shop” by 50 Cent feat. Olivia
We can never look at a candy shop the same way.
Next up, everybody’s favorite punk princess.
“Complicated” by Avril Lavigne
She’ll always be our favorite skater girl.
“Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé feat. Jay Z
Yep, this one holds up.
“My Humps” by The Black Eyed Peas
This one, on the other hand has always been annoying.
“Oops!…I Did It Again” by Britney Spears
This will never not be a bop.
“Gimme More” by Britney Spears
Let’s face it; we’ll never stop loving Brit.
On the next page, the ultimate breakup anthem.
“Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood
Oh, you thought you didn’t like country? Carrie was happy to change your mind.
“1, 2 Step” by Ciara feat. Missy Elliott
This one takes us right back to those school dances.
“Survivor” by Destiny’s Child
The ultimate workout song, then and now.
“Lose Yourself” by Eminem
We dare you not to sing along.
“What’s Luv?” by Fat Joe feat. Ja Rule and Ashanti
It doesn’t get much more early 2000s than this.
Click Next for an earworm that’s absolutely bananas.
“Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani
It’s B-A-N-A-N-A-S how much we still love this song.
“Come Clean” by Hilary Duff
This reminds us, we’re due for a rewatch of Laguna Beach.
“Rock Your Body” by Justin Timberlake
Justin will always have a place in our hearts.
“Milkshake” by Kelis
A forever favorite.
“Since U Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson
Because we’ll never get tired of belting this one out.
Next, a song that’s guaranteed to get stuck in your head.
“Can’t Get You Out of My Head” by Kylie Minogue
And now you won’t be able to get this song out of your head either.
“We Belong Together” by Mariah Carey
An anthem to teenage heartbreak.
“Get Ur Freak On” by Missy Elliott
You know the dance floor filled up when this bop came on.
“Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield
Ah, this song inspired us to go on many drives in the convertible we didn’t own.
“Hot in Herre” by Nelly
Another classic for school dances!
On the next page, a one-of-a-kind song that we’re still totally obsessed with.
“Hey Ya!” by OutKast
This just might be the coolest song ever.
“Don’t Cha” by The Pussycat Dolls feat. Busta Rhymes
It’s the type of song that only could have been created in 2005.
“Pon de Replay” by Rihanna
Rihanna’s first bop—still perfect to this day.
“It Wasn’t Me” by Shaggy feat. Ricardo Ducent
It’s still the most absurdly catchy song.
“Yeah!” by Usher feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris
Yeah, this one holds up.
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