The 2000s were a decade of changes in the music industry. The decade saw the rise of many hip hop and pop stars like Eminem, Lil Wayne and Usher, who produced some of the best music of the 2000s. Countless other artists had huge hits like the ones featured on this list.
Some of the iconic songs produced in this era are:
1. "Toxic" by Britney Spears
Released in 2003, this song was a huge hit that became one of the biggest hits on this list. The central theme of the song.it's poisonous love, and Britney Spears sings about experiencing such a situation. The song was named one of the top 10 hits of 2003.
"Toxic" achieved considerable commercial success, topping the charts in over 20 countries worldwide.
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2. "Family Affair" de Mary J. Blige
Released in 2001, this song consists of a simple piano piece in which Mary J. Blige sings about her family. Although the song did not achieve the commercial success of "Toxic", it won two Grammy Awards for Best R&B/Soul and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
In the song, Blige sings about the beauty of her family and wishes the whole world could see her through her eyes.
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3. Eminem's "Stan."
Released in 2000, "Stan" is one of Eminem's best songs of the decade. He introduces himself asan obsessed fanEminem will do anything to get noticed on this track.
The lyrics are about childhood memories. Eminem sings about the tragedies in his life, like the death of his mother. The song went double platinum, won a Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance, and is easily one of the best songs of the 2000s.
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4. "Beautiful People" de Christina Aguilera
This song was released in 2002. It helped bring Christina back to the top of pop music and remains a fan favorite to this day.
The song is about how people see each other. In this song, Aguilera sings about wanting to be like the beautiful people she looks up to and having a strong desire to match them.
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5. "Drop It Like It's Hot" de Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg's rapping flows are iconic in their own right, and the track's infectious beat combined with his vocals skyrocketed the single's success. The song was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks and has sold over 1 million copies in the US alone, making it one of Snoop Dogg's biggest songs of the 2000s.
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6. "Are You Thinking About Me" by Keith Urban
"You'll Think of Me" was released in 2002. There's something so heartfelt about it.Tolle Country-Love Songsit puts us in a mood that is hard to describe and this track really captures that essence beautifully.
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7. "My Boo" de Alicia Keys e Usher
This is a ballad about the love between her and Usher. In 2002, "My Boo" received two Grammy nominations for Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance.
8. "Fools in Love" de Beyoncé
This song is an upbeat R&B song that won two major awards at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards including Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance. It also received three nominations for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Rap Collaboration.
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9. "Friend of God" by Philips, Craig & Dean
"Friend of God" is the first track on "Awake" and was released in 2004. The song talks about every human being being a friend of God and nobody can take that away from us. This song takes us back to the simple message of Christianity: everyone can be a friend of God like Jesus.
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10. "Me, Me and Me" de Beyoncé
The song is a hip hop song about Bey trying to get her life back on track. Additionally, "Me, Myself & I" won two Grammy Awards for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song.
11. "The World" by Brad Paisley
The song was released in 2006. He sings about how the world has changed and how the country is on its knees in this song. This song became Brad Paisley's first number one single and was nominated for two Grammy Awards.
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12. "Oi Ya!" por Outcast
It really embodies the feeling of how people burn out and stop enjoying the finer parts of life. The song won three Grammy Awards for Best Rap Song, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Outkast's first ever Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo.
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13. "Cry Me a River" de Justin Timberlake
This song was released in 2002 and was a top 20 hit on the charts.britney e justinThey've had a relationship in the past and we're glad we got this masterpiece of a song from their time together. Justin Timberlake performs a slow ballad with touching lyrics about how his girlfriend is cheating on him in this song.
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14. "Hangman" de Madonna
The song is about how a man making the wrong moves with a fed up Madonna leaves her alone and upset. Furthermore, the lyrics empower women as Madonna sings about being strong, independent and self-sufficient.
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15. "I Run to You" de Lady Antebellum
Talk about how important love is in our lives. The song tells how a couple loves each other and when they are together they feel like they are the only ones in the world.
These types of love themes are popular every decade, and the 2000s are no different.
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16. "Love" by Keyshia Cole
"Love" was released in 2004 and is the third single from Keyshia Cole's debut album. In this song, she sings about how love is so strong that everyone can feel it. It's about how people can love each other no matter what they're going through. The song won a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
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17. "Let Me Love You" de Mario
In this song Mario sings about how he wants to love a woman no matter what she does because he thinks he can treat her better than anyone else. Mario also says that he will be there for her in her daily struggles and that they share a strong bond of love.
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18. "You're Beautiful" de James Blunt
The song talks about how beautiful things in life are, like nature and people. In this song, James Blunt sings about a woman who is beautiful and deeply attracted to her.
This music video is one of the most iconic videos you'll ever see and chances are you've heard this song countless times! This song won a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
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19. "Umbrella" by Rihanna
The song is about a girl who falls in love with a man who has two different girls in his life.
Rihanna sings that if it rains, she will be there to protect you with her umbrella. In this song, Rihanna sings not about love, but about her being there for him when no one else can be there.
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20. „Chasing Pavements“ de Adele
This song was released in 2008 and became Adele's first number one hit (one of a fewin his extremely successful career). The song is about how strong the love she shares with her ex-boyfriend was. The song won a Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
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21. "My Life Would Suck Without You" by Kelly Clarkson
In 2009, this song became Kelly Clarkson's #1 hit and stayed at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for two consecutive weeks. The song talks about how love can break your heart and how love has the ability to make someone's life happy. .
22. "In Da Club" by 50 Cent
In this song, 50 Cent's image is forever etched into American popular music culture. This song will always get people dancing and rapping, making it one of theThe best songs of all time in our opinion.The song deservedly won a Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance.
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23. "Irreplaceable" by Beyoncé
The song is about a girl who breaks up with her boyfriend because he wasn't there when she needed him. The song won the Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
24. "Long Live Life" por Coldplay
A lot of people don't really understand that the song is about them.first french revolution. The title translates to "Live the Long Life" and this symbolizes war, natural disasters or even death itself.
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25. "Hips Don't Lie" de Shakira feat. jean wyclef
In this song, Shakira and the music man resonate and Shakira invites you into her sensuality. The song won a Grammy for Best Dance Recording.
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26. "Rude Boy" de Rihanna
In 2009 this song got an amazing music video with vibrant colors and styles that we love. It's one of Rihanna's best songs and tells how she takes charge of a sexual encounter and becomes dominant over the man. The song also became a Top 20 hit in the United States.
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27. "Empire State of Mind" de Jay-Z com Alicia Keys
In 2009, this song quickly became one of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' best songs as it dominated the charts.New York is one of the most romantic cities.the world, and this track is a love ode to the city that never sleeps. It became a Top 20 hit in the US and was nominated for a Grammy.
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28. "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" by Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffet
On this track. At the end of a long summer day, there's nothing more relaxing (and American) than kicking back and having a few drinks. The funny thing about this song is that Alan Jackson breaks the 5 o'clock rule and wants to start drinking right away.
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29. "A Milli" by Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne idealizes his life and focuses on the money he has accumulated throughout his career. It was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap Song. This song also became a top 10 hit in the UK and goes to show that everyone likes to think of themselves as free, rich and powerful.
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30. "You Belong To Me" de Taylor Swift
This song became a signature track for T-Swifts early in their career. In this song, she sings about how love is something you only find once in a lifetime and the boy she likes is her only true lover. Although she has great feelings for him, he is in a relationship with another girl.Unrequited and secret love can be toughthat many people have experienced in their lives.
This classic high school theme song takes us back to those days and is really why we and many others will always love it. The song was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Female Country Vocal Performance.
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31. "Farewell My Beloved" de James Blunt
While James Blunt's "I'm Beautiful" (which was also on this list) will never be topped, we can't deny that his music here is a great song of the 2000s as well.
James Blunt sings about the pain he feels when he and his partner break up. He also says that he will always love her and that she will always be his girlfriend. This song is one of the best 2000s songs of any genre. we consider itThe best songs about parting with a loved one.was ever done.
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The era's unstoppable guitar music leads the way, with The Killers' “Mr. Brightside” the single most-streamed track of the decade, closely followed by the sticky-dance-floor anthems of Arctic Monkeys, The Kooks and Florence + the Machine.What was the most played song in the 2000s? ›
The era's unstoppable guitar music leads the way, with The Killers' “Mr. Brightside” the single most-streamed track of the decade, closely followed by the sticky-dance-floor anthems of Arctic Monkeys, The Kooks and Florence + the Machine.What were 3 of the popular songs of the 2000's? ›
- "Hey Ya!" - OutKast. While "Ms. ...
- "Bye Bye Bye" - *NSYNC. ...
- "Toxic" - Britney Spears. ...
- "Hollaback Girl" - Gwen Stefani. ...
- "Crazy In Love" - Beyoncé (feat. ...
- "One More Time" - Daft Punk. ...
- "Drop It Like It's Hot" - Snoop Dogg (feat. ...
- "Get Ur Freak On" - Missy Elliott.
|Single||Artist||Reached number one|
|"Callin' Me"||Lil Zane featuring 112||July 15, 2000|
|"Bounce with Me"||Lil' Bow Wow featuring Xscape||August 19, 2000|
|"Callin' Me" ↑||Lil Zane featuring 112||September 2, 2000|
|"Bounce with Me" ↑||Lil' Bow Wow featuring Xscape||September 9, 2000|
"Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X became the longest-reigning number-one in the history of the Hot 100, spending 19 weeks on top. Billie Eilish became the first artist born in the 21st century to have a number-one song on the Hot 100, with "Bad Guy".What song was trending in 2000? ›
|2||"Smooth"||Santana featuring Rob Thomas|
|3||"Maria Maria"||Santana featuring The Product G&B|
|4||"I Wanna Know"||Joe|
According to Guinness World Records, Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" (1942) as performed by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single worldwide, with estimated sales of over 50 million copies.What was the most listened song of the 2000s decade? ›
|1||ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE/EVERGREEN||WILL YOUNG|
|2||I GOTTA FEELING||BLACK EYED PEAS|
|3||IT WASN'T ME||SHAGGY FT RIKROK|
|4||SEX ON FIRE||KINGS OF LEON|
- “Toxic” by Britney Spears.
- “Rock the Boat” by Aaliyah.
- “Fighter” by Christina Aguilera.
- “Maps” by Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs.
- “Hot in Herre” by Nelly.
- “My Girls” by Animal Collective.
- “Someday” by The Strokes.
- “What You Waiting For” by Gwen Stefani.
- Livin La Vida Loca. MetalMalte. 1.4M. 4:10. 10y.
- DoveHeart - Sweet Like Chocolate (Shanks & Bigfoot) Doveheart Music. 14.7K. 2:46. 9y.
- Believe -cher (slow version) Cara Francesca Lico. 16.4K. 2:26. 10y.
- 09 ATB - 9pm (Till I Come) kona049. 4.3M. 2:33. 11y.
- Y2K special - Kim Kay - Li La Li. Thanapat Boonma. 175.5K. 3:23. 9y.
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Eminem, “Lose Yourself”
The hit single from the soundtrack of semi-autobiographical Eminem film 8 Mile would later earn the rapper an Academy Award for Best Original Song, becoming the first-ever rap song to win the award. The song ended 2002 at number one spot.
- Pharrell – Happy.
- Adele – Rolling in the Deep. ...
- Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger (feat. ...
- Daft Punk – Get Lucky (feat. ...
- Justin Timberlake – Can't Stop the Feeling! ...
- Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling. ...
- Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk (feat. ...
Usher Featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris, “Yeah!”What is the 1 song of all time? ›
"Old Town Road" holds the record for the longest stretch at No. 1 with 19 weeks. It also became the fastest song in history to be certified diamond. "The Box" charted at No.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, British rock band The Beatles are top of the list for best-selling artists worldwide, with 183 million units certified sales. Second is Garth Brooks with over 157 million units sales, followed by Elvis Presley with 139 million units.Who has most #1 hit songs? ›
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- Avril Lavigne.
- Lady Gaga.
- Justin Timberlake.
- Billie Joe Armstrong.
- Taylor Swift.
Eminem and The Beatles: The Top-Selling Artists of the 2000s.Who was the top-selling music artist of the 2000s? ›
Mathers. Em sold more than 32.2 million albums in the 2000s, edging out the Beatles to claim the title of top-selling artist.What is the best song of 2000 2020? ›
- “Bye Bye Bye” by *NSYNC.
- “She Bangs” by Ricky Martin.
- “Say My Name” by Destiny's Child.
- “What a Girl Wants” by Christina Aguilera.
- “Who Let the Dogs Out” by Baha Men.
- “Smooth” by Santana feat. Rob Thomas.
- “Kryptonite” by 3 Doors Down.
- “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem.
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2000: "Breathe" — Faith Hill.What song was number 1 jan 2000? ›
“Smooth” by Santana featuring Rob Thomas was the No. 1 song on Jan. 1, 2000. It topped the chart since October.What was the 2000s one song player? ›
HitClips is a digital audio player created by Tiger Electronics that plays low-fidelity mono one-minute clips of usually teen pop hits from exchangeable cartridges. It first launched in August 2000 with 60-second microchip songs featuring Britney Spears, NSYNC, and Sugar Ray.
Popular outfits for women included mesh or handkerchief tops, box-pleated or leather skirts, shiny pants, and sparkly shoes. For men, Y2K looks usually involved leather jackets, a statement dress shirt, and chunky shoes. If you need inspiration, Britney Spears and *NSYNC were trendsetters for this type of style.Who is the greatest rapper of all time? ›
#1 Jay-Z. Jay-Z, born Shawn Carter, is an American rapper who hails from NYC—a fact he raps about consistently over the course of his nearly three-decade career. He quickly rose to fame in the mid-1990s when he released his debut studio album, Reasonable Doubt, from his own record label Roc-A-Fella Records.Who was the biggest rapper in 2005? ›
2005 was peak 50 Cent and G-Unit. Not only did 50 have the biggest selling album of the year when he dropped his sophomore, he also had the platinum-selling soundtrack for Get Rich or Die Tryin' and featured heavily on The Game's debut.Who was the hottest rapper in 2005? ›
2005's Hottest Rapper Alive: 50 Cent
It's very hard to not award this title to a rapper whose sophomore album sold 1.14 million copies in its first four days. Even with the meteoric rise of newcomers like Kanye, Game and Jeezy, there should be no doubt whatsoever that 50 Cent was the hottest rapper alive in 2005.
The first number-one song of the Billboard Hot 100 was "Poor Little Fool" by Ricky Nelson, on August 4, 1958.What was the number-one song in 2008? ›
The #1 song on the list was "Low" by Flo Rida and T-Pain, after having released the song in 2007 and spent 10 weeks at number-one. The song that came in at number two was "Bleeding Love" by Leona Lewis and at #3 was Alicia Keys' song "No One", after spending 5 weeks at #1 in December 2007.What was the number-one song in 2005? ›
The R&B track "We Belong Together" by American singer Mariah Carey was named the number 1 song of 2005 and it spent the longest time at number 1 for the year, 14 weeks.What was the #1 song in 2009? ›
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Cher's career as a recording artist spans seven decades and she is the only artist to have a number-one single on a Billboard chart in each of the past six decades.What year was best song ever made? ›
|"Best Song Ever"|
|Released||22 July 2013|
Music fans couldn't get enough of “Happy” in 2014. The bouncy Pharrell track was the most-streamed song globally on Spotify, the music streaming service announced Wednesday. The song racked up 260 million plays over the course of the year.What was the number 1 song in 2006? ›
Pop singer Christina Aguilera earned her first U.S. number-one single, "Genie in a Bottle".What was the number one song in 1990? ›
|1||"Hold On"||Wilson Phillips|
|2||"It Must Have Been Love"||Roxette|
|3||"Nothing Compares 2 U"||Sinéad O'Connor|
|4||"Poison"||Bell Biv DeVoe|
|September 29||"Hit 'em Up Style (Oops!)"||Blu Cantrell|
|October 6||"Fallin'"||Alicia Keys|
|October 9||"She Will Be Loved"||Maroon 5|
|October 16||"My Happy Ending"||Avril Lavigne|
|October 23||"She Will Be Loved"||Maroon 5|
Singer Usher's Confessions is the best-selling album of 2004, accumulating under eight million copies by the end of the year. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with sales of 1.096 million copies in the United States, breaking the record for the best opening sales week by an R&B act.What was the #1 song in 2001? ›
|Rank||Single||Peak and duration|
|1.||"Blinding Lights"||No. 1 for 4 weeks|
|2.||"The Twist"||No. 1 for 3 weeks|
|3.||"Smooth"||No. 1 for 12 weeks|
|4.||"Mack the Knife"||No. 1 for 9 weeks|
Usher Featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris, “Yeah!”What was the number 1 song in 2002? ›
|1||"How You Remind Me"||Nickelback|
|3||"Hot in Herre"||Nelly|
|4||"Dilemma"||Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland|
The R&B track "We Belong Together" by American singer Mariah Carey was named the number 1 song of 2005 and it spent the longest time at number 1 for the year, 14 weeks.What was the number one song in 2007? ›
Previous Artist of the Decade winners include Eminem, who won for the 2000s, and Mariah Carey, who won for the 1990s. Drake fans everywhere celebrated the announcement on Twitter.
Eminem was the 2000s' top-selling artist with 32.2 million combined in sales, plus two albums in the decade's Top 10: The Marshall Mathers LP was fourth with 10,195,000 sold and Eminem Show was fifth with 9,789,000.