It’s hard to believe that some of these songs are nearly (dare we think it?) 20 years old, but it’s true.

The year 2000 came at the end of a decade of mini-skirts, blue eyeshadow, MC Hammer pants and everything denim. These artists had something of a responsibility – how were they going to define this new decade of music?

Here’s a list of 17 songs to get you wondering about how surreal/awesome/timeless the music scene was in the year 2000.


"Shake Ya Ass" – Mystikal

The single featured on the About a Boy soundtrack in a brilliant scene with a young Nicholas Hoult


"I Try" – Macy Gray

We tried but we never could accomplish Macy Gray’s distinct raspy vocals


"Music" – Madonna

Remember when Madonna was going through her cowboy phase?


"Party Up (Up In Here)" – DMX

We were sure this was like mid-2000s earliest…


"Gotta Tell You" – Samantha Mumba

Don’t even try to deny how obsessed you were with Samantha Mumba


"Sandstorm" – Darude



"One More Time" – Daft Punk

“Music’s got me feeling so free…”


"Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" – Modjo

“And I know that it’s true, I can tell by the look in your eeeeeyyyyyyyyyyeeeesss…”


"Groovejet (If this Ain’t Love)" – Spiller

Sophie Ellie Bextor enters the scene


"Toca’s Miracle"

Another one we were sure was mid-2000s…


"It Wasn’t Me" – Shaggy

Ah, to be young and not realise that every song is about sex


"The Time Is Now" – Moloko

Good one for #MotivationMonday


"Who let the dogs out?" – Baha Men

This song was massive


"The Way I Am" – Eminem

This could be released today and still be a hit


"Cha Cha Slide" – DJ Casper

Who still remembers the dance?


"Bye Bye Bye" – NSYNC

If this came on in the club today, we would still be on the dancefloor so fast


"Oops I Did It Again" – Britney Spears

While it’s slightly more believable that Britney Spears’ biggest hits are nearly 20 years old now, that doesn’t help us feel any less old…