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
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…