The news that Macy Gray is to play Dublin next year not only had us humming 'I Try' all day yesterday, but it got us all misty-eyed and nostalgic for the late nineties/early noughties, around the time her world-beating debut album 'On How Life Is' (1999) was released.

Then we got to thinking specifically about the year 2000, when some of the most - ahem - enduring pop songs of our adolescence were released; when Harry Styles was starting primary school and Justin Bieber was (literally) throwing his toys of of the pram.

Here are ten songs and ten albums from the year 2000 that will very likely have you feeling like an old codger by the end.


1. Britney Spears – Oops! I Did It Again

2. David GrayBabylon

3. Eminem feat. Dido - Stan

4. All SaintsPure Shores

5. Spiller feat. Sophie Ellis BextorGroovejet (If This Ain't Love)

6. LeAnn Rimes Can't Fight the Moonlight

7. Sisqo Thong Song

8. AaliyahTry Again

9. Blink 182All the Small Things

10. Samantha MumbaGotta Tell You


1. DidoNo Angel

2. Coldplay Parachutes

3. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP

4. Moby Play

5. MadonnaMusic

6. Linkin ParkHybrid Theory

7. Craig DavidBorn to Do It

8. The Corrs In Blue

9. RadioheadKid A

10. Ronan KeatingRonan