15 Best Throwback Songs Of The 2000's

15 Best Throwback Songs Of The 2000's

TBT to a better time.
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The 2000s were a crazy time. Britney rocked a full denim dress, Facebook was launched, and who could forget the famous Janet Jackson Super Bowl incident? The 2000s were a time for experimentation and boy bands, so I've listed the 15 best throwback songs of the 2000s below.



15. "Fergalicious" - Fergie (2006)

Who could forget this iconic song? By breaking out from The Black Eyed Peas, Fergie not only created a new word, but also sang her way into our hearts.



14. "Toxic" - Britney Spears (2003)

Baby, can't you see? This song will always be one of the best. The queen of pop gained her title when she released this hit single.



13. "Low" - Flo Rida (2008)

To this day, a person wearing apple-bottom jeans with fur lined boots in a club still boggles my mind. However, we all instantly revert back to our middle school selves whenever this song comes on.



12. "Get Low" - Lil Jon (2003)

As another defining song of being a prepubescent child in the 2000s, Lil Jon screamed his way into our hearts. A little raunchy and a lot of gross, "Get Low" is still the song that we all get down to.



11. "Lose Control" - Missy Elliott (2005)

Do I even need to explain why this song is on the list? Missy Elliott is a powerhouse and this song was in every movie focusing on dancing that came out in the 2000s.



10. "Hot In Herre" - Nelly (2002)

I'm still not sure why there's an extra "r" in here, but I do know that Nelly wanted everyone to be naked in the club. You go, Nelly.


9. "Laffy Taffy" - D4L (2005)

I still think of rappers shaking the Willy Wonka candy when this song comes on, but the beat is just too amazing to not dance to.



8. "Hey There Delilah" - Plain White T's (2005)

We all wanted to be Delilah when this song came out. A man singing about how he loved this girl so much even though she was so far from him still pulls on the heart strings.


7. "Stacy's Mom" - Fountains of Wayne (2003)

To be honest, this song is very creepy, but it's also amazing and is so catchy that we have to sing along to it.



6. "Mr. Brightside" - The Killers (2004)

This was the number one song explaining jealousy. The Killers themselves are iconic, but this song launched them into the stratosphere. It's still played on the radio along with new hits and it will forever be one of the most amazing songs ever.



5. "Bye Bye Bye" - 'N Sync (2000)

We finally reach the most iconic boy band of the early 2000s. They were all so dreamy and "Bye Bye Bye" propelled them into stardom. The dance that was easy to learn was also a nice touch.


4. "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" - Green Day (2004)

There's no better song to describe middle school angst than this punk anthem from Green Day. When this originally came out, most of us who were listening had no idea what they were really talking about, but it didn't stop us from singing our hearts out and strumming our imaginary guitar.


3. "Ignition (remix)" - R. Kelly (2003)

Oh man, "Ignition" is an amazing song. Everyone who heard it sang along and it's still remixed and played in clubs around the country.


2. "Move Along" - The All American Rejects (2005)

The All American Rejects, another famous boy band, sang this anthem of our hearts. Going through puberty was hard, but having this song telling us to just keep moving on still gets our heads bobbing. You probably even still know all of the lyrics.



1. "Sk8er Boi" - Avril Lavigne (2002)

Do I even need to say anything? The original Canadian alternative rocker, Avril Lavigne, marked her place in history with this song. "Sk8er Boi" was so good and, better yet, it had a great message: don't judge others based on what they look like. You go, Avril Lavigne.



All of these songs defined a generation and are probably still on everyone's iPod/iPhone to this day. Most of these artists are still producing music, but they will never top these 15 iconic works of art.

P.S. I highly recommend that you watch all of these music videos in the next hour.

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I can readily admit that I’ve been a part of Bachelor fantasy leagues, watch parties, solo watching — you name it, I’ve gone the whole nine yards. While I will admit that the show can be incredibly trashy at times, something about it makes me want to watch it that much more. So when I found out that The Bachelor was holding auditions in Houston, I had to investigate.

While I never had the intention of actually auditioning, there was no way I would miss an opportunity to spend some time people watching and check out the filming location of one of my favorite TV shows.

The casting location of The Bachelor, The Downtown Aquarium in Houston, was less than two blocks away from my office. I assumed that I would easily be able to spot the audition line, secretly hoping that the endless line of people would beg the question: what fish could draw THAT big of a crowd?

As I trekked around the tanks full of aquatic creatures in my bright pink dress and heels (feeling somewhat silly for being in such nice clothes in an aquarium and being really proud of myself for somewhat looking the part), I realized that these auditions would be a lot harder to find than I thought.

Finally, I followed the scent of hairspray leading me up the elevator to the third floor of the aquarium.

The doors slid open. I found myself at the end of a large line of 20-something-year-old men and women and I could feel all eyes on me, their next competitor. I watched as one woman pulled out her travel sized hair curler, someone practiced answering interview questions with a companion, and a man (who was definitely a little too old to be the next bachelor) trying out his own pick-up lines on some of the women standing next to him.

I walked to the end of the line (trying to maintain my nonchalant attitude — I don’t want to find love on a TV show). As I looked around, I realized that one woman had not taken her eyes off of me. She batted her fake eyelashes and looked at her friend, mumbling something about the *grumble mumble* “girl in the pink dress.”

I felt a wave of insecurity as I looked down at my body, immediately beginning to recognize the minor flaws in my appearance.

The string hanging off my dress, the bruise on my ankle, the smudge of mascara I was sure I had on the left corner of my eye. I could feel myself begin to sweat. These women were all so gorgeous. Everyone’s hair was perfectly in place, their eyeliner was done flawlessly, and most of them looked like they had just walked off the runway. Obviously, I stuck out like a sore thumb.

I walked over to the couches and sat down. For someone who for the most part spent most of the two hours each Monday night mocking the cast, I was shocked by how much pressure and tension I felt in the room.

A cop, stationed outside the audition room, looked over at me. After a brief explanation that I was just there to watch, he smiled and offered me a tour around the audition space. I watched the lines of beautiful people walk in and out of the space, realizing that each and every one of these contestants to-be was fixated on their own flaws rather than actually worrying about “love.”

Being with all these people, I can see why it’s so easy to get sucked into the fantasy. Reality TV sells because it’s different than real life. And really, what girl wouldn’t like a rose?

Why was I so intimidated by these people? Reality TV is actually the biggest oxymoron. In real life, one person doesn’t get to call all the shots. Every night isn’t going to be in a helicopter looking over the south of France. A real relationship depends on more than the first impression.

The best part of being in a relationship is the reality. The best part about yourself isn’t your high heels. It’s not the perfect dress or the great pick-up lines. It’s being with the person that you can be real with. While I will always be a fan of The Bachelor franchise, this was a nice dose of reality. I think I’ll stick to my cheap sushi dates and getting caught in the rain.

But for anyone who wants to be on The Bachelor, let me just tell you: Your mom was right. There really are a lot of fish in the sea. Or at least at the aquarium.

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