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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A Playlist From The iPod Of A Middle Schooler In 2007

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Something happened today that I never thought in a million years would happen. I opened up a drawer at my parents' house and I found my pink, 4th generation iPod Nano. I had not seen this thing since I graduated from the 8th grade, and the headphones have not left my ears since I pulled it out of that drawer. It's funny to me how music can take you back. You listen to a song and suddenly you're wearing a pair of gauchos, sitting on the bleachers in a gym somewhere, avoiding boys at all cost at your seventh grade dance. So if you were around in 2007 and feel like reminiscing, here is a playlist straight from the iPod of a middle schooler in 2007.

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2. "Hips Don't Lie" — Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean

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3. "Unwritten" — Natasha Bedingfield

4. "Run It!" — Chris Brown

5. "Girlfriend" — Avril Lavigne

6. "Move Along" — All-American Rejects

7. "Fergalicious" — Fergie

8. "Every Time We Touch" — Cascada

9. "Ms. New Booty" — Bubba Sparxxx

10. "Chain Hang Low" — Jibbs

11. "Smack That" — Akon ft. Eminem

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13. "Stupid Girls" — Pink

14. "Irreplaceable" — Beyonce

15. "Umbrella" — Rihanna ft. Jay-Z

16. "Don't Matter" — Akon

17. "Party Like A Rockstar" — Shop Boyz

18. "This Is Why I'm Hot" — Mims

19. "Beautiful Girls" — Sean Kingston

20. "Bartender" — T-Pain

21. "Pop, Lock and Drop It" — Huey

22. "Wait For You" — Elliot Yamin

23. "Lips Of An Angel" — Hinder

24. "Face Down" — Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

25. "Chasing Cars" — Snow Patrol

26. "No One" — Alicia Keys

27. "Cyclone" — Baby Bash ft. T-Pain

28. "Crank That" — Soulja Boy

29. "Kiss Kiss" — Chris Brown

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13 Quotes For All Of Us Empowered Female-Identifying People Out There

For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.

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For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.

1. Do you really need someone else's permission, acceptance, wink, or nod, or are you ready to give these to yourself? -The Universe

I get notes from the Universe everyday and all of them are so amazing and inspiring. There might be a few of them on this list. You can sign up for your own notes from the universe here.

2. The princess saves herself in this one. -Amanda Lovelace

The quote is based off a book called The Princess Saves Herself In This One, which is a collection of poetry about resilience, you can get the book here.

3. I'm made of more than you think. -Snow White, Mirror, Mirror

4. Other people's perception of you ain't none of your business. -Lisa Nichols

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5. Do you realize how many events and choices that had to occur since the birth of the universe leading to the making of just exactly the way you are? -Mrs. Which, A Wrinkle In Time

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12. Tell yourself it's easy. Tell yourself often. Make it an affirmation. Eat, sleep, breathe it, and you life shall be transformed. -The Universe

13. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. -Mark Twain 

Go on then, be empowered and trust your instincts, you've got big things coming... I can tell.

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