25 Early 2000s Rock Songs That Still rock Hard

25 Early 2000s Rock Songs That Still rock Hard

Because good music never gets old!


If you know me, you know I'm a throwback queen. I have more old than new music on my phone and that will probably never change. So today I'm sharing a few of my favorites:

1. "Hey Girl" by Dashboard Confessional (2003)

"Go on, go on, your cruel intentions
Won't solve your problems..."

2. "Keeper" by Yellowcard (2007)

Don't get me wrong, I love "Ocean Avenue", but I think "Keeper" is underrated and needs more attention.

3. "On Top Of the World" by Boys Like Girls (2006)

I got to hear this one live at their 10th anniversary tour a couple years ago. It's nearly impossible to pick my favorite song off this album, though.

4. "I Put the 'Metro' In Metronome" by Cute Is What We Aim For (2006)

"Style doesn't matter when you're on your back
Just remember that fact, just remember that."

5. "The Mixed Tape" by Jack's Mannequin (2005)

Featured on "One Tree Hill", along with "Dark Blue"

6. "Hear You Me" by Jimmy Eat World (2001)

Another pick from OTH. If you don't think of Jake leaving Peyton whenever you hear this song, you're lying.

7. "Watch You Fall" by One True Thing (2004)

Another band I had such a hard time picking just one song from.

8. "I Think About You Every Day" by A Rocket to the Moon (2007)

Okay, not exactly a rock song, but still a great song.

9. "I'd Do Anything" by Simple Plan (2002)

Fun fact, I actually first heard the Kidz Bop version of this growing up.

10. "Sugar, We're Goin' Down" by Fall Out Boy (2005)

I had to include one obvious one. If you were an emo kid in the mid-to-late 00's, did you lean more towards FOB, Panic!, or MCR?

11. "Dig" by Incubus (2006)

I still remember listening to this in seventh grade and making up a music video in my head featuring me and my crush.

12. "It's Not Your Fault" by New Found Glory (2006)

"It's not your fault, so please stop your crying now."

13. "Summer Fades to Fall" by Faber Drive (2007)

While it's not the end of summer yet, this is still a great summer jam.

14. "I Want to Hear You Sad" by The Early November (2005)

"For all of this, I'm better off without you."

15. "That's What You Get" by Paramore (2007)

Arguably the most iconic Paramore album, and my favorite song from it.

16. "My Paper Heart" by The All-American Rejects (2003)

"Please just don't play with me,

My paper heart will bleed."

17. "Ride" by The Cary Brothers (2007)

Okay, I swear I'll stop using songs that were featured in OTH, it's not my fault whoever did their soundtracks was good at their job.

18. "Holly (Would You Turn Me On?)" by All Time Low (2007)

"Too much of you is never enough."

19. "Nine in the Afternoon" by Panic! At The Disco (2008)

I leaned more towards FOB in the mid 2000's, but later on I was definitely more for Panic!, and this song goes hard no matter what year it is.

20. "Victims of Love" by Good Charlotte (2007)

"Everybody's hurt somebody before,

Everybody's been warned by somebody before

You can change but you'll always come back for more."

21. "Who I Am Hates Who I've Been" by Relient K (2004)

I could honestly listen to Matt Thiessen's voice forever.

22. "Boys of Summer" (covered) by The Ataris (2003)

Don't get me wrong, I love the original version of this song, but this is such a good cover!

23. "High School Never Ends" by Bowling For Soup (2006)

A funny song that you can't resist singing along to.

24. "SING" by My Chemical Romance (2010)

Okay, this one's 2010, but it's a great song nonetheless.

25. "This Is Your Life" by Switchfoot (2004)

"This is your life, are you who you want to be?"

Well, those are my picks. It was tough to narrow it down, but I hope this post was able to curb your throwback cravings. Or maybe make you want to listen to more throwbacks. Either way, enjoy some classic tunes!

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80 Nicki Minaj Lyrics Perfect For Instagram Captions

"Yo, you seen my last pic, go double-tap that for me."

Nicki Minaj lets the world know about her amazing Instagram skills in Beyonce's "Flawless," when she raps "Instagram another flawless pic." Do you have a #Flawless Instagram picture but need a clever caption to go with it? The Queen of Rap has plenty of Insta-worthy song lyrics.

*(Some lyrics have been edited to keep this article "PG". Feel free to look up the real Nicki Minaj lyrics if you hate the radio edit.)

When you want to diss a hater:

    1. "You couldn't get a fan if it was hangin' from the ceilin."
    2. "I'm throwing shade like it's sunny."
    3. "I'm in my own lane, you ain't in my category."
    4. "These (girls) couldn’t test me even if their name was Pop Quiz."
    5. "Yo, people will love you and support you when it's beneficial. I'ma forgive, I won't forget, but I'ma dead the issue."
    6. "Not that I don't got good vision, but I don't see competition."
    7. "I’m Angelina, you Jennifer. Come on (girl), you see where Brad at."
    8. "I look like "yes" and you look like "no"."
    9. "But if you're ugly it's a no text zone."
    10. "If you are my rival, then that means you're suicidal."
    11. "Shout out to my haters, Sorry that you couldn't faze me."
    12. "Trash talk to 'em then I put 'em in a Hefty."
    13. "Like I mean I don't even know why you girls bother at this point. Like give up, it's me, I win, you lose."
    14. "All these haters mad because I'm so established."
    15. "Competition? why yes I would love some."

When you want to tell people how awesome you are:

    16. "If I'm fake I ain't notice, cause my money ain't."
    17. "You can hate me, but why knock my hustle? I'ma be the queen, no matter how they shuffle."
    18. "Let me make this clear, I’m not difficult, I’m just ’bout my business."
    19. "I'm feelin' myself."
    20. "Excuse me honey, but nobody's in my lane."
    21. "Put me on a dollar cause I'm who they trust in."
    22. "I don’t say “Hi”, I say “Keys to the Benz.”"
    23. "I've been hot since flip phones" "Running this game for 5 years. Guess that's why my feet hurt."
    24. "Hotter than a middle eastern climate."
    25. "My money’s so tall that my Barbies gotta climb it."
    26. "No, I'm not lucky, I'm blessed, yes."
    27."I ain't gotta compete with a single soul."
    28. "'X' in the box, cause ain't nobody checking me."
    29."Excuse me, I'm sorry, I'm really such a lady."
    30. "Honestly I gotta stay as fly as I can be."

When you're hanging with your clique:

    31. "Cherish these nights, cherish these people. Life is a movie, but there will never be a sequel."
    32. "I’m with some hood girls lookin’ back at it."
    33. "We dope girls, we flawless. We the poster girls for all this."
    34. "Pretty gang, always keep them (boys) on geek."
    35. "The night is still young, and so are we!"
    36. "If you ain’t on the team, you playin’ for team D, ’Cause we A-listers, we paid sisters."
    37. "Pretty (girls) only could get in my posse."
    38. "Cause we the mean girls, y-yes we so fetch."
    39. "We fresh to death, down to the shoes."
    40. "Ain't at no wedding but all my girls cake tops."
    41. "Got a whole bunch of pretty gang in my clique."
    42. "Clap for the heavyweight champ, me, But I couldn't do it all alone, WE."
    43. "Put your drinks up, It's a celebration every time we link up."
    44. "I'm with some flawless (girls) because they be mobbin' pretty."

When you're hanging with your significant other:

    45. "He tryna kick it like a ninja."
    46. "He could tell that I was wifey material."
    47. "Ayo, I just wanna be your first go to."
    48. "You got spark, you, you got spunk. You, you got something all the girls want."
    49. Find me in the dark, I'll be in the stars, Find me in your heart, I'm in need of your love."
    50. "They holler at me, but it's you, you."
    51. "I'm not living right, I’m not living if you’re not by my side."
    52. "I just wanna be somebody that can add to, your wife, be a friend, be a teacher and a fan, too."
    53. "I just wanna be your favorite."
    54. "He was the realest, I was the baddest, we was the illest."
    55. "I know you can save me and make me feel alive."
    56. "Yes I'll be your girl, forever your lady, You ain't ever gotta worry, I'm down for you baby."
    57. "Baby you my everything, You all I ever wanted."

When you're single and loving it:

    58. "You could be the king, but watch the queen conquer!"
    59. "Thats why I'm crowned queen, and I ain't looking for the prom king."
    60. "I like independent, like July 4th."
    61. "I ain't never need a man, to take care of me."
    62. "He be like, "Yo, you so legendary", But he can tell just by my face he ain't getting any."
    63. "I am not Jasmine, I am Aladdin."
    64. "I don't even brake when I'm backing up, I'll swerve on a (boy) if he acting up."
    65. "So many boys in here where do I begin?"

When you're just living life:

    66. "I never worry, life is a journey. I just wanna enjoy the ride."
    67. "Tonight is the night that I'ma get twisted."
    68. "I’mma keep it movin', be classy and graceful."
    69. "So make sure the stars is what you aim for, make mistakes though."
    70. "And we gon' hangover the next day. But we will remember this day."
    71. "My only motto in my life is don't lose."
    72. "Take me, or leave me, I'll never be perfect. Believe me, I'm worth it."
    73. "I believe that life is a prize, but to live doesn't mean you're alive."
    74. "I wish that I could have this moment for life."
    75. "If I scream, if I cry, It's only 'cause I feel alive."
    76. "I can't believe it, it's so amazing. This club is heating, this party's blazing.""
    77. "It's so amazing, I figured out this world is ours for the taking."
    78. "I am not a girl that can ever be defined."
    79. "I got next, I'm gonna shine."
    80. "This is my moment I just feel so alive."

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A Look Back At Aretha Franklin's Life As The Queen Of Soul

A tribute to one of the greatest voices of all time.


Born from two gospel singers in Memphis, Tennessee, on March 25th, 1942, Aretha Louis Franklin was destined for a life of stardom, but not without some challenges.

Aretha has always been extremely private about her personal life. Her mother reportedly abandoned her family when Franklin was ten, the world later found out she died March 7, 1952. She has four kids in which the father is not publicly known for two of. She was married twice, the first being Glynn Turman with the marriage lasting 1978-1984, then to Ted White from 1961-1969, both ending in divorce. In 1979 her father was shot by burglars. She rarely discusses her father's death to the media in hopes to keep it private.

In 1956 Franklin's first recording is released entitled "Spirituals", which later was re-released as "Songs of Faith: The Gospel Sound of Aretha Franklin". Just four years later in 1960, Franklin signed with Columbia Records, but her success didn't come immediately. It wasn't until 1967 when her first number one single "Respect" was released alongside other hits "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" and "Baby I Love You."

"Respect" went on to win her the first two of her now eighteen Grammy awards in 1968.

In 1987 Franklin made history by becoming the first female to ever be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Just a few years later in 1991, Franklin receives the Grammy Legend Award before going on to win eight more Grammy awards in her career, including a Lifetime Achievement award.

One of Franklin's greatest accomplishments was being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George W. Bush in 2004. She received this for helping shape the United State's artistic freedom. Five years later in January of 2009, Franklin held the honor of performing at the Presidential Inauguration of President Barack Obama.

In February 2017, Franklin announces her retirement from performing. The singer said she would still be recording a final album, but no longer would be in concert after a lifetime of performing. Franklin has been not only the voice of a generation, but she has become an iconic star whose voice and songs will live on forever.

Franklin passed away in her home August 16th, 2018 surrounded by her family in friends after being diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer. Franklin's legacy will live on for generations to come and will likely never be forgotten.

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