60 Songs From The Early 2000s Millennial Women Still Know ALL The Words To
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60 Songs From The Early 2000s Millennial Women Still Know ALL The Words To

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60 Songs From The Early 2000s Millennial Women Still Know ALL The Words To

Let's be honest: We all miss the 2000s. This decade was primetime for us babies of the 1990s.

We were living our best lives. It was the decade of wild fashion, nearly-perfect television on Disney Channel, and celebrity gossip that fueled lunch table debates. All of these helped to define the decade. However, the one thing everyone remembers from this time was music. The songs of the 2000s still live on today. Whenever they come on, you know who grew up in the 2000s because you can hear us scream the lyrics and watch us dance like we're in the music videos.

Here are all of the best songs from every college kid's favorite decade: the 2000s.

1. "The Real Slim Shady"- Eminem, 2000

This song is 18 years old and yet people still stand up and make a joke when they hear "Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?"

2."Thnks fr th Mmrs"- Fall Out Boy, 2007

11 years later and I'm still confused by the missing letters in the title...?

3. "Before He Cheats"- Carrie Underwood, 2005

7th grade Maria thought slashing tires was the epitome of cool because of this song

4. "Hollaback Girl"- Gwen Stefani, 2004

I still use this song to spell bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S.

5. "She Will Be Loved"- Maroon 5, 2002

Every girl's go-to song for their first broken heart

6. "S.O.S"- Jonas Brothers, 2007

"Cause hugs are overrated, just FYI" deserved a Grammy, in my opinion

7. "Sk8er Boi"- Avril Lavigne, 2002

This song kicked off my short lived skateboarder phase

8. "Party in the U.S.A"- Miley Cyrus, 2009

This was the anthem for every middle school girl for years to come

This song is great but also beyond awkward.

10. "Lose Yourself"- Eminem, 2002

If you don't understand the reference "mom's spaghetti", we can't be friends

11."You Belong With Me"- Taylor Swift, 2008

Throwback to sweet, curly-haired Taylor. It's amazing what 10 years can do

12. "Mr. Brightside"- The Killers, 2004

Is there anyone who doesn't scream along to the beginning of this song?

13. "Hey Ya!"- Outkast, 2003

Do kids today know what a Polaroid picture is? and the reason you shake it?

14. "Low"- Flo Rida, 2007

This song came out and everyone needed apple bottom jeans

15. "Fergalicious"- Fergie, 2006

I can only spell glamorous because of this song

16."Jenny From The Block"- Jennifer Lopez, 2002

J. Lo can do no wrong

17. "Bye Bye Bye"- NSYNC, 2000

This will go down in history as the most insane yet brilliant music video ever

18. "Best I Ever Had"- Drake, 2009

"You can have my heart or we can share it like the last slice" is still the most romantic rap line ever

19. "Drops of Jupiter"- Train, 2001

My favorite song of all time

20. "Crazy in Love"- Beyonce ft. Jay-Z, 2003

Way before Beyonce was Ms. Carter

21. "The Anthem"- Good Charlotte, 2002

This is the song I danced around in pajamas and screamed along to into a hairbrush

22. "Empire State of Mind"- Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys, 2009

*Uses lyrics for every Instagram caption when in NYC*

23. "Umbrella"- Rihanna ft. Jay-Z, 2007

Rihanna for Queen of Everything 2018

24. "Pon de Replay"- Rihanna, 2005

Queen RiRi part 2

25. "Since U Been Gone"- Kelly Clarkson, 2004

This song makes me want an ex-boyfriend just so I can think I'm making him jealous

26. "Oops, I Did It Again"- Britney Spears, 2000

27. "Yeah!"- Usher ft. Ludacris, Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz, 2004

This song never gets old.

28. "Dani California"- The Red Hot Chili Peppers, 2006

I've heard this song for 12 years and just found out what the lyrics are...

29. "Toxic"- Britney Spears, 2003

It's Britney, Bitch

30. "It's Gonna Be Me"- NSYNC, 2000

Cue the endless J.T. memes

31. "Dirty Little Secret"- The All-American Rejects, 2005

If you haven't seen this music video, stop reading and watch it now

32. "Complicated"- Avril Lavigne, 2002

One time, I saw Avril Lavigne wear a tie and studded belt, so I bought a tie and studded belt

33. "Single Ladies"- Beyonce, 2008

*Puts hands up*

34. "7 Things"- Miley Cyrus, 2008

7th grade Maria sang this about her ex-boyfriend constantly...

35. "Lady Marmalade"- Christina Aguilera, Mya, Lil' Kim, Pink, 2001

Another song I just learned the actual lyrics of!

36. "I Kissed A Girl"- Katy Perry, 2008

This song made quite the splash in the catholic middle school scene

37. "Milkshake"- Kelis, 2003

This song was more fun when I thought it was about an actual milkshake

38. "Hips Don't Lie" - Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean, 2005

I'm ready for a Shakira comeback, ASAP.

39. "Gold Digger"- Kanye West ft. Jamie Foxx, 2005

Old school Kanye was the best Kanye: Exhibit A

40. "Stronger"- Kanye West, 2007

See previous: Exhibit B

41. "Paper Planes"- M.I.A., 2007

11 years later and this song is still stuck in my head

42. "Rehab"- Amy Winehouse, 2006

I've never missed an artist more than I miss Amy Winehouse

43. "Crank That (Soulja Boy)"- Soulja Boy, 2007

If you think I don't remember the dance to this, you would be wrong

44. "Bad Day"- Daniel Powter, 2005

This song was impossible to escape in 2005 and that still applies today

45. "Beautiful"- Christina Aguilera, 2002

The only version of this song we need is Damien at the talent show from Mean Girls

46. "The Middle"- Jimmy Eat World, 2001

*Sings along by singing 'mhmhmmhmmhm' the whole time*

47. "Survivor"- Destiny's Child ft. Da Brat, 2001

*Plays on repeat to survive the semester8

48. "Cry Me a River"- Justin Timberlake, 2002

JT post-NSYNC is my favorite JT

49. "Float On"- Modern Mouse, 2004

I've never met a person who doesn't scream "Float on, Alright" when this song is on

50. "We Belong Together"- Mariah Carey, 2005

I've come to the conclusion that Mariah doesn't age... Can I get your secrets, Mimi?

51. "SexyBack"- Justin Timberlake ft. Timbaland, 2006

Justin ditching the ramen noodle hair was the best decision of his career

52. "My Prerogative"- Britney Spears, 2004

I love this music video just for the 'drives car into a pool' scene

53. "Damaged"- Danity Kane, 2008

I'm starting a petition to bring back Danity Kane

54. "Your Body is a Wonderland"- John Mayer, 2001

My love/hate relationship with John Mayer started with this song

55. "When I Grow Up"- Pussycat Dolls, 2008

Throwback to when the scandal was over whether they sang "groupies" or "boobies." (It was groupies, obviously).

56. "If I Aint Got You"- Alicia Keys, 2003

Can I be you, Alicia? Just let me know

57. "1000 Miles"- Vaness Carlton, 2001

Cue the mini horse vine on repeat

58. "Beautiful Soul"- Jesse McCartney, 2004

Fact: It's 2018 and I still have a crush on Jesse McCartney

59. "Day N Nite"- Kid Cudi, 2009

If someone will explain to me why I think of neon lights when I hear this song, I'm open to suggestions!

60. "Your Body is a Wonderland"- John Mayer, 2006

The love/hate relationship continues

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