85 One-Hit Wonders of the 2000s

Updated on June 27, 2020
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Make a 2000s nostalgia playlist featuring these favorite one-hit wonders from the era. A one-hit wonder is an artist who achieves success primarily for one song.
Make a 2000s nostalgia playlist featuring these favorite one-hit wonders from the era. A one-hit wonder is an artist who achieves success primarily for one song. | Source

Throwback to Not That Long Ago

We never really settled on what to call the 2000s, but they're gone now. It was a decade of technology, terror, and turmoil.

The decade opened up with a contested Presidential election. Who can forget the Florida manual recount and those hanging chads? Overall election results weren't known for a month. The world changed suddenly on 9/11 with those staggering visual images and loss of life. The ensuing debate over weapons of mass destruction and the War on Terror eventually highlighted a nation at conflict with itself.

The dot-com bubble burst, and once-admired companies such as Enron, WorldCom, and Adelphia Communications went bankrupt as a result of corrupt accounting practices. We should have learned that when it seems too good to be true, it usually is. After the housing market boom, that bubble burst too, thus leaving many in the Great Recession underwater in their mortgages. It left a nation clamoring for hope and change, and the first African American President was inaugurated into office in 2009.

Individual states began to pass laws that restricted public smoking and permitted civil unions. While kids played with razor scooters, zhu zhu dolls, Tamagotchis, and Monster High dolls, what they really dreamed about was an iPod. We went through the Classic, Mini, Nano, Shuffle, and Touch versions, and in 2007, the revolutionary iPhone changed our world. Now, you can barely find a flip phone. Social networking hangouts like Myspace, Facebook, and Twitter and crowdsourcing sites like Wikipedia and Reddit were also just getting started.

Even if the 2000s isn't a decade that makes you feel all sentimental and mushy, you have to admit that the music was on point. Make a nostalgia playlist full of popular one-hit wonders from the era. Relive the magic and hope that it's not too late for your favorite artist to take themselves off this list with a follow-up hit.

1. "Heaven" by Los Lonely Boys

The narrator in this 2004 Grammy Award-winning pop song is a man who is lost, weary, and in search of spiritual guidance. Feeling locked up and miserable, he beckons God to save him from the prison that he's been living in within himself. The narrator hopes that if he shows faith, then the Lord will bestow upon him a heavenly reward. Seems legit, right?

This debut song from the band's self-titled album peaked at number 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and crossed over to the country charts. "Heaven" was their only hit.

2. "The Boys of Summer" by The Ataris

If this rock song sounds familiar, it's because it's a remake of a 1984 Don Henley hit song. It's also one of Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time." The Ataris are a rock band best known for their 2003 cover version of this tune which climbed to #20 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and made them a one-hit wonder.

The lyrics describe a man's fond remembrance of a young woman he had a summer romance with in his youth. The memory of her beach-tanned skin, slicked back hair, and wide smile will always be with him. (I wonder if his wife knows that the flame is still burning for her?)

3. "Stacy's Mom" by Fountains of Wayne

Yep. "Stacy's mom has got it goin' on."

Let's hear it for those stressed-out women in mom jeans and Keds. This 2003 rock ditty gives a shout out to ladies who are better than 40. The premise of the tune is that a high school dude feigns a crush on his classmate, Stacy, because he's attracted to her smokin' hot mother. Yeah, it's a little icky, but the song is also laugh-worthy. What's really awkward is that the tune was based on an actual crush. While growing up, a prepubescent friend of one of the band members had a crush on the guy's grandmother.

In this hit, the narrator has an active fantasy life and finds an excuse to invite himself over to Stacy's house. He inquires about Stacy's mother's whereabouts, then points out to her how grown up he has become. The humorous, catchy song was a hit in several countries and peaked at #21 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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4. "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol

This 2006 rock tune is one of the decade's most played songs, enjoying particular popularity in the United Kingdom. In the United States, the love ballad was repeatedly featured as a part of the television show Grey's Anatomy and reached #5 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

"Chasing Cars" describes what it's like yearn for someone so much that they are all you need in the world. At the same time, however, you feel unsure how to adequately express your love for them.

The allusion to "chasing cars" comes from a clever quip the songwriter's father made about a girl the songwriter was infatuated with: "You're like a dog chasing a car. You'll never catch it, and you just wouldn't know what to do with it if you did." Perhaps the song resonates so much with people is because we've all been the dog chasing that car at some time or another.

5. "Bulletproof" by La Roux

With a contagious beat and a memorable hook, this 2009 electro-pop song climbed to #8 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and became an international hit. The narrator is tired of repeating her mistakes. She confidently assures both herself and the one who has hoodwinked her in the past that

This time, baby, I'll be
This time, baby, I'll be

Although the song brought La Roux success, singer Elly Jackson attributed her panic attacks to the song's popularity. As a result, she later came to regret the hit.

6. "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley

In this 2006 worldwide hit, the song's narrator refers to the thin line between self-control and losing your mind. As he breaks free from expectations to explore his true identity, he questions whether he's the crazy one or everyone else is. The Grammy-winning Award song was a global smash hit for the duo of Cee Lo Green and Danger Mouse, together known as Gnarls Barkley.

The neo-soul song peaked at #2 on US Billboard Hot 100 and was also named to the updated list of Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time." Even though Cee Lo Green had an individual song that was a follow-up success ("F*ck You" in 2010), Gnarls Barkley wasn't able to repeat their chart success.

7. "Collide" by Howie Day

Romance among opposites is a bittersweet bargain. If you've ever been involved in one, you understand the angst. It's not easy being involved with someone completely different from you.

The man in this 2004 love song feels both intense attraction for his lover as well as insecurity about their relationship. Their personalities and what they seek in a relationship differ dramatically, and as a result, the two sometimes find themselves at odds. Although the intensity of his emotions scares him, he doesn't want to give up what they have together.

The soft rock song climbed to #20 on the US Billboard Hot 100. However, the accomplishment was a one-off for Howie Day. In 2018, when Day was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend at the Seattle airport, she told police that his violent outburst was partially because Day had been upset that his career had petered out and he was running out of cash.

Musical One-Hit Wonder

An artist who achieves mainstream success for a single song. ("Mainstream success" is often defined by a peak position in the top 40 of the US Billboard Hot 100). The musician may have had successful songs, however, on country, R&B, rock, adult contemporary, or other recognized music charts or in other countries.

8. "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt

Back in 2005, you couldn't change the radio station without hearing this chart-topper on multiple channels. Even James Blunt called his own pop song "annoying" and apologized because it was so overplayed.

He was inspired to write the worldwide hit after he locked eyes with his ex-girlfriend on the London Underground when she was with another guy, someone he didn't know existed. They never spoke to one another again. Blunt reportedly wrote the song in less than three minutes.

Blunt criticizes people who misinterpret "You're Beautiful" as a love song and play it at their wedding. (You weren't one of them, were you?) The song instead describes a man on drugs who is obsessed with another guy's girlfriend. The creeper watches the woman with her boyfriend on the subway.

9. "Butterfly" by Crazy Town

In this rap/pop hybrid from 2000, one-hit wonder Crazy Town expresses magnetic attraction for a sexy lady. Calling her "my butterfly," the narrator beckons her to dance with him. He spills a little TMI (too much information) with the lyrics, "Fierce nipple pierce you got me sprung with your tongue ring" and describes that the basis of their relationship is both physical and emotional. The song became a global sensation and hit the top of the charts in the US and many other countries.

10. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" by Blu Cantrell

The R&B diva in this 2001 ditty schools women on how to settle a score with a cheating lover. The narrator caught her man cheating, and rather than crumble like a cookie (hell no) she made a game out of revenge-seeking. In draining her man's cash, ruining his credit, and selling everything he owned, the woman ensured he would never forget the errors of his ways. The song was internationally popular and rose to #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

11. "I'm a New Soul" by Yael Naim

In the context of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the financial and political turmoil at home, this 2008 folk tune provided respite. It features a narrator who claims to be a new soul, a neophyte at life. She admits to making many mistakes in her quest at learning how to communicate and share productively, process her emotions, and evaluate the world around her. Popular in many countries, the song topped out at #7 on US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

12. "Bad Day" by Daniel Powter

Suck it up, buttercup. This 2005 pop ditty is a power anthem that reminds you that while you had a bad day, you'll manage to make it through. Sure, you feel washed out, washed up, and about to fall to pieces. Nothing is going your way. You sing a sad song, wallowing in your sorry life. You fake a smile, but you're not fooling anyone. Just own the misery and resolve to rise again tomorrow.

If you watched American Idol in the 2000s, then you recall that this was their original elimination song. I always pitied the show's losers who had just received crushing news yet had to linger on stage while this song played.

Powter wrote the song in less than an hour. Although it reached the top spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 and was a worldwide hit, he later referred to the song as "garbage."

13. "The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World

The upbeat message behind this internally popular 2001 rock song is you do "you" and never mind what others say. Whether you're in your teens or much older, we could all use this encouragement—especially when facing new situations and we're trying to adjust:

Hey, don't write yourself off yet
It's only in your head you feel left out or looked down on
Just try your best
Try everything you can
And don't you worry what they tell themselves when you're away.

The song reached #5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Although the band had a number of singles that charted on the US Alternative chart, "The Middle" was their only mainstream hit, thus making them a one-hit wonder.

14. "Wherever You Will Go" by The Calling

The man in this achingly beautiful 2001 love song cares so deeply for his partner that he is concerned about her welfare even after he is gone. He worries whether she could make it alone. Will there be someone to take his place to help her? Selflessly, he wants to guide the woman he loves through her most difficult days to ensure that she flourishes.

The song was written after a band member's cousin lost her husband of 50 years. Climbing to #5 on the US Hot 100 chart and enjoying international popularity as well, it resonated with many Americans following the 9/11 attacks.

How Much Do You Remember About the 2000s?

Wikipedia was launched in 2001 based on the wisdom of crowdsourcing
In 2006, Pluto was officially demoted to a dwarf planet
The first season of NBC's "The Apprentice" aired in 2004
Janet Jackson had a "wardrobe malfunction" during her Superbowl halftime show with Justin Timberlake in February 2004
The seventh and final main volume of The Harry Potter series was published in July 2007
In August 2005, at least 1,836 people died as a result of Category 5 Hurricane Katrina and its subsequent flooding
In 2003, The Human Genome Project was completed, conducting whole genome sequencing on humans
Apple introduced the iPod in October 2001
In 2009, Silly Bandz hit the first American retail store
The first camera phone in North America was sold in 2004
The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people
In 2000, Vermont became the first state to legalize same-sex civil unions.
In 2005, the first successful partial face transplant was performed
In October 2000, AT&T became the first American cellular company to offer text messaging
The US Supreme Court ultimately decided the results of the 2000 Presidential election.
Concerns about Y2K passed without widespread computer malfunctions
The dot-com bubble burst in 2001, leading to recession
Direct-to-consumer genetic testing first became available in 2007 at a cost of around $1,000 per test
Barack Obama was inaugurated as the first African American President of the US in 2009
The Wii home video game console was introduced in 2006
The USB flash drive first appeared on the market in 2000
Webkinz plush toys were introduced in 2005
The 2009 H1N1 (swine flu) flu pandemic struck the United States and was declared a national emergency by President Obama.
iTunes was launched in 2001, MySpace and Skype in 2003, Facebook in 2004, YouTube and Google Maps in 2005, and Twitter in 2006
The Segway was first marketed in 2001
Music file-sharing service Napster shut down in July 2001 after it was successfully sued by record companies for copyright infringement
Low rise jeans (that often exposed thongs) were all the rage in the early 2000s
You were there, but do you remember?

15. "Just the Girl" by The Click Five

Some people are gluttons for punishment. The guy in this 2005 rock ditty is inexplicably attracted to a woman with a cruel streak. She laughs at his dreams, cops an attitude, and pushed him in the pool at their last school reunion. (How old are they exactly?) Even so, she remains a bittersweet enigma and keeps him coming back for more rejection.

"Just the Girl" peaked at #11 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, the only song for The Click Fire to do so.

16. "Flavor of the Weak" by American Hi-Fi

Pining away for a girl from afar, the narrator in this 2001 rock song claims she's being deceived by a cheating boyfriend. While she naively sits at home, he

  • stays stoned
  • knows nothing about her
  • leaves her at home on Friday nights and
  • has posters on the wall of all the girls he wishes she was.

The phrase "flavor of the weak" is a clever play on words rather than a misspelling.

Where were you and what were you doing in the 2000s? Tell us in the Comments Section below.

17. "I Wish" by Carl Thomas

Full of regret, the crestfallen guy in this R&B/mainstream crossover hit from 2000 met the woman of his dreams. But after investing all of his emotions in the relationship, he discovered that Ms. Right is unhappily married with children. It's a lose/lose situation. Although he loves her, he wishes he never met her.

18. "Who Let the Dogs Out?" by Baha Men

"Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof." This calypso-inspired tune from 2000 became an international phenomenon and an anthem at many sporting events. With barking that sounds like a dog pound, it climbed to the fortieth spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. As popular as it was, however, the Grammy Award-winning hit was tagged as one of the "most annoying" and worst songs of the era. Did you love it or hate it?

19. "1985" by Bowling for Soup

Pure eighties nostalgia can be found in this 2004 rock song. Climbing to #23 on the US Billboard Hot 100, the song highlights the life of a middle-aged woman who is stuck in a time warp. Back in her teen years, she was never able to live the life she wanted. She had big dreams back before she settled down and started a family:

She was gonna be an actress
She was gonna be a star
She was gonna shake her a**
On the hood of White Snake's car.

Now, however, the middle-aged woman lives in the past and

  • drives an SUV
  • takes Prozac
  • leads an uncool, boring life
  • has two teenagers and
  • is married to a CPA, the only man she's ever been with.

Live your life with no regrets so that you don't look back on your past like this lady does.

20. "Girl Next Door" by Saving Jane

In high school, maybe you could identify with the girl in this 2005 rock song. She describes herself as the last one standing, a back seat debutante, and the small town girl next door.

While she doesn't have a terrible life, the narrator is envious of a popular girl who seems to have everything she doesn't. Her rival is a cheerleader, the prom queen, the class president, and a glamorous Miss America type. Both inside and out, there's no denying that popular the girl seems perfect. Everybody loves her, and there's just no competing. The song peaked at #31 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Bratz fashion dolls were introduced in 2001.  The toys featured full, lush lips with lipstick and large, almond-shaped eyes with eyeshadow.  The 10-inch dolls competed with Mattel's Barbie product line and consisted of 40% of the fashion doll market.
Bratz fashion dolls were introduced in 2001. The toys featured full, lush lips with lipstick and large, almond-shaped eyes with eyeshadow. The 10-inch dolls competed with Mattel's Barbie product line and consisted of 40% of the fashion doll market. | Source

Even More One-Hit Wonders of the 2000s

Year Released
21. Pop, Lock & Drop It
Huey (featuring Trey Songz)
22. Listen to Your Heart
23. The Reason
24. Lean Back
Terror Squad
25. Breathless
The Corrs
26. I Wanna Be Bad
Willa Ford (featuring Royce da 5'9")
27. Inside Your Heaven
Bo Bice
28. Another Dumb Blonde
29. Party Like a Rockstar
Shop Boyz
30. Get Over Yourself
Eden's Crush
31. Days Go By
Dirty Vegas
32. For You I Will (Confidence)
Teddy Geiger
33. Back Here
34. All the Things She Said
35. I Love College
Asher Roth
36. Throw Some D's
Rich Boy
37. Right Now
38. Teenage Dirtbag
39. Laffy Taffy
40. 1234
41. Mercy
42. Absolutely (Story of a Girl)
Nine Days
43. Shake It
Metro Station
44. Me & You
45. He Loves U Not
46. Why Can't I?
Liz Phair
47. Gotta Tell You
Samantha Mumba
48. A Bay Bay
Hurricane Chris
49. round the World (La La La La La)
50. Turn Me On
Kevin Lyttle
51. Whine Up
Kat DeLuna (featuring Elephant Man)
52. Ocean Avenue
53. Here (In Your Arms)
54. Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh)
Lumidee (featuring Busta Rimes & Fabolous)
55. Addictive
Truth Hurts (featuring Rakim)
56. Headstrong
57. Paper Planes
58. Where'd You Go
Fort Minor (featuring Holly Brook & Jonah Matranga)
59. The Way I Am
Ingrid Michaelson
60. Walk Away (Remember Me)
Paula DeAnda
61. I Like That
Houston (featuring Chingy, Nate Dogg & I-20)
62. No More (Baby I'ma Do Right)
63. Crazy for This Girl
Evan and Jaron
64. Because I Got High
65. (There's Gotta Be) More to Life
Stacie Orrico
66. All the Above
67. American Boy
Estelle (featuring Kanye West)
68. Chain Hang Low
69. I Believe in a Thing Called Love
The Darkness
70. F**k It (I Don't Want You Back)
71. I Loved Her First
72. Scars
Papa Roach
73. Through Glass
Stone Sour
74. Crush
David Archuleta
75. Angel
Amanda Perez
76. According to You
77. Pray for You
Jaron Lowenstein
78. Beverly Hills
79. Dog Days are Over
Florence + The Machine
80. Just Got Started Lovin' You
James Otto
81. Handlebars
82. Uprising
83. Black and Gold
Sam Sparro
84. Second Chance
85. Back Here
Know a one-hit wonder that should be on this playlist? Make a suggestion in the Comments Section below.

Questions & Answers

  • Why aren't these two artists on this list of one-hit wonders: Soulja Boy for "Crank That" and Sean Kingston for "Beautiful Girls"?

    There's a simple answer. They are not one-hit wonders. Soulja Boy had several other Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart: "Soulja Girl" (2007), "Kiss Me Through the Phone" (2008), "Turn My Swag On" (2008), and "Pretty Boy Swag" (2010). Sean Kingston similarly had additional Top 40 hits "Me Love" (2007), "Take You There" (2008), "Fire Burning" (2009), "Eenie Meanie" (2010), and "Letting Go (Dutty Love)" (2010). Thanks for the question.

  • Was Flobots a one-hit wonder in the 2000s? They dropped a song about corruption and politics and then vanished.

    What an awesome call. Flobots was a rock group and had one Top 40 song on the US Hot 100 (mainstream) charts, "Handlebars" in 2008.

  • "Beverly Hills" by Weezer is on the list. How does Weezer fit the definition of a one-hit wonder?

    It's as simple as this. The definition refers to Top 40 hits on the mainstream Top 40 Billboard Hot 100 chart. He has had only one of those, "Beverly Hills," at least thus far. Any other songs you might be thinking of ("Pork and Beans," Troublemaker," "Africa") charted on the alternative rock or rock charts. For comparison, there are lots of country or international artists who could also make your claim because they have hits on the country or international charts. However, it is important to draw a line around what is meant by "one-hit wonder" for consistency. This is a definition that is often used. It doesn't take away from anyone's talent.

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    • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR


      4 months ago from USA

      bhatt - Thank you for your kind comment. Be well.

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      4 months ago

      Great compilation. Your knowledge about songs is incredulous. Appreciate. God bless you.

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      6 months ago from USA

      Fr45 - Those singles didn't crack the mainstream, Top 40 of the US Billboard Top 100. "Sweetness" ranked #75 and "Pain" ranked #93. However, they did experience some additional chart success on the US Alternative and some international charts. Thanks for your comment.

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      6 months ago

      Jimmy Eat World had a couple of other hits in the US including "Sweetness" and "Pain".

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      8 months ago from USA

      Tyler - Oddly enough, they only had one song that cleared the mainstream Top 40. They did have others that charted well on the alternative, rock, and various international charts but their success synchs with the definition of Top 40. Doesn't mean they weren't good, just not mainstream pop Top 40 hit material. Thanks for commenting.

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      8 months ago

      Definitely wouldn’t consider Weezer a one hit wonder. In my opinion all their good music came out way before Beverly Hills. Buddy Holly, Undone, My name is Jonas, Say it Aint So, Island in the Sun, Hash Pipe to name a few. Actually commenting on this has made me realize how much I liked Weezer haha. So thank you!

    • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR


      9 months ago from USA

      James - No, please look again at the definition of one-hit wonder, referring specifically to mainstream pop chart. These artists only placed one song within the Top 40 of the mainstream pop chart although they could have had other songs to place on the alternative, rock, country, adult contemporary, R&B, or international charts.

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      9 months ago

      Popa Roach is NOT a one hit wonder.... Neither is Stone Sour, Yellowcard and Hoobastank. May want to rethink this list.

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      10 months ago from USA

      Poppy - I bet many years from now you'll still remember that music fondly. I grew up in the 1980s and just hearing the songs instantly takes me back to the time. Thanks for sharing some of your memories.

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      10 months ago from Enoshima, Japan

      I was a teenager in the 2000s and grew up with terrible emo music. I definitely remember most of these - I loved Girl Next Door by Saving Jane (it was on one of the Sims games). Snow Patrol made quite a bit of music but Chasing Cars was definitely their most popular. There was a really annoying one called “Baby Cakes” that was popular for a fairly short time. I still remember the chorus despite only hearing it a few times on the radio. The 2000s were great.

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      10 months ago from USA

      Seth - One-hit wonders refers to the mainstream top 40 pop charts in the US and MIA mostly placed songs on the dance/electronic charts. Papa Roach's "Scars" was higher on the mainstream charts whereas "Last Resort" was a favorite on the alt rock charts. Afroman's "Colt 45/Crazy Rap" didn't chart. And thanks for catching Ashley Simpson. I'll change that. Thanks for the comment.

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      10 months ago

      I wouldn't call MIA a one hit wonder. If I were to call Papa Roach a one hit wonder, I'd say that hit was "Last Resort" and not "Scars". I think "Colt 45" makes Afroman not a one hit wonder. Ashley Simpson also had "Autobiography"

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      16 months ago from USA

      Ann - People either love that song or detest it. Funny that it gets such strong reactions. The poor guy.

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      Ann Carr 

      16 months ago from SW England

      The only one I know here is James Blunt's 'You're Beautiful' which I also found to be the most annoying song I'd ever heard; I don't like his voice either! Sorry James!

      Your research is so thorough with all your 'lists'. It must take up a lot of your time. Well done for all the hard work you put into them.


    • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR


      18 months ago from USA

      Chris - I wonder if something happened with some of them and the politics of record producing. So much is about things other than talent. Thanks for commenting. Have a great week.

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      Krzysztof Willman 

      18 months ago from Parlin, New Jersey

      The 2000's are an underrated musical decade, but it definitely featured some great gems.

      I'm genuinely shocked a lot of these artists couldn't produce more huge hits. A few of these songs like "Who Let the Dogs Out" or "Bad Day" were everywhere on the radio, TV, etc.

      Great playlist as always.

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      18 months ago from USA

      Dora - Thanks for the kind encouragement!

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      18 months ago from USA

      Liz - How kind of them to try to pick you up with that song!

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      Dora Weithers 

      18 months ago from The Caribbean

      Enjoyed the nostalgic introduction. Great presentation here. Excellent, in fact.

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      Liz Westwood 

      18 months ago from UK

      I was looking out for 'Bad Day' because it was a favourite of mine. My kids put it on my mp3 player for me.

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      18 months ago from Uninhabited Regions

      Thank you, Flourish ♥️

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      18 months ago from USA

      Fahad Iqbal - Thank you for your comment.

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      Fahad Iqbal 

      18 months ago

      Nice Article

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      18 months ago from USA

      Tamara - Thanks for the kind comment. Have a weekend filled with music and laughter. I love the new photo.

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      18 months ago from USA

      Heidi - Its funny how many people have said that! Thanks for the visit, and I hope you have a great weekend.

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      18 months ago from USA

      James - Thank you for sharing your memory. I recall the "dogs" song fondly and used to bark it out myself quite often. At the time, I was living in the metro Cleveland area so I heard it quite a bit in reference to the Cleveland Browns.

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      18 months ago from USA

      Tim, Yes, I just wanted sleep, too. Later in the decade when my daughter was old enough to be invited to birthday skating parties with parents, she shot me down as a skating partner because she said I wore my pants too high. My husband hooted and hollered over that mom jeans comment. Women were all wearing those super low jeans then and let's just say I was not. Thanks for sharing your memories. I'm sure you're probably cool enough for your daughter by now. Have a great weekend!

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      18 months ago from USA

      Lorelei - Maybe we were all a little distracted by world events? Thanks for stopping by!

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      Heidi Thorne 

      18 months ago from Chicago Area

      I only knew a couple in this list. It's like I went through the 80s and then my musical radar went on hiatus until maybe the last 5 years. I must be getting old. Or (and I hope this is the case) the music was just not that great (like one-hit wonders) and my music radar couldn't detect anything.

      Oh well. Fun list, as always. Happy Weekend!

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      18 months ago from Uninhabited Regions

      Flourish! Hi ♥️

      Some of these songs, I know; yet others, I have never heard. This post was a delight to me since I thoroughly love music!

      I love your posts! ♥️


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      James C Moore 

      18 months ago from The Great Midwest

      Woof! I saw your list and immediately looked for the "dogs" song. You mentioned it was a hit at sporting events. This is one those songs that I associate with an event. I remember it from a football game (vs Mich St) that I attended as part of an alumni group back in 2000.

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      18 months ago from USA

      Linda - My daughter was a millennial baby so I spent some time pretty bleary-eyed and checked out from culture for awhile except for "Baby Mozart." I recall sitting her up in the bathtub and singing/woofing "Who Let the Dogs Out?" and she'd cackle and belly laugh like nobody's business. Anything to stop the crying.

      Have a wonderful weekend and stay warm.

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      18 months ago from USA

      Devika - Thank you for stopping by. I'm glad you enjoyed the playlist.

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      18 months ago from USA

      Bill - As much as that song was played, I loved it too, irrespective of what it was really about. Some of the best songs are actually stalking songs for some reason. Hope you have a terrific weekend and keep warm.

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      Tim Truzy 

      18 months ago from U.S.A.

      Hi, Flourish,

      Interesting collection of tunes. I must say I don't remember many of these because I was often exhausted and just wanted to sleep. But I do remember a few, particularly, the Ataris song. I recall some people speculated the Boys of Summer was about Henley's days with the Eagles.

      I recall the "Crazy" tune because it reminded me of Stand By me, at least, musically.

      I think my daughter taught me to dance to the "how Far is Heaven song when she was young, and dad just wasn't quite cool enough or something like that.

      In any case, Flourish, great tunes for me to visit.

      Great job.

      Wonderful playlist.



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      18 months ago from USA

      Bill - My preference is also for earlier music (80s tunes) or current music, although music from this era was good, too. I was especially clued into it because of my daughter. I'm glad that decade has passed. Thanks for coming by. Have a wonderful weekend!

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      18 months ago from USA

      Clive - Yay, someone who recalls the songs! Glad you enjoyed the list!

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      18 months ago from USA

      Pamela, We all had so much going on then with the war, politics, and the economy. I'm not sure that it's eased up now, just changed. Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend!

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      18 months ago from USA

      Jennifer - Thank you for stopping by! It hasn't been that long, but we all tend to forget about these after a few years. Have a great weekend.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      18 months ago from Canada

      Wow I am so out of the loop. I don't recall any of these songs.

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      Linda Lum 

      18 months ago from Washington State, USA

      Flourish, the only one I recognize (out of 70?) is "Who Let the Dogs Out?", and that one only because they played it far too many times at the Seattle Mariners home games.

      My daughters graduated from high school in 2001 and 2002 so you'd think all of these would have been blasting in the car, right? (Insert eye roll emoji here). Hard for me to recognize that there is a whole generation that probably doesn't know any of the highlights that you listed. For me, it seems not that long ago.

      Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Good list, as always.

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      Devika Primić 

      18 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I enjoy the lists you together. Songs are encouraging and takes me down memory lane

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      Bill Holland 

      18 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I remember music from the 60's better than I do that from the 2000's. I'm sure that says something about me and my memory. lol I don't even know who most of these artists are, but I do remember Blunt and I loved that song.

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      Bill De Giulio 

      18 months ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Flourish. In what is a clear indication of my age, I don't recognize many of these tunes :) A few I do recall. I must have been stuck in the 90's, or earlier? It sure was a turbulent decade. Between all of the financial issues, housing meltdown, and 9/11 there was a lot going on. Great list as always.

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      Clive Williams 

      18 months ago from Jamaica

      Great List. Best songs were made in those era.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      18 months ago from Sunny Florida

      Flourish, I must admit that I had not heard of many of these songs, however I still enjoyed reading about the various songs and listening to most of them.

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      Jennifer C 

      18 months ago

      This is a great list. I completely forgot about a lot of these songs. I will be saving this. Thanks :)

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      18 months ago from USA

      Shawindi Silva - Thank you for your comment.

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      18 months ago from USA

      Sherry - Dusty brains tonight! You'd think that the last name might have given it away, but I don't know. Thanks for catching the error. Have a great Friday!

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      Shawindi Silva 

      18 months ago from Sri lanka

      I like your article so much

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      Sherry Hewins 

      18 months ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

      Great look back at an eventful decade. One small cx though. Ashlee Simpson is the little sister of Jessica Simpson, not Britney Spears. Feel free to delete this comment.


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