What is college if not young adults working hard and feeling nostalgic towards simpler times. With that in mind, I have created a list of early 2000’s bangers just for you – don’t forget to put them on your next “Throwback Thursday” playlist!
Britney Spears – “Toxic” (2003)
Whomever says that they do not turn to their closest friend and lip-sync this song like there is no tomorrow is a goddamn liar. “Toxic” ranked in the top 5 of the pop billboard charts in 15 countries including Ireland. For those elusive hipster points, I would recommend checking out Yaël Naïm’s cover of the track.
Christina Aguilera – “Dirrty” feat. Redman (2002)
A great song to get ready to on a night out, or a night in, or any night in general. Whilst the song did not get a lot of radio play in the states – if a little-known station MTV is anything go by – it did rank number 1 on MTV’s Total Request Live. The song also rose to the top of the charts in both the UK and Ireland.
The Killers – “Mr Brightside” (2004)
This song has charted at number 10 in both the US and the UK. According to Flowers, the reason for which the first verse of the song is the same as the second is that whilst recording the demo, Flowers was still working on the lyrics.
Nelly – “Hot in Herre” (2002)
A great summer track best played when it really is “Hot in Herre”, but seeing as we live in Ireland, that doesn’t seem too likely. This track won a Grammy Award for Best Male Rap Solo Performance in 2003. The artist Weird Al even created a parody called “Trash Day” in 2003.
Peter Bjorn and John – “Young Folks” (2006)
A song that may have lapsed your memory, but that was relatively big in the 2000’s. The Swedish trio’s hit rose to number 13 on the UK billboard charts. If you’re a fan of the TV show Gossip Girl, you may remember this track being played in the pilot episode.
LeAnn Rimes – “Can’t Fight The Moonlight” (2000)
Want to feel 90’s nostalgia with a 2000’s track? You can’t go wrong with “Can’t Fight The Moonlight.” Most famously known for featuring in the film Coyote Ugly, it reached number 1 in the UK, Australia, the Netherlands and New Zealand.