First things first, sixteen years have passed since 2000, and whether you wish to admit it or not, the world has changed and so has the music industry. In 2000, many things seemed so much simpler. The singers from the boy band called NSYNC were still together enjoying huge popularity. The sounds of Macy Gray’s song “I Try” were everywhere, and nearly everyone was familiar with the lyrics. Destiny’s Child were one of the most popular girl bands of that time. Reminiscing of the songs from 2000 can be a lot of fun. Here is a list of songs popular in 2000 that are guaranteed to bring back the millennial state of mind.
1.“Can’t Fight the Moonlight” — LeAnn Rimes
The song featured in the film Coyote Ugly and immediately became a hit. Back in the 2000s, critics listed LeAnn Rimes as some of the most popular performers of that time. The song represents the moment in the performer’s career when her popularity reached its apex.
2.“It’s Gonna Be Me” — NSYNC
The band and the song became a starting point in Justin Timberlake’s solo career. NSYNC used to be really popular in the summer of 2000. Considering Justin Timberlake’s appearance and performance on the final concert of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Sweden and the reception he got from the hosts of the show and the audience, it is possible to presume that Justin Timberlake is one of the very few performers who became popular in the early 2000s and whose popularity remains great to these days.
3.“Oops! … I Did It Again” — Britney Spears
This is probably one of the best-known songs from a performer who is still referred to as a pop music princess. Whether you like Britney Spears or not, but the fact is that her music has shaped lives of so many people who were young in the 2000s. All in all, Britney Spears’s influence on the popular culture was unprecedentedly significant.
4.“Californication” — Red Hot Chili Peppers
Beyond any doubt, this is a song that has become classics. Probably, it is another song that must feature on the mix to accompany literally any party celebrating millennial thinking. Not to mention, this is hit from a band that is so much loved up to these days.
5.“Last Resort” — Papa Roach
This is another popular song from the same period. Even those who are slightly familiar with Papa Roach or have heard the song “Last Resort” a couple of times know its intro.
6.“It’s My Life” — Bon Jovi
How come is it that this song’s release was almost two decades ago? Say the least of it, the song was and is still probably a hymn of the youngsters growing up. Bon Jovi made a great contribution to the popularization of rock music.
Warning: it is a must to include these songs in the mix if you decide to throw a millennium-themed party.