37 Best Songs From 2000

The approach of Y2K was scary for some people. Luckily, there was some excellent music to welcome them to the new millennium.

From the queen of pop herself, Britney Spears, to the many boy bands of the time, the best songs from 2000 were diverse and unforgettable.

“Ms. Jackson” By OutKast

Song year: 2000

An iconic and timeless song, Ms. Jackson is one of OutKast’s most adored and well-known songs. The duo delivers sassy lyrics in this upbeat and scandalous song. Andre 3000 and Big Boi have smooth verses and an amusing chorus that is hard not to sing along to.

“Bye Bye Bye” By NSYNC

Song year: 2000

A sad and somewhat petty song, Bye Bye Bye is one of NSYNC’s most loved songs. The song is about someone breaking up with their unpleasant lover. They expect a fight, but they’ve put up with enough and are ready to move on. To this day, it’s a potent breakup anthem for people leaving toxic relationships.

“I Hope You Dance” By Lee Ann Womack

Song year: 2000

One of the softer and sweeter songs from the year 2000, I Hope You Dance is an emotional song. A mother sings about hoping her daughter will enjoy life to the fullest and be grateful. This enchanting song is about taking the opportunities life brings your way and enjoying every moment you can.

“Kryptonite” By 3 Doors Down

Song year: 2000

Kryptonite is one of the best songs by the alternative rock band 3 Doors Down. With irresistible guitar riffs and an edgy grit, this romantic song has a bold vibe with sweet lyrics. Like superman, the singer has a weakness, which is the love of his life. With a classic 90s-esque video, this song exemplifies how some artists in 2000 still exuded the funky spirits of the previous decade.

“Yellow” By Coldplay

Song year: 2000

Coldplay will always be known for its soft, emotional, and sometimes depressing lyrics. And Yellow, one of their most popular songs, is no exception. The song speaks about the beautiful stars and a delicate romance between two people who may not be in the best places in their lives.

“Who Let the Dogs Out” By Baha Men

Song year: 2000

It’s hard to find any English-speaking person who has never heard of this song. With woofing, smooth rap verses, and an unforgettable chorus, this is easily one of the most memorable songs from the year 2000. The dogs referenced in the song are the men looking for a lover so the song is amusing and layered with innuendos and jokes.

“Oops!… I Did It Again” By Britney Spears

Song year: 2000

Britney Spears was the queen of pop in the early 2000s, and this song cemented her as a pop legend on the charts. The bold beats and Britney’s unmistakable voice makes this sexy song about leading someone on one of the best pop bops of all time. And how could anyone forget the stunning red jumpsuit from the music video?

“Bent” By Matchbox Twenty

Song year: 2000

Matchbox Twenty is another one of the best bands from the late 90s and early 2000s. This song is similar to many others in their discography, but this one topped some of the charts in 2000. It has a catchy and vulnerable chorus that resonated with many and has a definitive rock sound that was still very popular at the time.

“Stan” By Eminem

Song year: 2000

Stan was a fairly controversial song when it first came out, as it has strong themes involving stalking, murder, violence, and mental illness. Eminem raps from the perspective of an unhinged fan who is obsessed with him, spitting some of the most clever and slightly disturbing verses.

“One More Time” By Daft Punk

Song year: 2000

When it comes to dance music, no one does it better than Daft Punk. One of their funkiest and best songs is One More Time. It features electronic sounds and steady percussion, making it an easy song to jam out to. It has a hype-up vibe and the overall theme is celebration and fun!

“It’s My Life” By Bon Jovi

Song year: 2000

An anthem for all teens and young people set on being independent and living their life how they want, It’s My Life is a classic rock song about rebellion and freedom. The momentary silence before the exciting chorus creates a sense of anticipation and excitement every time you listen to it.

“Give Me Just One Night” By 98 Degrees

Song year: 2000

While the boy band 98 Degrees may fall below NSYNC and The Backstreet Boys, Give Me Just One Night was a massive hit that many people will recognize. It has Latin flair and the dazzling voices of the band members, creating a romantic and sensual song.

“If You’re Gone” By Matchbox Twenty

Song year: 2000

If You’re Gone is another rock song from Matchbox Twenty that exemplifies the vulnerability and emotion in their lyrics. With soft guitar strums and a slower beat, this song can easily be heartbreaking but has an element of hope that can be very inspiring.

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