The Top 101 Songs From 2000 (With Spotify Playlist)

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Longing for the songs from 2000?

Look no further!

Explore our compilation of the top 101 songs from that year, as featured on the Billboard Hot 100.

These jams were all over the map, showing off the cool vibes of the early 2000s.

Pop, rock, hip-hop, R&B, country, and dance were all in the mix.

Hits like “Breathe” (Faith Hill), “Smooth” (Santana ft. Rob Thomas), “The Real Slim Shady” (Eminem), “Oops!.. I Did It Again” (Britney Spears), and “Yellow” (Coldplay) were the real deal.

No need to hunt down each track – we’ve sorted it all out on a Spotify playlist.

Just hit play and let the nostalgia flow!

It’s time to crank up those tunes that ruled the millennium.

1. “Breathe” by Faith Hill

Faith Hill - "Breathe" (Official Video)

Introducing “Breathe” by Faith Hill, one of the famous songs from 2000. 

Despite a controversial music video, it won Top Video of the Year at the 2000 ACM Awards. 

Scaling the charts, it reached an impressive #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earned Faith a well-deserved Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. 

2. “Smooth” by Santana featuring Rob Thomas

Santana - Smooth (Stereo) ft. Rob Thomas

“Smooth” is this awesome Latin rock jam by Santana and Rob Thomas. 

Picture Santana’s killer guitar vibes teaming up with Thomas’s soulful voice – magic, right? 

Written by Thomas and Itaal Shur, this tune earned three Grammy Awards in 2000, namely Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.

3. “Maria Maria” by Santana featuring The Product G&B

Santana - Maria Maria (Official Video) ft. The Product G&B

“Maria Maria” has that classic Santana vibe – silky guitar licks, a love story, and a call for justice and equality. 

It has a lot of  Latin flavor and some Spanish phrases, like Santana’s “Ahora vengo mama chula,” meaning “Now I come, beautiful woman.” 

Notably, this song snagged a Grammy in 2000 for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal. 

4. “I Wanna Know” by Joe

Joe - I Wanna Know (Official Video)

Among the iconic songs from 2000, “I Wanna Know” is a super smooth R&B track. 

It even appeared in the movie “The Wood” in 1999. 

Furthermore, securing the fourth position on the Billboard Hot 100’s year-end chart in 2000 added to its acclaim.

5. “Everything You Want” by Vertical Horizon

Vertical Horizon-Everything You Want

“Everything You Want” by Vertical Horizon is a pop-rock song that expresses the pain of unrequited love. 

The singer is in love with a girl who is looking for someone else, someone who is everything he is not. 

It was a huge hit in 2000, reaching the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 and becoming the most-played single of the year.

6. “Say My Name” by Destiny’s Child

Destiny's Child - Say My Name (Official Video)

“Say My Name” by Destiny’s Child is that song you can’t help but sing along to, especially after hearing it in the movie “Charlie’s Angels” (2000)

It’s the perfect blend of R&B vibes and nostalgia, making it a must-have on any feel-good playlist.

7. “I Knew I Loved You” by Savage Garden

Savage Garden - I Knew I Loved You (Official Video)

Listen to “I Knew I Loved You” by Savage Garden, one of the standout songs from 2000. 

This Australian duo’s song beautifully talks about realizing you love your soulmate even before you meet them. 

With sweet lyrics like “I knew I loved you before I met you” and a catchy melody, it’s a timeless romantic ballad that captures the magic of love.

8. “Amazed” by Lonestar

Lonestar - Amazed (Official Music Video)

You gotta check out “Amazed” by Lonestar! It’s a sweet country song that’s all about being crazy in love. 

Back in ’99 and 2000, this song was a massive hit, hitting #1 on both the country and pop charts. 

If you’re into lovey-dovey stuff and wanna feel amazed by your partner, give it a listen!  

9. “Bent” by Matchbox Twenty

Matchbox Twenty - Bent (Official Video)

“Bent” is a song by Matchbox Twenty released in 2000 as the lead single from their album Mad Season. 

It became their first and only song to top the US Billboard Hot 100, reaching number one on the chart dated July 22, 2000, holding the position for one week.

If you like emotional rock songs, you might enjoy this one.

10. “He Wasn’t Man Enough” by Toni Braxton

Toni Braxton - He Wasn't Man Enough (Video Version)

“He Wasn’t Man Enough” is a bit different from Toni’s usual slow jams. 

Music critics were all over it, saying it’s one of Toni’s best songs from 2000. 

Furthermore, it climbed the charts, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for weeks and grabbing the top spot on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for four solid weeks. 

11. “Higher” by Creed

Creed - Higher (Official HD Music Video)

Creed’s “Higher” isn’t just a rock anthem that fuels your dreams; it’s a winner, securing the prestigious Billboard Music Award for Best Rock Song. 

With powerful vocals, impressive guitar riffs, and catchy lyrics, this track has rightfully claimed its place at the top of the charts, inspiring listeners.

12. “Try Again” by Aaliyah

Aaliyah -Try Again (Original Video)

“Try Again” by Aaliyah is one of the most iconic songs from 2000. 

It features a catchy chorus, a smooth rap verse by Timbaland, and a message of perseverance in love. 

The song was also part of the soundtrack for the movie “Romeo Must Die,” starring Aaliyah herself. 

13. “Jumpin’, Jumpin’” by Destiny’s Child

Destiny's Child - Jumpin’ Jumpin’ (Official Music Video)

“Jumpin’, Jumpin'” is a lively pop and R&B dance jam infused with melodic rap vibes. 

This song reached number 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and secured a spot in the top 10 in countries like Australia, Canada, Iceland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. 

Critics showered it with praise, and it even snagged the 232nd spot on Pitchfork’s Top 500 Songs of the 2000s.

14. “Thong Song” by Sisqó

Sisqo - Thong Song (Official Music Video)

This hit is one of Sisqó’s standout songs from 2000, part of his solo debut studio album, “Unleash the Dragon.”

YouTube has made it possible to see the well-produced, booty-shaking video on demand, which gave the song a lift in the late ’00s. 

Plus, it also got a boost when it was performed on the TV show “Glee” in 2010.

15. “Kryptonite” by 3 Doors Down

3 Doors Down - Kryptonite (Official Video)

“Kryptonite” is one of the rock songs from 2000 by 3 Doors Down.

It is about a friendship that lasts through thick and thin, even when one of them becomes a superhero. 

The song asks the question:If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

The song was a huge hit and became the band’s signature song. 

16. “There You Go” by Pink

P!NK - There You Go (Official Video)

“There You Go” is a catchy pop song by American singer Pink, released in 2000 as her debut single. 

The song is about a woman who breaks up with her cheating boyfriend and tells him to leave her alone. 

The song features a funky guitar riff, a catchy chorus, and Pink’s sassy vocals

17. “Music” by Madonna

Madonna - Music (Official Video)

Madonna’s “Music,” one of the standout songs from 2000, is an upbeat dance track celebrating the power of music. 

She teamed up with French artist Mirwais Ahmadzaï, giving this hit a futuristic vibe with cool effects. 

The track hit number one in 25 countries, snagging Madonna her 12th Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper.

Plus, the music video? Wild night out with Madonna and friends in a limo driven by Ali G. 

18. “Doesn’t Really Matter” by Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson - Doesn't Really Matter

Released in 2000, “Doesn’t Really Matter” was a soundtrack from Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, where Janet Jackson rocked the screen. 

It’s a catchy mix of electropop, R&B, and dance vibes, all about Jackson’s unconditional love for Eddie Murphy’s character in the movie. 

This track was a big deal, ruling the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks and scoring a spot as one of the priciest music videos ever made.

19. “What a Girl Wants” by Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera - What A Girl Wants (Official Video)

“What a Girl Wants” is one of the most popular songs from 2000, sung by the talented Christina Aguilera. 

It is a catchy and upbeat song that celebrates female empowerment and independence. 

The song expresses the desire of a girl to be loved and respected for who she is, not what others want her to be. 

20. “Back at One” by Brian McKnight

Brian McKnight - Back At One (Short Version) (Official Music Video)

Check out “Back at One” by Brian McKnight, one of the romantic R&B songs from 2000. 

It’s all about the singer expressing love and devotion to his lover, using a countdown of steps to show how he will always cherish her. 

Furthermore, it is a huge hit, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and number two on the Billboard Hot 100. 

21. “Bye Bye Bye” by NSYNC

*NSYNC - Bye Bye Bye (Official Video)

This song is about getting out of a bad relationship and saying goodbye to your ex. 

It features catchy pop hooks, energetic dance moves, and puppet-like strings that symbolize the control of the former lover. 

“Bye Bye Bye” totally killed it, hitting the top five charts worldwide and becoming the ultimate anthem of the 2000s! 

22. “You Sang to Me” by Marc Anthony

Marc Anthony - You Sang To Me (Video)

“You Sang to Me” is a romantic ballad by American singer Marc Anthony, released in 2000 as the third single from his self-titled album. 

It rocked the charts, reaching number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and becoming number one on the Latin charts. 

This is one of the iconic songs from 2000, and you can really feel the love in Anthony’s smooth singing and heartfelt lyrics. 

Plus, there’s a Spanish version called “Muy Dentro de Mí.” 

23. “I Need to Know” by Marc Anthony

Marc Anthony - I Need to Know (Video)

Check out this cool song about a guy totally crushing on a girl, trying to figure out if she’s into him too. 

It got a Grammy nod for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and hit number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. 

Oh, and there’s a Spanish version called “Dimelo,” which means “Tell Me” in English. 

24. “Get It On Tonite” by Montell Jordan

Montell Jordan - Get It On Tonite

This hit song vibes with “Love for the Sake of Love” by Claudja Barry, packing a killer chorus and sultry lyrics. 

It rocked the charts, snagging the fourth spot on Billboard Hot 100 and ruling the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for three weeks. 

Europe couldn’t resist either, with top-10 rankings across the board. 

25. “Incomplete” by Sisqó

Sisqó dropped “Incomplete,” a soulful R&B ballad, in July 2000. 

The song, penned by Anthony Crawford, Kristin Hudson, and Montell Jordan, was originally recorded for another artist. 

It skyrocketed to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks, making it a massive hit from his debut solo album “Unleash the Dragon.”

26. “I Try” by Macy Gray

Macy Gray - I Try (Official Video)

Macy Gray’s “I Try” is one of the ultimate songs from 2000! 

This chart-topper hit #6 in the UK, #5 in the US, #2 in Canada, and #1 in Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand. 

It not only snagged the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 2001 Grammys but also left its mark in the movie world, featuring in Picture Perfect(1997). 

27. “It’s Gonna Be Me” by ‘N Sync

*NSYNC - It's Gonna Be Me (Official Video)

“It’s Gonna Be Me” is a rad pop song by *NSYNC. 

This song is about a guy wanting to prove his love to a girl who’s been hurt before. 

It blew up and snagged the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the band’s only US number-one single.

 And the music video is epic, showing the band as dolls in a toy store.

28. “That’s the Way It Is” by Celine Dion

Céline Dion - That's The Way It Is (Official Video)

This song is about not giving up on love and believing it will come to those with faith. 

Max Martin, Kristian Lundin, and Andreas Carlsson, the genius trio behind hits for Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, and NSYNC, teamed up to create this awesome tune. 

It was one of the most successful songs from 2000, reaching the top ten in many countries and selling over three million copies worldwide.

29. “Country Grammar (Hot Shit)” by Nelly

Nelly - Country Grammar (Hot...) (Official Music Video)

Ever heard Nelly’s first hit, “Country Grammar (Hot Shit),” from 2000? 

It’s got this cool mix of Southern slang and Midwest rap with catchy hooks. 

He cleverly samples the children’s rhyme “Down Down Baby” and gives a shout-out to his hometown, St. Louis, Missouri. 

This track earned a nod for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 2001 Grammy Awards. 

30. “Bring It All to Me” by Blaque 

Blaque - Bring It All to Me ft. *NSYNC

“Bring It All to Me” is a catchy R&B song by Blaque featuring J.C. Chasez from *NSYNC. 

The song samples “I Don’t Wanna Be the Last to Know” by Shalamar and expresses the desire for a simple and honest relationship. 

It was a huge hit, reaching the top five on the Billboard Hot 100 and the top spot on the Top 40 Mainstream chart. 

31. “Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely” by Backstreet Boys

Backstreet Boys - Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely

It is a pop and R&B ballad that expresses the pain of missing someone you love. 

The song was nominated for a Grammy award and became one of the most popular songs from 2000. 

The music video features each member of the group dealing with a different kind of loss, such as death, illness, or breakup.

32. “Hot Boyz” by Missy Elliott featuring Nas, Eve, and Q-Tip

Missy Elliott - Hot Boyz (Remix feat. Nas, Eve & Q-Tip)

This song’s like a shout-out to the cool city life and style in the late ’90s. 

It’s all about those “hot boys” – the guys rocking fancy cars, flashy outfits, and bling, getting all the attention with their charm and cash.

And guess what? This track was a massive hit! 

It scored the fifth spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and ruled the Hot Rap Singles chart for a crazy 18 weeks.

33. “Back Here” by BBMak

BBMak - Back Here (Official Video)

“Back Here” is a pop-rock song about a guy who misses his ex-girlfriend and wants her back. 

It became one of the most popular songs from 2000, reaching the top 10 in the UK and the US. 

The song was written by the band members and Phil Thornalley and produced by Oliver Leiber and John Shanks.

34. “It Feels So Good” by Sonique

Sonique - It Feels So Good (Official Video)

Sonique’s “It Feels So Good” is the ultimate feel-good dance-pop jam that rocked the UK charts in 2000. 

It’s about crushing on someone who doesn’t feel the same, but it still feels awesome when they’re near. 

Sonique, the DJ and producer herself, penned this hit based on her love rollercoaster. 

The US fell in love too, thanks to a Florida radio station playing it on repeat, and boom, Sonique signed with Universal Republic!

35. “Absolutely (Story of a Girl)” by Nine Days

Nine Days - Absolutely (Story of a Girl)

Check out “Absolutely (Story of a Girl)”—this cool power pop jam by Nine Days from their album in 2000, The Madding Crowd. 

The lead singer, John Hampson, wrote it for his wife, Teresa Savino. 

It’s all about loving his girlfriend’s smile, even if she looks kinda sad in pics. 

36. “With Arms Wide Open” by Creed

Creed - With Arms Wide Open

Scott Stapp and Mark Tremonti penned this song when Stapp got the news he was gonna be a dad. 

The song’s all about Stapp’s excitement, thankfulness, and hope for his soon-to-arrive kiddo. 

It snagged a Grammy for Best Rock Song in 2001 and became one of Creed’s big hits from 2000. 

37. “Be with You” by Enrique Iglesias

Enrique Iglesias - Be With You

Iglesias teamed up with the crew who worked on Cher’s “Believe” for this banger. 

It snagged the top spot on the US Billboard Hot 100, marking Iglesias’s second number-one hit. 

Plus, it got a Grammy nod for Best Dance Recording. 

There’s even a Spanish version called “Sólo me importas tú”.

38. “Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)” by Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera - Come On Over (All I Want Is You) (Official Video)

Christine Aguilera co-wrote this song, adding fresh lyrics, a rap, and a dance breakdown. 

It scored her third Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit and got thumbs up from critics. 

Check out the music video to see Aguilera’s playful image makeover and fun times with friends—a perfect snapshot of her iconic songs from 2000.

39. “No More” by Ruff Endz

Ruff Endz - No More

“No More” is all about a guy who dumps his cheating girlfriend and stops doing nice things for her.

The song has catchy parts, smooth singing, and a fun beat.

Guess what? It got first place on the US R&B chart and fifth place on the US pop chart. 

making it the group’s most successful single to date.

40. “All the Small Things” by Blink 182 

blink-182 - All The Small Things (Official Music Video)

 “All the Small Things” is this awesome pop-punk jam by Blink 182. 

Written by guitarist and vocalist Tom DeLonge as a shout-out to his girl, it became their biggest hit, reaching number six on the Billboard Hot 100. 

The catchy chorus and hilarious music video, spoofing ’90s boy bands and pop stars, make it a rockin’ tune! 

41. “The Way You Love Me” by Faith Hill

Faith Hill - "The Way You Love Me" (Official Video)

Faith Hill’s awesome country-pop track, “The Way You Love Me,” is all about feeling the love and gratitude from someone special. 

It rocked the charts, hitting number one on Billboard’s Hot Country and Adult Contemporary charts and snagging the sixth spot on the Hot 100. 

42. “I Turn to You” by Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera - I Turn To You (Official Video)

This song is a cover of a ballad originally recorded by R&B group All-4-One in 1996, written by Diane Warren. 

Aguilera’s version is a powerful and emotional tribute to her mother, who was her source of strength and support during her difficult childhood. 

It’s a hit, scoring Xtina a Grammy nom for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. 

43. “Never Let You Go” by Third Eye Blind

Third Eye Blind - Never Let You Go (Official Music Video)

Give a spin to “Never Let You Go,” a catchy pop-rock gem by Third Eye Blind from the songs of 2000. 

Released as the second single from their album “Blue,” this track hit number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100. 

The lyrics dive into a messy relationship that the singer just can’t quit, even though he knows it’s wrong

44. “I Need You” by LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn Rimes - I Need You (Official Music Video)

It’s a sweet love ballad featured in the Jesus TV miniseries soundtrack. 

This song expresses the narrator’s deep love and dependence on their partner. 

The song hit various charts, reaching the top 20 in several countries and snagging a Grammy nom for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance! 

45. “Thank God I Found You” by Mariah Carey featuring Joe and 98 Degrees

Mariah Carey, Joe, 98 Degrees - Thank God I Found You (Official HD Video)

Mariah Carey’s “Thank God I Found You” is a soulful pop ballad about being thankful for finding real love after going through tough times. 

It became Carey’s fifteenth number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

46. “Let’s Get Married” by Jagged Edge

Jagged Edge - Let's Get Married (Official Video)

“Let’s Get Married” is about this guy ready to pop the big question and dive into family life with his girlfriend. 

Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox worked their magic on it, and boom, it snagged the top spot on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart. 

Oh, and there’s a remix featuring Run from Run–D.M.C., throwin’ it back to their 1983 hit “It’s Like That.”

47. “My Love Is Your Love” by Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston - My Love Is Your Love (Official HD Video)

“My Love Is Your Love” is a mid-tempo R&B and hip-hop soul track produced by Wyclef Jean and Jerry Duplessis. 

It features a sample of the reggae song “Chase the Devil” by Max Romeo

The song expresses Houston’s devotion to her lover, saying that if tomorrow was Judgment Day, she would still love him. 

The song was a worldwide hit, reaching the top ten in many countries and selling over three million copies.

48. “Then the Morning Comes” by Smash Mouth

Smash Mouth - Then The Morning Comes (Official Music Video)

“Then the Morning Comes” is a rad pop-rock jam all about living in the now and embracing life, no matter what obstacles pop up. 

The music video is a blast, showing the band rocking out in cool spots like a bowling alley, diner, and rooftop while interacting with different people and animals.

 It also references the movie “The Matrix,” released in the same year as the song.

49. “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65

Eiffel 65 - Blue (Da Ba Dee) [Gabry Ponte Ice Pop Mix] (Original Video with subtitles)

“Blue (Da Ba Dee),” a catchy dance anthem by the Italian group Eiffel 65, remains an iconic track from the vibrant landscape of songs from 2000. 

This chart-topping sensation tells the story of a man who lives in a blue world where everything is blue, including his feelings. 

The song was a huge hit worldwide, reaching number one in at least 18 countries and getting nominated for a Grammy Award. 

50. “Desert Rose” by Sting featuring Cheb Mami 

Sting - Desert Rose

Check out “Desert Rose” by Sting and Cheb Mami from the album Brand New Day.

It’s this cool English and Arabic mix blending rock and world vibes. 

Sting says it’s all about “lost love and longing.” The song was a hit in the UK, Canada, France, Italy, and more! 

51. “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem

Eminem - The Real Slim Shady (Official Video - Clean Version)

In the wild world of songs from 2000, Eminem unleashed “The Real Slim Shady” as the lead single from his third album, The Marshall Mathers LP. 

It’s his funny clap-back to haters and copycats, throwing shade at pop culture and celebrities. 

With catchy hooks and sharp lyrics, Eminem challenges anyone to prove they’re the real Slim Shady. 

The track blew up, scoring Eminem his first Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance.  

52. “Most Girls” by Pink

P!NK - Most Girls (Video Version)

This song is an empowering anthem that celebrates being different from the stereotypical girls who only want money and fame. 

It rocked the charts worldwide, hitting the top spot in Australia, snagging second place in Canada and New Zealand, and landing at number four on the US Billboard Hot 1001. 

Critics loved it, too, praising Pink’s killer vocals and fierce attitude. 

53. “Wifey” by Next

Next - Wifey (Video Version)

In 2000, the American R&B group Next dropped the catchy tune “Wifey.” 

It’s all about a man who praises his girlfriend for being his perfect partner and asks her to be his “wifey.” 

Lil’  Mo adds her vocals, and Kay Gee works his magic as the producer. 

This jam owned the charts, rocking the number one spot on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for seven weeks and hitting lucky number seven on the Billboard Hot 100. 

54. “Wonderful” by Everclear

Everclear - Wonderful (Official Music Video)

“Wonderful” tells the story of a child’s experience of a divorce and how they try to cope with their parents’ fighting and separation. 

Everclear nailed it with this song, hitting up to number 11 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and rocking the 13th spot in Canada. 

It also has a music video directed by the lead singer Art Alexakis. 

55. “Oops!.. I Did It Again” by Britney Spears

Britney Spears - Oops!...I Did It Again (Official HD Video)

Max Martin and Rami Yacoub, the brainiacs behind Britney’s first banger, “…Baby One More Time,” teamed up again for this jam. 

It’s about a girl messin’ with a guy’s feelings and owning up to not being all innocent. 

This jam dominated the charts worldwide, earning a Grammy nod and solidifying its spot among the top songs from 2000.

56. “I Wanna Love You Forever” by Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson - I Wanna Love You Forever (Video)

This power ballad showcases Simpson’s vocal range and emotion. 

The song was a huge hit, reaching number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and earning a platinum certification. 

It also charted well in several other countries, making it one of Simpson’s most successful and signature songs.

57. “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)” by 98 Degrees

98º - Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche) (Official Music Video)

This song’s got that awesome mix of pop and Latin vibes, with Spanish lyrics and a salsa beat that’ll make you want to dance.

It blew up, hitting number two on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the group’s biggest US hit. 

Furthermore, the music video, filmed in Mexico City, adds a vibrant touch, featuring the group dancing and flirting with local women. 

58. “Take a Picture” by Filter

Filter - Take A Picture (Official Music Video)

Check out “Take a Picture” by Filter! 

It dropped in 2000 as the second single from their album “Title of Record.” 

Richard Patrick, the lead singer, got the idea when he went a bit wild on a plane—stripped down and had his buddy snap a pic. 

This jam soared the charts in the US, Canada, and New Zealand. 

Plus, you might’ve heard it in some cool movies and TV shows!

59. “Otherside” by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Otherside [Official Music Video]

This song dives into the tough journey of beating addiction and facing the fear of death. 

It’s got a killer chorus, a sweet guitar solo, and a dark music video with a crazy hospital vibe. 

This was partly inspired by the band’s former guitarist, Hillel Slovak, who died of a heroin overdose in 1988. 

 “Otherside” became a big hit for the band, hitting the top 10 in many countries and rocking their live shows. 

60. “Big Pimpin’” by Jay-Z featuring UGK 

JAY-Z - Big Pimpin' ft. UGK

Timbaland whipped up the beat for this jam, sampling an Egyptian tune called “Khosara Khosara.” 

A legal dispute followed, but Jay-Z and UGK brushed it off. 

The video, set in Trinidad and Miami, screams luxury, with Jay-Z and UGK making it rain. 

Unsurprisingly, it climbed to #18 on the Billboard Hot 100, solidifying its spot as one of Jay-Z’s top songs from 2000. 

61. “Purest of Pain (A Puro Dolor)” by Son by Four

Son By Four - Purest Of Pain (A Puro Dolor) (Video (Bilingual))

“Purest of Pain (A Puro Dolor)” is this awesome bilingual jam by the Puerto Rican band Son by Four, dropped back in 2000. 

It blew up in the Latin scene, scoring the top spot on the Billboard Top Latin Songs chart for 20 weeks. 

Oh, and it even made its mark on the Billboard 100. 

And guess what? It’s officially the top Latin single of 2000 in the U.S. – talk about a major hit!

62. “He Can’t Love U” by Jagged Edge

Jagged Edge - He Can't Love U (Official Video)

“He Can’t Love U” is a hit R&B song by the American group Jagged Edge as the second single from their album J.E. Heartbreak. 

It was produced by Bryan-Michael Cox, a renowned songwriter and record producer. 

The track spills the tea about a guy telling his girl that her current beau can’t love her like he can. 

Furthermore, it was certified gold by the RIAA and peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. 

63. “Separated” by Avant

“Separated” is one of the famous songs from 2000 by American R&B singer Avant. 

The song is about the pain of seeing your ex with someone else after a breakup. 

Avant collaborated with producer Steve “Stone” Huff, who also co-wrote the song. 

He also recorded a remix version with Kelly Rowland, which was featured in the music video.

64. “I Wish” by Carl Thomas

Carl Thomas - I Wish (Official Music Video)

Give a listen to this killer hip-hop jam! 

It’s a classic with soulful vibes, smooth vocals, and emotional lyrics. 

This track dominated the charts, ruling the US R&B chart for six weeks and hitting number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2000.

65. “U Know What’s Up” by Donell Jones

Donell Jones - U Know What's Up (Video Version)

“U Know What’s Up” brings the heat with a rap verse from Lisa’s “Left Eye” Lopes of TLC, and she’s in the music video too. 

It’s all about Jones crushing on a girl and wanting to amp up their connection. 

This jam rocked the charts, scoring top 10 slots worldwide and ruling the US R&B chart for a whopping eight weeks.

66. “Faded” by soulDecision featuring Thrust

SoulDecision Faded

“Faded,” one of the notable songs from 2000, captures the essence of the era’s pop music landscape. 

The song’s success earned soulDecision a Juno Award, proving they owned the Canadian music scene back then. 

67. “Only God Knows Why” by Kid Rock

Kid Rock - Only God Knows Why [Official Music Video]

“Only God Knows Why” spills the beans on Kid Rock’s wild ride through fame, success, and personal chaos. 

Picture this: he’s in jail after a crazy bar brawl and bam, this ballad is born. 

It skyrocketed to number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 and even snagged a Grammy nom for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. 

68. “Shake Ya Ass” by Mystikal

Mystikal - Shake Ya Ass

Hit the dance floor with Mystikal’s “Shake Ya Ass”—a 2000 banger with a killer beat and catchy lyrics. 

Produced by The Neptunes, it’s all about letting loose and having a good time. 

This track is perfect for any party vibe!

69. “Bag Lady” by Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu - Bag Lady

Erykah Badu’s “Bag Lady'” is like a therapy session in a song. 

It’s all about ditching the emotional baggage that weighs us down in relationships. 

Badu’s smooth vibes and wise words remind us to let go of the past and focus on self-love. 

70. “Meet Virginia” by Train

Train - Meet Virginia (Official HD Video)

Lead singer Pat Monahan wrote this cool song about a mysterious woman named Virginia. 

It’s got bluesy guitar vibes and Monahan’s awesome vocals, making it a hit that rocked the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.  

71. “Party Up (Up in Here)” by DMX

DMX - Party Up (Up In Here) (Enhanced Video, Edited)

This hit is a diss track against unnamed rappers who annoyed DMX, and it features a catchy chorus and a hard-hitting beat produced by Swizz Beatz. 

The song is one of DMX’s most successful singles, reaching number 27 on the Billboard Hot 100 and becoming a popular party anthem.

72. “Case of the Ex (Whatcha Gonna Do)” by Mýa

Mya - Case Of The Ex (Whatcha Gonna Do) (Official Music Video)

Mýa dropped the jam “Case of the Ex (Whatcha Gonna Do)” in 2000, rocking her second album, Fear of Flying. 

It’s all about confronting a current boyfriend who’s still hung up on his ex-girlfriend. 

This track, produced by Tricky Stewart and Traci Hale, climbed to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earned a Grammy nom for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. 

73. “Forgot About Dre” by Dr. Dre featuring Eminem

Eminem, Dr. Dre - Forgot About Dre (Explicit) (Official Music Video) ft. Hittman

“Forgot About Dre” is one of the remarkable rap songs from 2000 by Dr. Dre and Eminem.

They’re shutting down haters who doubted Dre’s impact in hip-hop after he left Death Row Records. 

The song’s all about their success, struggles, and taking on the haters. 

No wonder it snagged a Grammy for Best Rap Performance in 2001.

74. “That’s the Way” by Jo Dee Messina

Jo Dee Messina - That's The Way (Official Music Video)

Listen to Jo Dee Messina’s “That’s the Way” – one of the feel-good country songs from 2000! 

It’s all about keeping a positive vibe in life. 

It topped the country chart and hit 25 on the Hot 100. 

75. “Swear It Again” by Westlife

Westlife - Swear It Again (Official Video)

“Swear It Again” is a romantic ballad where the singer promises to love his partner faithfully and forever. 

Steve Mac and Wayne Hector penned this gem, and they kept the hits coming for Westlife. 

This track topped charts in the UK and Ireland and made a mark in the US. 

76. “The Next Episode” by Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg

Dr. Dre - The Next Episode (Official Music Video) ft. Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Nate Dogg

“The Next Episode” by Dr. Dre, with Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, and Nate Dogg, is the real deal. 

You’ve probably heard that catchy chorus sampling David McCallum’s “The Edge.” 

And who can forget the outro? 

It’s the one that got everyone saying, “smoke weed every day.” 

This track smashed it, hitting the Top 10 in many countries and Grammy-nominated for Best Rap Performance.

77. “From the Bottom of My Broken Heart” by Britney Spears

Britney Spears - From The Bottom Of My Broken Heart (Official HD Video)

“From the Bottom of My Broken Heart” is a teen pop ballad about the loss of first love and how hard it is to move on. 

Eric Foster White, the genius behind Whitney Houston and Toni Braxton’s hits, wrote and produced this gem. 

No wonder it rocked the Billboard Hot 100 at number 14 and snagged that sweet Platinum certification from the RIAA. 

78. “Crash and Burn” by Savage Garden

Savage Garden - Crash and Burn (Official Video)

This awesome song, penned by Darren Hayes from the band, dives into love, heartbreak, and bouncing back.  

With its catchy melody and emotional lyrics, the song became a hit and is remembered as one of Savage Garden’s signature tracks. 

79. “Yes!” by Chad Brock

Chad Brock - Yes! (Video)

Chad Brock’s song “Yes!” is one of the famous country songs from 2000. 

It’s all about how he met his crush at the post office and scored a date. 

This jam was a hit, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and No. 22 on the Billboard Hot 100. 

Furthermore, it is considered to be Brock’s signature song and his only number-one single.

80. “The Best Day” by George Strait

“The Best Day” is a country song that tells the story of a father and son who share memorable moments, such as camping, fishing, and driving. 

The son’s like, “Every day with my old man is the best day ever!”

This song was written by Dean Dillon and Carson Chamberlain and reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

81. “Where I Wanna Be” by Donell Jones

Donell Jones - Where I Wanna Be (Official Video)

“Where I Wanna Be” is about a guy who’s into his girl but feels guilty because he’s ready to fly solo. 

They’ve been together long, but he’s craving some alone time. 

The track rocked the Billboard Hot 100, hitting 29, and scored number two on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. 

Plus, it got Jones a Grammy nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance in 2000.  

82. “How Do You Like Me Now?!” by Toby Keith

Toby Keith - How Do You Like Me Now?!

“Toby Keith’s ‘How Do You Like Me Now?!” is a country song about proving the haters wrong. 

It’s like a victory lap for success, with Toby singing about how life’s turned around and the doubters are probably kicking themselves. 

No surprise, it shot up the country charts, making Toby a big deal in 2001 when he snagged the ACM Male Vocalist of the Year. 

83. “My Best Friend” by Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw’s “My Best Friend” is a country tune that really nails the whole friendship vibe

His voice and lyrics are straight-up magic, capturing that unbreakable bond between pals. 

It’s got this cool nostalgic vibe that just hits you in the feels. 

84. “Broadway” by Goo Goo Dolls

Goo Goo Dolls - Broadway [Official Music Video]

“Broadway” by the Goo Goo Dolls has that excellent mix of alternative rock and pop vibes.

John Rzeznik, the lead vocalist and guitarist, penned the catchy track. 

The whole album got big love from critics and fans, making the Goo Goo Dolls a solid name in the music scene. 

85 “What’chu Like” by Da Brat featuring Tyrese 

Da Brat, Tyrese - What'chu Like

“What’chu Like” is a hip-hop and R&B song by rapper Da Brat and singer Tyrese. 

Jermaine Dupri worked his magic on the beats, throwing a sample from Claudja Barry’s “Love for the Sake of Love.” 

The song hit the top 10 in the Netherlands and 30 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

86. “Don’t Think I’m Not” by Kandi 

Kandi - Don't Think I'm Not (Official Video)

“Kandi’s song ‘Don’t Think I’m Not’ is about her telling her ex that he’s got it wrong. 

He thinks she’s stuck at home while he’s out having a blast, but she’s also out there having a good time. 

She lets him know she can find someone new. 

The song did awesome globally, ranking high in Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the UK. It also hit 24 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

87. “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack with Sons of the Desert 

Lee Ann Womack - I Hope You Dance (Official Music Video)

Listen to “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack with Sons of the Desert – one of the Grammy-winning country songs from 2000. 

It’s about embracing life and taking chances. 

Womack’s voice and those harmonies make it a timeless, feel-good tune!

88. “Better Off Alone” by Alice Deejay 

Alice Deejay - Better Off Alone (Official Video)

“Better Off Alone” is about that post-breakup loneliness vibe. 

The tune has a catchy melody and a chorus you won’t forget. 

It is considered one of the classic hits of the Eurodance genre, and tons of artists have taken a shot at remixing and sampling it. 

89. “Dance with Me” by Debelah Morgan 

Debelah Morgan’s “Dance with Me” is a total vibe from the early 2000s! 

This R&B pop jam got everyone grooving with its awesome melody and Morgan’s soulful vocals. 

Mixing up R&B and pop, it’s a feel-good track that’s still rocking today.

90. “What About Now” by Lonestar 

“What About Now” is a famous country pop song about living in the moment and going after your dreams with someone special. 

It was written by Ron Harbin, Aaron Barker, and Anthony L. Smith and produced by Dann Huff. 

The song became a big hit, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and number 30 on the Hot 100 chart.

91. “I Like It” by Sammie 

Sammie - I Like It

“I Like It” by Sammie is his debut hit! 

Producer Dallas Austin wrote it for Sammie’s first album, “From the Bottom to the Top” (2000). 

The song, released in late ’99, went gold and peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles and 24 on the Hot 100. 

Fun fact: Sammie was only 12 when he recorded this jam!

92. “24/7” by Kevon Edmonds 

Kevon Edmonds - 24/7

“24/7” by Kevon Edmondsa former member of the R&B group After 7. 

This romantic ballad expresses the singer’s devotion to his lover, promising to be with her 24/7. 

It climbed to number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and snagged gold certification from the RIAA.

A real banger among songs from 2000! 

93. “Girl on TV” by LFO 

“Girl on TV” is a pop song about the singer’s crush on Jennifer Love Hewitt, who also starred in the music video. 

The song was a hit in the US and the UK, reaching the top 10 on both charts. 

94. “Bounce with Me” by Lil’ Bow Wow featuring Xscape 

Lil Bow Wow ft. Xscape - Bounce With Me (Official Video)

In 2000, “Bounce with Me” dropped on the “Big Momma’s House” soundtrack

Lil’ Bow Wow rocked it, sampling Barry White’s “Love Serenade (Part II).” 

It reached the top spot on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts.

95. “Cowboy Take Me Away” by Dixie Chicks 

The Chicks - Cowboy Take Me Away (Official Video)

“Cowboy Take Me Away” is a Dixie Chicks classic from ’99, featured on their album Fly.  

Fun fact: the title is inspired by a Calgon bath products slogan. 

This hit snagged the number one spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country chart in February 2000. 

96. “I Don’t Wanna” by Aaliyah 

“I Don’t Wanna” by Aaliyah dropped in 1999, part of the “Next Friday” movie soundtrack. 

Aaliyah’s smooth vibes and emotions shine on this one.

It hit 35 on Billboard Hot 100 and 25 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. 

97. “Independent Women Part I” by Destiny’s Child 

Destiny's Child - Independent Women, Pt. 1 (Official HD Video)

“Independent Women Part I” is a hit song released in 2000 as part of the soundtrack for the movie “Charlie’s Angels.” 

It dominated the charts, staying #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 11 weeks. 

Plus, it earned a Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group in 2001.  

98. “Gotta Tell You” by Samantha Mumba 

Samantha Mumba - Gotta Tell You

“Gotta Tell You” is a catchy pop tune with a dance beat and lyrics about expressing one’s love and desire for someone. 

Released in 2000, this track became a global hit, climbing the charts in the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. 

99. “Waiting for Tonight” by Jennifer Lopez 

Jennifer Lopez - Waiting For Tonight

“Waiting for Tonight” expresses the anticipation and excitement of a romantic reunion. 

The music video features Jennifer partying in a rainforest with lasers and fireworks. 

This song is considered one of Jennifer’s signature hits and a classic of the late 90s dance music scene.

100. “Shackles (Praise You)” by Mary Mary 

Mary Mary - Shackles (Praise You)

“Shackles (Praise You)” by Mary Mary is a gospel gem from their 2000 debut album, Thankful. 

It’s all about praising God and shaking off those problems. 

This track was a massive hit, topping charts worldwide and becoming one of the all-time great gospel songs.

101. “Yellow” by Coldplay

Coldplay - Yellow (Official Video)

Coldplay’s “Yellow” from their debut album Parachute is a total classic! 

It is one of their most popular and enduring songs from 2000, with a simple but captivating melody and lyrics that express the narrator’s devotion to their lover.

How Well Do You Remember These 101 Songs from 2000?

The year 2000 was a turning point for music, as we entered a new millennium and witnessed the rise of new genres, artists, and trends.

Pop, rock, hip hop, R&B, dance, alternative – the songs of 2000 had it all.

And guess what? They still sound amazing today!

Whether you grew up with them or you just discovered them, you gotta admit, they’re classics.

Got a fave from 2000 we missed?

Drop it in the comments – let’s keep the nostalgia alive!

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