One of the many reasons the early 2000’s was iconic is the music. We were introduced to so many influential artists such as Avril Lavigne, Hilary Duff, Rihanna, and so many more. The boy band craze was in full force but besides listening to Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC on loop (we don’t blame you), there were other songs you probably had on your playlist that were a staple during that time.
We’re talking about those songs that you never knew the name of or who sang them, but you always jumped to them at school dances and belted them out when they came on the radio.
Sometimes songs live on forever and other times, songs and artists, fade. However, the memories of these songs will live on forever. Sorry for all of the nostalgia that will be hitting you below. Here are the top 5 songs from the 2000s you forgot you loved.
“Upside Down (Bouncing Off the Ceiling) by the A* Teens
If you were a Disney kid growing up watching the Disney Channel, chances are you’ve probably seen this music video come on during the commercial breaks between “That’s So Raven” or “Lizzie McGuire.” This 2001 song played on Radio Disney almost every day. It was their first original single, because they started off as an ABBA cover band.
“Evacuate the Dance Floor” by Cascada
You’ve probably heard this 2007 song once or twice at a school dance, or maybe a couple billion times. The song featured rapper Carlprit. If it didn’t make you want to jump and dance along with it, then you’re crazy. “Evacuate the Dancefloor” even received a VMA nomination. It is one of the group’s most popular songs in the US, along with “Everytime We Touch.”
“Absolutely (Story of a Girl) by Nine Days
Remember when we said we didn’t know who sang certain songs, but we loved them? This song, released in 2000, is one of those songs-but you know every single word to it. It was the band’s breakthrough song. “Absolutely” was the band’s only hit single and reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
“Hey Juliet” by LMNT
The 2000s seemed to be a time when a lot of singers referenced Romeo and Juliet (“Love Story” by Taylor Swift, “Check Yes, Juliet” by We the Kings) and this song is no different. Juliet is a good name to use because it can represent teenage love and be used if you don’t want to directly name the person. The song was released in 2002 and was frequently played on the radio.
“Shake It” by Metro Station
Also released in 2007, you probably heard “Shake It” at school dances, along with “Evacuate the Dance Floor.” Unless you were in your scene/punk phase, you probably didn’t know who Metro Station was at the time. You danced to it anyway because it was a bop.
Now that we’ve cringed over the quality / production of the videos, what were some of your favorite songs from the 2000s that are forgotten today?