Playlist: Every 2000s Hit You Forgot

For better or worse, the shelf life of most pop songs is usually just a few months. Every year, only a select handful of tunes truly have the positive, explosive impact on pop culture, or are actually good enough as a stand alone tracks to resonate for years to come. That’s why artists like Michael Jackson and Madonna have been so lauded for their pop masterpieces; people are still listening today. Nonetheless, even the King and Queen of Pop have had a few massive hits get lost in the sands of time (you’d be hard pressed to stumble across “Who Is It?” or “Angel” on the radio, respectively.) The 2000s was the first era where music was truly at our fingertips. With digital music starting with programs like Napster and ending with the institution that is iTunes, the whole industry has been rewritten, and pop music as a defining asset to pop culture has been cycling faster than ever. Here is a playlist of every 2000s hit you’ve since forgotten about! You won’t find any of those tracks that (whether good or bad) are still readily heard, discussed, or  remembered today, and you won’t find any from obscurities from artists who had successful reigns in the early parts of the new millennium. From one hit wonders to those acts that only got a couple hits off… be prepared to have one giant nostalgia fest! DISCLAIMER: Most of these songs are absolutely horrendous.

Found anything that I still haven’t re-remembered? Comment!



  • Dream “He Loves You Not”
  • Aaron Carter “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It)”
  • Amerie “1 Thing”
  • Lifehouse “Hanging By A Moment”
  • Vanessa Carlton “A Thousand Miles”
  • Evanescence featuring Paul McCoy “Bring Me To Life”
  • DJ Sammy featuring Do “Heaven”
  • 3LW “No More (Baby I’ma Do Right)”
  • Mya “Case Of The Ex (Whatcha Gonna Do)”
  • BBMak “Back Here”
  • S Club 7 “Never Had A Dream Come True”
  • City High “What Would You Do?”
  • Samantha Mumba “Gotta Tell You”
  • Nine Days “Absolutely (Story Of A Girl)”
  • Blu Cantrell “Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!)”
  • Puddle Of Mudd “Blurry”
  • Daniel Bedingfield “Gotta Get Thru This”
  • O-Town “All Or Nothing”
  • A*Teens “Upside Down”
  • Clay Aiken “Invisible”
  • Ruben Studdard “Sorry 2004”
  • Elliott Yamin “Wait For You”
  • David Archuleta “Crush”
  • Fantasia “I Believe”
  • Kandi “Don’t Think I’m Not”
  • Yellowcard “Ocean Avenue”
  • Dirty Vegas “Days Go By”
  • Ashlee Simpson “Pieces Of Me”
  • JoJo “Leave (Get Out)”
  • Evan & Jaron “Crazy For This Girl”
  • Michelle Branch “Everywhere”
  • Panic! At The Disco “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”
  • James Blunt “You’re Beautiful”
  • Terror Squad “Lean Back”
  • Willa Ford “I Wanna Be Bad”
  • Joe featuring Mystikal “Stutter” [Remix]
  • N.O.R.E. “Nothin'”
  • Plain White T’s “Hey There Delilah”
  • The Corrs “Breathless”
  • Crazy Town “Butterfly”
  • Stacie Orrico “Stuck”
  • KT Tunstall “Black Horse & The Cherry Tree”
  • American Hi-Fi “Flavor Of The Week”
  • Hoobastank “The Reason”
  • Tweet featuring Missy Elliott “Oops (Oh My)”
  • D4L “Laffy Taffy”
  • Jimmy Eat World “The Middle”
  • Joe Budden “Pump It Up”
  • Corinne Bailey Rae “Put Your Records On”
  • Nivea featuring Brian and Brandon Case “Don’t Mess With My Man”
  • Simple Plan “Perfect”
  • Fountains Of Wayne “Stacy’s Mom”
  • Baby Bash featuring Frankie J “Suga Suga”
  • David Gray “Babylon”
  • The Hives “Hate To Say I Told You So”
  • Nina Sky featuring Jabba “Move Ya Body”
  • Kevin Lyttle “Turn Me On”
  • Uncle Kracker “Follow Me”
  • Mystikal “Shake Ya Ass”
  • The Calling “Wherever You Will Go”
  • Eamon “Fuck It (I Don’t Want You Back)”
  • Frankee “F.U.R.B. (F U Right Back)”
  • Los Lonley Boys “Heaven”
  • Hellogoodbye “Here (In Your Arms)”
  • B2K featuring Diddy “Bump Bump Bump”
  • Westside Connection featuring Nate Dogg “Gangsta Nation”
  • Audioslave “Like A Stone”
  • Anna Nalick “Breathe (2 AM)”
  • t.A.T.u. “All The Things She Said”
  • SoulDecision “Faded”
  • Petey Pablo “Freek-A-Leek”
  • Lumidee “Never Leave You”
  • Teddy Geiger “For You I Will (Confidence)”
  • Estelle featuring Kanye West “American Boy”
  • Mr. Cheeks “Lights, Camera, Action!”
  • Paulina Rubio “Don’t Say Goodbye”
  • The Click Five “Just The Girl”
  • The Ataris “In This Diary”
  • Wiseguys “Start The Commotion”
  • Jesse McCartney “Leavein'”
  • Kevin Rudolf featuring Lil Wayne “Let It Rock”
  • Murphy Lee featuring Jermaine Dupree “Wat Da Hook Gon Be”
  • Metro Station “Shake It”
  • Daniel Powter “Bad Day”
  • Hilary Duff “So Yesterday”
  • J-Kown “Tipsy”
  • Las Ketchup “The Ketchup Song (Asereje)”
  • The Ting Tings “Shut Up And Let Me Go”
  • Default “Wasting My Time”
  • JC Chasez “Blowin’ Me Up (With Her Love)”
  • Kardinal Offishall featuring Akon “Dangerous”
  • Lil’ Flip “Sunshine”
  • Telepopmusik “Breathe”
  • Switchfoot “Dare You To Move”
  • Thalia featuring Fat Joe “I Want You”
  • Huey “Pop, Lock & Drop It”
  • Amanda Perez “Angel”
  • Hoku “Another Dumb Blonde”
  • J. Holiday “Bed”
  • Trapt “Headstrong”
  • MiMS “This Why I’m Hot”
  • India.Arie “Video”
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt “BareNaked”
  • The Veronicas “Untouched”
  • Bowling For Soup “1985”
  • Fuel “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)”
  • Craig David “7 Days”
  • Shop Boyz “Party Like A Rock Star”
  • 3OH!3 “Don’t Trust Me”
  • Alien Ant Farm “Smooth Criminal”
  • Eve 6 “Here’s To The Night”
  • Cherish featuring Sean Paul “Do It To It”
  • Cobra Starship featuring Leighton Meester “Good Girls Go Bad”
  • Jeremih “Birthday Sex”
  • Toya “I Do!!”
  • Ryan Cabrera “On The Way Down”
  • Hinder “Lips Of An Angel”
  • Junior Senior “Move Your Feet”
  • M2M “Mirror Mirror”
  • Cassie “Me & U”
  • D.H.T. featuring Edmee “Listen To Your Heart”
  • Nappy Roots “Awnaw”
  • Khia “My Neck, My Back (Lick It)”
  • Debelah Morgan “Dance With Me”
  • Crazy Frog “Axel F”

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