We can’t believe these tunes turn 20 in 2020, but we love the way they bring us right back. So, it’s time to stack that 5-disc CD player and get some old school bangers on!
She Bangs – Ricky Martin
From Ricky Martin’s second massive English language crossover album, it made Martin and his unique brand of Latin style a huge super star.
Who Let The Dogs Out – The Baha Men
This is a one-hit-wonder with a story! It was recorded by two different artists before it finally got to Bahamian group The Baha Men. The real staying power of this tune comes from being on the Rugrats in Paris: The Movie soundtrack.
Parachutes – Coldplay
As soon at Parachutes hit our ears we knew there was something special about Coldplay. And 20 years later, we can still agree on that.
I’m Like a Bird – Nelly Furtado
Every list needs a little cancon, and Nelly Furtado’s first solo album gave us some brand new reasons to want to put Canadian content first in the 2000s.
It Wasn’t Me – Shaggy
Oh how we hate to like this song! But we can’t help it, it’s catchy. So if you hear humming… it wasn’t us.
Shape of My Heart – Backstreet Boys
The last song to hit the top ten in the Billboard Hot 100 the Backstreet Boys, but still one that makes us draw hearts in the air with our fingers.
It’s My Life – Bon Jovi
Kings of the power ballad, Bon Jovi gave us this tune to make sure we rocked the new century right.
Oops… I Did It Again – Britney Spears
The Brittany years! Sure, this popcorn song was criticized every which way, but we still love bringing it out every now and then.
Independent Women Pt 1 – Destiny’s Child
Destiny’s Child and Charlie’s Angels – six women we couldn’t get enough of in the year 2000.
The Real Slim Shady – Eminem
Eminem blew up our car stereos the summer of 2000, and every summer since.
Spinning Around – Kylie Minogue
Disco redux was on trend in 2000, as was Australian ‘80s pop star Kylie Minogue, burning the dance floors with her huge comeback hit.
Bye Bye Bye – NSYNC
In the battle boy bands, NSYNC’s newest hit came right up against – and pushed through the popularity of The Backstreet Boys marking a shift in which band reigned supreme on the charts.
Beautiful Day – U2
A stunningly sunny hit, this anthem by U2 always makes us want to take a long drive to nowhere with the windows down!
These bangers will just get your Hits of 2000 playlist started! What were your favourite songs from 20 years ago?