Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything
Whether you listen to Rap, Hip-Hop, R&B, Rock or you try your best to keep up with the latest releases, there are always a set of songs that combines all of these fans together and simply brings back the good old memories during their childhood.
I’ve been personally listening to the hits from the 2000’s. Out of all of the beautiful records, this list is our top 20 music throwbacks:
20) The Ketchup Song – Las Ketchup
We pretend to understand what they’re saying, but we all know it’s gibberish.. Cool song though.
19) Buy U A Drank (feat. Yung Joc) – T-Pain
We’ve all had a T-Pain phase, and you could probably say this was the highlight of it.
“These days, lots of people begin their relationships in the clubs. Whole conversations begin with some guy buying a young lady a drink. I wanted to make a song for those folks.”
How thoughtful of you, Mr. Najm.
18) How To Save A Life – The Fray
We’ve all been through that ‘im a v depressed kid lef mi alone bish’, and this track was the highlight of such phase. On a serious note, this was one of the best songs released by the band. Their entire album How To Save A Life demonstrates a piano-driven type of rock which they established was different and vibrant back in 2005, yet was very successful.
17) Here Without You – 3 Doors Down
Brad Arnold, the band’s lead singer, wrote this song for his current ex-wife. He says the song isn’t just about being away from someone and missing them, but it’s about the loneliness you feel that hits you when you miss that special person. The song later on was an anthem for American deployed troops and their families & friends at home. It’s simply one of those songs that anyone can relate to, no matter the tough circumstance you’re undergoing.
16) Kiss Me Thru The Phone (feat. Sammie) – Soulja Boy Tell’em
At some point, this was your ringtone. Who knows, you could’ve been actually kissing your phone. No ragrets.
15) Memories (feat. Kid Cudi) – David Guetta
Guetta’s piano backed beats in conjunction with Kid Cudi’s mellow vocals, both together created something beautiful. Unusual at the time, but we certainly miss both the old Kid Cudi and David Guetta.
14) Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
Back in 2003, JT released his first ever album Justified. Timberlake wrote this hit single with The Neptunes (Chag Hugo and Pharrell Williams) who also produced this track. Justin explained that this upbeat, disco groove song was actually influenced by the likes of Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder.
13) Hey Ya! – OutKast
Sung and produced by Andre 3000, one part of the hip-hop duo OutKast‘s double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. This song was influenced by many genres such as funk, rap, and surprisingly rock. After receiving a huge amount of praise from contemporary music critics, the song won an award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance at the 46th Grammy Awards.
12) Headlines – Drake
Shoutout to FYK. Every list needs some old school Drizzy. His album Take Care was his best one yet, and this is one of your favorite tracks by the 6 God.
11) Mr. Brightside – The Killers
Not only was it named “Song of the Decade” by UK radio stations Absolute Radio and XFM, but in October 2010 it was voted ninth in the Greatest Guitar Riffs of the 21st Century so far by Total Guitar magazine.
10) Gold Digger (feat. Jamie Foxx) – Kanye West
I miss the old Kanye, straight from the ‘Go Kanye. Chop up the soul Kanye, set on his goals Kanye. I hate the new Kanye, the bad mood Kanye. The always rude Kanye, spaz in the news Kanye. I miss the sweet Kanye, chop up the beats Kanye.. okay you get the message.
Ever since Ye’s first album The College Dropout back in 2004, not only did he influence the entire music industry as a whole, but to shine not just as a rapper but as an MC in the world of Hip-Hop and Rap music especially during The Neptunes and Timbaland‘s glory days, it’s definitely considered to be an exceptional achievement. 12 years later, he has 31 Grammys registered to his name. 2004 was the year Kanye West established a name for himself.
9) Paper Planes – M.I.A.
This song was actually written by M.I.A. and the famous music producer Diplo when they were dating back in 2007. The song’s backtracking was actually a sample from The Clash‘s Straight To Hell. The only disappointing issue about this song is the chorus was speculated to be based on Wreckx-N-Effect‘s chorus on Rumpshaker.
8) Snow (Hey Oh) – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Their hit song Snow (Hey Oh) does not have the same energy as the rest of the songs in their album Stadium Arcadium. However, what RHCP delivered in this song is the right amount of chill everyone needs in a song.
7) It Wasn’t Me – Shaggy
No matter what’s the occasion, whenever you hear this song you just simply go crazy. I still have no clue what Shaggy‘s saying in this song.. Or any song actually.
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6) Dilemma (feat. Kelly Rowland) – Nelly
This one is obviously Nelly’s biggest song made in his entire career. It was Nelly’s first ever #1 single in 10 countries such as the UK, USA, Australia and many more which sold over 7.6 million copies worldwide.
5) Vato (feat. B-Real) – Snoop Dogg
This song is about Black and Latino unity, but it sounds as if Snoop‘s adding to the violence unless you watch the video. Notice Skateboard P at the end of the video.
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4) I Remember (feat. Kaskade) – deadmau5
3 words, perfectly constructed song. A true masterpiece by the icons deadmau5 and Kaskade. The reason why I love this song so much is that how Haley Gibby’s voice conjointly works perfectly with the production.
3) In da Club – 50 Cent
Ja Rule was the biggest rapper 15 years ago, for a while. From platinum records, features, broads and most definitely dough, he had it all. Later on in 2002, Eminem discovered a talented man named Curtis Jackson (or you could call him 50 Cent or FIDDY, both are fine) and was signed by Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment, and Interscope Records. With the aid of both Eminem and Dr. Dre, 50 became one of the world’s best selling rappers with his first major album, Get Rich or Die Tryin’. That was the moment when 50 Cent called Ja Rule a “pop gangster” and he’d call him out for not being a heartless thug and instead called him a softie! After that album, 50‘s hit songs such as 21 Questions and In da Club would stamp out all of Ja’s love and hit songs.
How bout that, Ja?
2) The Real Slim Shady – Eminem
This is probably Marshall’s greatest lead single he’s ever released. We’ve all seen the diversity in his songs, from the funny My Name Is to the pretty cool Without Me record. However, Marshall’s really trying to have our attention explaining the real problem artists are facing. The song basically talks about the double standards when it comes to censorship, trying to put out thinly veiled criticism.
There’s a Slim Shady in all of us
This line in the song says that what he’s doing is no different to what anyone else used to do back then, such as Tom Green who didn’t get censored.
1) Day ‘N’ Nite – Kid Cudi
Cudi’s latest album Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven was completely different to Man on the Moon: The End of Day which was released back in 2009. That album had many great tracks such as Pursuit of Happiness and Sky Might Fall, however Day ‘N’ Nite obviously stands out as the best track ever released by Kid Cudi. We surely do miss the old version of him..
1) Numb – Linkin Park
This song perfectly describes how every teenager feels, or at least did. Fetty Wap seems to be expressing enough nowadays for them
2) Tokyo Drift – Teriyaki Boyz
The only line we actually understood is “Fast and Furiouuuuuussss, DRIFT DRIFT DRIFT!“
Think we missed any songs? Share with us your opinion!