Early 2000’s Pop has got to be one of the all-time greatest genres of music. I mean come on, who doesn’t love one of these amazing bops? As a late 90’s baby, I may be a bit biased but I honestly can’t think of anything I would rather listen to. Give me a good Brittney jam or some Jesse McCartney over Cardi B any day.
Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield
This song is literally my favorite song. How can you not get pumped when listening to this absolutley PERFECT song. This is and always will be my go-to karaoke song. I feel that my life truly is a book that’s still unwritten and today is where that book begins.
Fireflies – Owl City
There is no way you can hear this song and not jam. You may pretend you hated this song, but honestly, we all loved it. I remember listening to this song on repeat in elementary school… and maybe I’m crazy but some days this song is exactly what I need to chill.
Sk8er Boi – Avril Lavigne
I will never give in to the conspiracy that Avril isn’t the same Avril we knew and loved. She is still the queen. But I will agree that Sk8er Boi and What the Hell were definitely her best songs EVER. (even if the story lines didn’t make 100% sense..)
Cooler Than Me – Mike Posner
This song was my sixth-grade jam, but the radio version was definitely the best version in my opinion. What ever happened to Mike Posner after this song? This song was so good, I might have to go looking for some of his other 2000s hits.
Replay – Iyaz
I will never forget this song. The melody is constantly on replay in my head, as I’m sure Iyaz intended. There is nothing amazing about this song but it was a pretty perfect pop song and is so catchy.
Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
This song is just too good. It really has some good memories attached. Don’t lie. This was the song you sang to your junior high crush, wasn’t it? And then when Pitch Perfect did the acapella remix of this with Nelly’s Just a Dream?? I.C.O.N.I.C. We love a nice 2000s mashup.
Beautiful Soul – Jesse McCartney
I still can’t listen to this song without scream-singing along with the chorus and I’m pretty sure anyone who can is a robot. My love of Jesse only increased after he came to both Central and Ferris (of course I saw him both times). I can never get enough of Jesse McCartney. Also, honorable mention to Leavin’
Trapped in the Drive-Thru – Weird Al Yankovic
If you’ve never heard this song, then please go take 10 minutes out of your day to watch the music video. This is one of my favorite memories of the early 2000s. I don’t think this song has ever truly left my mind. You might find me humming it while I work on an assignment.