The Best Songs of the 00’s

Let me take you back in time to the noughties with our favourite songs of the 00’s and have them stuck in your head for weeks!


Ahh, the noughties! The days of the first iPod, denim everything and The Black Eyed Peas may seem long gone now, but here are some of my favourite songs from the noughties that will make you wonder where all the time has gone. After all, what is a party without The Killers playing?

It Wasn’t Me – Shaggy (2000)

“It Wasn’t Me” is the first single from Shaggy‘s studio album Hot Shot (2000). The song features vocals from English singer Rikrok. “It Wasn’t Me” was the best-selling single of 2001 in the United Kingdom, selling over 1.15 million copies that year and went multi-platinum! With this song raking in over 50,259,854 views on an unofficial YouTube channel, it remains to be a popular party anthem today!

Don’t Cha – Pussycat Dolls (2005)

If I was to ask you to name a Pussycat Dolls hit, ‘Don’t Cha’ will probably be the first to come to mind. Whether it’s your motivational soundtrack or guilty pleasure, “Don’t Cha” was a huge hit in 2005!

Sk8er Boi – Avril Lavigne (2002)

Avril Lavigne was the oh so relatable pop punk of the noughties. Avril led the way for the ‘txing generation’ of angsty pop punk kids in the 2000s, later toning it down for a more mainstream sound. This is one sure to get stuck in your head!

Outkast – Hey Ya (2003)

The song’s unusual arrangement drew comparisons to artists from a variety of genres and reached the top five of most of the charts it entered. The song popularized the phrase “shake it like a Polaroid picture”, and the Polaroid Corporation used the song to revitalize the public’s perception of its products.

Mr. Brightside – The Killers (2004)

This song is almost loved more today than it was back in 2004, just look at the YouTube comments. Mr Brightside by The Killers is an instant feel good floor filler, perfect for any events and any occasion! Despite entering the Billboard Hot 100 and number 40 and only reaching number 10 in June of 2004, Mr Brightside has since sold more than 820,000 copies (as of July 2014) and is now the twelfth most downloaded rock song of all time in the UK!

Crazy In Love – Beyonce (2003)

This is the song and video that started off our love for the now powerhouse couple, Jay Z and Beyoncé. Taken from her first solo album, Dangerously In Love, “Crazy In Love” was an instant hit and remains to be a popular favourite. Due to its popularity, “Crazy in Love” was re-recorded by Beyoncé for the film Fifty Shades of Grey (2015).


Ross Wall