100 Greatest Songs From 2000

Criteria: These records were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, and on their impact on the overall scope of musical history.

Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release). Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.

  1. Idioteque - Radiohead
  2. Yellow - Coldplay
  3. Beautiful Day - U2
  4. Ms. Jackson - OutKast
  5. One More Time - Daft Punk
  6. Stan - Eminem
  7. Try Again - Aaliyah
  8. B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad) - OutKast
  9. In the End - Linkin Park
10. Music - Madonna
11. Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down
12. Independent Woman Part I - Destiny's Child
13. Everything in its Right Place - Radiohead
14. Hate to Say I Told You So - The Hives
15. The Real Slim Shady - Eminem
16. Frontier Psychiatrist - The Avalanches
17. Hanging by a Moment - Lifehouse
18. If You're Gone - Matchbox 20
19. Don't Tell Me - Madonna
20. Since I Left You - The Avalanches
21. I Wanna Know - Joe
22. Again - Lenny Kravitz
23. Bent - Matchbox 20
24. There You Go - Pink
25. Letter from an Occupant - The New Pornographers
26. Who Let The Dogs Out - Baja Men
27. It Wasn't Me - Shaggy and Rikrok
28. One Armed Scissor - At the Drive-In
29. Feel Good Hit of the Summer - Queens of the Stone Age
30. Doesn't Really Matter - Janet Jackson
31. Country Grammar (Hot Shit) - Nelly
32. Stutter - Joe and Mystikal
33. If I Ever Feel Better - Phoenix
34. Bohemian Like You - The Dandy Warhols
35. Angel - Shaggy
36. Case of the Ex - Mýa
37. Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) - Spiller
38. Too Young - Phoenix
39. Ride wit Me - Nelly and City Spud
40. Follow Me - Uncle Kracker
41. Overload - Sugababes
42. Ante Up (Robbing-Hoodz Theory) - M.O.P. (feat. Funk Master Flex)
43. Fill Me In - Craig David
44. Oops!... I Did It Again - Britney Spears
45. I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me) - Jay-Z
46. Shake Ya Ass - Mystikal
47. Southern Hospitality - Ludacris
48. How to Disappear Completely - Radiohead
49. The Time Is Now - Moloko
50. The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret - Queens of the Stone Age
51. Put It on Me - Ja Rule, Lil' Mo and Vita
52. Crazy - K-Ci & JoJo
53. Untitled (How Does It Feel?) - D'Angelo
54. This Mess We're In - PJ Harvey (with Thom Yorke)
55. The Way I Am - Eminem
56. Absolutely (Story of a Girl) - Nine Days
57. No More - Ruff Endz
58. I'm like a Bird - Nelly Furtado
59. Fiesta - R. Kelly, Jay-Z and Boo & Gotti
60. Come On Let's Go - Broadcast
61. Cripple And The Starfish - Antony and The Johnsons
62. Let's Get Married - Jagged Edge
63. Promise - Jagged Edge
64. Most Girls - Pink
65. Tessio - Luomo
66. The Crystal Lake - Grandaddy
67. Come Pick Me Up - Ryan Adams
68. Wifey - Next
69. Wonderful - Everclear
70. The National Anthem - Radiohead
71. Nobody Wants to Be Lonely - Ricky Martin and Christina Aguilera
72. Känn ingen sorg för mig Göteborg - Hakan Hellström
73. Danger (Been So Long) - Mystikal and Nivea
74. Only Time - Enya
75. Pure Shores - All Saints
76. Intro - Alan Braxe and Fred Falke
77. I Wish - Carl Thomas
78. Stranger in My House - Tamia
79. Accelerator - Primal Scream
80. It's Over Now - 112
81. A Song for the Lovers - Richard Ashcroft
82. Playground Love - Air
83. Separated - Avant
84. Kill All Hippies - Primal Scream
85. Gravel Pit - Wu-Tang Clan
86. Love - Musiq Soulchild
87. 3rd Planet - Modest Mouse
88. Bag Lady - Erykah Badu
89. No More (Baby I'ma Do Right) - 3LW
90. New World - Björk
91. Turn Off the Light - Nelly Furtado
92. So Fresh So Clean - Outkast
93. Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of - U2
94. I Wish - R. Kelly
95. Lovertits - Peaches
96. I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack (with Sons of the Desert)
97. E.I. - Nelly
98. I Don't Wanna - Aaliyah
99. Good Fortune - PJ Harvey
100. By Your Side - Sade
20 more worth mentioning.
101. Music Is My Radar - Blur
102. Catch the Sun - Doves
103. The Shining - Badly Drawn Boy
104. Dress Sexy at My Funeral - Smog
105. The Light - Common
106. Things Have Changed - Bob Dylan
107. Trouble - Coldplay
108. Spinning Around - Kylie Minogue
109. In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country - Boards of Canada
110. Bye Bye Bye - NSYNC
111. The Facts of Life - Black Box Recorder
112. Up With People - Lambchop
113. Kite - U2
114. Lovely Head - Goldfrapp
115. Sunset (Bird of Prey) - Fatboy Slim
116. Last Resort - Papa Roach
117. The Man With The Red Face - Laurent Garnier
118. Make It Happen - Playgroup
119. Change (In the House of Flies) - Deftones
120. Superman (It's Not Easy) - Five for Fighting
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 2000
An unheralded great record from 2000
Bruce's choice -
* Flower - Moby
Lew's choice -
* Everywhere I Go - Shawn Mullins
Brett's choice -
* I'm Gonna Make You Love Me - The Jayhawks
Adam's choice -
* Lazy Days - Enya
Ryan's choice -
* The Leanover - Life Without Buildings

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Last Updated: 2012-06-12