The music of the Aughts was all over the map in the very best way, with file sharing and randomly produced personal playlists encouraging eclecticism and experimentation in both artists and listeners. The most exciting thing about this selection of tunes is that, despite all the different styles and voices in the mix, it all sounds totally natural together. In fact, you might already have a playlist that looks just like it.
Britney Spears gets "Toxic. Troy L. Smith, Cleveland. They've stood the test of time and are here again, in all their glory, to remind you of better times. Pink - "So What" Pink made her name as a hitmaker through her defiant and rebellious attitude. That was never more apparent than on her No. Fueled by Ramen. Twenty One Pilots - "Stressed Out"
The best pop songs of the year include a wide variety of music from teen pop to hip-hop and dance music. This list is a great conversation starter for discussions of the best music at the turn of the millennium. The romantic ballad topped the U. It was the first single released from the album "Human Clay. McLean himself proclaimed Madonna's cover "mystical and sensual. His first big hit was "The Thong Song. Christina Aguilera scored a third No.
If you entered thinking that the year would bring a totally different sound befitting the turn of a new millennium Not that the artists that defined popular music at the end of the '90s were suddenly spirited away and replaced with an entirely new vanguard: Most of the biggest artists of -- the boy bands and girl groups, the breakout rappers and rock best-sellers -- were the biggest artists of , too. But they seemed energized by the changeover of millennia, and motivated to push things appropriately forward.