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30 Songs By People You Loved In The Early 2000s That You Definitely Forgot About

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30 Songs By People You Loved In The Early 2000s That You Definitely Forgot About

1. “Drowning” by the Backstreet Boys

Jive

Why you probably forgot about it: Because it was the only single released from their greatest hits album, so it never got the full single treatment/love it deserved.

2. “A Little Bit” by Jessica Simpson

Columbia

Why you probably forgot about it: Because every Jessica Simpson song sounded like it wanted to be a Britney Spears song.

3. “Most Girls” by Pink

LaFace

Why you probably forgot about it: Because I just always forget this Pink era even existed.

4. “Girlfriend” by NSYNC

Jive

Why you probably forgot about it: Because it was basically a Justin Timberlake solo track anyway.

5. “I Drove All Night” by Celine Dion

Sony BMG

Why you probably forgot about it: Because Celine’s early 2000s “minivan mom pop” doesn’t get the credit it rightfully deserves.

6. “Crush” by Mandy Moore

Epic

Why you probably forgot about it: Because Mandy Moore’s “minivan mom pop” phase ALSO doesn’t get the love it deserves.

7. “Car Wash” by Christina Aguilera feat. Missy Elliott

BMI

Why you probably forgot about it: Because I think we all tried to forget Shark Tale happened, and that includes this song from it.

8. “American Pie” by Madonna

Maverick

Why you probably forgot about it: Because Madonna probably wants you to forget she covered this.

9. “Boy (I Need You)” by Mariah Carey

The Island Def Jam

Why you probably forgot about it: Because Mariah’s discography is so deep it’s easy to forget some gems.

10. “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” by Britney Spears

Jive

Why you probably forgot about it: Because it technically wasn’t released in the US.

11. “Rhythm Divine” by Enrique Iglesias

Interscope

Why you probably forgot about it: Because “Be With You” and “Escape” were bigger hits.

12. “Work It Out” by Beyoncé

Epic

Why you probably forgot about it: Because it was technically her pre-solo debut single (so it wasn’t promoted like one) and this felt more like a Foxxy Cleopatra song than a Beyoncé one.

13. “Someone to Call My Lover” by Janet Jackson

Island Def Jam

Why you probably forgot about it: Because “All For You” and “Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)” were the two biggest songs everyone remembers from this Janet era.

14. “Emotion” by Destiny’s Child

Sony Urban

Why you probably forgot about it: Because everyone always forgets this gorgeous DC3 ballad.

15. “…On the Radio” by Nelly Furtado

Geffen

Why you probably forgot about it: Because it’s the cute cousin of “I’m Like a Bird” and “Turn Off the Light,” and we know: Gorgeous always devours cute.

16. “Still on Your Side” by BBMak

Telstar

Why you probably forgot about it: Because people forget BBMak had more than one song!

17. “We Fit Together” by O-Town

Ariola

Why you probably forgot about it: Because you still only listen to “Liquid Dreams.”

18. “What About Us?” by Brandy

Urban Atlantic

Why you probably forgot about it: Because the Full Moon album doesn’t get the love it deserves.

19. “Song for the Lonely” by Cher

Warner Music UK

Why you probably forgot about it: Because it’s basically another “Believe,” and I say that in the nicest way possible.

20. “Holler” by the Spice Girls

Virgin Records

Why you probably forgot about it: Because this was a post-Ginger Spice Girl lineup and we weren’t having it.

21. “Wake Up” by Hilary Duff

Hollywood Records

Why you probably forgot about it: Because we were all still singing “Come Clean.”

22. “I’m Glad” by Jennifer Lopez

Epic

Why you probably forgot about it: First off, I just want to say: the video for it is brilliant. Now that I have gotten that statement out of the way, this song was a little more on the slower side and the video wasn’t flashy, which is the opposite of everything we remember about Bennifer-era J.Lo — which is why we’ve all sort of forgotten about it.

23. “Low” by Kelly Clarkson

RCA

Why you probably forgot about it: Because the world wasn’t ready for her chunky highlights.

24. “Over” by Lindsay Lohan

Casablanca Records

Why you probably forgot about it: Because gay people only talk about “Rumours.”

25. “Are You Happy Now?” by Michelle Branch

Warner

Why you probably forgot about it: Because your Hot Topic phase only lasted like a year.

26. “Love at First Sight” by Kylie Minogue

WMG

Why you probably forgot about it: Because straight people still think of Kylie as only the singer of “Can’t Get You Out of My Head.” When the pop history books are written, there will be an entire chapter titled “How the United States had no taste and did Kylie’s music dirty.”

27. “Every Other Time” by LFO

J Records

Why you probably forgot about it: Because of that awkward “I’m gay” lyric.

28. “Bathwater” by No Doubt

Interscope

Why you probably forgot about it: Because everyone just wanted to cry along to the poppy “Simple Kind of Life” and this song sounded like “old No Doubt.” Which is a shame, ’cause ska No Doubt is still the best No Doubt.

29. “The One” by Shakira

Sony

Why you probably forgot about it: Because it’s no “Underneath Your Clothes.”

30. “Dear Lie” by TLC

LaFace

Why you probably forgot about it: Because whenever I bring up this song, everyone is always like, “I’ve never heard it.”

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