17 songs that turn 17 in the year 2017

Prepare to feel old

It’s hard to believe that some of these songs are nearly (dare we think it?) 20 years old, but it’s true.

The year 2000 came at the end of a decade of mini-skirts, blue eyeshadow, MC Hammer pants and everything denim. These artists had something of a responsibility – how were they going to define this new decade of music?

Here’s a list of 17 songs to get you wondering about how surreal/awesome/timeless the music scene was in the year 2000.

"Shake Ya Ass" – Mystikal

The single featured on the About a Boy soundtrack in a brilliant scene with a young Nicholas Hoult

"I Try" – Macy Gray

We tried but we never could accomplish Macy Gray’s distinct raspy vocals

"Music" – Madonna

Remember when Madonna was going through her cowboy phase?

"Party Up (Up In Here)" – DMX

We were sure this was like mid-2000s earliest…

"Gotta Tell You" – Samantha Mumba

Don’t even try to deny how obsessed you were with Samantha Mumba

"Sandstorm" – Darude


"One More Time" – Daft Punk

“Music’s got me feeling so free…”

"Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" – Modjo

“And I know that it’s true, I can tell by the look in your eeeeeyyyyyyyyyyeeeesss…”

"Groovejet (If this Ain’t Love)" – Spiller


Sophie Ellie Bextor enters the scene

"Toca’s Miracle"

Another one we were sure was mid-2000s…

"It Wasn’t Me" – Shaggy

Ah, to be young and not realise that every song is about sex

"The Time Is Now" – Moloko

Good one for #MotivationMonday

"Who let the dogs out?" – Baha Men

This song was massive

"The Way I Am" – Eminem

This could be released today and still be a hit

"Cha Cha Slide" – DJ Casper

Who still remembers the dance?

"Bye Bye Bye" – NSYNC

If this came on in the club today, we would still be on the dancefloor so fast

"Oops I Did It Again" – Britney Spears

While it’s slightly more believable that Britney Spears’ biggest hits are nearly 20 years old now, that doesn’t help us feel any less old…





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