00s – New Decade, Throwback Hits Playlist

By: Olivia Bernstein

This Playlist is a compilation of songs from the early 2000s.  These are 45 of my favorite hits when I was younger.  These songs definitely bring back some intense feelings of nostalgia and I am sure they will for all you other 90s kids out there. These are songs that I would definitely jam out to with my friends at my 8th grade parties/dances or listen to on my very first iPod. Some of these artists have for sure fallen out of the spotlight, but these songs will stay hits for a very long time. So, sit back, pop in those headphones, and take a quick, musical trip back to the early 2000s.


  1. Don’t Stop the Music – Rihanna
  2. Yeah! – Usher, Lil Jon, Ludacris
  3. Everytime We Touch- Cascada
  4. Survivor- Destiny’s Child
  5. TiK ToK- Kesha
  6. SexyBack- Justin Timberlake
  7. Oops!…I Did It Again- Britney Spears
  8. Hollaback Girl- Gwen Stefani
  9. One, Two Step- Ciara, Missy Elliott
  10. Whenever, Wherever- Shakira
  11. Girlfriend- Avril Lavigne
  12. Brightside- The Killers
  13. I Know You Want Me- Pitbull
  14. So What- P!nk
  15. Bye Bye Bye – *NSYNC
  16. Toxic- Britney Spears
  17. Hips Don’t Lie- Shakira
  18. Ignition- R. Kelly
  19. Since U Been Gone- Kelly Clarkson
  20. With You- Chris Brown
  21. Sk8ter Boi- Avril Lavigne
  22. Breakeven- The Script
  23. Unwritten- Natasha Bedingfield
  24. How to Save A Life- The Fray
  25. 1985- Bowling for Soup
  26. Get the Party Started- P!nk
  27. Over You- Daughtry
  28. No One- Alicia Keys
  29. Let Me Love You- Mario
  30. Don’t Cha- The Pussycat Dolls
  31. She Will Be Loved- Maroon 5
  32. Promiscuous- Nelly Furtado Timbaland
  33. When Love Takes Over- David Guetta
  34. Hero- Enrique Iglesias
  35. Temperature – Sean Paul
  36. My Life Would Suck Without You- Kelly Clarkson
  37. The Way I Are- Timbaland
  38. Fire Burning- Sean Kingston
  39. The Call- Backstreet Boys
  40. When I Grow Up- The Pussycat Dolls
  41. Waiting On the World To Change- John Mayer
  42. Hot N Cold- Katy Perry
  43. My Humps- The Black-Eyed Peas
  44. Fergalicious- Fergie
  45. Move Along- All-American Rejects


Now that you have finished listening to the playlist and are back in the year 2018, I bet you are reflecting on various memories associated with some of the songs you just heard.  For me, these songs remind me of blasting the radio and jumping on my bed with my sister or going to our grade school dances every Friday night and hanging with friends.  Now, in the year 2018, I listen to these songs and I reminisce on the good times back when I was younger and life was easier.  I listen to these songs and think about what the ‘throwback’ songs will be in 20 or so years.  Time flies, but I am thankful that songs like these early 2000 hits stay golden and move with us as the years go by.