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on Sep 29, 2012 in Decade
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What are the best songs of the 2000’s?
Significant events in music in the 2000’s include:
2000: Eminem’s second LP, The Marshall Mathers LP sells 1.76 million copies on its debut week…and becomes the fastest selling rap album ever.
2001: We all know what happened this year. In fact, we not only know what happened, but we all also know exactly where we were at 9AM on that morning. The date Sept. 11, 2001.
2002: U2 and Paul McCartney perform during the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXVI. U2’s performance becomes a tribute to the victims of the September 11 terrorist attack.
2003: A lot happened this year. Legendary record producer Phil Spector is arrested for investigation of homicide after the body of actress Lana Clarkson is found at his home in Alhambra, California. Madonna sparks media controversy by kissing popstars Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards. Michael Jackson is arrested on child molestation charges.
2004: Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake performed onstage at Super Bowl XXXVIII and the performance ended with her left breast being expose by Justin. The phrase “wardrobe malfunction” was coined due to the controversy.
2005: Carrie Underwood wins the fourth season of American Idol. Michael Jackson is acquitted of child molestation charges. Destiny’s Child disbands.
2006: Madonna begins her confessions tour in Los Angeles, tickets sold out worldwide within minutes. Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie” sets record for most airplay ever.
2007: Led Zeppelin reunite in London for their first show in 25 years. Celine Dion performs for the final time after 5 years in Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas.
2008: Lil Wayne’s sixth album Tha Carter III sold 1 million copies in its debut week. David Cook wins 7th season of American Idol decided by 97 million votes, a record for the show.
2009: Michael Jackson dies unexpectedly due to cardiac failure. His personal doctor is suspected of giving him a lethal dose of Propofol, a powerful anesthetic.
“21 Questions” performed by 50 Cent featuring Nate Dogg
“Ain’t It Funny” performed by Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule
“All for You” performed by Janet Jackson
“Amazed” performed by Lonestar
“Baby Boy” performed by Beyoncé featuring Sean Paul
“Bad Day” performed by Daniel Powter
“Beautiful Girls” performed by Sean Kingston
“Bent” performed by Matchbox Twenty
“Burn” performed by Usher
“Candy Shop” performed by 50 Cent featuring Olivia
“Check on It” performed by Beyoncé featuring Slim Thug
“Come On Over (All I Want Is You)” performed by Christina Aguilera
“Crank That (Soulja Boy)” performed by Soulja Boy
“Crazy In Love” performed by Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z
“Dilemma” performed by Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland
“Fallin'” performed by Alicia Keys
“Family Affair” performed by Mary J. Blige
“Foolish” performed by Ashanti
“Gold Digger” performed by Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx
“Goodies” performed by Ciara
“Hey There Delilah” performed by Plain White T’s
“Hey Ya!” by Outkast
“Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani
“Hot In Herre” performed by Nelly
“I Knew I Loved You” performed by Savage Garden
“I’m Real” performed by Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule
“In Da Club” performed by 50 Cent
“Irreplaceable” performed by Beyoncé
“Let Me Love You” performed by Mario
“Lose Yourself” by Eminem
“Maria Maria” performed by Santana
“Music” performed by Madonna
“My Boo” performed by Usher and Alicia Keys
“My Love” performed by Justin Timberlake featuring T.I.
“No One” performed by Alicia Keys
“Promiscuous” performed by Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland
“Run It!” performed by Chris Brown
“Say My Name” performed by Destiny’s Child
“SexyBack” by Justin Timberlake
“Shake Ya Tailfeather” performed by Nelly, P. Diddy, & Murphy Lee
“Stutter” performed by Joe
“U Got It Bad” performed by Usher
“Umbrella” performed by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z
“We Belong Together” performed by Mariah Carey
“What a Girl Wants” performed by Christina Aguilera
“With Arms Wide Open” performed by Creed