Saturday, August 31, 2013

Top Songs of Summer Part I: 2000 - 2006


After a heated discussion regarding the song of the summer for 2013, the hubs and I realized that we needed to complete some much-needed research regarding the best songs of summer since we left high school.  Here we bring to you our joint research project to determine the most popular songs of summer since 2000.  Let me be clear, most popular does not always equal our favorites, because sometimes the public chooses terrible music.  You may disagree, but whatever, you didn't do the research.

The Real Slim Shady - Eminem
It's Gonna Be Me - 'N Sync
This was the year of the two opposite ends of the spectrum (who likely had no respect for each other) battled it out for the airwaves.  Both are either "love them or hate them."

Bootylicious - Destiny's Child
Ride Wit Me - Nelly
Let Me Blow Your Mind - Eve and Gwen Stefani
What?  So much awesome packed into one year, it hardly seems possible.  Also, bonus points for the year I graduated high school.  I didn't know if you would be ready for this jelly.

Complicated - Avril Lavigne
Without Me - Eminem
Hot In Herre - Nelly
Nelly totally takes this year with "Hot In Herre."  I  mean, the spelling alone wins.  The others are distant but notable second places.

Crazy In Love - Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z
Bring Me to Life - Evanescence
Music obviously was taking a bit of a turn south in quality, seen in the depth (or lack of) in the top songs that year.  Sean Paul's "Get Busy" was also popular that year, which explains why everyone had to cling to "Crazy In Love" for any hope in the future.

Yeah - Usher feat. Lil' Jon and Ludacris
Usher is one sexy mo-fo, and he proved that in 2004 with three really big hits.  Plus, everything else in music was still terrible.

Don't cha - Pussycat Dolls
Holla Back Girl - Gwen Stefani
We Belong Together - Mariah Carey
"Holla Back Girl" is hands down my favorite seeing as I don't usually like "musical" groups that are one notch off of strippers without talent.  Also, Mariah Carey was on one of her many comebacks, so kudos for keepin' on.

Promiscuous - Nelly Furtado feat. Timbaland
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Ridin - Chamillionaire feat. Krayzie Bone
The spelling of these names are ridiculous.  "Promiscuous" is probably the winner here, but it was nice to welcome a new hit by Gnarls Barkley.  "Ridin" is just plain ridiculous.  Here is a picture from the video so that you can see what I mean:
This is definitely not from the video, just seeing if you are paying attention.
That is the first half for you, hopefully you found some inspiration to pull out a few old CDs that you haven't heard for a while and dance around your living room.  Stay tuned for Part II tomorrow!

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