The early 2000s were filled with musical hits that many people still listen to today. The craziest thing is that even though the generations who listened to the music back then still listen to it now, younger generations are growing up and choosing to tune into some of that same old school music too! The early 2000s was a magical musical era of time with singers like Britney Spears, Beyonce, and Kelly Clarkson spewing out hit after hit! Guy groups like 'N Sync, Nickelback, and The Fray were busy doing the exact same thing. It's as if all of the musicians of that time came together and made an agreement to collectively release catchy songs, one after the next!
Some of the best songs from that period still play on radio stations and inside of clubs, bars, and restaurants in 2018, reminding music listeners of the good old days. A lot of the music from the early 2000s might be considered corny to people who prefer the sound of modern music from pop stars, rock stars, and rap stars from 2015 and beyond. If you truly remember a lot of the catchiest songs from the early 2000s, then take this quiz and you'll do great! Ready to feel nostalgic?
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1Which early 2000's 'N Sync song is this?
The lyrics say: "You've seen them all come and go, oh. I remember you told me that it made you believe in. No man, no cry. Maybe that's why." This song was most popular with females at the time because the song came from a group that had already made a name for themselves in a major way. Looking back at this song in 2018, one might consider the lyrics to be extra corny and a little silly but at the time, this song was taken very seriously and it was extremely beloved!
2Which early 2000's Shaggy song is this?
The lyrics of this song say, "Honey came in and she caught me red-handed creeping with the girl next door." This song is absolutely hilarious because the lyrics are so totally unreal. One friend is confessing to another that he messed up badly! He was unfaithful to his girlfriend. The advice he receives is to blatantly lie, even though there is no way to get past what he has done since his girlfriend actually witnessed everything with her own two eyes! The advice given in the song is so funny because it is so clearly never going to actually work.
3Which early 2000's Kelly Clarkson song is this?
This song marked a moment in history because it allowed people to believe that dreams really do come true. This song was the result of a very famous and super popular singing competition show. The artist, pictured here, from the music video won this particular talent contest with the help of her powerful singing voice. This song led people to believe that they should not give up on their dreams because if you try hard enough, you will reach success.
4Which early 2000's Usher song is this?
This song was played on repeat by so many radio stations and in so many nightclubs after it was first released in 2004. The colorful lights in this music video were attractive to a wide audience of people and so was the beat and hook to the song. People who do not really enjoy the hip-hop genre of music even loved this song when it came out. People still listen to this song in 2018, even though its 14 years old!
5Which early 2000's Kanye West song is this?
This catchy hip-hop song made waves in 2005 and for several years after that! People still use the lyrics to this song to make jokes and comment on certain lifestyle choices in entertainment in media. The lyrics of this song basically tell a story about a man who might be getting duped by his girlfriend since he feels he has to question her motives. This song made a lot of people laugh when they first heard the hilarious and catchy words.
6Which early 2000's Leona Lewis song is this?
This song was released on the 19th of October in 2007 as part of both pop and R&B genres. This song was written by Jesse McCartney and Ryan Tedder. Ryan Tedder also happened to be the producer on this song. The lyrics say, "Closed off from love, I didn't need the pain. Once or twice was enough, but it was all in vain. Time starts to pass before you know it, you're frozen. But something happened, for the very first time with you"
7Which early 2000's Christina Aguilera song is this?
The lyrics to this song say, "Like a rock, you waited so patiently, while I got it together. While I figured it out, I only looked but I never touched, 'cause in my heart was a picture of us: Holding hands, making plans. And it's lucky for me, you understand." This song was brought to us by the lovely voice of a famous young singer who blew everyone's mind when she first stepped out onto the scene with her impressive vocals.
8Which early 2000's Beyonce song is this?
This is the song and music video that was used to reveal a huge diamond ring and future wedding plan between super famous musicians. One of those musicians, pictured here, uses this song to preach to women about expecting respect from men no matter what your relationship status is. This song is empowering and super catchy so people still turn in on in 2018 when they want something fun to dance to. Which dancing themed early 2000's song is this?
9Which early 2000's My Chemical Romance song is this?
This song was released as part of an album on October 23, 2006. The lyrics of the song say, "We'll carry on, we'll carry on and though you're dead and gone, believe me: Your memory will carry on. We'll carry on and in my heart, I can't contain it; the anthem won't explain it." This song dives into the tough subject of life and loss from the perspective of the singer's younger self. It is a reflection on what he has learned.
10Which early 2000's Jay Sean song is this?
This hip-hop song was so exciting to hear in its day! Everyone wanted to turn up the volume and dance whenever this song came on the radio. The lyrics say, "You oughta know, tonight is the night to let it go. Put on a show, I wanna see how you lose control. So leave it behind cause we have a night to get away. So come on and fly with me, as we make our great escape." Most of the lines in this song's lyrics contain the title!
11Which early 2000's Lee Ann Womack song is this?
This lovely country song by Lee Ann Womack appealed to people who do not even listen to country music! It is about letting go of fears and inhibitions to simply let loose and live your best life. The lyrics say, "I hope you never lose your sense of wonder. You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger. May you never take one single breath for granted. God forbid love ever leave you empty-handed. I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean. Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens."
12Which early 2000's Fountains of Wayne song is this?
This song is about a guy who has a serious crush on someone he should not be crushing on! Someone from a totally different generation actually. The actors in the music video for this song are Gianna Distenca, Matthew Felker, Shane Haboucha, and Rachel Hunter. Rachel Hunter steals the show in this super funny music video. This song sounds as if it was released way before the early 2000's but it was released in 2003. Which early 2000's song is this?
13Which early 2000's The Fray song is this?
This 2006 mega-hit came out and had everyone talking. It is about a very serious topic, revolving around life and loss. The heart-wrenching lyrics say, "Step one, you say we need to talk. He walks, you say sit down, it's just a talk. He smiles politely back at you. You stare politely right on through. Some sort of window to your right as he goes left, and you stay right between the lines of fear and blame. You begin to wonder why you came."
14Which early 2000's Owl City song is this?
The lyrics of this pretty song say, "Cause they fill the open air and leave teardrops everywhere. You'd think me rude but I would just stand and stare. I'd like to make myself believe that planet earth turns slowly. It's hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep, 'cause everything is never as it seems. 'Cause I'd get a thousand hugs..." Writing the rest of the lyrics here would reveal the song title too easily! Which early 2000's song is this?
15Which early 2000's Shakira song is this?
This hit from 2001 is known for being a great song to dance to! In fact, the music video for this song was nominated to win the MTV Video Music Award for Best Dance Video award. This particular song was released on an album called Laundry Service and alongside the lovely singer of this song, Tim Mitchell and Gloria Estefan contributed to writing some of the words to this awesome pop jam. This song was made for people to shake their hips to.
16Which early 2000's Britney Spears song is this?
This 2007 song has lyrics that say, "I'm Miss American Dream since I was seventeen. Don't matter if I step on the scene or sneak away to the Philippines. They still gon' put pictures of my derriere in the magazine." The artist also sings the lyrics,"I'm Miss bad media karma, another day another drama. Guess I can't see no harm in working and being a mama and with a kid on my arm I'm still an exception..." This song was all about the difficulties of being famous.
17Which early 2000's Snoop Dogg song is this?
This hip-hop song was released in the year 2004 and it has maintained its reputation as a total classic. When people think back on this song, they probably think about having a good time with their group of friends, enjoying a fun evening out at a party or an event. The artist on this song was super creative in coming up with the lyrics because they are very catchy and entertaining. Which early 2000's hip-hop anthem are we describing here?
18Which early 2000's Missy Elliott song is this?
This 2002 hip-hop anthem was a smash hit during its day. The lyrics to this fun song say, "If you a fly gal, get your nails done. Get a pedicure, get your hair did. Boy, lift it up, let's make a toast-a". The fast beat lyrics also say, "Ain't no shame, ladies do your thing. Just make sure you ahead of the game. Just 'cause I got a lot of fame super. Prince couldn't get me to change my name!"
19Which early 2000's Taylor Swift song is this?
This 2009 love song spoke the truth for many teenage girls upon the time of its release. The song chronicles the story of a girl who has a crush on a boy who is in a bad relationship with someone else. He is clearly unhappy with his girlfriend, yet he chooses to remain in his relationship anyway until the end of the music video. The lyrics to the song express how she feels about him even though he is dating someone else.
20Which early 2000's Linkin Park song is this?
This song was released in the year 2000 and was a smash hit from the start. It doesn't even matter if you like either rock or rap because this particular jam gives you both. One thing that really stands out about this group is their extremely intense lead singer and his powerful vocal chords. The lyrics to this song have become extremely popular even 18 years later due to the sudden and tragic loss of their amazingly beautiful and loving frontman.
21Which early 2000's Cam'ron song is this?
Released in 2002 and produced by Tuneheadz, this song broke records for getting the most amount of airplay on the radio shortly after it's debut. Since the music industry has changed so much these days this song may still be at the top of those charts for a long time to come. Featuring so many other artists and producing a remix as well, it took a very long time for this song to disappear from the Billboard charts as well as the airwaves.
22Which early 2000's Slipknot song is this?
This heavy metal song was released in 2008 and was nominated for a Grammy Award where it, unfortunately, lost to a Metallica song. This song was written about the fact that society has become overloaded with caring about what other people think so much that it has actually become a culture. This song is so hard-hitting and guitar blazing that it will literally leave you feeling undoubtedly full of adrenaline. This song peaked at number seven on the US Billboard Charts.
23Which early 2000's 50 Cent song is this?
This rap song featured a singer named Olivia on the track. It was released as part of a full album called The Massacre by a hip-hop artist whose name is actually an amount of American currency. This song was released in 2005 and most popularly played on the Power 106 radio station. People would call in to request this song all the time. This song uses a lot of metaphors throughout which helps make the song sound even more catchy.
24Which early 2000's Miley Cyrus song is this?
The lyrics of this summer anthem start off with the words, "I hopped off the plane at LAX with a dream and my cardigan. Welcome to the land of fame except, whoa, am I gonna fit in? Jumped in the cab, here I am for the first time. Look to my right and I see the Hollywood sign. This is all so crazy! Everybody seems so famous!" Kids and teens through adults around the world loved to sing this song!
25Which early 2000's Ciara song is this?
This early 2000's song has emotional lyrics that say, "Wish we could switch up the roles and I could be that. Tell you I love you, but when you call, I never get back. Would you ask them questions like me, like where you be at? 'Cause I'm out, four in the morning on the corner, rolling, doing my own thing. What if I, had a thing on the side? Made you cry? Would the rules change up or would they still apply?"
26Which early 2000's The All-American Rejects song is this?
This song was featured in the teen flick about a scandalous teenage boy named John Tucker who dated three girls at a time. It seemed to fit the theme well since John Tucker was unable to be truthful or honest about really anything. This song had a really cool music video filled with people revealing their private thoughts and feelings through the use of signs and markers. It probably feels really good to let go of the things kept hidden for a while.
27Which early 2000's Crazy Town song is this?
The lyrics of this year 2000 metal song say, "I can feel too much is never enough. You're always there to lift me up. When these times get rough I was lost, now I'm found. Ever since you've been around you're the women that I want. So yo, I'm putting it down." The people who worked together to write the lyrics of this love song are Michael Balzary, Seth Bjnzer, John Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis, Bret H Mazur, and Chad Smith.
28Which early 2000's Eminem song is this?
The lyrics of this popular rap song from 2002 say, "Now this looks like a job for me. So everybody just follow me. 'Cause we need a little controversy. 'Cause it feels so empty without me. I said, this looks like a job for me. So everybody just follow me. 'Cause we need a little controversy." The song writers are Anne Jennifer Dudley, Jeffrey Irwin Bass, Kevin Dean Bell, Malcolm Robert Andrew McLaren, Marshall B Mathers, and Trevor Charles Horn.
29Which early 2000's The Calling song is this?
The lyrics of this 2001 love song say, "So lately, been wondering who will be there to take my place? When I'm gone you'll need love to light the shadows on your face if a great wave shall fall and fall upon us all. Then between the sand and stone, could you make it on your own." It also says, "Maybe, I'll find out a way to make it back someday. To watch you, to guide you through the darkest of your days."
30Which early 2000's Nickelback song is this?
This 2005 song has a music video that showcases a team of firefighters putting out a fire. The lyrics say, "This time, this place misused, mistakes. Too long, too late, who was I to make you wait?Just one chance, just one breath. Just in case there's just one left. 'Cause you know you know, you know." It also says, "On my knees, I'll ask last chance for one last dance. 'Cause with you, I'd withstand." This was a love song for the ages.
31Which early 2000's Chevelle song is this?
This song is all about how to face and survive painful emotions that everyone endures during one point or another in their lives. This band is made up of members by the names of Pete Loeffler, Joe Loeffler, Sam Loeffler, Dean Bernardini, and Matt Scott. Their song fits into a few different musical genres including Alternative metal, Post-grunge, Hard rock, and Nu metal. They signed record deals with two labels which were Epic/Sony Records and Squint Entertainment. This song made them popular.
32Which early 2000's Drake song is this?
This hip-hop song is all about reaching success, even if you are starting at the bottom to get there and it features Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Eminem. It is about the culture of Hollywood, the stresses of fame and society, and the power of spoken word. This song was filled with crazy rhymes and a really cool sounding beat and so it was often used for sports teams when they wanted to warm up before a game. Basketball teams, as well as football teams, relied on this song to get hyped up.
33Which early 2000's Alicia Keys song is this?
the lyrics of this super relatable song say, "Sometimes I love ya. Sometimes you make me blue. Sometimes I feel good. At times I feel used. Lovin' you darlin' makes me so confused." This early 2000's song is so relatable because everyone has been in a situation where they found themselves dating the wrong person. A person who makes your feelings bounce up and down because they refuse to remain consistent is exactly what is being described in this song.
34Which early 2000's Staind song is this?
The lyrics of this 2003 metal song say, "This is my life. It is not what it was before. All these feelings I've shared and these are my dreams that I'd never lived before. Somebody shake me 'cause I must be sleeping." The lyrics also say, "All the struggle we thought was in vain. All in the mistakes, one life contained. They all finally start to go away now that we're here..." This song stood out to most people because of its sound.
35Which early 2000's The Game song is this?
This 2005 rap song fits into the hip-hop genre easily. This song was released off an album called The Documentary. The entire album did well and it was probably due to the vibe of this song. It is all about an underdog who comes up from the bottom to show the world he has succeeded. It is a good feeling to when people doubt you and do not think you can succeed but you are eventually able to show the world otherwise.
36Which early 2000's Papa Roach song is this?
This highly emotional and intense song connected with a lot of people because it was so relatable. The lyrics say, "'Cause I'm losing my sight, losing my mind. Wish somebody would tell me I'm fine. Losing my sight, losing my mind. Wish somebody would tell me I'm fine. I never realized I was spread too thin till it was too late and I was empty within. Hungry! Feeding on chaos and living in sin. Downward spiral where do I begin?"
37Which early 2000's OutKast song is this?
This song is a message from a young man to the girl he loves' mother. In fact, it is more than a message-- it is an apology. This song came out as an example of what to say to a woman after she has seen her daughter shed a tear over your behavior! This song came from an album called Stankonia and came out in the year 2000 as part of the hip-hop and rap genres. This song was nominated for "Grammy Award for Best Music Video".
38Which early 2000's Fergie song is this?
This 2006 heartbreak song is all about the loss of love but knowing you will be okay. The lyrics say, "The smell of your skin lingers on me now. You're probably on your flight back to your hometown. I need some shelter of my own protection, baby. To be with myself and center clarity, peace, serenity. I hope you know, I hope you know that this has nothing to do with you." Anyone who knows this song knows the sadness in the lyrics.
39Which early 2000's Evanescence song is this?
The intense lyrics of this emotionally driven 2000 song say, "I'm so tired of being here. Suppressed by all my childish fears. And if you have to leave I wish that you would just leave 'cause your presence still lingers here... And it won't leave me alone. These wounds won't seem to heal, this pain is just too real. There's just too much that time cannot erase. When you cried, I'd wipe away all of your tears. When you'd scream, I'd fight away all of your fears."
40Which early 2000's Kid Rock song is this?
This country hit from 2007 was brought to us from an album called Rock n Roll Jesus. The lyrics to this catchy summer jam say, "Singing Sweet Home Alabama all summer long. Singing Sweet Home Alabama all summer long. Now nothing seems as strange as when the leaves began to change or how we thought those days would never end. Sometimes I'll hear that song and I'll start to sing along and think man I'd love to see that girl again."
41Which early 2000's Missy Elliott song is this?
This 2002 hip-hop jam made great waves when it was released. It was nominated for the MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video and it actually won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance as well as the Soul Train Music Award for Best Video of the Year. The music video for this rap song was super fun to watch and had a wide audience of people enticed. A lot of people tried to cover this song because they loved it so much.
42Which early 2000's Foo Fighters song is this?
This popular song was released in 2005 as part of an album titled In Your Honor. This alternative/Indie was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song which is kind of a big deal. The lyrics of this song say, "Are you gone and onto someone new? I needed somewhere to hang my head without your noose. You gave me something that I didn't have but had no use. I was too weak to give in; too strong to lose."