25 Songs From The 2000s That Make Us Nostalgic

Some people may say it’s too soon to be nostalgic about the 2000s. But for us millennials, the hit songs of that decade were the soundtrack to our formative years. These were the tunes that played during awkward middle school dances, that we listened to while driving around with friends, and that we blasted in our rooms to make our parents angry. Here are the instant classics and the one hit wonders that take us back to those times. Feel free to reminisce.

1. “Complicated” – Avril Lavigne 

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Avril just gets us, man.

2. “Sugar, We’re Goin Down” – Fall Out Boy

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3. “Hollaback Girl” – Gwen Stefani

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We never misspelled “bananas” again.

4. “You’re Beautiful” – James Blunt

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Remember the weird music video where he sang shirtless in the rain?

5. “Leave (Get Out)” – JoJo

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Whatever happened to JoJo?

6. “Since U Been Gone” – Kelly Clarkson

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The ultimate breakup song.

7. “Mr. Brightside” – The Killers

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 8. Umbrella” – Rihanna

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9. “Yeah!” – Usher

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You still dance like crazy when this comes on.

10. “Stacy’s Mom” – Fountains of Wayne

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So inappropriate, and yet so catchy.

11. “Crazy in Love” – Beyoncé ft. her hubby Jay Z

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Bey’s solo debut was epic, and she’s been blowing us away ever since.

 12. I Gotta Feeling” – Black Eyed Peas

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The song that was played at almost every wedding in 2009.

 13. Toxic” – Britney Spears

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14. “On the Way Down” – Ryan Cabrera

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 15. A Thousand Miles” – Vanessa Carlton

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Admit it, you love this song.

16. “Beautiful” – Christina Aguilera 

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17. “She Will Be Loved” – Maroon 5

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The moment we all fell in love with Adam Levine.

18. “Hey Ya!” – OutKast

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What’s cooler than being cool? ICE COLD.

19. “Poker Face” – Lady Gaga

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20. “Gold Digger” – Kanye West

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In which Kanye warned us all about the importance of getting a prenup.

 21. Paper Planes” – M.I.A.

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Making the sound effects is mandatory.

 22. Everywhere” – Michelle Branch

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23. “Ocean Avenue” – Yellowcard

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24. “Fergalicious” – Fergie

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Never forget the Fergie solo era. We still listen to this every time we work out.

25. “Dirty Little Secret” – The All-American Rejects

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