23 Songs From The 2000s That Practically Invented Music As We Know It

Few things can transport you back in time like listening to an old song.

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Well, this week Reddit user veryjadedd made us all very nostalgic when they asked, “What 2000s song will always be a banger?”

Here are some of the best responses:

1. Misery Business” by Paramore

Fueled by Ramen


Memorable lyric: ♪ “I’m in the business of misery / Let’s take it from the top / She’s got a body like an hourglass / It’s ticking like a clock.” ♪

2. One More Time” by Daft Punk

Virgin Records


Memorable lyric: ♪ “Celebrate and dance so free / Music’s got me feeling so free / Celebrate and dance so free.” ♪

3. Work It” by Missy Elliott

Goldmind / Elektra Records


Memorable lyric: ♪ “Is it worth it? Let me work it / I put my thing down, flip it and reverse it.” ♪

4. Electric Feel” by MGMT

Columbia Records


Memorable lyric: ♪ “I said ooh, girl / Shock me like an electric eel / Baby girl / You turn me on with your electric feel.” ♪

5. Ride Wit Me” by Nelly

Motown Records


Best lyric: ♪ “If you wanna go and take a ride wit me / We three-wheeling in the fo’ with the gold D’s / Oh why do I live this way? (Hey, must be the money!)” ♪

6. Hey Ya!” by Outkast

LaFace Records / Arista Records


Memorable lyric: ♪ “Hey, alright now, alright now, fellas (Yeah?) / Now, what’s cooler than being cool? (Ice Cold!)” ♪

7. Everytime We Touch” by Cascada

Robbins Entertainment


Memorable lyric: ♪ “‘Cause everytime we touch I get this feeling / And everytime we kiss I swear I could fly / Can’t you feel my heart beat fast? / I want this to last / Need you by my side.” ♪

8. A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton

Interscope Records


Memorable lyric: ♪ “Makin’ my way downtown / Faces pass / And I’m homebound.” ♪

9. Stacy’s Mom” by Fountains of Wayne

S-Curve Records / Virgin Records


Memorable lyric: ♪ “Stacy, can’t you see? You’re just not the girl for me / I know it might be wrong, but I’m in love with Stacy’s mom.” ♪

10. Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield

Phonogenic Records / Epic Records


Memorable lyric: ♪ “Drench yourself in words unspoken / Live your life with arms wide open / Today is where your book begins / The rest is still unwritten.” ♪

11. Feel Good Inc.” by The Gorillaz

Parlophone Records / Virgin Records


Memorable lyric: ♪ “Love forever, love is free / Let’s turn forever, you and me / Windmill, windmill for the land / Is anybody in?” ♪

12. Day ‘N’ Nite” by Kid Cudi

Universal Motown Records


Memorable lyric: ♪ “The lonely loner seems to free his mind at night / At, at, at night.” ♪

13. Take Me Out” by Franz Ferdinand

Domino Recording Co. Ltd.


Memorable lyric: ♪ “I’m just a crosshair, I’m just a shot away from you / And if you leave here, you leave me broken, shattered I lie / I’m just a crosshair, I’m just a shot, then we can die.” ♪

14. Are You Gonna Be My Girl” by Jet

Elektra Records


Memorable lyric: ♪ “Big black boots / Long brown hair / She’s so sweet with her get back stare.” ♪

15. Float On” by Modest Mouse

Epic Records


Memorable lyric: ♪ “I backed my car into a cop car the other day / Well, he just drove off, sometimes life’s okay.” ♪

16. Ocean Avenue” by Yellowcard

Capitol Records


Memorable lyric: ♪ “We were both 16 and it felt so right / Sleepin’ all day, stayin’ up all night.” ♪

17. Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley

Atlantic Records


Memorable lyric: ♪ “I remember when / I remember, I remember when I lost my mind / There was something so pleasant about that place.” ♪

18. 1985” by Bowling for Soup

FFROE / Jive Records / Zomba Records


Memorable lyric: ♪ “Her two kids in high school / They tell her that she’s uncool / ‘Cause she’s still preoccupied / With 19, 19, 1985.” ♪

19. Cupid’s Chokehold” by Gym Class Heroes ft. Patrick Stump

Fueled by Ramen


Memorable lyric: ♪ “But Momma, I fell in love again / It’s safe to say I have a new girlfriend / And I know it sounds so old / But Cupid got me in a chokehold.” ♪

20. Shake It” by Metro Station

Columbia Records


Memorable lyric: ♪ “Now if she does it like this, will you do it like that? / Now if she touches like this, will you touch her right back?” ♪

21. Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes

XL Recordings


Memorable lyric: ♪ “I’m gonna fight ’em off / A seven nation army couldn’t hold me back.” ♪

22. Girlfriend” by Avril Lavigne

RCA Records / Columbia Records


Memorable lyric: ♪ “Don’t pretend, I think you know I’m damn precious / And hell yeah, I’m the motherfucking princess / I can tell you like me too and you know I’m right.” ♪

23. And finally, “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers

The Island Def Jam Music Group


Memorable lyric: ♪ “But it’s just the price I pay, destiny is calling me / Open up my eager eyes, ’cause I’m Mr. Brightside.” ♪

Listen to the ~nostalgia~ here:

Did we miss any of your favorite 2000s songs? Let us know in the comments below!

Some responses have been edited for length and clarity. H/T Reddit.

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