The noughties were undeniably a great time for music. It was the period which gave us Beyonce’s first solo album, and saw Justin Timberlake step out from the bleach-blonde shadow of NSYNC to pursue his solo career, eventually gracing us with unforgettable tunes such as ‘Rock Your Body’ and ‘Cry Me a River’. No matter what genre you were into, there was something for everyone.
Of course, there were some outliers during the decade; at one point in a bizarre turn of events, Bob the Builder managed to top the charts, however, for the most part, it was a beautiful decade. But what were the top tracks?
5 Hey Ya – Outkast
In at number five is a ‘last but most certainly not least’ scenario. The standout track on Outkast’s album was explosive, all the way from the ‘one two three’ beginning, all the way through to the final ‘Hey Ya’.
4 Seven Nation Army – White Stripes
Featuring perhaps the most simplistic drum tab ever, it was the go-to for many aspiring drummers. Despite its almost-monotonous simplicity, there’s just something about this song we can’t help but love.
Of course, the great thing about these songs is that whilst they may be considered a little cheesy nowadays, they never get old. Whether you’re out in London, Liverpool or Cheltenham nightclubs will still play these tunes on occasion, ensuring they’re withstanding the test of time, as they deserve to! Clubs such as https://www.undertheprom.com/ love noughties tracks as much as the rest of us.
3 I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
It’s one of those songs everyone recognises from the get-go. You’ll be hard pressed to find a club that won’t burst into raucous whoops and join in exuberantly with that opening line.
2 Lose Yourself – Eminem
The perfect pump-up and workout jam… and a great blast to the past! Having spawned countless memes since its inception, it has to be on the list.
1 Crazy in Love – Beyonce
The winner without a doubt has to be the anthem by Queen B, as she strutted fearlessly back into the music scene with a song to take the world by storm. Crazy in Love is catchy, fresh and embodied the noughties perfectly with its ability to light up a club