23 Early '00s Songs You Need To Revisit Right Now

LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 13: Pop group 3LW arrive at the premiere of Paramounts' 'Coach Carter' at the Chinese Theater on January 13, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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I'm about to admit something major. *Takes deep breath.* OK, here goes nothing: I cannot travel through time. I don’t have access to a time machine, I don’t know how to find a wormhole, I do not have a DeLorean, and I do not have a Time-Turner. Super lame, right? Well, do you know what is not super lame? The playlist of early 2000s pop and R&B songs I curated this afternoon. This collection of early Noughties tracks takes my ears back to the first five years of the New Millennium and is probably as close to a time-traveling phone booth as I'll ever get. Hey, I'll take it!

Whether it's been a day or a decade since you last listened to any/all of the tunes below,* I sincerely believe it would behoove you to listen to the playlist from start to finish. All of the tunes are too perfect, too day-brightening, and too delightfully '00s to skip. Like, I may go so far as to say these tunes should be listened to on a daily basis. They're just that good.

*OK, if you really did listen to all of these songs yesterday, consider me freaked out. Are we linked at the brain or something? I mean, how else would we pick all of the same songs? Don't try to tell me it's nothing more than an odd coincidence. I want answers.

“Gotta Tell You” By Samantha Mumba 

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This song and this music video are more early aughts than a Razor scooter.

“It’s Over Now” By 112

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*Fans self.* 

“With You” By Jessica Simpson

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Not only is this song a treat, but the music video is chock-full o' references to Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, aka one of the best reality shows that ever drew breath.

“My Love Is Like… Wo” By Mýa

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This song is like... wo. 

“Love At First Sight” By Kylie Minogue

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Kylie Minogue is EV. ERY. THING.

“What About Us?” By Brandy

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Fun fact: This Darkchild-produced track is one of the most played songs in my iTunes library.

“Nobody Wants To Be Lonely” By Christina Aguilera & Ricky Martin

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If you don't get goosebumps every time you hear Xtina and Ricky harmonize, then your goosebumps gland must be broken.

“Blowin’ Me Up (With Her Love)” By JC Chasez

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I will never not be obsessed with JC's solo stuff.

"Die Another Day" By Madonna

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Sigmund. Frued.  

"1, 2 Step" By Ciara Feat. Missy Elliott 

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Ciara and Missy Elliott are goddesses. Bow in reverence. We are not worthy.

“Gots Ta Be” By B2K

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Somehow, I forgot about the amazing turn this amazing video takes at the 3:38 mark. 

“Holler” By The Spice Girls

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Geri Halliwell's departure from the group stung, but jams like "Holler" eased the pain. 

"Floorfiller" By The A*Teens

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This song fills my heart with so much joy.

“1 Thing” By Amerie

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I lose my mind every time I listen to this song/watch this video. 

“Playas Gon’ Play” By 3LW

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BRB, going to go try to re-learn the choreo from the video. 

“Rock DJ” By Robbie Williams

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If you have not seen this music video before, be warned: things get gory. 

"Ain't It Funny” By Jennifer Lopez Feat. Ja Rule & Caddillac Tah

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I MEAN.

"Doesn't Really Matter" By Janet Jackson

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I still want to live in this music video.

“Days Go By” By Dirty Vegas

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This song was stuck in my head from 2002 to 2004. Not mad at it.

“Thank God I Found You” By Mariah Carey Feat. Joe & 98 Degrees

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WHO WANTS TO SLOW DANCE?

“Still On Your Side” By BBMak

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Just a boy band classic, NBD NBD.

“Never Be The Same Again” By Melanie “Sporty Spice” Chisholm Feat. Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes

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Sporty Spice + Left Eye = the stuff of dreams.

“A New Day Has Come” By Céline Dion

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Let the song come down and wash away your tears. Let the song fill your soul and drown your fears. Let the song shatter the walls for a new sun. "A New Days Has Come."

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