11 Songs of the Early '00s That No One Knows All the Words To

Just like all the generations that came before us, we — or at least I — am in the habit of saying that music was a lot better in my day than it is now. I mean, come on, we practically invented Beyoncé. However, as great as the '90s and early '00s were, there are some songs that are beloved for having catchy choruses than for actually being good songs. Which isn't to say that they aren't good songs, to be honest. It's just that most of us never bothered to learn much beyond the chorus — and that's okay!

At this point in my life, I could probably sing a Backstreet Boys song backwards, so well do I know their hits, but there are other songs that I adore listening to even though I can only really sing along with the chorus. In fact, most people who would remember these songs could probably only belt out some of the words while remaining a bit hazy on what little of the rest of the song they know. These are songs that you really, really had to love in order to know them front to back because most people just thought they were kind of catchy and moved on to the next Destiny's Child jam.

So on Throwback Thursday, let's go back in time to these chart-topping hits that no one knows all the words to.

"Who Let the Dogs Out"

Karan Thakur on YouTube

Artist: Baha Men.

Year: 2000.

Pretty Much All You Know: Who let the dogs out? Who? Who? Who? Who? Yipee-ay-oh!

"Absolutely (Story of a Girl)"

NineDaysVEVO on YouTube

Artist: Nine Days.

Year: 2000.

Pretty Much All You Know: This is the story of a girl, who cried a river and drowned the whole world. Although she looks so sad in photographs, I absolutely love her when she smiles.

"Stacy's Mom"

FountainsOfWayneVEVO on YouTube

Artist: Fountains of Wayne.

Year: 2003.

Pretty Much All You Know: Stacy's mom has got it going on. She's all I want and I've waited for so long. 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.

"Thong Song"

SisqoVEVO on YouTube

Artist: Sisqó.

Year: 2000, although the album came out in 1999.

Pretty Much All You Know: She had dumps like a truck, truck, truck. Thighs like what, what, what. Baby, move your butt, butt, butt. I think I'll sing it again. All night long. Let me see that thong. That thong-a-thong-thong-thong.

"Miss Jackson"

OutKastVaultVEVO on YouTube

Artist: Outkast.

Year: 2000.

Pretty Much All You Know: Sorry, Miss Jackson. I am for real. Never meant to make your daughter cry. I apologize a trillion times.

"Soak Up the Sun"

SherylCrowVEVO on YouTube

Artist: Sheryl Crow.

Year: 2002.

Pretty Much All You Know: I'm gonna soak up the sun. I'm gonna tell everyone to lighten up. I'm gonna tell 'em that I've got no one to blame. For every time I feel lame I'm looking up. I'm gonna soak up the sun.

"Lady Marmalade"

CAguileraVEVO on YouTube

Artist: Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, and Pink.

Year: 2004.

Pretty Much All You Know: Hey sister, go sister, soul sister, flow sister. Giuchie, Giuchie, ya ya dada. Giuchie, Giuchie, ya ya here. Mocha Chocalata ya ya. Creole Lady Marmalade. Voulez vous coucher avec moi, ce soir? Voulez vous coucher avec moi?

"I'm Like a Bird"

NellyFurtadoVEVO on YouTube

Artist: Nelly Furtado.

Year: 2000.

Pretty Much All You Know: I'm like a bird, I'll only fly away. I don't know where my soul is. I don't know where my home is.

"Hollaback Girl"

GwenStefaniVEVO on YouTube

Artist: Gwen Stefani.

Year: 2004.

Pretty Much All You Know: Few times we been around that track, but it's not just gonna happen like that 'cause I ain't no Hollaback Girl. Ooh, this is my shit.

"Graduation (Friends Forever)"

TekkenGodZafina on YouTube

Artist: Vitamin C.

Year: 2000, although the album came out in 1999.

Pretty Much All You Know: As we go on, we remember all the times we spent together and as our lives change, come whatever, we will still be friends forever.

"Hot In Here"

NellyVEVO on YouTube

Artist: Nelly.

Year: 2002.

Pretty Much All You Know: It's getting hot in here. So take off all your clothes. I am getting so hot. I'm gonna take my clothes off.