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Stuff We Love
Christina Fakhry 30 Jun 2016

20 Hits From the 2000s That Will Make You Severely Nostalgic

After walking you through the greatest hits of the nineties, the time has come to venture into early 2000s territory. From iconic smash hits to cheesy one-hit wonders, our musical compilation is guaranteed to tickle your nostalgia, two songs at a time.


Ghassan Rahbani – Sarit Sent El 2000

An undeniable historical moment for Lebanese music, and the universe.

Baha Men – Who Let the Dogs Out

Baha Men let the dogs out in 2000 and they’re probably still barking somewhere in the back of your head today.


Shakira – Whenever, Wherever

Shakira’s hips started a worldwide craze in 2001 and the Latin diva is still going stronger than ever!

Nawal El Zoghbi – Tool Omri

Someone tried to fuse Nawal El Zoghbi’s vocals with salsa beats in 2001 and it seems to have worked big time for music fans in the region.


Las Ketchup – Asereje (The Ketchup Song)

The thing about this international hit is that it came with its own set of dance moves and you just couldn’t help but sing/dance along every time the video came up on TV (even if you had to make up the lyrics of the chorus, because isn’t that what everyone else did anyway?).

Free Baby – Baba Fein

Unless you’ve been living under a rock with your 57 cats for the past 13 years, you must recall this iconic Egyptian tune from 2002. Allo, allo? Allo, allo?


MTM – Ommi Msafra

Arabic hip-hop at its best! You can’t help but shake your head to the incredibly catchy beat of this golden oldie.

50 Cent – In Da Club

You can’t just not mention 50 Cent in a 00s music-themed list. It just wouldn’t make sense.


Nancy Ajram – Ah W Noss

This song is arguably Nancy Ajram’s breakthrough moment in the Arabic music industry. With its memorable chorus and effortless vibe, the tune quickly soared up the charts, commanding the top spots for several weeks back in 2004 and still widely remembered to this day.

Usher – Yeah!

The ultimate party anthem of 2004.


Crazy Frog – Axel F

Back when computer-animated frogs were a thing in the music industry…

Bob Sinclar – Love Generation

The first beats of this are the equivalent of a modern-day time machine. The song was also extensively played on Star Academy for some reason.


Gnarls Barkley – Crazy

Do you remember when, do you remember, do you remember when this song played non-stop on the radio?

Plain White T’s – Hey There Delilah

I bet this still lingers deep down your playlist.


Timbaland ft. OneRepublic – Apologize

It’s too late to apologize for the emotional damage this song caused to the shattered hearts of the world population in 2007.

Rihanna – Umbrella

Who knew an umbrella could in fact mark someone’s rise to ultimate stardom? Why does my umbrella not have such superpowers?


Kings of Leon – Use Somebody

You can very well still use somebody. Admit it.

Kidtonik – Aller Plus Loin

I don’t even know why this is on the list but, I mean, HOW CAN THIS NOT BE ON THE LIST?


Owl City – Fireflies

Fireflies invaded radio stations and your life in 2009. Good times.

Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina – Stereo Love

This was everyone’s ringtone back when ringtones were still a thing.