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What Was The Best Track Of 2000?

By Rebecca Schiller

Posted on 26 Oct 11

 
 

And so we continue our look back on the best hits of the past 15 years. In case you missed it, we’ve put together a heavy duty list of the best 150 tracks from the past 15 years - although considering what a massive span of time that covers, quite a few tunes unavoidably were overlooked. So let’s delve a bit deeper into the year 2000, shall we?



Here were our top ten singles of 2000:
1. Eminem - The Real Slim Shady
2. Coldplay – Yellow
3. Kelis - Caught Out There
4. Queens Of The Stone Age –The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret
5. Lambchop – Up With People
6. Queens Of The Stone Age – Feel Good Hit Of The Summer
7. Sugababes – Overload
8. Doves – The Ceder Room
9. Primal Scream – Accelerator
10. Spiller – Groovejet

It was a brand new millennium, and topping our picks of the year was Eminem. It’s still safe to say that ‘The Real Slim Shady’’s crass celeb bashing was oddly heart-warming, and the promo video starring Kathy Griffin is one of the most memorable vids of the decade (or at least from the era when MTV still played music videos…)



Queens Of The Stone Age wiggled their way into two top ten spots, while Coldplay’s first big Stateside hit (and arguably one of their finest songs to date) clocked in at No. 2. And remember the original Sugababes? They squeezed in there, too. 2000 saw an eclectic top ten, to say the least.



It’s nice to see PJ Harvey, Aaliyah, The Dandy Warhols and Marilyn Manson in the full list of 50, as well as The Bloodhound Gang’s ‘Bad Touch’. (C’mon, you know you all loved that one). Although I’m rather surprised Destiny Child’s ‘Independent Women’ didn’t make the cut.



That being said, the start of the noughties saw quite a lot of crap: Tom Jones’ ‘Sex Bomb’? ‘Who Let The Dogs Out?’ by the Baha Men (we’d all like to forget that one ever existed)? Sisqo’s ‘Thong Song’? That every-party-needs-it-but-we-all-hate-it ‘Cha Cha Slide’? Ugh.

So, what was your favourite song from 2000? (Or if you’d prefer – which song would you like to ban from that year’s existence?)

Here’s our original Top 50:
1. Eminem - The Real Slim Shady
2. Coldplay – Yellow
3. Kelis - Caught Out There
4. Queens Of The Stone Age –The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret
5. Lambchop – Up With People
6. Queens Of The Stone Age – Feel Good Hit Of The Summer
7. Sugababes – Overload
8. Doves – The Ceder Room
9. Primal Scream – Accelerator
10. Spiller – Groovejet
11. Richard Ashcroft - A Song For The Lovers
12. King Biscuit Time - No Style EP
13. PJ Harvey - Good Fortune
14. At The Drive-In - One Armed Scissor
15. Clearlake - Winterlight
16. The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
17. Broadcast - Come On Let's Go
18. All Saints - Pure Shores
19. Eminem - Stan
20. Marilyn Manson - Disposable Teens
21. Mint Royal - Don't Falter
22. Zombie Nation - Kernkraft 400
23. The Bloodhound Gang - The Bad Touch
24. Blur - Music Is My Radar
25. Teenage Fanclub - I Need Direction
26. All Saints - Black Coffee
27. Ol' Dirty Bastard - Got Your Money
28. Kylie Minogue - Spinning Around
29. Dr Dre - Forget About Dre
30. Trail Of Dead - Mistakes And Regrets
31. Manic Street Preachers - Masses Against The Classes
32. Daft Punk - One More Time
33. Super Furry Animals - Ysbeidiau Heulog
34. Elliott Smith - Son Of Sam
35. Primal Scream - Kill All Hippies
36. Aaliyah - Try Again
37. Dead Prez - Hip Hop
38. Shack - Oscar
39. Wu-Tang Clan - Gravel Pit
40. Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - Poodle Rockin'
41. Doves - Catch The Sun
42. Death In Vegas - Aisha
43. Boards Of Canada - In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country
44. Badly Drawn Boy - Once Around The Block
45. Air - Playground Love
46. The Beta Band - To You Alone
47. Kid 606 - Straight Outta Compton
48. Britney Spears - Oops!..I Dun It Again
49. Moby - Natural Blues
50. Kelis - Good Stuff

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