These Are the Best Songs From the Early 2000s

Back in the 2000, music was all over the place in the best way possible. The love songs to come out of that time, though, are specifically worthy of recognition. From tracks like Enrique Iglesias’s “Hero” that will make you sob with every listen to Usher and Alicia Keys’ “My Boo” that’s now attached to a TikTok trend, these are the hottest love songs from the early 2000s.

12.“One Time,” by Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber just barely made it into the early 2000s with this absolute bop that launched him to stardom and birthed a mass of Beliebers. The hand motions associated with this track set it over the edge in the best way…

11.“We Belong Together,” by Mariah Carey

When you take a step back from a relationship, you realize one of two things: You didn’t need it or that was it. Mariah’s “We Belong Together” clearly expresses the latter.

10.“Everything,” by Michael Bublé

Pretty much every Michael Bublé song is very soothing , but this one feels like being told that everything’s going to be more than okay.

9.“A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton

Does this song even need an explanation? It’s gold! If it was possible to frame a song in the Louvre, we’d have to hang this one and incorporate Terry Crews’s White Chicks performance of it into the display.

8.“Kiss Me Thru The Phone,” by Soulja Boy

This song feels right even for these days. Very famous and listened to all parties and clubs.

7.“My Boo” by Usher feat. Alicia Keys

Anyone who didn’t know this song before TikTok knows it now as the song people are using to show what their pets look like now versus when they were younger.

6.“You’re Beautiful,” by James Blunt

This song may be the best way of revealing that you’ve fallen in love at first sight with a random attractive stranger you saw on the street.

5.“Love Story,” by Taylor Swift

While Taylor’s “You Belong With Me” clocks in at a close second, there’s no denying the charm of this Romeo and Juliet fantasy.

4.“Bleeding Love,” by Leona Lewis

Leona Lewis probably didn’t intend to turn this song into a period joke. Aside from its fame for that, it does a good job of describing a super intense love!

3.“Crazy In Love,” by Beyoncé feat. Jay Z

This love song by Beyoncé and Jay Z has the power to instantly hype up anyone . The iconic couple never disappoints!

2.“Hero,” by Enrique Iglesias

Leave it to Enrique to bring you into a tearful, longing state with this love song. It has the classic trope of a man saving a damsel in distress, but it’s more so centered on a willingness to stand by his lover.

1.“She Will Be Loved,” by Maroon 5

If you couldn’t wait to be a “beauty queen of only 18”, then you didn’t fully embrace the music of the early 2000s. If you have yet to see the music video for this song after all of these years, it might not be what you imagined.