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The Neptunes Probably Produced Your Favorite Song Of The '00s

The revolutionary production duo behind 20 massive hits of the 2000s.

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The Neptunes, production masterminds Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams, are credited for contributing to many successful hip-hop, r&b and pop songs of the late 1990s to early 2000s.

Their distinctive sound, which combines electronic funk/soul, synthesizers and percussion with exotic Spanish, Asian and Middle Eastern influences, redefined the hip-hop and crossover genres and transformed the careers of dozens of artists.
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Their distinctive sound, which combines electronic funk/soul, synthesizers and percussion with exotic Spanish, Asian and Middle Eastern influences, redefined the hip-hop and crossover genres and transformed the careers of dozens of artists.

Here are The Neptunes' 20 biggest hits of the 2000s.

1. "Shake Ya Ass" - Mystikal (2000)

The song reached number 3 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, number 6 on the Radio Songs chart, number 7 on the Hot Rap Songs chart and number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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The song reached number 3 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, number 6 on the Radio Songs chart, number 7 on the Hot Rap Songs chart and number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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2. "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)" - Jay-Z ft. Pharrell (2000)

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The Pharrell-featured track peaked at number 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, number 4 on Billboard's Hot Rap Songs chart, number 7 on the Radio Songs chart, and number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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3. "I’m a Slave 4 U" - Britney Spears (2001)

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Spears' scandalous lead track off her third album peaked at number 27 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 30 on the Radio Songs chart. Despite the songs poor chart performance, it gifted the world the ICONIC snake performance at the 2001 VMAs 🐍.

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4. "Pass the Courvoisier, Part II" - Busta Rhymes ft. P. Diddy & Pharrell (2002)

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"DON'T THIS HIT MAKE MY PEOPLE WANNA (JUMP! JUMP!)" This underrated jam is a remix of the original "Pass the Courvoisier", which appears on Busta's 2001 album Genesis. The song was featured in the 2004 movie Taxi starring Jimmy Fallon and Queen Latifah.

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5. "Hella Good" - No Doubt (2002)

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Before Gwen and Pharrell were coaches on The Voice, the duo were creating massive hits for No Doubt. "Hella Good" reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 14 on the Radio Songs chart. The song was also nominated for Best Dance Recording at the 45th Grammy Awards. 💃Let's just keep on dancinnnnn' 💃

6. "Girlfriend" - *NSYNC (2002)

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The Neptunes-produced track was *NSYNC's last song to be featured on the Billboard Hot 100 and the group's last single ever released. 😭😭😭😭😭

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7. "Hot in Herre" - Nelly (2002)

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"Hot In Herre" was one of the most successful songs of 2002, peaking at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Hot Rap Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Pop Songs, and Radio Song charts. Nelly also won Best Male Rap Solo Performance for the song at the 45th Grammy Awards.

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8. "Boys" - Britney Spears (2002)

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"Boys (The Co-Ed Remix)" featuring Williams peaked at number 38 on the Pop Songs chart and was included on the Austin Powers in Goldmember soundtrack.

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9. "Like I Love You" - Justin Timberlake (2002)

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"Like I Love You" was Timberlake's solo debut following the break-up from *NSYNC earlier in 2002. The song peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Radio Song charts and number 4 on the Pop Songs chart. "Like I Love You" also received a nomination for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 45th Grammy Awards (the song features hip-hop duo Clipse).

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10. "Beautiful" - Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell and Uncle Charlie Wilson (2003)

"Beautiful" hit number 3 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts and peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Beautiful" was nominated for Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 46th Grammy Awards. The Neptunes were also awarded Producer of the Year, Non-Classical at the Grammys that same year.
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"Beautiful" hit number 3 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts and peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Beautiful" was nominated for Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 46th Grammy Awards. The Neptunes were also awarded Producer of the Year, Non-Classical at the Grammys that same year.

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11. "Excuse Me Miss" - Jay-Z ft. Pharrell (2003)

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The Jay-Z/Pharrell collab reached number 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, number 2 on the Hot Rap Songs chart, and number 8 on both the Radio Songs and Billboard Hot 100 charts. The song was also nominated for Best Rap Song at the 46th Grammy Awards.

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12. "Rock Your Body" - Justin Timberlake (2003)

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"Rock Your Body", the third single from Timberlake's solo debut, peaked at number 1 on the Pop Songs chart, number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 6 on the Radio Songs chart. Let's not forget that the song played a huge role in the Super Bowl XXXVIII "Nipplegate" halftime show!

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13. "Frontin’" - Pharrell ft. Jay-Z (2003)

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The debut solo single from Pharrell was nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and the 46th Annual Grammy Awards.

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14. "Señorita" - Justin Timberlake (2003)

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"Señorita" became the 3rd single produced by The Neptunes released from Timberlake's debut album Justified. The song reached number 5 on the Pop Songs chart, number 27 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 29 on the Radio Songs chart.

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15. "Milkshake" - Kelis (2003)

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"Milkshake" reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Radio Songs chart, number 4 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and number 8 on the Pop Songs chart. "Milkshake" became a cultural phenomenon and was even featured in several films, including Mean Girls. The song was nominated for Best Urban/Alternative Performance in at the 46th Grammy Awards.

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16. "Change Clothes" - Jay-Z ft. Pharrell (2003)

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As the first official single from The Black Album, "Change Clothes" hit number 4 on the Hot Rap Songs chart, number 6 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 12 on the Radio Songs chart.

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17. "Drop It Like It’s Hot" - Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell (2004)

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🎶SnooooooooooOOOOOP!🎶 One of the biggest hits of the decade, "Drop It Like It's Hot" reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Hot Rap Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Radio Songs chart, and number 5 on the Pop Songs chart. The song was nominated for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the 47th Grammy Awards.

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18. "Hollaback Girl" - Gwen Stefani (2005)

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The song that most definitely taught you how to spell B-A-N-A-N-A-S🍌, "Hollaback Girl" peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Pop Songs charts, number 2 on the Radio Songs chart and number 8 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The song was nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Record of the Year at the 48th Grammy Awards. The Neptunes were also nominated for Producers of the Year at this awards ceremony.

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19. "Signs" - Snoop Dogg ft. Charlie Wilson and Justin Timberlake (2005)

The song peaked at number 17 on the Pop Songs chart and added another Neptunes-produced track to Snoop's and Timberlake's bill of hits.
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The song peaked at number 17 on the Pop Songs chart and added another Neptunes-produced track to Snoop's and Timberlake's bill of hits.

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20. "Money Maker" - Ludacris Ft. Pharrell (2006)

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"Money Maker" was a massive hit in 2006. The song reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Radio Songs, and Hot Rap Songs charts as well as number 5 on the Pop Songs chart. "Money Maker" won Best Rap Song at the 49th Grammy Awards.

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