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15 Songs That Will Transport You Back To The Summer Of 2000

These were the summer jams you probably downloaded from LimeWire. And yes, music was sooo good back then.

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1. Eminem, "The Real Slim Shady"

Universal

The first single released from Eminem’s third album, The Marshall Mathers LP, peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song and its accompanying music video started his infamous feud with Christina Aguilera.

Where you probably heard it most: On TRL, which played the video nonstop, despite the fact that it made fun of all the other artists whose music videos they played.

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2. Aaliyah, "Try Again"

Warner Music Group

The song was the lead single released from the soundtrack to her film Romeo Must Die; it peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song would later be included on her final album, 2001’s Aaliyah.

Where you probably heard it most: On the burned mix CD you made from songs you downloaded from LimeWire.

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3. Matchbox Twenty, "Bent"

Warner Music Group

The first single released from the band’s second album, Mad Season, peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, before being knocked out of the top spot by NSYNC’s “It’s Gonna Be Me.”

Where you probably heard it most: In the car with your parents, who probably got into Matchbox Twenty 'cause of Rob Thomas' collaboration on Santana's "Smooth."

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4. Coldplay, "Yellow"

Warner Records

The song was the second single released from the band’s debut album, Parachutes. It peaked at No. 4 on the U.K. Charts.

Where you probably heard it most: Outside of the U.K., most likely on a left-of-the-dial radio station.

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5. No Doubt, "Simple Kind of Life"

Universal Records

The song was the second single released from No Doubt’s fourth album, Return of Saturn. The Glen Ballard–produced track peaked at No. 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was their most successful Hot 100 single released since 1996’s “Just a Girl.”

Where you probably heard it most: Modern rock stations who, after five years, finally had a brand-new No Doubt album to play to death.

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6. Janet Jackson, "Doesn't Really Matter"

Universal Records

Jackson recorded the Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis–produced (of course!) song for the soundtrack to her film Nutty Professor II: The Klumps. The song peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. She later included the song in her 2001 album All for You.

Where you probably heard it most: MTV and VH1, which placed the futuristic, Japanese-inspired video on heavy rotation.

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7. Vertical Horizon, "Everything You Want"

Sony Music

The song was not only one of the biggest songs of the summer, peaking at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100; it was also one of the biggest songs of that year – landing at No. 5 on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles.

Where you probably heard it most: While shopping at PacSun.

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8. Creed, "Higher"

Sony Music

Yes, Creed was once one of the biggest rock bands around! (In case you don’t remember.) The song was the first single released from their second album, Human Clay, and it spent an impressive 50 weeks on the chart, peaking at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Where you probably heard it most: Every rock station and modern rock station — Creed pretty much dominated both formats that year.

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9. Sisqó, "Incomplete"

Universal Music

The third single released from his 1999 album, Unleash the Dragon, was also his biggest-chart topper, peaking at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 — surprisingly, “Thong Song” only reached No. 3.

Where you probably heard it most: Whenever you played Unleash the Dragon, which you only bought 'cause of "Thong Song."

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10. Nine Days, "Absolutely (Story of a Girl)"

Sony Music

The song was the first single off the band's major-label debut album, The Madding Crowd. The song peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Where you probably heard it most: On your Now That's What I Call Music! 5 CD.

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11. Joe, "I Wanna Know"

Sony Music

The song was the first single released from his third album, My Name Is Joe. It peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Where you probably heard it most: On the mix CD that your crush gave you.

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12. Toni Braxton, "He Wasn't Man Enough"

Sony Music

The single was the lead single of Braxton's third album, The Heat. The song peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Where you probably heard it most: If you were of age, you grinded to it at the club, and if you weren't, you sang along to it with your friends at sleepovers.

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13. Madonna, "Music"

Warner Records

The song was the first single released off Madonna's album of the same name. It eventually peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in mid-September.

Where you probably heard it most: Every top-40 radio station.

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14. Destiny's Child, "Jumpin,' Jumpin'"

Sony Music

The song was the fifth single released off Destiny's Child's wildly successful second album, The Writing's on the Wall. It peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Where you probably heard it most: Playing your The Writing's on the Wall CD on repeat.

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15. NSYNC, "It's Gonna Be Me"

Sony Music

The song was the second single released off NSYNC's second album, No Strings Attached. It peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 — the song also holds the distinction of being their only No. 1 Hot 100 single EVER!

Where you probably heard it most: EVERYWHERE!!!! And of course, you didn't mind.

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