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    Updated on Jul 11, 2020. Posted on Apr 16, 2020

    27 Songs From The '00s That Honestly Deserve More Respect

    Let's throw it back to a simpler time.

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    1. "AM to PM," Christina Milian

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    Time and days of the week may not exist anymore, but this queen once controlled time itself with this bop.

    2. "La La," Ashlee Simpson

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    Did this song, in fact, make us want to "La La"? Not sure. But it's a bop either way.

    3. "Potential Breakup Song," Aly & AJ

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    It's officially 2020 and this song is still a fuckin' bop, so whoever took too long, too long, too long to call her back missed out. And that's all we have to say about that.

    4. "Don't Mess With My Man," Nivea feat. Brian Casey and Brandon Casey

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    In 2020 you can mess with my man all you want because if my man messes back, then I don't wanna be with him anyway, but this song is still a bop, you know?

    5. "(There's Gotta Be) More to Life," Stacie Orrico

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    Stacie sang about FOMO before we even knew what FOMO was.

    6. "Foolish," Ashanti

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    There was nothing like jamming to this while pretending to be heartbroken about the S.O. you never had.

    7. "I'm With You," Avril Lavigne

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    "Sk8er Boi" wishes it had the teen angst this classic exudes.

    8. "Wherever You Will Go," the Calling

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    When we all weren't collectively grinding at school dances, we were crying to songs like this in our rooms. It's called being multifaceted.

    9. "Let It Rock," Kevin Rudolf feat. Lil Wayne

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    Our egos have never been the same since we first listened to this.

    10. "It's Been Awhile," Staind

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    Most of us have struggled with something in our lives, but luckily, we had this Staind song to walk us through the tears and pain.

    11. "Upside Down," A-Teens

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    If 2000s pop had a sound, this song is it.

    12. "Never Had a Dream Come True," S Club 7

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    Still waiting for the love of my life to sing this loudly to.

    13. "The Tide Is High," Atomic Kitten

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    Yes, The Lizzie McGuire Movie soundtrack deserved all the Grammys.

    14. "Airplanes," B.o.B. feat. Hayley Williams

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    Maybe all these "airplanes" Hayley was looking at were actually aliens? Anyone ever think of that?

    15. "Damaged," Danity Kane

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    The lyrics? Too real. The music? Instantly danceworthy. This is what happens when music history is made, folks.

    16. "Buttons," the Pussycat Dolls

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    Fact: The Pussycat Dolls created bops. Also a fact: This song is still a bop.

    17. "Soldier," Destiny's Child feat. T.I. & Lil Wayne

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    This song is fucking legendary. That's honestly all you need to know.

    18. "Maneater," Nelly Furtado

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    Going through a breakup? Listen to this song. Feeling down about the fact that you're out of cereal? Listen to this song. Annoyed that someone sent you a meme that wasn't even funny? Listen. To. This. Song.

    19. "Numb/Encore," Linkin Park and Jay-Z

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    Tired: "Numb" by Linkin Park

    Wired: "Numb/Encore" by Linkin Park and Jay-Z

    20. "Hella Good," No Doubt

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    We haven't stopped dancing since this came out in 2002.

    21. "Move Ya Body," Nina Sky

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    Yes, we did pretend we were at a nightclub in middle school every time this came on.

    22. "Get Busy," Sean Paul

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    It's impossible to listen to this and not shake your booty. Just try it.

    23. "Whine Up," Kat DeLuna feat. Elephant Man

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    It's not summer time yet, but this song will still make you feel like it is.

    24. "Cool," Gwen Stefani

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    This song will make you want to wear polka dots and text fuckboys. Proceed with caution!

    25. "American Boy," Estelle feat. Kanye West

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    This song actually succeeded in making you want to date an American boy.

    26. "Me & U," Cassie

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    If you say you didn't dance to this in front of a big-ass mirror, you're lying.

    27. "Just the Girl," the Click Five

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    Explain to us how we can remember every word of this song but can't remember what we had for breakfast yesterday.

    Now take a walk down memory lane with all these unforgettable classics:

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