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20 Slow Dance Songs From The '00s That You May Have Forgotten About

These 20 songs will bring back memories. Whether those memories are good, bad, sad, embarrassing, etc. Relive your school's prom, homecoming, masquerade ball memories from the '00s or relive however you felt wherever you heard or danced to these songs.

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1. We Belong Together by Mariah Carey (2005)

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This song was inescapable back in 2005.

Billboard listed "We Belong Together" as the "song of the decade" and the ninth most popular song of all time. Additionally, it broke several airplay records, gathering both the largest one-day and one-week audiences in history. "We Belong Together" also topped the charts in Australia and the Netherlands, and reached the top two positions in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The music video features Wentworth Miller and Eric Roberts, the father of Emma Roberts and the older brother of Julia Roberts.

2. Yellow by Coldplay (2000)

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Singer Chris Martin explains that "'Yellow' refers to the mood of the band. Brightness and hope and devotion." The references in some of the song's lyrics, including the swimming and drawing a line, "are all metaphorical slants on the extent of his emotional devotion". The drawing of a line refers to Martin's habit of writing lists, and underlining those important things on the list. Martin has also said that the song is about devotion, referring to his unrequited love (Martin was single at the time he wrote the song).

3. Lost Without U by Robin Thicke (2007)

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Yes, Robin Thicke existed back in 2007, before he made, um...Blurred Lines. This song is great, too. People magazine voted the song as 2007's sexiest song of the year. The music video was recorded in 2006 and features his soon to be ex-wife, Paula Patton.

4. Let Me Love You by Mario (2004)

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"Let Me Love You" was the 8th most successful single of the decade according to the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade chart released in December 2009. In 2013, it was ranked at #53 on Billboard '​s All-Time Top 100 Hot 100 singles during the first 55 years of the chart.

5. She Will Be Loved by Maroon 5 (2004)

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"She Will Be Loved" peaked at #5 in the United States, and by December 2012 had sold more than 2,722,000 digital downloads. It peaked at #4 in the United Kingdom. In Australia, it reached #1, a position it held for 5 non-consecutive weeks. The single is noted for its music video starring Kelly Preston in a love triangle with lead singer Adam Levine.

6. Hero by Enrique Iglesias (2001)

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"Hero" was released on the 3rd of September 2001. After the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the song was one of the few songs chosen by radio DJs in New York to be remixed with audio from police, firefighters, civilians at Ground Zero and politicians commenting on the attacks. The music video features Jennifer Love Hewitt and Mickey Rourke.

7. Shape of My Heart by the Backstreet Boys (2000)

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"Shape of My Heart" debuted at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, while reaching number-one on the Billboard Top 40 Mainstream chart.

8. This I Promise You by 'N Sync (2000)

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"This I Promise You" was the group's fifth top-ten single in the U.S., reaching number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the autumn of 2000. In addition, the song spent 13 weeks at number one on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, the group's first song to do so. "This I Promise You" was less successful internationally, reaching number 21 on the UK Singles Chart and failing to make the top 20 in Australia. This song was also featured on the 2001 compilation album "Now That's What I Call Music! 7 (U.S. Series)".

9. Collide by Howie Day (2004)

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"Collide" reached #20 on the US Billboard Hot 100, #14 on the US Billboard Pop Song, #7 on the US Billboard Adult Pop Songs and #14 on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary.

10. If I Ain't Got You by Alicia Keys (2004)

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"If I Ain't Got You" peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and became Keys' second consecutive R&B chart-topper, remaining atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for six weeks. "If I Ain't Got You" received two nominations at the 2005 Grammy Awards, for Song of the Year and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, winning in the latter. Keys said that the idea of the song was inspired by singer Aaliyah's death in 2001: "The song idea came together right after Aaliyah passed away. It was such a sad time and no one wanted to believe it. It just made everything crystal clear to me—what matters, and what doesn't."

11. U Got It Bad by Usher (2001)

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"U Got It Bad" topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for one week before being replaced for four weeks by Nickelback's "How You Remind Me". "U Got It Bad" then returned to number one, going on to stay atop for five consecutive weeks. The music video features Chilli of TLC.

12. You're Beautiful by James Blunt (2005)

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In the United Kingdom and Australia the song reached number one and number two respectively. When released as the debut single from Back to Bedlam in Canada and the United States, it reached number one on both charts and received widespread airplay. The song has sold 625,000 copies in the United Kingdom as stated by the Official UK Charts Company, and by October 2012 over 3,000,000 in the United States. It remains Blunt's biggest hit single in the United States to date, and his only one to reach the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. Some have described the song as a stalker song.

13. Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol (2006)

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"Chasing Cars" is Snow Patrol's biggest-selling single to date, ending 2006 as the UK's 14th best-selling single of the year and that year had the distinction of being the last song performed live on the BBC's Top of the Pops. In 2007, on the strength of downloads, it was the UK's 34th best-selling single of 2007. The song peaked at number 6 in the UK Singles Chart, and number 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100. At the 2007 Grammy Awards, "Chasing Cars" was nominated for Best Rock Song, and at the 2007 Brit Awards, the song was nominated for Best British Single. In 2009, the PPL announced "Chasing Cars" was the most widely played song of the decade in the UK. As of 26 August 2013, the song had spent 111 weeks on the official UK Top 75, 154 on the Top 100 and sold over 1,000,000 copies in the UK by October 2013.It also sold 3,131,000 copies in the US by November 2011, making it one of the top 10 best-selling songs by a British artist in the digital era. In a 2009 Channel 4 poll it was voted the number one "song of the noughties (2000s)".

14. Hey There Delilah by the Plain White T's (2006)

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In June 2007, over one year after the song's release, it became the band's first hit in the United States, eventually reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in July. From July 3, 2007 through July 28, the song was the number one most played song on the radio, and the number one downloaded song on the U.S. iTunes Music Store. It was the Plain White T's first number one single. It also reached number two in the UK. The song ended 2007 as the year's 14th biggest-selling single in the UK. Since its release, "Hey There Delilah" has sold over 4,000,000 digital copies in the US alone.

15. You And Me by Lifehouse (2005)

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"You And Me" became a commercial success, charting in the top five in the United States and also charting in Australia and New Zealand. On May 19, 2005, "You And Me" was certified Gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for selling more than 500,000 units in the United States. In 2005, it became the ninth most downloaded song, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Because of its success, it appeared as the number one song on Billboard's list of Top 40 Adult Pop Songs from 1996-2011 on March 16, 2011. The song's music video premiered on on March 21, 2005.

16. Beautiful by Christina Aguilera (2002)

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"Beautiful" received acclaim from music critics, who have ranked it among Aguilera's strongest material. It won a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and was also nominated for Song of the Year at the 2004 ceremony. "Beautiful" was also a commercial success, topping the charts in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The song peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, where it was certified gold for 500,000 units shipped. In 2009, Rolling Stone and VH1 listed it as one of the best songs of the 2000s.

17. Here Without You by 3 Doors Down (2003)

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"Here Without You" peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100. "Here Without You" grew in popularity following the start of the Iraq War, and became an anthem for deployed troops and their families and friends at home. Singer Brad Arnold states that the main inspiration for this song was his now ex-wife. The song is about "being away from someone and missing them, and it's not about how long you've gone, it's about the loneliness that comes with missing someone. It's also about a state of peace that comes with dreaming of the missed loved one."

18. Apologize by OneRepublic (2006)

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"Apologize" was a major hit internationally, reaching number one in 16 countries, including Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden, Turkey, and the Netherlands, as well as staying at number one for eight consecutive weeks on the Billboard Pop 100 chart. "Apologize" charted in the Top Three on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent 13 weeks at number one in Canada. "Apologize" was ranked number 50 on the list of the Billboard Hot 100's All-Time Pop Songs list from the chart's first 50 years. It spent 25 consecutive weeks in the Top 10, the longest stay there for any song since "Smooth" by Santana, which spent 30 weeks in 1999. It was also ranked number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade. It was OneRepublic's biggest hit single in the United States until "Counting Stars" in 2013.

19. Come Away With Me by Norah Jones (2002)

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"Come Away With Me" did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100, but it did place number 21 on the US Adult Top 40. It also charted at number two in Canada (being Jones's second and highest chart achievement on the Canadian Singles Chart) and number eighty on the UK Singles Chart.

20. My Immortal by Evanescence (2003)

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In 2005, "My Immortal" received a nomination for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 47th Grammy Awards. The song was also commercially successful, peaking within the top ten in more than ten countries. It also peaked at number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100 and topped the charts in Canada, Greece and the US Adult Pop Songs chart. The single was certified gold in the US, and platinum in Australia. The music video directed by David Mould was filmed entirely in black-and-white in Gothic Quarter, Barcelona on October 10, 2003. The video shows singer Amy Lee sitting and singing on various locations, but never touching the ground. The video was nominated in the category for Best Rock Video at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards.

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