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27 Songs From 2001 That You Literally Forgot About Until Now

We loved a good cover song in the early '00s.

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1. "Can't Fight The Moonlight" - Leann Rimes

Curb

This Coyote Ugly banger was Australia's highest-selling single in 2001.

2. "Hanging By A Moment" - Lifehouse

It was the song your pre-teen self wanted played at your future wedding.
DreamWorks

It was the song your pre-teen self wanted played at your future wedding.

3. "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" - Kylie Minogue

Parlophone

Sexual awakening = Kylie in this video.

4. "It Wasn't Me" - Shaggy

MCA

Shaggy, helping men come up with terrible lies since 2001.

5. "Stan" - Eminem

Peaking at No. 1 in Oz, this duet with Dido sold over 140,000 copies in Australia alone.
Interscope

Peaking at No. 1 in Oz, this duet with Dido sold over 140,000 copies in Australia alone.

6. "Amazing" - Alex Lloyd

Popular on both the Aria charts and Triple J's Hottest 100, "Amazing" was one of the biggest Aussie songs of the early '00s.
EMI

Popular on both the Aria charts and Triple J's Hottest 100, "Amazing" was one of the biggest Aussie songs of the early '00s.

7. "Because I Got High" - Afroman

Turns out your mum didn't love it when you said you didn't clean your room, 'coz you got high.
Columbia

Turns out your mum didn't love it when you said you didn't clean your room, 'coz you got high.

8. "I'm Like A Bird" - Nelly Furtado

DreamWorks

Probably the most annoyingly catchy song of the early '00s.

9. "Me, Myself and I" - Scandal'us

This banger stayed at the top spot on the Aria charts for three whole weeks in 2001. What a time to be alive.
Warner Music

This banger stayed at the top spot on the Aria charts for three whole weeks in 2001. What a time to be alive.

10. "Smooth Criminal" - Alien Ant Farm

Everything about this video screams 2001.
Universal

Everything about this video screams 2001.

11. "Strawberry Kisses" - Nikki Webster

Nominated for an Aria award, "Strawberry Kisses" was the debut single from Olympic Games singing sensation Nikki Webster.
Gotham

Nominated for an Aria award, "Strawberry Kisses" was the debut single from Olympic Games singing sensation Nikki Webster.

12. "Case of the Ex" - Mya

You enthusiastically sang along even though the adult themes were probably a tad over your head.
Interscope

You enthusiastically sang along even though the adult themes were probably a tad over your head.

13. "All Rise" - Blue

Virgin

Before One Direction, there was Blue with their smooth moves and smoother vocals.

14. "Drops of Jupiter" - Train

"Can you imagine no love, pride, deep-fried chicken?" ICONIC.
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"Can you imagine no love, pride, deep-fried chicken?" ICONIC.

15. "Cruisin'" - Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis

Remember Duets? Yeah, well remember when Gwyneth had a few chart-topping covers? There ya go.
Hollywood Records

Remember Duets? Yeah, well remember when Gwyneth had a few chart-topping covers? There ya go.

16. "What Would You Do?" - City High

Peaking at No. 2 on the charts, this was the trio's most popular single.
Interscope

Peaking at No. 2 on the charts, this was the trio's most popular single.

17. "It's Raining Men" - Geri Halliwell

EMI

No longer stuck in Spice World, "It's Raining Men" is Halliwell's most successful single worldwide.

18. "I Need Somebody" - Bardot

"I Need Somebody" was Bardot's second biggest single after the ever iconic "Poison" and the 4th ranking Australian song of 2001.
Warner Music

"I Need Somebody" was Bardot's second biggest single after the ever iconic "Poison" and the 4th ranking Australian song of 2001.

19. "Uptown Girl" - Westlife

I guess we really just loved cover songs in 2001.
BMG

I guess we really just loved cover songs in 2001.

20. "Dancing In The Moonlight" - Toploader

Yep, Aussies really loved listening to a good cover in 2001.
Epic

Yep, Aussies really loved listening to a good cover in 2001.

21. "Can We Fix It?" - Bob The Builder

Goddamn why did you make this so bloody popular Australia?
BBC

Goddamn why did you make this so bloody popular Australia?

22. "Whole Again" - Atomic Kitten

That '00s hair and style.
Virgin

That '00s hair and style.

23. "Takin' Back What's Mine" - Leah Haywood

While it didn't peak as strongly as her previous single "We Think It's Love", Leah Haywood was one of Australia's most prominent female talents in the very early '00s.
Sony

While it didn't peak as strongly as her previous single "We Think It's Love", Leah Haywood was one of Australia's most prominent female talents in the very early '00s.

24. "Butterfly" - Crazy Town

This awesomely bad song resonated with Aussies on some level, with it going 2x platinum in sales.
Columbia

This awesomely bad song resonated with Aussies on some level, with it going 2x platinum in sales.

25. "Ms Jackson" - Outkast

Fun fact: When "Ms Jackson" was released, Atomic Kitten's "Whole Again" held Outkast from the top spot on the UK charts in 2001. In Australia it also peaked at No. 2.
RCA

Fun fact: When "Ms Jackson" was released, Atomic Kitten's "Whole Again" held Outkast from the top spot on the UK charts in 2001. In Australia it also peaked at No. 2.

26. "Don't Stop Movin'" - S Club 7

Polydor

If you want to feel real old, this song was released on CD single as well as cassette. Like most other UK acts, the single only ever peaked at No. 2 on the Aussie charts.

27. "The Power" - Vanessa Amorosi

Released as a double single with "Every Time I Close My Eyes", the duo of songs became Vanessa's third consecutive top ten single. The video is so deliciously early '00s.
CBK

Released as a double single with "Every Time I Close My Eyes", the duo of songs became Vanessa's third consecutive top ten single. The video is so deliciously early '00s.

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