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13 Early '00s Jams That Always Slay At Karaoke

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1. “It’s Gonna Be Me,” NSYNC (2000)

More than your April 30th meme inspiration, this boy-band banger is full of energy.
Jive Records

More than your April 30th meme inspiration, this boy-band banger is full of energy.

2. “She Bangs,” Ricky Martin (2000)

Because this track deserves more than the William Hung-treatment.
Columbia Records

Because this track deserves more than the William Hung-treatment.

3. “Lucky,” Britney Spears (2000)

It's a slower Princess of Pop jam to be sure, but a gripping one.
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It's a slower Princess of Pop jam to be sure, but a gripping one.

4. “Cha Cha Slide,” Mr. C the Slide Man (2000)

Everyone will clap their hands, literally…
MOB Music Publishing

Everyone will clap their hands, literally…

5. “Independent Women, Pt 1,” Destiny’s Child (2001)

Question: Why wasn’t this on your karaoke queue already?
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Question: Why wasn’t this on your karaoke queue already?

6. “A Thousand Miles,” Vanessa Carlton (2001)

Make your way down to the stage for this emotive song, and belt it out White Chicks style.
A&M

Make your way down to the stage for this emotive song, and belt it out White Chicks style.

7. “Get Low,” Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz (2002)

This takes the cake for early ‘00s dance hits.
TVT

This takes the cake for early ‘00s dance hits.

8. “Sk8er Boi,” Avril Lavigne (2002)

No see ya later here, this sk8er chick’s standout will amp up a crowd.
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No see ya later here, this sk8er chick’s standout will amp up a crowd.

9. “Ignition (Remix),” R. Kelly (2003)

Every man (and woman) will be wishin’...for more.
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Every man (and woman) will be wishin’...for more.

10. “Crazy in Love,” Beyoncé (2003)

Bey’s solo breakout always kills it, so expect the people to be begging you not to go.
Columbia

Bey’s solo breakout always kills it, so expect the people to be begging you not to go.

11. “Bring Me To Life,” Evanescence (2003)

So emotional, so raw...this one’s for the theatrical karaoke-er.
Wind-up

So emotional, so raw...this one’s for the theatrical karaoke-er.

12. “Confessions, Pt. II,” Usher (2004)

Ok, we’re in mid-‘00s territory, BUT this is quintessential Ursher, baby, and the admission of wrongdoings is a journey worth taking.
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Ok, we’re in mid-‘00s territory, BUT this is quintessential Ursher, baby, and the admission of wrongdoings is a journey worth taking.

13. “Since U Been Gone,” Kelly Clarkson (2004)

Because who doesn’t love a heavy dose of girl power? And word of advice, go for the high notes; karaoke is ALL in the commitment.
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Because who doesn’t love a heavy dose of girl power? And word of advice, go for the high notes; karaoke is ALL in the commitment.

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