15 Songs That Were Totally Your Guilty Pleasure In The Early 2000s

I think we can all agree that the early 2000s were a pretty solid time for pop music. Remember carpooling with your friends to school and hearing some JoJo or Avril Lavigne on the radio? Yes, you may be embarrassed to admit to it now, but those were the jams.

School dances were filled with slightly inappropriate Usher tracks and Black Eyed Peas songs and we all secretly waited for the day when Mario would show up at our window and serenade us in person…Just me on that last one? Cool.

Anyway, we figured on this throwback Thursday you could use a little dose of early 2000s nostalgia. So, without further ado please enjoy a few songs that were probably your favorite guilty pleasure pre-teen tracks. We’re not judging.

1. Kelly Clarkson – “Since U Been Gone”

Lyrics we love: How can I put it? You put me on. I even fell for that stupid love song. Yeah, yeah. Since you been gone..

2. Vanessa Carlton – “A Thousand Miles”

Lyrics we love: If I could fall into the sky, do you think time would pass me by?

3. Hilary Duff – “So Yesterday”

Lyrics we love: If it’s over let it go. Come tomorrow it will seem so yesterday. So yesterday, so yesterday. I’m just a bird that’s already flown away.

4. Britney Spears – “Toxic”

Lyrics we love: With a taste of poison paradise, I’m addicted to you. Don’t you know that you’re toxic.

5. Avril Lavigne – “Complicated”

Lyrics we love: Life’s like this you, you fall and you crawl and you break and you take what you get and you turn it into. Honesty, you promised me I’m never gonna find you fake it. No, no, no.

6. The Black Eyed Peas – “My Humps”

Lyrics we love: I drive these brothers crazy. I do it on the daily. They treat me really nicely. They buy me all these ice.

7. Usher – “Yeah”

Lyrics we love: Let’s drank you the one to please, Ludacris fill cups like double D’s. Me and Ush once more and we leave ’em dead, we want a lady in the street but a freak in the bed.

8. Sisqó – “Thong Song”

Lyrics we love: Ya like to dance at all the hip hop spots and ya cruise to the crews like connect da dots. Not just urban she likes the pop. ‘Cause she was livin’ la vida loca.

9. Michelle Branch – “Everywhere”

Lyrics we love: And when I wake you’re never there. But when I sleep you’re everywhere. You’re everywhere.

10. Mandy Moore – “Candy”

Lyrics we love: You know who you are. Your love is as sweet as Candy. I’ll be forever yours. Love always, Mandy.

11. JoJo – “Too Little, Too Late”

Lyrics we love: It’s just too little too late. A little too wrong and I can’t wait. But you know all the right things to say. 

12. Ashlee Simpson – “Pieces Of Me”

Lyrics we love: It seems like I can finally rest my head on something real. I like the way that feels.

13. Jesse McCartney – “Beautiful Soul”

Lyrics we love: I don’t want another pretty face. I don’t want just anyone to hold. I don’t want my love to go to waste. I want you and your beautiful soul.

14. Mario – “Let Me Love You”

Lyrics we love: You should let me love you. Let me be the one to give you everything you want and need. Baby good love and protection. Make me your selection.

15. Destiny’s Child – “Bootylicious”

Lyrics we love: Read my lips carefully if you like what you see. Move, groove, prove you can hang with me. By the looks I got you shook up and scared of me. Hook up your seat belt, it’s time for takeoff.

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