It’s hard to believe we’re already in 2019. Where has the time gone? It seems like just yesterday girls were jamming to NSYNC, having slumber parties, and gushing over Teen magazine. Can we flip the clock back and do a Thirteen Going on Thirty thing real quick?
Seriously though, the 2000s were a pretty iconic time for many things, music included. You’d be hard-pressed to find a 90s kid out there who doesn’t know the words to “Oops!…I Did It Again” or “Ms. Jackson”.
All of our favorite albums of 2000 are turning 19 this year as if we needed another reason to feel old. Here are the top 19 for your reminiscing pleasure.
1. Oops!… I Did It Again — Britney Spears
Believe it or not, it’s been 19 years since Britney did it again. All the more reason to blast this iconic album on repeat with the windows down.
2. Country Grammar — Nelly
Did you know Nelly was only 25 when he dropped Country Grammar? NBD.
3. No Strings Attached — NSYNC
One of the world’s most iconic boy bands, NSYNC will always hold a special place in our hearts. Never gonna say “bye bye bye”.
4. Parachutes — Coldplay
Chris Martin has been telling us to look at shining stars for 19 years now.
5. Kid A — Radiohead
Radio Head’s iconic follow up to OK Computer was dubbed one of the best releases of the 2000s by several music critics including Rolling Stone.
6. Marshall Mathers LP — Eminem
Known by its outrageously popular tracks like “The Real Slim Shady” and “Stan”, Marshall Mathers LP solidified Eminem’s presence as an artist.
7. Voodoo — D’Angelo
Yes, this is the album that houses “How Does It Feel” AKA the music video D’Angelo performed naked in. Oh, sweet memories.
8. Stankonia — Outkast
With iconic tracks like “Ms. Jackson” and “So Fresh, So Clean”, Stankonia is an indisputable staple of the 2000s.
9. Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water — Limp Bizkit
Remember Lip Bizkit? Yeah, those guys had a good run especially when they released this popular album and melted faces off with hits like “Rollin”.
10. Whoa, Nelly! — Nelly Furtado
Long before “Promiscuous”, the lovely Nelly Furtado was singing “Like A Bird” on her debut album Whoa, Nelly!
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11. My Name Is Joe — Joe
This aptly titled album by Joe gifted us with hits like “I Wanna Know” and “Stutter” and debuted at No.2 on the Billboard 200.
12. Back for the First Time — Ludacris
Before his days of driving fast cars, Ludacris was releasing triple platinum albums like Back For The First Time.
13. The Swiss Army Romance — Dashboard Confessional
Of course, we couldn’t leave a classic emo hit out of this 2000s roundup. Hence, Dashboard Confessional’s very first album The Swiss Army Romance which is not available on Spotify, FYI.
14. All That You Can’t Leave Behind — U2
Before they became Apple’s frontmen, the boys of U2 released this unforgettable album with hit songs like “Beautiful Day” and “Elevation”.
15. Rule 3:36 — Ja Rule
Years prior to the Fyre Festival catastrophe, Ja Rule was dropping fire tracks like “Put It On Me” and “I Cry”.
16. Aaron’s Party (Come Get It) — Aaron Carter
Nineteen years ago, every single pre-teen girl listened to Aaron Carter on repeat until we could sing “I Want Candy” by heart.
17. Music — Madonna
Longtime showbiz queen, Madonna released Music back in 2000 and it’s still one of her best-selling albums since Like A Prayer in 1989.
18. Hybrid Theory — Linkin Park
Linkin Park blew speakers everywhere with their debut studio album Hybrid Theory that birthed iconic tracks like “Papercut” and “Crawling”.
19. Who Let The Dogs Out? — Baha Men
Yes, it has been almost two decades since the dogs were let out.
Feel old yet?