Throughout pop music history, at the top of the Billboard charts is where you will find the greatest and worst music — often from one song to the next. You always tend to remember what song goes #1, and it’s usually too inescapable to not have an opinion on it. Most of these 129 songs from the 2000s still have a sizable audience based on Spotify streaming numbers, though a few American Idol finale songs ended up at #1 for one week and thankfully vanished forever.

Many of these songs at the top will appear on a best songs of the 2000s list coming soon.


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129. Taylor Hicks – “Do I Make You Proud”


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128. Clay Aiken – “This Is the Night”


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127. Plain White T’s – “Hey There Delilah”


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126. Savage Garden – “I Knew I Loved You”


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125. James Blunt – “You’re Beautiful”


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124. Owl City – “Fireflies”


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123. Eminem (ft. Dr. Dre & 50 Cent) – “Crack a Bottle”


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122. Daniel Powter – “Bad Day”


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121. Carrie Underwood – “Inside Your Heaven”


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120. Mariah Carey (ft. Joe & 98°) – “Thank God I Found You”


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119. P!nk – “So What”


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118. Jay Sean (ft. Lil Wayne) – “Down”


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117. Kelly Clarkson – “My Life Would Suck Without You”


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116. Sean Kingston – “Beautiful Girls”


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115. Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya & P!nk – “Lady Marmalade”


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114. Kelly Clarkson – “A Moment Like This”


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113. Crazy Town – “Butterfly”


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112. Sisqo – “Incomplete”


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111. Jason Derulo – “Whatcha Say” 


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110. 50 Cent (ft. Olivia) – “Candy Shop”


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109. Black Eyed Peas – “I Gotta Feeling” 


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108. Britney Spears – “3”


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107. Katy Perry – “I Kissed a Girl”


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106. Fantasia – “I Believe”


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105. Shaggy (ft. Rayvon) – “Angel”


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104. Matchbox Twenty – “Bent”


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103. Creed – “With Arms Wide Open”


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102. Leona Lewis – “Bleeding Love”


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101. Lil Wayne (ft. Static Major) – “Lollipop”


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100. Vertical Horizon – “Everything You Want”


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99. Flo Rida (ft. Ke$ha) – “Right Round”


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98. Christina Aguilera – “What a Girl Wants”


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97. Avril Lavigne – “Girlfriend”


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96. Jennifer Lopez (ft. LL Cool J) – “All I Have”


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95. Black Eyed Peas – “Boom Boom Pow”


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94. Janet Jackson – “Doesn’t Really Matter”


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93. MiMS – “This Is Why I’m Hot”


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92. Joe (ft. Mystikal) – “Stutter (Double Take Remix)”


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91. Akon – “Don’t Matter”