21. The Reason – Hoobastank
I loved saying ‘Hoobastank’ in the 8th grade. I mean, what kind of a name for a band WAS that? Also, I just tried to watch this video. It makes no sense. Why is this guy so pathetic? And why is he a mullet? Business in the front – party in the back. This song wasn’t punk. Sry.
20. Bad Day – Daniel Powder
I can already see this on VH1’s One Hit Wonders special with all of those random comedians belting out the chorus. It’s already annoying — and it doesn’t even exist.
19. Laffy Taffy – D4L
Gurl this ain’t a dance floor, it’s a candy store. Best lyrics ever? Maybe. This video features the Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It dance which I did at prom, on a stage, foreshadowing my future of finding stages to dance on every where I go (even if that stage is just a step above the actual ground). What a horrible and catchy song.
18. The Ketchup Song – Las Ketchup
Why this song was popular, I have no idea. It was like the Gangnam Style of the mid 2000s. Weird.
17. Turn Me On – Kevin Lyttle
For a brief period in the 2000s, we thought we all lived in the tropics. There was Tempted To Touch by Rupee and also every song by Sean Paul. However, Sean was the only one that survived. Turn Me On though — a classic.
16. All The Above – Maino
My love for this song cannot be expressed in writing. MAINO, you had such a hit. Where did you go? I remember Maino came out with ‘Tiger Woods’ after and I tried really hard to make it happen, but I just couldn’t. Oh well.
15. All The Things She Said – t.A.T.u
LESBIANS! AWESOME! Said every 13 year old boy watching this music video.
14. Stanky Legg – GS Boyz
I STILL DON’T KNOW WHAT THE STANKY LEGG IS. I think you put your foot in the air and shake it… or at least that’s what I did in college when this song was popular. DO THE STANKY LEGG.
13. No More (Baby Ima Do Right) – 3LW
3LW! Talk about a throwback. This song was kinda horrible… but we loved it. I remember singing this alone in my room in the mirror — autotune voice attempt and all.
12. Crazy For This Girl – Evan and Jaron
A classic! I still listen to this song – no shame.
11. Heaven – DJ Sammy
How does a DJ come out with one huge hit? How? This song was so big, that a slowed down version honoring 9/11 came out. And that was/is the saddest beyond saddest song ever.
10. (There’s Gotta Be) More To Life – Stacie Orrico
Stacie Orrico had ‘Stuck’ too, but this song was so much better. And so good.
9. Faded – Soul Decision
One of my favorites. I don’t understand how Soul Decision didn’t take off. Makes no sense.
8. King Without a Crown – Matisyahu
Rapping rabbi! We all loved Matis. Where did that dude go?
7. Butterfly – Crazy Town
Crazy Town looks terrifying. Why is one dude wearing a DARE shirt? And why did they need to sing/rap to this bitch with a tongue ring in order to get her to cum? Did sex not work? Any why are they in a forest? The bigger question: What in the world happened to Crazy Town? Did the song’s message not work?
6. Who Let The Dogs Out – Baha Men
This song posed a very important question still not answered to this day… Who ever DID let the dogs out? As Robert Goulet put it, who let those little mutts GOOOOOOOOOOOO?
5. Because I Got High – Afroman
Afroman was going to become famous… but then he got high. I mean, he did have Colt 45 (and two zig zags)… but unfortunately that masterpiece did not top the charts. And about this video… What’s with the fucking ice cream cone? Also, I knew when and where to shout ‘ba-kaw‘ while watching this. That is all.
4. Gotta Tell You – Samantha Mumba
A cult favorite! And by cult, I obviously mean my cult which includes myself. I love this song. It fuels the fire on the treadmill AND it sparks emotion in the car. It also serves as a fabulous karaoke number. What an anthem. As for the girl who sang it… I have no idea what happened to her. Where did she go?
3. Blue – Eifel 65
I wonder if people were doing Molly to this shit? Blue was an epic dance song that we bopped around to on middle school dance floors everywhere. I remember thinking it was ‘I’m blue, if I was green I would die.’ It wasn’t.
2. Stacy’s Mom – Fountains of Wayne
How does one band come out with such an amazing song and fall off the face of the Earth? Fountains of Wayne, IT MAKES NO SENSE. Stacy’s Mom did not only have it going on, but she had the best pop beat ever that still makes me smile and clap to this day. In fact, I’m going to listen to it right now.
1. I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness
This is the best song ever. Duh.