The early 00’s were a great time for the music industry. From Destiny’s Child to Christina Aguilera, we all know the lyrics to these unforgettable jams.
Here is a list of throwback jams from the early 00’s that’ll make you nostalgic AF (and make you add it to your music library immediately)!
1. Family Affair
By: Mary J. Blige
This is one of the throwback jams that deserves to be on every throwback music list. If Mary J. Blige isn’t on there, then the list is unreliable.
2. 7 Days
By: Craig David
A sweet melody from Craig David that will have you swaying your hips and serenading complete strangers.
By: Destiny’s Child
Destiny’s Child basically created the late 90s and early 00s music industry. Bow down to the throwback jam queens.
4. Baby Boy
By: Beyonce Ft. Sean Paul
If this song comes on in the club, everyone automatically knows Beyonce’s verse, because it’s imprinted into our minds. That’s the power of the Queen B.
5. Whenever, Wherever
This song has traveled far and wide throughout the years, and no matter who or where you are, whenever you’re singing it, you have to sing it in Shakira’s accent. It’s a rule.
6. Teenage Dirtbag
Not everyone had an emo phase where they listened to this specific song by Wheatus. But everyone knows this song for its relatable theme and tune.
7. Oops!…I Did It Again
By: Britney Spears
Throwback jams? How can Britney Spears be part of a throwback jams list if she’s never even been forgotten? We don’t disrespect Britney Spears here.
8. Hot In Herre
Nelly’s unbelievable lyrics are sexy and bound to get everyone in the mood for lust (the lyrics don’t exactly spell love). Is it technically a throwback jam if you play the song every time during foreplay?
9. Get The Party Started
Everyone’s wanted this song, at one point in their lives, to be their theme song. Or at least the first song that plays when you walk into a club or house party. It’s literally made for entrances.
10. Left Outside Alone
Anastacia knew what she was doing when she created a song with a catchy rhythm, but emotional lyrics. No one can focus on the actual lyrics, because they’re too busy singing the song at the top of their lungs without actually understanding the lyrics.
By: Blu Cantrell Ft. Sean Paul (Remix)
Throwback jams are great, because it reminds you of songs that you had forgotten. But every time they pop up, you know the lyrics by heart like no time has passed at all.
12. In Da Club
By: 50 Cent
50 Cent gave people a reason to party on a day other than their birthday just by rapping In Da Club. And it works.
13. Back To Black
By: Amy Winehouse
Not all the throwback jams on this list are upbeat, and Amy Winehouse’s legendary song proves it. However, it’s still one that will make you feel nostalgic.
14. Hey Ya!
Who hasn’t ever shaken their booty like a polaroid picture? OutKast probably taught everyone how to do that in the first place.
15. Jenny From The Block
By: Jennifer Lopez
This throwback jam is a tricky one, because Jennifer Lopez still looks exactly the same as she did when she filmed the video for Jenny From The Block (actually, she looks better).
16. Gold Digger
By: Kanye West Ft. Jamie Foxx
Everyone’s tried to rap this song at least once in their lives, while also trying to censor themselves when they were kids. Who knew Kanye West cussed so much?
17. Hollaback Girl
By: Gwen Stefani
This throwback jam taught everyone how to spell bananas. No question about it.
18. Pon De Replay
Rihanna may have changed a lot throughout the years, but her breakout song, Pon De Replay, is one that will forever remain unforgettable.
19. It Wasn’t Me
By: Shaggy Ft. Rikrok
A song about condoning cheating and tips on how to avoid getting caught, yet we all sing along to it like we’ve been in the same situation.
By: Nelly Furtado
Nelly Furtado’s Maneater made every woman want to go out and bite a man’s head off while also demanding attention from everyone in the room. If that’s not what you want to happen every time you walk into the club, then you’re wrong.
21. Sexy Back
By: Justin Timberlake Ft. Timbaland
Although some people might argue with the fact that Justin Timberlake could bring sexy in the first place, bringing it back is a whole other conversation. However, he definitely brought it in the early 00s.
22. Let Me Blow Ya Mind
By: Eve Ft. Gwen Stefani
Eve’s music career is tragically underrated, but she will never be forgotten as the Queen of the early 00s rap.
23. I Know What You Want
By: Busta Rhymes Ft. Mariah Carey
The tune to Busta Rhymes’ legendary song is infamous for making everyone want to drop low and move their hips to the beat of the song. That’s probably what he intended.
24. Without Me
It feels like most of Eminem’s discography is a throwback jams group, because most of his earlier songs came out in the early 00s. I mean, who can’t rap Without Me perfectly?
Apart from this song resurfacing once Magic Mike was released (Channing Tatum I love you), we’ve brought it back once again, because it’s one of the sexiest songs, truthfully.