You’ll know every word to these songs if you were at primary school in the 2000s

If you’re a ’90s baby, you might just be a part of the best generation ever.


We’ve done our research, we’ve done our Googles and we’ve found scientific proof that music released in the early 2000s is just amazing.


The fact is, in the 2000s, there was some truly amazing music released and if you were in secondary school during these years, you probably know all the words to all these songs. We bet you can’t even make it through this list without bursting into song.


1) Lady Gaga – ‘Poker Face’: Don’t lie, you were all going around singing “P-P-P-Poker face, P-P-Poker face!” We still do.

2) Sam Sparro – ‘Black & Gold’: You couldn’t escape hearing this on the radio back in 2008 and with good reason. It’s probably stuck in your head right now.

3) Estelle – ‘American Boy’ (feat. Kanye West): We were all looking for our American boy when Estelle released this mega bop, also in 2008.

4) Mark Ronson & Amy Winehouse – ‘Valerie’: Mark & Amy’s version of ‘Valerie’ completely overshadowed the original, which was recorded a year earlier by The Zutons in 2006. Sorry ’bout it!

5) Katy Perry – ‘I Kissed A Girl’: Forget Demi Lovato, Katy Perry had us all kissing girls with her smash hit single.

6) Black Eyed Peas –  ‘I Got a Feeling’: The ONLY song to get any party started right. We’ve got a feeling that you’re still loving this classic.

7) Gnarls Barkley – ‘Crazy’: This duo made up of singer/songwriter CeeLo Green and producer Danger Mouse came out of nowhere and raced straight to number 1, becoming the first single to top the UK Singles Chart on download sales alone.

8) Shakira – ‘Hips Don’t Lie’: It’s safe to say we all discovered our snake hips with Shakira when she dropped this worldwide smash. We’re wiggling our hips in our chair right now.

9) Rihanna – ‘Umbrella’: Rih-Rih brought the rain with her in May 2007 when ‘Umbrella’ hit the UK top spot for 10 weeks. Some say it caused mass flooding across the UK too because that Rihanna “rain” just won’t let up.

10) Kings of Leon – ‘Sex on Fire’: Your dad probably still sings this at Karaoke, right? Yeah, we know. Sorry about that.

11) Tony Christie & Peter Kay – ‘Is This The Way To Amerillo?’: Originally released all the way back in 1977, comedian Peter Kay brought new life to this record for Comic Relief. And boy, did it give us some comic relief!

So which of these tracks are your favourite? What heavy-hitters from the 2000’s would you have liked to have seen? We’re waiting to hear from you @maximumpop

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