The US #1s of the 2000s Rate (Part 1: 2000-2004 - WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER)


(It wasn't me. Credit to that angel @wackseed for this image.)

I've been waiting a long time for a moment like this.

That's right, it's time for your favourite metallic-cranium'd, redundantly-voweled East Anglian to host his very own rate! Aww, baby boy's all gwowed up. And we are rating EVERY US #1 single of the 2000's, 2000-2009, in the spirit of my boo @Laura Vanderbooben . Ain't it a funny decade? The bourgeoisie turned into rebel through its music, we took off all our clothes when it got hot in herre, you could find me in da club with a bottle full of Bub (except I wasn't of legal drinking age, OOPS), and the cookies stayed firmly in the jar. This is the tale of many a smash, from the slow jamz to the bangers that are exactly what a girl wants - all for you guys! 130 singles that are everything you want. Two (not particularly confessional, sadly) parts of five years each. Dear God what kind of dilemma have I got myself into.

Anyways - on to the first half of the decade! I don't want you to be asking 21 questions about the rules, so listen up. You have to rate all of these songs, and send them in in THE ALPHABETICAL ORDER BELOW, just so my spreadsheet can be so smooth. Rate them on a scale from "Burn (with extreme prejudice)" to "YYYEEEEEAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!" (0 to 10), with half-points (but no other decimals) allowed, cause I'd be foolish not to allow it. And since this rate would be incomplete otherwise, you have at your disposal a single 11 each! Think carefully about which song you'll be embracing with arms wide open. Oh yeah, and feel free to go to Crazy Town with the commentary.

But y'all don't wanna hear me, y'all just wanna dance. So lose yourself in the music, drop it like it's hot, and dust these songs off and try again. Whether you fall crazy in love with them or just think "meh, doesn't really matter", it'll be interesting to see how they remind you of the previous decade. You have until April 14th, so get busy!
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The Vast Collation of Crap, 2000-2004
1. 21 Questions - 50 Cent feat. Nate Dogg
2. Ain't It Funny (Murder Remix) - Jennifer Lopez feat. Ja Rule
3. All For You - Janet Jackson
4. All I Have - Jennifer Lopez feat. LL Cool J
5. Always On Time - Ja Rule feat. Ashanti
6. Amazed - Lonestar
7. A Moment Like This - Kelly Clarkson
8. Angel - Shaggy feat. Rayvon
9. Baby Boy - Beyoncé feat. Sean Paul
10. Bent - Matchbox Twenty
11. Be With You - Enrique Iglesias
12. Bootylicious - Destiny's Child
13. Bump, Bump, Bump - B2K feat. P. Diddy
14. Burn - Usher
15. Butterfly - Crazy Town
16. Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You) - Christina Aguilera
17. Confessions Part II - Usher
18. Crazy In Love - Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z
19. Dilemma - Nelly feat. Kelly Rowland
20. Doesn't Really Matter - Janet Jackson
21. Drop It Like It's Hot - Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell
22. Everything You Want - Vertical Horizon
23. Fallin' - Alicia Keys
24. Family Affair - Mary J. Blige
25. Foolish - Ashanti
26. Get Busy - Sean Paul
27. Goodies - Ciara feat. Petey Pablo
28. Hey Ya! - Outkast
29. Hot In Herre - Nelly
30. How You Remind Me - Nickelback
31. I Believe - Fantasia
32. I Knew I Loved You - Savage Garden
33. I'm Real (Murder Remix) - Jennifer Lopez feat. Ja Rule
34. Incomplete - Sisqó
35. In Da Club - 50 Cent
36. Independent Women Part I - Destiny's Child
37. It's Gonna Be Me - NSYNC
38. It Wasn't Me - Shaggy feat. RikRok
39. Lady Marmalade - Christina Aguilera, Pink, Mya and Lil Kim
40. Lean Back - Terror Squad
41. Lose Yourself - Eminem
42. Maria Maria - Santana feat. The Product G&B
43. Ms. Jackson - Outkast
44. Music - Madonna
45. My Boo - Usher feat. Alicia Keys
46. Say My Name - Destiny's Child
47. Shake Ya Tailfeather - Nelly feat. P. Diddy and Murphy Lee
48. Slow Jamz - Twista feat. Kanye West and Jamie Foxx
49. Slow Motion - Juvenile feat. Soulja Slim
50. Smooth - Santana feat. Rob Thomas
51. Stand Up - Ludacris feat. Shawnna
52. Stutter - Joe feat. Mystikal
53. Thank God I Found You - Mariah Carey feat. Joe and 98 Degrees
54. This Is The Night - Clay Aiken
55. Try Again - Aaliyah
56. U Got It Bad - Usher
57. U Remind Me - Usher
58. The Way You Move - Outkast feat. Sleepy Brown
59. What A Girl Wants - Christina Aguilera
60. With Arms Wide Open - Creed
61. Yeah! - Usher feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris

Spotify playlist (NOTE, the version of "Stutter" we're rating is the video one):
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I was waiting to reply so you could reserve a post for the results!

I loved your write up and I'm so perched to do this.
This is going to be amazing. So many classics on the list, but it's interesting to clock the ones that fell through the cracks in the UK.

I'm not prepared for all the men to be punched out early. Specifically Yeah! It's iconic.


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I know 'Crazy in Love' will walk with this most likely but I really really want 'What a Girl Wants' to win.
I was just thinking how unfortunate it is that we get that crest of alternative rock from the earliest years.

Murder Inc gonna claim some victims.

For the first time in a decade.