Ultimate 2000s: Song Justice (Complete)

Which year was the best?

  • 2000

    Votes: 5 15.2%
  • 2001

    Votes: 5 15.2%
  • 2002

    Votes: 3 9.1%
  • 2003

    Votes: 3 9.1%
  • 2004

    Votes: 3 9.1%
  • 2005

    Votes: 2 6.1%
  • 2006

    Votes: 2 6.1%
  • 2007

    Votes: 7 21.2%
  • 2008

    Votes: 1 3.0%
  • 2009

    Votes: 2 6.1%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .
Time to thank you all whether you participated in the vote or engaged with the thread in any way. This has been one hell of a ride and I've had tons of fun overseeing the whole thing. Even my quiet wish of reaching 100 pages came true, hehe! Thanks again! Stick around for the lists by year and a couple other stats-posts if you're into that.


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So my approach when voting was to pick my top 2 songs of each year and rank them within 20-11 points for 1st place and 10-1 points for 2nd place, I'd already spent time picking my top 50 tracks of the year going back to the '90s during lockdown so it seemed like a fair way to vote; but of course it meant missing out many iconic songs that made it high up the rankings too. Glad that I had a hand in the top 3 though, very cool to see. Crazy In Love is just such a star making moment, which is wild when Bey had already been a star for years. I'm sure lots of effort went into making it feel so effortless, but you don't see any of the seams, it's just a fantastic song & music video combination.

Bad Romance was the moment I paid attention to Lady Gaga. That first clutch of singles were a bit off putting to me, where Crazy In Love looks seamless, early Gaga wanted you to see every single detail and how much crafting had gone into the songs, the looks, the dancing. And I get why people loved that, but it wasn't for me back in the day... but then Bad Romance hit at the end of the decade and just clicked everything into place, that ferocious, stadium sized blast of fun.

Pure Shores started the decade off right, and it sounds so timeless. Beautiful songwriting, chill production, glacial vocals, just absolute gold.

Songs: 83
Points: 1386
Highest Position: #3
20s: 5 (in bold)
Most Entries: Britney Spears (4)

Most Points: All Saints (161)

All Saints - Pure Shores
Britney Spears - Stronger
Aaliyah - Try Again
All Saints - Black Coffee
Mya - Case Of The Ex (Whatcha Gonna Do)
Toni Braxton - He Wasn't Man Enough
Spice Girls - Holler
Celine Dion - That’s The Way It Is
Sugababes - Run For Cover
Mandy Moore - I Wanna Be With You
Kylie Minogue - On A Night Like This
Alizée - Moi... Lolita
Atomic Kitten - I Want Your Love
Britney Spears - Lucky
Kylie Minogue - Disco Down

Destiny's Child - Say My Name
Kylie Minogue - Spinning Around
M2M - Don't Say You Love Me
Steps - It's The Way You Make Me Feel
Ayumi Hamasaki - Surreal
Koda Kumi - TAKE BACK
Phoenix - If I Ever Feel Better
Safri Duo - Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)
Spice Girls - If You Wanna Have Some Fun
Anggun - Look Into Yourself
ATC - Around the World
Goldfrapp - Lovely Head
Sweet Female Attitude - Flowers
Daft Punk - One More Time
Roger Sanchez - Another Chance
ATC - My Heart Beats Like a Drum (Dum Dum Dum)
D'Angelo - Untitled (How Does It Feel)
Billie Piper - Day & Night
Melanie C - I Turn To You (Hex Hector Radio Mix)
Atomic Kitten - Whole Again
OutKast - B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad)
Spiller feat. Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)
Texas - Inner Smile
A1 - Same Old Brand New You
Deftones - Change (In the House of Flies)
Destiny's Child - Independent Women Part I
Enya - One By One
Nelly Furtado - Turn Off The Light
Rui Da Silva feat. Cassandra - Touch Me
Vanessa Amorosi - Steam
Sugababes - Overload
Louise - 2 Faced
Meja - Under The Sun
Sylver - Turn The Tide
Radiohead - Idioteque
The Corrs - Breathless
Alcazar - Crying At The Discotheque
Billie Piper - Making My Way
Samantha Mumba - Gotta Tell You
Jennifer Lopez - Love Don’t Cost a Thing
Billie Piper - Run That By Me
Eminem feat. Dido - Stan
Lucy Pearl - Don't Mess with My Man
Anastacia - I'm Outta Love
LeAnn Rimes - Can't Fight The Moonlight
Steps - Paradise Lost
Britney Spears - Oops!… I Did It Again
NSYNC - Bye Bye Bye
Precious - Rewind
Samantha Mumba - Always Come Back to Your Love
Backstreet Boys - The Call
Britney Spears - Can’t Make You Love Me
Common - The Light
Geri Halliwell - Bag It Up
Lange feat. the Morrighan - Follow Me
M2M - Mirror Mirror
Madonna - Music
Moloko - The Time Is Now
P!nk - Most Girls
Sade - By Your Side
Christina Aguilera - Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)
Madonna - Don't Tell Me
Sonique - Sky
Linkin Park - In The End
Me & My - Fly High
A*Teens - Upside Down
Lil Kim feat. Sisqó - How Many Licks?
Westlife - When You’re Looking Like That


Songs: 60
Points: 952
Highest Position: #10
20s: 4 (in bold)
Most Entries: Kylie Minogue (4)

Most Points: Kylie Minogue (177)

Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You/Blue Monday Out Of My Head
Kylie Minogue - Love at First Sight
Britney Spears - Overprotected
Britney Spears - I'm A Slave 4 U
Björk - Unison
Missy Elliot - Get Ur Freak On
Daft Punk - Digital Love
Kylie Minogue - In Your Eyes
Janet Jackson - All For You
Steps - Here and Now
Missy Elliot feat. Ludacris - One Minute Man
K3 - Chacha Loco
Wilco - Jesus, Etc.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Murder on the Dancefloor
No Doubt - Hella Good
The Avalanches - Since I Left You
A*Teens - Halfway Around The World
Björk - Pagan Poetry
Destiny’s Child - Survivor
The Shins - New Slang
Christina Aguilera, P!nk, Lil' Kim & Mya - Lady Marmalade
iiO - Rapture
Usher - U Remind Me
Aaliyah - More Than A Woman
Michelle Branch - Everywhere
Barthezz - On the Move
capsule - 花火
Mary J. Blige - Family Affair
The Microphones - I Want Wind To Blow
Dee Dee - Forever
Emma Bunton - What Took You So Long
Supersister - Summer Gonna Come Again
BoA - Amazing Kiss
Daft Punk - Veridis Quo
Ian Van Dahl - Castles In the Sky
The Strokes - Hard to Explain
Garbage - Nobody Loves You
Kate Winslet - What If
Manic Street Preachers - Let Robeson Sing
Michelle Branch - All You Wanted
Atomic Kitten - You Are

Mikaila - Emotional
Sevendust - Xmas Day
Tool - Lateralus
Anastacia - One Day In Your Life
Jessica Simpson - Irresistible
Kylie Minogue - Come Into My World
JaRule feat. Ashanti - Always On Time
Natalie Imbruglia - Beauty On The Fire
S Club 7 - Don't Stop Movin'
Alicia Keys - Fallin'
Garbage - Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go)
Blue - All Rise
Britney Spears - Cinderella
Lasgo - Something
Christina Milian - AM to PM
Sevendust - Trust
Anastacia - Paid My Dues
Dirt Devils - The Drill
Thursday - Understanding in a Car Crash

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Thank you so much for doing this @Phonetics Girl , it was an amazing ride! I really enjoyed going through all of these songs again, especially the “forgotten” ones. The winner is a bit of a surprise, I thought Bad Romance had this in the bag!

Now, do we think there are any super obvious PJ classics with no votes at all?

Maybe not all PJ faves but these were some 10/10s that came to my mind missing from the list

The biggest omission I've noticed was certainly Whenever, Wherever. I would have even expected other big Shakira moments like Hips Don't Lie or She Wolf but the majority aligned in favour of La Tortura.
Some low turnout for Florence ":(". I guess people saw Cosmic Love as more of a 2010s single? Perhaps similar with Telephone? Also Madonna stans kinda didn't show up for the American Life era. Poor Nothing Fails!