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 .
I knew I'd be the only voter for XR2 but I had to give it points anyway because I still use it all the time on my workout playlist. It's just such a relentless banger! I love the way it continues to build and build to the climax even though the bpm is insane from the beginning.
Where to even start with these last few 8s? I mean, Umbrella? She did it for the culture! The Loving Kind would have been on my list but for the self-imposed no-repeat-votes-between-albums-and-songs rule. Too Little Too Late is a stone cold classic that deserved Irreplaceable's ubiquity. If You Go-nothing short of iconic! +Shout out to Demi's peak era and the lush PJ00s entry by Stephen S.!
8 points



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@MilesAngel (4) @Sprockrooster (4)
Year: 2007
Country of Origin: England
Appearance: 2nd

Sophie is one of my favourite artists of the 2000's, so I had to have my favourite Sophie solo track here.
Shout out to fellow voter @Sprockrooster.

Also, @If You Go not voting for If You Go. Shocking!
Also, @If You Go not voting for If You Go. Shocking!
This. I was sure I was not going to see it for a while because of it. Glad I was not the sole voter!

If You Go is other-worldly. Well that basically applies to every entry on one's list here, but there is a special power when you hear a song for a first time and know... this is an instant classic. And it truly was. Never has my excessive overplaying wore this song out. There is an inner freshness that time will not kill. A dreamcollaboration with Xenomania that takes you high above the clouds. That background vocal production. It is P.R.O.D.U.C.T.I.O.N. basically when it comes to ultimate dancepop nobody does it better than Xenomania. Combined with the vocal style of Sophie. WHEW!

In lockdown this has gotten a second life in the stanning due to it's appearance on Kitchen Disco 4. I mean that whole concept alone is reason enough to stan miss Ellis-Bextor. But when she just did If You Go without any warning... I had to pause weirdly enough, cause I needed to be mentally prepared for this moment. And it was nothing short of absolute perfection. She slayed it and made me ascend on that dreamy production. A classic.

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Another round, another loss for me! No surprises there. I love Saybia. I discovered them in college when several people picked them as the subject of their music essay (which seems so random, you’d surely expect a more famous act to be the top choice). The teacher was impressed and praised them for essentially choosing “the rich man’s Coldplay” or something like that, haha. That being said, I think Saybia have more of a 00s melancholy-era A-Ha vibe at times and that’s probably what I love about them. The Day After Tomorrow, The Second You Sleep, In Spite Of and I Surrender should have become worldwide classics.

Also, so many incredible picks! If You Go, Rock Steady, Supermassive Black Hole, The Loving Kind! All of these wouldn’t have been out of place on my own list. I’m disappointed that The Loving Kind is out already, it’s one of the best Aloud tracks for sure. I went with another song, but it certainly would have been my second or third choice.
8-pointers I listen to

Delta Goodrem - Believe Again - Did I say we need a Delta re-rate? I might be the one who ends up hosting down the road, if there's enough interest of course!
Girls Aloud - Close To Love - Production that plays on my spine like it's a keyboard.
Kylie Minogue - Come Into My World - Best song on Fever.
Ciara feat. Petey Pablo - Goodies - Still love the 'alien radio frequency broadcast' production element. Classic.
Katy Perry - Hot N Cold - Really the only song I still listen to from the parent album.
Selena Gomez & The Scene - Naturally - One of the songs that made me a Disney-Pop stan.
All Saints - Rock Steady - I don't appreciate this song or album as much I should, it's very solid.
Girls Aloud - The Loving Kind - Never go to Girls Aloud for this kind of song, so I would never list as a favorite but it's beautiful.
Demi Lovato - The Middle - Would never have expected this random album track to appear here. Demi's debut is surprisingly still very strong for the most part.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor - If You Go - We also need a Sophie re-rate, seeing some her classics popping up around the forum, have me vibing.

Surprised to see exit: Umbrella