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 .
At one point in my life Hella Good was one of my favorite songs and it was on like every mix-CD in burned in college.

Murder On the Dancefloor is such a attention-demanding song. Pulled me right in when I first heard it and dove into Sophie's music without hesitation because of it.

Magic is right up there as one of the best Ladyhawke songs I have discovered in recent times.


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I never quite ‘got’ Murder (preferred Take Me Home) but I did appreciate it for being one of those pure pop songs that everyone seemed to appreciate. Most of the others that did that seemed to have a bit on an edge to it so still not completely sure what it was about Murder (though I guess the video helped and Sophie just had something very cool about her?)
19 points



Voted By: @Ana Raquel
Year: 2006
Country of Origin: Germany
Appearance: 3rd

"Bad Boy" is my jam. Didn't think anyone else held it in such high regard as I did, but of course it's the flawlessness of @Ana Raquel! It would be in major contention for my Cascada 11/10.
I call it taste!

Bad Boy is a bit interchangeable with my 20 for the top spot. Nothing screams more 2007 AMV with lots of rainbow effect than this song (well, this and S.O.A.P's Romeo & Juliet, but let's save this one for the ultimate 90s!).

Where is a cascada rate anyway I need to give it 11/10 there too!
19 points



Voted By: @livefrommelbs
Year: 2009
Country of Origin: USA
Appearance: 5th

livefrommelbs commentary:
One of those songs that hit me upside the head with a bucketload of relatable emotion and angst when I first heard it, and hasn't lost any of its impact since. When it first blasted into my life, I was reaching the end of my first romantic experience as a gay man. It had only lasted a few months, but it was as formative as those first romances always are. ANYWHO, old mate clearly was reaching the end of his investment in it - and poor babby livefrommelbs didn't know how to deal with that. I knew the end was coming but I didn't want that because who wants that when they've FINALLY found someone they can be with, after so many years in the closet? 'Don't Let Me Stop You', with its take-no-bullshit insistence for a disinterested love interest to move along, gave me some peace in that time (and plenty of emo singalongs in the car, of course). It's all elevated by the powerful pop-rock soundscape, and Kelly's suitably empassioned vocals. "I won't lie, I don't wanna hear goodbye / But either way, I'll be alright" still reads like a dang scripture to me.

Without that personal association, though, I reckon this would still be up here as my second-favourite song of the decade. As 00s pop-rock as we knew it started to wind-down and glossy dance-pop began its almighty ascent, 'Don't Let Me Stop You' felt almost unashamedly throwback with all its crashing guitars and soaring hooks. It was a high-point then, and is still a world-class example of this side of 00s pop music now.

I’m way behind, but again, lots of amazing picks!

Of course I was always going to include Rule The World. Take That were such a large part of my 00s and while I’m nowhere near as obsessed with them nowadays as I was circa 2006-2011, they were one of the formative acts in my life. Nowadays people seem hellbent on trying to rewrite history to make it look like they haven’t put out a ton of classic pop songs, but they absolutely have. Rule The World will probably always remain their crowning glory. I’ve probably done a gazillion write-ups for this one already because I voted for it in pretty much every rate it was eligible for.
For me it’s the ultimate festive season ballad (without actually being about Christmas) with so many nice little touches and a genuinely magical vibe: the piano at the start and that sound in the background during the first verse, the 'Yvaine' wordplay, the guitar after the second chorus, the strings during the middle eight and a slight tinge of sadness. Just incredible.

If only Reboot had still been a member of this forum! She could have taken this into the top 100.

Also, I think I mentioned earlier in this thread that Darren and Siobhan were probably out of the running, so I’m very happy to see now that both of them actually weren’t done yet!