Thursday, December 31, 2009

Electric Relaxation: Goodbye 2000's - Favorite Songs

I really wasn't going to try and do a best of 2000's but after seeing the Songs of the Decade Trend on Twitter and the Rolling Stone list of great songs, I got inspired. This is just some of my favorite songs from the decade, when I got exposed to way more music.

Some of these songs are influential on the decade. Some still sound fresh as when I heard them for the first time. Some are personal favorites for various reasons ("Virgo" anyone?). But anyway here they are. Happy New Year, everyone :)

Eminem - Stan
Jay-Z - Takeover
Jay-Z - Roc Boys
Missy Elliot - Get Ur Freak On
Alicia Keys - Fallin (the true queen of R&B this decade)
Nas - Stillmatic Intro, Made You Look, One Mic, Virgo
AZ - The Essence (f. Nas): The last official partnership we have for now :(
Lecrae - Jesus Muzik
Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor
The Strokes - Last Night
Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
Kanye West - Jesus Walks/Touch The Sky/Addiction/Celebration/Everything I Am
The Roots - Rising Down, Long Time
Common - The Light, The Corner
The Vines - Get Free
The Hives - Hate To Say I Told You So
Outkast - B.O.B., Hey Ya, I Like The Way You Move, Art of Storytellin Pt. 4
Mary Mary - Shackles
Tonex - Real With U
50 Cent - In Da Club
Clipse - Grindin, Mr. Me Too

Lupe Fiasco - Kick, Push/American Terrorist/Theme Music to a Drive By
The White Stripes - Fell In Love With A Girl/Seven Nation Army/Icky Thump
Foreign Exchange - Sincere/The Answer
Little Brother - Lovin It/The Yo-Yo/Speed/Hiding Place
Blue Scholars - Loyalty
Usher - Yeah/Confessions Pt. 2/U Got It Bad/U Remind Me
Talib Kweli - Get By/Say Something/We Got The Beat
John Legend - Ordinary People/Save Room (that whole 2nd album is underrated)/Green Light
Cee-Lo - I'll Be Around (how many of yall bought his solo albums?)
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy/Smiley Faces
Musiq Soulchild - Love/Just Friends/Halfcrazy/Forthenight/Womanopoly/Soulstarr
Slum Village - Fall N Love (one of the 1st J Dilla beats I heard after his passing)
Big L - Ebonics
Big Pun - Dream Shatterer
Q-Tip - Gettin Up/Life Is Better

Angels and Airwaves - Do It For Me Now
+44 - Lycanthrope
Bubba Sparxxx - Deliverance (an underrated collabo partner in Timbaland's camp)
Aaliyah - Rock The Boat (if you don't know why, you're too young)
Coldplay - Shiver (hated Yellow)/The Scientist/Amsterdam/Viva La Vida
Craig David - Fill Me In
Craig David - Walking Away
Green Day - American Idiot/Minority/Jesus of Suburbia
Jadakiss - Why
T.I. - Bring Em Out
Nappy Roots - Po' Folks
Incubus - Wish You Were Here/Dig/Warning
Jurassic 5 - Quality Control/What's Golden/The Game/A Day At The Races
Justin Timberlake - Like I Love You/Love Stoned/Senorita
K-Os - Sunday Morning

Run-DMC - Queens Day
Silversun Pickups - Lazy Eye
Sean Paul - Temperature
N.E.R.D. - Lapdance
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dani California
MIA - Galang/Paper Planes
Kidz in the Hall - Driving Down The Block
Maxwell - Pretty Wings
UGK - Chrome-Plated Woman/Int'l Player's Anthem


  1. i have every cee-lo album, every album he's been on, and anything remotely related to that man

  2. "Closet Freak" was a dope jam when it came out and that 2nd album was on repeat for a good in 04. He actually performed at my school that year and if only people knew what he'd do with Gnarls Barkley (or Goodie Mob), they would've shown more love.