The dance staple, ‘Around the World’ was a debut single for ATC; A German Eurodance group. This song was their most successful single and was ranked among the top twenty in many European countries. The song also ranked 28th on the US Billboard Hot 100. The band went ahead to produce more singles and two albums before breaking up in 2003.
Who Let the Dogs out (Baha Men-2000)
This song by Bohemian group Baha Men had the world sing its famous chorus. The song gained global popularity was Britain’s fourth best-selling single in 2000, won a Grammy for Best Dance recording and was among top 40 in the US. Since 2000 the band is yet to eclipse the power of their most famous single.
Crazy (Gnarls Barkley-2006)
The song featuring Danger Mouse and Cee Lo Green the two members of Gnarl Barkley came on the music scene in 2006. This song was ranked number two on US Billboard Hot 100, made Rolling Stone magazine’s ‘’500 Greatest Song of All Times’’ and won a Grammy. Cee Lon Green and Danger Mouse lead successful independent music careers, but never topped ‘’Crazy’’.
I Don’t Wanna Know (Mario Winans-2004)
American Mario Winans found success in 2004 with ‘’I Don’t Wanna Know.’’ The ethereal hip hop tones were attained after P. Diddy provided rap solo and Mario Winans sampled Enya’s ‘’Boadicea.’’ The song ranked number one in the Netherlands and the UK and stayed second in the US for eight consecutive weeks. Winans has had no other notable success to date.
Butterfly (Crazy Town-2000)
This song was number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. The pop/rap hybrid inspired the world with its infectious melodies and slick beats. ‘’Butterfly’’ was the third single in Crazy Town’s The Gift of Game album. The second album didn’t do well, leading to the group’s breakup in 2003.
The Middle (Jimmy Eat World-2001)
Jimmy Eat world had put out three albums before they hit with Bleed American. With this album, they released, ‘’The Middle’’ with which they achieved breakthrough success. It went up to number five on the US Billboard Hot 100. Although the group has released nine more albums ‘’The Middle’’ remains their biggest single.
I Believe in a Thing Called Love (The Darkness-2002)
The Darkness, an English hair band that beat all anachronistic hair bands released ‘’I Believe in a Thing Called Love’’ as their third single in the debut album, Permission to Land. The song ranked number two in the UK. Unfortunately the lead singer, Justin Hawkins struggled with substance abuse and the band disintegrated in 2006.
Bad Day (Daniel Powter-2005)
Daniel Powter, a Canadian pop star was ranked number one in the 2000s, according to Billboard thanks to ‘’Bad Day’’. The song sat at the top of the charts for five weeks and was the first single to sell two million digital copies in the US. Even after a few albums and recent appearances, Powter is yet to match his early acclaim.
Aserejé/the Ketchup Song (Las Ketchup – 2002)
Las Ketchup is a Spanish all-girl band and the band best known for the single Asereje released in their debut album in 2002. The single sold more than 7 million copies worldwide, while debut album Hijas del Tomate, sold 12 million copies. The band hasn’t produced any more singles since 2006.
Teenage Dirtbag (Wheatus – 2000)
This teenage anthem of the early 2000s set the stage for shoegazing teenagers. Copied from emo music of the 1990s, this upbeat song expressed pop punk’s revival. ‘’Teenage Dirtbag’’ was the single from Wheatus’ debut album in July 2000. Although the band is still touring and have released five albums they have been best known for their initial single