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#1 Hits of the 2000s

Try to name the musical acts who recorded a #1 U.S. hit in the decade of 2000–2009.
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Last updated: November 14, 2022
First submittedJuly 26, 2012
Times taken115,426
Average score42.2%
Rating4.30
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Year
Song
Artist
2009
Empire State of Mind
Jay-Z / Alicia Keys
2009
Whatcha Say
Jason Derulo
2009
Fireflies
Owl City
2009
Down
Jay Sean
2009
3
Britney Spears
2009
I Gotta Feeling
The Black Eyed Peas
2009
Boom Boom Pow
The Black Eyed Peas
2009
Poker Face
Lady Gaga
2009
Right Round
Flo Rida
2009
Crack a Bottle
Eminem / Dr. Dre /
50 Cent
2009
My Life Would Suck
Without You
Kelly Clarkson
2009
Just Dance
Lady Gaga
2008/9
Single Ladies
(Put a Ring on It)
Beyoncé
2008
Live Your Life
T.I.
2008
Whatever You Like
T.I.
2008
Womanizer
Britney Spears
2008
So What
P!nk
2008
Disturbia
Rihanna
2008
I Kissed a Girl
Katy Perry
2008
Viva la Vida
Coldplay
2008
Lollipop
Lil Wayne
2008
Take a Bow
Rihanna
2008
Bleeding Love
Leona Lewis
2008
Touch my Body
Mariah Carey
2008
Love in this Club
Usher
2008
Low
Flo Rida
2007
No One
Alicia Keys
2007
Kiss Kiss
Chris Brown
2007
Crank That (Soulja Boy)
Soulja Boy Tell 'Em
2007
Stronger
Kanye West
2007
Big Girls Don't Cry
Fergie
2007
Beautiful Girls
Sean Kingston
2007
Hey There Delilah
Plain White T's
2007
Umbrella
Rihanna
2007
Makes me Wonder
Maroon 5
2007
Buy U a Drank
(Shawty Snappin')
T-Pain
2007
Girlfriend
Avril Lavigne
2007
Give it to Me
Timbaland
2007
Don't Matter
Akon
2007
Glamorous
Fergie
2007
This Is Why I'm Hot
Mims
2007
What Goes Around...
Comes Around
Justin Timberlake
2007
Say it Right
Nelly Furtado
2006/7
Irreplaceable
Beyoncé
2006
I Wanna Love You
Akon
2006
My Love
Justin Timberlake
2006
Money Maker
Ludacris
2006
SexyBack
Justin Timberlake
2006
London Bridge
Fergie
2006
Promiscuous
Nelly Furtado
2006
Do I Make You Proud
Taylor Hicks
2006
Hips Don't Lie
Shakira
2006
Ridin'
Chamillionaire
2006
SOS
Rihanna
2006
Bad Day
Daniel Powter
2006
Temperature
Sean Paul
2006
So Sick
Ne-Yo
2006
You're Beautiful
James Blunt
2006
Check on It
Beyoncé
2006
Grillz
Nelly
2006
Laffy Taffy
D4L
2005/6
Don't Forget About Us
Mariah Carey
2005
Run It!
Chris Brown
2005
Gold Digger
Kanye West
2005
We Belong Together
Mariah Carey
2005
Inside Your Heaven
Carrie Underwood
Year
Song
Artist
2005
Hollaback Girl
Gwen Stefani
2005
Candy Shop
50 Cent
2005
Let me Love You
Mario
2004
Drop It Like It's Hot
Snoop Dogg
2004
My Boo
Usher
2004
Goodies
Ciara
2004
Lean Back
Terror Squad
2004
Slow Motion
Juvenile
2004
Confessions Part II
Usher
2004
Burn
Usher
2004
I Believe
Fantasia
2004
Yeah!
Usher
2004
Slow Jamz
Twista
2004
The Way You Move
Outkast
2003/4
Hey Ya!
Outkast
2003
Stand Up
Ludacris
2003
Baby Boy
Beyoncé
2003
Shake Ya Tailfeather
Nelly / P. Diddy /
Murphy Lee
2003
Crazy in Love
Beyoncé
2003
This Is the Night
Clay Aiken
2003
21 Questions
50 Cent
2003
Get Busy
Sean Paul
2003
In Da Club
50 Cent
2003
All I Have
Jennifer Lopez
2003
Bump, Bump, Bump
B2K
2002/3
Lose Yourself
Eminem
2002
Dilemma
Nelly
2002
A Moment Like This
Kelly Clarkson
2002
Hot in Herre
Nelly
2002
Foolish
Ashanti
2002
Ain't it Funny
Jennifer Lopez
2002
Always on Time
Ja Rule
2001/2
U Got it Bad
Usher
2001/2
How You Remind Me
Nickelback
2001
Family Affair
Mary J. Blige
2001
I'm Real
Jennifer Lopez
2001
Fallin'
Alicia Keys
2001
Bootylicious
Destiny's Child
2001
U Remind Me
Usher
2001
Lady Marmalade
Christina Aguilera /
Lil' Kim / Mýa /P!nk
2001
All for You
Janet Jackson
2001
Butterfly
Crazy Town
2001
Angel
Shaggy
2001
Stutter
Joe
2001
Ms. Jackson
Outkast
2001
It Wasn't Me
Shaggy
2000/1
Independent Women
Part I
Destiny's Child
2000
With Arms Wide Open
Creed
2000
Come on Over Baby
(All I Want Is You)
Christina Aguilera
2000
Music
Madonna
2000
Doesn't Really Matter
Janet Jackson
2000
Incomplete
Sisqó
2000
It's Gonna Be Me
'N Sync
2000
Bent
Matchbox Twenty
2000
Everything You Want
Vertical Horizon
2000
Be With You
Enrique Iglesias
2000
Try Again
Aaliyah
2000
Maria Maria
Santana
2000
Say My Name
Destiny's Child
2000
Amazed
Lonestar
2000
I Knew I Loved You
Savage Garden
2000
Thank God I Found You
Mariah Carey
2000
What a Girl Wants
Christina Aguilera
2000
Smooth
Santana
+37
Level 32
Jul 22, 2012
Fun quiz, but my god, what a cringeworthy list of "hits"
+4
Level 55
May 22, 2014
I know, right?
+7
Level 47
Feb 28, 2018
Completely agree - maybe 2000 marked the downfall of decent pop music.
+4
Level 67
Dec 6, 2018
I'd say it started in the 90's. There was a ton of great music that decade, but a lot of this crap got started then too.
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Level 53
Jul 24, 2022
1953 marked the end of music with Rock n Roll, no 1959 was when the music died, no it was 1966 with the death of the single, no by 1969 it was too loud, no 1975 with disco, no 1980s with synth pop, no 1990s with ganster rap, no 2000s with autotune and digital compression...

There are plenty of contenders, take your pick.

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Level 33
Jun 6, 2019
What! These were the soundtrack of my late teens early 20's, so many good songs!
+1
Level 54
Sep 20, 2020
I'm sorry to hear that you had to grow up to stuff like this, the lucky ones of us lived through the 90's where the music line pretty much stopped.
+2
Level 28
Jun 9, 2022
Everyone likes different kinds of music. I'm 18 and enjoy everything from 1950s to stuff being released this year.
+4
Level 46
May 7, 2021
Not everyone has the same opinion as you, you know
+3
Level 33
Jul 22, 2012
I got 70/82 on my first attempt - the main struggle was the American Idol winners (I'm from the UK only briefly watched it)
+2
Level 64
Jul 22, 2012
Well said, Foulfortune.
+3
Level 49
Jul 22, 2012
Music hasn't been worthy listening to since the early 90's.....
+3
Level 44
Jul 23, 2012
'Blige' doesn't work. Also, I think Thomas should be acceptable for Smooth, as it is Rob Thomas' vocals on the song, not just Santana... Great quiz otherwise!
+1
Level ∞
Jul 26, 2012
Blige will work now. Thanks!
+2
Level 41
Jul 24, 2012
ha! i got 72
+2
Level 5
Aug 22, 2012
Got 45. Not much in to mainstream music.
+1
Level 55
May 22, 2014
Ha! I got only 32!
+1
Level 70
May 28, 2016
Gack. 27 here.
+1
Level 64
Oct 13, 2012
Maybe accept Xtina for Christina Aguilera since JLo worked for Jennifer Lopez.

Great quiz, lot of childhood memories. :)

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Level 72
Mar 29, 2013
Shocked to see so many Usher songs! I'm curious which list these made #1 on? Obviously a pop list, but other than that. Billboard is the only one I can think of.
+1
Level 24
Mar 31, 2013
It all turned south at about '04.
+2
Level 59
Dec 10, 2021
One of the best years in music here in Europe, but most of it seems not to have made it to the other side of the pond, and evidently vice versa: There's stuff on here that I've never heard of either.
+1
Level 52
Jan 6, 2014
Its so disappointing that lady gaga is the most commonly answered question on this quiz

way to go america

+15
Level 44
Sep 11, 2014
She's one of the most successful, most ubiquitous stars of the last 5 years. And she's still current so she's fresh in our minds. I don't think it's because jetpunk is populated with Little Monsters. Or were you just taking a swipe? Well, she made $80 million last year which is more than any Man U player made. And that was with a hip injury which forced her to cancel the end of her tour. Way to go America indeed.
+21
Level 81
Sep 8, 2016
Lady Gaga is far from the worst on this list.
+13
Level 67
Nov 12, 2017
I am not much for Lady Gaga's music, but she is not even close to the worst on this list (she's probably close to the best, actually, which...well). But people remembering her name isn't the same as people liking her. She absolutely dominated the radio in 2008 and 2009, and her oversize personality and image make her easy to remember. She stands out, unlike a lot of these others. I'd wager most people could not tell apart Soulja Boy, T-Pain, T.I, Flo Rida, and Chamillionaire if their lives depended on it. Same for Avril Lavigne, Pink, Fergie, and Kelly Clarkson. Gwen Stefani, Britney Spears, and Katy Perry would be part of that group too, except they're famous enough that people can probably distinguish them just because they've seen them so much.
+5
Level 46
May 27, 2020
All those you listed are unique in their own rights and likely most people who listened to new & popular music in the 2000s would be able to tell them apart.
+5
Level 84
Oct 18, 2020
Would have to agree with the first responders here. Gaga, while not a personal favorite of mine, is probably one of the most talented artists represented on the above list. After Eminem, Aguilera, Keys, and maybe T.I. Throw in Mariah Carey if vocal range counts as talent. Who should everyone know more?
+4
Level 82
Jun 3, 2014
Not only has the music gone down, so has the ability to spell.
+2
Level 44
Sep 11, 2014
I thought it was funny to see the charts almost wholly dominated by hip hop, dance pop, R&B and rap. Then to come to the end to see Creed! And Matchbox Twenty and Nickelback. I see that baton has been successfully passed. I'd say that was grunge's last belch after swallowing all its millions.
+1
Level 90
Apr 16, 2015
JLo's "I'm Real" is in the list twice. I guess I could see the argument for keeping it there since it was #1 for 2 periods, but the same is true for Usher's "U got it bad" as well, and it's only listed once.
+1
Level ∞
Apr 17, 2015
Fixed
+3
Level 36
Apr 16, 2015
please accept fat joe as an answer for lean back
+1
Level 83
Nov 17, 2015
Jason Derulo's "Whatcha Say" is missing, in 2009, between Fireflies and Empire state of mind...
+1
Level ∞
Dec 13, 2016
Fixed
+1
Level 70
May 28, 2016
FYI, Jennifer Lopez's song is "Ain't IT Funny", but you have "Ain't IN Funny".
+1
Level ∞
Dec 13, 2016
Fixed
+1
Level 43
Sep 30, 2016
I did better than 87% so i gues si feel good. I missed most one hit wonders lol.
+1
Level 55
Nov 10, 2016
Welp, I'm officially old.
+5
Level 65
Aug 5, 2017
Nelly Furtado
+1
Level 61
Nov 6, 2017
I can't believe I got all those answers, and the only one I slightly racked my brain on was "Hey There Delilah." Damn I listened to a lot of pop in the aughts.
+2
Level 34
Nov 6, 2017
I feel so old. I think I was in elementary and middle school when these songs came out.
+1
Level 15
Aug 16, 2018
clay aiken really?!?!?
+1
Level 84
Oct 18, 2020
American Idol was a big deal for a while.
+1
Level 67
Dec 6, 2018
Only got 36. I'm glad this quiz doesn't have the yellow box or I'd probably have only gotten single digits, because almost none of these are artists that I like.
+1
Level 33
Jan 10, 2019
you should accept nysnc
+1
Level 66
Apr 23, 2019
I'm clearly old as the majority of the music from decade is absolute pants
+4
Level 57
Jul 22, 2019
I took this quiz because I am trying to complete the requirements for the music badge. Since I was able to correctly answer only eight questions I'm fairly certain that I won't be earning that illustrious reward during the course of my lifetime. Are all of the individuals listed on the quiz actual performers, or did I just get punked?
+1
Level 59
Oct 8, 2019
Pretty sure Smooth is from 1999
+3
Level 59
Mar 28, 2020
nvm cuz it's about when it was a #1 hit
+13
Level 64
Nov 11, 2019
People need to stop complaining about today's music being "awful" its popular for a reason, just because you don't like it doesn't mean its bad
+7
Level 59
Mar 28, 2020
All eras have their good and bad parts but in general, modern music has deteriorated from older stuff and I'm Gen Z so I ain't just biased. Even if it's relatively bad you can still enjoy it for its nostalgia and memories etc
+5
Level 67
Nov 14, 2020
It's a valid complaint. The music industry has figured out the most successful formula for a pop chart hit and has just cloned it endlessly. It's not our imaginations that most of the top pop hits of the last couple decades all sound the same, it's literally almost all been written by the same two people: https://nypost.com/2015/10/04/your-favorite-song-on-the-radio-was-probably-written-by-these-two/
+1
Level 59
Mar 28, 2020
I'm literally listening to Yeah right now haha
+3
Level 45
May 25, 2020
Where is LINKIN PARK!
+2
Level 87
Oct 18, 2020
Not on this list. Their peak was #2.
+3
Level 84
Oct 18, 2020
They got the grammy for best rock performance, but this decade was all pop at the top of the charts. No room for rock or alternative. The 90s were over.
+1
Level 84
Oct 18, 2020
Should have paid closer attention to the thumbnail.. I was part of the minority that missed that one.
+2
Level 61
Oct 18, 2020
Is this based on American billboard? Might be a useful add-in / clarification for the description.

Other than that, great quiz!

+2
Level 34
Oct 19, 2020
Thanks for bringing my childhood back with this quiz. ^_^ A definite 5 stars!
+1
Level 60
Oct 20, 2020
A fun quiz bringing back memories :)

Shouldn't Carlos Santana be an accepted answer also?

+1
Level 16
Oct 20, 2020
so bad , all your facts are wrong you noob
+1
Level 38
Nov 16, 2020
I-
+1
Level 69
Dec 9, 2020
I got 9, 5 of them by guessing
+1
Level 72
Feb 19, 2021
Wow, not much representation of pop punk, poprock, numetal, etc., even if those trends were cringey. No Norah Jones, who swept the awards in the early 2000's and went on to release at least two more platinum albums after that. Most of the answers I got correct were in a flurry of me guessing popular 2000's artists in the last minute, since I really don't remember the vast majority of these songs.
+1
Level 46
May 7, 2021
Can you add DMX?
+1
Level 59
Aug 15, 2021
RIP DMX
+1
Level 59
Aug 15, 2021
Did he have a number 1 hit tho?
+1
Level 87
Nov 20, 2022
I don't think he even made it to the top ten.
+1
Level 59
Aug 15, 2021
Everyone forgets how dope Ridin is cuz it's got Krayzie Bone, I listened to it literally nonstop for a couple weeks in July lmao
+1
Level 53
Aug 25, 2021
This appears to be in the USA. Please add in the description. Every country has its own charts you know...
+2
Level 36
Oct 20, 2021
Wow. There was so much forgettable pop in the 2000s. For the record: the 1990s weren't great either. So far, I actually prefer the 2020s...
+1
Level 37
May 31, 2022
2010s is the worst by far. There were so many good songs in the 2000s that didn't make the list
+4
Level 28
Apr 6, 2022
you should accept Kanye for slow jamz
+1
Level 56
May 23, 2022
I can get Sisqo, but of course I forget Brittney Spears. Smh
+1
Level 44
Jul 18, 2022
Perhaps accept Fat Joe for "Lean Back"? This was a fun quiz!
+4
Level 51
Aug 24, 2022
Should allow Kanye for "Slow Jamz" s well. While the song is both Twita's and Ye's, it is present on both Twista's Kamikaze and Ye's College Dropout, both of their respective albums listing them as the primary artist.
+1
Level 67
Aug 24, 2022
Amazed that Everything you want was in the list.