A Look Back at the 40 Best Songs of 2003 for Major Y2K Vibes

We're celebrating 20 years of these songs

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We're currently in the year 2023. If we're doing our math correctly that means two things—it's been twenty years since 2003, the year where some of the greatest songs of the 2000s dropped, and...we're starting to get kinda old. Ignoring the latter, 2003 was indeed a great year for music. It was the year Beyoncé went solo, dropping her debut album Dangerously in Love. All the shorties were "In da Club," especially if it was their birthday. It was the year Jay-Z released one of his greatest recordsThe Black Album. Rock was thriving on the mainstream charts. Reggae and dancehall crossed over and was topping the charts as well. Music was good, and most importantly, the best songs of 2003 featured a good mixture of genres, artists, and originality—something that needs a comeback in the music industry if you ask us.

Today we're going to take a look back at some of the top songs from 2003 to give you a major Y2K throwback. Enjoy.

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1. Crazy In Love - Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z

2. In da Club - 50 Cent

3. Get Busy - Sean Paul

4. Unwell - Matchbox Twenty

5. When I'm Gone - 3 Doors Down

6. Right Thurr - Chingy

7. Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

8. Get Low - Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz featuring Ying Yang Twins

9. Picture - Kid Rock

10. Baby Boy - Beyoncé featuring Sean Paul

11. Miss You - Aaliyah

12. All I Have - Jennifer Lopez featuring LL Cool J

13. 21 Questions - 50 Cent featuring Nate Dogg

14. Shake Ya Tailfeather - Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee

15. Beautiful - Christina Aguilera

16. Into You - Fabolous featuring Tamia

17. Bump, Bump, Bump - B2K & P. Diddy

18. I'm With You - Avril Lavigne

19. Magic Stick - Lil' Kim featuring 50 Cent

20. Mesmerize - Ja Rule featuring Ashanti

21. Rock Wit U (Awww Baby) - Ashanti

22. Where Is the Love? - Black Eyed Peas

23. Lose Yourself - Eminem

24. How You Gonna Act Like That - Tyrese

25. Frontin' - Pharrell featuring Jay-Z

26. Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake

27. So Gone - Monica

28. Never Leave You - Uh Ooh, Uh Oooh! - Lumidee

29. Beautiful - Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell & Uncle Charlie Wilson

30. Miss Independent - Kelly Clarkson

31. My Love Is Like...Wo - Mya

32. Suga Suga - Baby Bash featuring Frankie J

33. Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes

34. Me, Myself, and I - Beyoncé

35. The Way You Move - Outkast featuring Sleepy Brown

36. Stand Up - Ludacris featuring Shawnna

37. Someday - Nickelback

38. Hey Ya!

39. "In Those Jeans" - Ginuwine

40. You Don't Know My Name - Alicia Keys

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