This week’s Flashback Friday congratulates the Class of 2000! Since we survived Y2K, I thought why not celebrate by making the mix a SUPER-SIZED one with 40 songs! The new millennium continued to reign the charts with the bubble gum pop music from Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, Jessica Simpson, Mandy Moore, 98 Degrees, A* Teens and so much more! We also heard some great hip pop songs from Destiny’s Child, 3LW and Aaliyah. Other genres like rap/hip hop (Jay-Z, Mystikal, Eminem), Latin invasion (Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias) and alternative rock (Bon Jovi, Lifehouse, Stroke 9, U2) also charted that year. The rise of pirating music came at all high with the help of Shawn Parker‘s baby, Napster, made it that much easier to share and download music amongst friends. Being a Freshmen in college I was exposed to so many different styles.If there was a period in my life where I could sum up the years that shaped my love of music, I would have to say it was between 1999 – 2000. Special thanks to my buddy Jason for helping me narrow down so many song choices. Hopefully you guys will enjoy this week’s Flashback Friday! These songs bring back so many great memories.

Flashback Fridays – Class of 2000 – Part 1 – 5/11/12 – SugarBang.com from kennygenius on 8tracks.

Complete track list include:

2Ge+ther – U + Me = Us (Calculus)
3LW – No More (Baby I’ma Do Right)
98 Degrees – Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)
A* Teens – Dancing Queen 
Aaliyah – Try Again – Romeo Must Die
Backstreet Boys – The One
BBMak – Back Here
Blink 182 – All The Small Things
Bon Jovi – It’s My Life
Britney Spears – Oops!…I Did It Again
Celine Dion – That’s The Way It Is
Christina Aguilera – Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)
Coldplay – Yellow
Destiny’s Child – Say My Name
Dream – He Loves U Not
Eminem – The Real Slim Shady
Enrique Iglesias – Be With You
Faith Hill – Breathe
Janet Jackson – Doesn’t Really Matter
Jay-Z ft. UGK – Big Pimpin’
Jennifer Lopez ft. Fat Joe – Feelin’ So Good
Jessica Simpson – I Think I’m In Love With You
Lifehouse – Hanging By a Moment
Linkin Park – One Step Closer
Madonna – Music
Mandy Moore – I Wanna Be With You
Mýa – Case of the Ex
Mystikal – Shake Ya Ass
N Sync – It’s Gonna Be Me
Nine Days – Absolutely (Story of a Girl)
No Doubt – Ex-Girlfriend
P!nk – There You Go
Ricky Martin – Private Emotion
Robbie Williams – Rock DJ
Sonique – It Feels So Good
Sting ft. Cheb Mami – Desert Rose
Stroke 9 – Little Black Backpack
Toni Braxton – He Wasn’t Man Enough For Me
U2 – Beautiful Day
Westlife – Swear It Again

Here are some fun music facts from the year 2000.

  • April – *NSYNC breaks the previous record of 1.1 million with a 2.4 million debut of No Strings Attached, which is also the first album to sell over 800,000 copies at least 2 weeks.
  • April 12 – Metallica files a lawsuit against Napster, Yale University, University of Southern California and Indiana University for copyright infringement. Yale and Indiana are later dropped from the suit when they block access to Napster on campus computers.
  • May 16 – Britney Spears’s second LP, Oops!… I Did It Again sells 1.3 million copies in its debut week and 500,000 on the first day of its release, giving it the highest first-week sales by any solo artist in US history. The album sold over 20 million copies becoming the best-selling album by female artist of the decade.
  • May 30 – Eminem’s second LP, The Marshall Mathers LP sells 1.76 million copies on its debut week, becoming the fastest selling rap album ever according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Produced by Dr. Dre, the album breaks the previous record of 803,000 copies set by Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle, also produced by Dr. Dre