We’re only eighteen years into the 21st century, but Rolling Stone recently published a list naming their top 100 songs of the 2000s – at least, so far. While such a list may seem premature, compiling it must have been no small feat, given the sheer amount of music that’s been released in the digital age. To help complete the list, which includes songs from a wide range of genres and diverse cross-section of artists, Rolling Stone consulted a large group of artists, producers, critics, and music industry experts. And women topped the chart, with Beyonce (along with hubby Jay-Z) earning the number one spot for “Crazy In Love.”
Other female artists that made the top ten include #2, M.I.A. (“Paper Planes”), #8, Adele (“Rolling in the Deep”), and #9, Lorde (“Royals.”) Additional high rankings went to Kelly Clarkson (“Since You’ve Been Gone”), Missy Elliot (“Get Your Freak On”), Britney Spears (“Toxic”), Amy Winehouse (“Rehab”), Lady Gaga (“Bad Romance”), and more.
Take a moment to comb through the full list, and enjoy the trip down (short-term) memory lane. Which songs/artists would make your 21st- Century Nostalgia playlist?
Photo of Beyonce courtesy of Raven Varona.