Billboard Year-End Hot chart for For detailed information on how Billboard compiled the charts, see the Wikipedia article " Billboard Hot ". Top s Songs. Breathe - Faith Hill 2. Smooth - Santana featuring Rob Thomas 3. Say My Name - Destiny's Child 4. I Wanna Know - Joe 5. Everything You Want - Vertical Horizon 6.
The s were a tough time in the music business. Artists bypassed record labels to release music independently. What's more, online file sharing and music streaming disrupted the radio industry, and the biggest record store chains went out of business. Amid the industry chaos, pop music still thrived, with hip-hop and dance music leading the way. Even established artists such as Bruce Springsteen and Madonna had big comeback hits in the s. Take a musical trip back to the first decade after the turn of the millennium with this list of the best songs of the s. It had been more than five years since Mariah Carey's last No.
If you entered thinking that the year would bring a totally different sound befitting the turn of a new millennium Not that the artists that defined popular music at the end of the '90s were suddenly spirited away and replaced with an entirely new vanguard: Most of the biggest artists of -- the boy bands and girl groups, the breakout rappers and rock best-sellers -- were the biggest artists of , too. But they seemed energized by the changeover of millennia, and motivated to push things appropriately forward.
The music of the Aughts was all over the map in the very best way, with file sharing and randomly produced personal playlists encouraging eclecticism and experimentation in both artists and listeners. The most exciting thing about this selection of tunes is that, despite all the different styles and voices in the mix, it all sounds totally natural together. In fact, you might already have a playlist that looks just like it. The biggest hit by Bob Marley 's youngest son concerns the distance between Jamaica's legend and legacy echoed by the song's scratchy Eighties-era groove and its violent reality. Somehow the Gorillaz needed a cartoon band to smuggle this seamless merger of Damon Albarn's melancholy Britpop and De La Soul 's head-bobbing hip-hop into the mainstream. It seems unnecessary now, but bless those animated apes. The melodrama was vintage Sixties girl-group-style, with gorgeous Spectorian wall of sound production by Mark Ronson. The sensibility was a bit more up-to-date. Pure Winehouse.