Who would’ve thought that songs from the 90s would still be relevant today? But what if we tell you that even the 2000s huge hits are retro for Gen Z?
Music from the early 2000s is so comforting and hits our souls, making us feel cozy in many ways. Many popular artists from that time are still active today, and you can easily find concert tickets available on ticket sites and resellers.
On your playlist, you may have some songs that turn 20 in 2022. Also, we believe you still rock the biggest hits at karaoke parties, showing off your musical talents.
Over the years, music has changed in many ways. Today, new artists are releasing their debut albums hoping to be discovered on social media. Even though some might not become superstars, they can showcase their talents and gain fans.
While we appreciate them a lot, let’s get back to some other times when the music was quite different, and many icons were at the beginning of their careers.
Check out these songs that turned 20 years old in 2022:
1. Jay Z ft. Beyonce – ’03 Bonnie And Clyde
When this song video was first premiered, we all knew that there was something between the popular rapper and former Destiny’s Child lead singer. The chemistry was visible even through TV screens. And we were all right. Just a few years later, Beyonce and Jay Z got married.
Even though there were hard times for them, the couple is still strong, and the audience loves them.
2. Celine Dion – A New Day Has Come
Celine Dion put so much effort and talent into proving to us she can still keep up with the new trends. Also, she stood true to her recognizable vocal style in the then-new song “A New Day Has Come.”
After the Titanic-theme phenomena, Celine needed something fresh and new. She dedicated this song to her firstborn child.
3. t.A.T.u. – All The Things She Said
These girls were controversial from the first moment they appeared on international music channels. After a few successful songs and an exceptional album, they decided to finally tell the audience they were not in a relationship.
Both girls, now women, are musically active and occasionally perform together at concerts or live events.
4. Red Hot Chili Peppers – By The Way
The popular band announced their eighth studio album with the song “By The Way.” Red Hot Chili Peppers choose it as a lead song, becoming their highest-peaking single.
Even though the album wasn’t intended to be commercial, the same named song made Red Hot Chili Peppers recognizable among the then-younger audience.
5. Norah Jones – Come Away With Me
Norah Jones has such a calming voice. When you listen to “Come Away With Me,” it seems like you are on a long trip. You only have to enjoy her singing until you reach your destination.
The trip is long, but you won’t get bored because the sounds are comforting, cozy, and warm.
6. Justin Timberlake – Cry Me a River
Justin embraced his solo career in the early 2000s. After the first single, “Like I Love You,” it was time for him to show how serious a performer he is.
So, he ended up recording a modern epic ballad. And we all remember the video of his sobbing for Britney to return to him. And we all know she didn’t.
7. Christina Aguilera – Dirrty
In the early 2000s, Christina Aguilera adopted the stage name Xtina as her new identity. It was time to show us she could be provocative, controversial, and loved by the audience. Her then-new album “Stripped” showed us she grew up and was ready to adopt a more serious music approach.
Singing about her past, trauma, healing, and personal issues, Xtina was a transition to more modern and serious work. Now, she is Christina Aguilera again.
8. Robbie Williams – Feel
It seems like it was yesterday when “Feel” was released. Robbie Williams used this song to remind us he still rules the music scene, no matter if he sings ballads or catchy songs.
The black and white video was a true masterpiece, and every woman was breathing heavily while Robbie had a bath on his farm. Later, it was released in color.
9. Alanis Morissette – Hands Clean
She was the rebellious Canadian rock star from the 90s. And she still is. But in the early 2000s, Alanis Morissette decided to try something fresh and commercial.
She released a few songs, including “Hands Clean” and “Precious Illusion,” to attract a new audience and to stay loyal to her. We can say she did a great job with this song.
10. Darren Hayes – Insatiable
Darren Hayes was a part of Savage Garden, and he was already popular when “Insatiable” was released. But, for some reason, this song stayed one hit wonder without launching him as a solo music star globally. Still, Hayes is very famous in Australia.
And “Insatiable” still remains one of the most popular songs that turned 20 in 2022.