The naughty "aughts" - AKA the years from 2000 to 2009 - were a great time for music. But thanks to the sheer volume of superstars on the scene, there were plenty of forgotten one-hit wonders of the '00s. Listen to a few seconds of any of these songs, though, and you might just find yourself singing along.
These one-time hits range in genre, but they all dominated the radio. You might recall soca singer Kevin Lyttle's undeniable smash "Turn Me On," or pop impresario Samantha Mumba's addictive "Gotta Tell You." Both of these singers have gone on to continued success in the entertainment industry. And then there are '00s one-hit wonders like Willa Ford, the pop star behind "I Wanna Be Bad." Remember that track?
Which of these great songs by '00s one-hit wonders are still in rotation on your iTunes playlist? Vote them up here.
- 16,465 VOTES
Pop-punk powerhouses Bowling For Soup made their name in 2004 with the bubbly smash "1985." Although the track was their biggest hit, BFS has continued to churn out music. In 2014, they celebrated two decades as a band and then released yet another album in 2016.
However, "1985" remains the hit for which they are most well-known.
R&B chanteuse Blu Cantrell had her biggest hit with the Grammy-nominated revenge anthem "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)." But her heavenly voice continued to grace airwaves for years after. Her next album yielded the UK smash "Breathe," featuring Sean Paul.
Cantrell took the stage for a 2007 musical, and appeared on TV in a show called Celebrity Circus. She has had some public battles with mental illness, but continued performing. She has toured in Australia with TLC and Nelly.
- 36,301 VOTES
'What Would You Do?' By City High (2001)
R&B/hip-hop trio City High's moving "What Would You Do?" captivated listeners in 2001. There were some internal tensions - lead singer Claudette Ortiz dated bandmate Robby Pardlo. Then, Ortiz and her other band member Ryan Toby married and ultimately divorced.
After the group broke up, Ortiz released a few singles and hit a difficult patch before joining the cast of R&B Divas: Los Angeles. Toby released a new single, and Pardlo struggled with personal challenges on TV and is working his way back towards a music career.
- 45,519 VOTES
'I Don't Want You Back' By Eamon (2003)
The profanity-laced "F**k It (I Don't Want You Back)" was the heartbreak anthem of the early 2000s. As crooned by Staten Island singer Eamon, the song was a no-holds-barred rant against an ex-girlfriend. Eamon's alleged ex-girlfriend, Frankee, created a firestorm by issuing a track called "FU Right Back," in which she alleged he almost gave her a STD.
Eamon is still singing today. He released the single, "Be My Girl," on April 7, 2017.