Throwback Songs from the 2000s that will improve your day

What stage of life were you in during the 00’s? It might seem like a random question but throwback songs from the 2000s are still pretty relevant in our daily lives. Tunes like Britney Spears’ “Toxic”, R. Kelly’s “Ignition” or Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie” continue to be referenced, copied and turned into memes each and every week.  

The internet might have been drastically different back in 2000 but, the hitmakers we listened to during the 00s (I refuse to call it the “aughts”)  are, for the most part, all still at the top of the charts. 

Another thing that’s similar? The 2000 presidential race. 

EDIT: The Below was stated before the results of 2016 presidential election.


Politics Then & Now

In 2000 there was a contested election in the U.S. between Al Gore and George W. Bush. History tells us that George W. Bush won the presidency that year. I won’t go into all the details of that situation since we’re here to talk about music but feel free to look into it and come to your own conclusions. 

Still, I would be remiss if I didn’t draw a connection to the current political climate in the States today. Where, for very different reasons, we have another candidate who may or may not contest the results of tonight’s historic election. 


Voting Rights

Depending on when you’re reading this the results of Tuesday night might already be revealed, if that’s the case please bear with me. 

Now, I have this unspoken rule on Violet Roots, that implies to me, and not so much to you. In the comments section, you guys are free to say whatever you want and voice your opinions. The same goes for any of my interview subjects who have varying views on social issues, religion, and politics.  

For the most part, I choose not to divulge my personal ideas on those touchy subjects. Partly because I want to keep a positive conversational tone going and because I’d just prefer to save some things for me. 

However, I’d like to take this time to urge any Americans who may be on the fence to go out and vote today. I won’t try to convince you of who you should vote for. I think at this point we’ve all made up our minds about the candidates. 

Still, I want you to exercise your right and head to the polls and stay there regardless of how long the line might be. 

There is way too much at stake during this election cycle to sit out or cast a protest vote. Go vote and if you’re still undecided Facebook has 2016 election resources that will give you more information on the candidates.

Now back to the music!


Throwback Songs from the 2000s That Will Improve Your Day


Throwback songs from the 2000s

This is not the first time I’ve thrown it back and offered up a round of oldies but goodies. I can’t imagine that this will be the last time either. Music moves forward and changes every day but it doesn’t make the songs of the past any less impactful.

If anything they become a living and breathing time capsule. Something that we can look back on and instantly be transported back to a distinct moment in time. I mean, some of the outfits in the videos below . . . what were we thinking?! Haha.

When I got this list together I didn’t know whether I wanted to pick songs from a particular year or if I wanted to just feature throwback songs from the 2000s as a whole. I decided to just take songs from all over the decade but if you guys enjoy this I’ll be happy to break the 2000s down year by year!

Comment below and let me know if you want me to make a playlist for each year of the 2000s!


end of the year

It probably won’t be until after the new year. I have at least 3 more live music events coming up later this month and then a few roundup posts highlighting the best music of 2016!

Can you believe we’re already discussing end of the year roundups? Well, it’s very close to being that time again and I couldn’t be more excited! Putting together a list of the best singles and albums from 2015 were a few of the highlights of my first year of blogging!

This year I have even more planned so get ready!

Until then listen to some of the best throwback songs from the 2000s by Britney Spears, Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake, Evanescence, Maroon 5, Kanye West, Shakira, T-Pain, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and UsherHear these songs and more dope music on Spotify! 

























What are your favorite throwback songs from the 2000s?

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