I feel like the 2000's (how else should that be said; it sounds funny to me) were so lame, with one exception - Eminem. This post will probably be full of him, I just feel like music lost it's way during this decade. Sure, there was a fair share of fun music, but a serious lack of true talent.
By far, my all time number 1 Eminem song is The Way I Am. That being said, I will forever have one negative connotation that goes with it - that is: I was dating a boy when this CD came out and this song quickly became my favorite. A fact about me; I rap - some call it good, some call it bad - I do it regardless because I'm passionate about rap music, especially if I like a song. I digress... when this song came on in my car, I was driving, he was shotgunning (not this shotgunning, but the act of riding shotgun) and I began my passionate rap along with my favorite song. He looked at me and busted a gut, like seriously laughing, not just a little chuckle over how cute I was. He OBVIOUSLY was a major loser and I'm happy to report that my current boyfriend encourages me to rap and quite enjoys it. Unfortunately for me, I always think of that moment when this song comes on - it's still my favorite though, because it's a bomb ass song.
On Em's next CD, my top pick was Superman - I tried to rap/karaoke this song on one of my birthday's.. I was already 3 sheets to the wind... it was a mild fail (as opposed to an epic one)... later that night I fell off my barstool. Have I ever told you that story? Doubt it; I don't remember it happening. I only pick this song because it has that wonderful night associated with it.
Another wonderful memory I have is driving my mom's HUGE pick-up truck down to a car show, this song came on the radio, I turned it up and started belting it from the top of my lungs - I guess I also started speeding too.. I got pulled over and got a ticket :( I still LOVE to jam to this song! At the time, there was no better group of women than these; Pink, Mya, Christina, Lil' Kim, and Missy - Lady Marmalade. This also used to be my favorite song to dance to at the clubs - I was 20 when it came out, so I was big into the club scene then.
A song about shoes? Hells to the yes! Do you guys remember Air Force Ones? What ever happened to Nelly anyways? I LOVED this song - it was popular when I worked at a shoe store with my friend Pam, I remember trying to teach her the words and how to slang them up like these guys do... lol, good times!
Back when she went by Jennifer Lopez she teamed up with Ja Rule (who later proved to be a douche).. and I loved this song: I'm Real
Don't hate on me for throwing R. Kelly in the mix - at the time he was a decent enough dude.. and The Remix of Ignition was another of my club jams!
A few others: