One sweet Friday, Twitter user @joyisabellla posted a question that triggered a flashback moment:

Folks definitely remember that song, and hearing it again made our nostalgic levels go off, ya'll.

The song in question is "Promise Ring" by Tiffany Evans featuring Ciara, and it embodies the early 2000s so well.

The song brought to mind some other turn-of-the-millennium faves, and we just had to pay homage to some of the old school excellence that graced our ears from 2000-2010. 

"No More (Baby I'ma Do Right)" – 3LW (2000)

We were all sick and tired of those broken promises (promises). Bonus points if you sung it and copied Kiely's lisp–"promithes, promithes."

"Move Ya Body" – Nina Sky (2004)

Raise your hand, if you thought "Nina Sky" was one person! Either way, this was a bop.

"Never Leave You" – Lumidee (2003)

Nawl, for real … WHERE IS LUMIDEE?! 

"Blame It" – Jamie Foxx ft. T-Pain (2008) 

Thanks to Foxx and T-Pain, we have libations to blame for our foolishness. There's simply no debate.

"We Belong Together" – Mariah Carey (2005) 

Carey's unmatched voice provided the ultimate millennium love song.

"Yeah" – Lil' John ft. Lil' Jon and Ludacris (2004)  

This song was ev-ery-where, and it encapsulates Lil' Jon's influence on the entire decade. Do the A-Town stomp!


"Drop It Like It's Hot" – Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell (2004) 

This was a useful, instructional bop, providing a multitude of lituations to drop it like it's hot. 

"Bump, Bump, Bump" – B2K ft. P. Diddy (2002) 

Even if you don't wanna admit it today, you bumped B2K. They weren't all over 106 & Park for no reason. 

"Stanky Legg" – GS Boyz (2009) 

This dance pops up every now and again.  Beyoncé brought it back for her video "Run The World (Girls)."  GS Boyz gave us a forever bop and iconic dance. 

"Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')" – T-Pain ft. Yung Joc (2007)

Snap music definitely ran the 2000s–so did T-Pain.


"Always On Time" Ja Rule ft. Ashanti (2001) 

Folks could not survive the 2000s without hearing Ja Rule's raspy voice. His right-hand woman, Ashanti, was "always on time."

There are so many more to name, but we'll pause for now. What are some of your fave bops from the new millennium's first decade? 

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