25 Best Early 2000s Summer Jams That Will Make You Feel Like A Teenager Again

best 2000s summer song hits make you feel like a teenager again

Summer is here! Barbecues, ice cream dates, baseball games, pool days, and beach getaways are just some of the many ways we can enjoy this magical season. For most of us, however, summer means still having to go to work – though we’d rather be enjoying that warm weather and beautiful sunshine.

As a kid and teenager on the other hand, summer meant one thing: vacation.

It was a time of pure fun with our friends, relaxation, and zero homework. If only all adults were required to get summer breaks as well…


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Especially during our teen years, summer can be an exciting time, and the nostalgia for our summers as a teenager is understandable.

There’s the special summer crush — or perhaps many different crushes. Who can forget the first time we get to drive with our friends to spend a day at the beach after finally receiving our driver’s license? Or how about catching the annual Fourth of July fireworks at your favorite summer spot?

Another thing that defines our youth is the music of that era. It represents a simpler, happier time when we didn’t have the stress that comes with adulthood.

As a teenager, we would do an eye roll whenever mom or dad would change the radio station to the oldies songs of the 1960's, but now we totally get it. It was the nostalgia factor. The songs that take you back to your youth and put a smile on your face.


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For those of us who were teenagers during the early 2000's, the hit jams of that era bring us right back to those summer days. They were about having a good time, breakups, and falling in love.

They were catchy dance hits that could always make a party come alive.

Take a trip down memory lane with these 25 classic jams from the 2000’s that will have you feeling like a teenager all over again this summer.


1. "I’m Real (Remix)" by Jennifer Lopez feat. Ja Rule

The year it was released: 2001


2. "Bye Bye Bye" by *NSYNC

The year it was released: 2000


3. "Get the Party Started" by P!nk

The year it was released: 2001


4. "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" by Eve feat. Gwen Stefani

The year it was released: 2001


5. "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" by Christina Aguilera 

The year it was released: 2000


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6. "Crazy in Love" by Beyonce feat. Jay-Z

The year it was released: 2003


7. "The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World

The year it was released: 2001


8. "Lean Back" by Terror Squad feat. Fat Joe & Remy

The year it was released: 2004


9. "Hips Don't Lie" by Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean

The year it was released: 2006


10. "Get Busy" by Sean Paul

The year it was released: 2003


11. "Since U Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson

The year it was released: 2004


12. "Work It" by Missy Elliot

The year it was released: 2002


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13. "Hey Ya!" by Outkast

The year it was released: 2003


14. "Can't Get You Out of My Head" by Kylie Minogue

The year it was released: 2001


15. "Bootylicious" by Destiny's Child

The year it was released: 2001

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16. "It's Gonna Be Me" by *NSYNC

The year it was released: 2000


17. "Oops!...I Did It Again" by Britney Spears

The year it was released: 2000


18. "Yeah!" by Usher feat. Lil Jon & Ludacris

The year it was released: 2004


19. "Family Affair" by Mary J. Blige

The year it was released: 2001


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20. "Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani

The year it was released: 2005


21. "In da Club" by 50 Cent

The year it was released: 2003


22. "SexyBack" by Justin Timberlake

The year it was released: 2006



23. "Ride wit Me" by Nelly feat. City Spud

The year it was released: 2001


24. "Jenny from the Block" by Jennifer Lopez feat. Jadakiss & Styles P

The year it was released: 2002


25. "Mr. Brightside" by The Killers

The year it was released: 2003


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For these 2000's summer hits and more, listen to this Spotify playlist that has just about everything you'll want to hear for your pool parties: 



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Jill Zwarensteyn is a writer and Michigan native. When she's not writing, Jill enjoys Zumba class, travel, and referencing classic Seinfeld episodes.