Rap, pop, and R&B all dominated the 2002 music scene. Even though we students weren't alive at the time, there are quite a few songs from the year that we still jam out to today. See how many you know as the Red and Blue counts down our 20 favorite throwbacks that are turning 20 this year. Check out our playlist at the bottom of the article!
20. Work It- Missy Elliott
19. The Scientist- Coldplay
18. Girlfriend- NSYNC
Chris Kirkpatrick is such a fun name to say. So many syllables. Chris-Kirk-pat-trick.
17. A Thousand Miles- Vanessa Carlton
Let’s be honest, the piano is the best part of this song.
16. Cry Me A River- Justin Timberlake
15. Sk8er Boi- Avril Lavigne
*Trips and falls off skateboard*
14. The Tide Is High- Atomic Kitten
13. She Will Be Loved- Maroon 5
12. The Ketchup Song- Las Ketchup
The melody hits super hard. Do I know what they're saying? No. Does that matter? No.
11. Hero- Enrique Iglesias
Yes, you can be my hero any day of the week.
10. Jenny From The Block- Jennifer Lopez
9. Hot In Here- Nelly
8. Whenever, Wherever- Shakira
According to Billboard, this is the music video that first introduced the world to Shakira's swiveling hips.
7. Get Low- Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz and Ying Yang Twins
The ultimate club banger. If you're not dancing to this song when it comes on at a party, please exit through the back door.
6.Get The Party Started- P!NK
5. Without Me- Eminem
4. Clocks- Coldplay
If I ever learn how to play the piano this is definitely the melody is the first thing I'm going to learn how to play.
3. Complicated- Avril Lavigne
Me to my brain: Why do you have to go and make things so complicated?
2. Rock Your Body- Justin Timberlake
Wow, this is the second Justin Timberlake song on the list. Perhaps I’m biased.
1. Lose Yourself- Eminem
How I describe my anxiety to people who have never been anxious: My palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy, there's vomit on my sweater already