The early part of the 21st century was one of the most confusing eras in music. As the 90's came to an end and we moved into Y2K, music didn't have a big boom period for any one genre. Due to the mix of genres in the mainstream, we were bombarded with a horde of one hit wonders. 19 years ago, artists like Sonique, Samantha Mumba and Nine Days were topping the charts. The artists who created their major year 2000 hits were never able to replicate the success. However, their songs always bring back the nostalgia. The year 2000 begins the "part two" of our 2000's one hit wonder series. Let's take another look at the best one hit wonders of the year!
HOKU - ANOTHER DUMB BLONDE
Hoku's "Another Dumb Blonde" didn't age as well as some of the other music released in this year. "Another Dumb Blonde" is Hoku's only true successful single. The song was released in January 2000 and eventually peaked at no. 27 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Hoku went on to see some minimal exposure for her song on the "Legally Blonde" soundtrack.
LUCY PEARL - DANCE TONIGHT
Lucy Pearl’s 2000 hit single “Dance Tonight broke into Billboards Top 40, peaking at no. 36 and peaked at no. 5 on the R&B charts. The song was nominated for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group at the 2001 43rd Grammy Awards. The single went on to be the most successful song of the group’s short-lived career.
KANDI - DON'T THINK I'M NOT
Kandi's "Don't Think I'm Not" was her debut solo single. The song reached no. 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 and no. 32 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks. To date, the single has been her most successful, managing to reach the top 10 in New Zealand and the UK, and reaching Top 20 in Australia.
DREAM - HE LOVES U NOT
Dream's "He Loves U Not" was released in September 2000. The song received mixed reviews from critics who felt it was derivative compared to other songs of its time. The song peaked at no. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for two weeks, behind Destiny's Child's "Independent Women." The song also reach the top 40 in several countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the UK.
PROFYLE - LIAR
Singing quartet, Profyle, created a hit with "Liar" on the their sophomore album. Since the release of the "Liar," the group has gone on to release two more albums, but no songs have penetrated the market like this hit. The song peaked at no. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and no. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop charts.
MARY MARY - SHACKLES (PRAISE YOU)
Mary Mary's "Shackles (Praise You)" became a crossover hit, being popular with gospel, R&B, and pop audiences. It was a top 10 R&B hit and top 40 pop hit. The song peaked at no. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It became the first gospel song in five years to crack the R&B top 10 and gained wide exposure on MTV. It was a top 10 hit around the world, including in Australia, Denmark, Iceland, New Zealand, Norway and the UK, and charted well in other major music markets.
AARON CARTER - ARRON'S PARTY (COME GET IT)
Aaron carter may not be looked at as a "one hit wonder" because he remained in the public eye for quite some time during the 2000s but he only has one truly successful Billboard hit, his 2000 song "Aaron's Party (Come Get It)." The song is Aaron's only pop hit to date in the United States, peaking at no. 35 on the Billboard Hot 100. Outside the United States, it reached number 51 in the UK and number 71 in the Netherlands.
BLOODHOUND GANG - THE BAD TOUCH
Bloodhound Gang's song "The Bad Touch" was released when "silly novelty songs" were cool. The terrible song peaked at no. 51 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped many dance charts. "You and me baby aint nothing but mamals so let's do it like they do on the discovery channel." Whew chillay!
GUY - DANCIN'
"Dancin'" is a song by American R&B group Guy recorded "Dancin'" for their third studio album. The song was released as the album's debut single in October 1999. Although the group was long past their late-1980s/early-1990s heyday, "Dancin'" would become Guy's highest charting single on the Billboard Hot 100 (and their only song to crack the top 40) to date, reaching no. 19 on that chart. It was also a top 5 hit on the R&B chart.
CRAZY TOWN - BUTTERFLY
Crazy Town's "Butterfly" was released in November 2000 but spent a lot of 2001 on the charts where it peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Nothing else the band released was ever as successful.
The Product G&B - Maria Maria
Samantha Mumba - Gotta Tell You
Macy Gray - I Try
Ruff Endz - No More
Eiffel 65 - Blue (Da Ba Dee)
Nine Days - Absolutely (Story of a Girl)
Sonique - It Feels So Good
Filter - Take A Picture
BBMak - Back Here
Carl Thomas - I Wish
Alice DeeJay - Better Off Alone
Baha Men - Who Let The Dogs Out
What were you jamming to in 2000, ONTD?
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