2000: Out of Y2K comes Coldplay, Britney Spears, Bon Jovi and more

Y2K was on our minds; Coldplay, Britney Spears, U2, Madonna were in our ears.

When it became clear that no major meltdown was going to occur because of the Y2K problem, we were able to enjoy the music that was released in 2000.

There was Billy Bragg and Wilco’s second tribute to Woody Guthrie Mermaid Avebue Vol. II, Coldplay’s still-loved debut Parachutes, Ryan Adams’ Heartbreaker debut and Elliott Smith’s final outing Figure 8.

Outside of the indie rock world, Britney Spears was dominating pop music. Oops!… I Did it Again topped charts, broke records and marked a change in Spears’ performance image.

Madonna’s “Music” became the year’s biggest single, followed by “Oops!… I Did it Again,” U2’s “Beautiful Day” and Bon Jovi’s “It’s My Life.” And despite it ranking at #2 on last year’s list of the 88 Worst Songs of All Time, Baha Men’s “Who Let the Dogs Out” became a global pop radio hit.

You might not be into Britney Spears or Baha Men, but 2000 had a lot of solid releases from some great artists. Check out a selection below and let us know if you think it was Greatest Year in Music by leaving a comment here or on social media with #XPNGreatestYear.


Mermaid Avenue Vol. II – Billy Bragg and Wilco
Stankonia – OutKast
Kid A – Radiohead
The Lioness – Songs: Ohia
Heartbreaker – Ryan Adams
Mama’s Gun – Erykah Badu
Red Dirt Girl  – Emmylou Harris
Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea – PJ Harvey
Righteous Love – Joan Osborne
The Hour of Bewilderbeast – Badly Drawn Boy
Relationship of Command – At the Drive-In
Red Dirt Girl – Emmylou Harris
Parachutes – Coldplay
Nathan Michael Shawn Manya – Boyz II Men
The Moon & Antarctica – Modest Mouse
Fevers and Mirrors – Bright Eyes
The Marshall Mathers LP – Eminem
Farmhouse – Phish
Deltron 3030 – Deltron 3030
Maroon – Barenaked Ladies
Quality Control – Jurassic 5
Bachelor No. 2 – Aimee Mann
Love Ways – Spoon
All Hands on the Bad One – Sleater-Kinney
Invincible Summer – k.d. lang
Pay Attention – The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant– Belle & Sebastian
White Pepper – Ween
De Stijl – The White Stripes
Figure 8 – Elliott Smith
Nickel Creek – Nickel Creek
Both Sides of the Rain – Del tha Funkee Homosapien
Country Grammar – Nelly
Oops!… I Did It Again – Britney Spears
And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out – Yo La Tengo
Veni Vidi Vicious – The Hives
Crush – Bon Jovi
Like Water for Chocolate – Common
Supreme Clientele – Ghostface Killah
The Discovery of a World Inside the Moone – The Apples in Stereo
The Forbidden Love EP – Death Cab for Cutie
All That You Can’t Leave Behind – U2
Daisies of the Galaxy – Eels
Smile – The Jayhawks
Stomping Ground – Goldfinger
Lovers Rock – Sade
The Swiss Army Romance – Dashboard Confessional
Life’ll Kill Ya – Warren Zevon
Freaked Out and Small – The Presidents of the United States of America
Voodoo – D’Angelo
Felt Mountain – Goldfrapp
XTRMNTR -Primal Scream
The Dynasty: Roc La Familia – Jay-Z
Since I Left You – The Avalanches
– Wu-Tang Clan
Rancid – Rancid
Hybrid Theory – Linkin Park
Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia – The Dandy Warhols
Mass Romantic – The New Pornographers
Oui – The Sea and Cake
A Day Without Rain – Enya
Who Let the Dogs Out – Baha Men
Didn’t See Me Coming – Keith Sweat
Conspiracy of One – The Offspring
Left and Leaving – The Weakerthans
Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars – Fatboy Slim
Tomorrow’s Sounds Today – Dwight Yoakam
Bedlam Ballroom – Squirrel Nut Zippers
The Door – Keb’ Mo’
(Breach) – The Wallflowers
Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven – Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Black Market Music – Placebo
Music – Madonna
You’re the One – Paul Simon
Warning – Green Day
America Town – Five for Fighting
The Friends of Rachel Worth– The Go-Betweens
Violent by Design – Jedi Mind Tricks
Hot Shot – Shaggy
Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump – De La Soul
Who is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1 – Jill Scott


Category: 00s


Article by: Julie Miller