Category Archives: 2000

And we’re done…

When I started this project, I had two goals. One, I wanted to do a long-form project and see it to the end. With Happy wrapping up the chart, I have accomplished that goal. Two, I wanted to understand the … Continue reading

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Destiny’s Child – Independent Woman Part 1

First Hit #1: November 18, 2000 Independent Woman feels like a response to the criticism of Bills, Bills, Bills. Sure, it’s also a Charlie’s Angels theme song and a kind of girl power anthem that Beyonce Knowles loves to record, … Continue reading

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Creed – With Arms Wide Open

First Hit #1: November 11, 2000 And we get to the first person who had a number 1 hit that I’ve actually talked to, but that’s not really relevant for this conversation, and certainly not relevant for the song itself. … Continue reading

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Christina Aguilera – Come on Over (All I Want Is You)

First Hit #1: October 14, 2000 While I don’t believe Christina Aguilera grew up in gospel choirs, her voice has a definite gospel quality to it. She sings with a force that feels like a girl who is trying to … Continue reading

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Madonna – Music

First Hit #1: September 16, 2000 Madonna’s Ray of Light was a career-revitalizing album. It produced some of the best music of her career and was a genuinely exciting record. Naturally, she didn’t get a single number one from it, … Continue reading

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Janet Jackson – Doesn’t Really Matter

First Hit #1: August 26, 2000 Today in songs that are annoyingly difficult to find on Youtube, Janet Jackson’s Doesn’t Really Matter. It’s all covers and live shows (I have embedded the latter), luckily I have All for You lying … Continue reading

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Sisqo – Incomplete

First Hit #1: August 12, 2000 It’s a rare song that manages to be a sincere love song and make it’s main character seem like a massive, massive douchebag. Some of this is intentional – this is a song about … Continue reading

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