Best of 2000-2009? For me, it's mostly filled with pop-songs, songs pretentious people would call garbage.
First, I'll have to mention Take That, where they made their reunion back in 2007. Heights were songs like Shine
and Rule the World
Sophie Ellis-Bextor actually has a special place in my heart, since it made me believe in pop music again. Her songs are pretty simple, but good music shouldn't always be complicated. My favorite is still Take Me Home
, but it's not the only song I love. Heartbreak (Make Me A Dancer)
by the Freemasons, which also features Sophie Ellis-Bextor, is a really good one.
Of course, it was also the time I first discovered HomestarRunner.com, so I can't really go on with this list without mentioning Experimental Film
by They Might Be Giants.
Aside from that, I also grew a fondness for Dutch songs. When I talk about Dutch pride, I can't help but mention Wibi Soerjadi, probably the best pianist in the Netherlands, Indonesian by heritage, but still very Dutch. He also loves Disney, so that makes him a double hero. My favorite is his collaboration with Di-Rect, called Blind For You
. It was also the period where Marco Borsato had his winning streak at the TMF Artist of the Year award. Rood
(the official video clip not shown due to partial implied nudity) and Everytime I Think Of You
(featuring Lucie Silvas) were some of his highlights, but there are many more. Talking about Dutch-English collaborations, I could not go on without mentioning the collaboration between BLØF and Counting Crows, with the song Holiday In Spain
Anyway, there are just too many to mention. Rock Your Body
and My Love
by Justin Timberlake, You Rock My World
by Michael Jackson, Too Lost In You
by the Sugababes, Stronger
and Heard 'Em Say
by Kanye West (the latter featuring Adam Levine), Makes Me Wonder
and Sunday Morning
by Maroon 5, the list becomes too long to mention them all in this thread.