So, I'm old with a deep seated nostalgic streak, and I still think that many of the top songs in 2000 were the best. It has to do with that time of my own life, I think: I was a senior in high school, a member of the millennium squad, and I spent my days drafting my own private soundtrack to any given situation. I have sweet spots for '80s music, for the grunge era of the early '90s, and for the alternative revolution in the late '90s, but the top songs in 2000 really strike a chord with me. Note that while these are all top songs of the year 2000, they're not necessarily in order on the top 100; they're just my favorites. What do you think of these?
1. “the Real Slim Shady” by Eminem
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Eminem's “The Real Slim Shady” will always start my list of the top songs in 2000. Though controversial, I love him without reservation, and loved every song on every earlier album as well. I'm squirming in anticipation for MMLP2 and sort of want to play “Space Bound” and “Love the Way You Lie” at my wedding reception (but Heather does too, so it's okay). Eminem taught me many things: how to be a better writer; how to be a better poet; how to own being myself; how to have fun with music; and how to always, always look deeper into the lyrics.