VH1 Names Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love” The Best Song Of The ’00s

By: Becky Bain / September 30, 2011

VH1 debuted their list of the 100 Greatest Songs Of The ’00s — ya know, just twenty-two months after the end of the decade they’re discussing. But that won’t stop us from tearing apart their selections! Beyonce topped their list with her 2003 hit single “Crazy In Love”, and though we cannot say it’s our personal favorite song of the ’00s (that would be like picking our favorite child), we won’t argue with it. But there’s plenty to debate with the rest of their pop-heavy list!

It’s hard to take this list seriously just by seeing what they put at the #100 spot – Sisqó’s “Thong Song”. This song has no right being on a Best-Of list, even in the bottom spot. Some more thoughts:

* Eve and Gwen Stefani’s “Blow Ya Mind” over ANY No Doubt song from Rock Steady?
* Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” > Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face”.
* Britney Spears’ “Oops!… I Did It Again” should be replaced with the far superior single “I’m A Slave 4 U”.
* MIA’s “Paper Planes” needs to be higher, as does The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army”.
* Jennifer Lopez and Ja Rule’s “I’m Real (Murder Remix)” should be much, much lower.
* No love for Madonna’s “Hung Up”?
* Daft Punk’s “One More Time” is gravely missing.

Okay, guys and dolls, what else is missing or incredibly incorrect about this belatedly compiled list? Sound off in the comments!

100 Sisqó – “Thong Song”
99 Carrie Underwood “Before He Cheats”
98 3 Doors Down “Kryptonite”
97 Shaggy “It Wasn’t Me”
96 Pussycat Dolls (Feat. Busta Rhymes) “Don’t Cha”
95 James Blunt – “You’re Beautiful”
94 Daughtry – “It’s Not Over”
93 OK Go – “Here It Goes Again”
92 Flo Rida (Feat. T-Pain) – “Low”
91 Creed – “With Arms Wide Open”
90 Mystikal – “Shake Ya Ass”
89 M.I.A. – “Paper Planes”
88 Fountains of Wayne – “Stacy’s Mom”
87 The Darkness – “I Believe in a Thing Called Love”
86 Aerosmith – “Jaded”
85 Macy Gray – “I Try”
84 Linkin Park – “In the End”
83 D’Angelo – “Untitled (How Does It Feel)”
82 Matchbox Twenty – “Unwell”
81 Bruce Springsteen – “The Rising”
80 Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz (Feat. Ying Yang Twins) – “Get Low”
79 Enrique Iglesias – “Hero”
78 Plain White T’s – “Hey There Delilah”
77 Nickelback – “How You Remind Me”
76 T.I. ft Rihanna – “Live Your Life”
77 Gavin DeGraw – “I Don’t Want to Be”
74 Chamillionaire (Feat. Krayzie Bone) – “Ridin’”
73 Nelly Furtado (Feat. Timbaland) – “Promiscuous”
72 Jet – “Are You Gonna Be My Girl”
71 Colbie Caillat – “Bubbly”
70 Chris Brown (Feat. Juelz Santana) – “Run It!”
69 Evanescence – “Bring Me to Life”
68 Ludacris (Feat. Shawnna) – “Stand Up”
67 Leona Lewis – “Bleeding Love”
66 Snoop Dogg (Feat. Pharrell) – “Drop It Like It’s Hot”
65 Aaliyah – “Try Again”
64 Jennifer Lopez (Feat. Ja Rule) – “I’m Real (Murder Remix)”
63 Andrew W.K. – “Party Hard”
62 Avril Lavigne – “Complicated”
61 Kelis – “Milkshake”
60 Ke$ha – “Tik Tok”
59 Justin Timberlake – “Cry Me a River”
58 Jason Mraz – “I’m Yours”
57 Mary J. Blige – “Family Affair”
56 DMX – “Party Up (Up In Here)”
55 The Killers – “Mr. Brightside”
54 Norah Jones – “Don’t Know Why”
53 Blink-182 – “All the Small Things”
52 Shakira (Feat. Wyclef) – “Hips Don’t Lie”
51 Natasha Bedingfield – “Pocketful of Sunshine”
50 Taylor Swift – “You Belong With Me”
49 Lady Gaga – “Bad Romance”
48 Kings Of Leon – “Sex On Fire”
47 Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, Pink – “Lady Marmalade”
46 Kid Rock & Sheryl Crow – “Picture”
45 Eve (Feat. Gwen Stefani) – “Let Me Blow Ya Mind”
44 Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Californication”
43 Katy Perry – “I Kissed A Girl”
42 Train – “Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me)”
41 R. Kelly – “Trapped In The Closet”
40 Fall Out Boy – “Sugar, We’re Goin Down”
39 Adele – “Chasing Pavements”
38 Miley Cyrus – “Party In The U.S.A.”
37 Britney Spears – “Oops! … I Did It Again”
36 *NSYNC – “Bye Bye Bye”
35 John Mayer – “Daughters”
34 Janet Jackson – “All For You”
33 Johnny Cash – “Hurt”
32 Maroon 5 – “This Love”
31 Amy Winehouse – “Rehab”
30 Gwen Stefani – “Hollaback Girl”
29 Foo Fighters – “Best Of You”
28 Madonna – “Music”
27 Usher (Feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris) – “Yeah!”
26 The White Stripes – “Seven Nation Army”
25 Nelly – “Hot in Herre”
24 Missy Elliott – “Get Ur Freak On”
23 Pink – “Get the Party Started”
22 Alicia Keys – “Fallin’”
21 Jay-Z – “99 Problems”
20 Britney Spears – “Toxic”
19 Destiny’s Child – “Bootylicious”
18 Christina Aguilera – “Beautiful”
17 Coldplay – “Clocks”
16 Beyoncé – “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
15 U2 – “Beautiful Day”
14 Gnarls Barkley – “Crazy”
13 Green Day – “American Idiot”
12 Black Eyed Peas – “I Gotta Feeling”
11 Rihanna (Feat. Jay-Z) – “Umbrella”
10 50 Cent – “In Da Club”
09 Mariah Carey – “We Belong Together”
08 Jay-Z (Feat. Alicia Keys) – “Empire State Of Mind”
07 Justin Timberlake (Feat Timbaland) – “SexyBack”
06 Kanye West (Feat. Jamie Foxx) – “Gold Digger”
05 Kelly Clarkson – “Since U Been Gone”
04 Eminem – “Lose Yourself”
03 Lady Gaga – “Poker Face”
02 OutKast – “Hey Ya!”
01 Beyoncé (Feat. Jay-Z) – “Crazy In Love”