15 Forgotten Reasons Why 2000 Was The Best Year In Pop Music
13. “U+Me (Calculus)” — 2gether
It’s easy to forget that 2gether was not an actual band, because their fabricated music was just too catchy! Created by the masterminds at MTV, 2gether was a satirical creation based on boy bands like *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys. Their breakout hit, “U+Me (Calculus),” may seem foolish at first glance — but it can no doubt sit comfortably on albums like No Strings Attached and Black & Blue. 2gether’s synchronized harmonies and guitar-laden tunes worked in their favor – the band ended up opening for Britney Spears‘ summer tour that same year.
12. “I’m Outta Love” — Anastacia
In 2000, artists like Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton and Christina Aguilera were praised for their wide vocal range. But a name that was missing on the list of pop powerhouses was Anastacia. She got her start as a backup singer before breaking out on her own with her underrated debut single and only Billboard Hot 100 tune — “I’m Outta Love.” Anastacia may be small (she is a mere 5’2″) but her soulful voice made up for her tiny stature. Her gospel-inspired vocals paired with a pumping disco rhythm made “I’m Outta Love” a Y2K classic.