It’s hard to believe we’ve now spent more time beyond the 2000s than within them. What’s worse? That means we’re now coming 20 years past with some of our favorites alternative shots. This year, it’s all 2001 songs celebrating the milestone anniversary.
Even two decades later, many of them remain prominent forces in the music world. From the qualification of set list staples to fit into same culture, these songs and their iconic lyrics are here to stay.
Read more: Brittany Howard debuts moving performance of ‘Short And Sweet’ – watch
Here are 10 songs from 2001 that you probably still know all the lyrics to.
“The Rock Show” – blink-182
Travis Barker may have roasted Machine Gun Kelly for taking 19 years to figure out the pun in Take off your pants and jacket, but at least it didn’t cross the two-decade mark. It would have just been embarrassing… While most of the lyrics of blink-182The 2001 album holds up remarkably well, there’s no overstating the iconicity of “The rock showNot only are summer lines impossible to forget, but they’ll give you a burst of energy just thinking about them.
“Tribute” – Tenacious D
This anniversary is particularly striking. Not only have we spent two decades singing with Tenacious D‘s”Tribute“, but 2021 also marks the 20th anniversary of their debut eponym album. It seems like yesterday we were loading the Dave Grohl-assisted recording in our CD players… Can you believe the release even predated the premiere iPod?
“In Too Deep” – Sum 41
This one immediately started playing in your head, didn’t it? Yeah, Sum 41 certainly hit the mark with their relatable and catchy anthem as all hell 2001. While All killer no filling as a whole has stood the test of time,”In too deep” persisted as remarkable pop-punk clip. No lie, we’ll go to the grave still knowing all the words.
Read more: 10 female-led acts and non-binary musicians emo fans need to know
“ChopSuey!” – System of a Down
Admittedly, you may have needed a CD cover to discern some of those fast lines. But once you put them down, they were down for good. There really was no greater source of pride than being able to sing perfectly for system of a Down‘s”Chop Suey!“If you have any doubt that the sentiment is true even today, just listen August burns redthe cover.
“Beneath It All” – Without a Doubt
Without a doubt‘s”below everything” is one of those titles that never gets old in any way. On the one hand, there’s no way we’ve already spent nearly 20 years with Solid as a rock. At the same time, however, the song is so timeless that we’re almost certain we’ve heard it decades before 2001. We’ll resist thinking too hard about it and instead channel all our energy into hoping for a group reunion in a near future.
“Island in the Sun” – Weezer
Really, we’re not sure anyone’s ever even learned the words of Weezer‘s”island in the sun. “We were all born knowing them. Or, you know, we just absorbed them through pop culture overload since 2001. It’s not just the song, though – the Musical clip is equally unforgettable.
Read more: 10 Artists You Probably Didn’t Realize Travis Barker Collaborated With
“My Sacrifice” – Creed
You didn’t even have to be huge Creed around 2001 to have the entirety of “my sacrificeThe anthem is so deeply relatable that you can hear it once and memorize all the words for life. Now if they could just confirm that these reunion rumors are true so we can all sing together after-pandemic…
“The Middle” – Jimmy Eat World
Jimmy eat people truly captured our hearts by putting one of the most uplifting songs of all time on a 2000s emo album. “The middle” is so reassuring that no one could ever help but memorize every golden line. Admittedly, we really needed it if we were to get through the heartbreaking lyrics of “Listen to me” without losing it.
“Private Eye” – Alkaline Trio
Did your jaw hit the ground? We always have knew this From here to the infirmary dropped in 2001, but it’s just impossible that these songs are already 20 years old… It stands to reason that “Private detectiveis still one of their most-listened to songs. No alternative 2000s fan came out of the decade without learning Alkaline trio‘s edgy as hell lyrics—and quickly check out Channel 11.
Read more: 10 bands from the late 2000s who broke up way too soon
“Youth of the Nation” – POD
POD didn’t have to go so hard on their 2001 album, Satellite, but we fully appreciate them for it. “The youth of the nationwas a particularly important single, with harrowing tales of school shootings, emotional abuse and depression. Perhaps it speaks to the time when it is still so clearly in our heads. ..
What alternative songs from 2001 do you still remember from start to finish? Let us know in the comments!