If you want to end this decade right, bring 2010 in with some of the best dance songs of the past decade for your New Year’s Eve party. I’m counting down the best songs of each year of the decade that are perfect for entertaining your New Years Eve Party guests, and this is part 2 of the countdown with the top 10 songs of 2001 (you can find the best songs of 2000 for a New Year’s Eve party here). From some of the songs of the decade that might make you groan to a few that will definitely leave you wanting to groove, this is a list of some of the best songs of 2001 that you couldn’t get out of your head, and you’ll love reliving this year of the decade at your New Year’s Eve party.
‘Danger (Been So Long)’ by Mystikal Featuring Nivea – Make your New Year’s Eve party a little dangerous with one of the sexiest dance songs of 2001, and one of my personal favorites of the past decade. I love this sinfully sexy song that blends a unique musical twang, Mystikal’s loud and somewhat abrasive voice, and Nivea’s super sweet one to create one of those songs that you just can’t help but dance to. So make your Year’s Eve party a mystical and unforgettable one with this addictive dance tune.
‘Bootylicious’ by Destiny’s Child – This is one of those songs you’ll play at your New Year’s Party that will excite a lot of your guests, but make a few others roll their eyes. Still, it seems that all backside-related songs always have a legion of fans, and it’s nice that the ladies have their own bootylicious tune. It’s one of the dance songs of the decade that’s impossible to forget, and it’ll definitely have all the girls out on the dance floor at your New Year’s Eve party shakin’ their bootylicious bods.
‘Get Ur Freak On’ by Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott – And here’s another of the high-octane, energetic songs of 2001 by the ladies. To get your New Year’s Eve party guests out on the dance floor groovin’ with all they’ve got, play this freaky fast song and enjoy the results. It might make your New Year’s party guests look a little freaky on the dance floor, but they’ll be having a lot fun getting their freak on to one of the most unforgettable songs of 2001.
‘Because I Got High’ by Afroman – This is one of the few songs on this list that isn’t a dance song, but it’s one of the songs of 2001 that a few of the most chilled-out guests at your New Year’s Eve party will have a good laugh at. It’s definitely one of the funniest songs of the decade, and it offers one of the best excuses for screwing up New Year’s resolutions.
‘Ms. Jackson’ by Outkast – I remember this as one of the songs of 2001 that people were absolutely obsessed with. Play it at your New Year’s Eve party, and I guarantee that many of your guests will be happily singing along with the chorus. It’s definitely one of the bests songs of the decade, and while it may not be as easy to dance to, your guests will still love hearing it at your New Year’s Eve party.
‘Lady Marmalade’ by Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya & Pink – And here’s another of the sexy songs of 2001 by some of the sexiest female artists of the past decade. This update of a classic tune will have all the gals at your New Year’s Eve party dancing Moulin Rouge style and singing along with lyrics that we still don’t know the meaning to. When it comes to the best songs of the decade by female artists, you can’t beat this fierce foursome of powerful females.
‘It Wasn’t Me’ by Shaggy Featuring Ricardo “RikRok” Ducent – This is one of those songs that your New Year’s Eve party guests will get a good giggle from, even if us ladies are still annoyed by its message about how to get out of a witnessed sexcapade with another woman. Still, play it at your New Year’s Eve party, and watch your guy guests sing along to one of the funniest songs of the past decade that’s definitely all for them.
‘Ride Wit Me’ by Nelly Featuring City Spud – When it comes to songs of the past decade perfect for reminiscing to, this one will definitely remind your New Year’s Eve party guests of their younger days when taking a ride with their girl or their best buds was a great way to have a good time. Plus it’s also another great New Year’s Eve party dance song for groovin’ to and singing along with.
‘Let Me Blow Ya Mind’ by Eve Featuring Gwen Stefani – Gwen Stefani has a lot of songs that are definitely some of my favorite of the past decade, but this hypnotic dance tune definitely stands out. So if you want your New Year’s Eve party to blow a few minds, you’ve got to add this to your list of songs for the ladies.
‘All For You’ by Janet Jackson – This sugary sweet song would be perfect for playing at your New Year’s Eve party in remembrance of Janet’s iconic brother. And we sometimes forget just how amazing of an artist she is, too, so one of her most addictive songs is one of the best ways to revisit her amazing body of work (and do you remember her body in this video?!). So let your New Year’s Eve party guests know that the work you put into coming up with the perfect New Year’s Eve party playlist of the best songs of the decade was all for them with a song by another of the greatest female artists of all time.
So from a good dose of girl power to a few funny songs and some must-dance-to hits, the best songs of the past decade of 2001 on this list will definitely get your guests out on the dance floor at your New Year’s Eve party, and they’ll enjoy remembering the good times they had back in the day while experiencing a New Year’s Eve party that they won’t forget. And for more great songs of the decade, check out this list of the best songs of 2002 for a New Year’s Eve party.