The countdown of the best songs of the decade for a 2010 New Year’s Eve party continues with some of the best songs of 2003 (for the best songs of the decade from 2002, check out this list). From dance songs to a few other songs that we loved but had to break up with, this list of the best 2010 New Year’s Eve party songs of the past decade from 2003 is a great mix of the year’s top hits. So get ready to have the best 2010 New Year’s Eve party ever by bringing in the new year with these unforgettable songs of the past decade:
In Da Club by 50 Cent – It looks like we’ll look back on 50 cent as one of the most popular artists of the last decade, and this is definitely one of his best songs. So give your 2010 New Year’s party a club-like atmosphere by playing one of the best dance songs of the decade for going clubbin’ to.
Get Low by Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz Featuring Ying Yang Twins – I have to admit that Lil Jon is one of my favorite artists of the past decade, even if all he ever says is “Yeah!”, “Okay!”, and “What?!” (as per Dave Chapelle). This is definitely on of the best dance songs of the past decade to play at your 2010 New Year’s Eve party to get everyone out on the dance floor singing along with it, but make sure you’re playing it for guests that don’t mind explicit lyrics.
Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes – This unique-sounding tune is one of the most addictive songs of the past decade, and one of the few rocks songs of the decade that I’ve enjoyed. It’s also one of the best rock songs for playing at a party, with a hypnotic beat that crescendos into a chorus perfect for doing a little head banging to. So let your 2010 New Year’s Eve party guests enjoy playing a little air guitar to one of their favorite songs of 2003.
She Hates Me by Puddle Of Mudd – And here’s one of the most annoying rock songs of the past decade (to me, anyway), but one that some of your 2010 New Year’s Eve party guests likely once enjoyed. It’s what I consider one of the decade’s best “joke songs” perfect for adding to your 2010 New Year’s Eve party playlist, as those that once loved it will hang their heads in shame at their poor musical choices back in the day.
Jenny from the Block by Jennifer Lopez Featuring Styles & Jadakiss – And here’s another of the past decade’s best ridiculous songs. It may be one of Jennifer Lopez’ worst (although not quite ‘Gigli’ level), but at least you can dance to it. Plus any girls named Jenny at your 2010 New Year’s Eve party will appreciate it (so don’t be fooled by the rocks that they’ve got).
Damn! by YoungBloodZ Featuring Lil Jon – Yes, one of Lil John’s songs makes the list of the best songs of the decade for playing at a 2010 New Year’s Eve party again. But Lil John’s utterances of four-letter words were immortalized by Dave Chappell in one of the greatest TV moments of the decade, so you’ve got to have a good laugh at your 2010 New Year’s Eve party by playing some of the best songs of 2003 featuring the expressive rapper.
Lose Yourself by Eminem – This is definitely one of Eminem’s best songs, seeing as how he doesn’t get as violent or goofy with it as he has in the past. So celebrate his best musical achievement by losing yourself at your 2010 New Year’s Eve party by rapping along with one of the best songs of the past decade.
Shake ya Tailfeather by Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee – And here’s another of the best dance songs of the past decade by a real powerhouse from the beginning of the decade. I’ll take Nelly over P Diddy any day, but fans of both will appreciate hearing them together in one of the many great dance songs of the past decade about shakin’ what your mama gave you. Play this one at your 2010 New Year’s Eve party, and watch everyone get down and dirty to this shaketastic tune.
Bring me to Life by Evanescence Featuring Paul McCoy – This is one of the gothic songs of the past decade responsible for all that ‘Twilight’ angst. Still, it’s one of those songs that you know you loved at the time, and one that many probably still consider part of the list of the best of the decade. Play it at your 2010 New Year’s Eve party and be prepared to hear a lot of female voices saying, “I love this song!”.
Ignition by R. Kelly – And here’s another of the best songs of 2003 immortalized by Dave Chapelle. I must admit that the lyrics are quite laughable, and I prefer Chapelle’s goofy version about R. Kelly’s legal woes more, but this is one of those songs you can play at your 2010 New Year’s Eve party that will make everyone wiggle and giggle on the dance floor.
So from the best dance songs of the decade to a few rock hits and some songs that we now love to hate, the songs on this list will make your 2010 New Year’s Eve party a fun trip down memory lane.
And for more of the best songs of the past decade, check out this list of the best of 2004 for a 2010 New Year’s Eve party.