Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. If you entered thinking that the year would bring a totally different sound befitting the turn of a new millennium Not that the artists that defined popular music at the end of the '90s were suddenly spirited away and replaced with an entirely new vanguard: Most of the biggest artists of -- the boy bands and girl groups, the breakout rappers and rock best-sellers -- were the biggest artists of , too.
Britney Spears gets "Toxic. Troy L. Smith, Cleveland. They've stood the test of time and are here again, in all their glory, to remind you of better times. Pink - "So What" Pink made her name as a hitmaker through her defiant and rebellious attitude. That was never more apparent than on her No. Fueled by Ramen. Twenty One Pilots - "Stressed Out"
The Billboard Hot is a chart that ranks the best-performing songs in the United States, published by Billboard magazine. In the s, each chart's "week ending" date was the Saturday of the following two weeks. The data were compiled by Nielsen SoundScan based collectively on each single's weekly physical CD , vinyl and cassette and digital sales, airplay , and streaming. Only songs released as physical singles were counted prior to , when Billboard magazine allowed airplay-only singles to chart. Throughout the decade, a total of singles claimed the top spot of the Hot While Santana 's " Smooth " featuring Rob Thomas topped the chart in the first two weeks of , it was not counted as a number-one single of the s decade by Billboard because it had topped the chart in October , and thus was counted as a number-one single of the s decade only. During the ten-year period, Usher was the most successful artist, accumulating seven number-one entries and spending 41 weeks on the top spot, more than any other act. Mariah Carey's " We Belong Together " was the best-performing Hot single of the decade, spending 14 non-consecutive weeks at number one in Eminem 's " Lose Yourself ", Usher's " Yeah! Both of the singles peaked at number two, and thus are not included here.
Criteria: Songs listed are from Rock 'n' Roll and related sub-genres. Rankings are based on initial and lasting popularity and on acclaim received from critics and musicians. Edited By: Lew. Last Updated: