Forgotten Pop Bands of The Early 2000s That We Still Secretly Love

by (@TaylorFerber)

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The thought of listening to a bunch of teenagers singing about girls shaking their booties is kind of weird until you hear P. Diddy is involved. “Bump, Bump, Bump” was released just a year after Omarion was at legal driving age. Just let that sink in.

 

Youngstown

Disney’s Steps and Youngstown in Concert was only the social event of the season back in the day. Screw it, it was the event of 2000. Youngstown killed it with making their way onto TV show and movie soundtracks like those of The Famous Jett Jackson, Inspector Gadget and Princess Diaries. Holy throwback. They sang their way from the small and big screens straight into our hearts. The lead singer even had his eyebrow pierced. What a 2000-era badass.

 

A*Teens

The A*Teens brought ABBA back with the remake of “Dancing Queen” and “Mamma Mia.” But they had their own, original songs too! Duh. How else would we have heard the catchy “Upside Down” above?