How did “Everything You Want,” a relatively understated alternative rock single from Vertical Horizon, reach the top of the Hot 100 chart in July 2000? Well, few alternative rock singles from that era were as emotionally affecting as “Everything You Want,” in which frontman Matt Scannell sings about an inexplicable absence of love a woman feels toward a man, before flipping the final chorus and making the man himself. Meanwhile, the bobbing guitar line creates a sense of unsteadiness, creating a sense of frustration that explodes into one of the strongest choruses of the year. -- J. Lipshutz
40. Christina Aguilera, "Come on Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" (No. 1, Hot 100)
In 1999, Christina Aguilera dropped her self-titled debut album, and solidified her place in the teen-pop kingdom. Her third single off the set, “Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You),” was the upbeat, Radio Disney-approved bop that prompted a generation of girls to sing into their hair brushes during bedroom concerts. The hit song was danceable and addictive, becoming her third straight Hot 100 No. 1 and helping pave the way for the age-old debate: Christina or Britney? -- M.N.
39. U2, "Beautiful Day" (No. 21, Hot 100)
Given how unavoidable it became in early-'00s pop culture, it’s pretty surprising that “Beautiful Day” never cracked the Hot 100's top 20 -- and that its No. 21 peak barely edged out the highest ranking for American Idol winner Lee DeWyze’s 2010 cover. Regardless, U2's All That You Can’t Leave Behind lead single has stood the test of time, becoming a song of inspiration and hope in the process. Its uplifting message accompanied by its pulsing, eventually erupting backing begs for a frolic outside -- just remember to keep a safe social distance while doing so. -- J.G.
38. Jay-Z, "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)" (No. 11, Hot 100)
With its shimmying, infectious beat and playful verses from Jay-Z, “I Just Wanna Love U” became the rapper’s first No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, also reaching No. 11 on the Hot 100. But it wasn’t just a hit for Hov, as the song also boosted a commercial rise for The Neptunes -- who not only produced the track, with a chorus sung (uncredited) by Pharrell Williams in a soon-to-be-trademark falsetto, but got a shoutout from the man himself: "Profess yo' love to Hov, and I'll never let you down/ Get you bling like the Neptune sound." -- T.C.
37. Bon Jovi, "It's My Life" (No. 33, Hot 100)