The 2000 U.S. presidential election awarded Republican George W. Bush a highly contested victory over Democratic Vice President Al Gore, while Gladiator dominated the box office and Tiger Woods became the youngest player to win a Grand Slam in golf.
Meanwhile, in music, Santana continued to rock the charts with the feature-focused album Supernatural, as Destiny's Child had everyone saying their name and Christina Aguilera solidified herself as much more than a one-hit wonder.
Revisit all of 2000's biggest hits with a full list of the Hot 100 chart-toppers here:
Santana feat. Rob Thomas, "Smooth"
Santana's "Smooth" featuring Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas on vocals kicked off the new year with two years atop the Hot 100 chart, extending the vibey jam's leading run since October to make for 12 total weeks at No. 1.
Christina Aguilera, "What a Girl Wants"
With "What a Girl Wants," Aguilera's second single off her self-titled debut album, the 19-year-old pop star showed she was more than a one-hit wonder and could stand out from any obvious Britney Spears comparisons that were thrown her way.
Savage Garden, "I Knew I Loved You"
The Australian pop duo's inescapable ballad spent four nonconsecutive weeks at the top.
Mariah Carey feat. Joe and 98 Degrees, "Thank God I Found You"
The R&B power ballad was the final track on Carey's 1999 album Rainbow and became the pop superstar's 15th Hot 100 No. 1 at the time.
A pop-radio remix took the already popular country ballad straight to the top of the Hot 100.
Destiny's Child, "Say My Name"
This was the Beyoncé-led group's second trip to the top of the Hot 100, following the No. 1 hit "Bills, Bills, Bills" the year before.
Santana feat. The Product G&B, "Maria Maria"
The Supernatural smash spent 10 weeks at No. 1 -- and has new life in 2017, thanks to a sample in DJ Khaled's "Wild Thoughts," featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller.
Aaliyah, "Try Again"
The Timbaland-produced track was the lead single from the Jet Li film Romeo Must Die, in which Aaliyah also co-starred.
Enrique Iglesias, "Be With You"
It was the second single from Iglesias' self-titled debut album -- following "Bailamos" -- and also his second Hot 100 chart-topper.
Vertical Horizon, "Everything You Want"
The alternative rock band found a radio smash with the second single from their third studio album of the same name.
matchbox twenty, "Bent"
The lead single from sophomore album mad season remains the band's only No. 1 hit on the Hot 100.
*NSYNC, "It s Gonna Be Me"
Believe it or not, "It's Gonna Be Me" marks the only time *NSYNC hit the top of the Hot 100, staying there for two weeks.
"Thong Song" was inescapable the year before, but "Incomplete" is Sisqo's only solo No. 1 on the Hot 100.
Janet Jackson, "Doesn't Really Matter"
Jackson's ninth Hot 100 No. 1 hit was from the soundtrack for Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, in which the singer/actress also co-starred.
"Music" is Madonna's 12th and final Hot 100 No. 1 (so far).
Christina Aguilera, "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)"
Another Christina hit! The fourth and final single from Aguilera's debut self-titled album was the third from the project to hit No. 1 on the Hot 100.
Creed, "With Arms Wide Open"
The third single from the band's sophomore album, Human Clay, went all the way to the top.
Destiny's Child, "Independent Women Part I"
The hit song started out on the Charlie's Angels movie soundtrack before being included on Destiny's Child's Survivor album.