Eve, Usher, and More—Tracks That Take You Back To Summer of 2001

Eve ft. Gwen Stefani "Let Me Blow Ya Mind"
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Eve ft. Gwen Stefani "Let Me Blow Ya Mind"

Step back in time to 2001, when Wikipedia went online and Windows XP was released. It was the year that 9/11 shook the world—we all remember where we were when we heard the news. 2001 also brought the release of the Apple iPod, so we could download our favorite summer tracks from iTunes and listen to them all day long.

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"U Remind Me" - Usher

2001 brought another of American singer Usher’s sweet tunes. The R&B track “U Remind Me” reached number one, and led to Usher winning his first Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance the following year. The singer’s wardrobe back in the day consisted of knit caps, fur jackets, and lot and lots of bling.

"Let Me Blow Ya Mind" - Eve feat. Gwen Stefani

The collaboration between rapper Eve and singer Gwen Stefani will always be a memorable one. “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” peaked at number two and the music video won a Grammy for ‘Best Female Video." In 2002, the song also won a Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. The hip-hop/R&B track was one of the best selling tunes of summer 2001 in both the US and the UK.

"Fallin'" - Alicia Keys

The ridiculously talented singer Alicia Cook, aka Alicia Keys, was made famous by this track. “Fallin’” features an impressive vocal intro that we would all try to duplicate. Not only did it hit the top of the US charts, but it was in the top 5 in several other countries, and won a spectacular three Grammys the year after its release. Keys pulled off an incredible performance of “Fallin’” at the 2002 Grammy Awards, playing a transparent-looking piano, wearing a leather corset and braided hair. 

"Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" - Blu Cantrell

Blu Cantrell is an American singer who rose to fame with “Hit ‘Em Up Style” in April 2001. The song, which hit number 2 on the Billboard charts, was featured on Cantrell’s debut album ‘So Blu’. The R&B singer made a thing of wearing sunglasses in the video—and in the single artwork too!

"Hanging By A Moment" - Lifehouse

“Hanging By A Moment” was an early tune of the US alternative rock band that peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in June 2001. So many memories of singing the powerful chorus lyrics as we drove along in our cars on a summer evening.

The year of 2001 was a great time for addictive TV shows, in particular 'Smallville,' 'Scrubs,' and '24.'