12 January 2010

2000s mixburst #2: 2003

2003 is, to me, the banner year for 2000s pop. that's partly personal: after a few years of flirtations with it, '03 was the year i really started to get unabashedly excited about mainstream commercial music (more or less in step with the rockcrit community in general.) but it's more than just that: the run of completely killer, completely fresh-sounding and completely culturally omnipresent singles that year has, to my mind, yet to be topped (though 2k4 and 2k5 did come close.) it was also the first year i made a continuous year-end dance mix ("as if the party was catered," aka disc one of the duct-tape mix), which i kicked off with a brief mash of snippets from a bunch of big singles that i didn't find space for on the actual mix. this mixburst is a recreation of that mini-mash with larger sections of all the same songs (plus two bonus '03 jams, from decade mvp runner-up j-tim - whom i hadn't quite warmed to yet at the time for some reason – and wacky crossover faves jr. sr.) and i didn't even get around to "hey ya!":

#2: 2003 [14:50]

beyoncé ft. jay-z - crazy in love
50 cent - in da club
sean paul - like glue
panjabi mc ft. jay-z - mundian to bach ke (beware of the boys)
kelis - milkshake
junior senior - move yr feet
!!! - me and giuliani down by the schoolyard (a true story) [um, excerpt]
r. kelly - ignition (remix)
justin timberlake - cry me a river

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