POTW: 2000s Throwback Songs


From the rise of smartphones to Y2K fashion trends long gone, the 2000s stand as an iconic era, deeply ingrained in the childhood memories of many Andover students. These transformative years gave rise to some of the most cherished throwback hits that shaped the musical landscape for years to come. Here are some of Andover students’ favorites.


Jessie Zheng ’27 – “Hit ‘Em up Style (Oops!)” by Blu Cantrell

“It just reminds me of, you know, that one fashion brand that was hitting it off in the 2000s, Juicy Couture. It’s also on a [2000s] playlist, so the title reminds me [of the decade].”

Lena Ciganer-Albeniz ’25 – “Till the World Ends” by Britney Spears

“I just remember dancing to it when I was in elementary school at our Halloween party. It’s nostalgic in that it brings back those memories of being younger.”

Chloe Ru ’27 she/her – “Yellow” by Coldplay

“The song is very nostalgic because I used to listen to this when I was sad when I was younger. I thought it was a good song because it was sad. As I grew older, I understood the lyrics more. It is a song about devotion. It’s bittersweet because it has an upbeat melody but the lyrics are melancholy.”

Hugo Appen ’27 he/him – “All Falls Down” by Kanye West

“The College Dropout is one of my favorite albums of all time. I listen to it everywhere. There are some I like better on the album but you can play this song with everyone and they’ll love it.”

Jonathan Oh ’27 – “Mrs. Officer” by Lil Wayne

“It’s a chill song and is very vibey. As soon as you hear the ‘t-t-t-kuh,’ you vibe to it. It’s such a feel good song and the word play with Bobby Valentino’s smoothie silky voice. It’s the perfect creamy and succulent addition. It gets me every time I hear it.”