The 21st century has seen a plethora of songs that have left an indelible mark on music history. From pop to hip-hop, rock to electronic, the past 20 years have seen a diverse array of artists and songs that have influenced the course of popular music. Here are some of the most influential songs of the 21st century:
"Crazy in Love" by Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z (2003) - This Grammy-winning R&B hit fused elements of hip-hop and soul, and helped to establish Beyoncé as one of the most powerful and successful artists in the industry.
"Hey Ya!" by Outkast (2003) - This catchy and innovative song popularized the use of the "shuffle beat" in pop music, and is considered one of the greatest songs of the 21st century by many critics and publications.
"Umbrella" by Rihanna feat. Jay-Z (2007) - This infectious pop hit helped to establish Rihanna as one of the biggest pop stars of the 21st century, and its catchy hook and memorable chorus have made it a staple at parties and events around the world.
"I Gotta Feeling" by Black Eyed Peas (2009) - This infectious pop hit topped charts in multiple countries and became one of the most successful songs of the 21st century.
"All of Me" by John Legend (2013) - This emotional ballad topped charts around the world, and helped to cement John Legend's status as one of the most talented and successful singers of his generation.
"Despacito" by Luis Fonsi ft Daddy Yankee (2017) - This song was a global hit, topped charts worldwide and become the most viewed YouTube video of all time
"Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran (2017) - This song was a massive success, topping charts around the world and becoming the second most streamed song on Spotify.
"Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X (2019) - Thissong became a viral sensation and set records for the longest-running number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart
These are just a few examples of the many songs that have had a profound impact on popular music in the 21st century. From chart-topping pop hits to underground indie favorites, the past 20 years have seen a wide range of songs that have influenced and shaped the course of music history. #21stCenturyHits #InfluentialSongs #PopMusic #HipHop #Rock #ElectronicMusic #MusicHistory #TopHits #HitSongs #MusicEvolution #MusicEvolution21stCentury