This week 14 years ago, Dennis Tito returned to Earth after an eight-day visit to the International Space Station, Pope John Paul II became the first pontiff to visit a mosque, "The Mummy Returns" topped the box office, and the following songs were the most popular in the U.S., according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
10. "Never Had a Dream Come True," S Club 7
This was the biggest hit for the pop group that was formed by Simon Fuller, the manager of the Spice Girls. Even though it's simply about a break-up, it was also chosen as the official song of BBC charity Children in Need in 2000.
9. "Follow Me," Uncle Kracker
The most earwormy song about cheating (or drugs, depending whom you ask) ever! Also, this song should have single-handedly killed Auto-Tune. You missed the boat, 2001.
8. "Missing You," Case
This one appeared on the soundtrack to "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps" and was co-written by the people who also co-wrote Sisqo's "The Thong Song." It doesn't get more early-2000s than that.
7. "Angel," Shaggy
Remember that brief period in late 2000/early 2001 when we all were OK with Shaggy as an artist? Now let us never speak of it again.
6. "Lady Marmalade," Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Maya, Pink
This LaBelle cover appeared on the soundtrack to "Moulin Rouge!" and eventually hit No. 1 in June. Yes, summer of 2001 was all about a song about a prostitute featuring Lil' Kim croaking "more" over and over again.
5. "Ride Wit Me," Nelly
This is now featured in a Honey Nut Cheerios commercial with the new lyrics, "must be the honey." RIP Nelly's dignity.
4. "Hanging by a Moment," Lifehouse
Timed for every high-schooler in 2001 to dance to this at prom or cry over it at graduation.
3. "Thank You," Dido
Dido should have recorded a follow up, "Thank You, Eminem," because much of this song's popularity in the United States came after the rapper heavily sampled it for his track, "Stan" (Dido also appears in the video). Still, she's one of the most best-selling female singer-songwriters in the U.K.
2. "Survivor," Destiny's Child
The Grammy-winning track (co-written by Matthew Knowles, Beyonce's dad!) was both a commentary on the controversy surrounding the band's big lineup change as well as critics who compared the group to the TV show "Survivor."
1. "All For You," Janet Jackson
An unabashed pop-dance song, "All For You," was No. 1 for seven solid weeks. It's her most recent No. 1 hit.