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Final Results - Greatest Songs of the 2000s!


Over the course of several weeks, thousands of SoulTrackers nominated and then voted on the Greatest Soul Songs of 2000-2009. The results were a great selection of essential songs for Soul Music lovers. We hope you like it!  


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Pretty Wings - Maxwell

2 A Long Walk - Jill Scott
3 Ordinary People - John Legend
4 Say Yes - Floetry
5 Lifetime - Maxwell
6 Nothing Left to Say - Mint Condition
7 You're the Only One - Eric Benet
8 Golden - Jill Scott
9 You Don't Know My Name - Alicia Keys
10 Fallin' - Alicia Keys
11 Dance With My Father - Luther Vandross
12 You Rock My World - Michael Jackson
13 Untitled (How Does It Feel) - D'Angelo
14 Love - Musiq Soulchild
15 Love of My Life - Erykah Badu
16 Step In the Name of Love - R Kelly
17 There Goes My Baby - Charlie Wilson
18 Bag Lady - Erykah Badu
19 Love Calls - Kem
20 So Beautiful - Musiq Soulchild
21 The Way You Move - OutKast
22 Halfcrazy - Musiq Soulchild
23 Forever, For Always, For Love - Lalah Hathaway
24 Rock the Boat - Aaliyah
25 Coming From Where I'm From - Anthony Hamilton
26 Far Away - Kindred the Family Soul
27 I Wanna Know - Joe
28 Be Without You - Mary J Blige
29 Hate on Me - Jill Scott
30 Alright - Ledisi
31 Epiphany (I'm Leaving) - Chrisette Michele
32 Emotional Rollercoaster - Vivian Green
33 Miss You - Aaliyah
34 Free Yourself - Fantasia
35 We Belong Together - Mariah Carey
36 Single Ladies - Beyonce
37 Put that Woman First - Jaheim
38 I Wish - Carl Thomas
39 I Wish I Didn't Miss You - Angie Stone
40 Video - India.Arie
41 By Your Side - Sade
42 Guess Who Loves you More - Raheem DeVaughn
43 In My Mind - Heather Headley
44 I Wish I Wasn't - Heather Headley
45 God In Me - Mary Mary feat. Kiki Sheard
46 Open My Heart - Yolanda Adams
47 In the Morning - Ledisi
48 Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae
49 No One - Alicia Keys
50 I Need You Now - Smokie Norful
51 Spotlight - Jennifer Hudson
52 Find Your Way - Kem
53 Heard It All Before - Sunshine Anderson
54 Blame It On Me - Chrisette Michele
55 Shackles - Mary Mary
56 Irreplaceable - Beyonce
57 Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
58 Where Would I Be - Kindred the Family Soul
59 Stop Breaking My Heart - Rahsaan Patterson
60 Green Light - John Legend
61 He Wasn't Man Enough - Toni Braxton
62 My First Love - Avant with Keke Wyatt
63 Angel - Chaka Khan
64 Soul Sista - Bilal
65 Chocolate High - India.Arie
66 Let Me Love You - Mario
67 So Gone - Monica
68 Closer - Goapele
69 Find A Way - Dwele
70 Stranger In My House - Tamia
71 Must Be Nice - Lyfe Jennings
72 Why Don't We Fall In Love - Amerie
73 On the Ocean - K'Jon
74 Try Again - Aaliyah
75 Family Affair - Mary J Blige
76 Love - Keyshia Cole
77 My Everything - Anita Baker
78 Let It Go - Keyshia Cole
79 One Woman Man - Dave Hollister
80 Missing You - Case
81 So Sick - Ne-Yo
82 Lions, Tigers & Bears - Jazmine Sullivan
83 I Am - Mary J Blige
84 Closer - Ne-Yo
85 Words - Anthony David and India.Arie
86 More than a Woman - Angie Stone & Calvin Richardson
87 Just Came Here to Chill - Isley Brothers
88 Officially Missing You - Tamia
89 All For You - Janet Jackson
90 Fabulous - Jaheim
91 Rehab - Amy Winehouse
92 Stutter - Joe
93 Dealing - Eric Roberson w/ Lalah Hathaway
94 That Was Then - Lalah Hathaway
95 You've Got the Love I Need - Al Green feat. Anthony Hamilton
96 Don't Talk - Jon B
97 I'm Cheatin - Dwele
98 After Tonight - Will Downing
99 Don't You Forget It - Glenn Lewis
100T Listen - Beyonce
100T Someone Who Loves You - Ruff Endz





There were more good songs

There were more good songs than I expected. Good list!

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Mint Condition - Nothing

Mint Condition - Nothing Left to Say. Mint Condition are the best true artist groups we have left today.


TURN OUT THE STARS & NIGHTS LIKE THESE BY THE MANHATTANS & OLI WOODSON, WAS IN THE 90'S. I nominated them, but they were not chosen. Now they are nominated in the Wrong Decade. Ps. This list does not interest the SOUL.

Hi Gavin. Actually both were

Hi Gavin. Actually both were from the 2001-2002 era. "Nights Like This" was on the Manhattans' "Even NOw" album and "Turn out the Stars" was on Ali's "Right Here All Along" album. We verified these dates after you nominated them last time.

Mint Condition in the top

Mint Condition in the top ten; absolutely fabulous! Their longevity speaks volumes!!

ain't nothing like a lil soul many of my many of my favorites made the list. Thanks for sharing this with us, Chris and all the Soul Track guys are awesome and so is Soul Tracks. I always look forward to recieving your e-mails and especially enjoy the music reviews you provide us with. Peace...God bless!

Matti Kniva Spencer
Boston music lover and soul track devotee!

Great list but I did notice

Great list but I did notice a slight mistake.
4.Say Yes was by Floetry, not Alicia Keys.



I just went through the list

I just went through the list of the greatest songs of the 2000s and noticed something. How can D'Angelo's song, "Untitled (How Does It Feel), be on both the 90s (#50) and the 2000s (#13) lists? The song was from D'Angelo's album, "Voodoo", that was released on January 25, 2000.
Also, I see that a lot of rap, hip-hop and neo-soul got on the 90s and 2000s lists.
According to Britannica Encyclopedia, Soul Music is defined as "a style of U.S. popular music sung and performed primarily by African American musicians, having its roots in gospel music and rhythm and blues. The term was first used in the 1960s to describe music that combined rhythm and blues, gospel, jazz, and rock music and that was characterized by intensity of feeling and earthiness. In its earliest stages, soul music was found most commonly in the South, but many of the young singers who were to popularize it migrated to cities in the North. The founding of Motown in Detroit, Mich., and Stax-Volt in Memphis, Tenn., did much to encourage the style. Its most popular performers include James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, and Aretha Franklin."
I welcome your thoughts on this. Thanks.

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