The best music of 2003 in English


Share post:

The best music of 2003 in English. As in this entry we are going to give many names of bands and artists and we are going to highlight a lot of songs, we are going to try to get to the point and talk about the best music of 2003 from the first paragraph. Basically because, among the 100 songs from 2003 in English from the Spotify playlist that we have created, we have selected a total of 15 as our favorites or most outstanding of the year.

Hence, we take advantage of now to talk about what is on the playlist, but not the list of the article. we start by 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G. thanks to the recovery for the documentary Tupac Resurrection of an old collaboration between the two. And there is lots of black music in 2003: Alicia Keys with You Don’t Know My Name, Baby Bash with Suga Suga, Beyonce in Crazy In Love either Blu Cantrell and Sean Paul with Breathe are just a few examples.

If we talk about best pop of 2003 we find above all variety, from the Death Cab For Cutie indie with The Sound Of Settling or to the elegance of Dido with Life For Rent or White Flag. Also something more American like Gavin DeGraw in Follow Through, Howie Day with Collide or, in his own way, No Doubt with It’s My Life. Mention, the latter, which leads us to the rock included in the 2003 list among which stands out the alternative rock by The Rasmus on In The Shadows to the Vendetta Red emo in Silhouette Serenade he Nickelback post-grunge with Someday either Shinedown with 45 or the Nu Metal by Limp Bizkit – Eat You Alive.

50 Cent – ​​In Da Club

To think of the year 2003 is to think of In Da Club, a single that was so successful that in less than a year since its release it had dozens of versions made by voices as important as Mary J. Blige. american rapper 50 Cent who had accumulated kilos and kilos of hype mainly because of how he survived 9 bullet shots some years before.

The thing is, this song was released in 2003 as the lead single from his debut studio album. Get Rich or Die Tryin’. This theme, to make matters worse, was produced by dr dre and endorsed by Eminem within the Interscope Records label, so explaining that it was a great commercial success is obvious. It was, in fact, one of the few cases of success in countries like Spain or Portugal, where hip hop in English did not succeed as easily as rock or pop, except in rare cases such as Eminem’s until then.

Britney Spears – Toxic

Although for gafapastas to talk about Britney Spears It is traveling to 1999 and, at least, humming the melody of …Baby One More Time, the career of the so-called princess of pop (Heiress of Madonna) has given us much more, as it shows toxic a song released in 2003 as part of their fourth studio album, in the zone. the song was written and produced by Bloodshy & Avant and is known for its distinctive Bollywood-inspired tune and its catchy chorus.

Damien Rice & Lisa Hannigan – The Blower’s Daughter

We are writing this article about the music of 2003 in English in the middle of 2023, 20 years later, coinciding with the announcement of the concert by damien rice in The Botanical Nights. Taking into account that I bought my ticket thinking of being able to listen live The Blower’s Daughter above all, what less than including this song among the best of the year.

The Irish singer-songwriter, accompanied in the choirs and beyond by the irreplaceable Lisa Hannigan. It was released in 2003 as the lead single from their debut studio album, EITHER (released in 2002), although the song gained popularity after being used in the film’s soundtrack Blinded by desire (Closer), released in 2004, and has since become one of Rice’s signature songs.

Evanescence – My Immortal

Continuing with this review of songs to listen to at night that we are suddenly left with, my immortal it is the rock side of sadness or boredom (depending on the listener’s taste) of the pop side heard before. In this case, this is a sample of the commotion that the American band raised evanescence released in 2003 as the fourth single from his debut studio album, fall. The song was written by the singer Amy reads and the then guitarist of the band Ben Moody and is remembered for its haunting piano melody and moving lyrics.

Jeff Hanson – Hiding Behind The Moon

Described as an angelic falsetto, a cross between Alison Krauss and Art Garfunkel that is often (understandably) mistaken for a female contralto, Jeff Hanson became a cult folk singer thanks to the song Hiding Behind The Moon belonging to the album Are. It was his first LP since the end of the band MIJ, which was followed by two more albums until his death in 2009, due to a mixture of antidepressants and alcohol poisoning.

The version chosen to accompany this text is much more lively than the original, although it maintains the spirit of that one, which also appeared in a multitude of television series and advertisements for creating that feeling between melancholic and slightly optimistic.

See also:Music of 2021: more than 500 songsMusic of 2021: more than 500 songs

Hoobastank – The Reason

Another of those unquestionable successes of the MTV Spain era was The reasonthe most remembered song by the American rock band hoobastank, released in 2003 as the second single from their second studio album of the same name. The song was written by the singer Doug Robb and, forgetting for a few minutes the style of most of his songs, here he filled lovers of ballads with all possible pleasures.

Jay-Z – 99 Problems

While there is more than one name on this year’s list that could be considered the most successful or most popular during those 365 days in 2003, few could be considered more inspired then rapper Jay-Z, as songs like 99 problems, Dirt Off Your Shoulder either La La La (Excuse Me Miss Again) both singles from his eighth studio album, The Black Album. The song was produced by the famous Rick Rubin and is known for its aggressive rhythm and those lyrics that talk about the problems that come with fame and success.

If you wonder what other artist or group would be among the nominees for the most inspiration of the year, we would say Black Eyed Peas with Shut Up, Where Is The Love or Let’s Get Retarded, although in this blog we would also put Three Days Grace for ( I Hate) Everything About You, Wake Up or Just Like You.

Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl

Although most of you may have known Jet for putting music to a TV commercial, the song Are You Gonna Be My Girl it has lasted much longer than the reason for its knowledge. Mind you, Australian rock band Jet It was then practically defined as the new The Rolling Stones or AC/DC and the truth is that they didn’t give for much more. But hey, released in 2003 as the lead single from their debut studio album, Get Born the song is known for its energetic guitar riff and really catchy chorus.

John Mayer–Daughters

After changing gears a bit in terms of musical genres, it’s time to return to the most classic of American pop-rock with daughters the song by the American singer-songwriter John Mayer which he published within the 2003 album Heavier Things. The song is known for its soft melody and, of course, have emotional lyrics about the importance of treating women with respect. It was also considered by many critics as the best song of the year 2003.

Jose Gonzalez – Heartbeats

Following the relaxing and calm tempo, we arrive at heart beats with whom we traveled to Sweden, the singer-songwriter’s country of origin jose gonzalez. Released in 2003 as the lead single from their debut studio album, veneer. The song is a cover of a Knife song and is known for its simple guitar melody and González’s distinctive vocal style. “Heartbeats” gained popularity after being used in a popular Sony commercial and has since become one of González’s signature songs.

Kelis – Trick Me

Presented at that time almost more as Nas’s girlfriend than as the singer of great songs like trick me either Milkshake American singer Kelis He revolutionized the world of R&B and hip hop with a very daring funky rhythm, in a way perhaps a little more conventional than Musiq, when he released his third studio album, Tasty produced, among others, by Dallas Austin.

Linkin Park – Somewhere I Belong

Another of the groups that would form part of the most inspired of the year is Linkin Park of which we highlight Somewhere I Belong the second single from his second studio album, meteor of which they are also part number and faint. The song is known for its powerful guitar riffs and lyrics about how difficult it is to find your place in the world and, very vintage, won an MTV Video Music Award.

Musiq Soulchild – Forthenight

As we already highlighted in our list of music to make love with passion, this song by Musiq Soulchild It is mandatory, so the duty to include it in this list must also be. We are before one of the best R&B songs not only from 2003, but of the decade. Released in 2003 as part of their second studio album, juslisenit would be together with Ginuwine’s In Those Jeans in the Olympus of the genre this year.

OutKast – Hey Ya

Although signed as the duo OutKast, hey ya is a song of Andrew 3000 released in 2003 as the first single from their fifth studio album, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below whose side single was released by Big Boi the other member, who was closer to the hip hop of previous works, compared to this much funkier song, with a catchy and upbeat melody.

The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army

We end our playlist with Seven Nation Army the unforgettable and humming song by the American rock duo The White Stripes released in 2003 as the lead single from their fourth studio album, elephant. The song is known for its distinctive guitar riff and catchy chorus and has since become one of the band’s most popular and recognizable songs.

See also:The best disco music of the 90sThe best disco music of the 90s

Artículo anterior
Artículo siguiente

Related articles

The best disco music of the 90s

The best disco music of the 90s. Although the 90s disco music in english begins to take shape...

Music of 2021: more than 500 songs

Since January 2023, we have begun to review what this decade is leaving us. Regardless of memory or...

2004 music in English

2004 music. About to reach the middle of the decade, we are facing one of our favorite years...

«Purple Rain» by Prince: A Song that Changed the Music Industry Forever

Prince Prince Rogers Nelson, famously known as Prince, was a legendary musician, songwriter, producer, and performer who left a...