|1||A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius||David Eggers|
|2||Me Talk Pretty One Day||David Sedaris|
|3||The Neal Pollack Anthology Of American Literature||Neal Pollack|
|4||Revolting Youth : The Further Journals of Nick Twisp||C.D. Payne|
|5||The Slate Diaries||Jodi Kantor (editor)|
|1||Who Wants To Marry A Multimillionaire?||Fox|
|3||The 2000 MTV Video Music Awards||MTV|
|4||Anything With Chris Matthews||NBC | CNBC | MSNBC|
|5||Change Of Heart||Syndication|
|7||Behind The Music: Creed||VH1|
|8||Mandy | Sisqo's Shakedown | Undressed||MTV|
|9||Battle Of The Child Geniuses||Fox|
|10||Sydney Olympics Coverage||NBC|
|2||The West Wing||NBC|
|3||Malcolm In The Middle||Fox|
|5||The Daily Show||Comedy Central|
|6||Election Night Coverage||–|
|7||The Tom Green Cancer Special||MTV|
|8||The Late Show With David Letterman||CBS|
|9||Iron Chef||Food Network|
|13||WWF Raw Is War | SmackDown!||TNN | UPN|
|14||Rock Of Ages||VH1|
|15||Will And Grace (tie)||NBC|
|4||You Can Count On Me||Paramount Classics|
|5||Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon||Sony Pictures Classics|
|6||Chuck And Buck||Artisan Entertainment|
|8||State And Main||Fine Line Features|
|9||Best In Show||Warner Brothers|
Not screened at press time: CAST AWAY and DUDE, WHERE'S MY CAR?
|4||Eminem||The Marshall Mathers LP|
|5||Bob Dylan||The Essential Bob Dylan|
|6||Travis||The Man Who|
|7||Zebrahead||Playmate Of The Year|
|8||Blur||The Best Of Blur|
|9||Good Charlotte||Good Charlotte|
|10||At The Drive-In||Relationship Of Command|
|11||U2||All That You Can't Leave Behind|
|12||De La Soul||Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump|
|13||PJ Harvey||Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea|
|18||Badly Drawn Boy||The Hour Of Bewilderbeast|
|20||Queens Of The Stone Age||Rated R|
When we sat down to plan this special list, we took the arrival of the Backstreet Boys' "Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely" as the starting point of the year in music. Everything else was up for grabs. The staff and I traded lists, opinions, barbs and everything but blows in trying to narrow down a wide range of popular music to the final 100. Anthony was sorry to see video pioneer Madonna get cut; Carmen was pulling for more Brit Pop, particularly Belle And Sebastian's "Legal Man." And, believe it or not, everybody was a little sorry to see the Baha Men's one and only hit, "Who Let The Dogs Out," bite the dust early on.
That's because this list honors the innovative just as much as the generic. These are not necessarily the best songs of the year. Were that the case, you would see a lot more Radiohead. No, these are the songs released in 2000 that I liked the most, ranked according to their cultural impact. Love 'em or hate 'em, they are instantly recognizable…to me, which may be the only thing that Britney Spears' "Lucky" (No. 22) and Detsl's "Vecherinka" (No. 96) have in common.
Jonathan Yu's 100 Songs Of The Year is a true collaboration. And in the spirit of Los Angeles radio, if you get to a song you don't like, stick with it – another one's coming up in a couple of minutes.
|1||*NSYNC||Bye Bye Bye|
|2||Eminem||The Real Slim Shady|
|4||Papa Roach||Last Resort|
|5||Dr. Dre featuring Eminem||Forgot About Dre|
|6||Eminem featuring Dido||Stan|
|7||Britney Spears||Oops!…I Did It Again|
|8||Destiny's Child||Say My Name|
|9||Nelly||Country Grammar (Hot Shit)|
|10||Bloodhound Gang||The Bad Touch|
|11||Macy Gray||I Try|
|12||Red Hot Chili Peppers||Otherside|
|13||Nine Days||Absolutely (Story Of A Girl)|
|16||Jay-Z featuring UGK||Big Pimpin'|
|18||Backstreet Boys||The One|
|19||Barenaked Ladies||Pinch Me|
|21||*NSYNC||It's Gonna Be Me|
|23||Eminem||The Way I Am|
|24||Red Hot Chili Peppers||Californication|
|26||Bon Jovi||It's My Life|
|27||OutKast||B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad)|
|28||Ricky Martin||She Bangs (English Version)|
|29||Toni Braxton||He Wasn't Man Enough|
|31||Jurassic 5||Quality Control|
|32||Limp Bizkit||Take A Look Around
(Theme From Mission: Impossible 2)
|33||Dynamite Hack||Boyz In The Hood|
|34||2Ge+her||U + Me = Us (Calculus)|
|36||D'Angelo||Untitled (How Does It Feel)|
|38||Counting Crows||Mrs. Potter's Lullaby|
|39||Sinéad O'Connor||No Man's Woman|
|41||De La Soul featuring Redman||Oooh|
|43||Lucy Pearl||Dance Tonight|
|44||Zebrahead||Playmate Of The Year|
|46||Travis||Why Does It Always Rain On Me?|
|47||Fastball||You're An Ocean|
|48||Wu-Tang Clan||Gravel Pit|
|49||BT featuring M. Doughty||Never Gonna Come Back Down|
|51||The Deftones||Change (In The House Of Flies)|
|53||Nine Inch Nails||Into The Void|
|54||A Perfect Circle||Judith|
|55||Goldfinger||Counting The Days|
|57||The Wiseguys||Start The Commotion|
|59||Mýa||Case Of The Ex|
|60||Limp Bizkit||Break Stuff|
|61||Our Lady Peace||Is Anybody Home?|
|62||Christina Aguilera||Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)|
|64||Fuel||Hemorrhage (In My Hands)|
featuring Dr. Dre and MC Ren
|68||DMX||What's My Name?|
|69||Third Eye Blind||Deep Inside Of You|
|71||The Ataris||San Dimas High School Football Rules|
|72||Queens Of The Stone Age||The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret|
|74||Treble Charger||American Psycho|
|76||Apollo Four Forty||Stop The Rock|
|78||OPM||Heaven Is A Halfpipe|
|79||The Offspring||Want You Bad|
|80||Third Eye Blind||Ten Days Late|
|81||Linkin Park||One Step Closer|
|82||Destiny's Child||Independent Woman (Part I)|
|84||Bowling For Soup||The Bitch Song|
|85||Rage Against The Machine||Sleep Now In The Fire|
|86||Our Lady Peace||Thief|
|87||The Dandy Warhols||Bohemian Like You|
|88||Oasis||Where Did It All Go Wrong?|
|89||The Spooks||Things I've Seen|
|90||At The Drive-In||One Armed Scissor|
|91||Fenix TX||All My Fault|
|92||Smashing Pumpkins||Stand Inside Your Love|
|93||The Aquabats||I Fell Asleep On My Arm|
|94||Goldfinger||19 Red Balloons|
|99||Aaron Carter||Aaron's Party (Come Get It)|
|100||Elton John||Tiny Dancer|
And I thought I got away with a lot as "editor-in-chief" of my high school yearbook.
Akiba Hebrew Academy, California
Scandal: Seven graduating students were blamed for a malicious prank regarding their yearbook as a sign of their boredom with the school. A bogus yearbook showed an image of the male reproductive organ when folded in the middle.
Anacostia High School, Washington DC
Scandal: Yearbook staffers wanted to run a [senior award] category called "Gayest" – an award that would go to the most effeminate male senior.
Battle Mountain High School, Nevada
Scandal: A photographic feature on pregnant students, provoking criticism from a local teenage pregnancy prevention group that says it makes light of a serious issue. The two-page feature, jokingly titled "Don't Drink The Water," includes photos of seven such girls and passages on what it is like to be in school while pregnant. The yearbook's editor, Amie Oppelt, said the intent of the feature was to reflect student life at the high school.
Blandensburg High School, Washington DC
Scandal: Yearbook adviser Elias Vlanton had to rush to the printer to pull the "Cutest Couple" photo because the girl in it suddenly realized she didn't want her mother to know she was dating anyone.
Bronxville High School, New York
Scandal: Photo of football players simulating a sexual act, with the caption "One Time, At Football Camp…"
Central Regional High School, New Jersey
Scandal: Two pages depicting the piercings and tattoos of students.
Greenwich High School, Connecticut
Scandal: Five white male seniors were suspended for allegedly slipping coded messages of racial hatred into their school yearbook captions. The yearbook message is spread across several pages. At the end of the caption beneath Keith Dianis' picture is the word "kill." Patrick Fox ends his with "ALL." Ed Oberbeck lists "ni." Robert Texiere uses "gg." And Aaron Valenti closes with "ERS." Read the captions in order and the vile message is clear: Kill ALL niggERS. No one noticed the offensive phrase until one of the seniors bragged to friends about getting it published. The boys, all athletes, called the incident a misunderstanding.
Fiorello H. La Guardia High School, New York
Scandal: An outcry from parents over a high school senior's use of a yearbook quotation from Hitler's memoir Mein Kampf. Nicole Scuderi chose the following: "The very first essential for success is a perpetually constant and regular employment of violence – Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf."
Porter-Gaud School, South Carolina
Scandal: A female senior's hobby was changed to something ribald.
Roane County High School, Tennessee
Scandal: Affectionate poses on the "PDA page"; photos of condoms and an unmade bed under the title "Sex Happens."
Once again, the holiday season is upon us. This year, I urge you all to give generously. Give non-perishable goods, give toys, and – if you're short on cash – give head. Just don't give these things:
Backstreet Boys • Black And Blue
What good is a dog you can't eat?
Rubber Fish That Talk And Sing
The biggest waste of natural resources since Anna Nicole Smith.
Survivor: The Board Game
You actually vote people off the game board. The tribe has sold out.
You'd have to be a fucking retard to give this away.
The hell is a Bat Mitzvah? Some 12-year-old girl envies her brother so now every kid gets a service and party? Give me a break. Why does everybody have to do everything? I mean, how far must we level the playing field until people are happy? Do you girls want to be circumcised too? Oh wait, that's a bad thing. So is not having a penis. Deal with it.