If you are a music lover, you might be curious about what were the number one hits of the year 2001 in the American charts and how they performed on the music charts.
Read all about the Number One hits of the year 2001 in this post. Check out our Number One Songs of 2001 playlist!
About the number one singles from 2001
A total of 15 singles topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2001, which ranks the best-performing singles in the United States based on sales and airplay. Some of these singles were “Independent Women” by Destiny’s Child, “It Wasn’t Me” by Shaggy featuring Ricardo “RikRok” Ducent, and “How You Remind Me” by Nickelback.
The longest-running single of the year was “All for You” by Janet Jackson, which stayed at number one for seven consecutive weeks. It was also her tenth Hot 100 number-one song, making her the fourth female artist with the most number ones in the rock era.
Best preforming singles
The best-performing single of the year, however, was “Hanging by a Moment” by Lifehouse, which never reached number one on the weekly charts but had enough points to top the year-end chart.
Some of the artists who achieved their first number-one single in 2001 were Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, OutKast, Crazy Town, and Nickelback.
Destiny’s Child, Usher, and Shaggy had two number-one singles each in 2001. Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mýa, and Pink collaborated on a cover version of “Lady Marmalade”, which was featured on the soundtrack of Moulin Rouge! and stayed at number one for five consecutive weeks.
If you want to listen to these songs and more, you can check out our playlist on Spotify, where we have compiled all the number 1 singles of 2001. You can also watch their music videos on YouTube, where we have created a playlist for you as well. Enjoy the nostalgia and relive the musical moments of 2001!
Some highlights from our list of number-one singles
“Fallin” by Alicia Keys
With her soulful vocals and piano skills, R&B singer Alicia Keys made a stunning debut in 2001 with her first number-one single “Fallin'”. The song, which showcased her blend of classical and contemporary influences, topped the U.S. charts for six nonconsecutive weeks and earned her three Grammy awards.
“I’m Real (Murder Remix)” by Jennifer Lopez & Ja Rule
“I’m Real (Murder Remix)” by Jennifer Lopez and Ja Rule was a hit single in 2001. It was the fifth single from the re-release of Jennifer Lopez’s second album J.Lo and the first single from her remix collection J-To-Tha-L-O.
The song features rap verses by Ja Rule and samples the 1980s song “All Night Long” by Rick James. The song reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and stayed there for five weeks. It also topped the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Mainstream Top 40 charts.
“I’m Real” was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 2002, but lost to U2’s “Walk On” and Nelly Furtado’s “I’m Like a Bird”.
“All for You” by Janet Jackson
One of the most successful songs of 2001 was “All for You” by Janet Jackson. The pop song topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for seven weeks and became the biggest radio hit of the year.
It also won a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording and was nominated for Record of the Year.
“All for You” was part of Jackson’s seventh studio album, also titled All for You. That album sold over three million copies in the USA.
List of Number One Songs 2001
|#||Title - Artist|
|1||Independent Women - Destiny's Child|
|2||It Wasn't Me - Shaggy featuring Ricardo "RikRok" Ducent|
|3||Ms. Jackson - OutKast|
|4||Stutter - Joe featuring Mystikal|
|5||Butterfly - Crazy Town|
|6||Angel - Shaggy featuring Rayvon|
|7||All for You - Janet Jackson|
|8||Lady Marmalade - Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa and Pink|
|9||U Remind Me - Usher|
|10||Bootylicious - Destiny's Child|
|11||Fallin' - Alicia Keys|
|12||I'm Real (Murder Remix) - Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule|
|13||Family Affair - Mary J. Blige|
|14||U Got It Bad - Usher|
|15||How You Remind Me - Nickelback|
Spotify – Number One Songs 2001
Music Videos – Number One Songs 2001
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In conclusion, the year 2001 was a diverse and dynamic year for music in the US. Many genres and styles reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
From rock to pop, from R&B to rap, from country to reggae, there was something for everyone to enjoy. Some of the most memorable songs of the year were “Hanging by a Moment” by Lifehouse, “Fallin'” by Alicia Keys, and “All for You” by Janet Jackson.
But also “Lady Marmalade” by Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mýa and Pink, and “Family Affair” by Mary J. Blige.
The songs mentioned above showcased the talent and creativity of the artists. As well as the changing tastes and preferences of the listeners. The year 2001 was a year of musical innovation and experimentation, as well as a year of nostalgia and celebration.