Vertical Horizon - "Everything You Want"
Reached No. 1: July 15, 2000 Weeks at No. 1: One
The late '90s and the early '00s was a unrivaled time for R&B reaching the mainstream, but alternative rock also thrived like never before. True, this era is responsible for Limp Bizkit and Nickelback, but the turn of the millennium also gave us The Strokes and Kings of Leon.
All bias aside, Vertical Horizon’s “Everything You Want” is incredibly catchy alt-rock/pop song that is almost impossible to get out of your head. In the grand tradition of pop songs having sinister subtexts, “Everything You Want” is about a guy complaining about rejection in a creepy “friend zoned” way.
But there’s still something about that hook that carried this track to the top, and the video is an incredible 2000s time capsule.