The Good & The Ugly: 2001

Caleb Catlin
9 min readAug 13, 2020

Welcome back to The Good & The Ugly, a series where I talk about the best and worst hits to chart on a year end Hot 100 list. In the last installment, I talked about hits that dragged over from the fading 90s trends in 2000, from Santana’s scorching success to Madonna’s colossal failure to make “Music”. In 2001, a lot of the best hits lied in hip-hop and R&B, marking the official transition away from standard pop success and finding what was…