Nostalgia. It is a powerful emotion, isn't it? The songs that formed the backdrop of our adolescence or young adulthood always have a special place in our hearts. So, it is only natural that we often find ourselves wishing for a musical resurgence of the artists that provided the soundtrack to our memories.
Here are the top 10 musicians we are crossing our fingers will make a dramatic return to the charts. Now, let’s go ahead and get started:
A vocal powerhouse, JoJo was a teenager when she released chart-topping tracks like “Leave (Get Out)” and “Too Little Too Late”. She has dabbled in music since, but a full-blown comeback would be epic.
Before captivating audiences on screen with “This Is Us,” Mandy was known for her pop hits. “Candy” and “I Wanna Be With You” were staples of our teenage years.
You bet! We are here for an encore.
My Chemical Romance
Technically, they hinted at a reunion not too long ago. But we are still waiting with bated breath. The emo kids of yesteryears (and today) need their anthem makers back. That is for sure.
Anyone else feel that the 2000s R&B scene was richer because of Ashanti? With hits like “Foolish” and “Baby,” she gave us tunes that we could groove and cry to.
The emotion, the voice - oh, how we miss it!
If you did not belt out “Beautiful Soul” at least once in your life, were you even living? With his golden voice and heartthrob status, Jesse McCartney captured a generation.
His later tracks like "Leavin'" showed a more mature side. But we are ready for anything new he has to offer.
“I’m like a bird, I’ll only fly away…” The early 2000s would have been incomplete without Nelly Furtado's unique blend of pop and folk influences.
With hits like “Promiscuous” and “Maneater,” she showcased her versatile style. Thus, making her one of the most intriguing artists of her time.
Yes, the younger Simpson sister! “Pieces of Me” and “La La” were anthems for the misunderstood youth of the 2000s. Her rock-tinged pop and undeniable energy made her a favorite.
And who could forget her reality show, which gave us a sneak peek into her life and creative process?
Before Taylor Swift made confessional songwriting mainstream, there was Jewel. Her poetic lyricism in tracks like “You Were Meant for Me” resonated with anyone who has ever felt heartbreak.
A return of her raw, authentic songwriting would be a gift to the music world.
“Hey Ya!” “Ms. Jackson.” “Roses.” This iconic duo gave us some of the most unforgettable tracks of the early 2000s.
Today, their experimental approach to hip-hop is dearly missed.
“Mercy” was the kind of soulful, catchy track that is timeless. Duffy's retro vibe and soulful voice had us hooked. And we would love to hear more.
Quick Sum Up & Recap
So, if any of these artists are reading this - the world’s stage is still yours. We are ready to welcome you back with open arms (and eager ears)! Whether it is for the nostalgia or the sheer talent, these musicians are dearly missed.
And, of course, a comeback would be the musical treat we all need.