Best Music of the Decade (2000-2009): Top 10 for Preteens and Young Teens

Ten years' worth of musical memories are everywhere you look on this best music for kids list. Our editors handpicked the best songs for preteens and young teens and standout CDs that kids will enjoy long after this decade is over.

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Thankful Music Poster Image
Kelly Clarkson sings with authority and style.
By Kelly Clarkson
(2003)
(2003)
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Fearless Music Poster Image
Insightful country love songs have broad appeal.
By Taylor Swift
(2008)
(2008)
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I Am...Sasha Fierce Music Poster Image
Fierce vocals and killer hooks mix with retro messages.
By Beyonce Knowles
(2008)
(2008)
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Music from the O.C. Mix 2 Music Poster Image
Unlike show, indie-rock songs are OK for tweens.
By Various Artists
(2004)
(2004)
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Circus Music Poster Image
Pop princess sings mainly about -- surprise! -- sex.
By Britney Spears
(2008)
(2008)
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Good Girl Gone Bad Music Poster Image
Hot hits are filled with sexy double entendres.
By Rihanna
(2007)
(2007)
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Now That's What I Call Music! 21 Music Poster Image
Better than average for the series. Teens and up.
By Various Artists
(2006)
(2006)
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Twilight Soundtrack Music Poster Image
A deliciously dark taste of Twilight.
By Various Artists
(2008)
(2008)
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Justified Music Poster Image
Solid R&B; check lyrics before sharing with kids.
By Justin Timberlake
(2002)
(2002)
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Stripped Music Poster Image
Great music, but confusing messages.
By Christina Aguilera
(2002)
(2002)
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