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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Kelly Clarkson sings with authority and style.
By Kelly Clarkson
(2003)
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Insightful country love songs have broad appeal.
By Taylor Swift
(2008)
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Fierce vocals and killer hooks mix with retro messages.
By Beyonce Knowles
(2008)
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Unlike show, indie-rock songs are OK for tweens.
By Various Artists
(2004)
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Pop princess sings mainly about -- surprise! -- sex.
By Britney Spears
(2008)
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Hot hits are filled with sexy double entendres.
By Rihanna
(2007)
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Better than average for the series. Teens and up.
By Various Artists
(2006)
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A deliciously dark taste of Twilight.
By Various Artists
(2008)
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Solid R&B; check lyrics before sharing with kids.
By Justin Timberlake
(2002)
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Great music, but confusing messages.
By Christina Aguilera
(2002)
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