Thanks for all the replies guys and those listening to tracks they don't know, cheers! Sorry that they weren't all your cup of tea - we move on!
33. (NEW) FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE
So we move onto a new entry and it's someone who has really taken the UK by storm over the past year since picking up the BRIT Award for Best Newcomer. And it's not hard to see why. Despite not exactly the catchiest, most mainstream singles, she's created what could even be described as a classic album which has just sold and sold and sold.
I knew she was popular, but I was absolutely astounded at the V Festival this year when I saw how many people were turning up to see her over the act on the mainstage, it was absolutely insane. And it's no wonder she's a festival favourite - her songs are MADE for shouting the words back with a pint in one hand and the other in the air.
She's a voice which divides people - you only have to look to her marmite cover of Beyonce's 'Halo' for proof. Some find it shrieky and out of tune, others haunting and so beautiful. While I can see the other side of the argument, I am in the latter camp, her voice is so unique and special.
She also seems like such a nice, girl next door, funny type of lady - I like what I've heard of Lungs a lot, it's accessible for pop lovers without really compromising on the sound that one imagine's Flo and co were aiming for. It has edge, it has attitude, it has atmosphere, it has hooks, it has anthems - and all on album 1. Who knows how great this act could become?
Check out 'Girl With One Eye', one of my top album tracks and 'Drumming', my favourite of her singles by clicking on the covers.
32. (20) MAXIMO PARK
Next up, another indie/rock group, Geordie's finest, Maximo Park. Creators of my absolute favourite song of all time 'Our Velocity', I have a lot to love them for. I do find them a bit hit and miss though, and the reason for the fall is that I do feel the latest album, while good, wasn't up to their usual standard, they picked ALL the wrong singles and generally made them fade from my mind and my regular playlist.
However, having seen them live twice I can confirm that they are a really good band, and when they are playing the melodic pop-tinted hits I love them for making (Apply Some Pressure, Calm, Books from Boxes) they are a hard act to beat for me. Too much of the other side of the Park, the introverted, darker tunes, prevents them from being an unrivalled favourite, but as far as rock groups go, they are one of my very favourites.
Paul Smith is a very quirky frontman, you can't help but watch him when you see him live, and I love that his accent is so present in his vocal (unlike some British bands with faux-American twangs). I hope once Paul finishes his solo jaunt, we get a much more mainstream rock album with the right single choices, because there is always potential for greatness..
Check out 'Our Velocity', my favourite song EVER and 'Calm', a genius cut from the latest album 'Quicken The Heart' by clicking on the covers.
31. (14) DESTINY'S CHILD
And last for today it's the combination of the woman and the group who have gone before - a female trio who go by the name Destiny's Child. A group who were one of the world's most successful and famous, and who have had differing levels of success since going solo.
It's difficult to think of Destiny's Child and go 'oh I'll listen to them' when you have Beyonce still so prominent and producing what is effectively a replacement for DC music, and Kelly year on year creating some of the best songs going. Even Michelle had a pop at a pop/urban album which I'm led to believe was a great, if not successful, set of songs.
Still, you can't argue with history, and this group has produced so many classic hits that they will never not be among my favourite acts. Yes they've fallen, no I don't listen to their albums a lot anymore, but get Lose My Breath on in a club and I'm reminded that it's one of the greatest songs ever and what a superb group we had on our hands.
I had the pleasure of meeting the group (very briefly) when they were here promoting 'Lose My Breath' and they were lovely, I've also seen Michelle in Chicago, and Kelly live on her first solo tour. They are three very talented, very lovely ladies who just gelled in a way the other line ups perhaps didn't. However, a couple of girlbands of late have come in to steal their crowns - stay tuned to find out who
Check out 'Through With Love', a great song from their last album and 'Bug A Boo', one of their top singles, by clicking on the covers.