Virgostar wrote:48. Brooke Fraser - Saving The World (Even though this song bows out here, still glad it's high, although I'd put other songs of her's higher of course...but I do know how much you love/d this song.)
Yep I still love it and it's still my fav song of hers, even though almost all of her other singles are top notch.
Thanks for the comments people
Next bunch with short write-ups:
40. Muse - Supermassive Black Hole
Time to be honest: I find Muse incredibly ooverrated and overhyped these days, particularly with their latest album The Resistance. Nevertheless, Supermassive Black Hole was a really great lead single and my fav song of theirs. Shame that it had to be used in that cinematographic dirge called Twilight three years ago *shudders*.
39. Beyoncé - Me, Myself & I
And here she is again! Beyoncé lands another entry in this chart, after Irreplaceable and Baby Boy. That third single of her solo debut wasn't as successful as its two predecessors. That mid tempo RNB track is perfect to chill out. Bouncy has another entry coming up.
38. Missy Higgins - The Special Two
Final appearence for Australian songstress Missy Higgins. I think that her ballads are better than her other 'up tempo' songs (Scar was good but Steer no so much). This is yet another beautifully written piano ballad, which deals with the singer's feelings after a break-up. Brilliant!
37. Eamon - F**k It (I Don't Want You Back)
Guilty pleasure alert
. This song from one hit wonder Eamon became one of the biggest hits of 2004. Yet, it seems to be totally forgotten these days. I suppose that the swearing and perhaps the novelty of the song's theme (a man breaking up with his girlfriend cos she cheated, and not the other way round) probably helped it to be successful. Must say that I prefer the censored version.
36. Kelis - Milkshake
Like pretty much of the Neptunes produced stuff, I found this song utterly dire upon first listen. However, I became kind of addicted to it after not so much time. Milkshake marked Kelis' successful return to the charts.
35. Girls Aloud - Biology
Well, I'm not the biggest Girls Aloud, fan, having only liked 3 of their singles: Sound Of The Underground, Untouchable and Biology. The latter is just a perfect pop song though. Such a shame that the video is so cheap.
34. Alanis Morissette - Hands Clean
If I had made a chart counting my fav songs of the 90s, Alanis would have had many entries, particularly from her Jagged Little Pill album. However, Hands Clean is her only entry here. This is a really top song, though. It's nothing too exceptionnal but the feel-good tune is very nice. Alanis had also a few good songs this decade like Underneath or Precious Illusions.
33. Coldplay - Fix You
Whilst I liked Speed Of Sound straight away, it took me more time to appreciate the beauty of the second single from X & Y. What helped me to get into it is the utterly beautiful and epic instrumental in the middle. Don't have much else to say about it but I prefer the video version, when the whole crowd sings 'lights will guide you home'. Just magic!
32. Sugababes - Hole In The Head
Ah good old times! Before Sugababes turned into a soulless band churning out generic crap and hadn't changed members for the 678th time. Back in 2003, the band constantly released quality pop material including Hole In The Head, the first single from Three. It became their third chart topping single and rightfully so. Perhaps if the original line-up formed again, we would have great songs like this again.
31. Coldplay - Yellow
And here's the single that introduced Coldplay to the world. The incredibly beautiful Yellow is lifted off their equally superb debut, Parachutes, which just missed my Top 10 Albums. Coldplay have a few other songs to come higher.