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    Today marks 100 days until the end of the year so what better time than today to start counting down my personal favourite top 100 UK #1 singles from the 00s!

    My aim is to post each position daily until i reach my absolute favourite #1 which will be posted on 31st December.

    P.S. don't let my rather amateurish design skills fool you, these are just a selection of the 100 songs that will be featuring.

    So if you love pure pop, dance anthems, r'n'b/rap and rock then i'm sure there will be plenty of songs (and surprises ) for you to enjoy.

    Before i continue here's a breakdown of how many #1s from each year will appear:

    2000 > 16
    2001 > 9
    2002 > 13
    2003 > 8
    2004 > 8
    2005 > 10
    2006 > 9
    2007 > 7
    2008 > 8
    2009 > 12

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    100. Holly Valance - Kiss kiss

    Year > 2002
    Ranking > 13/13

    Proof that tv really can brainwash people! Holly Valance is the first of many artists to appear in this countdown who became famous via a tv show. In this instance it was Neighbours which was really popular when i was at school. No different to how the likes of Kylie and Dannii got into the music business, Holly embarked on a pop career which saw her debut single Kiss kiss storm to #1 in 2002. This was Holly's only single to top the UK charts which was a shame because i also loved her relative flop single State of mind. :(

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    • #3
      "State Of Mind" and "Naughty Girl" deserved much better than a borrowed "Kiss Kiss".
      Waffles are checked cookies

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      • #4
        Originally posted by heppolo
        "State Of Mind" and "Naughty Girl" deserved much better than a borrowed "Kiss Kiss".
        I never really got into Naughty girl tbh, found that song a bit uninteresting. State of mind is actually my favourite Holly Valance single, just strange that its underperformance meant the end of her pop career. Talk about brutal.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by JakeP
          Originally posted by heppolo
          "State Of Mind" and "Naughty Girl" deserved much better than a borrowed "Kiss Kiss".
          I never really got into Naughty girl tbh, found that song a bit uninteresting. State of mind is actually my favourite Holly Valance single, just strange that its underperformance meant the end of her pop career. Talk about brutal.
          I think the album complete floppage made it obvious,
          "Naughty Girl" and "Holding On For You" (by Liberty X) both came out around the same time (they got a bit of tv airplay) and had that rainy urban late autumn-early winter feeling about them.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by heppolo
            I think the album complete floppage made it obvious,
            "Naughty Girl" and "Holding On For You" (by Liberty X) both came out around the same time (they got a bit of tv airplay) and had that rainy urban late autumn-early winter feeling about them.
            Actually i was getting mixed up. It was Down boy that i didn't like much and thought it was a poor follow up. Naughty girl was slightly better but still not great.

            I think this was a big problem for a lot of pop acts in the early 00s. They had everything riding on the first single, and then from the second single onwards it seemed more a case of pot luck. I didn't even buy Holly's album, there was no incentive as it was just Kiss kiss that i loved.

            In retrospect i don't know why they didn't release a follow up to State of mind unless there just wasn't any other song on that album that was considered good enough to be a single. If that was the case then it's no wonder the second album bombed.

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            • #7
              Just listened to "Kiss Kiss". It's very basic.

              Originally posted by JakeP
              Today marks 100 days until the end of the year so what better time than today to start counting down my personal favourite top 100 UK #1 singles from the 00s!
              Clever!
              Akini's Top 100 Albums of the Decade: [75-71]

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              • #8
                Originally posted by JSparksFan
                Clever!
                I know!

                I had this idea for a while and its been a work in progress. I can only imagine how hard you worked on your Madonna countdown. Once i disregarded the #1s i've never liked or got into, it was a thorough rating of each song based on how much i loved the song back then, the music video, how much do i still listen to the song when i'm in reminiscent mood.

                I'll probably look back at my chart one day and think "that song should've been higher" but i'm happy with the order....for now!

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                • #9
                  99. Blu Cantrell featuring Sean Paul - Breathe

                  Year > 2003
                  Ranking > 8/8

                  Sean Paul was everywhere in 2003 and most of my mates at school thought he was the best thing to happen to music that year. I didn't really "get" it but i loved this track from Blu Cantrell which features Sean Paul on well, rap (?) duties. The song itself was one of the defining songs from the summer and considering the relatively lukewarn success of her previous single Hit 'em up style (opps!) i didn't expect this to go anywhere near #1 at the time, yet alone spend a month at the top! Yep, Sean Paul clearly was the flavour of the year. Breathe also surely contains the best use of a car crash sound effect in a song. ICONIC

                  [youtube:1vo22b47]wfTC2o05OEw[/youtube:1vo22b47]

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                  • #10
                    'Kiss Kiss' is good though I prefer the original version by Tarkan.
                    My YouTube Channel - The best songs of the 80s, 90s and 2000s

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Benny
                      'Kiss Kiss' is good though I prefer the original version by Tarkan.
                      I never even knew about the Tarkan song until a few years later when YouTube started to become a thing. I don't think it was ever released as a single in the UK, or maybe they just didn't think the UK public were ready for turkish pop.

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                      • #12
                        98. Five - Let's dance

                        Year > 2001
                        Ranking > 9/9

                        I suppose Five were to Westlife what East 17 were to Take That; the cool alternative!

                        Whilst Five did release some cheesy pop songs in the late 90s i wasn't old enough to know any better and so i liked them! Oh to be young and innocent... Let's dance signalled the beginning of the end and it wasn't long after this topped the UK charts that the guys split up. At least they ended on a high note!

                        It might not be as good as Keep on movin' which is my favourite Five song but i loved the disco vibes of this song. School disco material right here!

                        [youtube:36j2n6sr]Qcr52GgWjk0[/youtube:36j2n6sr]

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                        • #13
                          Five had some fun singles, 'If Ya Gettin' Down', 'Keep On Movn' and 'When the Lights Go Out' are my favourites, I also like 'Let's Dance'.
                          My YouTube Channel - The best songs of the 80s, 90s and 2000s

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Benny
                            Five had some fun singles, 'If Ya Gettin' Down', 'Keep On Movn' and 'When the Lights Go Out' are my favourites, I also like 'Let's Dance'.
                            #Preach!

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                            Nice to see Holly, btw! Personally, I prefer Tarkan's original by miles but "Kiss Kiss" was quite nice.
                            Mainshow Goes Diva: Kylie Minogue

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Benny
                              Five had some fun singles, 'If Ya Gettin' Down', 'Keep On Movn' and 'When the Lights Go Out' are my favourites, I also like 'Let's Dance'.
                              They are all good picks. But Keep on movin' is definitely my most favourite Five track.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Mainshow
                                Originally posted by Benny
                                Five had some fun singles, 'If Ya Gettin' Down', 'Keep On Movn' and 'When the Lights Go Out' are my favourites, I also like 'Let's Dance'.
                                #Preach!

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                                Nice to see Holly, btw! Personally, I prefer Tarkan's original by miles but "Kiss Kiss" was quite nice.
                                Ahh nice to see some love for Five. I wasn't a massive fan but i still enjoyed their music. At least they were more interesting than Westlife!

                                Yes i know the song ??mar?k you're referring to which Kiss kiss was based around. As i posted above, i had never heard the song back then so just thought Kiss kiss was an original song.

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                                • #17
                                  I've tried to make this sort of top in my head and the top 20 was almost totally indie, rock or alternative.
                                  Not too bad in comparison to the current situation
                                  Waffles are checked cookies

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                                  • #18
                                    97. Geri Halliwell - It's raining men

                                    Year > 2001
                                    Ranking > 8/9

                                    Yes, I was a little Spice Boy in the late 90s! The girls were inescapable with their countless tv commercials, tv appearances and performances. But i loved Spice Girls so much and bought Viva forever on cd.

                                    When it comes to Spice Girls as solo artists, only two have made the grade in this countdown. Geri being the first one to appear with her gloriously camp cover of It's raining men. The original by The Weather Girls being all kinds of fabulous. This song was recorded for Bridget Jones diary and earned Geri another #1 hit.

                                    [youtube:2zvm5x66]qqXUpe3jlkA[/youtube:2zvm5x66]

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by heppolo
                                      I've tried to make this sort of top in my head and the top 20 was almost totally indie, rock or alternative.
                                      Not too bad in comparison to the current situation
                                      LOL i can assure you that not all of my top 100 consists of pop. I'm sure there will be a couple of songs in this countdown that you like.

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by JakeP
                                        Originally posted by heppolo
                                        I've tried to make this sort of top in my head and the top 20 was almost totally indie, rock or alternative.
                                        Not too bad in comparison to the current situation
                                        LOL i can assure you that not all of my top 100 consists of pop. I'm sure there will be a couple of songs in this countdown that you like.
                                        I was more thinking aloud than commenting on the actual entries.
                                        You've raised a serious issue that needs to be thoroughly investigated (although I never had any doubts of what is my favourite UK #1 of the 00s).
                                        Waffles are checked cookies

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                                        • #21
                                          Originally posted by heppolo
                                          I was more thinking aloud than commenting on the actual entries.
                                          You've raised a serious issue that needs to be thoroughly investigated (although I never had any doubts of what is my favourite UK #1 of the 00s).
                                          Oh i gathered your comment wasn't directly aimed my countdown.

                                          A serious issue? You've got me all the more intrigued. I'm curious as to what your fave UK #1 of the 00s is.

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                                          • #22
                                            Originally posted by JakeP

                                            A serious issue? You've got me all the more intrigued. I'm curious as to what your fave UK #1 of the 00s is.
                                            Coincindentally it is also the first new #1 of the 00s.
                                            Waffles are checked cookies

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                                            • #23
                                              Originally posted by heppolo
                                              Originally posted by JakeP

                                              A serious issue? You've got me all the more intrigued. I'm curious as to what your fave UK #1 of the 00s is.
                                              Coincindentally it is also the first new #1 of the 00s.
                                              Ahh ok well i can reveal that isn't in my countdown. That said, you probably weren't expecting to see them appear anyways.

                                              Did you like Your love alone is not enough? I actually loved that song.

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                                              • #24
                                                Originally posted by JakeP
                                                Originally posted by heppolo
                                                Originally posted by JakeP

                                                A serious issue? You've got me all the more intrigued. I'm curious as to what your fave UK #1 of the 00s is.
                                                Coincindentally it is also the first new #1 of the 00s.
                                                Ahh ok well i can reveal that isn't in my countdown. That said, you probably weren't expecting to see them appear anyways.

                                                Did you like Your love alone is not enough? I actually loved that song.
                                                Of course I did, I was a bit mad Nina was stopped by that mediocre Shakira/Beyonce duet with a margin of less than a thousand sales, as far as I can recall.
                                                And yes, I absolutely loathe most of american chart-toppers in the UK, american music industry gets the unfair upper hand against the UK acts even on their home soil which is ridiculous and outrageous.
                                                Waffles are checked cookies

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                                                • #25
                                                  Originally posted by heppolo
                                                  Of course I did, I was a bit mad Nina was stopped by that mediocre Shakira/Rihanna duet with a margin of less than a thousand sales, as far as I can recall.
                                                  And yes, I absolutely loathe most of american chart-toppers in the UK, american music industry gets the unfair upper hand against the UK acts even on their home soil which is ridiculous and outrageous.
                                                  Oh!

                                                  96. Beyoncé & Shakira - Beautiful liar

                                                  Year > 2007
                                                  Ranking > 7/7

                                                  Ok i'm genuinely scared by this freakish coincidence.

                                                  Not gonna lie though, if i had to choose which song i preferred out of Beautiful liar and Your love alone is not enough, then the Manic Street Preachers would hands down win that battle and had it been #1 it would be very much higher up in this countdown. :(

                                                  As heppolo says, it was Beyoncé & Shakira who kept their place as the UK #1 with this track. This was during the B'day album campaign that saw UK based producers Freemasons tasked with remixing all the official singles from the album. The remixes were all kinds of euphoric, flamboyant and gloriously camp. Whilst i enjoyed the exotic undertones of Beautiful liar it was the Freemasons remix that i absolutely loved the most and is pretty much the main reason for the track appearing here.

                                                  However, my personal favourite Freemasons remix from B'day remains Green light which is outstanding. <3

                                                  [youtube:38e1agic]k-5JuZ1cpnQ[/youtube:38e1agic]

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                                                  • #26
                                                    95. Gorillaz - Dare

                                                    Year > 2005
                                                    Ranking > 10/10

                                                    Gorillaz finally got a UK #1 single in 2005 with Dare which is by far the most "pop" track the band released as a single, and naturally i loved it. Somewhat embarrassingly the first time i heard Dare i thought the vocals on the track were of Damon Albarn impersonating a female singer! Shaun Ryder's almost chant like vocals made the song more chav friendly.

                                                    Taken from the album Demon days i always felt that Dare going to #1 sort of made up for the fact Feel good inc. failed to get there. Such a shame because i loved Feel good inc. even more, and had it qualified for this countdown it would easily be much higher up.

                                                    [youtube:bqhqyog3]uAOR6ib95kQ[/youtube:bqhqyog3]

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                                                    • #27
                                                      ^I'd say Shaun Ryder finally got a #1 (sort of).
                                                      Waffles are checked cookies

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                                                      • #28
                                                        Originally posted by heppolo
                                                        ^I'd say Shaun Ryder finally got a #1 (sort of).
                                                        Fair point. I already knew who Happy Mondays were even before Dare was even in the charts and i do think he plays a big part in the song.

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                                                        • #29
                                                          It was the first time that I listened to the remix of "Beautiful Liar" and I clearly prefer the original to it. Like you mentioned, the exotic hook is amazing; personally, I think it's the core of the song and it kinda gets lost when it was turned into another heartless and camp dancefloor anthem However, I am glad it made your list! It's one of the few tracks by Shakira I truly like.
                                                          Mainshow Goes Diva: Kylie Minogue

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                                                          • #30
                                                            Originally posted by Mainshow
                                                            It was the first time that I listened to the remix of "Beautiful Liar" and I clearly prefer the original to it. Like you mentioned, the exotic hook is amazing; personally, I think it's the core of the song and it kinda gets lost when it was turned into another heartless and camp dancefloor anthem However, I am glad it made your list! It's one of the few tracks by Shakira I truly like.
                                                            I had considered posting the official video instead but i loved all those Freemasons remixes so much at the time. Especially as i celebrated my 18th birthday in 2006 so after that, i got even more into the club scene and became an even bigger fan of dance music and remixes.

                                                            It brings back all my memories of being at college, being with my mates and living the student life.

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