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  • Originally posted by Benny View Post
    'La Camisa Negra' is catchy as hell, it was one of my favourite songs of 2005.
    I used to dislike it because it was really overplayed back in the day.
    But after the hype died down, I gradually started to appreciate it.
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    • #46 Take That - Shine

      Year of release: 2007
      Genre: Pop, Pop/Rock
      #1 in the United Kingdom


      Mark takes the vocal duty here. A very uplifting and positive song, which was dedicated to Robbie Williams.
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      • #45 Melanie C feat. Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez – Never Be The Same Again

        Year of release: 2000
        Genre: R&B, Pop, Electronic
        #1 in the UK, Sweden, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand


        Melanie C was always my favourite Spice Girl.
        "Never Be the Same Again" entered at the top of the UK Singles Chart, beating Moloko's "The Time Is Now" to the summit and it was Melanie C's first solo single to reach number one. It sold 144,000 copies in its first week and was Britain's eighteenth best-selling song of 2000.
        Also, the pseudo-futuristic music video is very impressive. And Lisa's rap is so smooth and fits the song perfectly.
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        • #44 Natasha St-Pier - Un ange frappe a ma porte

          Year of release: 2006
          Genre: Pop
          #1 in Belgium (Wallonia)


          Canadian singer Natasha St-Pier represented France at Eurovision 2001 (coming 4th), and her career is mostly France & Belgium oriented.
          "Un ange frappe a ma porte (An Angel Knocked At My Door)" is a romantic song with a pretty powerful (yet gentle) chorus and it's her only #1 single.
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          • ^
            First song that I have to admit that I have never heard of...
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            • Originally posted by trebor View Post
              ^
              First song that I have to admit that I have never heard of...
              It's quite harmless.
              And no one even tried to plug it in the FSC? I am surprised
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              • ^
                OK. Listened to it and it is better than the cover picture might suggest.
                It's your usual 00's French pop. Switch its countdown place with Indochine!
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                • Originally posted by trebor View Post
                  ^
                  OK. Listened to it and it is better than the cover picture might suggest.
                  It's your usual 00's French pop. Switch its countdown place with Indochine!
                  What is interesting, 00's French pop barely made it to #1, lots of talent show contestant music, foreign tunes and etc.
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                    Yes, France always had a penchant for frivolity and novelty with some very dodgy number ones.
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                    • #43 Gwen Stefani - What You Waiting For?

                      Year of release: 2004
                      Genre: Electropop, New Wave Revival
                      #1 in Australia


                      Still one of my favourite Gwen's solo efforts. "Alice In Wonderland"-themed music video is also nice.
                      Nick Sylvester of Pitchfork gave the song a strong review, rating it four and a half stars, and labeled it "******* great". The website went on to rank the song 16th on its list of the Top 50 Singles of 2004.
                      One of the more intriguing offers in a huge variety of inspirational songs around.
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                      • #42 Robbie Williams - Radio

                        Year of release: 2004
                        Genre: Pop, Electropop, Synthpop
                        #1 in the UK, Denmark


                        In terms of instrumental & arrangement, "Radio" stands out in Robbie's discography and is devoid of a crowd-pleasing singalong chorus or any sentimental approach (which makes it that good).
                        The song was Williams's last UK number-one for eight years until "Candy" took the top spot in November 2012.
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                        • So time to play catch up.

                          Some of these already appeared in my top 100 countdown. I'm pleasantly surprised to discover some of these gems that didn't go to #1 in the UK, but thankfully found chart topping success elsewhere. <3

                          #79 Kylie Minogue - 2 Hearts

                          Not amongst my absolute fave Kylie singles, i actually preferred the follow up singles from X more than this.

                          #76 McFly - Transylvania

                          This didn't make my top 100 but i still liked this especially because it was so unlike most of their previous singles.

                          #72 Red Hot Chili Peppers – By The Way

                          This was certainly a very quirky and different sounding track coming off the back of the more mellow hits like Scar tissue and Californication. The main reason why i remember these songs so well was because they were always getting played on MTV making them practically unavoidable.

                          #68 Gabriella Cilmi – Sweet About Me

                          Loved this so much at the time. I think when it comes to #1s, this would've definitely been a #1 in my own chart.

                          #60 Oasis - Stop Crying Your Heart Out

                          This is a surprisingly feature. I never would've thought this had successfully topped the charts anywhere. As far as Oasis singles go in the UK, this one held up much better than even some of their #1 singles.

                          #58 The Killers - Human

                          Another big favourite of mine. I know Mr Brightside has become signature tune in the UK but i've loved Human since the first time i heard it. It is indeed very 80s but this is where The Killers excelled the most. It's not so surprisingly that they have remained one of the most popular indie/rock bands from the 00s. It also helps when your lead single is Brandon Flowers. Ohh mmm!!!

                          #47 Lordi - Hard Rock Hallelujah

                          LOL i'm pretty sure this was the first year where i watched the Eurovision song contest. I distinctly remember them winning and just imaging them as real life superheroes or something to that effect. Lordi sure knew how to make an impact with their costumes and make up.

                          #43 Gwen Stefani - What You Waiting For?

                          Another amazing track i loved from the very beginning. Everything about the song itself is crazy hot. It was so unique and different for its time. If i had been compiling my own chart way back then, this would've easily been a #1 for me. Another example of Australia getting it right (and i wasn't even following the australian charts back then either).

                          Best of the rest (i.e. the songs from my own top 100)

                          #77 Sugababes - Round Round
                          #66 Britney Spears - Toxic
                          #65 Take That - Patience
                          #64 Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
                          #62 Christina Aguilera - Beautiful
                          #59 Arcitc Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
                          #57 Scissor Sisters – I Don’t Feel Like Dancing
                          #53 Oasis – The Importance Of Being Idle
                          #50 The Streets - Dry Your Eyes
                          #48 Calvin Harris - I'm Not Alone
                          #46 Take That - Shine
                          #45 Melanie C feat. Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez – Never Be The Same Again

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                          • Originally posted by JakeP View Post

                            #43 Gwen Stefani - What You Waiting For?

                            Another amazing track i loved from the very beginning. Everything about the song itself is crazy hot. It was so unique and different for its time. If i had been compiling my own chart way back then, this would've easily been a #1 for me. Another example of Australia getting it right (and i wasn't even following the australian charts back then either).
                            I thought it was a little bit too whacky at the time, but I've grown to like it.
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                            • Originally posted by JakeP View Post
                              #58 The Killers - Human

                              Another big favourite of mine. I know Mr Brightside has become signature tune in the UK but i've loved Human since the first time i heard it. It is indeed very 80s but this is where The Killers excelled the most. It's not so surprisingly that they have remained one of the most popular indie/rock bands from the 00s. It also helps when your lead single is Brandon Flowers. Ohh mmm!!!
                              It's surprising that I prefer other Killers' singles to their two most successful ones (especially When You Were Young), Somebody Told Me and Mr. Brightside
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                              • #41 Lily Allen - The Fear

                                Year of release: 2008
                                Genre: Pop, Electropop
                                #1 in the UK in 2009


                                Before the release of "The Fear", Allen stated that her intention was to make "bigger sounding, more ethereal songs, real songs". And it definitely worked, especially considering the fact Greg Kurstin was employed to do the job.
                                The song managed to remain on top for four weeks, throughout the whole of February 2009. The song was featured in the fourth episode of series three of the TV drama Skins.
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                                • #40 Spiller feat. Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)

                                  Year of release: 2000
                                  Genre: Nu-Disco, French House
                                  #1 in the UK, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand


                                  Another example of french house which was a force in the early 2000s. Sadly, this is the only Sophie #1, yet her gentle touch is evident in this song. This is a bona fide summer hit, I'd even say this is the closest to a "late summer hit" if there ever has been one.
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                                  • #39 Shivaree – Goodnight Moon

                                    Year of release: 2000
                                    Genre: Indie Pop, Dark Cabaret
                                    #1 in Italy in 2000


                                    This retro-sounding dark cabaret song probably stands out in this list. Ignored by the US and UK public, this song became a massive hit in Italy.
                                    The song was first featured in the third season of the hit television series, Dawson's Creek in 2000. It later appeared during the ending credits of the 2004 film Kill Bill: Volume 2 and is featured on the soundtrack album.
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                                    • #38 Depeche Mode – Precious

                                      Year of release: 2005
                                      Genre: Synthpop, Electronic Rock
                                      #1 in Italy, Spain, Sweden


                                      A return to form for Depeche Mode in my eyes. "Precious" is almost coldwave-ish, it sounds more as an 80s upgrade then retrograde, here you have technology used for the purposes of romantic songwriting.
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                                      • #37 Los Planetas - Y Ademas Es Imposible

                                        Year of release: 2004
                                        Genre: Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
                                        #1 in Spain


                                        Thanks to the fact Spain used a sales-based approach for their singles charts back in the day, some indie gems managed to sneak through to number one. A pleasing psychedelic rock song that sonically can be compared to Neutral Milk Hotel or Super Furry Animals rather than any of the more accessible indie acts of 2000s.
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                                        • I love Precious and Groovejet
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                                          • Sadly Sophie was # 1 with her worst single.

                                            "Goodnght Moon" is the second best song (after Toxic) in all this ranking. Actually I watched Italian chart on MTV in 2001 and remember the time when Shivaree became # 1.
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                                            • Originally posted by LastDreamer View Post
                                              Sadly Sophie was # 1 with her worst single.
                                              I would say "Bittersweet" and "Heartbreak (Make Me A Dancer)" are much worse (& generic).
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                                              • Originally posted by jszmiles View Post
                                                I love Precious and Groovejet
                                                yeah, "Precious" is classic Depeche Mode now.
                                                "Groovejet" is a lightweight feeling of summer almost gone.
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                                                • #36 Radiohead – There There

                                                  Year of release: 2003
                                                  Genre: Alternative Rock, Art Rock
                                                  #1 in Canada


                                                  The darlings of music critics around the world, Radiohead came pretty close to a UK#1 single a couple of times, but never got there. Meanwhile, in Canada "There There" managed to reach the top of the chart, despite being quite complex and depressive for the average #1.
                                                  The stop-motion animation-based music video is also worth your time.
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                                                  • That is quite random for a Radiohead song. They never got further than #3 in UK.

                                                    Groovejet is a classic. The Fear, WYWF? and to a lesser extent Radio are great synthpop. Stephen Duffy (Tin Tin / Duran Duran) helping out on Radio.
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