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  • Originally posted by trebor View Post
    Really like Matchbox Twenty and this is a very good song.
    Maybe a bit too fluffy, polished and a safe AC production. Nevertheless, I really like it.
    Those were the times when such a sound could get you to #1 in America.
    Surprisingly, it's their only #1 hit in their career, yet "3am" or "Unwell" seem to be way more popular than "Bent"
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    • #19 Elisa - Luce

      Year of release: 2001
      Genre: Pop/Rock
      #1 in Italy


      Here we go again with Italy and a San Remo number one in the chart. Elisa Toffoli could be written off as a Laura Pausini clone or as an Italian attempt at Alanis Morissette type of a career, but the recent release of "L'Anima Vola" made me come back to re-evaluate Elisa's discography and I come to terms that "Luce" is actually very good for 2001 (and a #1 single). The song is essentially about love and Elisa tells her lover to speak and then to listen to her.

      "Luce" was re-released in English as "Come Speak To Me" a year later, so that you are able to compare two versions.
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      • #18 In-grid – Tu Es Foutu

        Year of release: 2002
        Genre: Dance-pop, House
        #1 in Sweden in 2003


        What's this one-hit wonder doing this high in the countdown? Probably I gave it a pass for being too European.
        In-Grid's debut single warned us via the "I Was a Ye-Ye Girl" title, but in "Tu Es Foutu (You Are Screwed)" In-Grid comes guns blazing, turning 60s pop into a groovy dance track.
        The accordeon-based hook is quite infectious (it can certainly compete with Verka Serduchka's "Dancing Lasha Tumbai" in the catchiest accordeon-based hooks competition).
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        • #19 Elisa
          Oh, this is a nice surprise! Magnificent song. NB: Full title: "Luce (Tramonti A Nord Est)"
          Amazingly enough, she is still a relevant artist with chart success in Italy.
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          • Originally posted by trebor View Post
            #19 Elisa
            Oh, this is a nice surprise! Magnificent song. NB: Full title: "Luce (Tramonti A Nord Est)"
            Amazingly enough, she is still a relevant artist with chart success in Italy.
            Yes, it seems like San Remo is a better career opportunity than Eurovision, lots of successful carrers in the last two decades alone.
            Elisa even has been featured in the Imagine Dragons' "Birds" recently.
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            • San Remo:
              Yes, definitely; but it always depends how strong the act itself is. It helps to kick-start you overnight. Question is whether some of the successful artists wouldn't have made it and found fame going the regular way.

              #18 In-Grid:
              Not crazy mad about it. Remember it was on power-play on VIVA or MTV. It's a bit of a novelty, and she is not even French.
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              • #20 Matchbox Twenty - Bent
                #19 Elisa - Luce

                "Bent" is amazing! It's one of my favourite songs ever with male vocals (especially from 2000 onwards)! It was a #1 on my chart in 2000, #4 on the YEC and #54 (which feels too low) on my decade chart for 2000-2009. Didn't expect to see it here!

                I had totally forgotten that "Come Speak to Me" wasn't the original version. This reached #2 on my chart, YEC #10 (2002) and DEC #224. Elisa also had four other songs in my top 10 in 2002-2003.
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                • Originally posted by trebor View Post
                  #18 In-Grid:
                  Not crazy mad about it. Remember it was on power-play on VIVA or MTV. It's a bit of a novelty, and she is not even French.
                  Yes, it was in (kinda) broken French, yet that accordeon hook was something quite unusual and distinctive.
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                  • Originally posted by Magnus View Post
                    #20 Matchbox Twenty - Bent
                    #19 Elisa - Luce

                    "Bent" is amazing! It's one of my favourite songs ever with male vocals (especially from 2000 onwards)! It was a #1 on my chart in 2000, #4 on the YEC and #54 (which feels too low) on my decade chart for 2000-2009. Didn't expect to see it here!

                    I had totally forgotten that "Come Speak to Me" wasn't the original version. This reached #2 on my chart, YEC #10 (2002) and DEC #224. Elisa also had four other songs in my top 10 in 2002-2003.
                    wow, that "Bent" run is actually pretty strong.
                    Elisa surely had some great songs in her discography
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                    • #17 Stereophonics - Dakota

                      Year of release: 2005
                      Genre: Alternative Rock, Pop/Rock
                      #1 in the UK


                      The road to #1 wasn't easy for Stereophonics, it took them a few big hits and successful albums to finally get there. I have to say that "Language. Sex. Violence. Other?" is my favourite Stereophonics album, it's a bit darker and more packed with guitar riffs than their previous efforts.
                      However, chart-wise it went downhill from "Dakota" for Stereophonics.
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                      • 'Tu es foutu' was a sleeper hit in Germany in 2003. It was one of two big French hits at the time, the other one being Kate Ryan's cover version of Mylène Farmer's 'Désenchantée'.

                        'Dakota' is great, my favourite Stereophonics song.
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                        • #16 Oasis - Lyla

                          Year of release: 2005
                          Genre: Britpop
                          #1 in the UK


                          I always loved Oasis attempts at anthemic rock, because Liam lived up to a rock'n'roll status. And it wasn't really important if the lyrics were crap or the song sounded samey, if you have Liam's loud mouth at the front you are good to go.
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                          • #15 La Roux - Bulletproof

                            Year of release: 2009
                            Genre: Synthpop
                            #1 in the UK


                            Just like The Ting Tings, La Roux sadly proved to be a one-album wonder. Nevertheless, both "Bulletproof" and "In For The Kill" are the classics of new synthpop era. Moreover, the instrumental in "Bulletproof" uses the 8-bit music as the reference point.
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                            • #14 Emiliana Torrini – Jungle Drum

                              Year of release: 2009
                              Genre: Indie Pop, Indie Rock
                              #1 in Germany, Belgium(Flanders), Austria


                              We've reached the point when the whole thing might be dismissed as a joke or a kids tv countdown (especially by the Germans, who suffered a seven-week run of "Jungle Drum" at #1).
                              However, this song is almost irresistible and can be compared with some of the catchiest Nancy Sinatra songs.
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                              • 'Bulletproof' & 'Jungle Drum' are both great, though the latter was overplayed to death on German radio.
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                                • Originally posted by Benny View Post
                                  'Tu es foutu' was a sleeper hit in Germany in 2003. It was one of two big French hits at the time, the other one being Kate Ryan's cover version of Mylène Farmer's 'Désenchantée'.

                                  'Dakota' is great, my favourite Stereophonics song.
                                  Yeah, I kept seeing 'Tu Es Foutu' on VIVA every now and then in 2003.
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                                  • Bulletproof and Jungle Drum are classic for me, really enjoyed them back them. M20 had better with Unwell.

                                    Dakota is best from last bunch of songs, made me love Stereophonics actually
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                                    • Originally posted by Benny View Post
                                      'Bulletproof' & 'Jungle Drum' are both great, though the latter was overplayed to death on German radio.
                                      'Jungle Drum' wasn't meant to be that successful in Germany, it was a little twee indie pop song at heart
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                                      • RE: Jungle Drum
                                        This is from Wikipedia
                                        In 2009 it also appeared in the Germany's Next Topmodel TV show.[10] Thus, the song became very popular in German-speaking countries
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                                        • Originally posted by jszmiles View Post
                                          Bulletproof and Jungle Drum are classic for me, really enjoyed them back them. M20 had better with Unwell.

                                          Dakota is best from last bunch of songs, made me love Stereophonics actually
                                          'Dakota' is so well-thought, it manages to grab you and keeps the listener pumped till the very end of the song.
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                                          • Originally posted by trebor View Post
                                            RE: Jungle Drum
                                            This is from Wikipeida
                                            Yeah, I know that, but even the tv push is not always enough to make a song that successful (seven weeks at number one). You need to push a catchy enough product in the first place.
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                                            • #13 Silverchair - Straight Lines

                                              Year of release: 2006
                                              Genre: Pop/Rock
                                              #1 in Australia


                                              This one is very personal. I've been following Silverchair since I was a kid (Daniel was one of my first celebrity crushes), and it was so strange to see 26 year old man as some kind of a veteran in the industry having the rough time.
                                              'Straight Lines' was meant to be a bit too cheesy and too reliant on the self-assuring inspiration message. Regardless, I still think that Silverchair's 'Young Modern' era was underappreciated and misunderstood.
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                                              • #17 Stereophonics - Dakota

                                                'Dakota' is so well-thought, it manages to grab you and keeps the listener pumped till the very end of the song.
                                                Ah, another great song! This was blocked from #1 on my weekly chart and 2005 was a very strong year for me so it only managed #17 on the YEC, but became #107 on the DEC, which was actually the 4th highest for songs with male (and no female) vocals!

                                                I agree with the quote exactly! Brilliant with that third verse towards the end, I have no idea why not more songs use that structure.

                                                Here is my full top 10 favourite songs from 2000-2009 with male vocals (DEC position):

                                                 1. Nearer Than Heaven – Delays (#45)
                                                 2. Bent – Matchbox Twenty (#54)
                                                 3. Daddy DJ – Daddy DJ (#85)
                                                 4. Dakota – Stereophonics (#107)
                                                 5. For Reasons Unexplained – Casey Stratton (#109)
                                                 6. Into the Fire – Thirteen Senses (#110)
                                                 7. Spaceship – Angie Aparo (#156)
                                                 8. Little Wonders – Rob Thomas (#161)
                                                 9. Drowning – Backstreet Boys (#178)
                                                10. Capricorn – 30 Seconds to Mars (#193)

                                                Unfortunately I have no idea which of these songs were #1 on some official chart. I'm pretty sure "Nearer Than Heaven" wasn't :( Delays had five more songs in the top 500, Rob Thomas two more and Casey Stratton (who almost sounds like a woman) one more.

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                                                • Originally posted by Magnus View Post
                                                   1. Nearer Than Heaven – Delays (#45)
                                                   6. Into the Fire – Thirteen Senses (#110)
                                                  Delays are just out of this world really, Thirteen Senses made some solid record, yet none of those came close to #1 anywhere.
                                                  This whole countdown is simply an attempt to track down those few instances when the public taste in any significant national chart matched my own tastes, at least to a certain degree.
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                                                  • I lost an interest in Silvairchair after Neon Ballroom, actually it's the only album I know from them. They were cool at that time.
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