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  • Freaky Fly Bry's Top 100 - A 20-year retrospective

    Well, it's officially been 20 years since I started my chart. It was the afternoon of January 10, 1999 and I was listening to the Rick Dees Weekly Top 40. I'd thought over the previous few months of making a chart of my own, and I figured with a new year just having started, why not then?

    The first chart was the hardest to make as I was starting fresh but I had a rough idea of where the songs would be. I'd remembered current songs I'd enjoyed then and ranked them as I thought of them until I had 40 songs, being the only chart I decided the positions randomly as since then, I've been compiling starting on the top and working my way to the bottom.

    The top 10 on that first chart looked like this:
    1. Shawn Mullins - Lullaby
    2. Eagle-Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
    3. Britney Spears - Baby One More Time
    4. Alanis Morissette - Thank U
    5. Jewel - Hands
    6. Celine Dion & R. Kelly - I'm Your Angel
    7. Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston - When You Believe
    8. New Radicals - You Get What You Give
    9. U2 - Sweetest Thing
    10. Cher - Believe

    In the initial few years, my charts were mostly based on what songs I'd heard on the radio being based around the pop hits of that era. But then in 2001, I'd joined the Radio & Records message board, which I was a member of for two years until its closure, and while I posted my chart there, which was the first time I'd ever shared it with anyone else, it helped broaden my horizons to the point where, in August 2002, I'd expanded my chart to a top 100, which it has remained to this day. While I've come and gone from many forums over the years, the ones I, and therefore my chart, have been most prominent on are M4B Charts Central and UKMIX, which have hosted my chart posts for most of its existence online and continue to do so today.

    In 2008, I first heard of Kate Voegele, who quickly became my favourite singer ever and became a dominant force on my chart, setting many records in the process. The combination of her, and the enduring Kelly Clarkson who had previously been accomplished as one of my chart's most successful artists a few years prior, helped bridge the 2000's into the 2010's where both have remained my most successful core artists, and the only artists with over 20 #1's to date on my chart.

    Over the years, my chart has moved away from the pop hits of the day, both due to lessening interest because of varying rap styles such as crunk, ringtone rap and mumble rap and singers with irritating voices dominating the pop charts, as well as exposure to more music that suited my tastes well and favourites of other message board members due to word of mouth (indeed, other songs similar to my core artists' styles became huge hits on my chart in their own right!) But in the 2010's, another big trend has been nostalgia - as I discover deeper into the discographies of artists of the 1970's, 1980's and 1990's that I've always been a casual fan of, I've maintained an interest in hearing current music from them, and in many cases I've enjoyed their newer songs as much as their classics. And many core artists that I enjoyed in the 2000's, despite lessening commercial success, have stayed strong well into the 2010's for me, solidifying my chart as one where core artists maintain consistency.

    Over the next 100 days, I will be taking you down my chart's history, with my top 100 artists and top 1500 songs of the past 20 years. We will revisit many favourites of mine that achieved success on my chart and count down the songs that helped make my chart what it is.
    Freaky Fly Bry's Top 100

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    100. FOO FIGHTERS

    Seattle, WA, USA (1994-present)

    Following the death of Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain, their drummer Dave Grohl started a new band, who became the Foo Fighters. If there is any gold standard band for consistency over the past quarter century, these guys have to be a top contender, with 24 top 10 hits on the modern rock chart during this time span. And while their first two albums, which had many of their classics on them, pre-dated my chart, they have still hit with a fairly consistent record during my chart's era, with three of their 23 chart appearances to date reaching the top 10.

    Biggest hits:
    1. Learn To Fly
    2. Something From Nothing
    3. Saint Cecilia
    4. Times Like These
    5. Run
    6. Best Of You
    7. Soldier
    8. The Pretender
    9. Wheels
    10. All My Life

    At #99: A Eurodance trio from Germany

    1500. Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Zephyr Song
    1499. George Michael - Amazing
    1498. Sonique - Sky
    1497. Missy Elliott - Work It
    1496. Ryan Cabrera - Photo
    1495. Steps - I Will Love Again
    1494. Kate Voegele - I Don't Want To Be
    1493. Nelly Furtado - Hey Man
    1492. Avril Lavigne - Alice
    1491. Ella Henderson - Ghost
    1490. Goo Goo Dolls - Over And Over
    1489. Emii - Magic
    1488. Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat - Lucky
    1487. Taylor Swift - Sweeter Than Fiction
    1486. Hilary Duff - Stranger

    We have the highest (and therefore only) appearances from British pop quintet Steps (covering a Lara Fabian song), the late George Michael (whose career mostly predates my chart), and pop sirens Ella Henderson and Emii, while Sonique's follow-up to her big hit appears as well as heavy hitting artists such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Goo Goo Dolls, Missy Elliott, Ryan Cabrera, Kate Voegele, Nelly Furtado, Avril Lavigne, Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat, Taylor Swift and Hilary Duff, many of whom make my top 100 artists of my chart's 20 year era.
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    • #3
      Re: Freaky Fly Bry's Top 100 - A 20-year retrospective

      This should be a blast!

      Congrats on twenty years of charts.

      Oh, and the Foos are future Hall of Famers.
      "And keep reaching for the stars...." Casey Kasem RIP 1932-2014

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      • #4
        Re: Freaky Fly Bry's Top 100 - A 20-year retrospective

        Congrats on two decades of chart composition! This will be a fun ride.

        I'm not a Foo Fighters fan, but I like these songs from the songs list so far, "Ghost" being my favourite. "Lucky" is super romantic.

        1491. Ella Henderson - Ghost
        1488. Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat - Lucky

        1487. Taylor Swift - Sweeter Than Fiction
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          99. CASCADA

          Bonn, Germany (2004-present)

          At #99 we have the trio of DJ's Manian and Yanou and singer Natalie Horler, collectively known as Cascada. As one of the top Eurodance acts of the 21st century, they caught my attention in 2006 with "Everytime We Touch", and managed to maintain some amounts of success for some time afterwards. However, the song that really captivated me was "Evacuate The Dancefloor", the lead single from their third album, which became their only #1 to date on my chart. They have continued to release to this day and even represented their homeland Germany at Eurovision.

          Next at #98: A British girl group who failed to get attention outside their homeland but were a personal chart favourite.

          Top 10 hits:
          1. Evacuate The Dancefloor
          2. Everytime We Touch
          3. Dangerous
          4. Summer Of Love
          5. Perfect Day
          6. Pyromania
          7. Playground
          8. Miracle
          9. Fever
          10. Reason

          1485. Garbage - Special
          1484. Phil Collins - Going Back
          1483. OneRepublic - Say (All I Need)
          1482. Madonna feat. Nicki Minaj & M.I.A. - Give Me All Your Luvin'
          1481. Bryan Adams - She Knows Me
          1480. Kelly Rowland - Stole
          1479. Stacie Orrico - I'm Not Missing You
          1478. Sean Paul - We Be Burnin'
          1477. Black Eyed Peas - Pump It
          1476. David Archuleta - Something 'Bout Love
          1475. Tyler Shaw - By My Side
          1474. Sugar Ray - When It's Over
          1473. Faith Hill - There You'll Be
          1472. Ashley Tisdale - It's Alright, It's OK
          1471. Jason Derulo - Want To Want Me
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          • #6
            Re: Freaky Fly Bry's Top 100 - A 20-year retrospective

            Cascada have had some nice songs over the years.

            Sugar Ray probably my fav on your chart so far.
            "And keep reaching for the stars...." Casey Kasem RIP 1932-2014

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            • #7
              Re: Freaky Fly Bry's Top 100 - A 20-year retrospective

              I expected Foo Fighters to be a bit higher. To me, their best record is still the classic 1997 ''The Colour And The Shape''.
              Waffles are checked cookies

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                Re: Freaky Fly Bry's Top 100 - A 20-year retrospective



                98. GIRLS ALOUD

                London, UK (2002-2013)

                We're up to a girl group from the UK who really didn't make it outside their homeland (indeed, I have UKMIX to thank for discovering their music back in the day), but on personal charts, they were a huge favourite in the 2000's. While their output overall was fairly inconsistent with songs peaking all over my chart, they had enough I enjoyed to get them into my top 100 artists of the past 20 years. Their unique pop style captivated chart makers and gave them many hits across personal chart communities during their existence as a group, and while both Cheryl and Nadine have made my chart since their split as solo artists, neither had the impact for me that they did while in Girls Aloud.

                1. The Loving Kind
                2. I'll Stand By You
                3. Call The Shots
                4. See The Day
                5. Sexy! No No No
                6. Long Hot Summer
                7. Life Got Cold
                8. Something New
                9. Untouchable
                10. Can't Speak French

                #97: A recent Grammy winner for Best New Artist

                1470. Fatboy Slim - The Rockafeller Skank
                1469. Melissa Etheridge - Refugee
                1468. All-American Rejects - Move Alone
                1467. D12 - My Band
                1466. Bryan Adams - The Best Of Me
                1465. Demi Lovato - I Will Survive
                1464. Mariah Carey - Don't Forget About Us
                1463. Kandi - Don't Think I'm Not
                1462. Michael Jackson - You Rock My World
                1461. Giorgio Moroder feat. Kylie Minogue - Right Here, Right Now
                1460. Fall Out Boy - Dance, Dance
                1459. Kylie Minogue - Stop Me From Falling
                1458. Janet Jackson - No Sleeep
                1457. Pearl Jam - Can't Deny Me
                1456. BBMak - Out Of My Heart (Into Your Head)

                Here we have crashouts for Eminem's group D12 (he's got plenty to come solo though), Kandi, and Giorgio Moroder (as the bulk of his career pre-dates my chart). We also have legendary DJ Fatboy Slim, pop-rock bands All-American Rejects and Fall Out Boy, Melissa Etheridge covering Tom Petty for her greatest hits album, Demi Lovato covering Gloria Gaynor for "Angry Birds", Bryan Adams with a greatest hits single, Mariah Carey with a song from her mid-2000's comeback, 2 Kylie Minogue songs including one from just last year, Pearl Jam's return from last year, a BBMak hit from 2002 and the 2 most successful Jackson family siblings - Michael and Janet!
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                  Re: Freaky Fly Bry's Top 100 - A 20-year retrospective



                  97. ALESSIA CARA

                  Born July 11, 1996, Brampton, ON, Canada

                  At #97, from the suburbs of Toronto, we have a young female singer-songwriter Alessia Cara. Her alternative pop sound and candid songwriting about relateable topics have helped her music resonate for me thus far; this appeal helped her win the Grammy for Best New Artist last year. To date, she has released two albums, several singles from which have charted for me, but her only #1 so far has been the Disney song "How Far I'll Go"!

                  1. How Far I'll Go
                  2. Scars To Your Beautiful
                  3. Wild Things
                  4. Growing Pains
                  5. Here
                  6. Stay (with Zedd)
                  7. Seventeen
                  8. Wild (with Troye Sivan)
                  9. I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
                  10. Not Today

                  #96: The only artist from New Zealand to make the list.

                  1455. Shawn Mendes - Something Big
                  1454. Lasgo - Something
                  1453. Coldplay - Viva La Vida
                  1452. Anna Kendrick - Cups (When I'm Gone)
                  1451. Courage My Love - Animal Heart
                  1450. Santana feat. Diego Torres - Feel It Coming Back
                  1449. Olly Murs feat. Demi Lovato - Up
                  1448. Twenty One Pilots - Stressed Out
                  1447. Clay Aiken - Invisible
                  1446. Paul McCartney - Fuh You
                  1445. Tiesto - Red Lights
                  1444. Pussycat Dolls - I Hate This Part
                  1443. Taylor Swift - Gorgeous
                  1442. Coldplay - In My Place
                  1441. Simple Plan - Astronaut
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                  • #10


                    96. LORDE

                    Born: November 7, 1996, Auckland, New Zealand

                    At #96 we have New Zealand's singer-songwriter who got her start in her teens, Lorde! Her alternative stylings influenced many others to follow and took the world by storm in 2013 when her hits from "Pure Heroine", "Royals" and "Team" became huge worldwide smashes. However, the album that really did it for me was her second album, "Melodrama". While lead single "Green Light" was a big hit for me, she ended up hitting #1 twice from that album - with "Perfect Places" and "Supercut". I'm hopeful that she will continue in the same quality in the future!

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                    1. Supercut
                    2. Perfect Places
                    3. Green Light
                    4. Homemade Dynamite
                    5. Precious Metals
                    6. No Better
                    7. Royals
                    8. Glory And Gore
                    9. Magnets (with Disclosure)
                    10. Team

                    #95: The least prolific artist in the top 100 - made it in on just three songs! To date, she has not released a full album.

                    1440. Maroon 5 - Sugar
                    1439. Simple Plan - Perfectly Perfect
                    1438. Andee - Black And White Heart
                    1437. Toni Braxton - Yesterday
                    1436. Naomi Striemer - Fall Behind
                    1435. Big Time Rush - Music Sounds Better With You
                    1434. Robbie Williams - Supreme
                    1433. Usher feat. Swedish House Mafia - Numb
                    1432. Sarah McLachlan - World On Fire
                    1431. Young Artists For Haiti - Wavin' Flag
                    1430. Bruno Mars - It Will Rain
                    1429. Rihanna - California King Bed
                    1428. Jason Derulo - Whatcha Say
                    1427. Britney Spears feat. G-Eazy - Make Me...
                    1426. Bruno Mars - Versace On The Floor
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                    • #11
                      Re: Freaky Fly Bry's Top 100 - A 20-year retrospective

                      Girls aloud have a few good songs.

                      Lorde for me has never really been my thing. Maybe a couple good ones

                      Coldplay’s song is among my fav of the millennium
                      "And keep reaching for the stars...." Casey Kasem RIP 1932-2014

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                      • #12
                        Re: Freaky Fly Bry's Top 100 - A 20-year retrospective



                        95. LAUREN WINANS

                        Origin: Buckhannon, WV, USA

                        Here is the only artist in the entire top 100 that has never released a full album - indeed, she has had only five singles that I know of to date, of which I have heard, and charted, three. Originally hailing from West Virginia and currently based out of Nashville, she caught my attention with the heartbreak anthem "Better At Breaking", which made an instant impact for me and became my #1 of 2014. The momentum from this single continued into two other #1's - "Wicked Game" and "Sexy Goodbye". Lauren finds herself among those with much more prolific careers just based on the strength of these three songs combined - they're enough to put her into my top 100 artists of the past 20 years!

                        1. Better At Breaking
                        2. Wicked Game
                        3. Sexy Goodbye

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                        #94: A Canadian singer-songwriter who was most popular in the 1990's, and the only artist in the top 100 without a top 5 hit on my chart.

                        1425. Usher - U Don't Have To Call
                        1424. Ryan Cabrera - 40 Kinds Of Sadness
                        1423. Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Catch You
                        1422. Matt Nathanson feat. Lolo - Headphones
                        1421. Serena Ryder - What I Wouldn't Do
                        1420. Alyssa Reid feat. Likewise - Badlands
                        1419. Blondie - Fun
                        1418. Mandy Moore - Candy
                        1417. Jewel - Down So Long
                        1416. These Kids Wear Crowns - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
                        1415. New Kids On The Block - Summertime
                        1414. Fifth Harmony - Miss Movin' On
                        1413. Sam Roberts - Brother Down
                        1412. 3 Doors Down feat. Bob Seger - Landing In London
                        1411. Lights - Giants

                        Among the artists crashing out here are British dance diva Sophie Ellis-Bextor, American singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson and Canadian artists These Kids Wear Crowns and Sam Roberts. Other Canadian artists in this set, all of whom still have others to come, are Serena Ryder, Lights and Alyssa Reid. We also have a comeback hit from New Kids On The Block, as well as among the many in the list from Ryan Cabrera, Usher, Jewel, Mandy Moore and 3 Doors Down. We also have a "nostalgia always wins" moment from Blondie from... 2017! And, believe it or not... as much as I may trash talk them these days (especially their noted solo breakout Camila Cabello)... there was a time when, shockingly, the group I call "Filth No-Harmony" actually had a top 10 hit on my chart!
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                        • #13
                          Re: Freaky Fly Bry's Top 100 - A 20-year retrospective

                          LOL at a Fifth Harmony song making it in.

                          Don't know Lauren all that well, sad to say.
                          "And keep reaching for the stars...." Casey Kasem RIP 1932-2014

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                          • #14


                            94. SARAH MCLACHLAN

                            Born: January 28, 1968, Halifax, NS, Canada

                            While the peak of her career pre-dated the start of my chart, she was still fairly successful when it started, as songs like "Angel" and "I Will Remember You" were top 10 hits early on. Her "Afterglow" album, one of my favourites of hers, was successful on my chart, as its first three singles were all top 10 hits for me. After this, she didn't have as much success though she still does occasionally chart, with greatest hits single "U Want Me 2" making my top 20. Still, with all the chart appearances she's had, despite lacking a top 5, she had enough to make my top 100 artists!

                            1. Fallen
                            2. I Will Remember You
                            3. Stupid
                            4. Angel
                            5. U Want Me 2
                            6. World On Fire
                            7. Push
                            8. Blackbird
                            9. Just Like Me (with DMC)
                            10. Ice Cream

                            [youtube:127bhztx]5xyGOeG8vdo[/youtube:127bhztx]

                            #93: An American pop-rock band whose lead singer has written and produced for many other artists.

                            1410. Plain White T's - Should've Gone To Bed
                            1409. Barlow - Walk Away
                            1408. The Calling - Our Lives
                            1407. Ja Rule - Livin' It Up
                            1406. Matchbox Twenty - These Hard Times
                            1405. Needtobreathe feat. Gavin DeGraw - Brother
                            1404. Jessica Simpson - I Wanna Love You Forever
                            1403. Kylie Minogue - Come Into My World
                            1402. 98 Degrees - My Everything
                            1401. Fefe Dobson - Don't Go (Girls & Boys)
                            1400. David Usher - The Music
                            1399. Havana Brown - Flashing Lights
                            1398. All Saints - Rock Steady
                            1397. David Usher - Alone In The Universe
                            1396. Sarah McLachlan - U Want Me 2
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                            • #15
                              Re: Freaky Fly Bry's Top 100 - A 20-year retrospective

                              Sarah would be higher if her earlier material were eligible, I'm sure

                              Fefe Dobson is my fav in that set
                              "And keep reaching for the stars...." Casey Kasem RIP 1932-2014

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                              • #16


                                93. ONEREPUBLIC

                                Colorado Springs, CO, USA (2002-present)

                                At #93 we find Ryan Tedder and his band OneRepublic! They first broke through in 2007 when Timbaland remixed their song "Apologize" and it became a huge worldwide #1 hit. Their album "Dreaming Out Loud" became a modern classic, and songs like "Stop & Stare" and "Say (All I Need)" also made my top 10 with the former reaching #1. Over the following years they charted several times, including "All The Right Moves" and "Counting Stars", but it wasn't until "Kids" when they got a second #1 for me. They continue to chart to this day, including last year's top 20 hit "Connection".

                                1. Stop & Stare
                                2. Kids
                                3. Apologize
                                4. Say (All I Need)
                                5. Connection
                                6. Wherever I Go
                                7. Love Runs Out
                                8. Feel Again
                                9. If I Lose Myself
                                10. Mercy

                                [youtube:1lkal2r9]HtNS1afUOnE[/youtube:1lkal2r9]

                                #92: Canadian rock band who started in the 90's, but continued their success in my chart era.

                                1395. Nelly feat. Jaheim - My Place
                                1394. Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX - Fancy
                                1393. 112 - Peaches & Cream
                                1392. Ricki-Lee - Raining Diamonds
                                1391. Dido - Life For Rent
                                1390. Foreigner feat. Nate Ruess - I Want To Know What Love Is
                                1389. Madonna - Jump
                                1388. Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea - Problem
                                1387. Kelly Clarkson - Don't Let Me Stop You
                                1386. Big Time Rush - Windows Down
                                1385. Emblem3 - 3000 Miles
                                1384. Ruff Endz - No More
                                1383. Naomi Striemer - Even Now
                                1382. Alanis Morissette - So Pure
                                1381. Nickelback - Far Away

                                So here, we have the highest entries for Australian rapper Iggy Azalea (both as a lead and as a feature), American R&B groups 112 and Ruff Endz, Australian pop star Ricki-Lee, classic rock band Foreigner (with an assist from Nate Ruess on a self-remake), boy bands Big Time Rush and Emblem3, and personal chart favourite Naomi Striemer. We also have among the many songs in the list by Nelly, Dido, Madonna, Ariana Grande, Kelly Clarkson, Alanis Morissette and Nickelback - haven't seen the last of any of those by any means!
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                                • #17
                                  Re: Freaky Fly Bry's Top 100 - A 20-year retrospective

                                  OneRepublic have put together a nice decade plus of music.

                                  Nickelback may well be my fav in that set.
                                  "And keep reaching for the stars...." Casey Kasem RIP 1932-2014

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                                  • #18
                                    Cascada have some stunning dancefloor anthems. "Evacuate the Dancefloor" is their biggest hit on my chart, too.

                                    Girls Aloud are the greatest girl group in history, in my opinion! UKMix introduced me to them, and they've grown to be one of my all-time favourite acts. Great to see "Untouchable" among your top faves from them. That one's their finest.

                                    I don't love Alessia Cara's interpretation of "How Far I'll Go" - Auli'i Cravalho did a much better job with the track - but "Scars to Your Beautiful" is absolutely, insanely uplifting. I doubt she'll ever top that gem for me, but I'm still fairly interested in her as an artist. She definitely has talent.

                                    It seems that we agree that Lorde's Melodrama is her key album to date, but differ on the songs! For me, "Sober" and "Green Light" are the two stunners, but Lorde is easily one of the finest artists under 25 in the industry. She is immensely talented - probably one of the best songwriters in the industry right now.

                                    OneRepublic are more of a singles act for me. I was introduced to them through "Apologize" and "Stop and Stare", but their best song for me is probably "Counting Stars".

                                    From the running songs list, I appreciate/love:

                                    1482. Madonna feat. Nicki Minaj & M.I.A. - Give Me All Your Luvin'
                                    1480. Kelly Rowland - Stole
                                    1476. David Archuleta - Something 'Bout Love
                                    1473. Faith Hill - There You'll Be
                                    1472. Ashley Tisdale - It's Alright, It's OK
                                    1468. All-American Rejects - Move Along
                                    1464. Mariah Carey - Don't Forget About Us
                                    1462. Michael Jackson - You Rock My World
                                    1461. Giorgio Moroder feat. Kylie Minogue - Right Here, Right Now
                                    1459. Kylie Minogue - Stop Me From Falling
                                    1455. Shawn Mendes - Something Big
                                    1453. Coldplay - Viva La Vida
                                    1447. Clay Aiken - Invisible
                                    1444. Pussycat Dolls - I Hate This Part
                                    1443. Taylor Swift - Gorgeous
                                    1430. Bruno Mars - It Will Rain
                                    1429. Rihanna - California King Bed
                                    1428. Jason Derulo - Whatcha Say
                                    1427. Britney Spears feat. G-Eazy - Make Me...
                                    1426. Bruno Mars - Versace On The Floor
                                    1403. Kylie Minogue - Come Into My World
                                    1394. Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX - Fancy
                                    1391. Dido - Life For Rent
                                    1389. Madonna - Jump
                                    1388. Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea - Problem
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                                    • #19


                                      92. OUR LADY PEACE

                                      Toronto, ON, Canada (1992-present)

                                      While the 90's were a great decade for Canadian alternative rock bands, especially on MuchMusic, very few managed long-term success beyond that decade. Our Lady Peace was a huge exception, having survived the 90's - and thriving beyond. While their first two albums pre-dated my chart, songs like "Somewhere Out There" - their only #1 for me - kept their success going well into the 2000's. They have so far hit my top 10 four times and had several other hits on my chart during the past 20 years, including some as recently as last year.

                                      1. Somewhere Out There
                                      2. Innocent
                                      3. Won't Turn Back
                                      4. All You Did Was Save My Life
                                      5. Angels Losing Sleep
                                      6. Where Are You
                                      7. Thief
                                      8. Life
                                      9. One Man Army
                                      10. In Repair

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                                      91. One of the biggest alternative rock breakthroughs of the 2000's, they just released a new single this week.

                                      1380. Pink - So What
                                      1379. Goo Goo Dolls - Stay With You
                                      1378. Stefy - Chelsea
                                      1377. Andrew Allen - Thinking About You
                                      1376. Taylor Swift - Today Was A Fairytale
                                      1375. John Mellencamp feat. India.Arie - Peaceful World
                                      1374. The Offspring - Kristy, Are You Doing Okay?
                                      1373. Owl City feat. Britt Nicole - You're Not Alone
                                      1372. Wayne Wonder - No Letting Go
                                      1371. Prozzak - Be As
                                      1370. Five For Fighting - Slice
                                      1369. Spice Girls - Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)
                                      1368. Anniela - Strip Teaser
                                      1367. Lifehouse - Flight
                                      1366. Alicia Keys - A Woman's Worth

                                      Among the acts here with their highest appearances are Stefy, Andrew Allen, Wayne Wonder, Prozzak and Anniela; all the others have more songs to come.
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                                      • #20


                                        91. THE KILLERS

                                        Las Vegas, NV, USA (2001-present)

                                        Among the biggest alternative rock bands of my chart's era is the Las Vegas band The Killers. Influenced by 80's alternative rock, their debut album "Hot Fuss" made a huge splash, and had a solid streak of hits, including a song that reached #1 on my chart, "Mr. Brightside". The "Sam's Town" era was equally big for me and they've continued to chart in some form ever since, though none of their stuff since has matched up to their first two albums. They just released a new single "Land Of The Free" this week, we shall see how that does in coming weeks.

                                        1. Mr. Brightside
                                        2. When You Were Young
                                        3. Bones
                                        4. All These Things That I've Done
                                        5. Read My Mind
                                        6. Spaceman
                                        7. Smile Like You Mean It
                                        8. Human
                                        9. Somebody Told Me
                                        10. A Dustland Fairytale

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                                        #90. The biggest Australian pop group of this decade.

                                        1365. Hilary Duff - Fly
                                        1364. Goo Goo Dolls - Rebel Beat
                                        1363. LFO - Summer Girls
                                        1362. Destiny's Child - Girl
                                        1361. Goo Goo Dolls - Broadway
                                        1360. Bloodhound Gang - The Bad Touch
                                        1359. Alicia Keys - Blended Family (What You Do For Love)
                                        1358. Rachel Stevens - So Good
                                        1357. Girls Aloud - See The Day
                                        1356. Alanis Morissette - Joining You
                                        1355. The Girl And The Dreamcatcher - My Way
                                        1354. Eve 6 - Here's To The Night
                                        1353. Bowling For Soup - 1985
                                        1352. Justin Bieber - One Time
                                        1351. Madonna - Celebration

                                        Most of these acts have songs still to come, but here are the highest entries from the Bloodhound Gang, Rachel Stevens as a solo artist, The Girl And The Dreamcatcher, Bowling For Soup, and yes... even Justin Bieber made it in one time!
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                                          90. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER

                                          Sydney, Australia (2011-present)

                                          These boys from Australia have taken the world by storm since 2014 and delivered their fair share of irresistible pop smashes! Their biggest hit, "Youngblood" was released last year and was a huge worldwide #1 hit, but just narrowly misses out as my favourite to early hit "Amnesia". With their current single "Lie To Me" rising up charts worldwide, the future is looking bright for 5 Seconds Of Summer!

                                          1. Amnesia
                                          2. Youngblood
                                          3. She's Kinda Hot
                                          4. Hey Everybody!
                                          5. She Looks So Perfect
                                          6. Valentine
                                          7. Want You Back
                                          8. What I Like About You
                                          9. Girls Talk Boys
                                          10. Don't Stop

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                                          89. A group that, due to many factors, including gross overplay, I simply can't stand anymore.

                                          1350. 5 Seconds Of Summer - She's Kinda Hot
                                          1349. Emilia - Big Big World
                                          1348. Mario Winans feat. P. Diddy & Enya - I Don't Wanna Know
                                          1347. Vertical Horizon - Save Me From Myself
                                          1346. INXS - Afterglow
                                          1345. Madonna - What It Feels Like For A Girl
                                          1344. Sheryl Crow - The First Cut Is The Deepest
                                          1343. 98 Degrees - The Hardest Thing
                                          1342. Dixie Chicks - Landslide
                                          1341. Paloma Faith - Til I'm Done
                                          1340. Numéro# - Tout Est Parfait
                                          1339. Enrique Iglesias feat. Kelis - Not In Love
                                          1338. Switchfoot & Lifehouse - Shine Like Gold
                                          1337. Keshia Chante - Lights Out
                                          1336. Lenny Kravitz - The Chamber

                                          So we get to the highest entries from Emilia, Mario Winans, Keshia Chante and the Dixie Chicks, while Numéro# has the only French song in the list. We also have the recently revealed 5 Seconds Of Summer with their third highest song, Vertical Horizon with a 2009 comeback, INXS with a single from their period with J.D. Fortune as lead singer, Madonna with the song with the controversial video "WIFLf*g", Sheryl Crow covering Cat Stevens, 98 Degrees with one of many classics they did, a recent single from Paloma Faith, Enrique Iglesias teaming up with Kelis, a hurricane relief single from Switchfoot and Lifehouse and Lenny Kravitz's 2014 comeback.
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                                            My favourite Killers song is "Somebody Told Me", but I'm not a huge fan of the band. I've recently warmed up to 5SOS. "Youngblood" is a huge bop!

                                            1380. Pink - So What
                                            1376. Taylor Swift - Today Was A Fairytale
                                            1366. Alicia Keys - A Woman's Worth
                                            1362. Destiny's Child - Girl
                                            1359. Alicia Keys - Blended Family (What You Do For Love)
                                            1352. Justin Bieber - One Time
                                            1351. Madonna - Celebration
                                            1345. Madonna - What It Feels Like For A Girl
                                            1344. Sheryl Crow - The First Cut Is The Deepest
                                            1336. Lenny Kravitz - The Chamber
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                                              89. BLACK EYED PEAS

                                              Los Angeles, CA, USA (1992-present)

                                              Originally when I first heard them, I enjoyed their mix of socially conscious themes and party anthems with their then-unique style of hip-hop and the "Elephunk" and "Monkey Business" singles in particular have held up well for me. Then came the extremely overplayed and generic "E.N.D." era which to this day, I am STILL sick of - I can't listen to the big hits from that era at all anymore as I am so burned out on them. The final straw came when they released "The Beginning", and its lead single "The Time (Dirty Bit)" remains one of my most hated songs of all time since. Even their solo stuff since has struggled - Will.i.am has released much hated stuff since as well as Fergie with the awful "M.I.L.F. $". It would take a miracle for any of them to ever get back to the upper regions of my chart, as they have become beyond ruined for me, but the Black Eyed Peas, despite this, still make my top 100 artists of my chart's era based on their 2001-06 stuff mostly despite this period of sheer hatred towards them.

                                              1. Where Is The Love
                                              2. Don't Phunk With My Heart
                                              3. Don't Lie
                                              4. Let's Get It Started
                                              5. Pump It
                                              6. Gone Going
                                              7. Shut Up
                                              8. Hey Mama
                                              9. Request Line
                                              10. Rock That Body

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                                              88. Canadian pop-rock band who really didn't make it outside of Canada.

                                              1335. Third Eye Blind - Jumper
                                              1334. All-American Rejects - Swing Swing
                                              1333. Garbage - Empty
                                              1332. Outkast - The Way You Move
                                              1331. Sean Paul - Like Glue
                                              1330. Kelly Clarkson feat. John Legend - Run Run Run
                                              1329. K-Os - Sunday Morning
                                              1328. Ashlee Simpson - Shadow
                                              1327. Kelly Clarkson - Meaning Of Life
                                              1326. Serena Ryder - Got Your Number
                                              1325. Jesse McCartney - Back Together
                                              1324. Ash Richards - Second Guess
                                              1323. Jessie J - Domino
                                              1322. Faith Hill - The Way You Love Me
                                              1321. Daniel Powter - Free Loop
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                                                Congrats on the 20 year anniversary, I discovered some real gems thanks to your chart!

                                                I like all of the following ones (and adore the ones marked in bold):
                                                1499. George Michael - Amazing
                                                1498. Sonique - Sky
                                                1483. OneRepublic - Say (All I Need)
                                                1480. Kelly Rowland - Stole
                                                1474. Sugar Ray - When It's Over
                                                1473. Faith Hill - There You'll Be
                                                1468. All-American Rejects - Move Along
                                                1462. Michael Jackson - You Rock My World
                                                1454. Lasgo - Something
                                                1452. Anna Kendrick - Cups (When I'm Gone)
                                                1448. Twenty One Pilots - Stressed Out
                                                1445. Tiesto - Red Lights
                                                1434. Robbie Williams - Supreme
                                                1429. Rihanna - California King Bed
                                                1421. Serena Ryder - What I Wouldn't Do
                                                1415. New Kids On The Block - Summertime
                                                1403. Kylie Minogue - Come Into My World
                                                1391. Dido - Life For Rent
                                                1382. Alanis Morissette - So Pure
                                                1381. Nickelback - Far Away
                                                1367. Lifehouse - Flight
                                                1363. LFO - Summer Girls
                                                1360. Bloodhound Gang - The Bad Touch
                                                1351. Madonna - Celebration
                                                1349. Emilia - Big Big World
                                                1348. Mario Winans feat. P. Diddy & Enya - I Don't Wanna Know
                                                1347. Vertical Horizon - Save Me From Myself
                                                1339. Enrique Iglesias feat. Kelis - Not In Love
                                                1336. Lenny Kravitz - The Chamber
                                                1322. Faith Hill - The Way You Love Me
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                                                  88. FABER DRIVE

                                                  Mission, BC, Canada (2004-present)

                                                  At #88, we find one of many artists from the B.C. lower mainland pop-punk scene, Faber Drive. Discovered by Chad Kroeger, they made their big breakthrough in 2007 with the "Seven Second Surgery" album, which included several big hits for me, including the #2 "Tongue Tied" and the #1 "When I'm With You". The second album, "Can't Keep A Secret" continued the success with two more top 5's. While they have not released an album since 2012, I'm hoping that when they do return, they can resume right where they left off with more great music like they've had so far.

                                                  1. When I'm With You
                                                  2. Tongue Tied
                                                  3. G-Get Up And Dance!
                                                  4. You And I Tonight
                                                  5. Life Is Waiting
                                                  6. Give Him Up
                                                  7. Second Chance
                                                  8. Sleepless Nights (Never Let Her Go)
                                                  9. The Payoff
                                                  10. Do It In Hollywood

                                                  [youtube:3e32rdum]41xp2Z3YkGQ[/youtube:3e32rdum]

                                                  87. A versatile American solo artist who blends rock and roll, funk, soul and many other styles.

                                                  1320. Marc Anthony - You Sang To Me
                                                  1319. Fergie - Finally
                                                  1318. Katrina - So Eden
                                                  1317. Kanye West - Love Lockdown
                                                  1316. Troye Sivan - Youth
                                                  1315. Taylor Swift - ...Ready For It?
                                                  1314. Bon Jovi - We Don't Run
                                                  1313. Duran Duran - All You Need Is Now
                                                  1312. Fountains Of Wayne - Stacy's Mom
                                                  1311. Three Days Grace - I Am Machine
                                                  1310. U2 - Electrical Storm
                                                  1309. Fastball - I Will Never Let You Down
                                                  1308. Ricky Martin & Christina Aguilera - Nobody Wants To Be Lonely
                                                  1307. Kanye West - Stronger
                                                  1306. Maroon 5 - Harder To Breathe
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