"Next to Me" is good, but I much prefer "Read All About It, Pt. III", "My Kind of Love", "Hurts", and most of her other singles actually.
Kylie is so low, but after Britney, I've steeled myself for everything.
"Can't Get You Out of My Head" was quite meh to me at first, but those La la la
's found their way to my heart eventually.
Akon has done some questionable things as a person, but as an artist, I've pretty much liked most of his output. He was huge here in the mid-00s. I feel like, at its peak, I heard "Lonely" five times a day.
The Fray's "How to Save a Life" is one of the best songs of all-time! "Pray for Me" is the best thing Kendrick has ever done, but I suspect both of us are in the minority in believing that. "Motivation" is sexy, but Kelly's "Commander" is superior for me, as is her brilliant contribution to "Dilemma". Ah, Shaggy, another big radio staple act back in the day. I liked all of the (few) hits he had.