Time to start this countdown then!
100. HIM - The Funeral Of Hearts
First entry for this Finnish band then - and it's a damn fine rock ballad, that despite failing to set my chart alight, did grow on me a lot as time went by. Another entry for them should be higher, but it isn't as smooth as this one - if "smooth" is a suitable word. Whatever!
99. Candice Alley - Falling
The bath-lady! Shell's favourite song of 2003 lands down here - as I only listened to this first last year, and I included this in my personal chart this year. It's not a rock-tinged song by all means - since that's what springs to mind when you think of Shelley - rather it's a fine slice of upbeat pop - worth checking out to those who haven't heard it!
98. The Darkness - Friday Night
And the only entry for this nuts band with one of the best albums out last year crashes down here. No "Live Is Only A Feeling" as that was quite bland, but this cut it! With its crazy lyrics about needlework, dancing classes and ping pong
one can't help but liking this one, whose video was a follow-up to where the video to "I Believe In A Thing Called Love" left.
97. Katie Melua - The Closest Thing To Crazy
A chart-sleeper which "only" entered at #10, but stayed in the chart for quite a few weeks in early 2004. It's not the most instant of all songs, but Katie's mellow voice and the general laidback tune of the song make this one a growing pleasure! Sadly, she hasn't lived up to this brilliance yet, even though I haven't heard her album! More jazzy-pop coming up!
96. Joss Stone - Right To Be Wrong
Here's the first Joss song I really like! I wasn't impressed at all with her debut single, but as time went by she did bring out some really strong tunes… ok, this wasn't as strong a ballad to be branded as a classic, but her soulful voice just delivers everything! It's in my chart right now, at #4, so I might like it even more in the coming weeks!
95. D-Side - Pushing Me Out
Adam! Here's something for ya! Sadly enough, and embarrassingly enough too I must add, there are a few boybands in my chart - this one is the first! Whilst I completely despised everything they've released before, this one had something the others lacked - TUNE! Back in February, I downloaded this song form somewhere, and I didn't listen to it for some reason... maybe because their other singles are, quite frankly, shit! And in my WMP Playlist, this was next to D12's "My Band" (yet to come), and well, I just left my player on, and was impressed by the beautiful intro of the song following "My Band". I checked the title, and the rest is history!
94. Manic Street Preachers - The Love Of Richard Nixon
- well it's not a girlband for sure, right? I really listened to this late - but I instantly liked this, with its bass and wicked intro - it's the Manics at their best, despite them having better tunes!
93. Maroon 5 - Harder To Breathe
Here's the first entry by Maroon 5 - quite underrated really, or more likely shadowed by "This Love". The corking shout-out-intro to this song is what makes this really good - it's a shame this one wasn't as big as it deserved, but I guess it's not as good as their battered hit after all, which is yet to come!
92. Goldie Lookin' Chain - Your Mother's Got A Penis
Hilarious tune now from the GLC - and because of that, they secure their only entry in my chart! I haven't heard the other tunes, except for "Guns Don't Kill People" and that wasn't that good - but this is a modern fun song, which should safely be categorized in a league of it's own!
"In internet rooms and computer mainframes
There's loads of females but your mother's blue veins.
Not the ones in her legs or the backs of her arms
But the ones in her member head and in her garms.
She walks around proud, with a short dress on
Which sometimes exposes the tip of her dong.
Often it's dripping, sometimes it's dry
No matter when I see her there's a tear in my eye.
And tears in my eyes too!
91. Gwen Stefani -What You Waiting For?
And the talented, hot No Doubt frontwoman has gone solo this year (well… not the song sounded that different anyway) and this one is her debut single from her album "Love. Angel. Music. Baby". I probably got the word order in the title incorrect, but who cares if the lead off single is a funky innovative tic-tocky tune with that Alice-In-Wonderland-inspired video to boot with? This may be a bit low, but then I was never into the song, and it's starting to get overplayed!