202. Fatboy Slim - The Joker
We start off with 2 songs I just couldn't leave off but just missed my top 200 - one is the Steve Miller Band cover by Fatboy Slim, complete with cats in the video!
The song was a huge hit for my chart in early 2005 but got old fast. Still I had to include it if only for the kitties!
201. Usher - Caught Up
Usher was the king of the last two years with amazingly bland singles such as Burn and Yeah!, but for some reason Caught Up caught my attention and got me liking it!
200. Brendan Benson - Cold Hands, Warm Heart
I was introduced to BB by MD (Matthew Dixon) when he was doing teh rock chart and I wondering who Brendan was. I discovered a fantastic musician with many tricks up his sleeve, and the song is one of them.
199. Goldie Lookin Chain - You Knows I Love You
This is a carry-on from 2004, after I heard it on the chart show and not included it in last year's chart - brilliant piece of errr "hip hop"?
198. Kaiser Chiefs - Modern Way
For the first of the indie in my chart are the Kaisers, whose recent hit Modern Way is another one of their great songs - but one is much higher
197. Sarah McLachlan - Push
Sarah ruled my 2004 chart with Fallen, Stupid and World On Fire but Push was a dissapointment - a bland one and that's why Sarah's last single from Afterglow lands at 197.
196. Bon Jovi - Have A Nice Day
On the other hand, Bon Jovi's comeback single made masive waves because it was a fantastic single - and I agree that the single is great but there are 195 better!
195. Beck - Girl
Now Beck is one of those people who are immensely popular in Israel but I never heard of, so when I listened to this summery track I started to see why he was so rated! He didn't release any follow-up but oh well - this really summarised summer.
194. Interpol - Slow Hands
More indie now from Interpol who as far as I know didn't release anything following this, but this was one damn good single.
193. Juliet - Avalon
Now for some dance, and one of the most sophisticated pieces of a genre which can have its glitches - Juliet released a song it was impossible to hate and everoyone was singing "you know I'd love you better" soon enough!
192. Candee Jay - Lose This Feeling
This one, however, is a guilty entry of mine on the chart - just a fun piece of pop-dance
191. Maximo Park - Going Missing
Moving on to Maximo Park and the only single I've heard of theirs this year. But still it was one good single which had me singing with it for ages - but as I said before there are 190 better.
190. Gwen Stefani - Cool
The only Gwen single this year is Cool, a saccarine ballad that Gwen pulled off perfectly and with amazing production got another hit.
189. Texas - Can't Resist
Texas came back this year with a completely different sound! Can't Resist, their second single, follows the slightly electronic route they chose and does it perfectly.
188. Erasure - Here I Go Impossible Again
Talking about electronic - Erasure released some singles this year as well, this being the closing of their Nightbird album - two slices of pop well worth charting but this was the better side.
187. Lady Sovereign - 9 To 5
Aaaah Lady Sov, one single of hers is much higher on the chart but the lovely 9 to 5 also deserves a mention
186. Britney Spears - Do Somethin'
Britney certainly was lazy musically this year, but this, the second single from her Greatest Hits collection was released early 2005 and notched up another hit for her.
185. Backstreet Boys - Just Want You To Know
The BSB were written off by pretty much everyone till they blasted back on the scene with the gorgeous Incomplete, this, their second single was nowhere near as good but was still a good pop track.
184. Girls Aloud - Wake Me Up
And now Girls Aloud, the biggest girlband on ukmix at the moment, get their first entry from their second album!
183. KT Tunstall - Under The Weather
KT Tunstall is another one of the biggest newcomers of 2005, and very rightfully so! She mixes pop and indie perfectly and this is a good example
182. Katie Melua - Just Like Heaven
Similiary to KT, Katie (:o) also makes chilled-back music about crying and China, both are higher btw
181. Mylo Vs Miami Sound Machine - Doctor Pressure
And to finish off - a dance TOON! This was a brilliant mash-up of Dr.Beat and Pressure and resulted in one of 2005's biggest dance tunes - dance!