Okay - let's begin.
Before I start, some honourable mentions. Anything that I knew and charted prior to 2006 doesn't count. Therefore, honourable mentions to the entire Michael Jackson back catalogue
, James Blunt's "Wisemen"
and the Oasis "Stop The Clocks EP"
which comprises songs I've known for years.
200. G4 and Lesley Garrett - Barcelona
Barcelona was MADE for a G4 cover. A truly epic song and the opera group who covered Bo Rhap so well really deserved to do wonders to this song. For some reason, it doesn't really match up to expectations, and hence what could have been top 50 bows out at No. 200.
199. MVP - Bounce, Shake, Move, Stop
What? It's fun!
Follow up to "Rock Ya Body (Mic Check 1,2)"
198. Magic Numbers - Take A Chance
A very decent comeback from the Numbers, if rather instantly recognisably them. However there's been much better this year.
197. Cassie - Long Way 2 Go
VERY unlike my music taste normally, I just really think this is a great song. Shows that even though stylistically it's totally not me, I can appreciate a great song!
196. Duncan James - Sooner Or Later
Okay - another you might not expect me to like. Duncan's career was unfairly panned, despite some very nice songs. Not anywhere near as high as "I Believe My Heart" got, for obvious reasons, and there's still more solo Blue to come.
195. Jamie Foxx featuring Kanye West - Extravaganza
What on earth? Yet more artists you wouldn't normally see me liking. Yet again, a song which is surprisingly good considering the artist concerned being one I normally hate!
194. Fall Out Boy - Sugar, We're Going Down
Meh - they're overrated. Hence one of 2006's biggest rock acts crash out at 194 with their highest entry. Was a great song, but got boring quickly.
193. Kubb - Grow
Nice little song this one. Indie number that I don't really remember too well, but I know was rather a sweet little song.
192. Joey Negro - Make A Move On Me
Dave Lee had a great dance tune here, and it maybe didn't become the smash hit it was meant to be. Not my favourite genre, but there's a fair few dance tunes on this list.
191. Jamiroquai - Runaway
Aye - see Magic Numbers above. Great act, great song, but just a bit too much what you'd expect from their comeback.
190. Orson - No Tomorrow
Another somewhat overrated rock act, but again, this was a decent song. Highest entry for this lot as well.
189. Madonna - Jump
First of two songs to make my top 200 this year for Madonna. It's a decent slice of Madonna dance music, yeah.
188. KT Tunstall - Another Place To Fall
Somewhat low for KT Tunstall, but hardly her best single. Still, it's a nice song.
187. Amy Wadge - A Design For Life
The Woj - as she's affectionately known - is someone who I was introduced to by a fan, and her version of this classic is brilliant. Was an almost-single earlier on in the year, not sure if it ever did get released.
186. Zutons - It's The Little Things We Do
This is the fourth single going to be taken from the Zutons album, and frankly you can start to tell. Still, it's cool, and the other three are higher.
185. Panic! At The Disco - I Write Sins, Not Tragedies
Absolutely adored by some on UKMIX, but might make some worst lists as well. After all the UKMIX hype I checked it out, and yeah, it's a cool song.
184. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Snow (Hey Oh)
Here go the Chili Peppers. Yes, their two bigger hits actually miss my top 200 in what has been a poor year quality wise for Chilis songs for me.
183. Kasabian - Shoot The Runner
Now the first of two for Kasabian here. "Empire" is much higher, just as long as I can remember how it goes!
182. Feeling - Kettle's On
So the first album track to make my list is this one from the Feeling. I've always thought this unusually titled song would make a decent single, but maybe on second thoughts, they've done better with "Love It When You Call".
181. Beautiful South - Never Lost A Chicken To A Fox
First track off "Superbi" to make this top 200. Been a great year for the Beautiful South, I say them live, I bought the album, and yeah, "Manchester" is one of the songs in contention to be my favourite song of 2006!