Okay, seeing as everyone else is doing it, I should mention that I too have created my top 100 songs of the year. I'll reveal numbers "Top 100 Britons style" now, here's numbers 100-11 and a few that didn't quite make it
Not quite in... Pet Shop Boys - I Get Along, Puddle Of Mudd - Control, Gorillaz - Tomorrow Comes Today, Sugababes - Round Round, Anastacia - Why'd You Lie To Me, Stamford Amp - Anything For You, Ash - There's A Star, Masai - Do That Thang, Lange featuring Skye - Drifting Away, Bowling 4 Soup - Emily, Hoobastank - Crawling In The Dark, Dandy Warhols - Get Off, Milky - Just The Way You Are, Foo Fighters - All My Life
100. Royksopp - Poor Leno
99. P Diddy featuring Usher and Loon - I Need A Girl
98. Busted - What I Go To School For
97. Anastacia - One Day In Your Life
96. Pink - Get The Party Started
95. Toploader - Some Kind Of Wonderful
94. Sarah Connor - From Sarah With Love
93. Red Hot Chilli Peppers - By The Way
92. Dr Evil and Mini Me - Hard Knock Life
91. Supergrass - Grace
90. Puddle Of Mudd - Blurry
89. Haven - Say Something
88. Super Furry Animals - It's Not The End Of The World
87. Girls Aloud - Sound Of The Underground
86. Pink - Just Like A Pill
85. Pink - Don't Let Me Get Me
84. Jason Downs featuring Milk - Trippin'
83. Cam'ron featuring Juelz Santana - Oh Boy
82. Reelists - Freak Mode
81. Liam Lynch - United States Of Whatever
80. Nelly Furtado - On The Radio
79. David Gray - Dead In The Water
78. Moby - We Are All Made Of Stars
77. Ooberman - Beany Bean
76. Tenacious D - Tribute
75. Idlewild - You Held The World In Your Arms
74. OPM - El Capitan
73. Ja Rule featuring Ashanti - Always On Time
72. Sum 41 - Motivation
71. Morcheeba - Otherwise
70. Michelle Branch - All You Wanted
69. Alicia Keys - How Come You Don't Call Me
68. Gareth Gates - Any One Of Us (Stupid Mistake)
67. City High featuring Eve - Caramel
66. Puretone - Addicted To Bass
65. Dilated Peoples - Worst Comes To Worst
64. Christina Milian - AM to PM
63. No Doubt - Hey Baby
62. Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Music Gets The Best Of Me
61. New Found Glory - My Friends Over You
60. Pink - Family Portrait
59. Suede - Positivity
58. Lemonescent - Beautiful
57. Vanessa Carlton - Ordinary Day
56. A - Starbucks
55. Oasis - Little By Little
54. Alkaline Trio - Stupid Kid
53. Alanis Morissette - Hands Clean
52. Alice Band - Don't Fear (The Reaper)
51. Ali G and Shaggy - Me Julie
50. Ja Rule featuring Case - Livin' It Up
49. Blak Twang featuring Jahmali - So Rotten
48. Sugababes - Stronger
47. Kaci - I Think I Love You
46. S Club 7 - You
45. Calling - Adrienne
44. Beta Band - Squares
43. Travis - Flowers In The Window
42. Elton John and Alessandro Safina - Your Song
41. Badly Drawn Boy - You Were Right
40. Spiritualized - Do It All Over Again
A real feel good indie tune from the start of the year - rediscovered this on a compilation album
39. Paul Oakenfold featuring Shifty Shellshock - Starry Eyed Surprise
Really laid back - like Crazy Town's old stuff - one of the summer's anthems
38. Lyte Funky Ones - Every Other Time
Yes, it's a boyband, but it is a really cool song. Always liked LFO, and this chilled number is good example why.
37. Eminem - Lose Yourself
Eminem in raw hip-hop mode. A well deserved - if surprising - number one
36. Sheryl Crow - Soak Up The Sun
A really happy song, the first of many "girls with guitars" in the top 40!
35. Bon Jovi - Everyday
Coming back with aveangance, this was another classic track from one of the worlds best bands
34. Elton John - Original Sin
Sadly flopped in the chart, but a real gem of a single from a true legend of music
33. Streets - Weak Become Heroes
Watch out for a Streets feature soon. He is the most talented lyricist of the UK urban scene - really telling it like it is...
32. Streets - Don't Mug Yourself
...which is why I've put both his singles in this chart. My album of the year.
31. Ronan Keating - If Tomorrow Never Comes
A really sad song here, and possibly the greatest song Ronan has ever sang - including Boyzone.
30. Paul Heaton - Perfect Couple
Always liked the work of Paul Heaton - and this was no exception. Amazing list of p***takes on song ***les, another lyrical and musical gem from Hull's finest
29. Rik Waller - (Something Inside) So Strong
You'd better believe it. The highest entry for a Pop Idol on my list goes to Rik Waller. I've always been a huge fan of "(Something Inside) So Strong" - ever since hearing it on telethons to raise awareness of the plight in Africa. Rik has the voice to do the song proud, and he did.
28. Athlete - You Got The Style
A really nice quirky alternative single, "You Got The Style" is one I surprised myself on for putting so high, but it's obvious why. A great song.
27. Eminem - Cleaning Out My Closet
A second top 40 appearance for Eminem - and a song that has so much emotion in it, really looking deep in to Eminem's twisted childhood. Shame it never topped the chart.
26. Chad Kroeger featuring Josey Scott - Hero
The first of two powerful film themetunes, and the first of two top 40 entries for Chad Kroeger. A really powerful rock anthem.
25. R Kelly - World's Greatest
The second powerful theme tune, is from "Ali", and one of my favourite Soul/R&B/Hip-Hop tunes of the year. I've always liked a good R Kelly ballad, and this is a good R Kelly ballad.
24. George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
A classic tune, shame George had to die for it to be rereleased and get back to another well deserved number one. Hallelujah!
23. Mercury Rev - The Dark Is Rising
Production on this track is amazing. Mercury Rev are not instantly one of my favourite bands, but this track just blew me away.
22. Puddle Of Mudd - She Hates Me
At first, I didn't care for this song, but then it became the song that got me to buy the Puddle Of Mudd album. A rock anthem, from one of this years big new bands.
21. Eminem - Without Me
Eminem's third and final appearance in the top 40. I just found "Without Me" another hilarious joke song by a very talented lyricist.
20. Calling - Wherever You Will Go
Released at the same sort of time as Chad Kroeger's "Hero", this was another powerful rock anthem. The follow up made my top 100, but this track was amazing.
19. Oasis - Stop Crying Your Heart Out
Yes, I watched the England-Brazil game, when all of our hearts were melting away. This was the real World Cup song - a song that reflected the fact we thought we would win, and we ended up losing to a better side. Oasis are truly back on form.
18. Toploader - Time Of My Life
Always a big fan of Toploader. "Time Of My Life" is another amazing track from the band - just shame the second single was so badly chosen.
17. Electric Soft Parade - Silent To The Dark II
Another track I rediscovered on a compilation album, like Mercury Rev and Spiritualized. This is a really good indie tune... a REALLY good indie tune.
16. Bowling 4 Soup - Girl All The Bad Guys Want
"Now I'm watching wrestling, trying to be a tough guy...". This must be the geeks anthem of the year - rather like "Teenage Dirtbag" was last year. I almost consider myself to be a geek. End of story on a hilarious single.
15. Amy Studt - Just A Little Girl
Another of our "girls with guitars", Amy Studt was much more than "Just A Little Girl" with this breathtaking single. Crossing the boundaries of pop and rock, it was two amazing songs in one.
14. Mull Historical Society - Watching Xanadu
With "Animal Cannabus", I got interested in the Mull Historical Society. With "Watching Xanadu" I got completely hooked. You may not have heard it, but if you're liking the general style of this list, then give it a listen. Another of those feel good indie songs.
13. Alice Martineau - If I Fall
Back on with the "girls with guitars" and we have Alice Martineau. An amazing new talent (I've got the brilliant album "Daydreams") with a beautiful song.
12. Michelle Branch - Everywhere
Another girl with her guitar, this time Michelle Branch. "Everywhere" is a really beautiful song, and highlighted Michelle Branch as one of the years big new talents. Shame the track didn't get its deserved top 10 placing, but this is the UK singles buying public we're talking about here!
11. Alice Band - Now That You Love Me
The other one that doesn't quite make the top 10 is the Alice Band's biggest hit of the year. This really struck a chord with me when it was released, and is such an amazing song. The greatest track of one of my favourite albums of the year.
I challenge people from what they know of me, to name my favourite song of 2002. The poll contains my top 10 songs of the year in alphabetical order.
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