100. Stereophonics - You're My Star
Opening up the list we have the Stereophonics - one of the greatest bands of the past decade. Indeed I've just got their greatest hits - an excellent package... but you can't help thinking this one doesn't match up to the classics!
99. Alexandra Burke - Hallelujah
Quite how to rank "Hallelujah" was one of the most difficult decisions on the list. In the end, I've only added the ones that made the UK top 75 chart, and I should point out that I've been somewhat harsh on the Jeff Buckley version, else it would be an almost certain No. 1 for me!
98. Ben's Brother - Stuttering (Kiss Me Again)
This is just a great pop song, simple as that. It should have been a much bigger hit than it was!
97. Attic Lights - Late Night Sunshine
Had I known these guys earlier, their rock chart career would be huge! Alas, this is the first single they've released since I knew them. See, I first saw them when they supported Paul Heaton and Cerys Matthews at my ultimate gig of the year (well, actually Mark Morriss solo is a tough contender with it, but anyway!) Their earlier singles are all still to come, but alas "Santa's Girlfriend" misses out!
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96. Helen Love - You Better Learn Karate
First track to feature from my favourite album of the year now. Helen Love came back with probably their best work they've ever done!
95. Leona Lewis - Run
X-Factor last year got it badly wrong, what with Leon Jackson and all that. However, Leona is fantastic, and this cover of the Snow Patrol classic (whilst a VERY poor shadow of the original) is absolutely brilliant! There's amazingly two more Leona songs to come higher up, but alas "Forgive Me" just missed out.
94. Fall Out Boy featuring John Mayer - Beat It
Another cover version now, and it's a rock take on Michael Jackson as impressive as Alien Ant Farm's "Smooth Criminal" or Chris Cornell's "Billie Jean". I wasn't quite sure how to take this, but it's great.
93. Automatic - Steve McQueen
One of many indie bands to come back this year was these guys - famed for "Monster". Alas, this wasn't a classic in that sense, but it's about as good as "Recover" and "Raoul" I guess.
92. Attic Lights - Never Get Sick Of The Sea
Second Attic Lights single to leave the running is this one, one of their earlier ones. Can't say it ranks alongside their best, but I guess that's why it's so low down!
91. Little Jackie - The World Should Revolve Around Me
This song was cool - too bad this hotly tipped band never managed to follow it up, as "The Stoop" (which is not, I gather, a song about a vessel for holy water to be found at the entrance of a church) went nowhere!