100 PAOLO NUTINI - JENNY DON'T BE HASTY
Reached #20 [September]
After the success of "Last Request", I think Paolo was right to pick something a bit different as the next single, it was upbeat, a little bit indie and fun.
99 MISH MASH - SPEECHLESS
Reached #16 [April]
This was so different to every dance song around at the time, an 80s inspired disco tracks, certainly with bits of Blondie in there. The only issue was it didn't have that big grabbing moment, until you listened to the mash up version with Bedrock Heaven Scent.
98 ROBBIE WILLIAMS - LOVELIGHT
Reached #8 [November]
I know this album was a bit of a joke, but this was a nice song, it was certainly never going to help his disappointing album sales as it was quite quiet and understated, but that's actually what I quite liked about it!
97 GNARLS BARKLEY - SMILEY FACES
Reached #10 [July]
"Crazy" was the monster hit of 2006, but I actually preferred the upbeat, happy follow up, Smiley Faces. Sometimes I find Cee-lo Green's voice a bit annoying, but on this occasion it worked for me.
96 JAMIROQUAI - RUNAWAY
Reached #18 [November]
In previous countdowns, "Love Foolosophy" and "Deeper Underground" have just missed out on a placing, but this one just squeezes in for one of my favourite bands. This was the Jamiroquai by numbers release that fitted effortlessly into their Greatest Hits package.