100. Kings of Leon - Radioactive
So - let's get this show on the road chall we? First up, we've got the comeback single from Kings of Leon - their first new material since the album that gave us "Sex On Fire" and "Use Somebody". Alas, it was nowhere near as good, and had a chart position to match. Rather oddly, my parents told me a few weeks ago that their vicar had used this song as the basis for a sermon! Certainly a rather unique choice of sermon material!
99. Muse - Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)
At 99, it's the only entry on the list from Muse - taken from the soundtrack to the latest "Twilight" film. It's a great anthemic rock song, but you can't help thinking they have had some far better songs in their back catalogue.
98. Manic Street Preachers - (It's Not War) Just The End Of Love
Another fantastic band next - the Manics - but they've simply not quite matched up to their previous work. I'm prepared to accept on relistening to this one that maybe it's a bit low... but songs I've listened to more and likely to be higher, and I didn't pay enough attention to this one.
97. Alicia Keys - Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart
At 97 - it's one of the biggest R&B females of the moment. Alicia Keys saw her popularity soar back up thanks to a timely X-Factor performance, and Jay-Z's help with "Empire State Of Mind". This gorgeous little ballad was easily worth a placing in my top 100.
96. Bluetones - The Notes Between The Notes Between The Notes
With its repeated chorus line of "Be different, like everyone else", this is the opening track to the Bluetones latest album. It was certainly a great album by the band, but with songs like this crashing out barely top 100, you can see it clearly wasn't as good as their usual fare in my opinion.
95. Paul Heaton - This Old Radio
In at 95th place, it's the first track to bow out from Paul Heaton's fantastic comeback album. His last album was an immense disappointment, so I was very pleased when his 2010 album of songs-for-people-growing-old-gracefully proved to be absolutely fantastic. Alas, for this song I could only find a live YouTube video.
94. Paul Heaton - Even A Palm Tree
Time to lose another Paul Heaton track now - this time around a duet with an uncredited female vocalist - a man and a woman being rather blunt about each other's faults.
93. Tom Dice - Me and My Guitar
In 93rd place, the first Eurovision entry to make this top 100. Tom Dice and his guitar represented Belgium, and actually made the country voteable in Eurovision for the first time in a while. They had a fantastic run, but in the end didn't quite win. Still, it's a beautiful little song, and worthy of a top 100 placing.
92. Paul Heaton - Life Of A Cat
A rather more gentle track from the Paul Heaton album now. As I say, it's a great album, but alas a number of the tracks just aren't good enough to put very high UP my year end chart for 2010.
91. Glee Cast - Don't Stop Believin'
...and with that note, they're gone. It really was a rather amusing twist on the charts earlier on this year - just HOW many tracks from the soundtrack to "Glee" would make it into the chart? In the end, there was only one that had a really lasting chart career - their version of the Journey classic "Don't Stop Believin'". Whilst the many beautiful ballads such as "On My Own", "I Dreamed A Dream" and "True Colours" were amazing, this was the only "classic" Glee cover really. Even so, it doesn't really deserve to go top 90.