The first song off Robbie's 2000 release Sing When You're Winning was the song which made me a superfan of him. I knew most of his previous singles but this one would become one of my alltime most played tracks.
Clearly no commercial single, Childhood Dreams ended one of my alltime favourite albums, Folklore and it became one of my dearest songs of all times. The instrumentation is epic and the lyrics are meaningful. Together with Shania's album UP, Folklore stands for a time when I opened my music taste to all kinds of genres and artists.
I was 11 years old when they debuted with Wannabe. And as everyone they also won me over and that wasn't even easy because at that time I was a devoted lover of boybands. The Spice Girls are the only girlgroup to make my list. I still remember how i sat in front of my radio waiting for this song to come so that I could record it on tape. 2 Become 1 is the only other song by them which would make a full Top 100 chart.
My Love always gets me started. Justin's legendary performance of this song at the Madison Square Garden is one of the greatest performances in the history of pop music. The accompanying album Futuresex/Lovesounds is my 3rd most played album since I compile my chart (2004-2011).
February Song is a sentimental piano-based ballad and it is proof to my pop-loving origins. These kind of songs would always get many spins by me during the 90's. But what makes this song special? The answer is easy. It's the heavenly voice of Josh Groban. I discovered him at the very end of 2005 and was blown away by his talent.
Lost is by far my favourite song off Coldplay's 2008 release Viva la Vida. This might be surprising for many people but the title track doesn't even come close. I was introduced to Coldplay in 2002 but didn't pay much attention until they released X&Y in 2005. That album made me a superfan. I love the album and the version with Jay-Z the same.