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I know I usually do some fancy-schmancy presentation but it's taken me so long to compile this chart that, if I were to do fancy presentation, I'd be doing the countdown until I'm a hagged old man.500.
P!NK GET THE PARTY STARTED
: 1/2"everybody's waiting for me to arrive..."
Getting this party started at #500 is P!nk with her first of two entries. Get The Party Started is a great, sing-a-long song by P!nk, who's doing what she does best here by releasing an uptempo, rocky number. Her raw vocals are always on par but they sound even better than usual in this song. I also really love the Shirley Bassey version.
QUEEN WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER
: 1/7"who waits forever anyway..."
Entering at #499 is the first of seven entries by rock legends Queen. Though this is far from being my favourite of theirs, it's still such an epic song for me. It was nice to see Brian May sing some of the song as most Queen songs I'm familiar with are Freddie-heavy. I really love the instrumental version of this song too, it's quite epic.
RIHANNA BREAKIN' DISHES
: 1/5"i don't know who you think i am..."
Queen RiRi's first of five entries come courtesy of Breakin' Dishes which, to me, was the standout album track from Good Girl Gone Bad. It's immediately catchy, most notably in its fierce chorus where Rihanna is getting all pissy and breaking some crockery, which she'd probably pay some immigrant worker minimum wage to clean up. Either way, it's a her best ever album track.
AVRIL LAVIGNE MY HAPPY ENDING
: 1/2"all of the memories, so close to me, just fade away..."
Canadian pop Princess Avril Lavigne loses her first of two entries on my chart with this teen-rock heartbreak of a song. I prefer Avril doing this sort of songs to her upbeat stuff, they tend to feel a lot more personal and as if she's actually trying to make decent music for a change. Overall, a great moody, angst-fuelled song.
THE DOORS HELLO, I LOVE YOU
: 1/1"like a dog that begs for something sweet..."
The sole entry for 60s rock band The Doors comes in the form of their US #1 single Hello, I Love You. I think this song probably remains one of their most well-known songs (though I think it's the only song of theirs that I actually know), and I can see why. It's instantaneously catchy and one of my favourite songs from the 60s.
MADONNA DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA
: 1/6"looking out of the window, staying out of the sun, so i chose freedom..."
Queen Midge's first of six entries on my chart comes from the defining Evita number Don't Cry For Me Argentina. I feel like I have actually placed this song too low. Though it's not my absolute favourite song of Madonna's, it's the song where she shows the most emotion in and she does a great job. I find the song just builds up into a great climax and doesn't disappoint.
ROBBIE WILLIAMS FEEL
: 1/5"cos i've got too much life running through my veins..."
Robster's first of five entries is super ballad Feel. Though one of my favourite Robbie songs is an uptempo, I feel as if his voice is so much better suited to ballads. He just has some great power in his voice (though not nowadays) and is very easy to listen to. I also prefer most of Robbie's material away from Take That, and most of Take That's material when Robbie isn't involved. But this song is one of his best.
NANCY SINATRA THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN'
: 1/4"one day these boots are gonna walk all over you..."
Frank's offspring Nancy had a good run of hits in the 60s, this is her first of four contributions on my countdown. Though I don't think she's the strongest singer, her tone really suits this style of music. The song embraces its country roots and is one of those songs that will always be a guilty pleasure of mine. I actually first heard it when Jessica Simpson covered it for that god-awful Dukes Of Hazzard movie, then I checked out the original and loved it.
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN BORN IN THE USA
: 1/3"nowhere to run, ain't got nowhere to go..."
Bruce Springsteen's first of three tunes on my countdown is arguable one of his most favoured tunes Born In The USA. Themed around the Vietnam war, the song conjures a lot of political opinions for people. But, politics aside, that can't take away from the fact that it's a brilliant song from Bruce and a timeless classic in my opinion.
NATASHA BEDINGFIELD PIRATE BONES
: 1/8"don't wanna end up like pirate bones. What i thought was treasure's just a pile of stones..."
Even though she doesn't have the most entries on this chart, Natasha Bedingfield is the one artist in my collection where I like every single song by her. Pirate Bones is her first of eight entries. It's a really funky song from Tash and is my second favourite album track by her. The lyrics are awesome and quirky, combine that with some great vocals and a catchy hook and you have Natasha at her best. Listening to this song just reminds me of what an incredible artist she actually is, and how I'm dying for a new lbum from her.