Right here we go then, firstly i'd like to say that 2004 was in my opinion one of the worst years for music, chart wise anyway, where there were in fact only about 4 or 5 songs that actually deserved to be number one. But thats just my opinion. However, there were lots of great new acts to emerge - Maroon 5, Scissor Sisters, Snow Patrol, Keane, Franz Ferdinand etc etc, so its not all bad
Here's my Top 100 of an iffy year ....
100. Streets – Could Well Be In
Starting off with a song that’s yet to be released. I’ve had a couple of listens, and its quite a good track, but nothing special compared to his other stuff. How I love the lyrics.
99. Twista – Sunshine
When I first heard this I had to turn it off, as he had dared to sample Bill Withers’ beautiful hit, ‘Lovely Day’. But after a few listens I realised its actually a nice homage to the song, and quite a good take on it too. Everything else he’s done is rubbish though!
98. Streets – Blinded By The Lights
Yep, the Streets have lost two of their four hits already. I quite liked this one, and strangely enough it was the first song I heard once I had settled in at Uni. Again, its quite good, but not amazing in my opinion.
97. Beenie Man – Dude
Now I’m sure a lot of you hate this one. Myself, I quite like Beenie’s vocals and the tune, but when the bint comes in and tries to sing it kind of ruins it.
96. Ronan Keating – She Believes In Me
A nice little gentle ballad as usual from Ronan. Nothing special, but a whole lot better than the yawn fest that was ‘I Hope You Dance’.
95. Joss Stone – Fell In Love With A Boy
This girl has three entries in my chart, and here’s her debut. A really cool and interesting take on the White Stripes original. Her other hits were miles better though.
94. Shaznay Lewis – Never Felt Like This Before
Another really cool ballad from Shaznay. I didn’t expect to like this one, and indeed I didn’t like her other single. But this was pretty good.
93. Beverley Knight – Come As You Are
I’ve never been a huge fan of this lady, unlike a lot of you guys, but I quite liked this song from her latest album. Maybe it was because it had a rock tilt to it, but it was nice.
92. D12 – My Band
I usually hate anything these guys do, but I quite liked this comeback single. A bit of a pisstake on everything really, but still a good song. Don’t expect ‘How Come’ or ‘Just Lose It’ though.
91. Nastasha Bedingfield – Single
When I heard that she was releasing a single I didn’t know what to expect. I had no idea she would become as big as she has, but I guess she deserves it. This first release was a cool slice of pop and R&B, and showed us what was to come.