Time for the next set of artists!
#80 Nine Days
They broke through in 2000 with "Absolutely (Story Of A Girl)", which quickly became a favourite of mine. Later on, they had a few other memorable songs like "If I Am" and last year's "Good Friend".
#79 R. Kelly
Despite his recent legal troubles, he can still put out a great song when he wants us to hear it! Favourites include "I Believe I Can Fly", "I'm Your Angel", "The World's Greatest", and "Ignition".
#78 Kelly Rowland
The first of 3 solo artists whose groups are also represented (Destiny's Child is still to come), I've enjoyed songs such as "Stole", "Can't Nobody", and the song that helped her make this list, the collaboration with Nelly, "Dilemma".
#77 Counting Crows
I first heard of them way back in 1994 with the now-classic "Mr. Jones". Since then, their output has been quite impressive, with songs like "A Long December", "Hanginaround", and most recently "Big Yellow Taxi".
#76 Vanessa Carlton
Speaking of "Big Yellow Taxi", the featured artist on that track ends up 1 spot higher than her collaborators... yeah, one of 2002's most influential new artists shows up at #76. I've enjoyed a few of this young piano playing singer's songs, including "A Thousand Miles", "Ordinary Day", and "Pretty Baby".
We're done the first quarter of this chart... coming up, THE TOP 75!