Alright, time to get this show on the road - forgive me chart fanatics if my chart positions are out of whack, I have tried to keep up with the various charts every week over the course of the year - if I've got anything wrong, don't mention it, it'll make me feel dumb
Oh & here's a little key for you all to understand:
Oz = in Australia
NZ = in New Zealand (duh)
* = will denote either an Aussie or a Kiwi entry
N/A = couldn't find a position
UK & US, you all know what that stands for
Now on with the chart.....
65. The White Stripes - The Hardest Button To Button
After appearing in my chart last year (Seven Nation Army
was #39 in '03), Jack & Meg make it into my chart for this year & whilst it's not their best song, it definitely had an interesting video.
64. Limp Bizkit - Behind Blue Eyes
The Who cover by metal band Limp Bizkit was a sizeable hit towards the end of last year & received massive airplay in Australia, subsequently landing them their first top 10 (if I'm not mistaken).
Peak Position: #4 Oz
63. Alicia Keys - You Don't Know My Name
Ms Keys makes her 3rd chart appearance in 3 years (A Woman's Worth
#4 and How Come You Don't Call Me
was #16 back in 2002) and has another song to come, but where will it land?
#3 US, #19 UK
62. Jason Mraz - You & I Both
Some of you might remember this being in my chart last year at #25, but when I found out it was getting a release in February this year, I did add it to this year's chart
Anyway, despite having a crap album, his hit song and UKMIX favourite The Remedy
was my #5 song of 2003.
61. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Fortune Faded
From their greatest hits album released at the end of last year, the Chili Peppers make another yearly appearance in this chart (Can't Stop
was somewhere in the late 50's last year, I can't remember). I still hear this song on the radio quite a bit today!
#16 Oz, #11 UK, #37 NZ
60. Green Day - American Idiot
A recent hit from the guys, Green Day slide into the #60 spot. Truth is, I didn't really like this all that much in the first place and thanx to a lot of airplay, I subsequently have become bored of this song, hence the low chart position.
#3 UK, #7 Oz, #7 NZ, #61 US
59. Delta Goodrem - Predictable
Whilst the UK never got a 5th single, Australia did and were subjected to an edgier song from UKMIX deity Ms G's first album, which cemented her in the record books as having 5 consecutive #1's from a debut album. Making her 4th appearance in my chart in 2 years (Lost Without You
#10; Not Me, Not I
#15; Innocent Eyes
#39 in 2003), she's kept up her #1 streak so far, but how long until it ends?
58. Kylie Minogue - Chocolate
Whilst this has appeared on someone's worst songs of the year chart, it ends up on my best of the year, albeit at a lower ranking. With a crap video IMO & a crappy version of the song used in the video IMO, Kylie can now forget about the last album and reap the successes of her latest greatest hits album and that hilarious cameo on Australian comedy show Kath & Kim.
#6 UK, can't remember what she got in Australia (don't tell me)!
57. Joss Stone - Fell In Love With A Boy
Ah yes, the girl UKMIX either loves or hates (and I suspect there's more of you in the latter) Ms Stone appears at #57 with a remake of the White Stripes song and yep, you guessed it, I got bored of this song and all the "oooooow ow ow ow owwwwwwwww"s too!
#18 UK, #23 NZ
56. Outkast - The Way You Move
Another song that featured recently in someone's worst EOY chart, the Big Boi/Sleepy Brown combo land themselves at #56 and also landed Outkast another top 10 position in Australia. Whilst not as bad as Ghettomusick
IMO, it still got boring after a while for me.
#1 US, #6 NZ, #7 Oz
55. Kelly Clarkson - The Trouble With Love Is
This ballad from the girl who trills a lot claimed its fame from the Love Actually
soundtrack. Despite the vocal gymnastics displayed in full glory by Ms Clarkson, I did manage to like it & this makes it 3 appearances on my EOY chart in 2 years (Miss Independent
#17 in 2003).
#35 UK, #11 Oz
54. Guy Sebastian - Angels Brought Me Here
The first ever Australian Idol and his first ever single (which is a big cheese fest like most Idol singles) land themselves at #54. This song became the biggest selling single by an Aussie of all time (something that latest Idol Casey Donovan hasn't matched if I'm not mistaken) and of 2003 and lauded himself the Highest Selling Single
at the ARIA's this year. Whilst he only came 7th in World Idol, he's perhaps more talented than the world saw & has a song from his 2nd album coming up later in this chart.
#1 in Oz & NZ
53. The Streets - Fit But You Know It
Love him or hate him, you gotta admire the accent (well, I do
). Mike Skinner came back with his "poetry" (as some have called it) earlier this year on the 2nd album A Grand Don't Come For Free
& whilst it's irritating after a while (& the performance on Aussie TV show Rove Live was kinda crap), somebody had the nerve to parody the song on Aussie radio - the new version titled Fat But I Know It
(it wasn't a great parody either). There's another song of his coming up later as well.
#37 Oz, #4 UK
52. Five For Fighting - 100 Years
The people (or the man really - they're another group that I can't figure out whether they're just 1 person or a whole group like the John Butler Trio...never mind) behind the lovely Superman (It's Not Easy)
(#5 in my EOY chart of 2002) came back with another piano ballad earlier in the year. This video was kind of interesting too, with various ppl of different ages sitting at the guy's piano playing it.
#28 US, #32 Oz, #32 NZ
51. The Streets - Dry Your Eyes
And here he is again, this time trying poignant balladry for the blokes. Apparently Chris Martin of Coldplay and bashing photographers at Byron Bay fame was going to sing the choruses (Skinner being a Coldplay fan apparently), but after hearing himself doing it, he & Mike decided not to go ahead with it cos it supposedly sounded crap. Anyway, made a nice change from his usual thing & landed him his first ever UK #1.
#1 UK, #42 Oz, #15 NZ
That's it for today guys - tomorrow there might be some more, or maybe not, I may just choose to pace myself! Oh yeah, keep voting on what might be my #1 btw!