the only thing you can count on is change. Musically, the last five years have been as convincing as any towards the proof of that maxim. Digital file-sharing has helped, broadening horizons, decentralizing power, and forcing artists harder than ever to create something that will move us immediately. But while trends and revivals are coming and going faster than ever, the best singles of the past five years have made us all do the same things: laugh, cry, dance, think, and sing-along. And, crucially, react.

But while everything around us moves faster and faster towards no foreseeable end, it’s hard to remember to stop and take a look around. To take stock of what has happened and what it all means. Stylus has chosen to do just that for the next two weeks by presenting its Top 50 Singles and Albums of 2000-2004. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we did putting it together.

Todd Burns
Editor-In-Chief, StylusMagazine.com

Note: We will be presenting ten singles each day and present each writer's individual lists on Friday.




So 2003 may have been the year of Sean Paul and the diwali and coolie rhythms, but one of the best dancehall tracks from the 00s was perhaps too subtle to make a huge imprint on the American charts. Vybz Kartel's voicing, entitled "Sweet to the Belly" was memorable for all the reasons Vybz Kartel is generally worth listening to—lines that would sound unbearably awkward in most artists hands ("squeeze up the breasts like jelly") exude profundity; as the beat weaves around his voice, Kartel unpacks a story about a mischievous affair with a girl whose man was "hood dead like Makiavelli." In so doing, one of Jamaica's biggest DJs successfully captures the interplay between American hip-hop and dancehall that continues to inform our understanding of music in the early 00s, and he does it all over some of the most entrancing sonic alchemy the genre has produced.
[David Drake]


If we want to get technical, “Mundian To Bach Ke” should actually appear on an 80s or 90s list. Oft-sampled TV composer Mike Post’s Knight Rider theme makes up melodic basis to PMC’s 1998 original bhangra remix. But since it took the rest of the world a few years to catch up, we’ll let it slide. I’d like to think that the track was so forward thinking that even if it hadn’t piqued Jay Z’s interest in that Swiss nightclub, we’d still be hearing it booming out of cruising cars across the world.
[Gabe Gloden]


The American series of albums aren’t Cash playing tribute to those influenced by him. They are him looking these artists directly in the eye and calmly informing them “You don’t know shit.” And never more so has he so calmly let a songwriter know what angst and woe actually are than with “Hurt.” He performs the song as a man trapped in his own body, someone who wants to go out and do great things, but instead is forced to limit his world to the four walls of his house. A man dulled. A man angry. A man we know as Johnny Cash. By the time the songs reaches its end, it’s almost unlistenable, both emotionally, and with that production threatening to turn Cash and his backing track into an unintelligible hum. And then… “I will let you hurt.” And with that he shuts his piano, and walks slowly, aided, into the sunset.
[Dom Passantino]


Maybe it’s what indie kids think electronica should sound like. Or what the dance kids think that indie should sound like. Or perhaps it’s pop. Who honestly cares when it sounds so naïve, so confused, and so perfect? These blurbs are meant to illustrate the place of each of the songs in our top 50 in the canon of 00s music: how, really, they are a representation of what’s been going on in the past five years. You cannot do this with Phoenix as, for some reason, the general public has comprehensively failed to take the remotest interest in them whatsoever. They’re not part of any scene that’s been burbling away, they’re not at the forefront of any wave of bands, as said previously their fanbase is split between two genres… All you can say is this: dumping somebody never sounded as artful. Simple as that.
[Dom Passantino]


If a new Basement Jaxx record constitutes a legitimate Event for a certain breed of music-lovers, the opening track will always be where we cautiously stop first (and not just due to the sequencing either) for sweet reassurance that our heroes haven't fallen off. From "Rendez-Vu" to "Good Luck," they have yet to let us down. "Romeo" kicks off Rooty, the Jaxx's second proper LP, and gives us, from about ten seconds in, a pretty good idea of what we're in for: the shit-hottest house music on the planet. Technically speaking, I can't dance, but, regardless of where I happen to be at, when "Romeo" comes on, I never let that fact stop me from giving it my best shot.
[Josh Timmermann]


Eighteen-year-old Londoner Dylan Mills entered our collective consciousness with a howl, followed by the battering ram drums of Billy Squier's "Big Beat" (see also Jay-Z's "99 Problems") before "introducing" himself in one of the most startling singles of the past several years. Snarling and nearly hysterical, Diz's contorted cartoons-on-acid delivery was as (if not more) aggressive, believable, and confrontational than pretty much anything around, regardless of genre. Its powerful, spare, dub-like arrangement and gritty urgency proved refreshing to anyone within earshot, be they hip-hop, electronic, or indie fans, and made “Fix Up, Look Sharp” one of the strongest efforts, debut or otherwise, we’ve heard in a while.
[Mike Powell]


Electroclash had its shiny, cool surfaces sanded off and appropriated wholesale by the pop mainstream without ever having a single mainstream pop hit to show for it. For the four-and-a-half minutes that "Emerge" plays, it's this fact that seems ludicrous, rather than the matter of that purported $1 million contract dangled in front of Fischerspooner for their first album. It still sounds like music for the brain—not the body—to dance to, strangely it also sounds like several people's nervous breakdowns synthesised and stuck together; it signaled a clear intent to shoot higher and further than the crowd of scenesters that created the movement. It may not have succeeded there, but there's a reason it stands as one of the most recognizable of its genre.
[Edward Oculicz]


With "The Rat," the Walkmen set a new standard for constraint and conflict. With its opening strum and tom-heavy intro, the song begs to take off, but the group never lets the music go anywhere, no matter how hard it strains. Likewise, vocalist Hamilton Leithauser almost breaks down, letting out little screams. He's tormented, angry to be contacted, but simultaneously fearing isolation. We get the agony, but the tension never releases. Sonically, it answers the overexpressiveness of emo as well as the ironic emotion-at-a-distance approach of the indie world, proof that you can successfully relay emotion in an artful way. "The Rat" is the quintessence of indecisiveness in an era in which answers are easy, withdrawal is safe, and bombast substitutes for honest expression.
[Justin Cober-Lake]


“The Real Slim Shady” wasn’t a moment so much as a prelude to The Moment, the birthplace of hip-hop’s first true meta-star and the first real cultural icon of this millenium. The Slim Shady LP had shown Em to be a lyrically-astute, pop-smart talent with a slippery hold on the self, but “The Real Slim Shady” skipped the whole media-celebrity square dance and defiantly presupposed Marshall Mathers was already the center of MTV and Access Hollywood’s universe. Whether you knew it or not, you wanted to dress like Em, to walk, talk, and act like Em, and best of all there were millions of others out there to make you feel like part of a crowd that didn’t even exist until Em said so. From there it’s just a hop, skip, and a jump to giving a shit about who’s got custody of Hallie and which member of ICP’s possee got pistol-whipped.
[Josh Love]


"Galang" is the ultimate artifact of our culturally mashed-up global marketplace, a complex network of hearts and minds, PCs and Macs, through which sound and information travel just as fast as your modem will load 'em. Rather appropriately, the beat sounds a little like a fucked-but-feisty 56k trying unsuccessfully to dial up right up until the fuzzy black and white blossoms into breathtaking Technicolor, Hollywood by way of Bollywood, Sri Lanka by way of London, The World by way of Soulseek. As much as I love Piracy Funds Terrorism and enjoy Diplo's take(s) on the song, nothing touches the original; it's golden. Girl's gonna be huge.
[Josh Timmermann]


It’s a little tricky rehashing the particular virtues of “Izzo” when set in relief against the slew of other great singles Jay-Z has churned out, but with its swiveling Kanye bounce and good-timey Jackson 5 cadence, not to mention the irresistible female vocal hook, “Izzo” set a pretty memorable stage for one of the most popular and well-respected emcees of the last decade. The flow slips between the cracks in the beat like quicksilver, a hypnotizing lope of aggressive self-mythologizing, delightfully weird-ass verbiage about shizzles and neezys, more stories of the streets, and even the hoarfrost of a kind of existential narcissism (“he who does not feel me is not real to me / Therefore he don’t exist / So poof”). Another little tour-de-force from a modern master and a tidy pop song to boot.
[Mike Powell]


Even with the massive amount of microhouse released in the first half of the decade, I still find it difficult explaining the concept to the unconverted. After a slew of confusing descriptive metaphors and analogies, I usually end up saying, “Well, I know it when I hear it.” Don’t worry. Matthew Dear is here to help. When anyone ever expresses an interest in discovering microhouse, “Dog Days” is your “go-to” song for the conversion mix tape, the most durable microhouse single ever produced. Play it in the car, brush your teeth to it, throw it on at a party immediately after “Hey Ya,” shit, fall asleep to it. It’s aural Teflon and works perfectly in every context.
[Gabe Gloden]


For whatever reason, in 2001, the boys and girls of America felt that rock music needed saving. MTV had been taken over by cute pop singles and P. Diddy, painting a bleak future for the genre that Chuck Berry and The Beatles worked so hard to bring to living rooms all across the country decades ago. That’s when a band showed up to slap us all in the face to remind us that rock never left, and that it never will. While The Strokes had a lot of hype to live up to when their debut album hit the streets, they more than succeeded in proving their legitimacy, and “Last Nite” will always be there for us to represent that breath of relief we all shared when they arrived.
[Nick Mims]


Bum. Bum bum bum bum…bum…bum… In 2003, seven simple notes were enough to turn the heads of fans of all genres of music. Jack and Meg White crafted a song so addictive and hypnotic, everyone from the Queen of England to the Hounds of Hell were humming along. All you need to do is forget that it came from two people. Or that it was recorded on a humble eight-track. Because for these three-and-a-half minutes, the group sounds like a freight train capable of what The Strokes, The Hives, and The Vines weren’t: crafting a garage rock song that everyone could enjoy.
[Nick Mims]


The mash-up is arguably the only genre of popular music truly unique to the 21st century. Sure, there were decades of precedent (remember Jive Bunny?), but here at last was a mode of sampling that made no attempt to hide its sources. The Freelance Hellraiser were happy to simply point out the connectable dots between two seemingly disparate disposable pop songs, then sit back and giggle. By now the genre has already become larded with third-tier also-rans and full-fledged concept albums. But "Stroke", the first bootleg of its kind that many listeners had ever heard, remains one of the finest for one simple and rare reason: it's better than either of its originals. The Strokes put a spring in the step of Xtina's plodding robo-R&B, while she brings a sexiness that Julian's distorted shouts never approached. Just listen to the vocals as they slither in over the guitars: was this the moment that pop finally ate itself?
[Bjorn Randolph]


Not merely a band consisting of two Russian teenagers—more like a future topic for hundreds of Media Studies PhDs, t.A.T.u (a play on the Russian �Ta Lyubit Tu’, �this girl loves this girl’) proved that the West didn’t have a monopoly on packaging and selling attractive young things as pop stars. You really had to hand it to their manager Ivan Shapovalov (ex-child psychologist, advertising guru, and future Bond villan) for the sheer number of buttons that he managed to press with t.A.T.u, manipulating the girls’ lipstick lesbian shenanigans to such vulgar and hilarious heights that I’ve often expected him to rip off his mask and turn out to be Chris Morris, UK arch-satirist, in disguise. Yet the involvement of Trevor Horn in their English language debut suggested that, for those able to separate art from artifice, the girls could effortlessly knock out perfect electropop that would have quite happily rubbed school uniforms with Frankie and the boys back in the day.
[Dave McGonigle]


Jay-Z is a method actor. Be it drug lord, street gladiator, coach, teacher ,or condom condo owner, Shawn Carter is comfortable in the variability of his career. So when “99 Problems” had him playing Black Victim Of Prejudice/Suspicious Driver #4080, it’s obviously a bit part, but it still measures as one of his best roles. Whenever Rick Rubin’s loop restarts, it sounds like an 80s crime theme, but the rest of it knocks, drops, and rolls like The Wire got crossed in New Jack City. But that’s all inconsequential, considering the song is actually just the god emcee’s self-help cassette, the �keep a down ass bitch, have an upstanding lifestyle’ tutorial. To imagine something this hard and street-ready was coming out of 30-plus Jay-Z and 2004 rap radio might end up a music textbook sidebar in the future.
[Rollie Pemberton]


You didn't think you could forget it so soon, did you? Fresh off a 2004 that saw it win over mainstream rock radio audiences and Stylus writers alike, "Take Me Out" can't be dismissed that quickly. And really, who'd want to dismiss it? Even the anti-Franz faction generally recognizes “Take Me Out”’s charms before tearing apart every other aspect of the band and their debut album. The song's appeal borders on undeniable, as the driving rush of the first 50 seconds slowly transforms into the foot-tapping swagger of its final three minutes. With "Take Me Out," Franz Ferdinand delivers a rock single whose unabashed hedonism exudes more pure fun than virtually anything else the genre has offered in the last half-decade.
[Luke Adams]


Last night a Norwegian pop star saved my life."Heartbeat" is a blur of red, not a dancefloor after a few drinks because it isn't explicitly a "dance" song, but the memory of a dancefloor after a couple drinks, shared whispers, and knowing winks, conversation that makes the ephemeral intimate, floating somewhere in between bubbly flirtation and profound passion: "Heartbeat" resides there. It is a song about a brief moment, that singular, heart-melting instant after eyes meet and "feel my heartbeat" becomes an undeniable, subtle-yet-sultry vocalization of this spark and this connection. I don't know if this song will be a huge success in the United States, although it clearly deserves to be, but it isn't really a song that I think about in communal terms anyway. It isn't a song I would really discuss, simply because it is a song about very intimate and personal connections and when I talk about "Heartbeat" with other people, I say "that song is amazing" but we both know that there is a lot more to say that remains unspoken. Intimate, personal, and evocative—three minutes and it's got it all. Pop music doesn't get more moving.
[David Drake]


While the EP can work as a quick, money-maker for established bands, many rookie bands release the extended play single with the hope of later re-recording the material for a future major-label debut—not the case with TV on the Radio. Young Liars was its own complete statement, truly working as a mini album and, despite its EP status, is undeniably one of the most complete works of this millennium. Adebimpe, the Siteks and Co. proved tube guitar amps and digital processors belong in the same studio and graced our eardrums—not necessarily with a sound that has “never been heard before,” but a sound few have mastered to such a degree.
[Kyle McConaghy]


Tim Mosely found a muse in Aaliyah. Clearly past days of album inserts with R. Kelly peering around corners, this was Aaliyah for the grown and sexy. The beat was primal in the same way that some movies about space have people wearing rags: who knew instantly accessible robot funk would be so marketable? It was a song for everyone: the street had the return of beatbox drums, the club had unrelenting low-end and critics were content with reversed shapes, subtle Atari vibe twinkles and undulating synth figures. Crossing R&B’s line in the sand like new jack swing did in the previous decade, Tim and his girl turned singles like this into Jeep-ready rest stops on the blaze across music’s Oregon Trail.
[Rollie Pemberton]


The most important British single of the last decade? The best Christmas number one ever? Both, possibly. "Sound of the Underground" undid the bad work of Gareth Gates and the workmanlike work of Will Young, and took Reality Pop into new realms of…importance? Greatness? POP? Infamous cultural commentators fell over themselves to declare Girls Aloud's debut album "the most important record since Never Mind The Bollocks", but really, The Sex Pistols never had anything on this, and anyway who cares about such petty, arbitrary things as albums when singles can be this good? Revolutionary pop.
[Nick Southall]


A victory celebration, and touchdown dance committed to song, a lifestyle earned and hard-fought. But mostly "Big Pimpin'" is a song about confidence, the cresting of a rising wave; careers like Jay-Z's and Timbaland's wouldn't get much higher. The beatmaker was at the top of his game here, where the interplay between syncopated bass throbs and the heavenly flute melody fuses into a futuristic afro-carribean bounce. Jay's verse is the epitome of cold-hearted love-em-and-leave-em; he would later become a mature adult, but this one is youth personified—the apex of a thrilling period for hip-hop, where Jay crossed the finish line with gusto over exciting and innovative technoid bounce.
[David Drake]


I don’t think I’ve enjoyed a large party since I’ve heard this track; they’re just never crunk enough. I want to get to that moment where everybody’s dancing, everybody’s out of it, everybody’s smiling, people are screaming along without an ounce of self-consciousness and the night, if only for a moment, achieves a surreal state of ecstasy. I probably don’t take enough drugs or drink enough to ever silence that internal voice that keeps me from getting low (well, without losing the ability to dance), but this song creates the illusion that such a state is out there, and that it’s worth chasing.
[Anthony Miccio]


Easily the most cinematic single of the last five years, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ “Maps” is the vivid, heartrending coda to a film punctuated with disillusionment, disappointment, and abject loneliness. Is Karen O.’s sobbing line “wait, they don’t love you like I love you supposed to signify that this “Maps” fellow she orders to “wait” is adored by hundreds of woman for all the wrong reasons? Or is it another story, of a man who’s never been loved and a reticent woman who only now—as her love departs in misery—musters the courage to inform him of her ardor? The minimal lyrics afford twice the pathos, allowing listeners to project the situation most relevant to their own romantic situation onto the movie screen. Meanwhile, the guitars finally surge, and perhaps, he turns back. Or perhaps not.
[Kareem Estefan]


"Fell in Love With a Girl" was a perfect example of how it's always better to be safe than sorry. Just in case the song wasn't good enough to make them popular, Meg and Jack White boosted their tabloid appeal by sparking rumors and debates over whether they were brother and sister or ex-husband and wife, cemented their public image with their candy-colored dress code, and made themselves instant MTV icons with one of the most imaginative and breathtaking music videos of all-time. The fact that "Fell in Love With a Girl" also happened to be the best rock song of the decade just seemed like icing on the cake at the time. But in twenty years, you won't remember what the White Stripes wore or what the video looked like. What you will remember is the sound of your then 12-year-old son practicing the song's opening riff for the 119th time, and not minding much at all.
[Andrew Unterberger]


Like “Thong Song,” or “Hot in Herre” or “Crazy in Love,” this incredibly annoying tune demanded blanket airplay, on MTV, Clear Channel, your iPod, your grandma’s Walkman. “Yeah!” almost defies commentary: so insistent is its will to power that your critical faculties fall at your feet, which are too busy moving anyway. If the fate of the aforementioned smashes is any indication, “Yeah!”’s rank overexposure may mean that we may never hear Usher’s ode to (fill in the blank) again.
[Alfred Soto]


Slim Shady's a bit self-absorbed; a brief survey of his singles proves it. But just when we were starting to think that he'd never stray from his favourite subject, along comes "Lose Yourself." Okay, so in many ways it's even more focused on himself than any of his other singles to date. But rather than rapping about his usual exploits, he's giving us a rags-to-riches narrative; five minutes of inspirational encouragement that Dr. Phil would envy. Sure, Eminem's marriage of flow and beat here are as strong as ever, but it's that story of overcoming the odds that draws us to "Lose Yourself"—I think even Lynne Cheney loves this song.
[Luke Adams]


Though Kompakt Records and the microhouse movement in general brought us a good deal of great singles in the first half of this decade, it hasn't brought us many true classics. The style is too hushed, the creators are too anonymous, and the music itself is too private. If you had to pick one, though, it’s quite obvious: Jurgen Paape's "So Weit Wie Noch Nie"—a track that gained wide exposure both through perhaps the most celebrated Kompakt collection, Total 4 and recently as the lead track to Erlend Oye's heavily acclaimed DJ Kicks set. The song instantly taps into the same blissed-out dance nirvana as Underworld's "Born Slippy" or Stardust's "Music Sounds Better With You," while still maintaining the tranquil secrecy of the best Superpitcher and M. Mayer songs. It's the first classic microhouse single because it's the first to perfectly resolve the seeming contradiction of the genre's title, without leaving either side even the slightest bit unsatisfied.
[Andrew Unterberger]


"Everyone keeps on talking about it. Nobody's getting it done." Fortunately no one's really talking about 'dance-punk' any more, but James Murphy still gets it done. Skewering indie rock's barely breathing body with its own more-blase-than-thou attitude, then shredding it to pieces with a rusty Roland 303, "Yeah" is a call to arms against those opposed to the Dionysian pleasures of music. Now if only these skinny white kids would stop dancing...
[Gavin Mueller]


Hip-hop has sanded off the paint, stripped the chrome, and ground music down to its naked chassis. "In Da Club" runs on fumes, a series of blunted high/low sweeps—"VHUM-VHUM; vhum-vhum." Apocalypse survivor 50 Cent rides the Aftermath beat perfectly by remembering to barely exist, eyes half-lidded as his coffin rumbles toward the cliff. The masterstroke is the song's most subtle addition, the translucent guitar that slithers down the track's skeleton spine in the final 30 seconds. Such a masterful display of minimalism is remarkable in itself, but for that song to reign week after week atop the American pop charts is truly incredible. In 2003 "In Da Club" proved hip-hop could create what no other genre could: nothing-music that moves the masses.
[Erick Bieritz]


Aaliyah Haughton died senselessly, but in 22 years, she managed to do more than most people manage in 70, leaving behind her a towering legacy that is only now beginning to be fully appreciated. At the center of that legacy are a series of flawless, classic songs, of which “Try Again” may be the finest of all. How did she manage to be both so coy and so aggressive? So sexy and so tough? So vulnerable and so…ghetto? On “Try Again,” Aaliyah unifies every dimension of her persona in a way that is both seamless and powerful. Make no mistake: this was the one truly great vocalist of our generation. If you don’t know…now you know.
[Ryan Hardy]


Basement Jaxx’s “Where’s Your Head At?” is perhaps the least subtle track on this list. Opening with a blaring vocal sample—that’s right, it says “Where’s your head at?”—the song is relentlessly obvious, a heavy 4/4 beat pounding away as some guys throw bullshit lyrics at you for no reason other than to pump you up. But for all its resemblance to a workout instructor, “Where’s Your Head At?” has one thing on its side: it works. You cannot not be pumped up by it. You cannot not sing along to its vacuous sloganeering. You will dance until you sweat, and the Basement Jaxx know this. In fact, they will continue to bang you over the head with the fact until you succumb. And/or pass out.
[Kareem Estefan]


Forget for a second that it’s hard as fuck. Think about how confusing it was the first time you heard it. I recollect being confused as to how the pattern was supposed to loop, let alone how one might actually rap over it. Then one day, it all suddenly clicked, just like that handclap. When Hugo Williams Overdrive pulled their Bomb Squad card, it turned out to be the ace of their collective career. We learned early that fraternal emcees Malice and Pusha T are stuck in the game, but luckily, they have their Get Out Of Jail Free cards to protect their whaleworthy Scarface boasts. A beat that Fat Albert’s band would be proud of, Pharrell’s weird post-chorus sigh and “some days I wasn’t able, there was always �caine” are just a few memorable moments to a song that evolved from summer street sweeper to one of the most pivotal rap singles in history.
[Rollie Pemberton]


The cutest girl on your block gets a makeover, meets the bad boy, emerges as a blonde bombshell, and kicks your ass. “Crazy In Love” marks the exact moment where Destiny’s Child became about as relevant to the career of Beyonce Knowles as…Solange Knowles. With this song, Beyonce broke with her past and truly established herself as an independent woman, going so far as to completely outshine her superstar boyfriend. How many times have you seen that happen before in the world of “urban” music? But it wasn’t just her Bat Mitzvah, it was also an important step for black music in general: dusting off long-neglected soul and eighties influences while also presenting a boy/girl duet so convincing that we haven’t really heard from Ja Rule and (insert underage r’n’b vocalist here) since.
[Ryan Hardy]


After setting the template for 90s dance music with Homework, these amazing French robots spend the next four years gathering trend data, calculating new directions and inevitably end up churning out a blueprint for futuristic pop music of the new millennium. As if it was sent through every pop music filter of the past 50 years, beamed to heaven, given God’s stamp of approval and then pumped through your headphones, “Digital Love” was designed to be utterly blissful, immediately gratifying and consistently rewarding upon multiple listens. Signs of a truly great single: it will be endlessly copied, these copycats will sound awesome, but nothing will ever be able to touch the original.
[Gabe Gloden]


This song made the haters lie face down, spread their ass cheeks, and swoon as Britney (that’s Ms. Spears to you) turned every trick with a simulated glee that Jude Law’s sexbot in A.I. would have envied. “Toxic” is a meta-song, dense and fungible, an expensive, grotesque, magnificent example of what top-of-the-line production can do to an ex-trailer park doyenne.
[Alfred Soto]


When the Neptunes era comes to a close, "Milkshake" may well be remembered as their masterpiece. The aural equivalent of a lapdance, the track embodies all of the sonic adventurousness that has made this decade's R&B output such a thrilling game of one-upmanship among the genre's top producers. Of course, once one recovers from the shock of the introductory notes, it's Kelis's coquettishly seductive voice that does what little work is needed to reduce any man to a drooling idiot. But listen closer: perched precariously atop the slithering congas to which she moves her feet and the greasy synths to which she grinds her hips, it's that triangle "ting" every second or fourth bar that adds the perfect accent to her jailbait cooing. Forgive me Father.
[Bjorn Randolph]


Charter member of the “I normally don’t listen to hip-hop, but,” Hall of Fame, “Work It” still pops when you play it today, and it’s no secret why—it’s a ridiculously fun record, one of the first to convince online indie zinesters of the joys and sophistication of pop. Unrepentant gynocentrism, pachyderm sound effects, and a bravely succinct riposte to racism—who the hell else could have given you this in 2002, The Flaming Lips? Not to downplay the revolutionary impact of “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)” and “Get Ur Freak On,” but “Work It” still stands as Missy’s most communally satisfying single to date.
[Josh Love]


The genre formerly known as �dancepunk’ has thrown us a great number of curveballs in its short time, but none so impressively unprecedented as !!!’s nine-minute epic from mid-2003. Having released a so-so debut album to a wave of unappreciative indie fans back in 2000, !!! were in desperate danger of being seen as the party wing of O.U.T.H.U.D. until “Me and Giuliani…” shimmied into town with all the effortless sexuality of a young Mick Jagger covered in Jell-O. Nic Offer et al. served up a dance track that managed to siphon off punk’s energy yet leave behind its monotonous rhythms, leaving the dancefloor clear for this song’s sinuous pelvic maneuvers to do their lascivious work. Sadly, just like The Rapture’s “House of Jealous Lovers,” “Me and Giuliani…” set a high watermark for all subsequent releases from this band– in fact, you could say that it’s so high, they can’t get under it. But, then again, you probably won’t.
[Dave McGonigle]


At the end of the 20th century, there was virtually no overlap between pop and indie. Musical segregation was rampant as the kids in tight jeans had their Dismemberment Plan, the kids in baggy jeans had their Disturbed and the kids in baggier jeans had their East Side Boyz. But in the winter of 2000, everyone could agree on one thing: the new single from Outkast was a God-send. “Ms. Jackson” had the charisma and production prowess capable of impressing both the masses and the Music Major. Andre 3000 and Big Boi’s masterpiece helped break down the scenester barriers and reiterated what Public Enemy and The Notorious B.I.G had taught previous eras—rap is for everyone.
[Kyle McConaghy]


Ah, Justin. Naysayers claimed he'd be nothing without his producers, but The Beatles would've been nothing without George Martin. And besides, Timbaland had never done anything that sounded quite like this before. "Cry Me A River". Wow. Was it the sinister, art-imitating-life video with its meta-pop nods to Justin's failed romance with Britney; the strange, anti-gravity dance moves; the falsetto; the stolen song title, reinvented for people who remember Aaliyah but not Arthur Hamilton; the stereophonic cybernetic clone-choir making with the beatbox on the periphery; the weird strings; the nagging synth hook? It was all of it, and more. Justin stamped his personality and his dance moves across 2002 and 2003 like no one else, indie kids and pop kids alike falling over themselves to praise him, and "Cry Me A River" was the pinnacle of his ascension, helping him emerge as a real human being rather than just a cocky Disney Club clone.
[Nick Southall]


"Losing My Edge" is the clarion for the DFA production team. Sure, they'd already done some great records, but this track puts it all together. The attitude comes across first, vocalist James Murphy heralding his arrival by proclaiming his outdatedness. The music feels retro and cutting-edge at once, and the group gradually piles up the sounds until they've almost created chaos, then they hold back. The DFA team would use the same technique to startling effect on "Yeah," but on this track they hold back to match the vocalist's restrained delivery. He bitterly knocks down the scenesters (who don't know what they want), but he does it in such a way that even the targeted hip cats have to enjoy it, pretending to catch all the allusions even while dancing alone in their living rooms. The lyrical content of "Losing My Edge" simultaneously critiques and inspires a whole subculture.
[Justin Cober-Lake]


Four million copies worldwide—by some counts the best selling single in 2001—is no small feat in and of itself, but for “that �Locomotion’ girl,” cracking America for a second time over a decade later may have been more satisfying. And it wasn’t a concession or a compromise, either—this was pure blue metallic dance-pop, several years before U.S. disco-phobia had even begun to thaw. The song’s pneumatic groove pulsed just as strong in high culture, serving as the basis for Paul Morley’s Words and Music, a tour through popular music connecting seemingly disparate artists and works. It’s difficult to think of anything or anyone this song didn’t reach. Disco enough for clubs, pop enough for the radio, Blondie enough for rock critics, “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” is like a well-written horoscope: It feels like it’s perfect, just for you. And at the same time millions of people are feeling the same thing.
[Erick Bieritz]


People go on and on about Missy and Timbaland restructuring the R&B topography during the late 90s, but really they saved their best work for 2001. "Get Ur Freak On" was inescapable during those 12 months, and is still pretty damn hard to get away from. It slayed hip-hop clubs, dance clubs, indie clubs, rock clubs; as soon as that simple, repetitive motif cut in, you knew what was going to follow and you couldn't resist. "Get Ur Freak On" propelled Missy beyond the mainstream in a way no one had expected, mixing up crunk, Asian underground, acid house, and Missy & Tim's own idiosyncratic vision into something that transcended its form and origins. If you can hear this and not dance, then I don't want to know you.
[Nick Southall]


Look, it's not about the lyrical content, or even the rapping. It's the beat, specifically the bass—more accurately, the basses, coming down like a giant hydraulic press. And then back up—stutter-stop-st-st-stutter—only to crash right back down, sickening and satisfying. Icy strings skate on top, never succumbing to the bass pressure, and Dizzee stays above the sexual politics of the song, never letting those tricky girls trap him with a kid. A club track about rejecting the opposite sex—could there be anything more compellingly paranoid?
[Gavin Mueller]


There aren't too many singles where you can actually hear the sound of the planets aligning when you listen to it, but "House of Jealous Lovers" is one of them. You can actually hear the production of The DFA, the city of New York, the year 2002, the disco-punk movement, all in flawless orbit around The Rapture. You can hear the click sound the song makes as they fall into perfect alignment. And when the song is over, you know the sound for certain, because you'll be able feel the extreme disappointment and dissatisfaction at the realization that it'll probably be another 65 years before the planets line up that perfectly again. You don't believe me? Go on, listen to it. I'll be over here, air-cowbelling.
[Andrew Unterberger]


As far as I know, everyone in America save a few crabby music critics loves “Hey Ya”, and that means EVERYONE—my mom, your mom, your first love, your last hookup, your dentist, your senator, that glassy-eyed girl in your favorite porno clip. You still sing along when it comes on the radio, don’t act like you don’t �cause I’ve seen you in the car and I know by now you’ve memorized exactly how many “alrights” there are, even if you stopped shaking your Polaroids last March. You want the ultimate proof of how much “Hey Ya” meant to the first half of the first decade of the third millenia? Everyone from Eminem to R.E.M. to the Boss may have tried to tip the pre-election scales with over-earnest pop, but I still think “Hey Ya” is the only four minutes that could’ve made a difference had Dre released it on November 1, even if it meant no one turned up at the polls at all because they’d all decided they didn’t want to listen to the pundits anymore, they just wanted to dance.
[Josh Love]


Chasing the extremes of sound is a common ambition. Louder, faster rules and we’ve heard the loudest and fastest out there. What’s hard is pushing the envelope of pop while not leaving the planet entirely. That's where the money is. While those deeper into rap orthodoxy will understandably give the award to “Elevators” or “Rosa Parks”, “B.O.B.” was when a lot of us spit out our drinks and screamed “Christ, they’ve gone to PLAID!” at the TV. Most attempts at “next level” mission statements are burdened by the weight of naked ambition. This blitzkrieg of sonic pleasure and lyrical command is one of the few we’re still trying to catch up with.
[Anthony Miccio]


Say what you will about Kelly's lyrics: call them unsophisticated, trite, laughably explicit. You'd be right. But your petty criticisms have no place here. We're talking about LOVE, and no one loves like R.—his cup runneth over. Luckily he has mastered studio techniques that cram enough of his throbbing desire into one beautiful song—for our pleasure, not his. Kelly nails us with the smooth-yet-bouncy beat, then flips us over and finishes off up with his impeccable croon-rap. But the magic is the afterglow—as we take a long, woozy drag from a cigarette, we believe—we know—that he meant everything he said. Toot toot. Beep beep. And we press repeat.
[Gavin Mueller]

Final Lists
Luke Adams
01. Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
02. Eminem - Lose Yourself
03. Beyonce (feat. Jay-Z) - Crazy In Love
04. Dizzee Rascal - I Luv U
05. R. Kelly - Ignition (Remix)
06. The Strokes - The Modern Age EP
07. 50 Cent - In Da Club
08. The Walkmen - The Rat
09. Outkast - Ms. Jackson
10. Justin Timberlake - Cry Me A River
11. Britney Spears - Toxic
12. LCD Soundsystem - Yeah (Crass Version)
13. Aaliyah - Try Again
14. The Rapture - Sister Saviour
15. The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist
16. TV On The Radio - Young Liars EP
17. Bloc Party – Bloc Party EP
18. Destiny's Child – Jumpin’ Jumpin’
19. Freelance Hellraiser - A Stroke Of Genius
20. The White Stripes - Fell In Love With A Girl
21. Outkast – Bombs Over Baghdad
22. The Coral - Dreaming of You
23. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Yeah Yeah Yeahs EP
24. Girls Aloud - The Show
25. LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge
26. Usher (feat. Lil' Jon & Ludacris) – Yeah!
27. Jay-Z - Big Pimpin’
28. The Rapture - House Of Jealous Lovers
29. The Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
30. Gwen Stefani - What You Waiting For?
31. Eminem (feat. Dido) - Stan
32. Outkast - Hey Ya!
33. Avril Lavigne - Sk8er Boi
34. Aesop Rock - Daylight
35. The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
36. Missy Elliott - Gossip Folks
37. Justin Timberlake - Rock Your Body
38. U2 - Beautiful Day
39. M.O.P. - Ante Up
40. Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood
41. Sum 41 - Fat Lip
42. Eve (feat. Gwen Stefani) - Let Me Blow Ya Mind
43. Interpol – Interpol EP
44. Cannibal Ox - The F-Word
45. Michelle Branch - Everywhere
46. Christina Aguilera (feat. Redman) - Dirrty
47. Darude - Sandstorm
48. Electric Six - Danger! High Voltage!
49. Deltron 3030 - Positive Contact
50. Stars - Elevator Love Letter

Erick Bieritz
01. The Knife – Heartbeats
02. Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
03. Le Knight Club – Soul Bells
04. Archigram – Carnaval
05. 50 Cent – In Da Club
06. Luomo – Tessio
07. Trick Daddy ft. Big Boi and Cee-Lo – Dro In Da Wind
08. Girls Aloud – The Show
09. R. Kelly – Ignition (Remix)
10. Ce’Cile – Rude Boy Thug Life
11. Three 6 Mafia – Sippin’ On Some Syrup
11. Annie – Heartbeat
11. Vybz Kartel – Sweet to the Belly
11. Girls Aloud – Love Machine
11. Scissor Sisters – Comfortably Numb
11. The Avalanches – Since I Left You
11. Jurgen Paape – So Weit Wie Noch Nie
11. Alan Braxe & Fred Falke – Rubicon
11. Junior Senior – Move Your Feet
20. David Banner ft. Lil Flip – Like a Pimp
21. Vitalic – La Rock
22. Basement Jaxx – Jus 1 Kiss
23. Daft Punk – Digital Love
24. Girls Aloud – Sound of the Underground
25. Sugababes – Freak Like Me
26. Lady Stush – Dollar Sign
27. Nas – Made U Look
28. Justin Timberlake – Cry Me a River
29. Spiller ft. Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)
30. Jay-Z ft. UGK – Big Pimpin’
31. Voigt & Voigt – Speicher 5
32. Ce’Cile – Hot Like We
33. Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Murder On the Dancefloor
34. Girls Aloud – No Good Advice
35. Outkast – Bombs Over Baghdad
36. Future Bible Heroes – I’m Lonely (and I Love It)
37. Daft Punk – One More Time
38. Nelly – Ride With Me
39. Three 6 Mafia ft. Lil’ Flip – Ridin’ Spinners
40. The Juan MacLean – Give Me Every Little Thing
41. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps
42. Shapeshifters – Lola’s Theme
43. Lil’ Flip – This is the Way We Ball
44. Aaliyah – Try Again
45. Scarface – My Block
46. Aaliyah – More Than a Woman
47. Ludacris – Stand Up
48. Basement Jaxx – Where’s Your Head At
49. Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Mixed Up World
50. Lacquer – Behind

Justin Cober-Lake
01. Kanye West- Jesus Walks
02. OutKast- Hey Ya
03. Arcade Fire- Neighborhood 1 (Tunnels)
04. LCD Soundsystem- Yeah (Crass Mix)
05. Rapture- House of Jealous Lovers
06. Radiohead- Optimistic
07. TV on the Radio- Young Liars EP
08. U2- Beautiful Day
09. The Streets- Fit But You Know It
10. Jason Forrest- 10 Amazing Years
11. Postal Service- Such Great Heights
12. Grandaddy- Now It's On
13. The Mo- Nostalgia Locomotive
14. Mountain Goats- Palmcorder Yajna
15. Sufjan Stevens- The Dress Looks Nice on You
16. LCD Soundsystem- Losing My Edge
17. !!!- Me and Giuliani Down By the Schoolyard (A True Story)
18. OutKast- B.O.B.
19. OutKast- Ms. Jackson
20. The Flaming Lips- Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots pt. 1
21. Jim White- Static on the Radio
22. Calexico- Quattro (World Drifts In)
23. The Walkmen- The Rat
24. The Flaming Lips- Do You Realize??
25. Dizzee Rascal- Stand Up Tall
26. Four Tet- As Serious As Your Life
27. Dizzee Rascal I Luv U
28. John Vanderslice- Pale Horse
29. Ryan Adams- New York, New York
30. The Ponys- Let's Kill Ourselves
31. J-Five- Modern Times
32. Jay-Z- 99 Problems
33. The White Stripes- Fell in Love with a Girl
34. The Strokes- Last Nite
35. Estelle- 1980
36. Dr. Dre feat. Eminem- Forgot About Dre
37. Rilo Kiley- It's a Hit
38. Mando Diao- Sheepdog
39. Eminem- The Real Slim Shady
40. Beyonce featuring Jay-Z- Crazy in Love
41. Ted Leo/Pharmacists- Where Have All The Rude Boys Gone?
42. The White Stripes- Seven Nation Army
43. Warren Zevon- Keep Me in Your Heart
44. Eminem- Lose Yourself
45. Fountains of Wayne- Stacy's Mom
46. Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Maps
47. D'Angelo- Devil's Pie
48. Jay-Z- Big Pimpin
49. M.O.P.- Ante Up
50. Jay-Z- Izzo (H.O.V.A.)

David Drake
01. R. Kelly – Ignition (Remix)
02. Jay-Z – Big Pimpin'
03. Kylie Minogue – Love At First Sight
04. Justin Timberlake – Cry Me a River
05. Daft Punk – Digital Love
06. Clipse – Grindin
07. Vybz Kartel – Sweet to the Belly
08. Annie – Heartbeat
09. Lil Jon – Get Low
10. T.I. – Rubberband Man
11. Dizzee Rascal – I Luv U
12. Missy Elliott – Get Ur Freak On
13. Phoenix – If I Ever Feel Better
14. Usher, Lil Jon and Ludacris – Yeah!
15. Cam'ron – Hey Ma
16. Superpitcher – Tomorrow
17. Andrew WK – Party Hard
18. M Mayer – Hush Hush Baby
19. Cannibal Ox – The F Word
20. Jurgen Paape - So Weit Wie Noch Nie
21. Beyonce – Crazy In Love
22. Basement Jaxx – Romeo
23. Sean Paul – Like Glue
24. Scarface – On My Block
25. Ghostface Killah – Cherchez La Ghost
26. 50 Cent – In Da Club
27. Outkast – B.O.B
28. Aaliyah – Try Again
29. Kelis – Milkshake
30. Wayne Wonder – No Letting Go
31. Punjabi MC feat. Jay-Z – Beware of the Boys
32. Destiny's Child – Say My Name
33. Jay-Z – I Just Wanna Love You
34. Luomo – Tessio
35. 3-6 Mafia – Sippin' On Some Syrup
36. Eminem – Real Slim Shady
37. Bubba Sparxx – Ugly
38. Ward 21 – Petrol
39. Mystikal – Shake Ya Ass
40. Nas – Made U Look
41. Eminem – Stan
42. Dead Prez – Hip-Hop
43. Outkast – Ms. Jackson
44. Missy Elliott – Work It
45. Daft Punk – One More Time
46. Justin Timberlake - Rock Your Body
47. Jay-Z – Girls Girls Girls
48. Cam'ron – Oh Boy
49. N.E.R.D. – Lapdance
50. Britney Spears – Toxic

Kareem Estefan
01. Capitol K – Pillow
02. The Rapture – House of Jealous Lovers
03. R. Kelly – Ignition (Remix)
04. Dizzee Rascal – I Luv U
05. Pretty Girls Make Graves – Speakers Push the Air
06. Wilco – Heavy Metal Drummer
07. Interpol – Interpol EP
08. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps
09. Junior Boys – Birthday
10. Daft Punk – Digital Love
11. Spoon – Everything Hits at Once
12. Ratatat – Seventeen Years
13. Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Out of My Head
14. Outkast – B.O.B.
15. LCD Soundsystem – Losing My Edge
16. !!! – Me and Giuliani Down by the Schoolyard (A True Story)
17. Múm – Green Grass of Tunnel
18. Outkast – Hey Ya!
19. The Streets – Has It Come to This?
20. The Darkness – I Believe in a Thing Called Love
21. M83 – Run Into Flowers
22. The Shins – Kissing the Lipless
23. Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell – Drop It Like It’s Hot
24. LCD Soundystem – Yeah
25. Britney Spears – Toxic
26. Broken Social Scene – Stars and Sons
27. Spoon – The Way We Get By
28. Basement Jaxx – Where’s Your Head At?
29. TV on the Radio – Young Liars EP
30. White Stripes – Fell in Love with a Girl
31. Basement Jaxx – Lucky Star
32. The Strokes – Last Night
33. Wire – Read and Burn 01 EP
34. Jürgen Paape – So Weit Wie Noch Nie
35. Max Tundra – Cakes
36. McLusky – To Hell with Good Intentions
37. Kelis – Milkshake
38. Basement Jaxx – Romeo
39. Missy Elliott – Get Ur Freak On
40. Justin Timberlake – Rock Your Body
41. Dizzee Rascal – Fix Up, Look Sharp
42. Outkast – Ms. Jackson
43. The Mountain Goats – See America Right
44. New Pornographers – Letter from an Occupant
45. Jürgen Paape – Mit Dir
46. Manitoba – Hendrix With KO
47. Radiohead – Pyramid Song
48. The Flaming Lips – Race for the Prize
49. Lil’ Jon & the East Side Boyz featuring Ying Yang Twins – Get Low
50. Liars – Mr. Your on Fire Mr.

Gabe Gloden
01. Daft Punk – Digital Love
02. 50 Cent – In Da Club
03. Matthew Dear – Dog Days
04. R Kelly – Ignition (Remix)
05. People Under the Stairs – Acid Raindrops
06. Outkast – BOB
07. Rapture – House of Jealous Lovers
08. Sigur Ros - Svefn-g-Englar
09. No Doubt – Hella Good
10. Goldfrapp – Train
11. Modest Mouse – Float On
12. Missy Elliot – Work It
13. Interpol – Obstacle 1
14.!!! – Me and Guiliani Down By the Schoolyard (A True Story)
15. Basement Jaxx – Where’s Your Head At?
16. Dangermouse & Jemini – Ghetto Pop Life
17. Panjabi MC – Mundian To Bach Ke
18. David Banner – Cadillac on 22s
19. Destiny’s Child – Bootylicious
20. DNTEL – This is the Dream of Evan and Chan
21. Missy Elliot – Get Ur Freak On
22. Electric Six – Danger High Voltage!
23. LCD Soundsystem – Losing My Edge
24. Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Got Your Money
25. Lil Jon – Get Low
26. McLusky – To Hell With Good Intentions
27. Outkast – Hey Ya
28. Richard X vs. Liberty X – Being Nobody
29. Royksopp – Eple
30. Herbert – The Audience
31. Junior Senior – Move Your Feet
32. The Dandy Warhols – Bohemian Like You
33. Justin Timberlake – Rock Your Body
34. The Hives – Hate To Say I Told You So
35. Squarepusher – My Red Hot Car
36. Aaliyah – Try Again
37. Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
38. Beyonce – Crazy In Love
39. Sean Paul – Get Busy
40. Nelly – Hot in Herre
41. Kelis – Milkshake
42. Jay-Z – Izzo (H.O.V.A.)
43. Primal Scream – Accelerator
44. Jimmy Eat World – The Middle
45. Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out Of My Head
46. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps
47. Scissor Sisters – Take Your Mama Out
48. The Strokes – Last Nite
49. Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
50. Britney Spears – Oops! I Did It Again!

Ryan Hardy
01. Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z- Crazy In Love
02. Aaliyah feat. Timbaland- Try Again
03. The Rapture- House Of Jealous Lovers
04. Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Maps
05. Kylie Minogue- Outta My Head
06. R. Kelly- Ignition (Remix)
07. Dead Prez- Hip Hop
08. TokTok vs. Softy O.- Missy Queen Is Gonna Die
09. Annie- Heartbeat
10. Kelis- Milkshake
11. Dizzee Rascal- I Luv U
12. M.O.P.- Ante Up
13. The White Stripes- Fell In Love With A Girl
14. 50 Cent- In Da Club
15. Jay-Z feat. Pharrell- I Just Wanna Love You
16. Eminem- Lose Yourself
17. OutKast- Hey Ya
18. The Walkmen- The Rat
19. OutKast- B.O.B.
20. The Artful Dodger feat. Romina Johnson- Movin' Too Fast
21. Nelly- Hot In Herre
22. Jay-Z- 99 Problems
23. Golden Boy feat. Miss Kittin- Rippin' Kittin
24. M.I.A.- Galang
25. !!!- Me And Giuliani Down By The Schoolyard (A True Story)
26. Missy Elliott- Work It
27. Clipse- Grindin'
28. Basement Jaxx- Romeo
29. Art Brut- Formed A Band
30. Dizzee Rascal- Fix Up, Look Sharp
31. Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg- Still D.R.E.
32. Franz Ferdinand- Take Me Out
33. OutKast- Ms. Jackson
34. Usher feat. Lil' Jon and Ludacris- Yeah!
35. Johnny Cash- Hurt
36. Spoon- The Way We Get By
37. Jay-Z- Girls, Girls, Girls
38. Coldplay- Clocks
39. Nina Sky feat. Jabba- Move Ya Body
40. The Streets- Weak Become Heroes
41. Ol' Dirty Bastard- Got Your Money
42. Jay-Z- Izzo (H.O.V.A.)
43. Electric Six- Danger! High Voltage!
44. Missy Elliott- Pass That Dutch
45. Aaliyah- We Need A Resolution
46. Console- 14 Zero Zero
47. Ted Leo & The Pharmacists- Where Have All The Rude Boys Gone?
48. Alicia Keys- Fallin'
49. All Saints- Pure Shores
50. Nas- Made You Look

Josh Love
01. Clipse – Grindin’
02. Outkast - Hey Ya!
03. Missy Elliot - Work It
04. The Strokes - Last Night
05. Dixie Chicks - Goodbye Earl
06. Eminem - The Real Slim Shady
07. Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Out of My Head
08. Outkast - Ms. Jackson
09. Outkast - The Whole World
10. Ghostface - Run
11. Usher - Yeah!
12. Eminem - Stan
13. Dizzee Rascal - Fix Up, Look Sharp
14. The Darkness - I Believe in a Thing Called Love
15. Annie - Chewing Gum
16. Beyonce - Crazy in Love
17. Nelly Furtado – I’m Like a Bird
18. Mystikal - Bouncin’ Back
19. Rapture - House of Jealous Lovers
20. R. Kelly - Ignition (Remix)
21. Ludacris - Southern Hospitality
22. Eminem - Without Me
23. Trick Daddy – I’m a Thug
24. Justin Timberlake - Rock Your Body
25. The Knife - Heartbeats
26. M.I.A. - Galang
27. Missy Elliot - Get Ur Freak On
28. Jimmy Eat World - The Middle
29. Kelis - Milkshake
30. Twista - Slow Jamz
31. Outkast - B.O.B.
32. T.I. - Rubber Band Man
33. Aaliyah - Rock the Boat
34. LeeAnn Womack - I Hope You Dance
35. Clinic - The Second Line
36. Petey Pablo - Raise Up
37. Alicia Keys - You Don’t Know My Name
38. The Hives - Hate to Say I Told You So
39. 50 Cent - Wanksta
40. Kanye West - Through the Wire
41. Panjabi MC - Beware of the Boys
42. Ludacris – What’s Your Fantasy
43. Destiny’s Child - Say My Name
44. Kevin Lyttle - Turn Me On
45. Avril Lavigne - My Happy Ending
46. Sleater-Kinney - Oh
47. Avril Lavigne - Sk8ter Boi
48. Jay-Z - Big Pimpin’
49. Dizzee Rascal - Stand Up Tall
50. Lil Flip - The Way We Ball

Kyle McConaghy
01. Outkast – Hey Ya
02. The Strokes – Hard to Explain
03. Outkast – Ms. Jackson
04. Outkast – So Fresh, So Clean
05. Radiohead – Pyramid Song
06. TV on the Radio – Young Liars EP
07. LCD Soundsystem Losing My Edge
08. Interpol – Obstacle 1
09. Dr. Dre feat. Eminem. – Forgot About Dre
10. The Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
11. Clinic – Walking With Thee
12. The Strokes – Modern Age EP
13. The Go! Team – The Power Is On
14. Spoon – The Way We Get by
15. Queens of the Stone Age – Nobody Knows
16. Kelis – Milkshake
17. Cam’ron – What Means the World to You
18. The White Stripes – Dead Leaves In the Dirty Ground
19. Broken Social Scene – Stars and Sons
20. Art Brut – Formed A Band
21. The Walkmen – The Rat
22. M83 - Run into Flowers
23. Daft Punk – Digital Love
24. Big Tymers – #1 Stunna
25. Basement Jaxx – Romeo
26. Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood
27. Johnny Cash – Hurt
28. Jay-Z – 99 Problems
29. LCD Soundsystem – Yeah
30. Justin Timberlake – Cry Me a River
31. Avalanches – Since I Left You
32. Radiohead – 2+2=5
33. The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
34. The Strokes – Someday
35. The Rapture – Sister Saviour
36. Missy Elliot – Get Ur Freak On
37. Gwen Stefani – What You Waiting For
38. Britney Spears – Oops!… I Did It Again
39. Max Richter – On The Nature of Daylight
40. Air – Surfing on a Rocket
41. Trail of Dead – Relative Ways
42. Nelly – Country Grammar
43. Interpol – Slow Hands
44. Xiu Xiu – The Valley OH!
45. Jay-Z – Big Pimpin’
46. Kanye West – Jesus Walks
47. Clinic – The Return of Evil Bill
48. Outkast – B.O.B.
49. Annie – Heatbeat
50. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Y Control

Dave McGonigle
01. FC Kahuna- Glitterball
02. Travis- Why Does It Always Rain On Me?
03. Antipop Consortium- Ghostlawns
04. Primal Scream- Accelerator
05.!!!- Me and Giulianni Down by the Schoolyard (A True Story)
06. QOTSA- Feel Good Hit Of The Summer
07. All Saints- Pure Shores
08. Clinic- The Second Line
09. White Stripes- 7 Nation Army
10. Tatu- All The Things She Said
11. Missy Elliott- Get Ur Freak On
12. Sigur Ros- Svefn G Englar
13. The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist
14. Red Snapper- Soe Kind of Kink
15. Ballboy- I Hate Scotland
16. And You Will Know Us By Trail Of Dead- Mistakes And Regrets
17. Basement Jaxx- Where's Your Head At?
18. LFO- Freak
19. Interpol- NYC
20. The Flaming Lips- Do You Realize?
21. New Order- Crystal
22. Radiohead- Pyramid Song
23. Primal Scream- Kill All Hippies
24. Doves - There Goes The Fear
25. LCD Soundsystem- Losing My Edge
26. David Holmes- ’69 Police
27. Yo La Tengo- Saturday
28. Infesticons- Hero Theme
29. At the Drive In - One Armed Scissor
30. Red Hot Chili Peppers- By The Way
31. Asian Dub Foundation - New Way, New Life
32. Mogwai- Hunted By A Freak
33. Detroit Grand Pubahs - Sandwiches
34. Layo & Bushwacka!- Love Story
35. Royksopp – Eple
36. Ash- Burn Baby Burn
37. Kylie Minogue- Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
38. Ian Brown- Fear (UNKLE mix)
39. U2- Beautiful Day
40. The Hives- Hate to Say I Told You So
41. OutKast- Hey Ya!
42. Johnny Cash - Hurt
43. Slam- Narco Tourists
44. Dizzee Rascal- I Luv You
45. Electric Six- Danger! High Voltage!
46. Death in Vegas- Hands Around My Throat
47. The Fall- 'Theme From Sparta FC'
48. The Rapture- House Of Jealous Lovers
49. Noir Désir - Le Vent Nous Portera
50. Eliott Smith – Happiness

Anthony Miccio
01. Usher- Burn
02. John Mayer- Clarity
03. Vines- Get Free
04. Outkast- B.O.B
05. Good Charlotte- Young And The Hopeless
06. Outkast- Hey Ya
07. Crazytown- Butterfly
08. Queens Of The Stone Age- Go With The Flow
09. DMX- Party Up (Up In Here)
10. Linkin Park- In The End
11. Limp Bizkit- Rollin'
12. R. Kelly- Step In The Name Of Love (Remix)
13. Linkin Park- Faint
14. Britney Spears- Toxic
15. Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Y Control
16. Enrique Iglesias- Escape
17. P.O.D.- Youth Of The Nation
18. Eamon- F*ck It (I Don't Want You Back)
19. Junior Senior- Shake Your Coconuts
20. Kelly Osbourne- Come Dig Me Out
21. Pitbull feat. Lil Jon- Culo
22. Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz feat. Ying Yang Twins- Get Low
23. R. Kelly- Ignition (Remix)
24. J-Kwon- Tipsy
25. Missy Elliott- I'm Really Hot
26. N'Sync- Pop
27. X-Ecutioners feat. Mike Shinoda- It's Going Down
28. Madonna- Don't Tell Me
29. Limp Bizkit- My Way
30. Jimmy Eat World- The Middle
31. Liz Phair- Extraordinary
32. Shakira- Underneath Your Clothes
33. R.E.M.- Imitation Of Life
34. PJ Harvey- Good Feeling
35. Cornershop- Lessons Learned From Rocky I To Rocky III
36. Hives- Hate To Say I Told You So
37. Bowling For Soup- 1985
38. Big & Rich- Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)
39. Mirah- Cold Cold Water
40. Interpol- PDA
41. Darkness- Growing On Me
42. R. Kelly- Feelin' On Yo Booty
43. Deftones- Change (In The House Of Flies)
44. Spoon- Everything Hits At Once
45. Sloan- The Other Man
46. Sugar Ray- When It's Over
47. Kid Rock- American Badass
48. Hot Hot Heat- Bandages
49. White Stripes- Seven Nation Army
50. Basement Jaxx- Plug It In

Nick Mims
01. The Strokes – Last Nite
02. U2 – Beautiful Day
03. White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
04. Outkast – Hey Ya!
05. Postal Service – Such Great Heights
06. Polyphonic Spree – Light & Day
07. The Rapture – House of Jealous Lovers
08. Radiohead – Pyramid Song
09. Usher – Yeah
10. Eminem – Lose Yourself
11. The Hives – Hate to Say I Told You So
12. N*Sync – Pop
13. Interpol – Say Hello to the Angels
14. Wilco – War on War
15. Ryan Adams – Love Is Hell Pt 1
16. Sigur Ros – Svefn-G-Englar
17. Justin Timberlake – Rock Your Body
18. No Doubt – Hellagood
19. Coldplay – Yellow
20. The Shins – Know Your Onion!
21. Postal Service – The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
22. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Pin
23. Britney Spears - Toxic
24. Eve feat. Gwen Stefani – Let Me Blow Ya Mind
25. The Darkness – I Believe In A Thing Called Love
26. Modest Mouse – Float On
27. Outkast – Ms. Jackson
28. Damien Rice – Cannonball
29. Death Cab for Cutie – Sound of Settling
30. Decemberists – Billy Liar
31. Radiohead – I Might Be Wrong
32. Spoon – The Way We Get By
33. TV on the Radio – Young Liars
34. Madonna – Music
35. Ryan Adams – Love Is Hell Pt 2
36. Broken Social Scene – Cause = Time
37. Iron & Wine – Sea and the Rhythm
38. Interpol – Obstacle I
39. The Killers – Somebody Told Me
40. The Futureheads - Meantime
41. Elliott Smith – Son of Sam
42. Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
43. Strokes – 12:51
44. Queens of the Stone Age – No One Knows
45. Johnny Cash – Hurt
46. Avril Lavigne - Complicated
47. The Flaming Lips – Fight Test
48. Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood
49. Radiohead – There There
50. Tori Amos – A Sort of Fairytale

Gavin Mueller
01. Aaliyah - We Need A Resolution
02. Juelz Santana - Dipset Anthem
03. Missy Elliott - Get Ur Freak On
04. Dizzee Rascal - I Luv U
05. LCD Soundsystem - Yeah
06. Baby - What Happened To That Boy
07. R. Kelly - Ignition (remix)
08. Kelis - Milkshake
09. Ludacris - Roll Out
10. Jay-Z - Izzo
11. Cam'ron - Get 'Em Girls
12. Clipse - Grindin
13. Justin Timberlake - Cry Me A River
14. Ghostface Killah - Cher Chez La Ghost
15. Destiny's Child - Jumpin Jumpin
16. Dizzee Rascal - Fix Up Look Sharp
17. Ghostface feat. Jadakiss - Run
18. Sean Paul - Get Busy
19. Ladytron - Seventeen
20. Fischerspooner - Emerge
21. Jim Jones feat. Cam'ron - Crunk Muzik
22. N.E.R.D. - Lapdance
23. David Banner feat. Lil Flip - Like A Pimp
24. Bling Dog - Haffi Get Da Girl
25. Superpitcher - Heroin
26. J-Kwon - Hood Hop
27. The Juan Maclean - You Can't Have It Both Ways
28. Lil Jon feat. Ying Yang Twins - Get Low
29. Aaliyah - Try Again
30. Cannibal Ox - The F-Word
31. Gold Chains - Gold Chains EP
32. El-P - Deep Space 9mm
33. R. Kelly - Thoia Thoing
34. 'NSync - Girlfriend
35. Tweet - Oops (Oh My)
36. Fannypack - Hey Mami
37. Missy Elliott - Pass The Dutch
38. Fabolous - This Is My Party
39. Tatu - Not Gonna Get Us
40. Clinic - Distortions
41. Drop The Lime - Killy Tracks EP
42. Blood Brothers - Ambulance vs. Ambulance
43. Nas - Made You Look
44. Squarepusher - My Red Hot Car
45. The Bug feat. Cutty Ranks - Gun Disease
46. Wiley - Wot Do You Call It?
47. Britney Spears - Slave 4 U
48. Mystikal - Shake Ya Ass
49. Outkast - Hey Ya
50. Madonna - Music

Edward Oculicz
01. Mint Royale/Lauren Laverne- Don't Falter
02. Moloko- Forever More
03. Girls Aloud- No Good Advice
04. Shivaree- Goodnight Moon
05. Fischerspooner- Emerge
06. Phoenix- If I Ever Feel Better
07. Bran Van 3000- Astounded
08. Idlewild- You Held The World In Your Arms
09. Sophie Ellis Bextor- Murder On The Dancefloor
10. Siobhan Donaghy- Twist Of Fate
11. Saint Etienne- Heart Failed (In The Back of a Taxi)
12. Sugababes- Run For Cover
13. Missy Elliott- 4 My People
14. Spiller- Groovejet
15. Kelis- Get Along With You
16. Kylie Minogue- Love At First Sight
17. Caparezza- Fuori Dal Tunnel
18. Moloko- The Time Is Now
19. Missy Elliott- Get Ur Freak On
20. The Mo- Nostalgia Locomotive
21. The Space Cowboy- I Would Die 4 U
22. Britney Spears- Oops! I Did It Again!
23. The Delgados- All You Need Is Hate
24. Sugababes- Freak Like Me
25. Andreas Johnson- Glorious
26. Annie- Chewing Gum
27. Rachel Stevens- Some Girls
28. Vanessa Carlton- A Thousand Miles
29. The Notwist- Pick Up The Phone
30. Atomic Kitten- Whole Again
31. Sugababes- Round Round
32. Goldfrapp- Lovely Head
33. No Doubt- Bathwater
34. Sophie Ellis Bextor- Mixed Up World
35. Girls Aloud- The Show
36. TATU- All The Things She Said
37. Avil Lavigne- I'm With You
38. Goldfrapp- Strict Machine
39. The New Pornographers- The Laws Have Changed
40. Kylie Minogue- Can't Get You Out Of My Head
41. Emma- Maybe
42. Missy Elliott- Work It
43. Dandy Warhols- Bohemian Like You
44. Felix Da Housecat- Silver Screen, Shower Scene
45. Britney Spears- Toxic
46. Soulwax- Conversation Intercom
47. PJ Harvey- Good Fortune
48. Shakedown- At Night
49. Britney Spears- Stronge
50. HIM- The Funeral Of Hearts

Dom Passantino
01. Phoenix- If I Ever Feel Better
02. Polyphonic Spree- Soldier Girl
03. MOP ft Busta Rhymes, Remy Martin, and Tephlon- Ante Up
04. Johnny Cash- Hurt
05. Stacie Orrico- (There’s Gotta Be) More To Life
06. Cappareza- Fuori Dal Tunnel
07. Fallacy ft Tubby T- Big and Bashy
08. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds- Babe, I’m On Fire
09. R Kelly- Ignition (Remix)
10. Kasia Klich- Lepszy Model
11. Courtney Love- Mono
12. Moldy Peaches- Who’s Got The Crack?
13. Alkaline Trio- Private Eye
14. Blak Twang- Kik Off
15. Puretone- Addicted To Bass
16. Aaliyah- Try Again
17. Outkast- Hey Ya
18. Alcazar- This Is The World We Live In
19. Fallacy and Fusion- The Groundbreaker
20. Pitman- Phone Pitman
21. Mos Def, Nate Dogg, and Pharoahe Monch- Oh No
22. Adam Green- Jessica
23. DM and Jemini- Tha Only One
24. Britney Spears- Ooops, I Did It Again
25. Estelle- 1980
26. taTu- All The Things She Said
27. Belle and Sebastian- Legal Man
28. The Demigodz- Don’t You Even Go There
29. Blackalicious- If I May
30. Belle and Sebastian- I’m A Cuckoo
31. Osysmso- Intro-Inspection
32. Stacie Orrico- Stuck
33. Bubba Sparxxx- Back In The Mud
34. Big and Rich- Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)
35. REM- Bad Day
36. Aspects- My Genre
37. Panjabi MC- Mundian Te Bach Ke
38. Mary Mary- Praise You
39. The Beatnuts- No Escapin’ This
40. Gretchen Wilson- Redneck Woman
41. Jaimeson- Complete
42. Gold Chains- Nada
43. T.I.- Rubber Band Man
44. Sean Paul- Gimme The Light
45. Outkast- Miss Jackson
46. Sean Paul- Get Busy
47. Mo-Ho-Bish-O-Pi- Hear the Air
48. Arrested Development- Honeymoon Day
49. Fischerspooner- Emerge
50. Girls Aloud- The Show

Rollie Pemberton
01. The Clipse- Grindin’
02. Aaliyah- We Need A Resolution
03. Dizzee Rascal- I Luv U
04. Ghostface Killah- Apollo Kids
05. El-P- Deep Space 9mm
06. The Strokes- Someday
07. Justin Timberlake- Cry Me A River
08. The White Stripes- Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground
09. !!!- Me And Giuliani Down By The Schoolyard (A True Story)
10. Interpol- PDA
11. The Rapture- House Of Jealous Lovers
12. Radiohead- There There
13. LCD Soundsystem- Losing My Edge
14. Basement Jaxx- Where’s Your Head At?
15. Bjork- Pagan Poetry
16. Jay-Z- 99 Problems
17. Missy Elliott- Pass The Dutch
18. Outkast- The Whole World
19. System of a Down- Chop Suey!
20. Nas- Made Ya Look
21. Freeway- What We Do
22. The Streets- Don’t Mug Yourself
23. Liars- Mr You’re On Fire Mr
24. Spoon- The Way We Get By
25. Mu- Let’s Get Sick
26. The Beatnuts- No Escapin This
27. Aesop Rock- Daylight
28. TV On The Radio- Staring At The Sun
29. Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Maps
30. Dilated Peoples- The Platform
31. Outkast- Ms. Jackson
32. Themselves- The Sound Of A Handshake
33. Al Shid- Ignant
34. Tocotronic vs Console- Freiburg V. 3.0 (Club Europe Mix)
35. LCD Soundsystem- Yeah (Crass Version)
36. Bloc Party- Banquet
37. Sean Paul- Get Busy
38. Blackalicious- Deception
39. Chicks On Speed- Fashion Rules
40. Wu-Tang Clan- Pinky Ring
41. RJD2- The Horror
42. Ghostface- Run
43. Outkast- Hey Ya!
44. Beck- Sexx Laws
45. The Hives- Main Offender
46. The Walkmen- The Rat
47. Bubba Sparxxx- Ugly
48. Beenie Man- Bossman
49. The Streets- Blinded By The Lights
50. Jay-Z- Girls, Girls, Girls

Mike Powell
01. Missy Elliott - Get Ur Freak On
02. Outkast - B.O.B
03. Eminem - Stan
04. Jay Z - Izzo
05. Ignition (Remix) - R. Kelly
06. Kylie - Can't Get You Out of My Head
07. Outkast - Ms. Jackson
08. Missy Elliott - Work It
09. Jay Z - Big Pimpin'
10. Eminem - The Real Slim Shady
11. M.I.A. - Galang
12. Missy Elliott feat. Ludacris - Gossip Folks
13. Jay Z - 99 Problems
14. LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge
15. Mountain Goats - Palmcorder Yajna
16. Dizzee Rascal - Fix Up, Look Sharp
17. Annie - Heartbeat
18. Outkast - Hey Ya!
19. White Stripes - Fell In Love With A Girl
20. Britney Spears - Oops!... I Did It Again
21. Black Dice - Cone Toaster
22. Silver Jews - Tennessee
23. Dntel - (This is) The Dream of Evan and Chan
24. Mouse on Mars - Actionist Respoke
25. The Rapture - House of Jealous Lovers
26. Johnny Cash - Hurt
27. Dr. Dre feat. Eminem - Forgot About Dre
28. The Strokes - Hard To Explain
29. Radiohead - 2+2=5
30. Kelis - Milkshake
31. Ratatat - 17 Years
32. Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
33. Animal Collective - Who Could Win A Rabbit
34. Max Tundra - Cakes
35. The Strokes - Hard to Explain
36. Beat Happening - Angel Gone
37. M.I.A. - Sunshowers
38. Tweet - Oops (Oh My)
39. Beyonce feat. Jay Z - Crazy In Love
40. The Postal Service - The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
41. Kanye West - Jesus Walks
42. Baby feat. Clipse - What Happened To That Boy?
43. Broadcast - Pendulum
44. Britney Spears - Toxic
45. Mystikal feat. Pharrell - Bouncin' Back
46. Air - Playground Love
47. Les Savy Fav - Rome Written Upside Down EP
48. Mirah - Cold Cold Water
49. Mu - Let's Get Sick
50. Whitehouse – Wriggle Like A Fucking Eel

Bjorn Randolph
01. The Flaming Lips- Do You Realize?
02. R. Kelly- Ignition (Remix)
03. Super Furry Animals- (Drawing) Rings Around the World
04. Girls Aloud- Sounds of the Underground
05. Liz Phair- Why Can't I?
06. OutKast- B.O.B.
07. Destiny's Child- Lose My Breath
08. Kelis- Milkshake
09. Hope of the States- The Red, the White, the Black, the Blue
10. The Freelance Hellraiser- A Stroke of Genie-us
11. Christina Aguilera- Beautiful
12. Kittie- Charlotte
13. P!nk- Get This Party Started
14. Madonna- Music
15. A New Found Glory- My Friends Over You
16. Squarepusher- My Red Hot Car
17. Sigur Ros- Untitled #1 (Vaka)
18. The 'Holics- What the Fuck?
19. Ted Leo/The Pharmacists- Where Have All the Rude Boys Gone?
20. Jens Lekman- You Are the Light
21. Morrissey- First of the Gang to Die
22. The Streets- Let's Push Things Forward
23. The Shapeshifters- Lola's Theme
24. LCD Soundsystem- Losing My Edge
25. Queens of the Stone Age- The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret
26. Astronaut-Lost- One Day You'll Realise These Dreams of Mine
27. Wu-Tang Clan- Protect Ya Neck (Jump Up)
28. Interpol- Slow Hands
29. Spiritualized- Stop Your Crying
30. Cam'ron- What Means the World to You?
31. Ozzy Osbourne- Dreamer
32. Gillian Welch- Elvis Presley Blues
33. Peaches- Fuck the Pain Away
34. Santana- The Game of Love
35. Dido- Here With Me
36. Outkast- Hey Ya!
37. Wheat- I Met a Girl
38. Jay-Z- Izzo (H.O.V.A.)
39. Jennifer Lopez- Jenny From the Block
40. Pet Shop Boys- London
41. Mogwai- My Father, My King
42. Britney Spears- Oops! I Did it Again
43. Eminem- The Real Slim Shady
44. Destiny's Child- Say My Name
45. Ladytron- Seventeen
46. The Freelance Hellraiser- Smells Like Booty
47. Scissor Sisters- Take Your Mama
48. Nina Gordon- Tonight and the Rest of My Life
49. OutKast- The Way You Move
50. The White Stripes- You're Pretty Good Lookin' (For a Girl)

Alfred Soto
01. Madonna- Music
02. Destiny’s Child- Say My Name
03. Bob Dylan- Things Have Changed
04. Sisqo- Thong Song
05. Eminem- Lose Yourself
06. Sleater Kinney- You’re No Rock and Roll Fun
07. Gorillaz- Clint Eastwood
08. Britney Spears- Toxic
09. Missy Misdemeanor Elliott- Get Ur Freak On
10. The White Stripes- Seven Nation Army
11. Usher- featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris- Yeah!
12. Aaliyah- Try Again
13. Missy Misdemeanor Elliott- Work It
14. Destiny’s Child- Bootylicious
15. Beyonce featuring Jay Z- Crazy In Love
16. Modest Mouse- Float On
17. Justin Timberlake- Cry Me A River
18. Franz Ferdinand- Take Me Out
19. Eminem- The Real Slim Shady
20. Kelis- Milkshake
21. Kylie Minogue- Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
22. Pet Shop Boys- The Night We Fell in Love
23. Pink- Don’t Let Me Get Me
24. Outkast- Hey Ya!
25. Jay Z- 99 Problems
26. Kanye West- Through The Wire
27. Morrissey- First of the Gang To Die
28. No Doubt- Hella Good
29. Yeah Yeah Yeah- Maps
30. Strokes- Hard To Explain
31. Justin Timberlake- Rock Your Body
32. Bruce Springsteen- The Rising
33. Dizzee Rascal- I Love U
34. Postal Service- Such Great Heights
35. Nirvana- You Know You’re Right

Nick Southall
01. Outkast- BOB
02. Missy Elliott- Work It
03. Sugababes- Round Round
04. Girls Aloud- Sound of the Underground
05. Eminem- Without Me
06. Britney Spears- Toxic
07. The Streets- Weak Become Heroes
08. Eminem- Lose Yourself
09. Justin Timberlake- Cry Me A River
10. Justin Timberlake- Like I Love You
11. Sugababes- Freak Like Me
12. Aaliyah- We Need A Resolution
13. Lambchop- Up With People
14. Nelly- Hot In Herre
15. Missy Elliott- One Minute Man
16. N*E*R*D- Rockstar
17. Basement Jaxx- Where’s Your Head At
18. Bubba Sparxxx- Ugly
19. Embrace- Ashes
20. Coldplay - Clocks
21. Avalanches- Since I Left You
22. Sugababes- Overload
23. Eminem- The Way I Am
24. Jay-Z- Big Pimpin
25. Snoop Dogg- Beautiful
26. Lumidee- Never Leave You
27. Tweet- Ooops (Oh My)
28. Missy Elliott- Get Ur Freak On
29. Embrace- I Wouldn’t Wanna Happen To You
30. !!!- Me & Giuliani Down By The Schoolyard (A True Story)
31. Girls Aloud- Love Machine
32. Dizzee Rascal- I Luv U
33. Ms Jade- Big Head
34. Outkast- Hey Ya
35. Vitalic- Le Freak
36. Ms Dynamite- Dy-Na-Mi-Tee
37. Tatu- All The Things She Said
38. LCD Soundsystem- Losing My Edge
39. Destiny’s Child- Survivor
40. Daft Punk- Digital Love
41. Elbow- Newborn
42. The Streets- Let’s Push Things Forward
43. Kelis- Caught Out There
44. Eminem- Stan
45. At The Drive-In- One Armed Scissor
46. Blur- Music Is My Radar
47. ODB- Got Your Money
48. Primal Scream- Kill All Hippies
49. Eminem- The Real Slim Shady
50. Snow Patrol- Spitting Games

Josh Timmermann
01. The New Pornographers - Letter from an Occupant
02. M.I.A. - Galang
03. Basement Jaxx - Romeo
04. The New Pornographers - The Laws Have Changed
05. Panjabi MC f/ Jay-Z - Beware of the Boys [remix]
06. Lumidee - Never Leave You
07. Missy Elliot - Work It
08. Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out of My Head
09. 50 Cent - In da Club
10. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
11. Aaliyah - We Need a Resolution
12. Daft Punk - Harder Better Faster Stronger
13. Missy Elliot - Get Ur Freak On
14. Jay-Z vs. Linkin Park - Numb/Encore
15. OutKast - B.O.B.
16. Usher f/ Lil Jon & Ludacris - Yeah
17. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Y Control
18. Nina Sky - Move Ya Body
19. Justin Timberlake - Cry Me a River
20. Britney Spears - Toxic
21. Aaliyah - Try Again
22. Eminem - Lose Yourself
23. Sean Paul - Like Glue
24. Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz - Get Low
25. Bubba Sparxxx - Ugly
26. The White Stripes - Fell in Love with a Girl
27. The Strokes vs. Christina Aguilera - A Stroke of Genie-us
28. N.E.R.D. - Lapdance
29. Jay-Z - Izzo
30. Sleater-Kinney - You're No Rock & Roll Fun
31. Nelly - Ride wit Me
32. Beyonce f/ Jay-Z - Crazy in Love
33. Daft Punk - Digital Love
34. Basement Jaxx - Good Luck
35. Dizzee Rascal - I Luv U
36. t.a.t.u. - All the Things She Said
37. Kylie Minogue - I Believe in You
38. Britney Spears - I'm a Slave 4 U
39. 'N Sync - Bye Bye Bye
40. David Banner - Crank It Up
41. Kylie Minogue - Love at First Sight
42. Dr. Dre f/ Eminem - Forgot About Dre
43. Timbaland & Magoo - Indian Flute
44. Kelis - Milkshake
45. Terror Squad - Lean Back
46. R. Kelly - Igniton (Remix)
47. Kanye West - Jesus Walks
48. Snoop f/ Pharrell - Drop It Like It's Hot
49. Justin Timberlake - Rock Your Body
50. Tweet - Oops (Oh My)

Andrew Unterberger
01. The Rapture- House of Jealous Lovers
02. Capitol K- Pillow
03. Jurgen Paape- So Weit Wie Noch Nie
04. !!!- Me and Giuliani Down By the Schoolyard (A True Story)
05. Lil' Jon & The Eastside Boys- Get Low
06. The Clipse- Grindin'
07. LCD Soundsystem-Yeah
08. OutKast- B.O.B.
09. The White Stripes- Fell in Love With A Girl
10. Dizzee Rascal- I Luv U
11. Kylie Minogue- Can't Get You Out Of My Head
12. Franz Ferdinand- Take Me Out
13. Daft Punk- Digital Love
14. Blink-182- All The Small Things
15. Ludacris- Stand Up
16. Avril Lavigne-Sk8ter Boi
17. dNTEL- (This Is) The Dream Of Evan and Chan
18. Linkin Park- In The End
19. LCD Soundsystem- Losing My Edge
20. David Banner- Like A Pimp
21. Ratatat- Seventeen Years
22. The Juan MacLean- You Can't Have It Both Ways
23. Ashanti- Foolish
24. Common- The Light
25. Nas- Made You Look
26. Basement Jaxx- Where's Your Head At
27. Fatboy Slim- Song For Shelter
28. The Knife- Heartbeats
29. Blink-182- Stay Together For The Kids
30. Freeway f/ Beenie Seagal & Jay-Z- What We Do
31. The Streets- Weak Become Heroes (Royksopp Mix)
32. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Maps
33. Hermann and Kleine- Kickboard Girl
34. Jay-Z- Big Pimpin
35. Britney Spears- Toxic
36. Beyonce f/ Jay-Z- Crazy In Love
37. Kelis- Caught Out There
38. Sean Paul- Like Glue
39. Interpol- PDA
40. Playgroup- Make It Happen
41. Le Tigre- Deceptacon
42. Jay-Z- Girls, Girls, Girls
43. Mu- Chair Girl
44. The Strokes- Last Night
45. Kanye West- Through The Wire
46. The Darkness- I Believe In A Thing Called Love
47. R. Kelly- Ignition (Remix)
48. Luomo- Tessio
49. Ash- Burn Baby Burn
50. Sugababes- Freak Like Me

***Top graphic courtesy of Ron Schepper



By: Stylus Staff
Published on: 2005-01-10
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