Saturday, 21 November 2009

Was the decade not that great then?

Shockingly, only one noughties 'hits' compilation album has ever been released to my knowledge; 100 Hits: 2000's last year. It seems rather odd that as the decade draws to a close no record company has taken advantage of releasing a best of the decade compendium. Anyway, I have of course decided to make one for myself which features five CD's, all with 21 tracks each, which I consider to be 105 of the most culturally impacting songs of the decade. These bear little relation to my personal favourite songs of the decade, these are moreso the songs that I think this decade will be remembered for by the public - the ones that will still be played on the radio for years to come. I have featured only one song by each artist, what I consider to be their biggest/most remebered hit. Some choices might seem questionable, i.e. the inclusion of Will Young's Evergreen, but seeing as it's the biggest selling single of the decade, it would seem odd to leave it off. The five discs are split as follows; 1) Pop 2) Dance 3) Singer/Songwriter/indie/rock 4) R&B/Hip-Hop 5) Pop (again - there was a lot of it!)...I think I've done a pretty accurate representation, hopefully I didn't miss anything blindingly obvious!!!

CD One

1. Lady GaGa-Poker Face
2. Shakira feat Wyclef Jean-Hips Don’t Lie
3. Leona Lewis-Bleeding Love
4. Kylie Minogue-Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
5. S Club 7-Don’t Stop Movin’

6. Britney Spears-Toxic
7. Madonna-Hung Up
8. All Saints-Pure Shores

9. Scissor Sisters-I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’
10. Mika-Grace Kelly
11. Suagababes-About You Now
12. Westlife-You Raise Me Up
13. Melanie C-Never Be The Same Again
14. Atomic Kitten-Whole Again
15. Daniel Bedingfield-If You’re Not The One
16. Pink-Get The Party Started
17. Lily Allen-Smile
18. Liberty X-Just A Little
19. Girls Aloud-The Promise
20. Christina Aguilera-Beautiful
21. Will Young-Evergreen

CD Two

1. Spiller feat Sophie Ellis Bextor-Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)
2. Eric Prydz-Call On Me
3. Shapeshifters-Lola’s Theme
4. Room 5 feat Oliver Cheatham-Make Luv
5. Modjo-Lady (Hear Me Tonight)

6. Daft Punk-One More Time
7. Sonique-It Feels So Good
8. Robyn with Kleerup-With Every Heartbeat
9. Fragma-Toca’s Miracle
10. Darude-Sandstorm
11. Ian Van Dahl-Castles In The Sky
12. DJ Sammy & Yanou feat Do-Heaven
13. Cascada-Everytime We Touch
14. Infernal-From Paris To Berlin
15. Basshunter-Now You’re Gone
16. Fedde LeGrand-Put Your Hands Up For Detroit
17. Bodyrockers–I Like The Way
18. David Guetta feat Akon-Sexy Bitch

19. Elvis vs. JXL-A Little Less Conversation
20. Tinchy Stryder feat Taio Cruz-Number 1
21. Dizzee Rascal feat Calvin Harris – Dance Wiv Me

CD Three

1. James Blunt-You’re Beautiful
2. Ronan Keating-Life Is A Rollercoaster
3. Robbie Williams-Rock DJ
4. Daniel Powter-Bad Day
5. Jason Mraz-I’m Yours
6. Take That-Rule The World
7. Coldplay-Viva La Vida

8. U2-Beautiful Day
9. Gorillaz-Feel Good Inc
10. Snow Patrol-Chasing Cars
11. Kings of Leon–Sex On Fire
12. Oasis -The Importance Of Being Idle
13. Kaiser Chiefs-I Predict A Riot
14. Franz Ferdinand-Take Me Out

15. Arctic Monkeys-I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
16. The Killers-Mr Brightside
17. Linkin Park & Jay-Z-Numb/Encore
18. Evanescence-Bring Me To Life
19. Michael Andrews & Gary Jules-Mad World

20. Nickelback-Rockstar
21. Wheatus-Teenage Dirtbag

CD Four

1. Rihanna feat Jay-Z-Umbrella
2. Kelis-Milkshake
3. Flo-Rida feat T-Pain-Low
4. Blu Cantrell feat Sean Paul-Breathe
5. Gnarls Barkley-Crazy
6. Estelle feat Kanye West-American Boy
7. Destiny’s Child-Survivor
8. Nelly Furtado-Maneater
9. Timbaland feat OneRepublic-Apologize
10. 50 Cent-In Da Club
11. Black Eyed Peas-I Gotta Feeling
12. Usher feat Ludacris-Yeah!
13. R Kelly-Ignition (Remix)
14. Kanye West feat Jamie Foxx-Gold Digger
15. Shaggy feat Rikrok-It Wasn’t Me
16. Nelly feat Kelly Rowland-Dilemma
17. Fergie-Big Girls Don’t Cry
18. Jordin Sparks feat Chris Brown-No Air

19. Outkast-Hey Ya!
20. Beyonce feat Jay-Z-Crazy In Love

21. Pussycat Dolls feat Busta Rhymes-Don’t Cha

CD Five

1. Eminem feat Dido-Stan
2. Justin Timberlake-SexyBack
3. Kelly Clarkson-Since U Been Gone
4. Anastacia-Left Outside Alone
5. Alexandra Burke-Hallelujah
6. Cheryl Cole – Fight For This Love
7. Jamelia-Superstar
8. Gwen Stefani-What You Waiting For?
9. Sam Sparro-Black & Gold
10. Enrique Iglesias-Hero

11. Mark Ronson feat Amy Winehouse-Valerie
12. t.A.T.u-All The Things She Said

13. James Morrison & Nelly Furtado – Broken Strings
14. Duffy-Mercy

15. LeAnn Rimes-Can’t Fight The Moonlight
16. Sophie Ellis-Bextor-Murder On The Dancefloor
17. La Roux–In For The Kill
18. Katy Perry–I Kissed A Girl
19. Tony Christie-(Is This The Way To) Amarillo
20. Shayne Ward-That’s My Goal
21. Gareth Gates-Unchained Melody

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