Friday, January 07, 2005

....Aaaaand now here we go with the singles list.

But first, here's what I learned:

Remember in like 01-03 when just about every well-known hip-hop or R&B track had fake Eastern motifs all over it? Yeah? Well, that was the BEST SHIT EVER. In 2059, I'll be 80 and sitting in my rocket-powered wheelchair smoking my government-issue medicinal marajauna like, "Remember back when hip-hop and R&B producers used fake Eastern motifs? That was MY SHIT!" And then someone else will be like, "No, the real hot shit was like 06 when Kanye and the Neptunes and Seven Aurelius totally owned it with all them Billy Joel and Steely Dan samples." And then I will have to throw my lazer bong at this fool. And then we'll all be chased inside by the mutant zombie radioactive dinosaur ninja space robots.

This has been an amazing half-decade for singles.

This has been a terrible half-decade for rock singles. I only charted twelve of them, and that's using a really, really nebulous definition of "rock" - like, Postal Service and Le Tigre are "rock".

I never thought of Jay-Z as much of a guest appearance guy, but he has two guest spots on here before any of his own singles.

The Neptunes charted eleven times. Timbaland charted ten. This makes it seem like I like the Neptunes better than Timbaland. That is not the case.

My taste in music totally fucking rules.

If you were to listen to all of these songs back to back, it would be a fucking party.

Tom Breihan’s Top 100 Singles of 2000-20004

1. Baby ft. Clipse: What Happened to That Boy?
2. Outkast: B.O.B.
3. Eminem: Without Me
4. M.O.P.: Ante Up
5. Big & Rich: Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)
6. Le Tigre: Deceptacon
7. Justin Timberlake: Cry Me a River
8. Destiny’s Child: Bootylicious
9. Fischerspooner: Emerge
10. Sean Paul: Like Glue

11. Armand Van Helden ft. Spalding Rockwell: Hear My Name
12. Electric Six: Danger! High Voltage!
13. Missy Elliott ft. Ludacris: One Minute Man
14. Dead Prez: Hip-Hop
15. Belle & Sebastian: I’m Waking Up to Us
16. Memphis Bleek ft. Jay-Z & Missy Elliott: Is That Yo Bitch?
17. T.O.K.: Money 2 Burn
18. Kardinal Offishall: Belly Dancer
19. Coldplay: Clocks
20. Nina Sky ft. Jabba: Move Ya Body

21. So Solid Crew: 21 Seconds
22. Ms. Jade: Big Head
23. Streets: Dry Your Eyes
24. Trina ft. Rick Ross: Told Y’all
25. Atmosphere: The Bass and the Movement
26. D12: Purple Pills
27. Crime Mob: Knuck If You Buck
28. Ghostface ft. Jadakiss: Run
29. N.E.R.D. ft. Lee Harvey: Lapdance
30. Ludacris: Southern Hospitality

31. Andrew WK: Party Hard
32. Lethal B ft. One Million Dudes: Forward
33. Clipse ft. Pharrell: When the Last Time
34. Rapture: Sister Savior
35. Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz ft. Ludacris, Too Short & Chyna White: Bia Bia
36. Eminem: The Real Slim Shady
37. Justin Timberlake ft. Clipse: Like I Love You
38. Beyonce: Naughty Girl
39. Truth Hurts ft. Rakim: Addictive
40. Eminem: Stan

41. Ghostface Killah ft. Raekwon: Apollo Kids
42. Missy Elliott ft. Ludacris: Gossip Folks
43. 50 Cent: In Da Club
44. More Fire Crew: Oi
45. T.I.: Rubber Band Man
46. Sugababes: Freak Like Me
47. Panjabi MC ft. Jay-Z: Beware of the Boys
48. Fabolous ft. Pharrell: Young’n (Holla Back)
49. R. Kelly: Snake
50. Madonna: Don’t Tell Me

51. M. Mayer / Reinhard Voigt: Unter Null
52. Lumidee: Never Leave You (Uh-Ohhh, Uh-Ohhh)
53. Jay-Z: Excuse Me Miss Again
54. Eve: Who’s That Girl?
55. R. Kelly: Thoia Thoing
56. Dandy Warhols: Bohemian Like You
57. Coldplay: Yellow
58. Postal Service: Such Great Heights
59. Snow Patrol: Run
60. 50 Cent: Wanksta

61. Ludacris ft. Shawnna: What’s Your Fantasy?
62. Big & Rich: Holy Water
63. Missy Elliott: Get Ur Freak On
64. Destiny’s Child: Jumpin’ Jumpin’
65. White Stripes: Seven Nation Army
66. Cee-Lo: Closet Freak
67. David Banner ft. Lil Flip: Like a Pimp
68. City High: What Would You Do?
69. Dr. Dre ft. Eminem: Forgot About Dre
70. Slim Thug ft. Mike Jones & Paul Wall: Still Tippin’

71. Talib Kweli: Get By
72. Three-6 Mafia ft. Lil Flip: Rainbow Colors
73. Fugazi: Furniture
74. White Stripes: Dead Leaves on the Dirty Ground
75. P. Diddy: Diddy
76. Prince: Musicology
77. Wu-Tang Clan: Gravel Pit
78. Avalanches: Frontier Psychiatrist
79. Blu Cantrell: Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops)
80. Streets: Let’s Push Things Forward

81. Clipse: Grindin’
82. Kylie Minogue: Can’t Get You Out of My Head
83. Jay-Z ft. UGK: Big Pimpin’
84. Sean Paul: Get Busy
85. Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz ft. Ying Yang Twins: Get Low
86. Tweet ft. Missy Elliott: Oops (Oh My)
87. Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg & Nate Dogg: The Next Episode
88. Aaliyah ft. Timbaland: We Need a Resolution
89. Alica Keys: Fallin’
90. R. Kelly: Ignition (Remix)

91. Eminem: Lose Yourself
92. Da Band: Bad Boy This, Bad Boy That
93. Juan MacLean: Give Me Every Little Thing
94. Jay-Z ft. Pharrell: I Just Wanna Love U
95. Iconz: Get Crunked Up
96. Khia: My Neck, My Back
97. Transplants: Diamonds & Guns
98. No Doubt ft. Lady Saw: Underneath It All
99. Aaliyah: Try Again
100. Wayne Wonder: No Letting Go