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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: July 27, 2003

So "Happy" together.

So “Happy” together.

It is time for yet another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. Alright, let’s get a move on back to the end of July and take a look at my favorite songs from this week in 2003…

Debuts:
39. SEAL, “Waiting For You”

36. FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE, “Stacy’s Mom”

Biggest Mover:
MAROON 5, “Harder To Breathe” (27-17) (ten spots)

10. BLACK EYED PEAS featuring JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Where Is The Love?” (down 3)
Album: Elephunk (2003, A&M Records)
Peak: #4

09. HILARY DUFF, “So Yesterday” (up 5)
Album: Metamorphosis (2003, Buena Vista/Hollywood Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

08. SUGAR RAY, “Is She Really Going Out With Him?” (down 2)
Album: In The Pursuit Of Leisure (2003, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #6

07. MICHELLE BRANCH, “Are You Happy Now?” (up 4)
Album: Hotel Paper (2003, Maverick/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #5

06. BEYONCÉ featuring JAY-Z, “Crazy In Love” (up 2)
Album: Dangerously In Love (2003, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. GOOD CHARLOTTE, “Girls And Boys” (down 1)
Album: The Young And The Hopeless (2002, Daylight/Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, “Swing, Swing” (down 1)
Album: The All-American Rejects (2002, Doghouse/DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. CHRISTINA AGUILERA featuring LIL KIM, “Can’t Hold Us Down” (up 2)
Album: Stripped (2002, RCA Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. SANTANA featuring ALEX BAND or CHAD KROEGER, “Why Don’t You & I” (steady, third week)
Album: Shaman (2002, Arista Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

01. BOOMKAT, “What U Do 2 Me” (steady, third week)
Album: Boomkatalog.One (2003, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: So Much In “Love”

All about "Love".

All about “Love”.

It is time for yet another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

Given that today is Valentine’s Day, I had to do a special countdown for all of you readers out there, and so, we’ll be taking a look at a list of the top ten “love” titles to hit my survey since it began in 1999. Their chart run data has been weighed (since different eras reflect different turnover rates.) Enjoy!

10. JANET JACKSON, “Someone To Call My Lover” (#2)
Album: All For You (2001, Virgin Records)
Peak Month: July 2001

09. MAROON 5, “She Will Be Loved” (#1)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J/RMG Records)
Peak Month: Aug. 2004

08. PINK featuring LILY ROSE COOPER, “True Love” (#1)
Album: The Truth About Love (2012, RCA Records)
Peak Month: Aug. 2013

07. DANIEL POWTER, “Love You Lately” (#2)
Album: Daniel Powter (re-release) (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak Month: Nov. – Dec. 2006

06. JENNIFER LOPEZ, “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” (#1)
Album: J.Lo (2001, Epic Records)
Peak Month: Feb. 2001

05. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Love Story” (#1)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine Records)
Peak Month: Feb. – Mar. 2009

04. SANTANA featuring MICHELLE BRANCH, “The Game Of Love” (#1)
Album: Shaman (2002, Arista Records)
Peak Month: Nov. – Dec. 2002

03. SAVAGE GARDEN, “I Knew I Loved You” (#1)
Album: Affirmation (1999, Columbia Records)
Peak Month: Dec. 1999 – Jan. 2000

02. MAROON 5, “This Love” (#1)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J/RMG Records)
Peak Month: Feb. – Apr. 2004

01. LEONA LEWIS, “Bleeding Love” (#1)
Album: Spirit (2008, J/Syco Records)
Peak Month: Mar. – June 2008

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 17, 2003

Can't hold Stacy down.

Can’t hold Stacy down.

After a little time off, we’re back with another round of way back wonders on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my new top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. Let’s take a trip back to a few weeks before the start of eighth grade (cringe) and revisit the top songs from this week in 2003…

Debuts:
39. STING, “Send Your Love”

38. BEYONCÉ featuring SEAN PAUL, “Baby Boy”
36. GAVIN DEGRAW, “Follow Through”
35. M.V.P. featuring STAGGA LEE, “Roc Ya Body Mic Check 1, 2”
34. BOWLING FOR SOUP, “…Baby One More Time”
32. JENNIFER LOPEZ, “Baby I Love U!”
28. MICHELLE BRANCH, “Breathe”

Biggest Mover:
MARIA, “I Give, You Take” (28-18) (10 spots)

10. 3 DOORS DOWN, “Here Without You” (up 1)
Album: Away From The Sun (2002, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #4

09. FEFE DOBSON, “Take Me Away” (up 3)
Album: Fefe Dobson (2003, Island Def Jam Records)
Peak: #7

08. SANTANA featuring ALEX BAND or CHAD KROEGER, “Why Don’t You & I” (down 2)
Album: Shaman (2002, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

07. VERTICAL HORIZON, “I’m Still Here” (up 3)
Album: Go (2003, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

06. MAROON 5, “Harder To Breathe” (up 1)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

05. CHRISTINA AGUILERA featuring LIL KIM, “Can’t Hold Us Down” (down 2)
Album: Stripped (2002, RCA Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

04. FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE, “Stacy’s Mom” (up 5)
Album: Welcome Interstate Managers (2003, S-Curve/EMI Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

03. LIVE, “Heaven” (up 1)
Album: Birds Of Pray (2003, Radioactive/Geffen Records)
Peak: #3

02. HILARY DUFF, “So Yesterday” (steady, second week)
Album: Metamorphosis (2003, Buena Vista/Hollywood Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. JOHN MAYER, “Bigger Than My Body” (steady, second week)
Album: Heavier Things (2003, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (May 6)

Wants to be a Hunter again.

Wants to be a Hunter again.

One third of the year is over and album sales overall are looking… well, not so great at this point. However, with a bunch of bigger releases this week, you never know what will happen. Here’s what albums and singles are in stores for the week of May 6:

  • After the Platinum-selling success of his self-titled 2011 album, Country youngster Hunter Hayes is back with his followup release, Storyline. Leadoff single and ballad “Invisible” remains bulleted on the Country chart around the top 20. (You may remember Hayes debuted it at the GRAMMY Awards.) Look for it to debut in the top 5 on the Billboard 200 and at #1 on the Country survey. (iTunes)
  • Rapper Tech N9ne has been charting on the Billboard 200 since 2001 and his latest effort is titled Strangeulation. A single from it, “Fragile”, is just below the top ten on Rhythmic radio and ranks as his biggest airplay hit to date. Last year, he had an album debut at #4; expect another high entry from this one, probably in the top 5 again. (iTunes)
  • Last summer, Naughty Boy‘s Hotel Cabana debuted at #2 in the United Kingdom on the strength of a handful of top ten singles, including his current U.S. hit with Sam Smith, “La La La”. That same album, with a slightly altered tracklisting, is now out here. It will likely debut somewhere in the lower regions of the chart – there’s clearly more interest in the single at this point. (iTunes)
  • Though none of its singles have charted Stateside, the first album in five years for singer Lily Allen, Sheezus, is out this week. The effort is currently top ten in over two dozen countries. “Air Balloon” is currently at U.S. radio, but is not showing much action as of recent. (iTunes)
  • Singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan has been making music for over 25 years now. Her latest effort, Shine On, is her first for Verve after splitting with longtime Canadian label Nettwerk and U.S. label Arista. “In Your Shoes” is the current AC/Hot AC single from the project. (iTunes)
  • It’s also a crazy week for compilation albums, the biggest of which is the 50th (!) edition of the Now! That’s What I Call Music! series (iTunes). Those kids grow up so quickly. Also on the menu: Kidz Bop Party Bop! from the Kidz Bop Kids (iTunes) and the various stars of Nashville with their second music set from the second season of the show (iTunes).
  • Other releases out this week include: Gregg Allman‘s All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs & Voice Of Gregg Allman (iTunes), Lykke Li‘s I Never Learn (iTunes), Natalie Merchant‘s Natalie Merchant (iTunes) and Santana‘s Corazón (iTunes).

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “A Sky Full Of Stars”, the second radio single from Coldplay‘s Ghost Stories. (iTunes)
  • “First Love”, a new CHR radio single from Jennifer Lopez. (iTunes)
  • “Get My Name”, a single from Mark Ballas of Dancing With The Stars fame. (iTunes)
  • “Good Kisser”, new from R&B star Usher. (iTunes)
  • “Love Never Felt So Good”, the first single from the late Michael Jackson‘s Xscape album. (iTunes)
  • “M.F.P.O.T.Y.”, another digital track from Cher Lloyd‘s forthcoming album. (iTunes)
  • “Superbad”, the latest single from Jesse McCartney. (iTunes)
  • “They Don’t Love You No More”, the latest from DJ Khaled featuring Jay Z, Meek Mill, Rick Ross and French Montana. (iTunes)

Michael Jackson, Rascal Flatts and The Black Keys take center stage next week, along with Chromeo, Dolly Parton and more. It’s going to be another busy week — a full preview is coming in seven!

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 20, 2005

"Beautiful" boys.

“Beautiful” boys.

Welcome back for another edition of Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my new top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. This week, we settle into my sophomore year of high school. It wasn’t really my favorite year, but the music of that era got me through it. Here’s a look at my top 40 from November 20, 2005:

Debuts:
40. SHAKIRA, “Don’t Bother”
38. KT TUNSTALL, “Black Horse And The Cherry Tree”

Biggest Mover(s):
LINDSAY LOHAN, “Confessions Of A Broken Heart (Daughter To Father)” (25-16) (9 spots)

10. DANIEL POWTER, “Bad Day”
Long before it was featured on American Idol and became a smash in the United States, Powter’s song was a hit the year prior in countries like the United Kingdom and his native Canada. At the time, it was coming off a six-week run at #1 on my chart, but as soon as a U.S. release was announced, it would launch back up my top 40 for an additional ten weeks at the top in 2006. Not “Bad” at all.

09. HOWIE DAY, “She Says”
After the ballad “Collide” spent three weeks at #1 earlier that year, Day’s label, Epic, reissued this initial second single from Stop All The World Now in a newly recorded version. Though it didn’t do nearly as well on the radio charts, it spent a week at #4 on my survey. The singer born in Brewer, ME would chart once more in 2009 with “Be There”. He’s currently on a small tour around New England.

08. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Save The Last Dance For Me”
This Canadian crooner was on his way to big success. His debut era was full of remakes, including “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?” by the Bee Gees and “Kissing A Fool” by George Michael, but this was his first to break into my top ten. The song first done by The Drifters holds the record for most weeks spent at #3 — nine consecutive frames. Luckily, he’s gone onto four #1 singles here.

07. MADONNA, “Hung Up”
Time goes by so slowly… although this song came and went in the U.S. for the “Material Girl” after a disappointing American Life era two years prior. Sampling the 1979 ABBA track, “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)”, “Hung” spent a week at #1 on my top 40, followed by “Sorry”, which peaked at #3 a few months later. Parent album Confessions On A Dance Floor went Platinum.

06. SANTANA featuring MICHELLE BRANCH and THE WRECKERS, “I’m Feelin’ You”
Lightning doesn’t strike twice, though it was close enough. After collaborating on “The Game Of Love”, a #1 on my chart in late 2002, “I’m” peaked at #3. This was both Branch and Santana‘s last top ten single on my chart; she would go top 20 solo in the fall of 2011 with “Loud Music”, the same year the band peaked with a top 20 cover of Def Leppard‘s “Photograph” with Chris Daughtry.

05. JAMIE CULLUM, “Get Your Way”
The jazz man from Rochford, England kept it classy and cool on his Twentysomething album, released here in 2004, but it was his followup, Catching Tales, that swung him in a soulful direction. Cullum’s song would peak at #4 during a 20 week run, by far his most successful single to rank on my chart. He entered the top 40 earlier this year with the minor entry, “Everything You Didn’t Do”.

04. NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, “Unwritten”
It was used as the theme song to The Hills and it was all over the airwaves back in 2005 and 2006. “Unwritten” spent ten big weeks at #1, the second-longest run at the top by a female performer in my chart’s history. Bedingfield last hit the top ten late in 2012 on a duet with Lifehouse, “Between The Raindrops”, which went as high as #7. A new album may be forthcoming from her in the new year.

03. DARREN HAYES, “So Beautiful”
Formerly with the duo Savage Garden, who went to #1 on my chart in 1999 with “I Knew I Loved You”, this was featured on the act’s best of compilation titled Truly Madly Completely. “Beautiful” is Hayes’s last of five singles to reach the top of my chart (thus far), a six-week #1, making him the most successful Australian performer in my records. He’s been in the top 40 as recently as last year.

02. JAMES BLUNT, “You’re Beautiful”
After serving six years in the British Army from 1996-2002, Blunt pursued a career in music, releasing Back To Bedlam in the fall of 2004 in the United Kingdom.  As the third single, it became a smash, reigniting the era with a run of five weeks at #1 in that territory. On my chart, it would spend eight non-consecutive weeks at #1 beginning the next week. He recently charted with “Bonfire Heart”.

01. KELLY CLARKSON, “Because Of You”
It’s the biggest of the big ballads on the chart, and what a phenomenal song it is. The Breakaway era was an astounding one for Clarkson, as she racked up a 6x Platinum certification and six top 40 singles on my chart before it was all over. Two went to #1, one being “Because”, which was in its third and final week at the top, and “Behind These Hazel Eyes”, which managed four weeks. She recently released an all-Christmas album, Wrapped In Red, and last week, single “Underneath The Tree” debuted at #40. See where it lands on this week’s chart tomorrow.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 24, 1999

A little bit of... what's on the charts.

A little bit of… what’s on the charts.

Welcome back for another edition of Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my new top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. This week, it’s one of my earliest official charts from the fall of 1999. I was 9, in fourth grade, and writing down all my charts on paper in my room. Those were the days. Here’s my chart from October 24, 1999:

Debuts:
40. STROKE 9, “Little Black Backpack”
39. 98 DEGREES, “This Gift”
37. VITAMIN C, “Me, Myself & I”

Biggest Mover(s):
WILL SMITH featuring K-CI, “Will 2K” (35-23) (12 spots)

10. JENNIFER LOPEZ, “Waiting For Tonight”
She’s an actress, a dancer, a reality TV judge, and most importantly when it comes to this post, a singer. Coming off of debut single “If You Had My Love”, Lopez struck again with “Waiting”, taken from her 1999 album On The 6. Dancing her way to another success, the song landed at #8 on the Hot 100 later that year and also charted well internationally. Lopez is back judging on American Idol this season.

09. SAVAGE GARDEN, “I Knew I Loved You”
The duo of Darren Hayes and Daniel Jones based out of Brisbane, Australia, racked up some major hits beginning in 1997 with “I Want You”. This big ballad was their last #1, spending four weeks atop the Hot 100 and five weeks leading the CHR airplay chart. It would also rank as the top song on my chart in December. The duo broke up in 2001, but Hayes has been charting solo on my top 40 since 2002.

08. SUGAR RAY, “Someday”
Mark McGrath and the boys from Newport Beach, CA, dominated the charts earlier that year with an Alternative and CHR radio smash, “Every Morning”, and this third single from 14:59 also provided a bit of airtime for them. Paired with a black-and-white video set on the beach, it had that perfect summer and early fall vibe. The group last made my chart in the summer of 2005 with “Shot Of Laughter”.

07. MANDY MOORE, “Candy”
Don’t you love those compositions from the confectionery? Moore was always one of the lessers in the Pop Princess Class of ’99 (with Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Jessica Simpson) but I liked her music, both as a pop act and singer-songwriter. She’s since publicly come out and trashed her first few albums. Still, we treasure that precious message of I’ll be forever yours, love always, Mandy.

06. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Genie In A Bottle”
From The Mickey Mouse Club to the Dance/Club Play charts, Aguilera is a superstar. She charted on the Adult Contemporary chart a year prior with “Reflection”, from the Disney movie Mulan, but “Genie” really put her on the map. Released in early summer, it was all over the radio by the fall and helped her self-titled debut album to sell over 9 million copies in the U.S. alone. It was my first official #1 in September.

05. BRITNEY SPEARS, “(You Drive Me) Crazy”
STOP! The needle spun out of the groove for a hot second, but then it was back to a poppin’ party hit for Spears, the third in a row from her …Baby One More Time album. It was also featured in the movie Drive Me Crazy, starring Melissa Joan Hart and Adrian Grenier. “Crazy” would spend one week at #1 on my chart in November. Spears is currently promoting a new album, Britney Jean, due December 3.

04. LEN, “Steal My Sunshine”
From their album You Can’t Stop the Bum Rush (what a title) comes this lone hit of the band’s career, led by siblings Marc and Sharon Costanzo. It’s a great summer song and became a top ten hit in many countries, including Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and in the band’s native Canada, where “Steal” went to #1. They reunited in 2012 and released an album together; however, it did not chart.

03. BACKSTREET BOYS, “Larger Than Life”
Someone might have been glued to the TV when this music video came on Total Request Live, though I’m afraid I never quite learned the dance sequence. It was one of the most expensive clips in history, but it served its purpose. “Larger” was another big top ten radio single for the Boys, and would replace the song at #1 on this chart in two weeks. Parent album Millenium went 13x Platinum. Robot suit not included.

02. SANTANA featuring ROB THOMAS, “Smooth”
Everyone and their mother wanted a copy of Supernatural in 1999, leading to one of the greatest comebacks in pop music history for Santana. “Smooth” was one of the reasons for that, a huge #1 airplay and sales hit that you could not escape for some time. On my chart, it only went to #2. Shock, horror! Three years later, “The Game Of Love”, featuring Michelle Branch, went to #1 on my survey for three weeks.

01. LOU BEGA, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)”
German-born David Lubega was just 24-years-old when he conquered the global music surveys with his infectious anthem, a remake of an old Pérez Prado instrumental from 50 years prior. “Mambo” would end up with a total of eight weeks at #1, this being his fifth, and would stay on through the spring of 2000. Followup single “Tricky Tricky” would also go top ten, and that would mark the end of his career on my top 40. He’s still active in his native country, releasing A Little Bit Of 80’s, a covers album, this past June.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 6, 2002

Goin' "Thru" the archives.

Goin’ “Thru” the archives.

You seemed to enjoy my Labor Day Special which involved ten years of my top ten countdowns over the Labor Day Weekend, so why not make it a regular feature on the blog? Every Saturday, the day before my new top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. We start off with this rewind to my first weeks as a seventh grader. These were the top ten songs on my personal chart eleven years ago this week for the chart dated October 6, 2002:

10. SANTANA featuring MICHELLE BRANCH, “The Game Of Love”
Coming off her first #1 on my chart, “Goodbye To You”, Branch took a fast ride up on this Santana single that served as the lead single from Shaman. Several weeks later, it would arrive at #1 and stay there through mid-December, when “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera took its place. The two acts would team up again on 2005’s “I’m Feelin’ You”, Branch being a part of The Wreckers, which went to #3.

09. LAS KETCHUP, “The Ketchup Song (Asereje)”
This trio from Córdoba, Spain got a lot of people up and dancing in 2002 with their novelty dance hit. There were a fair amount of people who thought this might be the next “Macarena” as it did extremely well internationally, but that didn’t translate into a U.S. hit despite some airplay in big markets. It would go to #1 on my chart in November and was kicked out by the Santana and Michelle Branch duet.

08. NICK CARTER, “Help Me”
After the Backstreet Boys took a hiatus at the end of 2001 following a single “Drowning” (a #1 on my chart) and their greatest hits collection The Hits: Chapter One, Carter was the first member to go solo. His Now Or Never album may have been certified Gold, but it’s not well-remembered; nor is this single, which received little airplay at CHR radio. Carter released another album in 2011 called I’m Taking Off.

07. WESTLIFE, “World Of Our Own”
They were huge in Ireland and in the United Kingdom, but RCA Records couldn’t break them in a bigger way here. Their biggest single to date here was 2000’s “Swear It Again”, a moderate radio single with better physical sales. This, however, didn’t muster up as much airplay and virtually no sales at all. The quintet turned quartet managed to stay together through last year, when they finally announced a split.

06. THICKE, “When I Get You Alone”
Before he was Robin Thicke, he simply used his last name on his first album, Cherry Blue Skies (renamed as A Beautiful World.) Sampling the #1 “A Fifth Of Beethoven” by Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band, a disco take on a segment of Beethoven‘s Fifth Symphony, the record never took off in the U.S., but with a hit like “Blurred Lines” earlier this year, he’ll never be alone without a few bucks.

05. OUR LADY PEACE, “Somewhere Out There”
These Canadian rockers had been around for almost a decade prior to this single; however, this was their only release to see any sort of significant crossover airplay in the States. Thus, this was my introduction to them, and the epic sound of their alternative and pop hit took a journey up to #2 before slowly making its way out of the top ten. The band last put out an album, Curve, in the spring of 2012.

04. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE featuring THE CLIPSE, “Like I Love You”
In 2002, *NSYNC took an urban direction by including Nelly on a remix of their last single ever, “Girlfriend”. This also influenced Timberlake on his first solo record later that year, Justified. After a high debut and a quick rise to #2, “Like” was surpassed by a few other hot singles, and his never regained the momentum to go to #1. However, his followup release, “Cry Me A River”, would spend a week there.

03. DANIEL BEDINGFIELD, “Gotta Get Thru This”
This former #1 single from Bedingfield featured a sped-up vocal and a pulsating rhythm. It was different from anything else on the airwaves at the time and due to this, it was a hit at CHR radio as well. In 2003, he made it to the runner-up spot with “If You’re Not The One” and then to #11 in 2005 with “Wrap My Words Around You”. He appeared as a judge on The X Factor in New Zealand earlier this year.

02. CHRISTINA AGUILERA featuring REDMAN, “Dirrty”
In 2002, we decided that inserting an extra letter “R” into words that didn’t need them was the hip thing to do, as evidenced by the #1 “Hot In Herre” by Nelly and then this single by a sexed-up Aguilera, whose clothing like her album title was Stripped. Alas, “Dirrty” had to settle in the #2 spot for a few weeks before flying down the chart. It was too shocking of an image change to get a widespread approval.

01. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “Sk8er Boi”
If you loved that pop-punk realness that Lavigne was serving, then you were one of many back in 2002 digging her album Let Go. “Complicated” went to #1 a few months prior, so “Boi” became her second to pull off the rick despite its AOL speak which automatically dates it. I never was a skater boy (can I make it any more obvious?) but I was a fan of Rocket Power back then and that’s enough, right? Lavigne maintains a smaller presence on my chart, last making it on earlier this year with “Here’s To Never Growing Up” (#13).

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