Top 100 Pop Songs 2005

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100-91

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 6: Avril Lavigne performs on stage at the start of her Australian leg of the Bonez Tour at Challenge Stadium on April 6, 2005 in Perth, Australia.
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This is admittedly a subjective list based on judgements of quality instead of sales figures or radio airplay. All songs listed have appeared on either Billboard's Hot 100 or Pop 100 chart in the calendar year 2005. Click on the word 'Listen' to hear a sound clip of the song. A number of songs have expanded reviews - click on the word 'Review' to read more information about the song.

This list should be a great conversation starter and feel free to agree or disagree. Either way there is a lot of great pop music to be found here.

100 - Avril Lavigne - Fall to Pieces

99 - Rihanna - If It's Lovin' That You Want

Review

98 - Simple Plan - Untitled

97 - 50 Cent - Just a Lil Bit

96 - Cascada - Everytime We Touch

95 - Backstreet Boys - Incomplete

94 - Pretty Ricky - Grind With Me

93 - Jack Johnson - Sitting, Waiting, Wishing

92 - Mariah Carey - It's Like That

91 - Switchfoot - Stars

02
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90-81

This is admittedly a subjective list based on judgements of quality instead of sales figures or radio airplay. All songs listed have appeared on either Billboard's Hot 100 or Pop 100 chart in the calendar year 2005. Click on the word 'Listen' to hear a sound clip of the song. A number of songs have expanded reviews - click on the word review to read more information about the song.

This list should be a great conversation starter and feel free to agree or disagree. Either way there is a lot of great pop music to be found here.

90 - Nelly featuring Paul Wall, Ali & Gipp - Grillz

Review

89 - 3 Doors Down - Let Me Go

88 - Akon - Belly Dancer (Bananza)

87 - Jesse McCartney - Beautiful Soul

86 - Juelz Santana - There It Go! (The Whistle Song)

85 - Pretty Ricky - Your Body

84 - Santana featuring Michelle Branch and the Wreckers - I'm Feeling You

83 - Gavin DeGraw - Chariot

82 - Ashlee Simpson - Boyfriend

Review

81 - Black Eyed Peas - Don't Lie

Review

03
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80-71

This is admittedly a subjective list based on judgements of quality instead of sales figures or radio airplay. All songs listed have appeared on either Billboard's Hot 100 or Pop 100 chart in the calendar year 2005. Click on the word 'Listen' to hear a sound clip of the song. A number of songs have expanded reviews - click on the word review to read more information about the song.

This list should be a great conversation starter and feel free to agree or disagree. Either way there is a lot of great pop music to be found here.

80 - Howie Day - Collide

79 - Trace Adkins - Honky Tonk Badonkadonk

78 - T-Pain - I'm Sprung

77 - Bowling for Soup - Ohio (Come Back to Texas)

Review

76 - 50 Cent featuring Olivia - Candy Shop

75 - Lifehouse - You and Me

74 - Foo Fighters - Best of You

73 - Fat Joe featuring Nelly - Get It Poppin'

72 - Mariah Carey - Don't Forget About Us

Review

71 - Beyonce featuring Slim Thug - Check On It

Review

04
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70-61

This is admittedly a subjective list based on judgements of quality instead of sales figures or radio airplay. All songs listed have appeared on either Billboard's Hot 100 or Pop 100 chart in the calendar year 2005. Click on the word 'Listen' to hear a sound clip of the song. A number of songs have expanded reviews - click on the word review to read more information about the song.

This list should be a great conversation starter and feel free to agree or disagree. Either way there is a lot of great pop music to be found here.

70 - D.H.T. - Listen to Your Heart

69 - Sean Paul - We Be Burnin'

68 - Gwen Stefani - Luxurious

Review

67 - Anna Nalick - Breathe (2 A.M.)

66 - Destiny's Child - Cater 2 U

65 - Crazy Frog - Axel F

Review

64 - Kelly Osbourne - One Word

63 - The Used & My Chemical Romance - Under Pressure

62 - Kelly Clarkson - Behind These Hazel Eyes

61 - All-American Rejects - Dirty Little Secret

Review

05
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60-51

This is admittedly a subjective list based on judgements of quality instead of sales figures or radio airplay. All songs listed have appeared on either Billboard's Hot 100 or Pop 100 chart in the calendar year 2005. Click on the word 'Listen' to hear a sound clip of the song. A number of songs have expanded reviews - click on the word review to read more information about the song.

This list should be a great conversation starter and feel free to agree or disagree. Either way there is a lot of great pop music to be found here.

60 - Backstreet Boys - Just Want You to Know

Review

59 - Eminem - Like Toy Soldiers

58 - Pussycat Dolls - Stickwitu

Review

57 - Young Jeezy featuring Akon - Soul Survivor

Review

56 - Mariah Carey - Shake It Off

Review

55 - Bow Wow featuring Omarion - Let Me Hold You

54 - Green Day - Boulevard of Broken Dreams

53 - The Game featuring 50 Cent - Hate It or Love It

52 - Fall Out Boy - Dance, Dance

Review

51 - Nine Inch Nails - The Hand That Feeds

06
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50-41

This is admittedly a subjective list based on judgements of quality instead of sales figures or radio airplay. All songs listed have appeared on either Billboard's Hot 100 or Pop 100 chart in the calendar year 2005. Click on the word 'Listen' to hear a sound clip of the song. A number of songs have expanded reviews - click on the word review to read more information about the song.

This list should be a great conversation starter and feel free to agree or disagree. Either way there is a lot of great pop music to be found here.

50 - John Legend - Ordinary People

49 - Beck - E-Pro

48 - Gwen Stefani - Cool

Review

47 - Kanye West - Diamonds From Sierra Leone

46 - Kelly Clarkson - Because of You

Review

45 - Bow Wow featuring Ciara - Like You

Review

44 - Rob Thomas - Lonely No More

43 - Black Eyed Peas - Don't Phunk With My Heart

42 - Nickelback - Photograph

Review

41 - Natasha Bedingfield - Unwritten

Review

07
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40-31

This is admittedly a subjective list based on judgements of quality instead of sales figures or radio airplay. All songs listed have appeared on either Billboard's Hot 100 or Pop 100 chart in the calendar year 2005. Click on the word 'Listen' to hear a sound clip of the song. A number of songs have expanded reviews - click on the word review to read more information about the song.

This list should be a great conversation starter and feel free to agree or disagree. Either way there is a lot of great pop music to be found here.

40 - Alicia Keys - Karma

39 - R. Kelly - Trapped in the Closet

Review

38 - Coldplay - Speed of Sound

37 - Chris Brown - Run It!

Review

36 - Gwen Stefani featuring Eve - Rich Girl

35 - James Blunt - You're Beautiful

34 - Depeche Mode - Precious

33 - Kanye West featuring Adam Levine - Heard 'Em Say

32 - White Stripes - Blue Orchid

31 - Shakira featuring Alejandro Sanz - La Tortura

08
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30-21

This is admittedly a subjective list based on judgements of quality instead of sales figures or radio airplay. All songs listed have appeared on either Billboard's Hot 100 or Pop 100 chart in the calendar year 2005. Click on the word 'Listen' to hear a sound clip of the song. A number of songs have expanded reviews - click on the word review to read more information about the song.

This list should be a great conversation starter and feel free to agree or disagree. Either way there is a lot of great pop music to be found here.

30 - Pussycat Dolls featuring Busta Rhymes - Don't Cha

29 - Green Day - Holiday

28 - Death Cab for Cutie - Soul Meets Body

27 - Madonna - Hung Up

Review

26 - Lindsay Lohan - Confessions of a Broken Heart (Daughter to Father)

Review

25 - Natasha Bedingfield - These Words

24 - Weezer - Beverly Hills

23 - Ciara featuring Ludacris - Oh

22 - Rob Thomas - This Is How a Heart Breaks

Review

21 - Frankie J featuring Baby Bash - Obsession (No Es Amor)

09
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20-11

This is admittedly a subjective list based on judgements of quality instead of sales figures or radio airplay. All songs listed have appeared on either Billboard's Hot 100 or Pop 100 chart in the calendar year 2005. Click on the word 'Listen' to hear a sound clip of the song. A number of songs have expanded reviews - click on the word review to read more information about the song.

This list should be a great conversation starter and feel free to agree or disagree. Either way there is a lot of great pop music to be found here.

20 - Hilary Duff - Wake Up

Review

19 - Shakira - Don't Bother

Review

18 - The Killers - Mr. Brightside

17 - Alicia Keys - Unbreakable

16 - My Chemical Romance - Helena (So Long & Goodnight)

15 - The Click Five - Just the Girl

Review

14 - Rihanna - Pon De Replay

Review

13 - Will Smith - Switch

12 - Green Day - Wake Me Up When September Ends

Review

11 - Coldplay - Fix You

10
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10-1

This is admittedly a subjective list based on judgements of quality instead of sales figures or radio airplay. All songs listed have appeared on either Billboard's Hot 100 or Pop 100 chart in the calendar year 2005. Click on the word 'Listen' to hear a sound clip of the song. A number of songs have expanded reviews - click on the word review to read more information about the song.

This list should be a great conversation starter and feel free to agree or disagree. Either way there is a lot of great pop music to be found here.

10 - The Killers - All These Things That I've Done

Review

9 - Eminem - When I'm Gone

Review

8 - Gorillaz - Feel Good, Inc.

7 - Goo Goo Dolls - Better Days

Review

6 - Missy Elliott featuring Ciara and Fat Man Scoop - Lose Control

Review

5 - Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx - Gold Digger

Review

4 - Mariah Carey - We Belong Together

3 - Fall Out Boy - Sugar, We're Goin' Down

2 - Gwen Stefani - Hollaback Girl

1 - Kelly Clarkson - Since U Been Gone