Saturday, January 5, 2008

Top Songs of 2007!

Above: Rihanna was one of the biggest musical stars of 2007.

Paul and I track the music charts weekly and tally up our top 20 songs of each week as well as the top 10 albums. We have to follow certain rules when charting a song - for example - the top ten songs on the Billboard chart HAVE to be in our top 20 songs each week so even if we don't like the song or an album we have to chart it if it's in the top 10. Yes we are dorks, but we have been both doing this since we were teenagers. Funny that we were both doing these charts as youngsters and we didn't know each other then - strange. So below is a list of the top 100 songs of 2007 (albums to follow)! I will feature the top ten songs in depth and then post the full list for your viewing pleasure.

TOP 10 Songs of 2007!

#10 - Soulja Boy - Soulja Boy

This highly obnoxious, but catchy, song spent an amazing seven weeks at number one on the Billboard charts. The song started a dance craze this past fall and had people doing this crazy Soulja Boy dance. Ad a catchy hook and a silly dance (remember the Macarena) and you have a sure fire hit. Soulja Boy is still in the top 10 currently on the Billboard charts and it's nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Song of the year.

#9 - Stronger Kayne West

Kanye West's first single of his highly successful album Graduation started a war with rival rapper 50 Cent. The war was who could sell more records and there was no contest. Kanye blew away the competition with his number one album that sold over 2 million copies and his number one robotic hit "Stronger." Kanye had his ups and downs in 2007 with getting eight Grammy nominations, the most for this years Grammy nods, but he also sadly lost his mother to a plastic surgery accident a few months ago.

#8 - No One - Alicia Keys

As I predicted earlier this year, the talented and beautiful Alicia Keys would score big with her third album "As I Am" and she did/ The first single "No One" became one of the biggest hits of the year spending five weeks at number one on the Hot 100 and the single is still going strong currently at number 2 on the chart. Look for Alicia's second single "Like You'll Never See Me Again" to be in next years chart!

#7 - Makes Me Wonder - Maroon 5

We waiting three years for Maroon 5 to release "Makes Me Wonder" and it was well worth the wait. Maroon 5 blasted on the scene in 2003 with their first single "Harder to Breathe" with the singer of the band Adam Levine being the eye candy. "Makes Me Wonder" is Maroon 5 at their best. The song went all the way to number one on the charts and earned the act three Grammy nods!

#6 - Big Girls Don't Cry - Fergie

I have to admit when Fergie launched her solo career I was less then thrilled. Fergie and I go way back - I was a fan of her all girl 90s group "Wild Orchid" and I was rooting for the group to take form but they never did. Then Fergie went through her meth addiction and I gave up on her. I was shocked to see her transform herself with the funk R7B group "Black Eyed Peas" and really liked the music that the group was releasing. Her first solo song was the number one hit "London Bridge" in 2006 and I hated it. The next few hits did well but they were all the same with Fergie spelling everything she sang. THEN she released "Big Girls Don't Cry" and validated her solo singer status. The song is pure pop bliss and is the number six song of the year. Fergie had an amazing year with four number one hits and two more singles that went top 5 as well.

#5 - Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's

Every year there's a song that charts from an unknown person or band and you never hear from them again - called 'one hit wonders.' Last year remember Daniel Powder and "Bad Day?" This year we have a group called The Plain White T's and they are on the one hit wonder path with their monster number on hit "Hey There Delilah." The song is a cookie cutter pattern from a 1990s hit and it broke through to many people with its heartbreaking lyrics. The group is nominated for two Grammy awards including Song of he Year!

#4 - The Way I Are - Timbaland f/ Keri Hilson

Timbaland was EVERYWHERE this year working with Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado and One Republic. Timbaland produced hits for all of those acts and then decided to get in on the action himself releasing the catchy hit "The Way I Are." The single went all the way to number one and insured Timbaland his Grammy nod for Producer of the Year. Timbaland is currently working with Madonna on her new album, which will be out in April of 2008!

#3 - Irreplaceable - Beyonce

The top three songs on this chart are all by solo female artists. Beyonce has earned her right as one of the biggest female singers ever. She joins the ranks of one-name divas like Madonna, Whitney, Janet and Mariah and she is on the path to break many of those divas records. Her biggest hit to date is "Irreplaceable." The single spent eight weeks at number one and crossed over to many charts including a Spanish and country version of the song. "Irreplaceable" comes in as number three song of the year.

#2 - Say It Right- Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado blasted on the scene in 2000 with her huge hit "I'm Like a Bird." But then it looked grim for the singer when her next several hits failed to catch on in 2003. Nelly revamped her image and sound an released a string of hits in 2006 and 2007 but it was her slow, sexy jam "Say it Right" that turned out to be her golden ticket. "Say it Right" spent over three months on the chart before it hit number one on the Billboard charts. After this comeback one can only imagine what the Canadian beauty has up her sleeve next.

#1 - Umbrella - Rihanna f/ Jay-Z

The number one single of the year goes to the sexy nineteen-year-old girl from Barbados - Rihanna. Rihanna burst on to the scene in 2005 with her fun dance hit "Pon De Replay" she had one hit wonder written all over her. Then she released a few other hits including SOS and Unfaithful but they were mediocre hits and she was put into a category of teeny popper wannabees. The Rihanna revamped her look and music and teamed up with some amazing producers and the result was unreal. The first single off her third album "umbrella" was played everywhere this year. The lyrics were pure gold and the hook was so annoying you could not get it out of your head - "You can stand under my Umbrella ella ella eh eh eh." The result was a number one smash for seven weeks on the chart and a new diva emerged that is giving Beyonce run for her money. Rihanna also had four other songs on the year-end chart and is going strong in 2008 with her latest single "Don't Stop the Music." Go Rihanna!

The rest of the Top 100 Songs of 2007!

11 I Wanna Love You - Akon f/ Snoop Dogg
12 Apologize - Timbaland f/ One Republic
13 The Sweet Escape - Gwen Stefani
14 It's Not Over - Daughtry
15 Don't Matter - Akon
16 Buy U A Drank - T-Pain and Yung Joc
17 Bubbly - Colbie Caillat
18 Girlfriend - Avril Lavigne
19 Hate That I Love You - Rihanna f/ Ne-Yo
20 What Goes Around… Comes Around - Justin Timberlake
21 Glamorous - Fergie
22 Wait For You - Elliott Yamin
23 Home - Daughtry
24 Kiss, Kiss - Chris Brown and T-Pain
25 Give It To Me - Timbaland f/ N. Furtado & J. Timberlake
26 Party Like A Rockstar - Shop Boyz
27 Beautiful Girls - Sean Kingston
28 Who Knew - Pink
29 Cupid's Chokehold - Gym Class Heroes Featuring Patrick Stump
30 This Is Why I'm Hot - Mims
31 Welcome To The Black Parade - My Chemical Romance
32 This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race - Fall Out Boy
33 U + Ur Hand - Pink
34 Never Again - Kelly Clarkson
35 How Far We've Come - Matchbox 20
36 Rehab - Amy Winehouse
37 I Tried - Bone Thugs-n-harmony and Akon
38 Rockstar - Nickelback
39 Thnks Fr Th Mmrs - Fall Out Boy
40 Runaway Love - Ludacris f/ Mary J. Blige
41 Before He Cheats - Carrie Underwood
42 Over You - Daughtry
43 Last Night - Diddy f/ Keyshia Cole
44 Wake Up Call - Maroon 5
45 Because of You - Ne-Yo
46 Good Life - Kanye West f/ T-Pain
47 First Time - Lifehouse
48 Let It Go - Keyshia Cole f/ Missy Elliott and Lil' Kim
49 What I've Done - Linkin Park
50 If Everyone Cared - Nickelback
51 Shut Up And Drive - Rihanna
52 Wind It Up - Gwen Stefani
53 Gimme More - Britney Spears
54 We Fly High - Jim Jones
55 Bed - J. Holiday
56 The Great Escape - Boys Like Girls
57 Boston - Augustana
58 Lost Without U - Robin Thicke
59 Not Ready To Make Nice - Dixie Chicks
60 Ice Box - Omarion
61 Here In Your Arms - HelloGoodbye
62 Cyclone - Baby Bash and T-Pain
63 Hurt - Christina Aguilera
64 Summer Love - Justin Timberlake
65 Bartender - T-Pain and Akon
66 Keep Holding On - Avril Lavigne
67 Beautiful Liar - Beyonce and Shakira
68 I'll Stand By You - Carrie Underwood
69 Make Me Better - Fabolous f/ Ne-Yo
70 When You're Gone - Avril Lavigne
71 Over It - Kathryn McPhee
72 Me Love - Sean Kingston
73 Suddenly I See - KT Tunstall
74 Better Than Me - Hinder
75 So Small - Carrie Underwood
76 Face Down - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
77 A Bay Bay - Hurricane Chris
78 Lip Gloss - Lil Mama
79 Sorry, Blame It On Me - Akon
80 Big Things Poppin' (do It) - T.I.
81 Break It Off - Rihanna and Sean Paul
82 My Wish - Rascall Flats
83 On The Hotline - Pretty Ricky
84 You Don't Know - Eminem
85 Ayo Technology - 50 Cent
86 Candyman - Christina Aguilera
87 Show Me What You Got - Jay-Z
88 Wasted - Carrie Underwood
89 Promise - Ciara
90 The Way I Live - Baby Boy Da Prince Featuring Lil Boosie
91 When You Were Young - The Killers
92 (You Want To) Make A Memory - Bon Jovi
93 This Is My Now - Jordin Sparks
94 Through Glass - Stone Sour
95 Throw Some D's - Rich Boy
96 Nothing Left To Lose - Mat Kearny
97 Take Me There - Rascall Flatts
98 1, 2, 3, 4 - Feist
99 S.O.S. - Jonas Brothers
100 Whine Up - Kat Deluna f/ Elephant Man

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