Bring Me Down by Kanye West ft. Brandy Kanye West ft. Missy Elliot- Let It Go. Matt B. Answer Save. Favorite Answer. Soulja Boy "Crank That" 2.
Alicia Keys "No One" 3. Hurricane Chris "A Bay Bay" 4. Rihanna "Umbrella" 5. Chris Brown "Kiss Kiss" 6. Robin Thicke "Lost Without You" 8. Holiday "Bed" Sean Kingston "Beautiful Girls" Ne-Yo "Because Of You" Lil Boosie "Wipe Me Down" Akon "Don't Matter" Unk "2 Step" Ne-Yo "Do You" Kanye West "Stronger" Ciara "Like A Boy" Lloyd "Get It Shawty" Plies "Hypnotize" Mary J.
Blige "Just Fine" Timbaland "The Way I are" Wyclef Jean "The Sweetest Girl" Kelly "Go Getta" Fantasia "When I See You" Any list of the top pop songs not based on Billboard charts or sales is, admittedly, a subjective one based on judgments and opinions—and everyone's got them, so feel free to agree or disagree. No matter what, a lot of great pop music was released that year and is found here. Akon has a sure hand with melody, and it's obviously apparent in " Don't Matter ," a sweet song of forbidden love.
This song was a throwback to classic hip-hop girl groups such as J. Fad and Salt 'n Pepa. Ne-Yo has had such major success as a songwriter that it's possible to nearly forget his stellar work as an artist.
Listen for the Michael Jackson influences. Blake Lewis, 's "American Idol" runner-up behind Jordin Sparks, brought his musical vision to record that year. His energy and passion for pop are in abundant evidence on "Break Anotha. Overall, this song is a bit of a disappointment. A collaboration between Def Jam's brightest young stars Rihanna and Ne-Yo deserved to be an absolute blockbuster. It wasn't, but it's still catchy and glides along in ultra-smooth fashion.
It took many months, but Mat Kearney finally broke through into the pop top 40 in with "Nothing Left to Lose. The " American Idol " runner-up, Katharine McPhee, hit the pop singles chart early in with the wistful, soulful song "Over It. With this song, Natasha Bedingfield avoided the sophomore curse and hit the pop top JoJo gets instructional here on "How to Touch a Girl," but it's her soulful, seasoned voice that draws the most attention.
It's really hard to get enough of the exuberant approach to life and music of 's "American Idol" champion Jordin Sparks. Don't miss the video of this sweet song. The most extraordinary thing on " Extraordinary " is that Mandy Moore has left teen bubblegum behind for a polished, mellow adult pop sound. Bon Jovi seems to be an indestructible band. This is the type of song that lets the band age gracefully with their audience.
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Kelly Clarkson shows she has mastered the art of the confessional pop ballad on " Sober.OK, so here it is: my "Totally Killer Mixtape of Yes, I realize that the idea of ranking songs is about as impractical as the idea of ranking albums — which I'll be doing in next week's column, by the way — but it strikes me as a pretty nice summation of the year that was. Sentimental electro, un intentionally minimalist hip-hop designed to sell ringtones, overly instrumentalized indie rock designed to sell MP3 players And if none of it seems to make sense, well, I think that's an accurate assessment of '07 too.
No, the number 33 has no real significance. Chalk it up to me channeling my inner Larry Legend. This is a long one, so take a deep breath before you begin. Car-chase guitars, blaring horns, jump-rope party rhymes and cheerleader chants, all filtered through a lo-fi gauze. It sounds like something from the group's Thunder, Lightning, Strike album which, strangely, people liked a lot more than this year's Proof of Youth — oh, fickle bloggers!
But that doesn't mean that the album isn't still filled with positively knee-buckling moments, and "Destroyer" is the knee-buckling-est of all. And if you don't believe me, just fast-forward to the mark on this live performance. This is like the Urban Outfitters of breakup songs.
You're sure you've heard it somewhere before, and you feel sort of dumb for liking it, but you still can't deny its quality. The metaphor works even more because there is a 95 percent chance that this song is being played in an actual Urban Outfitters store right now. Just another slice of hazy, lazy dream-pop pie from indie rock's reigning Marie Callender's. Sounds like afternoons spent cutting class and drinking your best friend's dad's booze, which, I think, is what the song is about.
The kind of spazzy, double-time hip-hop that I claim they don't make anymore, except they totally do. This is the best of the crop, a head-spinning mix of tablas, whistles, whoops, sirens and synth stabs — plus a sample of the Soul Searchers' "Blow Your Whistle" — all courtesy of producer Swizz Beatz. The track is supposed to be included on Eve's oft-delayed Here I Am, which might actually hit stores in time to be considered for album of the year in A beautiful little number that showcases the Quinn sisters' amazing powers of harmonizing and closes out their really great album The Con.
Oh, also, this was on that one episode of "Grey's Anatomy" where the bus with all the high school kids on it crashes, and that one outcast kid gets a pencil stuck in his eye, and McDreamy tries really hard to save him but can't, and Izzie relates to him because she was an outcast in high school too.
At least, that's what I heard. Not only is it probably the best thing Snoop's done in a decade this or "Drop It Like It's Hot,"apparently it's also the first single off his upcoming Ego Trippin' album, which either means that, a Snoop is a visionary; b Snoop is crazy; or c Snoop doesn't want to sell records anymore.
The accompanying VHS-worthy video only seems to validate all three of those points. Starbursts of synthesizers. Porno bass lines. Crotch-jiggling guitars. Hand claps. Doofy, back-and-forth, pansexual rapping. Mutual back-scratching.This is a list of Billboard magazine's Top Hot songs. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Billboard Year-End Hot singles.
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Akon featuring Eminem. Timbaland featuring Keri Hilson. Fergie featuring will. Timbaland featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake. Comes Around ". Gym Class Heroes featuring Patrick Stump. Justin Timberlake featuring T.
T-Pain featuring Akon. Ludacris featuring Mary J. Lloyd featuring Lil Wayne. Diddy featuring Keyshia Cole. Fat Joe featuring Lil Wayne. Fabolous featuring Ne-Yo. Omarion featuring Timbaland. Kelly featuring T.
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. The All-American Rejects. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony featuring Akon. Plies featuring T-Pain.The first national Miami bass hit came from Lady Tigra and Bunny D, teenagers with personality for days who met as dancers on a local TV show and had rhyme battles with boys in the high school lunchroom. Init blew up into one of the unlikeliest Top 10 jams ever. With a vocal from Keys, the song took on an angelic power.
An Afrocentric crew who rapped about not dating crackheads were hardly natural stars. But Brand Nubian were so good they made it seem like a sure thing. At the time, Bone Thugs had lost several loved ones, including Eazy E, who signed them in Over amped-up sax and marimba, A-Plus, Tajai, Opio and Phesto traded flicking, word-spilling vignettes with uncanny exuberance.
Digital Underground mastermind Shock G wrote the bass line for this funky free-form party jam and invented a fictional fake-nosed character named Edward Ellington Humphrey III to perform it. InBrooklyn trio U.
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Todd Anthony Shaw — a. The group thought its subject matter was too raw for radio, but it became a pop-rap smash. Graffiti star-child Jean-Michel Basquiat bankrolled and produced the minute track. In it, frisky year-old rapper K-Rob and raconteur Rammellzee had a hypnotic MC battle over a dubby beat and a violin. And a new artistic bar was being set. Guru, who died inrocks a gruff tough-love flow that made him one of the most honored voices in hip-hop. Too late. Kanye West was on an opulent creative splurge when he recorded this tornadic posse cut featuring Rick Ross, Jay Z and indie-folk wisp Bon Iver.
The most succinct mission statement for Afrocentric anti-corporate, revolution-minded hip-hop since Public Enemy. Atlanta rapper T. The song still sucks you in with electromagnetic force.
For his recorded debut, on Dr. A solo effort, the lean scrapper took this song which had been originally slated for The Chronic and made it the template for his style. Before the Beasties dominated MTV, they launched a sneak attack on black radio with this hard-hitting, White Castle-referencing jam. Anchored by a sample of U. Hooking up in a South Central music workshop, the Pharcyde brought fresh artistry and exuberance to hip-hop. Come and get it. Getty 4.
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Path Created with Sketch. Shape Created with Sketch. Plus Created with Sketch.This song, which is on the soundtrack to the Denzel Washington movie American Gangster is undoubtedly one of the most emotion-filled songs of the year. This sweeping, emotional song about undying, invincible love is on Alicia's As I Am album.
Back in January, your Guide said that this is one of the better songs Joss has ever recorded, and that statement stands as true more than ever now. Listening to it is like the audio equivalent of taking a walk in the park on a beautiful Spring day. You can stream the song by clicking the image to the left or on the link below. It seemed like J. Holiday came up out of nowhere with this incredibly catchy and clever song that was co-written by The-Dream.
Stream it by clicking on the link below or the album cover to the left. Although the album that this song comes from, The Evolution of Robin Thickewas released in the Fall of"Lost Without U," didn't become a sleeper hit until earlywhich is why its eligible for this list. It took a while for your Guide to warm up to this track, but there's no denying how sexy and romantic it is. Who hasn't wondered at least once if their ex still thinks about them sometimes?
Ne-Yo's knack for great songwriting came through again on this song, which is the second single from his Because of You album. If you get a chance, check out the remix with Mary J.
This very clever commentary on the double standard for guys and gals is probably aimed at Ciara's ex-boyfriend, the rapper Bow Wowbut a lot of young females - and older ones, too - can probably relate to what Ci-Ci is talking about on this track. This song, which is off Raheem's upcoming album, Love Behind the Musicis a much-needed ode to females and was a welcome change from the various songs putting women down. Back when this song was fresh and you hadn't already heard it 50 million times on the radio, it was a fun, bouncy song.
Mary's sounding quite happy on the first single off her Growing Pains album. You can stream it by clicking the link below or on the image to the left.
It takes a little while for "Angel" get going, but once it warms up - whew. She hits notes on this song that most of today's young female singers can only dream about.
This romantic song about a player who finds Ms.
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Right is off Jaheim's fourth album, The Makings of a Man. You can stream it by clicking the link below or the image to the left. But despite that, the use of a classic Spandeau Ballet song on Lloyd's "You" is brilliant. This song is quite different from Jill's usual cool, peaceful, jazzy style. She says she wrote it as a response to a group of online haters talking trash about her while hiding behind a keyboard and computer screen.
Joe's latest album, Ain't Nothin' Like Memay have slipped through the cracks inbut one of it's best tracks, "My Love," is unquestionably one of the year's most romantic songs.
This song, off Musiq's fourth album, Luvanmusiqis a breezy jam about the "friends before lovers" philosophy. It's laid-back, no-pressure mentality and catchy hook make it one of the best Musiq singles ever. You can stream the song's video by clicking the link below or the image to the left. Omarion's not the best singer, but this is a cold song thanks to Timbaland's dope production skills.
Kelly Rowland may not be the best singer in the world, but she didn't have to be to sound good over this tight beat.
Both Kelly and Eve - two talented stars who aren't quite super stars - were put in the best possible situation with this song. Mark Edward Nero. Mark Edward Nero is an expert on the soul, gospel, and rhythm and blues music genres who interviewed dozens of artists and appeared in documentaries.
Updated November 18, Like the theme music to a good movie, these songs underscored a unique year in hip-hop. Ladies and Gentlemen, grab your iPods!
Cue the time machine! It's time to rewind and explore the year's best rap songs. Disclaimer : The songs were ranked on production quality, lyrical appeal, and overall impact. It's a highly subjective list and we're not claiming it to be the gospel. Every now and then you'll come across a song that everyone can identify with, irrespective of status or background.
Anime's "Tell Myself I'm Happy" is one of those songs. The best rap group with the worst name contribute to one of the year's highlights with this irresistibly catchy tune about eloping to Mexico. Hip-hop O. Joe's southern-fried production. Sure Hell Razah and Tragedy held their own on this, but it was R. But even without the Def Jam snipe, this is still one of uncle L's better songs in years.
No, it's not a response to LL's "Queens," but it's an equally endearing 'hood tribute. Aided by a familiar Biggie line "Where Brooklyn at? A nasty exercise in braggart rap. Sigel huffs and puffs, but delivers the goods in the end. Too bad, the rest of The Solution didn't live up to par.
The strings are ethereal and the drums are breathtaking, but it's upstart Donny Goines' hunger that makes this a thriller. A synth-bounce track that is sure to bring any downer out of their shell. It's not "What You Know" but it gets the job done. Lil' Weezy and Little Brother trade rhymes about the consequences of infidelity in one of the most unlikely collaborations of Busta, Tip, and Kweli pay homage to a music icon.
This is space-rap inspired by Dilla's funky production. Lyrically, it's everything you expect from a lineup that includes four crack-rap enthusiasts. Sonically, it's a fever dream of burbling keyboards. Luckyiam, a funny moonlighting solo artist from the Living Legends, lets the listener into his world on this jazzy track.