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Old 14-08-2014, 18:49
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2000
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UK_top_10_singles_in_2000
2001
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UK_top_10_singles_in_2001
2002
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UK_top_10_singles_in_2002
2003
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UK_top_10_singles_in_2003
2004
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UK_top_10_singles_in_2004
2005
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UK_top_10_singles_in_2005
2006
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UK_top_10_singles_in_2006
2007
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UK_top_10_singles_in_2007
2008
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UK_top_10_singles_in_2008
2009
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UK_top_10_singles_in_2009
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Old 14-08-2014, 20:34
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About 75% of top 10 singles from 2004 alone don't get played any more...and for that I'm truly thankful.

Worst year for top 10 singles from the whole of the decade imo.
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Old 14-08-2014, 21:59
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I literally never ever hear this song from 2004. It apparently reached #9 but I know of virtually no-one who knows it except me - and I think it's actually not a bad little track

Deepest Blue - Give it away https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76gwXVOVsAM

Those lists are amazing though - the 2004 one (despite what the previous poster said!) totally brings back memories for me.

ETA: I've flicked through a few more of these lists now and realised I would still totally listen to a lot of these songs. Apart from that 9 million bicycles in Beijing thing cause that was just dire.
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Old 14-08-2014, 23:00
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I own most of them on my iPod, the deepest blue one I remember that coming out when I was in college.
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Old 14-08-2014, 23:05
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I guess it's all down to personal opinion but there were quite a few songs that made the top 5 (yet alone top 10) in 2004 that I despised.

Actually, remove all the songs that got to #3 in 2004 as they made up most of the 25% of amazing songs that year. The chart toppers ranged from the sublime (Toxic, Lola's Theme) to the absolute shite (Sam & Mark, Peter Andre, 3 Of A Kind, Ja Rule, Brian McFadden).

Makes me shudder just thinking about them. **shivers**
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Old 14-08-2014, 23:15
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It's always interesting to look at this day x years ago. 15 years ago today:
http://www.officialcharts.com/archiv.../1/1999-08-14/

Look at all those classic songs. Music really has turned to shit.
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Old 14-08-2014, 23:29
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I admit also that 2004 was the worst year for chart music of the decade in question.

Just browsed the NOW CDs (57 - 60, the latter features hits from last third of that year) of 2004 & I wouldn't know over half of them despite the majority being top tenners... those that I do remember are r'n'b/pop fodder for 12 year olds.

My worst three #1s of 2004 were :

3 of a kind - Babycakes
Eamon - F**k it (I Don't want you back)
Eric Prydz - Call On Me

It was an abysmal year for UK #1 singles.Predominantly American r'n'b/pop, or a nonsensical dance tune with looped lyrics from some 80s song or a one hit wonder.
The only two I could stomach were ' Vertigo ' by U2 & ' Obviously ' by Mcfly... which was a good pop song with proper lyrics.
So, a song from 2000 to 2009 that doesn't get played on the radio ??
I'm with Hitstastic.. any from 2004... the year decent chart music went into oblivion for a 12 month holiday.
(But left 'Take Me Out' by Franz Ferdinand behind)
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Old 14-08-2014, 23:41
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It's always interesting to look at this day x years ago. 15 years ago today:
http://www.officialcharts.com/archiv.../1/1999-08-14/

Look at all those classic songs. Music really has turned to shit.

Oh I don't know... 1999 was indeed a good year for music, though 2014 has been quite upbeat so far, best year for chart-music since 2009 IMO. Plenty of good pop songs & pop-dance tunes.
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Old 15-08-2014, 00:44
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It's always interesting to look at this day x years ago. 15 years ago today:
http://www.officialcharts.com/archiv.../1/1999-08-14/

Look at all those classic songs. Music really has turned to shit.
Basement Jaxx, The Chemical Brothers, Madonna, Travis, Groove Armada etc- there are some decent artists in there. I forgot about Dina Caroll, she had a great voice.
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Old 15-08-2014, 01:44
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2004 was a dire year for number 1 singles but an incredible year for albums - many of the best tracks of the decade were released that year, they just didn't get anywhere near to the top. The two major winning sounds that year were really dull American R&B tracks taking themselves incredibly seriously because they throw a few swears around (and let's not even go into Eamon and Frankee), and the year dance music turned to crap with all that looped 80s house nonsense, destroying all creativity and killing off the trance boom although to be fair that had probably ran its course by then too.

Look away from the #1s and you'll find tracks that, while not loved by all, I think are up there with the best of the noughties:

Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
Snow Patrol - Run
Razorlight - Golden Touch
The Killers - [Every Single Thing They Released]
Keane [Every Single Thing They Released, Again]
Scissor Sisters - Laura
Morrissey - First Of The Gang
The Rasmus - In The Shadows

And then there's something of a rediscovery with McFly, a group I despised as a moody long-haired 15 year old at the time as they seemed to just be another boyband appealing to pre-teen girls, but listening back to the likes of 'Obviously' and their other early tracks they're actually bloody good, better than their Busted contemporaries and most songs One Direction have ever released.

Adding to falling CD single sales and the likes of Top of the Pops, Smash Hits and CD:UK being watched by fewer and fewer audiences, chart music fell into a bit of a pit in the mid-noughties and it took until the download revolution to perk things up again.
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Old 15-08-2014, 03:44
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I literally never ever hear this song from 2004. It apparently reached #9 but I know of virtually no-one who knows it except me - and I think it's actually not a bad little track

Deepest Blue - Give it away https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76gwXVOVsAM

Those lists are amazing though - the 2004 one (despite what the previous poster said!) totally brings back memories for me.

ETA: I've flicked through a few more of these lists now and realised I would still totally listen to a lot of these songs. Apart from that 9 million bicycles in Beijing thing cause that was just dire.
Omg I thought I was the only one who remembered that Deepest Blue song . Loved it.
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Old 15-08-2014, 07:47
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2004 was a dire year for number 1 singles but an incredible year for albums - many of the best tracks of the decade were released that year, they just didn't get anywhere near to the top. The two major winning sounds that year were really dull American R&B tracks taking themselves incredibly seriously because they throw a few swears around (and let's not even go into Eamon and Frankee), and the year dance music turned to crap with all that looped 80s house nonsense, destroying all creativity and killing off the trance boom although to be fair that had probably ran its course by then too.

Look away from the #1s and you'll find tracks that, while not loved by all, I think are up there with the best of the noughties:

Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
Snow Patrol - Run
Razorlight - Golden Touch
The Killers - [Every Single Thing They Released]
Keane [Every Single Thing They Released, Again]
Scissor Sisters - Laura
Morrissey - First Of The Gang
The Rasmus - In The Shadows

And then there's something of a rediscovery with McFly, a group I despised as a moody long-haired 15 year old at the time as they seemed to just be another boyband appealing to pre-teen girls, but listening back to the likes of 'Obviously' and their other early tracks they're actually bloody good, better than their Busted contemporaries and most songs One Direction have ever released.

Adding to falling CD single sales and the likes of Top of the Pops, Smash Hits and CD:UK being watched by fewer and fewer audiences, chart music fell into a bit of a pit in the mid-noughties and it took until the download revolution to perk things up again.
well said, completely agree, look past the crap #1s and 04 was a very good year especially for 'indie'.

ps... mcfly arent a boyband though... competant musicians who perform their own material aint the same as westlife generically!
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Old 15-08-2014, 07:50
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It's always interesting to look at this day x years ago. 15 years ago today:
http://www.officialcharts.com/archiv.../1/1999-08-14/

Look at all those classic songs. Music really has turned to shit.
... and that was said about modern music in 99...

its been said about modern music as long as i can remember, so over 40 years.
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Old 15-08-2014, 08:31
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sales were very low in singles in 2004 as downloads were still not included and illegal downloading was huge as everyone was getting broadband. This is why 2004 doesn't represent what people were really listening to and liking but it did benefit indie bands who could chart high with a few thousand sales. Now a few thousand sales barely gets you into the top 200, only dance and pop hits can sell the quantities in one week, with 2 months of preorders I must add, that are needed to go top 40.
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Old 15-08-2014, 09:00
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well said, completely agree, look past the crap #1s and 04 was a very good year especially for 'indie'.
Not really - you had the brilliance of Arcade Fire's debut 'Funeral' but aside from that picking were slim. Modest Mouses 'Good News...',Stars 'Set Y'self on Fire' and Franz Ferdinand's self titled debut being among the better ones.
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Old 15-08-2014, 12:45
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Not really - you had the brilliance of Arcade Fire's debut 'Funeral' but aside from that picking were slim. Modest Mouses 'Good News...',Stars 'Set Y'self on Fire' and Franz Ferdinand's self titled debut being among the better ones.
its a matter of taste.

i thought 04 was a pretty good year and far better then 06-09.
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Old 15-08-2014, 12:53
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2004 was a strong year musically indeed. It was varied as well, with no one genre dominanting.

Fast forward ten years.....everything is dance rubbish or being a slapper.
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Old 15-08-2014, 14:26
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2004 was a strong year musically indeed. It was varied as well, with no one genre dominanting.

Fast forward ten years.....everything is dance rubbish or being a slapper.
I think people were calling Britney, Christina and other female pop singers "slappers" back in the 2000s to be fair.
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Old 15-08-2014, 14:43
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well said, completely agree, look past the crap #1s and 04 was a very good year especially for 'indie'.
I agree, it was the year I became much more aware of music outside of the mainstream charts. I remember my sister ringing up at five to seven on a Sunday in summer and ranting "What is this, this... bloody Babycakes?!" when they beat our beloved Libertines to the top spot
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Old 15-08-2014, 15:54
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Omg I thought I was the only one who remembered that Deepest Blue song . Loved it.
We should form a Deepest Blue fan club. Tbf I've never listened to any of their other music, but that single alone is a classic.
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Old 15-08-2014, 15:55
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My worst three #1s of 2004 were :

3 of a kind - Babycakes
Eamon - F**k it (I Don't want you back)
Eric Prydz - Call On Me
Babycakes makes and always has made me want to vomit. I have no idea what it is about it - the tune, the lyrics, the hideous group, the fact everybody in my form at the time used to sing it, but it has a real physical reaction within me.
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Old 15-08-2014, 16:08
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i didnt mind babycakes

but i like ukg...

imho 2002-2005 (inclusive) was a good era for music, but in saying that i think theres been some good music post 2010...

you still had some good dance, there was the indie scene which reprised the original sound and mixed abit of goth in there and imho, and it is only my opinion, it was a great era for rock, with qotsa, white stripes, hives, and loads of others creating what to me was the best rock ever (yes that might be contencious, but its my personal opinion, im not passing it off as an empirical truth!). perhaps even more surprising too from someone who grew up with original rock, i was there or thereabouts when it evolved in the late 60's-early 70's.
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Old 15-08-2014, 16:59
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Oh I don't know... 1999 was indeed a good year for music, though 2014 has been quite upbeat so far, best year for chart-music since 2009 IMO. Plenty of good pop songs & pop-dance tunes.
I thought 2011 was a good year for chart music as well and 2013 had its moments. 2012 wasn't all that good though.

It's always interesting to look at this day x years ago. 15 years ago today:
http://www.officialcharts.com/archiv.../1/1999-08-14/

Look at all those classic songs. Music really has turned to shit.
Just looking at that classic chart now. There's quite a few songs I like on there:

Sometimes - Britney Spears
Bills Bills Bills - Destiny's Child
If You Had My Love - Jennifer Lopez
Boom Boom Boom Boom - Vengaboys
That Don't Impress Me Much - Shania Twain
9PM (Til I Come) - ATB
Mambo No 5 - Lou Bega
My Love Is Your Love - Whitney Houston
Bring It All Back - S Club 7 (this song was the first ever single I bought )
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Old 15-08-2014, 19:20
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2001 (I am doing this randomly):

Spooks - "Things I've Seen" - #6 - very urban song fresh for it's time with a mysterious quality to it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7YLWm_rbBQ

Debelah Morgan - Dance With Me - #10 Mariah-esque type singer with a tango/r and b crossiver song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOiDk5j9lEM

3LW - "No More" #6 - R and B girlband, with a very catchy tune

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0VmqdFjlLA

Artful Doger ft Melanie Blatt - Twentyfourseven #6 - Garage type track with an ex-All Saints member - forgettable

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ajo4JQPqJxE

Cher - Music No Good With You #8 - Typical Cher with dance influences. OK I guess

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPTwz5B9fTQ

Samantha Mumba - Lately #6 - Her best song. Beautiful gospel ballad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ms1EOZdJt7s
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Old 15-08-2014, 19:36
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2001 (I am doing this randomly):

Spooks - "Things I've Seen" - #6 - very urban song fresh for it's time with a mysterious quality to it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7YLWm_rbBQ

Debelah Morgan - Dance With Me - #10 Mariah-esque type singer with a tango/r and b crossiver song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOiDk5j9lEM

3LW - "No More" #6 - R and B girlband, with a very catchy tune

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0VmqdFjlLA

Artful Doger ft Melanie Blatt - Twentyfourseven #6 - Garage type track with an ex-All Saints member - forgettable

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ajo4JQPqJxE

Cher - Music No Good With You #8 - Typical Cher with dance influences. OK I guess

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPTwz5B9fTQ

Samantha Mumba - Lately #6 - Her best song. Beautiful gospel ballad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ms1EOZdJt7s
Cher and Spooks aside (although I do remember the Spooks song, I preferred 'Karma Hotel'), I think I bought all of those.
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