why bother with singles? If you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last, say, five years, the rise of the mp3 has nearly made the album format extinct as a useful way of presenting a new artist or style. Couple this with the accelerated culture in which we live and the single’s the perfect musical format: bite-size, quick and satisfying. Why bother with singles? Maybe you should be asking yourself in two weeks why we’re bothering with a favorite albums countdown.

But we’re not here to quibble. At Stylus, we love both formats for what they represent and what they can achieve, thus we celebrate the bite-size, the quick and the satisfying throughout this week by counting down, each day, five more singles that we’ve loved in 2003. On Friday, we’ll be presenting both the five least favorite singles of 2003 plus all of our writer’s individual lists.

So without further ado: in the grand tradition of our Non-Definitive Guides, we present to you Stylus Magazine’s Favorite 20 Singles from 2003.

20. David Banner ft. Lil Flip - Like a Pimp

The jam of summer 2003? No doubt. It's all about juxtapositions: the bouncing minimal drums set against huge crashing orchestra stabs; the lazy, laid-back flow of Lil' Flip against Banner's intense, demented growls. In many ways these qualities provide a perfect chemistry by which the song comes together seamlessly. As it stands on the (also amazing) album, “Like a Pimp” is the sole "party" element in a set of songs filled with rage and Banner's emo personality, though none of these are bad things. “Like a Pimp” is a monster of a club anthem, but it's also a reenergizing breath of fresh air on an incredible album.

[Dane Schultz]

19. t.a.T.u. – Not Gonna Get Us

"Six months that saved a year" best describes t.a.T.u.: from January to June they became a tabloid devouring demon, claimed the top spot in Google's “nude upskirt oops” search, were arrested near Lenin’s tomb, and found time to piss off every other competitor in the Eurovision. They found time to release some music as well, the pick of their output being this East European techno torch song. Then one of them went off to have sex with a karate black belt, and they didn’t release their Smiths’ cover as a single. But, boy, was it fun while it lasted.

[Dom Passantino]

18. Johnny Cash – Hurt

If there could be a more unlikely cover choice for Johnny Cash, among all the songs he's tackled on his American albums, it has to be Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt." However, upon hearing it, the song instantly sounds right. The pain in Cash's voice is tremendous, and he infuses each angst-filled line with the kind of genuine emotion that Trent Reznor couldn't dream up on his best day. On an album obsessed with mortality -- and prescient of Cash's own death -- this song rings out clear and true. And beautiful: a raw, whiskey-voiced lament that stings especially hard now that the Man in Black is gone for good.

[Ed Howard]

17. Young Gunz – Can't Stop Won't Stop

Roc-a-fella stable hands Chris & Neef got their chance to ride with the big boys this summer and ended up surpassing most of their peers. The beat is deliberately simplistic, stripped down to nothing but a stock drum loop and a percolating melody in order to highlight the group's silky smooth flows. It's not exactly breaking down barriers, but a more ambitious project would never have ended up with a product so effortlessly winning.

[Gavin Mueller]

16. Lil Kim – The Jump Off

"It's Lil Kim and Timbaland, shit ya drawers", Kimberly Jones commanded, and anyone who had a pulse complied. Known mainly (in the general consciousness at least) for her fashion misadventures first and her x-rated rhymes second, with Mr Mose' on the beats Lil Kim became an unstoppable force of high drama hip hopera. Kim sounded slinkier and more vital than ever, trading B.I.G ups for a thrilling mind (and body) fuck over a backing track that sounded like the Bow Gamelan playing the breakdown from "Taking Care Of Business" on an orchestra of trombones, Formula One cars and empty .38s.

[Clem Bastow]

15. Junior Boys – Birthday

What the hook gon' be? For the Junior Boys' first salvo of fey white boy Timbaland-esque synthetic funk, it was "Birthday". Referencing the New Romantic 80s and pushing things forward with an off kilter syncopated edge, no one should be missing Jeremy Greenspan's birthday ever again. And with an upcoming full length in the beginning months of 2004, we can party for that much longer.

[Todd Burns]

14. Girls Aloud – No Good Advice

What bugged me about ABC's original "Making The Band" was how seriously O-Town was taken by the show's producers, and how the group played it so straight with their cribbed dance tracks and proto-Aiken ballads. Correct me if I'm wrong, but if you're going to blatantly manufacture disposable music in front of everyone, you may as well have fun with it. And leave it to the Brits to pick up on that. The product of the BBC's "Pop Stars: The Rivals," Girls Aloud perform with a knowing wink-- it's no mystery who and what they are. Furthermore, there's no mystery as to why their debut single, "No Good Advice," is as addictive as it is. A futuristic blend of mid-era Pink, The Go-Go's, and "My Sharona," the song is rife with fun-as-all-hell choruses (anaesthetize?!) and girly sass the likes of which we haven't seen since the Spice revolution. And in this age where sexy is the new playful, we need it more than you'd think.

[Colin McElligatt]

13. Kanye West – Through the Wire

Making good on his promise to “turn tragedy into triumph,” Kanye West delivers the most bizarrely affecting single of the year with the Chaka Khan-on-nitrous reconstructive surgery jam “Through the Wire.” It's a hilariously mundane and grippingly unmediated glimpse into the hot-shit hip-hop producer’s recovery from a near-fatal October 2002 car accident, which resulted in Kanye temporarily having his jaw wired shut, hence the song’s perversely poignant title. Most celeb musicians would have immediately commissioned a tearjerking all-star benefit track to foot the bill for, I don’t know, the requisite ICU stripper pole, but Kanye would rather bust self-deprecating cracks about sipping syrup and take advantage of a golden opportunity to drop an unforgettably loaded couplet like “It's been an accident like GEICO/They thought I was burnt up like Pepsi did Michael.”

[Josh G. Love]

12. Basement Jaxx feat. Dizzee Rascal – Lucky Star

"Round, round, round we go." The pounding rhythms inform us that this is the same Basement Jaxx that brought us "Where’s Your Head At," and while the duo couldn’t possibly recreate the brilliant intensity of Rooty’s third single, they come astonishingly close on "Lucky Star." As the lyric suggests, the song’s elements – the simple 4/4 beat, the Eastern motif – are entirely recycled, but seriously, only losers even mention that. This is dance music of the highest order.

[Kareem Estefan]

11. Justin Timberlake – Rock Your Body

With the Neptunes bridging the gap between the street, the charts and The Wire, Justin’s *NSYNC past was instantly forgiven lest the critics be caught on the wrong side of cool. Justin, rooted to the simple disco beat and a body-popping emboldening bass line, beseechingly beatboxes all the ladies in the club to have a little dance with him. But it’s the duet on the bridge that makes this song more than your average 'check me out, I’m fly' ditty; the rising bass and handclaps warming up the song as it shifts into the fantastically entwining overlapping boy/girl vocals. And for all you crusty toed old farts out there invoking the spectre of Off The Wall: it’s not Justin doing Jackson, it's Pharrell doing Quincy.

[Scott McKeating]

10. Panjabi MC – Beware of the Boys (Mundian To Bach Ke)

The original version is bhangra nirvana; pure, sublimely sustained pleasure. The Jay-Z remix is the niftiest bit of post-9/11 political protest this side of the last Sleater-Kinney record, as Jay, hardly the first artist one would think of as being outspokenly political, raps, "We rebellious / we back home screamin’ leave Iraq alone / for all my soldiers in the field, I will wish you safe return / but only love kills war, when will they learn?"

[Josh Timmermann]

9. Justin Timberlake – Cry Me A River

Forget for a moment that this is Justin Timberlake – the man who revolutionized the very idea of metrosexuality, garnered about $30 million in the past coupla years, got Punk’d like every week with Hilary Duff, does color commentary for TNT basketball games, made listening to radio okay again for all you Archers of Loaf fans – again? – the McMan – and remember that this is a twenty-two year old realizing he just lost the hottest girl on the whole planet to Fred Durst. An army of Justintron3000s wipe a wide-screen palette of falsetto all up in yr skull as electric organs trip and stutter and march into your eventual death. Dude is pissed. To an skittering offbeat drum, the mechanical army slaps and bounces and advances, pacing close enough to you that you just can’t stand it, computerized breath in your face as those robo-nostrils flare with bilious anger. You don’t have to say what you did. The title – the mantra – pounces right in front as the track gets louder and longer, the real Justin swerving in and out of his multitracked vocal clones, popping up every so often to remind you that resistance is futile – he already knows what you did. Everyone – including you – already knows he’s been down ... there ... before. Go on, baby. Cry.

[Sam Bloch]

8. Lil Jon and The Eastside Boyz feat. Ying-Yang Twins – Get Low

Hitting the radio in late spring 2003, after a year of near complete Neptunes chart-domination, "Get Low" was the perfect grimy antidote to Pharell and Chad’s unrelenting smoothness. But "Get Low" is so much more than just another dirty south club banger. Not only do Lil Jon and the Eastside Boyz provide – count them! – five spectacular call-and-response chants, but they also offer two endearingly retarded Ying-Yang Twins verses and a dance-craze pastiche ("Bend over to the front touch toes/Back dat ass up and down and get low") that makes Nelly’s “Shake Ya Tailfeather” look all the more flaccid. And all delivered to your door in five and a half minutes. There’s not a song on earth that could better ingratiate a dreadlocked, platinum-grilled, gravel-mouthed sweaty-balled super-producer to the American public.

[Colin Beckett]

7. Junior Senior – Move Your Feet

Smashing as 2003 has generally been for singles, there remained a ton of shit in the charts for large parts of the year. This only served to make 'Move Your Feet' sparkle all the brighter, as a song that sounded really happy to be there. "You y-y-you you sing along!" And they meant it! And once you’d got past the fact it wasn’t Michael Jackson singing, and this would be used to soundtrack all 'happy' moments on TV till the Basement Jaxx album came out, you were more than willing to mean it too. 'Move Your Feet' – because beauty needs no acoustic guitar.

[William Swygart]

6. !!! – Me and Giuliani Down By the Schoolyard (A True Story)

After hearing this song for the first time, I unhesitatingly put all my chips on discopunk being the musical movement of my young life. Time (and the upcoming !!! full-length album) may or may not prove me right, but in the meantime, I’ll be too busy cutting loose and, ahem, shaking that butt. “Me and Giuliani…” plays like the perfect encapsulation of almost 25 years of indie-dance, ranging from Gang of Four's "To Hell With Poverty" to The Stone Roses' "Fools' Gold" all the way up to The Rapture's "House of Jealous Lovers," all strewn together in the most blissful medley ever conceived. The lyrics pit half-assed politics against full-assed booty shaking, but the winner remains "oooh, tsk tsk oooh…chika uh uh uh."

[Andrew Unterberger]

5. Kelis – Milkshake

"Milkshake" was the most ravenous single this year – three minutes shot through with electric-blue synth-raunch, naughty playground boasts, and an occasional chime that induced all the shivering ecstasy of some nonexistent sexual timpani. The single further asserted Kelis' dominance as hip-pop's twisted muse, a proud, orange-maned tigress of a woman equally prone to vitriolic anti-male freak-outs (No doubt any guy who heard 1999's blistering "Caught Out There" still recoils at its biting meltdown of a chorus, "I HATE – YOU – SO MUCH RIGHT NOW!") as to the breathy, naive sound-coitus of "Milkshake." And then there's the hook, which appeals to both 1) Our desire to see Kelis' "milk" "shake", and 2) Our desire for a milkshake (In short, everything I want at this moment). Throw in a few "La-la...la-la, la"s, perfectly syncopated with the Neptunes' electro-fried squelch-slabs, and you have a song so good it took the U.S. pop market four months to catch on. Through it all, Kelis sounds by turns lusty, insatiable, and (best of all) EVIL; She wants it, but not from you; she wants you dead. The only song this year to make me into a gape-mouthed, clammy worm over its singer – and its sturm-und-drang crunkness slays on the dance floor to boot. Perfect.

[Eric Seguy]

4. Beyonce – Crazy in Love

Generally, I’m against the use of songs (or, more specifically, songs I like) in television commercials, as it tends to drain them of the charms they initially possessed (see Basement Jaxx's "Where’s Your Head At"). However, "Crazy in Love" has proved something of an exception. Played over that endlessly run Pepsi ad, it somehow works. Jaded party-poopers might argue that this is because the song itself is as much a product of calculated marketing as the one it’s advertising, but the real reason it works is because it’s, quite simply, that good. Even after hearing it a good hundred or so times this year (at least in parts), I still get excited every time I hear that fantastic opening. "Yesss!" says Beyonce’s beau, to kick things off – and I echo his enthusiasm.

[Josh Timmermann]

3. Dizzee Rascal – I Luv U

The original version is ironic: love depicted as a power struggle, flirtation as jockeying for position as the most aloof and detached. Set over icy synths and beats dripping with bass-heavy causticity, "I Luv U" is one of the most distinctive singles of the year, as well as recent memory; it warps established musical and lyrical tradition into something corrosively compelling. The lighter-toned Sharkey remix reveals a more sentimental Dizzee longing for the idyllic simplicity of teenage love, a concept foreign to those who must grow up too fast. This sounds like the future – a frightening one.

[Gavin Mueller]

2. R. Kelly - Ignition (Remix)

It's not very often that you get to see history unfold before your very eyes, and when it does, you barely know it. The first time I heard the "Ignition (Remix)" back in February, the smooth brilliance of its silky groove was immediate, yet I didn't then understand the implications that would follow. So here I am, 10 months later, throwing a 36 minute loop of the tune on repeat – you cannot hear this song enough. It's a natural phenomenon – it's crop circles atop a stretch Navigator, Stonehenge constructed from empty bottles of Cristal – and it will engulf us all. Some days I think it was constructed in a lab, others I wonder if what R. Kelly did is tantamount to stumbling upon the cure for cancer with a toothbrush and a wire hanger. Either way, it just goes to show you that you can get away with fucking anything if you give it a little falsetto.

[Colin McElligatt]

1. OutKast – Hey Ya

"But it’s got nothing to do with hip hop!" cry the critics determined to see black music delineated down narrowly defined routes of progression; broadly speaking, spontaneity over deliberation, the visceral over the intellectual, the emotional over the mechanical, the spiritual over the psychedelic; essentially limiting black music to the age-old templates of jazz, soul, blues and gospel, the patterns we’re used to and feel safe with. This is to conveniently forget that Miles Davis scored orchestras, that Sly Stone dabbled in synaesthesia, that Chuck D has a brain, that Michael Jackson has always been about spectacle over substance. Despite hip hop’s complete and unassailable dominance of mainstream pop over the last few years it seems that some commentators are still unhappy to see it step out of the ghetto or away from the block party, much as Joseph Conrad admired the physiques but refused (or was unable) to perceive the characters of the inhabitants of the Congo that he observed in Heart Of Darkness 100 years ago. It seems some of us haven’t come that far in a century. Big Boi and Andre 3000 are having none of it though. Outkast have always demonstrated an intellect and artifice, not to mention an idiosyncratic aesthetic sense and musicality, which marked them out from their contemporaries, and with "Hey Ya" Dre in particular pushed it to the absolute limit. The tune itself might not be much more than an effervescent acoustic strum, but the accompanying ephemera cemented it’s absolute mastery. The intensifying digital effects, beatifically nonsensical lyrics ("what’s cooler than being cool? ICE COLD!", "shake it like a Polaroid picture"), the doppelganger/simulacra laden video-pastiche, handclaps, harmonious chorus, overt sexuality ("don’t want to meet your momma / just want to make you come-ah") and Technicolor groove added up to something very special, not to mention nigh-on irresistible. A future of music? Absolutely not; "Hey Ya" was a glorious, unifying, joy-filled present.

[Nick Southall]



STYLUS MAGAZINE'S WORST SINGLES OF 2003

10. Ashley Hamilton – Wimmin

When I heard "Wimmin", I pulled it out of the CD-Rom drive – I didn't even press the button and wait, I clawed it open with my fingers – and smashed it. Sample lyric: "If your daddy didn't love you let me give you validation – nice tits, nice ass". Apart from the swaggering, Nu-Lad braggadocio of the "lyrics" (which are so horrifically misogynistic they're almost funny), musically, "Wimmin" is a stale re-heat of everything Robbie Williams had outgrown and left behind years ago. It's almost tragic, really: too old for his pop debut at 28, and superannuated before he'd even begun.

[Clem Bastow]

9. Metallica – St. Anger

But I guess this is supposed to be Metallica’s powerhouse return to Los Rock, so Sir Hetfield digs through the past, dragging up direct quotes from the group therapist ("I want my anger to be healthy!"), deep personal admittances ("I’m madly in anger with you!"), and his diary from sophomore year ("I feel my earth shake, just like an earthquake"). So we have Metallica, back from the brink, taking it back to the old skool for seven excruciatingly shitty minutes. With growling. And guttural bass breakdowns. Eight times each. And two different songs shoved together. And the drums sound like ... well, I guess "balls" would be an apt comparison. Sir Hetfield implores You, Listener to join them! by adding gratuitous F-bombs all over the place – "fuckin’ no regrets," "fuck it all," "fuckin’ Dirty Sanchez all over your face." Ah yes. The youth and vigor is back. Come on boys. Let’s ride off into the sunset.

[Sam Bloch]

8. Jennifer Lopez – I'm Glad

J. Lo's pop career continues on auto-pilot – why do people even care about these songs? In what is perhaps a gauche stab at crossover appeal, "I'm Glad" attempts to mine the rift between ballad and dance beats, but fails to strike gold. Or silver. Or even aluminum. Chalk it up to the hollow production and an overuse of sappy harp washes. Completely worthless – ahem, aside from the video.

[Dane Schultz]

7. Limp Bizkit – Eat You Alive

In which we find Sir Frederick Durst gleaning trickles of sustenance from regurgitated mosh-riffs whilst claiming to devour everything in his path. With their thick-skulled fanbase pulling up stakes and heading for the comparatively greener pastures of Linkin Park and Evanescence, even a fantastically self-delusional egotist like Durst must come to terms with the fact that everyone cares more about his fling with Britney than any of the turds he's dropping on wax. And no one really cares about that any more. Zounds!

[Gavin Mueller]

6. Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl

'Are You Gonna Be My Girl' is the deadest piece of flotsam this decade has spat out thus far. The intro is good, because it’s nicked off The Supremes, or Iggy Pop, or several other people. What follows is 'blues-rock' as re-imagined by the writers of Hollyoaks, hammered into conveniently cliché-shaped tablets of 'big riff', and "You look so fine and I really wanna make you mine", and 'tambourines and whoops'. Equation: being rock = being cool = being a cunt. Vile, heartless, bullshit.

[William Swygart]

5. Jason Mraz – The Remedy

The AMG entry for Jason Mraz explains why you hate the man perfectly. He’s a devotee of Dave Matthews, described as "roots rock with the poeticisism of coffeehouse folk, elements of jazz, and the rhythmic charge of hip-hop", he’s wearing a mesh trucker hat, and he’s hooked up with that great melanoma on pop’s skin in the '03, The Matrix. It’d be tempting to say that this record features in our bottom 10 as a representative of all the hurt those three producers of the apocalypse have brought us in 2003, but Mraz’s own unique brand of self-satisfied, pseudo-intellectual, appalingly lyricised shite is in a world of hurt Hillary Duff can’t even dream of.

[Dom Passatino]

4. Madonna – American Life

After her terrific last record, it would’ve seemed fair to guess that she was back on the right track. Wrong: Madonna, a pop genius responsible for classics like "Open Your Heart," "Like a Prayer," "Into the Groove" (no, NOT the damn Gap remake!), and, more recently, the beautiful "Don’t Tell Me," has reduced herself to this, a crass, condescending attempt at fashionably cynical social commentary. There’s no denying that she’s a first-rate provocateur when it comes to the sexual politics that have been her raison d’etre from the start; it’s politics of any other sort that trip her up.

[Josh Timmermann]

3. Uncle Kracker – Drift Away

How helpful of Kid Rock second fiddle (raise your hand if you'd end it all right there) Uncle Kracker to transport a cheesy, awful song that has clogged AM radio for years to the other side of the dial, where it can terrorize us on the modern rock stations that play everywhere we go. This insipid attempt to canonize a nauseating slice of the worst kind of 1970s easy listening is sickening in its motives, and, with original singer Dobie Gray taking a break from the casino circuit to duet, simply pointless in its execution. Yet at the same time, it's relieving to see Sir Kracker bite the bullet and accept the fact that his lineage is more Eddie Money than Jam Master Jay. The only question is, when this song is spitting out of an oldies station at the Chik-fil-a thirty more years from now, who will grab the torch and start the whole sorry cycle all over again?

[Colin McElligatt]

2. Elephant Man – Pon De River Pon De Bank

The Year Dancehall Blew Up is also The Year Every Dancehall Single Became a Hit Regardless of Quality. Alternating between passable ragga toasting and clumsy crooning, Elephant Man's irritatingly manic enthusiasm is fought every step of the way by a beat that sounds like it was culled together a jam session of attention-deficient eight-year-olds wielding Casios. It's too bad; El sounds eager to please, even ingratiating. Next time he'll have to come up with something with some semblance of catchiness, or I'm reaching for the Ritalin.

[Gavin Mueller]

1. Black-Eyed Peas – Where Is The Love

We thought Justin could do no wrong as he towered over 2003 like a beautiful, benevolent musical colossus; oh how wrong we were. Away from the watchful gaze of Timbaland and The Neptunes, he helped Black Eyed Peas inflict us with this pious monstrosity, which became the year's inescapable and faintly nauseous moment of mediocre ubiquity. Quite what he did to help them is unclear; his name's on the writing credit, but I'm damned if I can remember him participating in the actual song or video. Which on one hand is confusing if you consider the sheer volume of time it spent rotating on MTV and the like, but on the other hand is not at all confusing when one takes into account that every time the fucking thing came on I switched channels (generally to be confronted with the exact same fucking tune on some other fucking 'music' channel), or else made a hasty and profane exit from the room. If only this platitudinous, unappealing response to 9/11 had exited the year with the same speed.

[Nick Southall]



Individual Favorite Singles of 2003 Lists


Scott McKeating

1. Sean Paul - Like Glue
2. Darius - Incredible
3. Justin Timberlake - Rock Your Body
4. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Can’t Stop
5. Dizzee Rascal – I Luv You
6. Foo Fighters - Times Like These
7. Johnny Cash - Hurt
8. Pharell – Frontin’
9. Simply Red - Fake (radio mix)
10. Twilight Singers – Black is the Colour
11. Blur – Out of Time
12. Snoop - Beautiful
13. Zwan - Honestly
14. Feeder - Forget About Tomorrow
15. Springsteen - Lonesome Day
16. Lamb Quarter- Cockfight
17. Talib Kweli - Get By
18. Arab Strap - The Shy Retirer E.P
19. Lemar – Dance With You
20. Audio Bullys – The Things


Colin McElligatt

1. R. Kelly - Ignition (Remix)
2 Dizzee Rascal - I Luv U
3. Beyonce feat. Jay-Z - Crazy In Love
4. Lil Jon & the Eastside Boyz - Get Low
5. Girls Aloud - No Good Advice
6. Kelis - Milkshake
7. Kanye West - Through The Wire
8. Beyonce feat. Ghostface - Summertime (Remix)
9. Killer Mike - A.D.I.D.A.S.
10. Young Gunz - Can't Stop, Won't Stop
11. Ludacris - Stand Up
12. Punjabi Mc Ft. Jay-Z - Beware Of The Boys
13. Outkast - Hey Ya
14. Blondie - Good Boys
15. Junior Senior - Move Your Feet
16. Sugababes - Hole In The Head
17. The Lucksmiths - Midweek Midmorning
18. Lil Kim - The Jump Off
19. Chingy feat. Snoop Dogg - Holidae In
20. Exploding Hearts - We Don't Have To Worry Anymore


Colin Beckett

1. R. Kelly - Ignition (Remix)
2. Lil Jon & the Eastside Boyz - Get Low
3. Kelis - Milkshake
4. Punjabi MC feat. Jay-Z - Beware of the Boys
5. Girls Aloud - No Good Advice
6. Kanye West-Through The Wire
7. Lil Kim - The Jump Off
8. Young Gunz - Can't Stop, Won't Stop
9. Outkast - Hey Ya
10.R. Kelly feat. Big Tigga - Snake
11.Ludacris - Stand Up
12. Sean Paul - Get Busy
13. Murphy Lee - What Da Hook Gon Be
14.Wayne Wonder - No Letting Go
15. Saturday Looks Good To Me - Until the World Stops Turning
16. Killer Mike - A.D.I.D.A.S.
17. M.Ward - Vincent O'Brien
18. David Banner feat. Lil Flip - Like a Pimp
19. Chingy ft. Snoop and Ludacris - Holidae In
20. Talib Kweli - Get By


Ed Howard

1. OutKast - Flip-Flop Rock
2. Diverse - Explosive
3. The Roots - The Seed
4. Johnny Cash - Hurt
5. OutKast - Hey Ya
6. Zwan - Honestly
7. Junior Boys - Birthday
8. OutKast - The Way You Move
9. The Flaming Lips - Fight Test
10. Eminem - Business
11. OutKast - Ghetto Musick
12. Panjabi MC - Mundian To Bach Ke
13. Aesop Rock - Freeze
14. Missy Elliott - Gossip Folks
15. R.E.M. - Bad Day
16. Broadcast - Pendulum
17. Souls of Mischief - Spark
18. Nas - I Can
19. Pole - Slow Motion


Todd Burns

1. Junior Boys - Birthday
2. t.a.T.u. - Not Gonna Get Us
3. Dizzee Rascal – I Luv U
4. Matthew Dear - Dog Days
5. !!! - Me and Giuliani Down By the Schoolyard (A True Story)
6. R. Kelly - Ignition (Remix)
7. Girls Aloud - No Good Advice
8. Wayne Wonder - No Letting Go
9. T. Raumscmeiere- Monstertruckdriver
10. Heiko Voss - I Think About You
11. Nick Cannon feat. B2K - Feelin' Freaky
12. Baby feat. Clipse - What Happened to that Boy?
13. OutKast - Hey Ya
14. M83- Run Into Flowers
15. Coldplay - Clocks
16. T.I. - 24's
17. Borneo & Sporenburg - Boys In Shorts
18. Kardinal Offishall - Bellydancer
19. David Banner- Like A Pimp
20. Lil Jon feat. Ying Yang Twins - Get Low


Nick Southall

1. Lumidee – Never Leave You (Uh-Oh)
2. !!! – Me & Giuliani Down By The School Yard (A True Story)
3. Justin Timberlake – Cry Me A River
4. Outkast – Hey Ya
5. Sugababes – Hole In The Head
6. The Postal Service – Such Great Heights
7. Outkast – Ghettomusick
8. Kelis – Milkshake
9. Lil Kim - The Jump Off
10. Snoop Dogg – Beautiful
11. Girls Aloud – Sound Of The Underground
12. Missy Elliott – Pass That Dutch
13. Beyonce – Crazy In Love
14. British Sea Power – Remember Me
15. Richard X vs Liberty X – Being Nobody
16. Siobhan Donaghy – Overrated
17. Basement Jaxx – Lucky Star
18. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps
19. Dizzee Rascal – I Luv U
20. Elephant Man – Fuck You Sign


Gentry Boeckel

1. Outkast - Hey Ya!
2. Stars - Elevator Love Letter
3. Polyphonic Spree - Soldier Girl (Remix)
4. Clearlake - Almost The Same
5. Hidden Cameras – Ban Marriage
6. Yeah Yeah Yeah's - Maps
7. Raveonettes - That Great Love Sound
8. Dido - White Flag
9. Fountains of Wayne - Stacey's Mom
10. The Postal Service - Such Great Heights
11. Dizee Rascal – I Luv You
12. Basement Jaxx - Lucky Star
13. Belle and Sebastian – Step Into My Office, Baby
14. Coldplay - Clocks
15. Broadcast - Pendulum
16. Four Tet - She Moves She
17. t.a.T.u. - How Soon Is Now
18. Radiohead – There There
19. Manitoba – Jacknuggeted
20. Evanescence - Bring Me To Life


John Brandt

1. R. Kelly - Ignition (remix)
2. Junior Boys - Birthday
3. Lil Jon and the Eastside Boys feat. Ying Yang Twins - Get Low
4. Juelz Santana - Dipset Anthem (Santana’s Town)
5. David Banner - Choose Me (Screwed and Chopped by Michael Watts)
6. David Banner featuring Lil’ Flip - Like a Pimp
7. Young Gunz - Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop
8. Baby featuring Clipse - What Happened to That Boy
9. OutKast - Hey Ya!
10. Murphy Lee - What Da Hook Gon Be?
11. Nelly, Diddy, and Murphy Lee - Shake Ya Tailfeather
12. B2K featuring Diddy - Bump Bump Bump
13. Kelis - Milkshake
14. Michelle Branch - Are You Happy Now?
15. The Rapture - House of Jealous Lovers
16. Good Charlotte - Girls and Boys
17. Chingy - Right Thurr
18. Fabolous feat. Mike Shorey - Make U Mine
19. P.O.D. - Will You
20. Simple Plan - Perfect


Dane Schultz

1. R. Kelly - Ignition (Remix)
2. Outkast - Hey Ya!
3. Dizzee Rascal - I Luv U
4. Junior Senior - Move Your Feet
5. Jay-Z - La La La (Excuse Me Miss Again)
6. Busta Rhymes - Light Ya Ass on Fire
7. Kanye West - Through the Wire
8. Basement Jaxx Ft. Dizzee Rascal - Lucky Star
9. Lil Jon And Tha Eastside Boyz feat. Ying Yang Twins - Get Low
10. Sean Paul - Get Busy
11. Girls Aloud - No Good Advice
12. The Rapture - I Need Your Love
13. David Banner feat. Lil Flip - Like a Pimp
14. Bonecrusher feat. Killer Mike and T.I. - Never Scared
15. Missy Elliot - Pass That Dutch
16. t.a.T.u. - Not Gonna Get Us
17. Ludacris - Stand Up
18. Three-6-Mafia feat. Lil Flip - Ridin Spinners
19. Kardinal Offishal - Bellydancer
20. Killer Mike feat. Big Boi And Sleepy Brown - A.D.I.D.A.S.


Josh G. Love

1. Outkast – Hey Ya!
2. Kanye West – Through the Wire
3. The Darkness – I Believe in a Thing Called Love
4. Beyonce feat. Jay-Z – Crazy in Love
5. Postal Service – The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
6. Bubba Sparxxx – Deliverance
7. Dizzee Rascal – I Luv U
8. Kelis – Milkshake
9. Justin Timberlake – Rock Your Body
10. Broken Social Scene – Stars and Sons
11. Basement Jaxx feat. Dizzee Rascal – Lucky Star
12. Coldplay – Clocks (Remix)
13. Junior Senior – Move Your Feet
14. Panjabi MC feat. Jay-Z – Beware of the Boys
15. Young Gunz – Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop
16. Outkast – The Way You Move
17. The Strokes – 12:51
18. Alicia Keys - You Don't Know My Name
19. Missy Elliot - Pass That Dutch
20. Ludacris – Stand Up


Dom Passantino

1. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Babe I’m On Fire
2. R. Kelly - Ignition (Remix)
3. Fallacy feat. Tubby T - Big N Bashy
4. Johnny Cash - Hurt
5. Fountains of Wayne - Stacey’s Mom
6. R.E.M. - Bad Day
7. Sean Paul - Get Busy
8. Gold Chains - Nada
9. Alkaline Trio - We’ve Had Enough
10. Critically Acclaimed - Wallflower
11. t.a.T.u. – How Soon Is Now
12. Outkast - Hey Ya!
13. Panjabi MC - Jogi
14. DJ Format feat. Abdominal - The Hit Song
15. Killer Mike feat. Big Boi - A.D.I.D.A.S.
16. t.a.T.u. - Not Gonna Get Us
17. Belle and Sebastian - Step Into My Office Baby
18. Stacey Oricco - Stuck
19. Stylophonic - If Everybody In The World (Loved Everybody In The World)
20. Transplants - Diamonds And Guns


Sam Bloch

1. !!! - Me and Giuliani Down By The Schoolyard (A True Story)
2. R. Kelly - Ignition (Remix)
3. The Strokes - 12:51
4. Justin Timberlake - Cry Me A River
5. OutKast - Hey Ya!
6. Justin Timberlake - Rock Your Body
7. Junior Senior - Move Your Feet
8. Coldplay - Clocks
9. Kelis - Milkshake
10. Beyonce - Crazy In Love
11. OutKast - Flip/Flop Rock
12. Missy Elliott - Pass That Dutch
13. Electric Six - Danger! High Voltage
14. Bubba Sparxxx - Deliverance
15. M83 - Run Into Flowers
16. Phantom Planet - Big Brat
17. t.a.T.u. - Not Gonna Get Us
18. Broken Social Scene - Stars and Sons
19. Panjabi MC feat. Jay-Z - Beware Of The Boys
20. Ludacris - Stand Up


Kareem Estefan

1. Dizzee Rascal – I Luv U
2. !!! – Me and Giuliani Down by the Schoolyard (A True Story)
3. R. Kelly – Ignition (Remix)
4. Four Tet – She Moves She
5. Outkast – Hey Ya!
6. Manitoba – Jacknuggeted
7. M83 – Run Into Flowers
8. Junior Senior – Move Your Feet
9. T. Raumschmiere – Monstertruckdriver
10. Manitoba – Hendrix with KO
11. Radiohead – There There
12. Flaming Lips – Fight Test
13. Beyonce – Crazy in Love
14. Radiohead – 2+2=5
15. Fog – What A Day Day
16. Postal Service - Such Great Heights
17. Kelis – Milk Shake
18. Basement Jaxx feat. Dizzee Rascal – Lucky Star
19. Broken Social Scene - Stars and Sons
20. Outkast - Ghettomusick


Clem Bastow

1. The Darkness - I Believe In A Thing Called Love'
2. Missy feat. Ludacris - Gossip Folks
3. Outkast - Hey Ya!
4. Cooper Temple Clause - Promises, Promises
5. Lil Kim - The Jump Off
6. The Darkness - Growing On Me
7. Beyonce - Crazy In Love
8. The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster - Psychosis Safari
9. Justin Timberlake - Rock Your Body
10. Xtina - The Voice Inside
11. P.Diddy, Nelly, and Murphy Lee - Shake Ya Tailfeather
12. Crooklyn Clan/Fatman Scoop - Get Your Hands Up
13. Dirt McGirt feat. Pharrell - Pop Shit
14. Young Heart Attack - Over And Over
15. Electric Six - Gay Bar
16. Tegan & Sara - I Hear Noises
17. Liam Lynch - United States Of Whatever
18. Sean Paul - Get Busy
19. Abs - Stop Sign


Gavin Mueller

1. R. Kelly - Ignition (Remix)
2. Dizzee Rascal - I Luv U
3. Juelz Santana - Santana's Town (Dipset Anthem)
4. Baby feat. Clipse - What Happened to that Boy?
5. Lil Jon and the Eastside Boyz feat. Ying Yang Twins - Get Low
6. Kelis - Milkshake
7. Justin Timberlake - Cry Me a River
8. David Banner - Like a Pimp
9. Dizzee Rascal - Fix Up, Look Sharp
10. t.a.T.u. - Not Gonna Get Us
11. T. Raumschmiere - Monstertruckdriver
12. Lil Kim - The Jump Off
13. Victor Vaughn - Rae Dawn
14. Ginuwine - Hell Yeah
15. R. Kelly - Thoia Thoing
16. Jay-Z - La La La (Excuse Me Miss Again)
17. 50 Cent - In Da Club
18. Freeway - Flipside
19. Goldfrapp - Train
20. Chingy - Right Thurr


Josh Timmermann

1. The New Pornographers - The Laws Have Changed
2. Panjabi MC feat. Jay-Z - Beware of the Boys (remix)
3. OutKast - Hey Ya!
4. Justin Timberlake - Cry Me a River
5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
6. Dido - White Flag
7. The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
8. 50 Cent - In Da Club
9. Beyonce feat. Sean Paul- Baby Boy
10. Basement Jaxx feat. Dizzee Rascal - Lucky Star
11. Dizzee Rascal - I Luv U
12. Beyonce feat. Jay-Z - Crazy in Love
13. Electric Six - Danger! High Voltage
14. Missy Elliott - Pass That Dutch
15. Fannypack - Cameltoe
16. Justin Timberlake - Senorita
17. Justin Timberlake - Rock Your Body
18. R. Kelly - Ignition (Remix)
19. The Roots feat. Cody ChesnuTT - The Seed 2.0
20. Junior Senior - Move Your Feet


Andrew Unterberger

1. Dizzee Rascal – I Luv U
2. !!! - Me and Giuliani Down By the Schoolyard (A True Story)
3. R. Kelly – Ignition (Remix)
4. Outkast – Hey Ya!
5. Sean Paul – Like Glue
6. The Strokes – 12:51
7. Radiohead – There There
8. Primal Scream – Some Velvet Morning
9. Four Tet – She Moves She
10. Junior Senior – Move Your Feet
11. Achigram – Carnaval
12. Sean Paul feat. Sasha – I'm Still In Love With You
13. The Rapture – Sister Savior
14. t.a.T.u. – Not Gonna Get Us
15. Beyonce feat. Jay-Z – Crazy In Love
16. Missy Elliott – Gossip Folks
17. Ima Robot – Dynomite
18. Manitoba – Hendrix With KO
19. Broken Social Scene – Cause = Time
20. The Chemical Brothers feat. The Flaming Lips – The Golden Path


By: Stylus Staff
Published on: 2003-12-19
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