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Title: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 02, 2009, 10:16:21 PM
Just perception wise - what was the track that reigned over the decade?
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: Kevin Shields on December 02, 2009, 10:17:07 PM
"Hey Ya"

Local boys represent!!!
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 02, 2009, 10:27:12 PM
hit the wrong button - if ya voted do it again.
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: Kevin Shields on December 02, 2009, 10:28:50 PM
Wait... "Smooth" was 1999.  And I still voted for Outkast.

Nickelturd is in that list?  Are you on crack?
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 02, 2009, 10:31:14 PM
Smooth topped the charts from 1999 and into 2000 and is the most popular song in the history of the billboard chart - figured it deserved a spot.
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: roujin on December 02, 2009, 10:31:22 PM
Numerous Lady Gaga songs.
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 02, 2009, 10:32:18 PM
oh, mods - change vote option please.
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: pixote on December 02, 2009, 11:11:36 PM
Daniel Powter Bad Day (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk_9sEhV3vM#normal)
The Idol decade.

Where's Lifehouse?!  :D

pixote
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: pixote on December 02, 2009, 11:21:30 PM
Destiny's Child - Say my name (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8SFVh5ONQA#normal)
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: roujin on December 02, 2009, 11:24:29 PM
pixote.
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: Colleen on December 02, 2009, 11:50:38 PM
I went with "Yeah!".  Maybe it's because of the local tie-in but it seemed like that song was in heavy rotation for about 2 straight years.
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: mañana on December 02, 2009, 11:56:18 PM
Hey Ya or Crazy in Love, if I'm understanding the question correctly.
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: Junior on December 03, 2009, 12:10:06 AM
Peace up, A-Town down.

But Crazy by Gnarls Barkley should probably also be on that list.
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: jbissell on December 03, 2009, 01:26:37 AM
I have to go with Hey Ya. When your grandma who lives in South Dakota knows a song by a rap group, it's the biggest hit song. Period.

Though I haven't really heard it in at least 2 years now...

My personal favorite from this list is Crazy in Love.
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: 'Noke on December 03, 2009, 01:44:34 AM
Hey Ya, but it could have been Umbrella or Poker Face(in fact it should have been poker face, heard that song too many times)

wish it was beautiful day or Lose yourself.
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: Bill Thompson on December 03, 2009, 03:38:25 AM
I went with Gold Digger, I recall hearing that one more than any other song on the list when it was really popular, even more than Hey Ya.
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: Emiliana on December 03, 2009, 04:46:16 AM
How did you come up with this list, Keith? Just songs that came to mind?

I voted Hey Ya as well.
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 03, 2009, 07:06:02 AM
Guys, the correct choice here is "Yeah!" even though it's not a great song. Besides, Miley rules this decade.
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 03, 2009, 09:43:50 AM
How did you come up with this list, Keith? Just songs that came to mind?

I voted Hey Ya as well.

mostly a list of the biggest #1 Bilboard hits of the decade.

added Clarkson & Powter.
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: pixote on December 03, 2009, 10:10:40 AM
added Clarkson & Powter.

No Gnarls?

And "I Gotta Feeling" is making a strong late push.

pixote
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: jbissell on December 03, 2009, 01:40:11 PM
I went with Gold Digger, I recall hearing that one more than any other song on the list when it was really popular, even more than Hey Ya.

Gold Digger didn't quite have that crossover appeal where people of all generations liked it, most likely because of the cursing and subject matter (Hey Ya is not quite so overt about being dirty).
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 03, 2009, 01:43:39 PM
For me its a toss up between "Hey Ya" and "Yeah!"

Not sure what was more prevalent - Li'l John impressions (aided by Chapelle Show) or shaking it like a polaroid picture.
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: pixote on December 21, 2009, 04:22:38 AM
I just heard "Mr. Brightside" on the radio.  Not sure how high it ever charted, but it seems like it'd fit in on this list pretty well.

edit: Per Wikipedia:

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In 2009 it was voted at Number 2 in UK radio station XFM's 100 Greatest Songs Of All Time [4] and later that year was voted XFM's Greatest Song Of The Decade.

On December 9 , 2009 it was again voted Song Of The Decade this time by another UK station Absolute Radio

The time it came in second was to Oasis' "Live Forever" — which sort of nullifies that whole list.

pixote
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: Holly Harry on December 21, 2009, 04:28:03 AM
I'm not really a top 40 listener at all, but I remember hearing "Yeah!" to the point of absurdity, more than any other song on this poll. How many times do you have to hear a CINECAST!ing song?

Maybe "Let It Burn" should be on the poll as well.
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: FifthCityMuse on December 21, 2009, 04:41:24 AM
Single Ladies could very well make a late run for it.

My vote is probably with Crazy tho. As much as I understand why people are voting Hey Ya, I feel like Crazy was literally everywhere for at least six months and still has a sustained presence. Hey Ya hasn't been around as much in the following years.
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 21, 2009, 10:58:43 AM
I just heard "Mr. Brightside" on the radio.  Not sure how high it ever charted, but it seems like it'd fit in on this list pretty well.

edit: Per Wikipedia:

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In 2009 it was voted at Number 2 in UK radio station XFM's 100 Greatest Songs Of All Time [4] and later that year was voted XFM's Greatest Song Of The Decade.

On December 9 , 2009 it was again voted Song Of The Decade this time by another UK station Absolute Radio

The time it came in second was to Oasis' "Live Forever" — which sort of nullifies that whole list.

pixote

Single Ladies could very well make a late run for it.

My vote is probably with Crazy tho. As much as I understand why people are voting Hey Ya, I feel like Crazy was literally everywhere for at least six months and still has a sustained presence. Hey Ya hasn't been around as much in the following years.

there would obviously be a lot of variability between countries
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: FroHam X on December 21, 2009, 11:05:29 AM
The problem here is that all these songs are so utterly disposable, that by the time the next one came along the previous one was already mostly forgotten. In that sense not on of these songs defines the decade more than another.


Also, I didn't know Anna from The O.C. was in the Bad Day video. She is pretty.
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: 'Noke on December 21, 2009, 11:12:09 AM
The problem here is that all these songs are so utterly disposable, that by the time the next one came along the previous one was already mostly forgotten. In that sense not on of these songs defines the decade more than another.


Also, I didn't know Anna from The O.C. was in the Bad Day video. She is pretty.

That's true, though I think Hey Ya will stand the test of time, and Mr Brightside/Beautiful Day are more like anomalys compared to the other pop hits (I know mr birghtside isnt up there but, come on.)

Also, I really like B.O.B. by Outkast.
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: Bill Thompson on December 21, 2009, 04:46:01 PM
The problem here is that all these songs are so utterly disposable, that by the time the next one came along the previous one was already mostly forgotten. In that sense not on of these songs defines the decade more than another.

Gold Digger and Hey Ya are many things, disposable isn't one of them.
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: Holly Harry on December 21, 2009, 04:50:13 PM
This may be an unpopular music opinion: Outkast is a great, great group (Aquemini and ATLiens are two of the best hip-hop albums of all time), but Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is a very overrated album.
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 21, 2009, 04:52:01 PM
This may be an unpopular music opinion: Outkast is a great, great group (Aquemini and ATLiens are two of the best hip-hop albums of all time), but Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is a very overrated album.

well one half of it is anyway.
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: Verite on December 21, 2009, 05:23:59 PM
It's interesting where the songs in this poll fall on Billboard's top songs of the decade (http://www.billboard.com/charts-decade-end/hot-100-songs?year=2009).  I had three candidates in mind: In Da Club, Yeah!, and Hot in Herre.  But the 50 Cent and Nelly ranked way lower than I expected; I figured they'd have been top ten.  I knew Mariah's song had major play on the radio and MTV, but I didn't know it was that big.

Britney's I'm a Slave 4 U and Snoop's Beautiful were other ubiquitous tracks.  The Neptunes killed it this decade.

And Yeah! is one of the worst songs I've ever heard in my life.  Can't believe people ate that shit up.
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: Verite on December 21, 2009, 05:25:26 PM
This may be an unpopular music opinion: Outkast is a great, great group (Aquemini and ATLiens are two of the best hip-hop albums of all time), but Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is a very overrated album.

My favorite of theirs is their debut.
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: jbissell on December 21, 2009, 08:30:33 PM
One of the most underrated pop songs of the decade? "1 Thing" by Amerie.
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: Corndog on December 22, 2009, 12:27:17 AM
Am I crazy to pick "Crazy"?
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: Paul Phoenix on May 10, 2016, 02:59:45 PM
I heard "I Got A Feelin'" wherever I went during the decade. It pretty much reigned over most of the music mediums I've encountered.

"Umbrella" comes a close second, and Gaga's presence was just as ubiquitous with her "Poker Face".
Title: Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
Post by: mañana on May 10, 2016, 05:39:44 PM
One of the most underrated pop songs of the decade? "1 Thing" by Amerie.
Great song.