Poll

What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?

Justin Timberlake - "Sexy/Back"
0 (0%)
Outkast - "Hey Ya"
13 (46.4%)
Rihanna - "Umbrella"
0 (0%)
Carlos Santana feat. Rob Thomas - "Smooth"
1 (3.6%)
50 Cent - "In Da Club"
0 (0%)
Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx - "Gold Digger"
1 (3.6%)
Mariah Carey - "We Belong Together"
0 (0%)
Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris - "Yeah!"
6 (21.4%)
Eminem - "Lose Yourself"
0 (0%)
Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z - "Crazy In Love"
3 (10.7%)
Nickelback - "How You Remind Me"
0 (0%)
Ashanti - "Foolish"
0 (0%)
Nelly - "Hot In Herre"
0 (0%)
Alicia Keys - "Fallin"
0 (0%)
Mary J. Blige - "Family Affair"
0 (0%)
Soulja Boy Tell 'Em - "Crank That (Soulja Boy)"
0 (0%)
Flo Rida featuring T-Pain - "Low"
0 (0%)
Katy Perry - "I Kissed a Girl"
0 (0%)
Coldplay - "Viva La Vida"
0 (0%)
U2 - "Beautiful Day"
1 (3.6%)
Black Eyed Peas - "I Got a Feelin"
1 (3.6%)
Lady Gaga - "Poker Face"
0 (0%)
James Blunt - "You're Beautiful"
0 (0%)
Kelly Clarkson - "Since U Been Gone"
0 (0%)
Daniel Powter - "Bad Day"
0 (0%)
Gnarls Barkley - "Crazy"
2 (7.1%)

Total Members Voted: 28

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Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
« Reply #20 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).

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Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
« Reply #21 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.

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Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
« Reply #22 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.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
« Reply #23 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.
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Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
« Reply #24 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.

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Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
« Reply #25 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.

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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

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Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
« Reply #26 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.
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Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
« Reply #27 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.
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Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
« Reply #28 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.

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Re: What was the biggest hit song of the naughties?
« Reply #29 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.
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