Top Singles of 2005

by Winston "Stone" Ford


Single of the Year: Amerie – “1 Thing” – Regardless of whether you like this song or not, you have to admire this track's rise to the top. “One Thing” languished on the shelf for over a year before producer Rich Harrison leaked it to radio stations and internet sites (including my other site, AO) generating an underground buzz so strong that Amerie's record label couldn't repress it.

Honorable Menitons:

Young Jeezy ft. Jay-Z – “Go Crazy (Remix)”
Mempis Bleek ft. Jay-Z – “Dear Summer”
John Legend – “Ordinary People”
Alcia Keys – “Unbreakable”
Black Eyed Peas ft Cee-Lo, John Legend, Talib Kweli, and Q-Tip – “Like That”
Ludacris and Field Mob – “Georgia”
Da Backwoodz – “You're Gonna Love Me”
Three 6 Mafia – “Poppin' My Collar”
Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – “Welcome to Jamrock”
The Game ft. 50 Cent – “Hate It or Love It”
Amerie – “1 Thing”
Three 6 Mafia ft. Young Buck, Eightball & MJG – “Stay Fly”
Ying Yang Twins – “Wait (The Whisper Song)”
Common – “The Corner”
Busta Rhymes – “Touch It”
The Procussions – “Miss January”
Common – “Go”
D'Nell – “This Thing”
Gorillaz – “DARE”

That's it for now. I’ll be adding to this list whenever the spirit strikes me.

  • Miss Hipstah

    My top 20 for 2005

    Chemical Brothers ft. Q-Tip- ???Galvanize???
    Bloc Party ??? ???Banquet???
    Oneself ??? ???Fear the Labour???
    Damian Marley ??? ???Welcome to Jamrock???
    Leela James ??? ???Music???
    El Pus ??? ???Suburban Thuggin???
    Slick & Rose ??? ???Love Is???
    M.I.A. ??? ???Galang???
    LCD Soundsystem ??? ???Tribulations???
    Jason Forrest ??? ???War Photographer???
    Madonna ??? ???Hung Up???
    J???Davey ??? ???Mr. Mister???/???No More???
    Kanye West ft. Jamie Foxx ??? ???Golddigger???
    Purple Ribbon Allstars ??? ???Kryptonite???
    Aqualung ??? ???Brighter Than Sunshine???
    Gogol Bordello ??? ???Start Wearing Purple???
    Destiny???s Child ??? ???Lose My Breath???
    Dangerdoom ??? ???A.T.H.F. (Aqua Teen Hunger Force)???
    Squeak E. Clean Ft. Karen O. of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs ??? ???Hello Tomorrow (Full Mix)???
    Deep Dish ??? ???Flashdance???

    At least that's a selection of what I was listening to in 2005