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THIS SECTION LISTS, IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER, ALL TRACKS WHICH HIT NO.1 ON THE UNITED WORLD CHART

2000

That's The Way It Is - Celine Dion  8 weeks No.1  between week 52, 1999 and week 7, 2000
Labels: Epic / Columbia - Writers: Max Martin, Kristian Lundin, Andreas Carlsson - Producers: Max Martin, Kristian Lundin

"That's The Way It Is" is the lead single from Celine Dion's compilation 'All The Way...A Decade Of Song', released on November 1, 1999. It's an uptempo number, a joyful ode to holding the faith but allowing love to take its course when it's ready. "That's The Way It Is" was Celine's third global number one success and especially a huge airplay smash around the world. On the sales charts it reached no.12 in United Kingdom, no.8 in Germany, Austria and Spain, no.7 in the Netherlands and New Zealand, no.6 in France, no.3 in Italy and Norway, and no.2 in Sweden. In the latter country it reached a platinum certification, gold in Germany, Belgium and Australia. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Born To Make You Happy - Britney Spears  1 week No.1  week 8, 2000
Label: Jive - Writers: Kristian Lundin, Andreas Carlsson - Producer: Kristian Lundin

"Born To Make You Happy", released on December 6, 1999, as the fourth single for her debut studio album, Baby One More Time (1999). It was Britney's third global no.1. Before recording the song, Spears had to ask the writers of the song, Andreas Carlsson and Kristian Lundin, to re-write it, since it was a sexual song. The singer first recorded her vocals in March 1998, and re-recorded them later on the same year. The dance pop and teen pop song alludes to a relationship that a woman desires to correct, not quite understanding what went wrong, as she comes to realize that she was born to make her lover happy. "Born To Make You Happy" went to no.1 in United Kingdom and Ireland and to the Top 10 in many other countries. It reached also platinum certification in Sweden, Gold in Germany, and Silver in UK and France. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
What A Girl Wants - Christina Aguilera  1 week No.1  week 9, 2000
Label: RCA - Writers: Shelly Peiken, Guy Roche - Producer: Guy Roche

"What A Girl Wants" is taken from Christina Aguilera's self-titled debut album (1999) and the follow-up to her big debut smash "Genie In A Bottle". It was released on November 28, 1999. Originally the song was completed and pitched to RCA executive Ron Fair as "What A Girl Needs" and was renamed "What A Girl Wants", Fair later gave the track to Aguilera. A Spanish version of the song, titled "Una Mujer", was included on Aguilera's second studio album Mi Reflejo (2000). The song was described as a pop and R&B track and had similarities to "Genie In A Bottle". Commercially, the song became her second consecutive US Billboard Hot 100 number-one single, and topped the charts in New Zealand and Spain. Eventually it earned gold certifications in countries including Australia, Belgium, Sweden and the US. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely - Backstreet Boys  1 week No.1  week 10, 2000
Label: Jive - Writers: Max Martin, Herbie Crichlow - Producers: Max Martin, Kristian Lundin

"Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely" is taken from Backstreet Boys' third studio album, Millennium (1999) and was released as the third single from the album on December 21, 1999. It's a sad, pop and R&B ballad, with Latin pop influences. Lyrically, the song deals with heartbreak and how the protagonist is dealing with loneliness. "Show me the meaning of being lonely / Is this the feeling I need to walk with / Tell me why I can't be there where you are / There's something missing in my heart," they sing in the chorus. "Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely" climbed into the Top 10 in most countries, also peaking at number 3 on the UK Singles Chart and number 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
American Pie - Madonna  7 weeks No.1  between week 11, 2000 and week 17, 2000
Label: Maverick - Writer: Don McLean - Producers: Madonna, William Orbit

"American Pie" was originally written and released by American folk-rock singer and songwriter Don McLean and went to no.1 globally for two weeks in February 1972. Madonna released a cover version of the song in March 2000 to promote the soundtrack to her film The Next Best Thing (2000), with the song being serviced to radio on February 2, 2000. Her version is much shorter than the original (it contains only the beginning of the first verse and all of the second and sixth verses) and was recorded as a dance-pop song. Due to the success of the single, it was included as a bonus track on her 2000 studio album Music, making the song the first single of the new album, however it was not available on the North American version. The song was a worldwide hit, reaching no.1 in many countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Australia, Italy, Spain, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, and Finland. It was not released commercially in the United States, but it reached No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 due to strong radio airplay. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Wait & See ~ Risk - Hikaru Utada  1 week No.1  week 18, 2000
Label: Toshiba EMI - Writer: Hikaru Utada - Producers: Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis

"Wait & See ~ Risk" was released on April 19, 2000 and is Hikaru Utada's second global number one smash after "Addicted To You" nearly a half year ago. According to Oricon the song sold 804,570 singles in its first week at retail and became the no.3 single of 2000 in Japan with a total of more than 1,6 million singles sales. This song, like "Addicted To You", was produced and arranged by the American star producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The song's music video was directed by Wataru Takeishi. It features Utada flying around Shibuya on a futuristic speeder bike, while in another location she performs the song with two clones of herself. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Sakura Zaka - Masaharu Fukuyama  1 week No.1  week 19, 2000
Label: Universal Victor - Writer: Masaharu Fukuyama - Producers: Masaharu Fukuyama

"Sakura Zaka" (translated, 'Cherry Blossom Hill') is Masaharu's third global Top 10 smash and his first number one. The song was released on April 26, 2000 as the second single from his eighth studio album, F (2001). "Sakura Zaka" became a huge seller in Japan, topped the Oricon Singles Chart for three consecutive weeks and has sold over two million copies. It was the second most successful single of 2000 in this country, behind Southern All Stars' 'Tsunami'. The Recording Industry Association of Japan certified "Sakura Zaka" for two-times million. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Maria Maria - Santana feat. The Product G&B  1 week No.1  week 20, 2000
Label: Arista - Writers: Raul Rekow, Jerry Duplessis, Wyclef Jean, David Mcrae, Marvin Moore-Hough, Carlos Santana, Karl Perazzo - Producers: Wyclef Jean, Jerry Duplessis

"Maria Maria" was released on November 23, 1999 as the second single for Santana's album and multi-million seller Supernatural (1999). It reached number one in the United States and stayed there for ten weeks. Likewise it went to the top in Canada, Germany, France, Switzerland and got many platinum and gold certifications. "Maria Maria" reached no.2 on the Global Year-End Chart 2000 with 6.051.000 points. At the 2000 Grammy Awards, the song won the Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Carlos Santana has collaborated with Chef Roberto Santibañez to open five restaurants named Maria Maria, after the song. The majority are located in the San Francisco Bay Area, other locations include Arizona and Texas. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Oops!...I Did It Again - Britney Spears  9 weeks No.1  between week 21, 2000 and week 29, 2000
Label: Jive - Writers: Max Martin, Rami - Producers: Max Martin, Rami

"Oops!...I Did It Again" was released on March 27, 2000 as the lead single for Britney's second studio album with the same title (2000). Lyrically it speaks of a female who views love as a game, and she decides to use that to her advantage by playing with her lover's emotions. Its bridge features a dialogue which references the blockbuster film Titanic. "Oops!...I Did It Again" topped national singles charts in several international territories, in many of which it has additionally attained gold and platinum sales certifications, like in United Kingdom, Germany, France, Australia, Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, and Switzerland. An accompanying music video was directed by Nigel Dick. It depicts Spears in Mars, where she addresses an astronaut who has fallen in love with her. At the end of the year 2000 the song conquered no.3 on the Global Countdown Chart with a total of 5.995.000 points. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
It's My Life - Bon Jovi  5 weeks No.1  between week 30, 2000 and week 34, 2000
Label: Island - Writers: Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Max Martin - Producers: Luke Ebbin, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora

"It's My Life" is Bon Jovi's first single from the album Crush and was released on May 23, 2000. The song has many classic Bon Jovi features, such as Sambora's use of the talk box, and a line in the second verse "For Tommy and Gina, who never backed down" refers to Tommy and Gina, a fictional working class couple that Bon Jovi and Sambora first wrote about in their 1986 hit "Livin' On A Prayer". "It's My Life" is also notable for its line referencing fellow New Jerseyan Frank Sinatra: "My heart is like an open highway / Like Frankie said / I did it 'My Way'." The song charted in the top 10 across several countries and reached no.1 in Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland, but only number 33 in the USA. However, it has the distinction of making Bon Jovi the only band once classified as 1980s glam metal to reach the top 40 in the 2000s, a testament to how the song managed to introduce the band to a new, younger fanbase. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Breathless - The Corrs  1 week No.1  week 35, 2000
Label: Atlantic - Writers: Robert John "Mutt" Lange, The Corrs - Producer: Robert John "Mutt" Lange

"Breathless" was released on 18 July 2000, as the first single taken from the band's third studio album In Blue (2000). It's a pop and pop rock song, with lyrics about seduction and how when you're falling in love, you're just enticing that person to go one step further. It is considered their signature hit after became a big smash around the world, including hitting number 1 in Spain and United Kingdom. "Breathless" was one of the biggest airplay hits of the year 2000 and featured some years later in the opening scene of the film The Wedding Date (2005), starring Debra Messing. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Music - Madonna  12 weeks No.1  between week 36, 2000 and week 47, 2000
Label: Maverick - Writers: Madonna, Mirwais Ahmadzaï - Producers: Madonna, Mirwais Ahmadzaï

"Music" is a song from Madonna's eighth studio album with the same name (2000). It was released as the lead single from the album on August 21, 2000. The nexus of "Music" is about people having fun at a party, while Madonna claims that music makes people come together. Musically, it's a dance-pop and electropop song which provided a cross-section of Madonna's artistic range, as she delivers electronically manipulated vocals. "Music" peaked number one in many countries, including the USA, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Italy, and New Zealand and got many gold and platinum certifications around the world, in Australia even double-platinum. Its accompanying music video, directed by Jonas Åkerlund, portrays Madonna and her friends giving a party in her limousine, driven by comedian Ali G. On the Global Countdown 2000 "Music" snatched the pole position with 7.179.000 points. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Shape Of My Heart - Backstreet Boys  6 weeks No.1  between week 48, 2000 and week 1, 2001
Label: Jive - Writers: Max Martin, Rami Yacoub, Lisa Miskovsky - Producers: Max Martin, Rami

"Shape Of My Heart" was released on October 3, 2000 as the lead single from Backstreet Boys' fourth studio album, Black & Blue (2000). The song debuted and peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and number four in United Kingdom, while reaching number one in Canada, Italy, Norway, Sweden, and New Zealand. The music video for "Shape Of My Heart" was directed by Matthew Rolston from October 1 to October 2, 2000 at the Roberts Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. It is shot in monochrome with a blue tint, creating a black and blue look, hence the album's name. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)

2001

Independent Women (Part 1) - Destiny's Child  2 weeks No.1  between week 2, 2001 and week 3, 2001
Label: Columbia - Writers: Beyoncé Knowles, Cory Rooney, Samuel Barnes, Jean-Claude Olivier - Producers: Knowles, Poke & Tone, Rooney

"Independent Women" was first appeared on the soundtrack to the 2000 film adaption of Charlie's Angels and released on September 14, 2000. Later the song was included in the group's third studio album, Survivor (2001). It is also the first single with Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin on vocals. Originally, part two of the song was the actual song and part one was known as the Pasadena remix, but it was chosen in favor of the original and was dubbed part one. "Independent Women" held the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for eleven consecutive weeks from November 2000 to February 2001. Later it was named the 18th most successful song of the 2000s, on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade. (Wikipedia)
Don't Tell Me - Madonna  2 weeks No.1  between week 4, 2001 and week 5, 2001
Label: Maverick - Writers: Madonna, Mirwais Ahmadzaï, Joe Henry - Producers: Madonna, Mirwais Ahmadzaï

"Don't Tell Me" is the second single from Madonna's eighth studio album Music (2000) and was released on November 21, 2000. It's a country and dance song, with elements of trip hop and folk within its composition, and its lyrical content features "don't-tell-me-what-to-do" lyrics, where Madonna asks her lover to not tell her who she should love, or how she should love. The accompanying music video for "Don't Tell Me" was directed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino and featured Madonna as a cowgirl walking down an automated treadmill walkway in front of a projection screen, with cowboys dancing and playing on the sand in the video played on the screen behind her. (Wikipedia)
Love Don't Cost A Thing - Jennifer Lopez  4 weeks No.1  between week 6, 2001 and week 10, 2001
Label: Epic - Writers: Damon Sharpe, Greg Lawson, Georgette Franklin, Jeremy Monroe, Amille D. Harris - Producers: Ric Wake, Richie Jones, Cory Rooney

"Love Don't Cost A Thing", released on January 8, 2001, was recorded for Jennifer Lopez' second studio album, J.Lo (2001). At the time of the song's release, Lopez was transitioning into a sex symbol and in a relationship with American rapper Sean Combs. Lyrically, "Love Don't Cost a Thing" is described as an "exploration of love" in which Lopez is unhappy about her materialistic lover; provoking much media analysis as to whether or not it was an innuendo towards Combs. Ultimately, the pair's courtship ended shortly after its release. Described as "frothy" and "catchy" by critics, it was noted for its message about love and commercial appeal to females. "Love Don't Cost a Thing" peaked at number one in United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, Spain and New Zealand. (Wikipedia)
Can You Keep A Secret - Hikaru Utada  1 week No.1  week 9, 2001
Labels: Toshiba / EMI Japan - Writers: Hikaru Utada - Producer: Hikaru Utada

"Can You Keep A Secret" was Hikaru Utada's ninth single, released on February 16, 2001 and recorded for her second album Distance (2001). It was the theme song for a Japanese television drama called Hero, Utada made a cameo appearance as well as her acting debut in this drama as a waitress. "Can You Keep A Secret?" debuted at number one on the Oricon charts, selling massive 783,620 copies in its first week, and became the most successful single of 2001 in Japan with a total of more than 1,4 million sales. The music video for this song included a robot, whom Hikaru appeared to be in a relationship with. (Wikipedia)
It Wasn't Me - Shaggy feat. Ricardo 'Rikrok' Ducent  7 weeks No.1  between week 11, 2001 and week 17, 2001
Label: MCA - Writers: Shaggy, RikRok, Shaun Pizzonia, Braun Thompson - Producer: Shaun Pizzonia

"It Wasn't Me" is the first single from Jamaican-American reggae artist Shaggy's multi-platinum studio album Hot Shot (2000) and was released on September 11, 2000. The song features vocals from English singer Ricardo 'Rikrok' Ducent. The lyrics of the song depict one man asking his friend what to do after his girlfriend caught him having sex with another woman. His friend's advice is to deny everything, despite clear evidence to the contrary, with the phrase "It wasn't me." The song topped the charts in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Australia, the Netherlands, Austria and Ireland. It was the best-selling single of 2001 in the United Kingdom, selling over 1,15 million copies there in that year. On the Global Chart "It Wasn't Me" reached also the pole position of the year-end list 2001 with 6.218.000 points. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
All For You - Janet Jackson  4 weeks No.1  between week 18, 2001 and week 21, 2001
Label: Virgin - Writers: Janet Jackson, James Harris III, Terry Lewis, David Romani, Wayne Garfield, Mauro Malavasi - Producers: Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis

"All For You" was released on March 6, 2001 as the lead single from Janet Jackson's seventh studio album, All for You (2001). The song made radio history, becoming the first single to be added to every pop, rhythmic, and urban radio format within its first week of release in the USA. It also set the record for the highest debut of a song, which was not commercially available in both the United States and France. The song peaked atop the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks, making it the longest reigning hit of the year, and notably reached number one in Canada and Japan. "All For You" is considered one of Jackson's signature hits, and received a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording, ASCAP Award for Song of the Year, as well as several sales awards in the United Kingdom and Japan. (Wikipedia)
Survivor - Destiny's Child  5 weeks No.1  between week 22, 2001 and week 26, 2001
Label: Columbia - Writers: Beyoncé Knowles, Anthony Dent, Mathew Knowles - Producers: Knowles, Dent

"Survivor" is the second single from Destiny's Child's third studio album of the same name (2001) and was released on February 13, 2001. The song won the Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 2002 Grammy Awards and the 2001 MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B Video. Shot in January 2001, the video is styled in the sense of three survivors living on an uninhabited island. It also shows a brief prelude to how the girls got shipwrecked. "Survivor" went to number one in United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Netherlands and Norway, in the USA it stopped at number three. (Wikipedia)
Lady Marmalade - Chrstina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya & Pink  9 weeks No.1  between week 27, 2001 and week 35, 2001
Label: Interscope - Writers: Bob Crewe, Kenny Nolan - Producers: Rockwilder, Missy Elliott

The original version of that song was a global number one hit for the American girl group LaBelle in the springtime 1975. In 2001, "Lady Marmalade" was featured as part of a medley in the film Moulin Rouge!. For the film's soundtrack album, Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa and Pink recorded a cover version; it was released as the soundtrack's first single on March 27, 2001. A lyric was changed from the original version, with the song's setting being transferred from New Orleans to the Paris nightclub Moulin Rouge. "Lady Marmalade" reached the top position in many countries, like the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Spain, Sweden, Norway and Switzerland. The song placed at no.3 on the Global Year-End Chart 2001 with 5.428.000 points. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Someone To Call My Lover - Janet Jackson  1 week No.1  week 36, 2001
Label: Virgin - Writers: Janet Jackson, James Harris III, Terry Lewis, Dewey Bunnell - Producers: Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis

"Someone To Call My Lover" is another song from Janet Jackson's seventh studio album, All for You (2001). The single was released on June 26, 2001 and using a guitar riff from America's "Ventura Highway", and the melody from Erik Satie's "Gymnopedié No.1". At the time of recording, Jackson had just divorced her longtime husband, René Elizondo, Jr., after nearly ten years of marriage. This tune, and several of the other songs on the All for You album, use Jackson's divorce and re-emergence into single life as central themes. "Someone to Call My Lover" talks about being determined to find a perfect match. (Wikipedia)
Bootylicious - Destiny's Child  1 week No.1  week 37, 2001
Label: Columbia - Writers: Rob Fusari, Beyoncé Knowles, Falonte Moore, Stevie Nicks, Kelly Rowland - Producers: Fusari, Knowles, Moore

"Bootylicious" was released on May 20, 2001 and is another song by Destiny's Child's third studio album Survivor (2001). The song contains a prominent sample from Stevie Nicks's 1981 single "Edge Of Seventeen". Although the term "bootylicious" was first used in song by rapper Snoop Dogg in 1992, the popularity of this track caused the slang word to become widespread and it was added to the Oxford English Dictionary (defined as "(of a woman) sexually attractive") in 2004. 'Bootylicious' became the band's fourth U.S. consecutive number-one single. It also reached no.2 in Uniited Kingdom and no.4 in Canada and Australia. (Wikipedia)
Ain't It Funny - Jennifer Lopez  2 weeks No.1  between week 38, 2001 and week 39, 2001
Label: Epic - Writers: Jennifer Lopez, Cory Rooney - Producers: Cory Rooney, Dan Shea

"Ain't It Funny" was written for the Adam Shankman-directed romantic comedy The Wedding Planner (2001). Shankman, however, felt that the song had too much of a Latin-influence to be featured in the film, and it was instead included on Lopez's second studio album, J.Lo (2001). "Ain't It Funny" was released as the third single from the album on June 20, 2001. While watching a rough cut of The Wedding Planner, Jennifer Lopez and Cory Rooney brainstormed ideas for its accompanying soundtrack. The two "pulled different thoughts and feelings" from the film's scenes. The scene where Lopez's character is in the backseat of a car listening to Matthew McConaughey and Bridgette Wilson's characters talk about the wedding made Rooney think of the line "ain't it funny how some feelings you just can't deny and you can't move on even though you try". (Wikipedia)
Can't Get You Out Of My Head - Kylie Minogue  10 weeks No.1  between week 40, 2001 and week 51, 2001
Label: Parlophone - Writers: Cathy Dennis, Rob Davis - Producers: Cathy Dennis, Rob Davis

"Can't Get You Out Of My Head" was recorded for Kylie Minogue's eighth studio album Fever (2001). The song was released for the first time in Australia on September 8, 2001. It's a midtempo dance-pop song which lyrically details Minogue's obsession towards her lover. The song is famous for its "la la la" hook. "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" found commercial success on a large scale. It peaked at number one on the charts in so many countries like United Kingdom, Germany, France, Canada, Australia, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland e.t.c... The accompanying music video for the song was directed by Dawn Shadforth, and features Minogue performing various dance routines in different futuristic backdrops. It became notable for the revealing hooded white jumpsuit Minogue wore during one of the scenes. On the Global Chart it ranked at no.2 on the Year-End Chart with 5.536.000 points. But it charted still in 2002 for many weeks and with a total of 8.123.000 points "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" was the most successful global single release of 2001. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
You Rock My World - Michael Jackson  2 weeks No.1  between week 43, 2001 and week 44, 2001
Label: Epic - Writers: Michael Jackson, Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn Daniels, Nora Payne - Producers: Michael Jackson, Darkchild

"You Rock My World" is a song from Michael Jackson's tenth and final studio album Invincible (2001). It was released as the lead single from the album in August 22, 2001 and was Michael's last global number one smash. The lyrics pertain to being in love and trying to gain a woman's affection. Musically the song is a disco pop song with influences from Jackson's songs from his previous studio albums with Quincy Jones. "You Rock My World" reached the Top 10 in almost all countries, peaked at no.10 in the United States, at no.2 in United Kingdom, Canada and the Netherlands, at no.1 in France and at no.6 in Germany. As part of promotion for the song, a music video was released. The clip, which is thirteen and a half minutes long, was directed by Paul Hunter and features Chris Tucker. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Hero - Enrique Iglesias  5 weeks No.1  between week 52, 2001 and week 4, 2002
Label: Interscope - Writers: Enrique Iglesias, Paul Barry, Mark Taylor - Producer: Mark Taylor

"Hero" was recorded for Enrique Iglesias' second English-language studio album Escape (2001) and released on September 3, 2001. After the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the song was one of the few songs chosen by radio DJs in New York City to be remixed with audio from police, firefighters, civilians at Ground Zero, and politicians commenting on the attacks. "Hero" went to number one in United Kingdom and sold more than a million copies there, it also peaked the charts in Australia, Canada, Spain and Switzerland. In the United States the stopped at no.3. The music video for "Hero" was directed by Joseph Kahn and features Iglesias as an honorable criminal hunted by his enemies. Jennifer Love Hewitt plays his love interest, while Mickey Rourke plays one of the men hunting him. The video follows Iglesias and Hewitt running from their enemies in the desert. (Wikipedia)

2002

Get The Party Started - Pink  5 weeks No.1  between week 5, 2002 and week 9, 2002
Label: Arista - Writer: Linda Perry - Producer: Linda Perry

"Get The Party Started", released on October 9, 2001, was the first single from Pink's second album Missundaztood (2001). The song was composed by former 4 Non Blondes frontwoman, Linda Perry. She said that the process of making the song was "so unlike me"; according to her, she was going through a "weird phase" during which she wanted to learn how to program drums. She programmed her first beat, picked up a bass guitar, and, in her words, "did what the beat was asking me to do." She decided to put "every wrong instrument" in the song, and consequently acquired a horn sample. "Get The Party Started" peaked at no.1 in Australia, New Zealand, Spain and Ireland, no.2 in United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands, no.4 in the United States and France. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Whenever Wherever - Shakira  10 weeks No.1  between week 10, 2002 and week 21, 2002
Label: Epic - Writers: Shakira, Tim Mitchell, Gloria Estefan - Producers: Shakira, Tim Mitchell

"Whenever, Wherever" is the breakthrough hit for the Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira and was taken from her third studio album and English-language debut, Laundry Service. It was released on 27 August 2001 as the lead single from the album. "Whenever, Wherever" is a pop song that incorporates elements of worldbeat and Andean music. Its Spanish-language counterpart "Suerte" (english: "Luck") lyrically discusses how fortunate Shakira is to have found her romantic partner. "Whenever, Wherever" topped the charts in many nations, including in her native Colombia and the majority of Latin America and Spain, Europe, and Oceania. The music video was directed by Francis Lawrence in front of a green screen, and features Shakira surrounded by the earth's natural wonders. It won the 2002 Latin Grammy Award for "Best Short Form Music Video". "Whenever Wherever" became the biggest hit of 2002 and led the Global Year-End Chart with 8.187.000 points. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Anything Is Possible - Will Young  1 week No.1  week 11, 2002
Label: RCA - Writers: Chris Braide, Cathy Dennis - Producers: Cathy Dennis, Oskar Paul

"Anything Is Possible" was written for the winner of the first series of Pop Idol in the UK. Show creator Simon Fuller asked Chris Braide and Cathy Dennis to write a song for the show, having been impressed by "Have You Ever" and "Say Goodbye", two songs the pair had written for S Club 7. The song was recorded by the final three acts in the show, Will Young, Gareth Gates and Darius Danesh. After winning the show, Young released the song as his debut single and it was later included on his debut studio album, From Now On. "Anything Is Possible" was released on February 25, 2002 and selling 403,027 copies on that day alone! Of course, it landed easily at number one on the UK Singles Chart with astonishing 1,108,269 copies sold in its initial week. Finally the song and has been certified 3x Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry. (Wikipedia)
Unchained Melody - Gareth Gates  1 week No.1  week 14, 2002
Label: RCA - Writers: Alex North, Hy Zaret - Producer: Steve Mac

It was the seventh time that a version of "Unchained Melody" reached the Global Top 10. And the second time that this classic song ruled the global tally, after the Righteous Brothers were two weeks at no.1 in 1991. Gareth Gates recorded a cover version of "Unchained Melody" as his first release following his appearance on Pop Idol in the United Kingdom. After the release on March 18, 2002 the single reached number one on the UK Singles Chart with massive 850,535 singles sales in its first week. Gareth Gates is also known for having a stutter, and has talked about his speech impediment publicly. He used the McGuire Programme to manage the problem and is now a speech coach with the programme. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
A New Day Has Come - Celine Dion  1 week No.1  week 22, 2002
Label: Columbia - Writers: Aldo Nova, Stephan Moccio - Producers: Ric Wake, Walter Afanasieff, Aldo Nova

"A New Day Has Come" was recorded for Celine Dion's sixth English-language album of the same name (2002). It was released as the album's lead single on March 11, 2002. The song is a piano-driven ballad in 6/8 time. However, the midtempo radio remix, co-produced by Christian B & Marc Dold of (S.A.F.) along with Ric Wake was released as the lead single. Both versions are included on the album. Dion revealed that the song represents the birth of her child. "A New Day Has Come" went to no.2 in Canada and Switzerland, no.7 in United Kingdom, no.6 in Germany, but only no.22 on US Billboard Hot 100. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Without Me - Eminem  12 weeks No.1  between week 23, 2002 and week 34, 2002
Label: Interscope - Writers: Marshall Mathers, Jeff Bass, Urban Kris, Shawn Baumgardner, DJ Head - Producers: Eminem, Jeff Bass

"Without Me" is the lead single from Eminem's fourth studio album, The Eminem Show (2002), and was released on May 14, 2002. The song was a huge success around the globe and went to no.1 in many countries, including United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden and Norway. The opening lyric "Two trailer park girls go round the outside" is based on the single "Buffalo Gals" by Malcolm McLaren and mocks underground artist Canibus, while the introduction — "Obie Trice, real name, no gimmicks" — is sampled from Obie Trice's own track "Rap Name". It also heavily samples Michael Jackson's hit song, "Billie Jean". The song mocks a number of Eminem's critics, including then-Vice-President Dick Cheney, the FCC, Chris Kirkpatrick, Limp Bizkit, Moby and Prince. It also lampoons comparisons of him to Elvis Presley as a white man succeeding commercially in a predominantly black art form. A line also attacks his mother Debbie Mathers for the lawsuit she filed for the lyrics of his debut single "My Name Is". The funny video clip received various MTV Video Music Awards and a Grammy Award. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
A Little Less Conversation - Elvis Presley vs. Junkie XL  3 weeks No.1  between week 35, 2002 and week 37, 2002
Label: RCA - Writers: Mac Davis, Billy Strange - Producers: JXL, Ad Bradley

"A Little Less Conversation" was originally written for the 1968 film Live a Little, Love a Little. The song became a minor hit in the United States when released as a single with "Almost in Love" as the A-side. Following the song's use in the 2001 film Ocean's Eleven, "A Little Less Conversation" was remixed by Dutch musician Tom Holkenborg, better known as Junkie XL. The electronic remix featured Elvis with a lower voice, and added emphasis to the 1968 guitars, horns and a funk drum beat. Holkenborg is the first artist outside the Presley organization to receive authorization from the Elvis Presley estate to remix an Elvis Presley song. Released on May 1, 2002 this remix peaked at no.1 in many countries, like United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Switzerland. In the United States the song peaked only at no.50, the first Hot 100 hit there for Presley since 1981. At about the same time, a compilation of Presley's U.S. Number 1 chart hits, titled ELV1S 30 No.1 Hits, was being prepared for release. At the last minute, the remix of "A Little Less Conversation" was added as the album's 31st track just before its release in October 2002. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Complicated - Avril Lavigne  1 week No.1  week 38, 2002
Label: Arista - Writers: Avril Lavigne, Lauren Christy, Scott Spock, Graham Edwards - Producers: The Matrix

"Complicated" is the debut single by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne and was released on May 14, 2002 from her debut album, Let Go (2002). Lyrically the song is about how people can feign or pretend in front of others. Lavigne said about the song: "People sometimes bother me how they're not real and how they're just, like, putting on a face and being two-faced". Lavigne stated that she experienced this with both boyfriends and female friends. The video, directed by The Malloys, was shot at Eagle Rock Plaza, Los Angeles, in 2 days. "Complicated" reached no.2 in the United States and topped the charts in France, Australia, Austria, Norway and Ireland. In United Kingdom and Germany it peaked at no.3. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Asereje (The Ketchup Song) - Las Ketchup  11 weeks No.1  between week 39, 2002 and week 49, 2002
Label: Columbia - Writer: Manuel Ruiz - Producer: Manuel Ruiz

"Asereje (The Ketchup Song)" recorded by the Spanish pop group Las Ketchup, was released on July 29, 2002 as the lead single from their debut album, Hijas del Tomate. The song exists in three versions, Spanish, a version in a mixture of English and Spanish, described as "Spanglish," and a version in Portuguese. The chorus is identical in the three versions. The song tells the story of a pimp-like "Afro-gypsy, Rastafari" character named Diego who walks into a crowded nightclub at midnight, and the DJ, as he sees Diego walk in, plays the "twelve-o'clock anthem", "the song he desires most". The chorus is reminiscent of Spanish, but actually is a nonsensical distortion of the 1979 rap hit "Rapper's Delight" by The Sugarhill Gang. "Asereje (The Ketchup Song)" reached the pole position in almost all countries around the globe and was one of the most successful single releases in the year 2002 with a total of 7.470.000 points. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Die Another Day - Madonna  4 weeks No.1  between week 50, 2002 and week 1, 2003
Label: Maverick - Writers: Madonna, Mirwais Ahmadzaï - Producers: Madonna, Mirwais Ahmadzaï

"Die Another Day" is the theme song from the James Bond theme of the same name by American singer and songwriter Madonna. The song initially leaked into the internet in early October 2002 prior to the official release, prompting radio to play the track. It was released commercially as a single on October 22 and was later included on the singer's ninth studio album, American Life (2003). While developing, the track went through numerous changes. After Madonna saw the initial version of the film she adapted the song to its theme, described as a metaphor for destroying one's ego. An electroclash number, "Die Another Day" is a mixture of strings and interpolating electronic swirls, and stuttered editing on Madonna's voice, cutting the main signal on the chorus. It reached the top of the charts in Canada, Italy, and Spain. (Wikipedia)

2003

Lose Yourself - Eminem  3 weeks No.1  between week 2, 2003 and week 4, 2003
Labels: Shady / Interscope - Writer: Marshall Mathers - Producers: Eminem, Jeff Bass, Luis Resto

"Lose Yourself" is taken from the soundtrack to the 2002 motion picture 8 Mile. It was released in September 17, 2002, as the lead single from the soundtrack. The song received acclaim from music critics, with many critics praising the song's aggressive themes and describing it as Eminem's best work to date. Eminem's rapping ability, the lyrics and the production were also praised as well. In many retrospective reviews and lists, critics have cited the song among Eminem's finest, as well as one of the best hip hop songs of all time. "Lose Yourself" peaking atop of the charts in many countries, including the United Kingdom, United Kingdom, Australia, Netherlands, Belgium, and Italy. "Lose Yourself" won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2003, also the Grammy Award for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Solo Performance in 2004. (Wikipedia)
Feel - Robbie Williams  2 weeks No.1  between week 5, 2003 and week 6, 2003
Labels: Chrysalis / Capitol - Writers: Robbie Williams, Guy Chambers - Producers: Guy Chambers, Steve Power

"Feel" was released on December 2, 2002 as the lead single from his fifth studio album, Escapology. The ballad was aimed to become the Christmas number one in United Kingdom, but peaked only at no.4. It still spent four weeks inside the Top 10. However "Feel" became a big smash across Europe and was also successful in Latin-America and Canada, where it spent a total of 54 weeks in the chart. Despite Williams' major success in the most of the world, "Feel" failed to reach the Billboard Hot 100 in the USA. The video shows Williams in a cowboy-like lifestyle. It gained some attention in the United States thanks to Daryl Hannah's appearance as Williams' love interest. There were two versions of the same video, one shot in black and white and the other in colour. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
All The Things She Said - T.A.T.U.  4 weeks No.1  between week 7, 2003 and week 10, 2003
Label: Interscope - Writers: Sergio Galoyan, Trevor Horn, Martin Kierszenbaum, Elena Kiper, Valeriy Polienko, John-Paul Mason - Producer: Trevor Horn

"All The Things She Said" was taken from the T.A.T.U.'s fourth studio album 200 Km/h In The Wrong Lane. The song was released as the album's lead single on August 19, 2002. The pop-duo was the first Russian act, which accomplished the summit of the Global Chart. "All The Things She Said" went to no.1 in United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Russia, Italy, Spain and many other. The song is well known for its controversial music video, which was directed by T.A.T.U.'s producer and writer Ivan Shapovalov. It caused considerable controversy in several nations because it depicted themes of lesbianism. (Wikipedia)
Beautiful - Christina Aguilera  4 weeks No.1  between week 11, 2003 and week 15, 2003
Label: RCA - Writer: Linda Perry - Producer: Linda Perry

"Beautiful" is taken from Christina Aguilera's fourth studio album, Stripped. It was released as the album's second single on November 16, 2002. The ballad was written and produced by 4 Non Blondes mastermind Linda Perry. Lyrically, it discusses inner beauty, as well as self-esteem and insecurity issues. Aguilera commented that she put her heart and her soul into the track, which she felt represented the theme of Stripped. "Beautiful" is widely recognized as one of Aguilera's signature songs and has been covered on numerous occasions. The song reached the pole-position in United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, in the United States no.2. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Sekai Ni Hitotsu Dake No Hana - Smap  1 week No.1  week 12, 2003
Label: Victor Records Japan - Writer: Noriyuki Makihara - Producer: Noriyuki Makihara

"Sekai Ni Hitotsu Dake No Hana" by the Japanese boy band Smap and was released on March 5, 2003. The song sold over 2,5 million copies in Japan, so it was one of the best-selling singles of all time there and the most successful hit in that country in 2003. In its initial week "Sekai Ni Hitotsu Dake No Hana" moved exactly 630.399 singles, according to Oricon. The group's name is an acronym standing for Sports Music Assemble People. In 2003, Smap member Masahiro Nakai was identified as the highest tax payer of any entertainer in Japan. That same year, he was involved in at least four television shows simultaneously, in addition to commercials. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
I'm With You - Avril Lavigne  1 week No.1  week 16, 2003
Label: Arista - Writers: Avril Lavigne, Lauren Christy, Scott Spock, Graham Edwards - Producer: The Matrix

"I'm With You" is the third single from Avril Lavigne's debut album 'Let Go' and her second global number one smash. The balled was released on November 19, 2002 and peaked at no.4 in the United States. In United Kingdom it went to no.7, in Italy, New Zealand and Ireland to no.5, in the Netherlands and Belgium to no.9. The single's video, directed by renowned photographer David LaChapelle, involves Lavigne, who is seen alone, trying to find someone. Showing her originally at a party, the video also seen Lavigne pushing a guy when he tries to get with her. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
In Da Club - 50 Cent  4 weeks No.1  between week 17, 2003 and week 20, 2003
Labels: Shady / Interscope - Writers: Curtis Jackson, Andre Young, Mike Elizondo, Peter Harrison - Producers: Dr.Dre, Mike Elizondo

"In Da Club" is the leading single of 50 Cent's debut studio album Get Rich Or Die Tryin' (2003). The ingenious hip-hop track was released on January 7, 2003. After 50 Cent was discovered by rapper Eminem in 2002, he flew to Los Angeles where he was introduced to record producer Dr.Dre. "In Da Club" was the first of seven tracks he recorded in five days. The production was originally given to the hip-hop group D12, but was passed on to 50 Cent because the group did not know how to approach the song. "In Da Club" reached the no.1 in several countries, including the United States, Germany, Australia, and Canada. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
American Life - Madonna  4 weeks No.1  between week 21, 2003 and week 24, 2003
Labels: Maverick - Writers: Madonna, Mirwais Ahmadzai - Producers: Madonna, Mirwais Ahmadzai

"American Life" is the title track from Madonna's ninth studio album and was released on April 8, 2003. The lyrics to that song feature violent transitions and a political and religious view from Madonna. She questions the shallowness of modern life and the American dream under President George W.Bush's conservative watch. "American Life" peaked at no.1 in Canada, Italy, Denmark, Switzerland, at no.2 in United Kingdom, but only at no.37 in the USA. Two music videos were shot for the song, both directed by Jonas Åkerlund. The first one featured Madonna at a military-themed fashion show, cavorting with a brigade of female soldiers and in the end, she throws a hand grenade at George W.Bush. Prior its release, it caused controversy regarding its political, racial, violence and religious views, leading Madonna to release a statement explaining its concept. After the invasion on Iraq started, Madonna cancelled the release of the original music video, because of the political climate of the United States at the time, and released an alternative version, featuring her in front of a backdrop of flags from around the world. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Bring Me To Life - Evanescence feat. Paul McCoy  5 weeks No.1  between week 25, 2003 and week 30, 2003
Labels: Wind-Up - Writers: Amy Lee, Ben Moody, David Hodges - Producer: Dave Fortman

"Bring Me To Life" was released on April 22, 2003 as the lead single from Evanescence's debut album Fallen (2003). The song is associated with the nu metal, gothic metal and rap rock genres. According to lead singer Amy Lee, "Bring Me To Life" has several meanings and inspirations; its subjects are an incident in a restaurant, open-mindedness, and waking up to the things which are missing in the protagonist's life. Lee later revealed that the song was inspired by her long-time friend and husband Josh Hartzler. The lyrics have been also interpreted as a call for new life in Jesus Christ, which helped the song to chart on the Christian rock charts. Following the inclusion of "Bring Me To Life" on the Daredevil soundtrack, it has become a big commercial success with no.1 placements in United Kingdom, Australia and Italy. "Bring Me To Life" was the biggest hit of the year 2003 globally with 6.523.000 points. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
This Is The Night - Clay Aiken  1 week No.1  week 26, 2003
Label: RCA - Writers: Chris Braide, Aldo Nova, Gary Burr - Producers: Steve Mac, Clive Davis

"This Is The Night", released on June 3, 2003, was American Idol contestant Clay Aiken's debut single. It was released simultaneously with "Flying Without Wings" by rival contestant Ruben Studdard, which landed two positions behind "This Is The Night" in that week on the global chart. Both songs started with enormous first-week sales, "This Is The Night" was the fastest-selling single since Elton John's "Candle In The Wind 1997" in the United States. According to Billboard it moved massive 393.000 singles in its initial week alone. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Crazy In Love - Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z  8 weeks No.1  between week 31, 2003 and week 38, 2003
Label: Columbia - Writers: Beyoncé Knowles, Rich Harrison, Shawn Carter, Eugene Record - Producer: Rich Harrison, Beyoncé Knowles

"Crazy In Love" is a song from Beyoncé's 2003 debut solo album Dangerously In Love and was released on May 18, 2003. The song is an R&B love song that incorporates elements of hip-hop, soul and 1970s style funk music. Its lyrics describe a romantic obsession that causes the protagonist to act out of character. Jay-Z contributes a rapped verse to the song. The French horn-based hook samples "Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)", a 1970 song by the Chi-Lites. "Crazy In Love" reached the top ten in many countries, in the United States and in United Kingdom even no.1 and it was the third most successful smash of the year 2003 globally with 5.904.000 points. The song's accompanying music video features Beyoncé in various dance sequences and won three awards at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Where Is The Love - Black Eyed Peas feat. Justin Timberlake  6 weeks No.1  between week 39, 2003 and week 44, 2003
Labels: A&M / Interscope - Writers: Williams Adams, Justin Timberlake, Jaime Gomez, Allan Pineda, Printz Board, Michael Fratantuno - Producers: Will.I.Am, Ron Fair

"Where Is The Love" is the first big hit by the American hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas. The was released on June 16, 2003 as the lead single from their album Elephunk and features vocals from Justin Timberlake In this song the Black Eyed Peas lament on various worldwide problems. Many issues are discussed, which include but are not limited to terrorism, U.S.government hypocrisy,racism, gang crime, pollution, war, intolerance and violent against LGBT people. 'Where Is The Love' went to no.1 in United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and New Zealand. In United Kingdom the song was the biggest selling single of 2003 with more than 600.000 copies. Globally it reached the vice-position on the Year-End Chart 2003 with 5.973.000 points. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
White Flag - Dido  5 weeks No.1  between week 45, 2003 and week 49, 2003
Label: Arista - Writers: Dido Armstrong, Rollo Armstrong, Rick Nowels - Producers: Rollo Armstrong, Dido Armstrong

"White Flag" was released on September 1, 2003 as the lead single from Did's second studio album Life For Rent. The song is considered one of her signature songs, and helped Life For Rent sell over 10 million copies worldwide. In the song, the protagonist is unwilling to give up, even if they know his or her relationship is over. Regarding the lyric 'i will go down with the ship', it's a well-known fact that, if a ship was sinking, the captain of the ship would stay on the ship and sink with it. In a battle, a white flag signals surrender. The song scored the charts in Germany, Italy, Australia, Austria and Norway, in Dido's native country, United Kingdom, it climbed to no.2, behind Black Eyed Peas' 'Where Is The Love'. 'White Flag' won the Best British Single at the 2004 Brit Awards. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Me Against The Music - Britney Spears feat. Madonna  4 weeks No.1  between week 50, 2003 and week 1, 2004
Label: Jive - Writers: Britney Spears, Madonna, Christopher Stewart, Thabiso Nikhereanye, P.Magnet, Terius Nash, Gary O'Brien - Producers: Trixster, Penepole Magnet

"Me Against The Music" was released on October 14, 2003 as the lead single for Britney's fourth studio album In The Zone. The song contains influences of hip hop and usage of funk guitars. Spears and Madonna trade lines during the verses, and Madonna sings the bridge. Lyrically, it talks about battling the music and the pleasures of letting go on the dancefloor. The accompanying music video for "Me Against The Music" shows Spears and Madonna playing opposites in a nightclub. A cat-and.mouse chase ensues, and Spears finds Madonna in the end, only for the latter to disappear before they kiss. The song peaked atop the charts in Australia, Norway, Denmark and Ireland, at no.2 in United Kingdom and Canada, but only at no.35 in the United States. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)

2004

Hey Ya! - Outkast  10 weeks No.1  between week 2, 2004 and week 11, 2004
Label: Jive - Writer: André 3000 - Producer: André 3000

"Hey Ya!", written and composed for Outkast's double album Speakerboxxx / The Love Below and released as a single on September 23, 2003, is a furious funk- / rap- / rock-hybrid. Its music video features a live performance by a band, all eight of whose members are played by André 3000, that mimicks the Beatles' 1964 performance on the Ed Sullivan Show. At the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, the video won four awards for Video of the Year, Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Special Effects, and Best Art Direction. The song popularized the phrase 'shake it like a Polaroid picture', and the Polaroid Corporation used the song to revitalize the public's perception of it products. "Hey Ya!" went to no.1 in the United States, Canada, Australia, Sweden, Norway and reached no.3 on the Global Year-End Chart 2003 with 6.167.000 points. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Toxic - Britney Spears  5 weeks No.1  between week 12, 2004 and week 16, 2004
Label: Jive - Writers: Cathy Dennis, Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg, Henrik Jonback - Producers: Bloodshy & Avant

"Toxic" was released on January 13, 2004 as the second single from Britney's fourth studio album In The Zone. It's a dance-pop song with electropop and bhangra music influences and features varied instrumentation, such as drums, synthezisers and surf guitar. It's accompanied by high-pitched Bollywood strings and breathy vocals. The lyrics draw an extended metaphor of a lover as a dangerous yet addictive drug. "Toxic" topped the hitlists in United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Ireland and Portugal. The song earned Spears her first Grammy at the 2005 ceremony in the category of Best Dance Recording. (Wikipedia)
Yeah! - Usher feat. Lil Jon & Ludacris  8 weeks No.1  between week 17, 2004 and week 24, 2004
Label: Arista - Writers: Usher Raymond, Jonathan Smith, Sean Garrett, Patrick J.Que Smith, Christopher Bridges, Robert McDowell, James Phillips - Producer: Lil Jon

"Yeah!" was released as the lead single from Usher's fourth studio album Confessions on January 27, 2004. Producer Lil Jon incorporated crunk and R&B, which he coined as crunk&B, in the song's production. The song peaked atop the US Billboard Chart and stayed there for 12 weeks. It also went to no.1 in United Kingdom, Germany, France, Australia, Canada, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Ireland and New Zealand. On the Global Year-End Chart 2004 "Yeah!" landed at the vice-position with 6.314.000 points. An accompanying music video, directed by Mr.X, shows Usher performing choreography in a club in front of blue laser beams. "Yeah!" won a Best Rap / Sung Collaboration at the 47th Grammy Awards. (Wikipedia)
I Don't Wanna Know - Mario Winans feat. Enya & P.Diddy  4 weeks No.1  between week 25, 2004 and week 28, 2004
Label: Bad Boy - Writers: Mario Winans, Sean Combs, Enya, Lo Down, Chauncey Hawkikns, Erick Sermon. Parrish Smith - Producer: Mario Winans

"I Don't Wanna Know" was taken from Mario Winans' album Hurt No More. It was released on November 18, 2003, featuring a rap by P.Diddy and re-recorded background vocals by Enya. The song is based on a sample of the Fugees' 1996 hit single "Ready Or Not", which itself was based on a slowed-down sample of the instrumental track "Boadicea" by Enya from her 1987 self-titled album. "I Don't Wanna Know" went to no.1 in United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands and peaked at no.2 in the United States, Australia, Belgium, Switzerland, Norway, Ireland. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Everytime - Britney Spears  1 week No.1  week 29, 2004
Label: Jive - Writers: Britney Spears, Annette Stamatelatos - Producer: Guy Sigsworth

"Everytime", released on May 10, 2004, was already Britney's third global number one smash in that year. According to songwriter Annette Stamatelatos, the song was written as a response to Justin Timberlake's 2002 song "Cry Me A River". Spears had a relationship with Timberlake, which ended in 2002. "Everytime" is considered a pop ballad with breathy vocals. Its lyrics are a plea for forgiveness for inadvertently hurting a former lover. Inspired by the cinematography of Leaving Las Vegas, the music video for "Everytime" portrays Spears as a star hounded by paparazzi, who drowns her bathtub when she starts bleeding from a wound in her head. In the hospital, doctors fail to resuscitate her while a child is born in the next room, implying she has been reincarnated. The song went atop the hitlits in United Kingdom, Australia and Ireland. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
This Love - Maroon 5  10 weeks No.1  between week 30, 2004 and week 39, 2004
Labels: Octone / J Records - Writers: Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael - Producers: Matt Wallace, Mark Endert

"This Love", released on January 27, 2004, was written by Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and keyboardist Jesse Carmichael for their debut album Songs About Jane. The track is built around a piano-led strut, which is immediately followed by synth percussion and a repeating guitar sound. The lyrics are based on Levine's break-up with an ex-girlfriend. He revealed that the song was written in the most emotionally trying time in his life. He has also described that the lyrics in this song are extremely erotic. "This Love" was a massive airplay-hit and reached the Top 10 of the sales charts in almost all countries around the world. Globally it was the most successful smash of the year 2004 with a total of 7.791.000 points. At the 49th Grammy Awards, the song won an Award in the category for Best Performance by a Duo or Group. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
My Place - Nelly feat. Jaheim  4 weeks No.1  between week 40, 2004 and week 43, 2004
Labels: Fo'Reel / Universal - Writers: Cornell Haynes, Eldra DeBarge / Etterlene Jordan / Kenneth Gamblet / Leon A.Huff / Jaheim / Randy Edelman - Producer: Doe Mo' Beats

"My Place" is the first single from Nelly's album Suit and was released on July 16, 2004. The song is about inviting a girl over to Nelly's house. The main chorus samples Teddy Pendergrass' "Come Go With Me", and halfway through the song, it has a tiny sample of DeBarge's song "I Like It" while the overall song features a sample of Labelle's 1977 hit, "Isn't It A Shame". The female vocals are provided by Kim Johnson. "My Place" reached the top position in United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. In the United States it went to no.4. (Wikipedia)
She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5  3 weeks No.1  between week 44, 2004 and week 46, 2004
Labels: Octone / J Records - Writers: Adam Levine, James Valentine - Producer: Matt Wallace

"She Will Be Loved", released on July 27, 2004, is the third single from the band's album Songs About Jane. It's a melancholic love balled and conquered the hot spot of the Global Chart only four weeks after Maroon 5's former no.1 smash "This Love" left the top position. The song is noted for its sepia-coloured music video starring Kelly Preston in a mother-daughter love triangle with lead singer Adam Levine. "She Will Be Loved" jumped to the no.1 position in Australia and Belgium, in United Kingdom at no.4 and in the United States at no.5. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Lose My Breath - Destiny's Child  11 weeks No.1  between week 47, 2004 and week 4, 2005
Label: Columbia - Writers: Beyoncé Knowles, K. Rowland, M. Williams, Rodney & Fred Jerkins, Sean Garrett, Shawn Carter - Producers: Jerkins, Knowles, Rowland, Garrett

"Lose My Breath" was taken from the group's fourth studio album Destiny Fulfilled as the first single, released on September 21, 2004. It's a furious R&B / dance song, driven by a marching, military percussion-led instrumentation with different sound effects in its backing track. The single's music video directed by Marc Klasfeld and filmed in Los Angeles, California, featured Destiny's Child performing dance choreographies portraying three different characters. "Lose My Breath" reached only no.1 in Belgium, Switzerland and Ireland, but a top five position in almost all other countries, inter alia, no.2 in United Kingdom, Norway, Spain, and Portugal, no.3 in the United States, Germany, Italy, and Australia. (Wikipedia)
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams - Green Day  6 weeks No.1  between week 5, 2005 and week 13, 2005
Label: Reprise - Writers: Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day - Producers: Green Day, Rob Cavallo

"Boulevard Of Broken Dreams" was the second and most successful single from the punk rock band's seventh studio album and double-digit million seller American Idiot (2004). Released On November 29, 2004, the song speaks from the point of view of the album's main character, Jesus Of Suburbia, and is a moderate midtempo song characterized by somber and bleak lyrics. The song peaked at the vice-position in the United States, at no.5 in United Kingdom and Australia. It was the biggest hit of 2005, ranked at the summit of the Global Year-End Chart with 6.645.000 points. "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams" won the Grammy Award for Record Of The Year and won another six awards at the MTV Video Music Awards, most notably for Video Of The Year. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Get Right - Jennifer Lopez  3 weeks No.1  between week 9, 2005 and week 11, 2005
Label: Epic - Writers: Rich Harrison, Usher Raymond, James Brown - Producers: Rich Harrison, Cory Rooney

"Get Right" was announced as the lead single of Jennifer's fourth studio album Rebirth and was released on January 4, 2005. It's an upbeat dance and R&B song with jazz, hip hop and funk influences. It is built around a sample of "Soul Power 74" by Maceo & The Macks, and was noted for its heavy use of saxophone and horn instrumentation. Lyrically it's about dancing, sex and drinking at a club. "Get Right" went to no.1 in United Kingdom, Ireland, and Italy, no.2 in France, Belgium, and New Zealand, no.3 in Australia, Canada, the Netherland, Spain, Denmark, and Switzerland, but only at no.12 in the United States. (Wikipedia)