808s / Best Single

Best Single 25-18

25) My Love (Feat. T.I.) – Justin Timberlake – Futuresex/Lovesounds – 2006

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Production so entrancing only Timbaland himself could top it, this is JT’s best song by far retaining everything that made him one of the best male artists of the decade. Intricate choreography comes as standard.

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24) In My Arms – Kylie Minogue – X – 2008

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I nearly put Kylie’s Confide in Me here in this place, but In My Arms sees the Aussie at her peak, danceable, hypnotic and totally euphoric. Calvin Harris’ best production to date.

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UK Chart Position – 10

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23) Sorry – Madonna – Confessions on a Dancefloor – 2006

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The best track on one of my favourite albums, the ‘I heard it all before’ hook begs for you to join Madge on the dancefloor. One of the first songs to make me realise how amazing a middle 8 can be.

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UK Chart Position – 1

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22) Diamonds From Sierra Leone – Kanye West – Late Registration – 2006

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When you sample the legend that is Shirley Bassey, you need to have a stellar song to back you up. Luckily for Kanye he ended up writing the best lyrics of his career. An epic track.


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UK Chart Position – 8

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21) Me Against The Music (Feat Madonna) – Britney Spears – 2003

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The dance routine in the video for Me Against The Music is my favourite in any Britney video. Maybe part of the reason I love her energetic hook up with the Queen of Pop so much.

UK Chart Position – 2

20) Sweet Dreams – Beyoncé – I Am Sasha Fierce – 2009

Queen B’s standout vocal moment appears in Sweet Dreams. The ‘My guilty pleasure…’ section being the best thing she has done since those Crazy In Love horns first began.

UK Chart Position – 5

19) Greatest Day – Take That- The Circus – 2008

Greatest Day makes me feel like I’m home, those opening guitar twangs being enough to make me feel safe with the song about to play. Take That at their best, especially when sung by them live.


UK Chart Position – 1

18) Jesus Walks – Kanye West – The College Dropout – 2004

Kanye’s most important record, Jesus Walks questions why rappers can talk about Guns and Hoes and yet not about God. A powerful song, with a powerful message.


UK Chart Position – 16

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