Best Single

Best Single 17-11

17) Dirt Off Your Shoulder – Jay-Z – The Black Album – 2004

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Another Timbaland production, his best in the Hip Hop genre, this is one of Jay’s best hooks. When he asks you to ‘turn the music up in them headphones’ you can’t help but oblige.

UK Chart Position – 12

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16) Stronger – Kanye West – Graduation – 2007

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Kanye’s only solo number 1, this is his most club friendly track. The Daft Punk sample was brilliant before Kanye came in and delivered some flawless verses, Stronger is deserved of a place in my list.

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UK Chart Position – 1

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15) Russian Roulette – Rihanna – Rated R – 2009

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Rihanna may be at her best when grinding around an island beat, but Russian Roulette is an incredible song. The slight change of key in the second verse is amazing, with new things appearing with each listen. An emotional record.

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UK Chart Position – 2


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14) Jóga – Bjork – Homogenic – 1997

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The oldest song on my list is also the newest entry. Bjork is an incredible artist and Jóga has everything I love in music. Emotional doesn’t even describe the effect this record has on me, the vocal and production coming together into something truly beautiful.

UK Chart Position – 191

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13) The Girl and The Robot (Feat. Robyn) – Röyksopp – Junior – 2009

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3 emotional songs in a row, The Girl and The Robot is the most tragic of them all. Robyn delivers another impeccable vocal over one of Röyksopp’s most hypnotic productions. ‘I’m in love with a Robot’ never sounded so heartbreaking.

UK Chart Position – Did Not Chart

12) Poker Face – Lady GaGa – The Fame – 2009

A song that everyone in the world knows, Poker Face may not be GaGa’s best produced, best written or deepest song, but it’s most definitely the one I know I’ll be playing for years to come. Simply a perfect pop hit.

UK Chart Position – 1

11) Biology – Girls Aloud – Chemistry – 2005

A song that deserves a place in the top 10 but only just missed out, Biology sees Girls Aloud revolutionise UK pop. With about 4 discernible hooks, and very little structure, its a magnificent showcase of how great Xenomania are at writing Pop songs.


UK Chart Position – 5

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