The Best 100 of 2000

Wondered if anyone else periodically compares what they liked waybackwhen with what they like now? My tastes change over the years and records fall in and out of favour and back again, so it’s in a state of flux. Some records and artists seem better with hindsight, others you wonder what you saw in them at the time! The second number after the position is how they finished up in my year-end-chart of 2000. Sandstorm, for instance, has improved vastly after the event…..!

2000 was a better year than 1999, but both years were low points in the history of pop. While there were some great records around, there were few acts firing on all cylinders with quality material, bar Robbie, Pet Shop Boys, Shelby Lynn and it turns out Kylie. Kylie’s comeback I liked at the time, but I’d never been what you call a fan prior to that, the records had to win me over on merit. I saw her in concert and I became a fan, with many album tracks off Light Years proving to be much better than the singles chosen at the time. Kylie has made a consistent habit of choosing the wrong tracks for singles….MInd you, Pet Shop Boys do that too, maybe they just have several potential singles per album so some get lost..

1 1 INNER SMILE Texas
2 8 YOU ONLY TELL ME YOU LOVE ME WHEN YOU’RE DRUNK Pet Shop Boys
3 2 IT FEELS SO GOOD Sonique
4 128 SANDSTORM Darude
5 4 LIFE IS A ROLLERCOASTER Ronan Keating
6 11 SKY Sonique
7 24 GROOVEJET (IF THIS AIN’T LOVE) Spiller/ Sophie Ellis-Bextor
8 5 RISE Gabrielle
9 14 PURE SHORES All Saints
10 28 KIDS Robbie Williams/ Kylie Minogue

11 52 FOR YOUR OWN GOOD Pet Shop Boys
12 new YOUR DISCO NEEDS YOU Kylie Minogue
13 18 BEAUTIFUL DAY U2
14 10 IF I TOLD YOU THAT George Michael/ Whitney Houston
15 69 WHY DOES MY HEART FEEL SO BAD (REMIX) Moby
16 15 ROCK DJ Robbie Williams
17 16 GLORIOUS Andreas Johnson
18 3 SMOOTH Santana/Rob Thomas
19 32 THE TIME IS NOW Moloko
20 118 SPINNING AROUND Kylie Minogue

21 56 I HOPE YOU DANCE Lee Ann Womack
22 31 SAD EYES Enrique Iglesias
23 37 YELLOW Coldplay
24 33 TRY AGAIN Aaliyah
25 39 STAN Eminem/ Dido
26 169 ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS Kylie Minogue
27 38 I TURN TO YOU Melanie C
28 20 ACHILLE’S HEEL Toploader
29 34 TOCA’S MIRACLE Fragma
30 19 OOPS I DID IT AGAIN Britney Spears

31 6 BE WITH YOU Enrique Iglesias
32 66 SILENCE Delirium/ Sarah MacLachlan
33 26 WALKING AWAY Craig David
34 135 UTOPIA Goldfrapp
35 9 SUPREME Robbie Williams
36 new LIGHT YEARS Kylie Minogue
37 40 OVERLOAD Sugababes
38 29 I’M OUTTA LOVE Anastacia
39 53 IT’S MY LIFE Bon Jovi
40 81 CARTOON HEROES Aqua

41 35 BYE BYE BYE ‘NSync
42 63 PROUD Heather Small
43 7 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT (REMIX) Toploader
44 17 NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN Melanie C/ Lisa Lefteye Lopez
45 127 MR E’S BEAUTIFUL BLUES The Eels
46 46 A SONG FOR LOVERS Richard Ashcroft
47 42 SEXBOMB Tom Jones vs Mousse T
48 36 SHACKLES (PRAISE YOU) Mary Mary
49 12 DON’T TELL ME Madonna
50 148 BULLET IN THE GUN Planet Perfecto

51 21 LUCKY Britney Spears
52 120 THE REAL SLIM SHADY Eminem
53 96 DESIRE Ultra Nate
54 23 BENT Matchbox 20
55 13 IT’S GONNA BE ME ‘NSync
56 27 CRUISIN’ Huey Lewis & Gwyneth Paltrow
57 94 WHERE I’M FROM Shelby Lynne
58 184 SO IN LOVE WITH YOU Duke
59 179 THEME FOR BIG BROTHER Element 4
60 54 WONDERFUL Everclear

61 71 SITTING DOWN HERE Lene Marlin
62 90 THE MASSES AGAINST THE CLASSES Manic Street Preachers
63 178 GRACEADELICA Dark Star
64 22 THONG SONG Sisqo
65 191 LADY Modjo
66 47 TAKE A LOOK AROUND Limp Bizkit
67 30 MUSIC Madonna
68 99 ONE MORE TIME Daft Punk
69 163 STAND TOUGH Point Break
70 78 AISHA Death In Vegas/Iggy Pop

71 82 RAINBOW COUNTRY Bob Marley
72 119 I THANKU The High Fidelity
73 172 THANK YOU Dido
74 197 DON’T FALTER Mint Royale
75 58 TAKEN FOR GRANTED SIA
76 126 AMERICAN PIE Madonna
77 156 NEW BEGINNING Stephen Gately
78 157 PURE PLEASURE SEEKER Moloko
79 41 INDEPENDANT WOMEN PART 1 Destiny’s Child
80 73 PLEASE STAY Kylie Minogue

81 195 AM RADIO Everclear
82 25 BORN TO MAKE YOU HAPPY Britney Spears
83 62 DESERT ROSE Sting
84 112 NATURAL BLUES Moby
85 new GIVING UP GIVING IN Sheena Easton
86 new FLYSWATTER Eels
87 93 I NEED YOUR LOVIN’ Marc Et Claude/ Korgis
88 80 PORCELAIN Moby
89 74 SHE BANGS Ricky Martin
90 50 SUMMERFLING kd Lang

91 48 LEAVIN’ Shelby Lynne
92 88 ONE Johnny Cash
93 85 ANORAK LOU Genelab
94 113 WHERE THE POOR BOYS DANCE Lulu
95 105 WHO FEELS LOVE Oasis
96 160 REACH S Club 7
97 162 IN THESE SHOES Kirsty Maccoll
98 117 BAG IT UP Geri Halliwell
99 new BEAUTIFUL INSIDE Louise
100 187 YOU NEED LOVE LIKE I DO DONT YOU Tom Jones/ Heather SmallImage

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