2001 The Best 100


I had two holidays here (Florida) that year…

2001 wasn’t the greatest of years for classic music, but even in a quiet period there are always great records sneaking out. Last year I reviewed all the records I liked at the time (and many I didn’t) and those Ive become aware of since, and his was my 10th anniversary ratings for records of the year…

  1. CRYSTAL    New Order
  2. SOMEONE TO CALL MY LOVER    Janet Jackson
  3. MURDER ON THE DANCEFLOOR    Sophie Ellis-Bextor
  4. BOHEMIAN LIKE YOU    The Dandy Warhols
  5. WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG    Emma Bunton
  6. JUXTAPOSE WITH U    Super Furry Animals
  7. CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD    Kylie Minogue
  8. RIGHT ON    Silicone Soul
  9. STARLIGHT    Supermen Lovers
  10. THE DARK IS RISING    Mercury Rev
  12. LOVIN’ EACH DAY    Ronan Keating
  13. I’M LIKE A BIRD    Nelly Furtado
  14. SING    Travis
  15. STRONGER    Britney Spears
  16. DOWN IN THE RIVER TO PRAY    Alison Krauss
  17. FAMILY AFFAIR    Mary J. Blige
  18. ALL HOOKED UP    All Saints
  19. GOODNIGHT MOON    Shivaree
  20. TEENAGE DIRTBAG    Wheatus
  22. I CAN’T DENY IT    Rod Stewart
  23. THIS IS WHERE I CAME IN    The Bee Gees
  24. LET LOVE BE YOUR ENERGY    Robbie Williams
  25. DAYS GO BY    Dirty Vegas
  26. ASTOUNDED    Bran Van 3000/ Curtis Mayfield
  27. ELEVATION    U2
  28. DON’T STOP MOVIN’    S Club 7
  29. LET’S DANCE    Five
  30. WHO DO YOU LOVE NOW    Riva/Dannii Minogue
  31. TOUCH ME    Rui Da Silva
  32. HE LOVES U NOT    Dream
  33. SOUTHSIDE    Moby/Gwen Stefani
  34. SWEET SURRENDER    Sarah MacLachlan
  35. HERE WITH ME    Dido
  36. FEEL SO GOOD    Melanie B
  37. ALL RISE    Blue
  38. SINCE I LEFT YOU    The Avalanches
  39. WHEN IT’S OVER IT’S OVER    Sister Ray
  40. GOTTA GET THU’ THIS    Daniel Bedingfield
  41. DAYDREAM IN BLUE    I Monster
  42. ALL FOR YOU    Janet Jackson
  43. ROAD TO MANDALAY    Robbie Williams
  44. FREE    Mya
  45. TAKE ME HOME    Sophie Ellis-Bextor
  46. LET ME BLOW YOUR MIND    Eve/ Gwen Stefani
  47. AIN’T IT FUNNY    Jennifer Lopez
  48. FALLING    Alicia Keys
  49. COWBOY DREAMS    Prefab Sprout
  50. SOMETHIN’ STUPID    Robbie Williams/Nicole Kidman
  51. BUTTERFLY    Crazy Town
  52. CANDY    Ash
  53. FEELING GOOD    Muse
  54. SURVIVOR    Destiny’s Child
  55. DON’T COME AROUND HERE    Rod Stewart & Helicopter Girl
  56. FOOL    Mansun
  57. ON THE RADIO    Martine McCutcheon
  58. CASE OF THE EX    Mya
  59. PLAYED ALIVE    Safri Duo
  60. THIS TIME AROUND    Phats & Small
  61. REVOLUTION IN THE SUMMERTIME    Cosmic Rough Riders
  62. THE UNKNOWN    Mark B & Blade
  63. LOCO    Fun Lovin’ Criminals
  64. GOOD SOULS    Starsailor
  66. ISLAND IN THE SUN    Weezer
  67. NEW YEARS’ DUB    Musique vs U2
  68. UNTIL THE END OF TIME    2-Pac
  69. DREAM ON    Depeche Mode
  70. NEVER ENOUGH    Boris Dlugosch/ Roisin Murphy
  71. LITTLE L    Jamiroquai
  72. DIGITAL LOVE    Daft Punk
  73. THE CALL    The Backstreet Boys
  74. LULLABY    Melanie B
  75. F.E.A.R.    Ian Brown
  76. HASHPIPE    Weezer
  77. LES FLEURS    4hero
  78. WHAT’S GOING ON    Artists Against Aids
  79. SIDE    Travis
  80. POP    N’Sync
  81. BOSS OF ME    They Might Be Giants
  82. A LITTLE RESPECT    Wheatus
  84. THANK YOU    Dido
  85. STOP YOUR CRYING    Spiritualised
  86. FLAWLESS    The Ones
  87. CLOSING TIME    Semisonic
  88. RAPTURE    Iio
  89. WONDERFUL WORLD    Joey Ramone
  90. IT’S OVER NOW    112″
  91. HEARD IT ALL BEFORE    Sunshine Anderson
  92. THE STORM IS OVER NOW    R. Kelly
  93. LAST NIGHT    The Strokes
  94. DO YOU LOVE ME    Mademoiselle
  95. ALWAYS COME BACK TO YOUR LOVE    Samantha Mumba
  96. SO WHY SO SAD    Manic Street Preachers
  97. CHEMISTRY    Semisonic
  98. FEVER    Starsailor
  99. WHITE BOY WITH A FEATHER    Jason Downs
  100. NEW BORN    Muse

100 great records, if you don’t know ’em, try ’em. I can’t guarantee you’ll like them, there’s rather a lot of styles of pop here, but they are good examples of the genres. The Top 20 are classics of 2001.