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Top 25 Singles of 2005 Worth Your Dime

Top 25 Singles of 2005 Worth Your Dime

More lists (albums, films, etc.) to come here… but to kick things off and pay homage to my regular “Bonus Tracks” section, here’s my rundown of the “Top 25 Singles of 2005.”

25. “Beverly Hills” by Weezer
24. “Prepare for the Fight” by The Lovemakers
23. “Still Tippin'” by Mike Jones
22. “Lose Control” by Missy Elliott
21. “The Bucket” by Kings of Leon
20. “I Predict A Riot” by Kaiser Chiefs
19. “Soul Meets Body” by Death Cab for Cutie
18. “Don’t Phunk With My Heart” by Black Eyed Peas
17. “Off the Record” by My Morning Jacket
16. “Sittin’ Sidewayz” by Paul Wall
15. “Speed of Sound” by Coldplay
14. “Chicken Payback” by A Band of Bees
13. “Hide and Seek” by Imogen Heap
12. “Best of You” by Foo Fighters
11. “16 Military Wives” by The Decemberists
10. “It’s Only A Dream” by Neil Young
9. “Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani
8. “Hope There’s Someone” by Antony and the Johnsons
7. “Breathe Me” by Sia
6. “Feel Good Inc.” by Gorillaz
5. “Girl” by Beck
4. “Since U Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson
3. “Do You Want To” by Franz Ferdinand
2. “Gold Digger” by Kanye West
1. “Trapped in the Closet” by R. Kelly
(R. Kelly’s multi-chapter opera may not be the most well-crafted piece of songwriting, but what it did to music fans and the industry for 2005 was reinvent what a “pop single” was all about. Not to mention, how many singles can provoke this much of a phenomenon?)

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