100 Greatest Songs From 2004

Criteria: These songs from the year 2004 were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, and on their impact on the overall scope of musical history.
Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release).
Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.
Take Me Out single cover
Yeah! single cover
Boulevard of Broken Dreams single cover
Since U Been Gone single cover
Neighborhood #1 single cover
Float On single cover
Drop It Like It's Hot single cover
My Heartbeat single cover
1 Take Me Out Franz Ferdinand
2 Yeah! Usher (feat. Lil' Jon and Ludacris)
3 Boulevard of Broken Dreams Green Day
4 Since U Been Gone Kelly Clarkson
5 Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) Arcade Fire
6 Float On Modest Mouse
7 Drop It Like It's Hot Snoop Dogg (feat. Pharrell)
8 Heartbeat Annie
9 Slow Hands Interpol
10 Galang M.I.A.
11 Wake Me Up When September Ends Green Day
12 Rebellion (Lies) Arcade Fire
13 Banquet Bloc Party
14 Vertigo U2
15 Can't Stand Me Now The Libertines
16 Mosh Eminem
17 American Idiot Green Day
18 The Rat The Walkmen
19 Slow Jamz Twista, Kanye West and Jamie Foxx
20 Hollaback Girl Gwen Stefani
21 Somebody Told Me The Killers
22 Dry Your Eyes The Streets
23 First Of The Gang To Die Morrissey
24 Your Ex-Lover is Dead Stars
25 Burn Usher
26 Let Me Love You Mario
27 1, 2 Step Ciara (feat. Missy Elliott)
28 Wake Up Arcade Fire
29 Disco Inferno 50 Cent
30 My Boo Usher and Alicia Keys
31 I Don't Wanna Know Mario Winans, Enya and P. Diddy
32 Goodies Ciara and Petey Pablo
33 Lean Back Terror Squad
34 Behind These Hazel Eyes Kelly Clarkson
35 All These Things That I've Done The Killers
36 Hounds Of Love The Futureheads
37 Confessions Part II Usher
38 Oh Ciara (feat. Ludacris)
39 Tipsy J-Kwon
40 Signs Snoop Dogg
41 Freek-a-Leek Petey Pablo
42 How We Do The Game (feat. 50 Cent)
43 Everything Is Everything Phoenix
44 Formed A Band Art Brut
45 I Predict A Riot Kaiser Chiefs
46 Breakaway Kelly Clarkson
47 Sunshine Lil' Flip and Lea
48 Move Ya Body Nina Sky
49 Lovers And Friends Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz (feat. Usher, Ludacris)
50 Soldier Destiny's Child (feat. T.I. & Lil Wayne)
51 The Sky Was Pink Nathan Fake
52 You Are the Generation that Bought More Shoes... Johnny Boy
53 Dip It Low Christina Milian (feat. Fabolous)
54 My Place Nelly and Jaheim
55 Fit But You Know It The Streets
56 C'mon C'mon The Von Bondies
57 Overnight Celebrity Twista
58 Rich Girl Gwen Stefani (feat. Eve)
59 Hotel Cassidy and R. Kelly
60 Caught Up Usher
61 Listen To Your Heart D.H.T.
62 What You Waiting For? Gwen Stefani
63 Rocker Alter Ego
64 Holiday Green Day
65 Scars Papa Roach
66 Heaven Los Lonely Boys
67 Take Your Mama Scissor Sisters
68 Yeah LCD Soundsystem
69 Leave (Get Out) JoJo
70 Lose My Breath Destiny's Child
71 Lonely Akon
72 Still Tippin' Mike Jones
73 Peach, Plum, Pear Joanna Newsom
74 Locked Up Akon and Styles P
75 All Falls Down Kanye West and Syleena Johnson
76 Over And Over Nelly (feat. Tim McGraw)
77 The Sweat Descends Les Savy Fav
78 We Don't Care Kanye West
79 I Like That Houston, Chingy, Nate Dogg and I-20
80 Pimpin' All Over The World Ludacris (feat. Bobby Valentino)
81 My Happy Ending Avril Lavigne
82 Mockingbird Eminem
83 Irish Blood English Heart Morrissey
84 Walk Idiot Walk The Hives
85 On Fire Lloyd Banks
86 Sugar (Gimme Some) Trick Daddy (feat. Ludacris, Lil' Kim, Cee-Lo)
87 Chewing Gum Annie
88 For Lovers Wolfman (feat. Pete Doherty)
89 Why? Jadakiss (feat. Anthony Hamilton)
90 Bring Em Out T.I.
91 Cater 2 U Destiny's Child
92 Headsprung LL Cool J
93 Cool Gwen Stefani
94 1980 Estelle
95 Ordinary People John Legend
96 Let's Get It Started The Black Eyed Peas
97 Happy People R. Kelly
98 Wonderful Ja Rule (feat. R. Kelly & Ashanti)
99 Just Lose It Eminem
100 Mushaboom Feist
20 more worth mentioning.
101 Ch-Check It Out Beastie Boys
102 I'd Rather Dance With You Kings Of Convenience
103 Portions For Foxes Rilo Kiley
104 There She Goes, My Beautiful World Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
105 Drop The Pressure Mylo
106 Neighborhood #2 Arcade Fire
107 Stand Up Tall Dizzee Rascal
108 Teach Me How To Fight Junior Boys
109 Lua Bright Eyes
110 Matinee Franz Ferdinand
111 She Wants To Move N.E.R.D.
112 Leaf House Animal Collective
113 Somewhere Only We Know Keane
114 Freakin' Out Graham Coxon
115 Michael Franz Ferdinand
116 Breathe Fabolous
117 Helena (So Long And Goodnight) My Chemical Romance
118 Disconnect the Dots Of Montreal
119 Don't Say Nuthin' The Roots
120 Who Could Win A Rabbit? Animal Collective
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 2004
Bruce's Choice: An unheralded great record from 2004
* He'll Have To Go Holmes Brothers
Lew's Choice:
* Trouble Ray LaMontagne
Brett's Choice:
* Pretty Much Great Stephen Bard
Ryan's Choice:
* Giddy Stratospheres The Long Blondes

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