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Posted by Popjustice on Dec 20 2007, 09:00

Singles. Like albums but shorter. Still popular, contrary to the claims of certain people, and released with alarming regularity.

Most of the singles released in 2007 were rubbish. Here are 100 which were not, starting with the most least rubbish.

1
WITH EVERY HEARTBEAT
ROBYN feat KLEERUP

Chart Peak: Number One

Should it have done better:No

What happened next: Robyn donned history’s most baffling eyebrows for the video to follow-up single ‘Handle Me’ before realising women with alarmingly hairy faces and continued Top Ten success do not go hand in hand. Kleerup’s debut album is due in 2008 and Robyn releases balladesque blubbathon ‘Be Mine!’ in a few weeks.

2
CALL THE SHOTS
GIRLS ALOUD
Chart Peak: Number Two

Should it have done better:Yes

What happened next: The band (‘the band’) performed an appalling acoustic version for Jo Whiley, then decided that their next single should be an almost-ballad about speaking French and funky music doing the talking.

3
UMBRELLA
RIHANNA
Chart Peak: Number One

Should it have done better:Yes

What happened next: Nobody could use the word ‘umbrella’ in casual conversation without someone making a ‘hilarious’ Rihanna reference – the measure of a true pop hit. (See also ‘Hot In Herre’ etc etc etc.)

4
ABOUT YOU NOW
SUGABABES

Chart Peak: 
Number One

Should it have done better:No

What happened next: Instead of splitting up they stuck leaves all over their faces and released a ballad for Christmas which was not Number One because people were still buying ‘About You Now’. They should have just done an ‘About Yule Now’ with sleighbells on it, with hindsight.

5
SONG 4 MUTYA
MUTYA & GROOVE ARMADA
Chart Peak: Number 10

Should it have done better: Yes but in light of the terrible video probably not.

What they did next: Groove Armada decided to release another greatest hits album while Mutya, who managed to make it through ‘Song 4 Mutya”s promotional work without revealing that she probably didn’t like it very much, went back to releasing slow-jams to widespread disinterest.

6
BEAUTIFUL LIAR (FREEMASONS MIX)
BEYONCE & SHAKIRA

Chart Peak:
Number One.

Should it have done better:No.

What she did next: Beyonce and Shakira both got in with their respective lives, Beyonce asked the Freemasons to work on her next album, and the Freemasons released proper-hit-single ‘Uninvited’ while also co-inventing the best song on the Kylie album.

7
BLEEDING LOVE
LEONA LEWIS
Chart Peak: Number One.

Should it have done better: No

What she did next: Whatever Madonna would have done next.

8
TODAY THE SUN’S ON US

SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR

Chart Peak: Number 64

Should it have done better: Yes

What she did next: Went on tour with Take That and decided to release a Greatest Hits album then decided not to release a Greatest Hits album quite yet because recording an amazing song with The Freemasons needed to be done first. You sometimes have to question the sanity of a country which chooses not to put a song this brilliant somewhere inside the Top 10.

9
TAKE IT LIKE A MAN
DRAGONETTE

Chart Peak: 
Number 150 (ish)

Should it have done better: Yes

What they did next: Fucked off to Canada where shops were stocking and people were buying their amazing album before popping back to the UK for a handful of Christmas shows. It would be nice to think that 2008 will be their year.

10
GIMME MORE
BRITNEY SPEARS

Chart Peak: Number Three

Should it have done better: Maybe a little bit.

What she did next: See www.perezhilton.com for further details.

11. La Musique – Riot In Begium
12. Uninvited – Freemasons feat Bailey Tzuke
13. She’s Madonna – Robbie Williams
14. Valerie Mark Ronson feat Amy Winehouse
15. Flourescent Adolescent – Arctic Monkeys
16. Acceptable In The 80s – Calvin Harris
17. Tears Dry On Their Own – Amy Winehouse
18. Fantastic 6 – Alphabeat
19. Some Kinda Rush – Booty Luv

20. Golden Skans – Klaxons
21. Overpowered – Roisin Murphy
22. The Way I Are – Timbaland feat Keri Hilson
23. Foundations – Kate Nash
24. DANCE – Justice
25. Secret Sunday Lover – Ali Love
26. Potential Break-Up Song – Aly & AJ
27. All My Friends – LCD Soundsystem
28. I Want Your Soul – Armand Van Helden
29. Circulate – Rex The Dog

30. You Know I’m No Good – Amy Winehouse
31. Catch You – Sophie Ellis Bextor
32. Sexy! No No No – Girls Aloud
33. No More Conversations Freeform Five
34. Stop Me Mark Ronson feat Daniel Merriweather
35. The Girls – Calvin Harris
36. Merrymaking At My Place – Calvin Harris
37. Tony The Beat – The Sounds
38. Let Me Know – Roisin Murphy
39. Back To Black – Amy Winehouse

40. 2 Hearts – Kylie Minogue
41. Rock & Roll – Remi Nicole
42. Don’t Mess With My Man – Booty Luv
43. Standing in the Way of Control – Gossip
44. I Get Around – Dragonette
45. Rule The World – Take That
46. Ain’t No Party – Orson
47. No One – Alicia Keys
48. Makes Me Wonder – Maroon 5
49. Stronger – Kanye West

50. 1234 – Feist
51. Jimmy – MIA
52. North American Scum – LCD Soundsystem
53. It’s All True – Tracey Thorn
54. Read My Mind – The Killers
55. Early Winter – Gwen Stefani
56. Soulmate – Natasha Bedingfield
57. Proper Education – Eric Prydz vs Pink Floyd
58. Too Little Too Late – Jojo
59. Dignity – Hilary Duff

60. A Place In My Heart – David Jordan
61. Girlfriend – Avril Lavigne
62. Chelsea – Stefy
63. NYC Beat – Armand Van Helden
64. What Am I Fighting For – Unklejam
65. Apologise – Timbaland feat One Republic
66. Here (In Your Arms) – Hellogoodbye
67. Late Night Session – Ali Love
68. Not Over Yet – Klaxons
69. Touch Me Like That – Dannii Minogue vs Jason Nevins

70. Bluebells – Patrick Wolf
71. She’s My Man – Scissor Sisters
72. Shine – Booty Love
73. Give It To Me – Timbaland feat Nelly & Justin
74. The Magic Position – Patrick Wolf
75. Stay Up Forever – Chungking
76. What Goes Around Comes Around – Justin Timberlake
77. Lovestoned – Justin Timberlake
78. One More Chance – Candie Payne
79. Me & My Imagination – Sophie Ellis Bextor

80. Earth Intruders – Bjork
81. Lipgloss – Lil’ Mama
82. Baby Love – Nicole Scherzinger
83. Luv Ya – Unklejam
84. B-Boy Baby – Mutya Buena
85. Take Control – Amerie
86. Beside You – Ben Bills
87. Real Girl – Mutya Buena
88. A Bad Dream – Keane
89. Muzzle Number 1 – The Whip

90. A Public Affair – Jessica Simpson
91. Ruby – Kaiser Chiefs
92. Gotta Work – Amerie
93. Stereo – Unklejam
94. Chick Fit – All Saints
95. Babies – Natasha Bedingfield
96. Unappreciated – Cherish
97. Happy Endings – Mika
98. It’s The Beat – Simian Mobile Disco
99. Walk This Way – Sugababes vs Girls Aloud
100. Beautiful Girls – Sean Kingston

We’ve missed some stuff out of here by accident. Like ‘Amazing’ by Seal, for example. If there’s anything you think we’ve missed, drop us a line.



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