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.