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These are 2009's best pop singles. Brace yourselves

1. The Sound Of Arrows Into The Clouds

2. Lady Gaga Bad Romance

3. Jordin Sparks Battlefield

4. David Guetta feat Kelly Rowland When Love Takes Over

5. Lady Gaga Poker Face

6. Mini Viva I Wish

7. La Roux In For The Kill

8. Mini Viva Left My Heart In Tokyo

9. Carolina Liar Show Me What I'm Looking For

10. Alexandra Burke Bad Boys

11. Lily Allen The Fear

12. La Roux Bulletproof

13. Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling

14. Music Go Music Warm In The Shadows

15. Annie Songs Remind Me Of You

16. Rihanna Russian Roulette

17. Shakira She Wolf

18. JLS Beat Again

19. Cheryl Cole feat Will.i.am 3 Words

20. Yeah Yeah Yeahs Zero

21. Calvin Harris I'm Not Alone

22. Girls Aloud Untouchable

23. Girls Can't Catch Keep Your Head Up

24. Saint Etienne Method Of Modern Love

25. Lady Gaga Just Dance

26. Marina & The Diamonds I Am Not A Robot

27. Cheryl Cole Fight For This Love

28. Lady Gaga Paparazzi

29. Kelly Clarkson My Life Would Suck Without You

30. Beyonce Halo

31. Pet Shop Boys Love Etc

32. Girls Aloud The Loving Kind

33. Freemasons feat Sophie Ellis-Bextor Heartbreak (Make Me A Dancer)

34. Jay-Z feat Alicia Keys Empire State Of Mind

35. Little Boots Remedy

36. Major Lazer Keep It Goin' Louder

37. VV Brown Shark In The Water

38. Frankmusik Better Off As 2

39. Ryskee Leave Me Amor

40. Calvin Harris Flashback

41. Sugababes Get Sexy

42. Tinchy Stryder feat Amelle Never Leave You

43. Dizzee Rascal Holiday

44. Beyonce Sweet Dreams

45. Empire Of The Sun We Are The People

 

Plus!

45's not really enough, so here are another 55 in strict alpha­bet­ical order.

3OH!3 Don't Trust Me

Agnes Release Me

Ali Love Diminishing Returns

Alicia Keys Doesn’t Mean Anything

Alphabeat The Spell

Annie Anthonio

Bat For Lashes Daniel

Black Eyed Peas Boom Boom Pow

Blackout Crew Dialled

Britney Spears 3

Calvin Harris Ready For The Weekend

Cartridge The Woods

Cobra Starship feat Leighton Meester Good Girls Go Bad

Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden Bonkers

Dolly Rockers Gold Digger

Editors Papillon

Ellie Goulding Under The Sheets

Empire Of The Sun Walking On A Dream

Eva Simons Silly Boy

Example Watch The Sun Come Up

Florence & The Machine Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)

Frankmusik Confusion Girl

Groove Armada I Won't Kneel

GrUm Heartbeats

JLS Everybody In Love

Julian Casablancas 11th Dimenson

Julian Perretta Wonder Why

Ke$ha TiK ToK

Keri Hilson feat Kanye West & Ne-Yo Knock You Down

Kid Sister Right Hand Hi

Leona Lewis Happy

Little Boots New In Town

Madonna Celebration

Marina & The Diamonds Obsessions/Mowgli's Road

Miley Cyrus Party In The USA

MPHO Box N Locks

Nerina Pallot Real Late Starter

Ou Est Le Swimming Pool Dance The Way I Feel

Paloma Faith New York

Pink Sober

Pixie Lott Boys And Girls

Pixie Lott Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)

Preston Dressed To Kill

Robbie Williams Bodies

Royksopp feat Robyn The Girl & The Robot

Silver Columns Brow Beaten

Sugababes About A Girl

Susan Boyle Wild Horses

Taio Cruz Break Your Heart

The Bird & The Bee Love Letter To Japan

The Golden Filter Solid Gold

The Golden Filter Thunderbird

The Yeah Yous 15 Minutes

Timbaland feat SoShy Morning After Dark

Tinchy Stryder feat Taio Cruz Take Me Back

Notes:

1. We don't really know what a 'single' is any more but we think these all count.
2. We stuck to UK releases because otherwise you open up a whole world of com­plic­a­tion and we're not having any of that thank you very much.
3. Anything we've missed? Let us know on [email protected] and we'll publish some of the best sug­ges­tions.