100 Greatest Songs From 2002

Criteria: These records 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.

1. Lose Yourself
2. Clocks
3. Losing My Edge
LCD Soundsystem
4. House of Jealous Lovers
The Rapture
5. The Seed (2.0)
The Roots (feat. Cody ChesnuTT)
6. Work It
Missy Elliott
7. Without Me
8. No One Knows
Queens of the Stone Age
9. Made You Look
10. Dilemma
Nelly feat. Kelly Rowland
11. The Scientist
12. Like a Stone
13. Cry Me a River
Justin Timberlake
14. The Rising
Bruce Springsteen
15. Do You Realize??
The Flaming Lips
16. The Way We Get By
17. This Love
Maroon 5
18. Heartbeats
The Knife
19. Grindin'
20. Poor Places
21. Obstacle 1
22. Foolish
23. Hot in Herre
24. Jesus, etc.
25. By the Way
Red Hot Chili Peppers
26. Lost Cause
27. Ignition
R. Kelly
28. Get Busy
Sean Paul
29. Get Low
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz and Ying Yang Twins
30. Weak Become Heroes
The Streets
31. Danger! High Voltage
Electric Six
32. Complicated
Avril Lavigne
33. Rock Your Body
Justin Timberlake
34. Move Your Feet
Junior Senior
35. When I'm Gone
3 Doors Down
36. Unwell
Matchbox 20
37. A Thousand Miles
Vanessa Carlton
38. Miss You
39. Picture
Kid Rock and Allison Moorer
40. There Goes the Fear
41. Time for Heroes
The Libertines
42. All I Have
Jennifer Lopez and LL Cool J
43. I'm with You
Avril Lavigne
44. I Need a Girl (Part One)
P. Diddy, Usher and Loon
45. I Need a Girl (Part Two)
P. Diddy, Ginuwine, Loon and Mario Winans
46. Let's Push Things Forward
The Streets
47. Get By
Talib Kweli
48. Beautiful
Christina Aguilera
49. Oops (Oh My)
Tweet and Missy Elliott
50. Beautiful
Snoop Dogg, Pharrell and Charlie Wilson

51. Addictive
Truth Hurts and Rakim
52. Hot Hot Heat
53. Cleanin' Out My Closet
54. PDA
55. Dreaming of You
The Coral
56. I Know What You Want
Busta Rhymes, Mariah Carey and Flipmode Squad
57. Drift Away
Uncle Kracker and Dobie Gray
58. So weit wie noch nie
Jürgen Paape
59. Freak Like Me
60. Gangsta Lovin'
Eve and Alicia Keys
61. The Game of Love
Santana and Michelle Branch
62. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (Pt. 1)
The Flaming Lips
63. What a Waster
The Libertines
64. '03 Bonnie & Clyde
Jay-Z and Beyoncé
65. Bump, Bump, Bump
B2K and P. Diddy
66. To Hell with Good Intentions
67. In My Place
68. Don't Know Why
Norah Jones
69. Mesmerize
Ja Rule and Ashanti
70. Oh Boy
Cam'ron and Juelz Santana
71. Star Guitar
The Chemical Brothers
72. Get Free
The Vines
73. Soak Up the Sun
Sheryl Crow
74. Just a Friend 2002
75. NYC
76. Dy-na-mi-tee
Ms. Dynamite
77. Happy
78. Rippin Kittin
Golden Boy feat. Miss Kittin
79. I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
80. Gossip Folks
Missy Elliott and Ludacris
81. Highly Evolved
The Vines
82. Air Force Ones
Nelly and St. Lunatics
83. Why Don't You & I
Santana and Alex Band
84. Excuse Me Miss
85. No Children
The Mountain Goats
86. Six Days
DJ Shadow
87. My City of Ruins
Bruce Springsteen
88. Cause = Time
Broken Social Scene
89. Up the Bracket
The Libertines
90. I Can
91. Pass the Courvoisier, Part II
Busta Rhymes, P. Diddy and Pharrell
92. Almost Crimes
Broken Social Scene
93. The Blower's Daughter
Damien Rice
94. Rainy Dayz
Mary J. Blige and Ja Rule
95. Like I Love You
Justin Timberlake and Clipse
96. Here Without You
3 Doors Down
97. Wanksta
50 Cent
98. Here Is Gone
Goo Goo Dolls
99. Hands Clean
Alanis Morissette
100. Die Another Day
20 more worth mentioning.
101. Heavy Metal Drummer
102. Leaving Home
International Pony
103. Stop Cryin' Your Heart Out
104. Fight Test
The Flaming Lips
105. You Know You're Right
106. Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down
107. Here to Stay
New Order
108. Two Months Off
109. Here I Dreamt I Was an Architecht
The Decemberists
110. Quelqu'un m'a dit
Carla Bruni
111. Silent Sigh
Badly Drawn Boy
112. Miss Lucifer
Primal Scream
113. Lazy
X-Press 2 feat. David Byrne
114. I Against I
Massive Attack feat. Mos Def
115. Miura
Metro Area
116. Dance to the Underground
Radio 4
117. Small Stakes
118. Check the Meaning
Richard Ashcroft
119. Black Rooster
The Kills
120. United States of Whatever
Liam Lynch
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 2002
An unheralded great record from 2002
Bruce's choice:
Last Night
Chris Anderson & DJ Robbie
Lew's choice:
Sault Ste. Marie
Three Dog Night
Adam's choice:
* Rocksteady
Remy Shand
Brett's choice:
* One More Kiss
Nico Juber
Ryan's choice:
* Speakers Push the Air
Pretty Girls Make Graves
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Last Updated: 2012-06-12