100 Greatest Songs From 2003

  1. Hey Ya! - Outkast
  2. Crazy In Love - Beyoncé and Jay-Z
  3. Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
  4. Jesus Walks - Kanye West
  5. In Da Club - 50 Cent
  6. 99 Problems - Jay-Z
  7. Mr. Brightside - The Killers
  8. Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  9. Where is the Love - Black Eyed Peas
10. The Way You Move - OutKast
11. Roses - OutKast
12. 12:51 - The Strokes
13. Milkshake - Kelis
14. Bring Me to Life - Evanescence and Paul McCoy
15. I Luv U - Dizzee Rascal
16. 2 + 2 = 5 (The Lukewarm) - Radiohead
17. Such Great Heights - The Postal Service
18. Out of Time - Blur
19. Toxic - Britney Spears
20. Me and Giuliani Down By the Schoolyard (A True Story) - !!!
21. If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
22. Baby Boy - Beyoncé and Sean Paul
23. The Reason - Hoobastank
24. Right Thurr - Chingy
25. Staring at the Sun - TV on the Radio
26. Fix Up, Look Sharp - Dizzee Rascal
27. Slow Motion - Juvenile and Soulja Slim
28. Shake Ya Tailfeather - Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee
29. There There - Radiohead
30. Naughty Girl - Beyoncé
31. P.I.M.P. - 50 Cent
32. La Ritournelle - Sébastien Tellier
33. Easy Lee - Ricardo Villalobos
34. 21 Questions - 50 Cent and Nate Dogg
35. Someday - Nickelback
36. Mundian to Bach Ke / Beware of the Boys - Panjabi MC (feat. Jay-Z)
37. My Immortal - Evanescence
38. You Don't Know My Name - Alicia Keys
39. Frontin' - Pharrell and Jay-Z
40. Magic Stick - Lil' Kim and 50 Cent
41. I Believe in a Thing Called Love - The Darkness
42. Dirt Off Your Shoulder - Jay-Z
43. Into You - Fabolous and Tamia
44. Me, Myself and I - Beyoncé
45. The First Cut Is the Deepest - Sheryl Crow
46. Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
47. Through the Wire - Kanye West
48. Comfortably Numb - Scissor Sisters
49. Can't Let You Go - Fabolous, Lil' Mo and Mike Shorey
50. White Flag - Dido
51. Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh) - Lumidee
52. Don't Look Back Into The Sun - The Libertines
53. One Call Away - Chingy and J-Weav
54. Turn Me On - Kevin Lyttle
55. Stand Up - Ludacris and Shawnna
56. Damn! - YoungBloodZ and Lil Jon
57. Where Have All the Rude Boys Gone? - Ted Leo, Rx/Pharmacists
58. Suga Suga - Baby Bash and Frankie J
59. Rock wit U (Awww Baby) - Ashanti
60. Numb - Linkin Park
61. No Letting Go - Wayne Wonder
62. Diary - Alicia Keys and Tony! Toni! Toné!
63. All the Things She Said - t.A.T.u.
64. It's My Life - No Doubt
65. So Gone - Monica
66. Gay Bar - Electric Six
67. Splash Waterfalls - Ludacris
68. Calling All Angels - Train
69. Salt Shaker - Ying Yang Twins and Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz
70. Pass That Dutch - Missy Elliott
71. Holidae In - Chingy, Ludacris and Snoop Dogg
72. Thoia Thoing - R. Kelly
73. In Those Jeans - Ginuwine
74. Meant to Live - Switchfoot
75. Are You Happy Now? - Michelle Branch
76. Walked Outta Heaven - Jagged Edge
77. Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back) - Eamon
78. My Love Is Like...Wo - Mýa
79. Read Your Mind - Avant & Snoop Dogg
80. Darts Of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand
81. One Thing - Finger Eleven
82. Angel - Amanda Perez
83. The Jump Off - Lil' Kim and Mr. Cheeks
84. U Should've Known Better - Monica
85. Intuition - Jewel
86. Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park
87. Gigolo - Nick Cannon and R. Kelly
88. Rain On Me - Ashanti
89. Big Sur - The Thrills
90. I'm A Cuckoo - Belle and Sebastian
91. Can't Stop, Won't Stop - Young Gunz
92. Y Control - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
93. Change Clothes - Jay-Z
94. Don't Tell Me - Avril Lavigne
95. Step in the Name of Love - R. Kelly
96. Hey Mama - Black Eyed Peas
97. Superman - Eminem
98. Shoreline - Broder Daniel
99. Inertiatic Esp - The Mars Volta
100. Run - Ghostface Killah feat. Jadakiss
20 more worth mentioning.
101. Trick Me - Kelis
102. Maple Leaves - Jens Lekman
103. Molly's Chambers - Kings of Leon
104. Jessica Simpson - Adam Green
105. So Says I - The Shins
106. Pass It On - The Coral
107. Slow - Kylie Minogue
108. She Sends Kisses - The Wrens
109. Reptilia - The Strokes
110. No Good Advice - Girls Aloud
111. Stacy's Mom - Fountains of Wayne
112. Everybody's Changing - Keane
113. I Don't Blame You - Cat Power
114. Pretty (Ugly Before) - Elliott Smith
115. Heartbeats - Jóse González
116. Mad World - Michael Andrews feat. Gary Jules
117. Cameltoe - Fanny Pack
118. Come Over - Aaliyah
119. Wanna Get To Know You - G-Unit and Joe
120. Lost In The Plot - Dears
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 2003
Lew's choice - An unheralded great record from 2003
* Your Mistake - Sister Hazel

Adam's choice -
* The Nosebleed Section - Hilltop Hoods

Ryan's choice -
* The First Single - The Format

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Last Updated: 2012-06-22

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.