100 Greatest Songs From 2004

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. Take Me Out
Franz Ferdinand
2. Yeah!
Usher (feat. Lil' Jon and Ludacris)
3. Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Green Day
4. Since U Been Gone
Kelly Clarkson
5. Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
Arcade Fire
6. Float On
Modest Mouse
7. Drop It Like It's Hot
Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell
8. Heartbeat
9. Slow Hands
10. Galang
11. Wake Me Up When September End
Green Day
12. Rebellion (Lies)
Arcade Fire
13. Banquet
Bloc Party
14. Vertigo
15. Can't Stand Me Now
The Libertines
16. Mosh
17. American Idiot
Green Day
18. The Rat
The Walkmen
19. Slow Jamz
Twista, Kanye West and Jamie Foxx
20. Hollaback Girl
Gwen Stefani
21. Somebody Told Me
The Killers
22. Dry Your Eyes
The Streets
23. First of the Gang to Die
24. Your Ex-Lover is Dead
25. Burn
26. Let Me Love You
27. 1, 2 Step
Ciara Featuring Missy Elliott
28. Wake Up
Arcade Fire
29. Disco Inferno
50 Cent
30. My Boo
Usher and Alicia Keys
31. I Don't Wanna Know
Mario Winans, Enya and P. Diddy
32. Goodies
Ciara and Petey Pablo
33. Lean Back
Terror Squad
34. Behind These Hazel Eyes
Kelly Clarkson
35. All These Things That I've Done
The Killers
36. Hounds of Love
The Futureheads
37. Confessions Part II
38. Oh
Ciara (Featuring Ludacris)
39. Tipsy
40. Signs
Snoop Dogg
41. Freek-a-Leek
Petey Pablo
42. How We Do
The Game Featuring 50 Cent
43. Everything Is Everything
44. Formed a Band
Art Brut
45. I Predict a Riot
Kaiser Chiefs
46. Breakaway
Kelly Clarkson
47. Sunshine
Lil' Flip and Lea
48. Move Ya Body
Nina Sky
49. Lovers and Friends
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz (Feat. Usher & Ludacris)
50. Soldier
Destiny's Child (Feat. T.I. & Lil Wayne)

51. The Sky Was Pink
Nathan Fake
52. You Are the Generation that Bought More Shoes...
Johnny Boy
53. Dip It Low
Christina Milian (feat. Fabolous)
54. My Place
Nelly and Jaheim
55. Fit But You Know It
The Streets
56. C'mon C'mon
The Von Bondies
57. Overnight Celebrity
58. Rich Girl
Gwen Stefani Featuring Eve
59. Hotel
Cassidy and R. Kelly
60. Caught Up
61. Listen to Your Heart
62. What You Waiting For?
Gwen Stefani
63. Rocker
Alter Ego
64. Holiday
Green Day
65. Scars
Papa Roach
66. Heaven
Los Lonely Boys
67. Take Your Mama
Scissor Sisters
68. Yeah
LCD Soundsystem
69. Leave (Get Out)
70. Lose My Breath
Destiny's Child
71. Lonely
72. Still Tippin'
Mike Jones
73. Peach, Plum, Pear
Joanna Newsom
74. Locked Up
Akon and Styles P
75. All Falls Down
Kanye West and Syleena Johnson
76. Over and Over
Nelly (Feat. Tim McGraw)
77. The Sweat Descends
Les Savy Fav
78. We Don't Care
Kanye West
79. I Like That
Houston, Chingy, Nate Dogg and I-20
80. Pimpin' All Over the World
Ludacris (Feat. Bobby Valentino)
81. My Happy Ending
Avril Lavigne
82. Mockingbird
83. Irish Blood English Heart
84. Walk Idiot Walk
The Hives
85. On Fire
Lloyd Banks
86. Sugar (Gimme Some)
Trick Daddy (Feat. Ludacris, Lil' Kim & Cee-Lo)
87. Chewing Gum
88. For Lovers
Wolfman (feat. Pete Doherty)
89. Why?
Jadakiss (feat. Anthony Hamilton)
90. Bring Em Out
91. Cater 2 U
Destiny's Child
92. Headsprung
LL Cool J
93. Cool
Gwen Stefani
94. 1980
95. Ordinary People
John Legend
96. Let's Get It Started
The Black Eyed Peas
97. Happy People
R. Kelly
98. Wonderful
Ja Rule (Feat. R. Kelly & Ashanti)
99. Just Lose It
100. Mushaboom
20 more worth mentioning.
101. Ch-Check It Out
Beastie Boys
102. I'd Rather Dance With You
Kings Of Convenience
103. Portions for Foxes
Rilo Kiley
104. There She Goes, My Beautiful World
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
105. Drop the Pressure
106. Neighborhood #2
Arcade Fire
107. Stand Up Tall
Dizzee Rascal
108. Teach Me How to Fight
Junior Boys
109. Lua
Bright Eyes
110. Matinee
Franz Ferdinand
111. She Wants to Move
112. Leaf House
Animal Collective
113. Somewhere Only We Know
114. Freakin' Out
Graham Coxon
115. Michael
Franz Ferdinand
116. Breathe
117. Helena (So Long and Goodnight)
My Chemical Romance
118. Disconnect the Dots
Of Montreal
119. Don't Say Nuthin'
The Roots
120. Who Could Win a Rabbit?
Animal Collective
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 2004
An unheralded great record from 2004
Bruce's choice:
* He'll Have To Go
Holmes Brothers
Lew's choice:
* Trouble
Ray LaMontagne
Brett's choice:
* Pretty Much Great
Ryan's choice:
* Giddy Stratospheres
The Long Blondes
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Last Updated: 2012-07-12