100 Greatest Songs From 2005

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. Feel Good Inc.
2. Gold Digger
Kanye West (feat. Jamie Foxx)
3. I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
Arctic Monkeys
4. 1 Thing
5. We Belong Together
Mariah Carey
6. Hate It Or Love It
The Game (feat. 50 Cent)
7. Speed Of Sound
8. Stay Fly
Three 6 Mafia
9. Do You Want To
Franz Ferdinand
10. Check On It
Beyoncé (feat. Slim Thug)
11. My Doorbell
The White Stripes
12. Hoppípolla
Sigur Rós
13. La Rock 01
14. Diamonds from Serra Leone
Kanye West
15. Chicago
Sufjan Stevens
16. Technologic
Daft Punk
17. Bad Day
Daniel Powter
18. Temperature
Sean Paul
19. Hung Up
20. Hope There's Someone
Antony and The Johnsons
21. Don't Cha
The Pussycat Dolls (feat. Busta Rhymes)
22. Candy Shop
50 Cent (feat. Olivia)
23. Ridin'
Chamillionaire and Krayzie Bone
24. Let's Make Love And Listen To Death From Above
25. Be Mine
26. You and Me
27. Run It!
Chris Brown and Juelz Santana
28. Be Withounellyt You
Mary J. Blige
29. Grillz
Nelly, Paul Wall and Ali & Gipp
30. I Feel Space
31. Daft Punk Is Playing at My House
LCD Soundsystem
32. Over My Head (Cable Car)
The Fray
33. Just a Lil Bit
50 Cent
34. Don't Phunk With My Heart
The Black Eyed Peas
35. Lose Control
Missy Elliott (feat. Ciara & Fat Man Scoop)
36. Apply Some Pressure
Maxïmo Park
37. DARE
38. Shake It Off
Mariah Carey
39. Buttons
Pussycat Dolls and Snoop Dogg
40. Pon de Replay
41. My Humps
The Black Eyed Peas
42. Beverly Hills
43. I Write Sins Not Tragedies
Panic! at the Disco
44. Welcome to Jamrock
Damian Marley
45. Destroy Everything You Touch
46. Move Along
The All-American Rejects
47. Lonely No More
Rob Thomas
48. Photograph
49. Mr. November
The National
50. Fuck Forever

51. Sugar, We're Goin Down
Fall Out Boy
52. How to Save a Life
The Fray
53. Best of You
Foo Fighters
54. I Turn My Camera On
55. Galvanize
The Chemical Brothers
56. Switch
Will Smith
57. Let Me Hold You
Bow Wow (feat. Omarion)
58. Lips of an Angel
59. Like You
Bow Wow (feat. Ciara)
60. Everytime We Touch
61. Obsession (No Es Amor)
Frankie J Featuring Baby Bash
62. Dance, Dance
Fall Out Boy
63. Trains to Brazil
64. Bucky Done Gun
65. (When You Gonna) Give It Up to Me
Sean Paul and Keyshia Cole
66. Let Me Go
3 Doors Down
67. Stickwitu
Pussycat Dolls
68. Casimir Pulaski Day
Sufjan Stevens
69. Biology
Girls Aloud
70. I'm 'n Luv (Wit a Stripper)
T-Pain and Mike Jones
71. Grind With Me
Pretty Ricky
72. Soul Survivor
Young Jeezy (feat. Akon)
73. Yo (Excuse Me Miss)
Chris Brown
74. John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
Sufjan Stevens
75. Where'd You Go
Fort Minor, Holly Brook and Jonah Matranga
76. Laffy Taffy
77. Tribulations
LCD Soundsystem
78. Grass
Animal Collective
79. Slow Down
Bobby Valentino
80. Trapped in the Closet (Chapter 1 of 5)
R. Kelly
81. Ooh La La
82. Dirty Little Secret
The All-American Rejects
83. Savin' Me
84. B.Y.O.B.
System of a Down
85. Waters of Nazareth
86. Don't Forget About Us
Mariah Carey
87. Shake That
Eminem and Nate Dogg
88. Wait (The Whisper Song)
Ying Yang Twins
89. We Be Burnin'
Sean Paul
90. Can I Have It Like That
Pharrell Williams (feat. Gwen Stefani)
91. Fix You
92. It's Like That
Mariah Carey
93. Gimme That
Chris Brown and Lil Wayne
94. Outta Control
50 Cent (feat. Mobb Deep)
95. Don't Lie
The Black Eyed Peas
96. Pump It
The Black Eyed Peas
97. Just the Girl
The Click Five
98. When I'm Gone
99. Who Says You Can't Go Home
Bon Jovi and Jennifer Nettles
100. Black and White Town
20 more worth mentioning.
101. Fake Palindromes
Andrew Bird
102. 16 Military Wives
The Decemberists
103. Hard to Beat
104. Don't Save Us From the Flames
105. Push the Button
106. Munich
107. We Are Nowhere and It's Now
Bright Eyes
108. Juicebox
The Strokes
109. Blue Orchid
The White Stripes
110. Oh My Gosh
Basement Jaxx
111. Fake Tales of San Francisco
Arctic Monkeys
112. Dirty Harry
113. The Corner
114. Precious
Depeche Mode
115. Jumpers
116. Emily Kane
Art Brut
117. In the Morning
The Coral
118. Shine a Light
Wolf Parade
119. Forever Lost
The Magic Numbers
120. 7/4 (Shoreline)
Broken Social Scene
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 2005
An unheralded great record from 2005
Lew's choice:
* Spark
Over the Rhine
Brett's choice:
* All Will Be Well
Gabe Dixon Band
Adam's choice:
* Since When
Ryan's choice:
* Dance Me In
Sons and Daughters
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Last Updated: 2012-08-11