100 Greatest Songs From 2006

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. Crazy
Gnarls Barkley
2. Rehab
Amy Winehouse
3. SexyBack
Justin Timberlake
4. What You Know
5. Irreplaceble
6. My Love
Justin Timberlake (feat. T.I.)
7. Hips Don't Lie
Shakira (feat. Wyclef Jean)
8. Starlight
9. Young Folks
Peter Bjorn & John
10. Dani California
Red Hot Chili Peppers
11. When You Were Young
The Killers
12. Supermassive Black Hole
13. Say It Right
Nelly Furtado
14. Smile
Lily Allen
15. Chasing Cars
Snow Patrol
16. Steady as She Goes
The Raconteurs
17. Ain't No Other Man
Christina Aguilera
18. Promiscuous
Nelly Furtado (feat. Timbaland)
19. What Goes Around......Comes Around
Justin Timberlake
20. Hey There Delilah
Plain White T's
21. Wolf Like Me
TV On the Radio
22. White & Nerdy
"Weird Al" Yankovic
23. View from the Afternoon
Arctic Monkeys
24. Snow (Hey Oh)
Red Hot Chili Peppers
25. Over and Over
Hot Chip
26. S.O.S.
27. The Sweet Escape
Gwen Stefani (feat. Akon)
28. Big Girls Don't Cry
29. And I Was a Boy from School
Hot Chip
30. We Are Your Friends
Justice Vs. Simianu
31. I Wanna Love You
Akon (feat. Snoop Dogg)
32. Smack That
Akon (feat. Eminem)
33. Glamorous
Fergie (feat. Ludacris)
34. Don't Matter
35. The Funeral
Band of Horses
36. Bro's
Panda Bear
37. Standing in the Way of Control
The Gossip
38. Welcome to the Black Parade
My Chemical Romance
39. It's Not Over
40. So Sick
41. Me & U
42. In the Morning
Junior Boys
43. It's Goin' Down
Yung Joc
44. Fergalicious
Fergie (feat. will.i.am)
45. Silent Shout
The Knife
46. Unfaithful
47. London Bridge
48. U + Ur Hand
49. Maneater
Nelly Furtado
50. Runaway Love
Ludacris (feat. Mary J. Blige)

51. Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken
Camera Obscura
52. Snap Yo Fingers
Lil Jon, E-40 and Sean Paul
53. Pull Shapes
The Pipettes
54. Home
55. Lean wit It, Rock wit It
Dem Franchize Boyz
56. A Certain Romance
Arctic Monkeys
57. We Fly High
Jim Jones
58. Walk It Out
59. The Greatest
Cat Power
60. Money Maker
Ludacris and Pharrell
61. Bossy
Kelis and Too Short
62. Summer Love
Justin Timberlake
63. We Share Our Mother's Health
The Knife
64. Postcards from Italy
65. Pop, Lock & Drop It
66. Ms. New Booty
Bubba Sparxxx and Ying Yang Twins
67. Waiting on the World to Change
John Mayer
68. Last Night
Diddy (feat. Keyshia Cole)
69. Not Ready to Make Nice
Dixie Chicks
70. Make It Rain
Fat Joe (feat. Lil Wayne)
71. Running the World
Jarvis Cocker
72. Knife
Grizzly Bear
73. Ice Box
Omarion (feat. Timbaland)
74. Lost Without U
Robin Thicke
75. Sexy Love
76. U and Dat
E-40, T-Pain and Kandi Girl
77. Face Down
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
78. Kick Push
Lupe Fiasco
79. I Don't Feel Like Dancin'
Scissor Sisters
80. Shortie Like Mine
Bow Wow (feat. Chris Brown and Johntá Austin)
81. Keep Holding On
Avril Lavigne
82. Who Knew
83. Intervention
Arcade Fire
84. Roscoe
85. Déjà Vu
Beyoncé and Jay-Z
86. Shoulder Lean
Young Dro and T.I.
87. Long Distance Call
88. Stuck Between Stations
The Hold Steady
89. Go Getta
Young Jeezy (feat. R. Kelly)
90. LoveStoned
Justin Timberlake
91. That's That
Snoop Dogg (feat. R. Kelly)
92. Stupid Girls
93. Knights of Cydonia
94. Won't Do
J Dilla
95. So What
Field Mob and Ciara
96. Touch It
Busta Rhymes
97. Hate Me
Blue October
98. Wind It Up
Gwen Stefani
99. When the Sun Goes Down
Arctic Monkeys
100. Back To Black
Amy Winehouse
20 more worth mentioning.
101. Fidelity
Regina Spektor
102. Incinerate
Sonic Youth
103. Blood on My Hands
104. Black Sweat
105. Gold Lion
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
106. Wamp Wamp (What It Do)
Clipse with Slim Thug
107. Ghetto Story
Cham (feat. Akon)
108. Country Girl
Primal Scream
109. Ring the Alarm
110. You Only Live Once
The Strokes
111. Pop the Glock
112. Cheated Hearts
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
113. World Wide Suicide
Pearl Jam
114. Hustlin'
Rick Ross
115. Remmidemmi (Yippie Yippie Yeah)
116. LDN
Lily Allen
117. Get Myself Into It
The Rapture
118. Falling Slowly
The Swell Season
119. Bird Flu
120. Das Zelt
Jeans Team
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 2006
An unheralded great record from 2006
Bruce's choice:
* Chelsea Dagger
Lew's choice:
* On an Island
David Gilmour
Brett's choice:
* Somerville
Pernice Brothers
Ryan's choice:
* Please Visit Your National Parks
Oxford Collapse
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Last Updated: 2012-08-16