100 Greatest Songs From 2002

Criteria: These songs from the year 2002 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.

Lose Yourself single cover
Clocks single cover
Losing My Edge single cover
House of Jealous Lovers single cover
The Seed 2.0 single cover
Work It single cover
Without Me single cover
No One Knows single cover
1 Lose Yourself Eminem
2 Clocks Coldplay
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 Eminem
8 No One Knows Queens of the Stone Age
9 Made You Look Nas
10 Dilemma Nelly (feat. Kelly Rowland)
11 The Scientist Coldplay
12 Like A Stone Audioslave
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 Spoon
17 This Love Maroon 5
18 Heartbeats The Knife
19 Grindin' Clipse
20 Poor Places Wilco
21 Obstacle 1 Interpol
22 Foolish Ashanti
23 Hot in Herre Nelly
24 Jesus, etc. Wilco
25 By The Way Red Hot Chili Peppers
26 Lost Cause Beck
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 Aaliyah
39 Picture Kid Rock and Allison Moorer
40 There Goes The Fear Doves
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 Bandages
53 Cleanin' Out My Closet Eminem
54 PDA Interpol
55 Dreaming Of You The Coral
56 I Know What You Want Busta Rhymes, Mariah Carey, Flipmode Squad
57 Drift Away Uncle Kracker and Dobie Gray
58 So weit wie noch nie Jürgen Paape
59 Freak Like Me Sugababes
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 McLusky
67 In My Place Coldplay
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 Mario
75 NYC Interpol
76 Dy-na-mi-tee Ms. Dynamite
77 Happy Ashanti
78 Rippin Kittin Golden Boy (feat. Miss Kittin)
79 I Am Trying To Break Your Heart Wilco
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 Jay-Z
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 Nas
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 Madonna
20 more worth mentioning.
101 Heavy Metal Drummer Wilco
102 Leaving Home International Pony
103 Stop Cryin' Your Heart Out Oasis
104 Fight Test The Flaming Lips
105 You Know You're Right Nirvana
106 Stella Was A Diver And She Was Always Down Interpol
107 Here To Stay New Order
108 Two Months Off Underworld
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 Spoon
118 Check The Meaning Richard Ashcroft
119 Black Rooster The Kills
120 United States Of Whatever Liam Lynch
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 2002
Bruce's Choice: An unheralded great record from 2002
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Last Night Chris Anderson & DJ Robbie
Lew's Choice:
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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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