Top 100 Songs 2001

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Ten years ago, I had the idea of coming up with my own yearly top 100 songs. Since then, I haven’t stopped the enjoyment.

Wikipedia.com lists down some noteworthy events in music from the most unforgettable year in modern history and are as follows:

~ January 17 – Bass player Jason Newsted leaves Metallica after 14 years with the band.
~ February 1 – Jennifer Lopez becomes first female and artist to have both a number one album J.Lo and a number one movie The Wedding Planner in the same week.
~ March 14 – The Court of Appeals in Rome finds Michael Jackson “not guilty” of plagiarism, reversing a decision made in 1999 by a lower court. Italian songwriter Albano Carrisi had claimed that Jackson’s “Will You Be There” was a copy of his song “I Cigni Di Balaka.”
~ March 28 – Two super-mega hit albums : Hikaru Utada’s Distance and Ayumi Hamasaki’s A Best are released on exactly the same date. Their debut week sales are 3,002,720 and 2,874,870, respectively, setting the world’s #1 and #2 one-week album sales records.[1]
~ March 31 – Whitney Houston and husband Bobby Brown are banned for life from Hollywood’s Bel Air hotel and arrested after destroying their room. Property that was allegedly damaged included a TV, and two doors. According to Hotel Workers, the walls and carpets were also stained by alcohol. The Hotel closed down the room for five days for repairs.
~ April 24 and October 30 – Janet Jackson and Michael Jackson release albums in the same year, respectively. Janet releases All For You and Michael releases Invincible. Both albums would hit #1 on the album charts.
~ June 2 – Christina Aguilera scores her fourth number one single on the Billboard 100 for “Lady Marmalade” a collaboration with Lil’ Kim, Mya, and Pink. The video wins the MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year.
~ July – Backstreet Boy A. J. McLean enters a rehabilitation facility to deal with alcoholism and depression, as the Black & Blue summer tour is put on hold.
~ July 17 – Aaliyah’s long-awaited third album is released debuting at #2 on the Billboard 200
~ August 25 – A Cessna 402 aircraft carrying 9 people, including R&B singer Aaliyah, crashes in the Bahamas, killing all aboard.
~ September 21 – America: A Tribute to Heroes airs uninterrupted on all major networks. The solemn concert, only 10 days after the September 11 attacks, included performances by Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Celine Dion, Neil Young, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Dave Matthews, Faith Hill, Mariah Carey, and others.
~ November 16 – Britney Spears’ third album, Britney debuts at #1, making her the first female artist with her first three albums to debut at #1.
~ December 1 – Backstreet Boys release the classic hits album, Greatest Hits: Chapter One.
~ The following bands disbanded:

  • Aqua (reformed in 2007)
  • Pizzicato Five
  • Savage Garden
  • Skunk Anansie
  • Spice Girls (reformed in 2007)
  • Steps
  • Backstreet Boys (Hiatus)

Top 5 Selling Albums of Billboard Year

  • Hybrid Theory – Linkin Park
  • 1 – The Beatles
  • A Day Without Rain – Enya
  • J.Lo – Jennifer Lopez
  • All That You Can’t Leave Behind – U2

Notable Hit Songs of 2001***

  • A Little Respect ~ Wheatus
  • Another Day In Paradise ~ Brandy feat. Ray J
  • Can’t Get You Out Of My Head ~ Kylie Minogue
  • Chop Suey! ~ System of a Down
  • Don’t Tell Me ~ Madonna
  • Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me) ~ Train
  • Get Ur Freak On ~ Missy Elliott
  • Here With Me ~ Dido
  • Hero ~ Enrique Iglesias
  • I’m a Slave 4 U ~ Britney Spears
  • I’m Real ~ Jennifer Lopez
  • It’s Raining Men ~ Geri Halliwell
  • Just Like a Pill ~ Pink
  • Love Don’t Cost A Thing ~ Jennifer Lopez
  • My Sacrifice ~ Creed
  • Teenage Dirtbag ~ Wheatus
  • Thank You ~ Dido
  • Walk On ~ U2
  • Whenever, Wherever ~ Shakira
  • With Arms Wide Open ~ Creed
  • Wish You Were Here ~ Incubus
  • Wrong Impression ~ Natalie Imbruglia
  • Yellow ~ Coldplay

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Top 100 Songs 2001
Tabulation Date: Dec 24, 2001

Songs No. 100 ~ 091

  • I LAY MY LOVE ON YOU ~ WESTLIFE
  • ROCK MY WORLD ~ MICHAEL JACKSON***
  • CAR CRASHES ~ STANDFAST
  • THAT DAY ~ NATALIE IMBRUGLIA
  • LOVIN’ EACH DAY ~ RONAN KEATING
  • YOU GOT IT BAD ~ USHER
  • FALLIN’ ~ ALICIA KEYS***
  • U.G.L.Y. ~ DAPHNE & SELECE
  • JADED ~ AEROSMITH***
  • THERE YOU’LL BE ~ FAITH HILL

Songs No. 090 ~ 081

Songs No. 080 ~ 071

  • DAMNED ~ SHIMOLI
  • RUN FOR COVER ~ SUGABABES
  • DON’T SAY GOODBYE, SAY GOODNIGHT ~ BINOCULAR
  • ONE MORE TRY ~ A1
  • WHEN YOU’RE LOOKING LIKE THAT ~ WESTLIFE
  • THE PAINTING ~ 0 TOWN***
  • MAD SEASON ~ MATCHBOX TWENTY
  • I NEED YOU ~ LEE ANN RIMES
  • SURVIVOR ~ DESTINY’S CHILD***
  • DRIVE ~ INCUBUS

Songs No. 070 ~ 061

  • DROWNING  ~ BACKSTREETBOYS
  • FAMILY AFFAIR ~ MARY J BLIGE
  • ANSWER THE PHONE ~ SUGAR RAY
  • MY WAY ~ LIMP BIZKIT***
  • GIVE A LI’L RESPECT ~ WHEATUS
  • VIDEO ~ INDIA ARIE
  • ANALYZE ~ THE CRANBERRIES
  • SON OF A GUN ~ JANET JACKSON
  • NOBODY WANTS TO BE LONELY ~ RICKY MARTIN / CRISTINA AGUILERA
  • SOUL SOUND ~ SUGABABES

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*****JHAJR*****

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~ by Jose Jr. on April 19, 2009.

2 Responses to “Top 100 Songs 2001”

  1. […] Original post by pepesan […]

  2. Hi, nice post. I have been thinking about this issue,so thanks for sharing. I’ll definitely be subscribing to your site.

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