2004 Was the Greatest Year for Music of All Time

You can try to argue with me on this one but 2004 was THE GREATEST year for all kinds of music. Just think about how old you were and where you were then before you check the list. I was in 8th grade and I would rush home after school everyday to catch MTV's Total Request Live because each day seemed that sensational. So, after 2 hours of scouring through Wikipedia to check song release dates and prancing around in nostaligia, my friend and I finished compiling this list. Most of these artists had multiple chart-toppers but I tried to avoid repeating them. Each of these are exclusively great, hilarious, and equally a classic. I'm not vouching for all of these artists but they definitely made a societal impact with these songs:

  1. Yeah! –Usher ft. Lil Jon and Ludacris
  2. She Likes to Move – NERD
  3. All Falls Down – Kanye West
  4. The Reason –Hoobastank
  5. Hey Ya! – Outkast
  6. Lean Back –Terror Squad
  7. Float On –Modest Mouse
  8. Tipsy – J-Kwon
  9. Goodies – Ciara
  10. Work It – Missy Elliot
  11. American Idiot –Green Day
  12. Freek-a-Leek –Petey Pablo ft. Lil Jon
  13. My Immortal –Evanescence
  14. Dirt Off Your Shoulder –Jay Z
  15. Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
  16. Overnight Celebrity –Twista
  17. Since U Been Gone –Kelly Clarkson
  18. Hotel –Cassidy feat. R Kelly
  19. Numb –Linkin Park
  20. She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
  21. Karma – Alicia Keys
  22. Pieces – Sum 41
  23. Get Low – Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz ft. Ying Yang Twins
  24. Drop It Like Its Hot – Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell
  25. Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
  26. Where is the Love? – Black Eyed Peas
  27. Just Lose It – Eminem
  28. Breathe Me – Sia
  29. Leave (Get Out) – JoJo
  30. Toxic – Britney Spears
  31. Come Clean – Hilary Duff
  32. Milkshake –Kelis
  33. White Flag – Dido
  34. On Fire – Lloyed Banks
  35. Miss You – Blink 182
  36. Holidae Inn – Chingy ft. Ludacris & Snoop Dogg
  37. Rumors – Lindsay Lohan
  38. I Believe in a Thing Called Love – The Darkness
  39. Culo – Pitbull Ft. Sean Paul
  40. Smile – Lilly Allen
  41. Gasolina – Daddy Yankee
  42. Hollaback Girl – Gwen Stefani
  43. Wait (Whisper Song) – Ying Yang Twins
  44. Vertigo – U2
  45. I Don’t Want You Back – Eamon
  46. Slow Motion –Juvenile
  47. Somewhere Only We Know –Keane
  48. My Happy Ending –Avril Lavigne
  49. Ch-Check It Out –Beastie Boys

No, I wont shut up. That all happened in 2004.