If you're still not convinced, ask any ten couples who got married in 2014 or since what their first dance song was, and let us know if at least one of 'em didn't place their heads on each others' hearts to this slow jam. The fact it became a meme certainly helped, but the hook itself would have been enough. Gwen Stefani, Despite the somewhat surprising pairing, Eve and Gwen brim with swagger, like old friends toasting each other atop Dr. We hope Redfoo and SkyBlu bought stock in Jagermeister before releasing this song, because the repetitive refrain serves as a siren call for the deep-pocketed member of your club-going crew to make a beeline for the bar and return with a tray full of regrets. Just flaunt the bling on your arm, grab a bottle and roll a joint to bring this peerlessly hazy hook to life.
A love letter to the two artists' shared hometown, it drops refs to such Big Apple icons as the Yankees, Afrika Bambaataa, gypsy cabs, the Statue of Liberty and the World Trade Center, among others. It was in 2011, however, that it took on a new life thanks to appearing regularly in Budweiser commercials on both sides of the Atlantic. A tense party jam that tries hard to attract attention with bongos, cool electric piano and a heavy metal guitar solo, what actually lingers in the mind longest these three impossibly haughty mid-teenagers looking the world up and down and tutting, while maintaining their cool. As casually innovative as only Missy singles were at the turn of the millennium. Miley retreats back to fragility on the verses and the bridge, giving the chorus a perfect opportunity to crush your soul to rubble each time it repeats. The chorus is as challenging as the big bad in a video game, and our fearless hero -- seamlessly switching in and out of his falsetto -- levels up and goes in for a flawless kill. City High, The only thing more impressive than the number of notes City High effortless slips into this quickie of a chorus is the fact that this track's refrain brings to life a scenario more believable and emotionally nuanced than narratives some artists spend entire albums exploring.
Checking a dude with an attitude? The vulnerable lyrics are emboldened by a driving drumbeat and heavily produced backing track that runs on loop, playing into the good girl gone bad juxtaposition Rihanna was exploring at the time -- making it look and sound too appealing to ignore. Everything about this song from its ever increasing pace to its lyrics to its spontaneity just screams romance to me. But the latter's carefree, back-and-forth chorus flirtation, supported by an effortless Tuneheadz beat and slow-walking pace, made it a particularly perfect cut to soundtrack just about any party situation -- and the video's coda, with Cam decked out in pink playing air piano over the instrumental pre-chorus, is an iconic image in Dipset lore. In honor of Valentine's Day, Billboard staffers were tasked with choosing their favorite love song from this century: chart-conquering smashes, underground classics and personal favorites alike. Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona, You know a chorus is impeccable if it has the ability to transcend language: This hook is just as strong in English as it is in its Spanish counterpart. If so, it's the right song for this list. But of course, you don't spend on the Billboard Hot 100 solely by scaring the bejeezus out of your lovelorn Lambily with your superheroic feats of emotion -- you've got to allow a way in for the mere mortals.
Today marks the beginning of Chorus Week here at Billboard, where we'll be deep-diving into some of the greatest recent refrains that drive every successful karaoke night, concert encore and office desk hum-along. But her addictions would sadly leave Winehouse to lose grasp, leaving fans and naysayers utterly brokenhearted upon her tragic death just five years later. If you happen to have your own special love song from this century, let us know further down the page. Lil Jon, Has there ever been a more persuasive chorus -- let alone one consisting almost entirely of a single word? Rihanna and Britney could do a lot of things with Sia's pen providing their narration, but they couldn't turn one night's over-indulgence into Phantom of the Opera. The following features the best movie soundtracks from this new century, in some cases as good as the movies that accompany them Drive, O Brother, Where Art Thou? And Winehouse also went on to become the first British female artist to grab five Grammys for the Back to Black album, among countless other awards. You've watched her blossom from a dorky straight A student into a firecracker that sets the room ablaze upon entrance.
On the first time, on the five hundredth, that reached boiling point is spectacular to hear -- and even more fun to wail along with. We also share information on the use of our site with our social media partners, advertising and analytics, which can combine them with other information you have provided to them or collected in your use of their services. Top 100 best selling singles from 2000 to 2016: This ranking represents the amount of copies sold by each song of the 21st century. Petey Pablo, Not a lot of expert musicologists would advise keying the hook of your debut single around your three-step instructions for how to toplessly represent North Carolina pride, but Petey Pablo howled 'em with enough hoarse-throated gusto to make an entire nation of honorary Tar Heels. Tom Odell's a great artist and I hope to see more of him in future. Here is the link of the page where you can check all the information: Hope you guys like my new video, God bless you. She was your first date and the last kiss that your lips never forget about.
Like a lot of Eurodance-pop, the singer and beat battle for control of the hook, with the latter nearly stealing the prize this time. We voted, we debated, and we have our answers: Billboard's list of the 100 greatest choruses of the 21st century, ranked by no metric other than the songs that most immediately came to mind when thinking about everything that a great chorus should be -- clever, catchy, singular, and utterly unforgettable. Carrie Underwood, Lots to like here -- a jilted lover! My hope is that each of you find a couple that you like as well. Plus, the lyrics tap into rose-tinted collective memories of teenage romance, which stir up warm associations for anyone -- even those whose adolescent attempts at love were closer to teenage nightmares. Remember to Follow me on Twitter: newandrewayne Follow me on Facebook too:. Timeless classics such as I Say A Little Prayer by Aretha Franklin at number 31 in the chart and Lovely Day by Bill Withers at number 65, are surpassed by less conventional contemporary tracks like Rather Be by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne at number nine, and Crazy in Love by Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z, at number four. After establishing itself the first time around, the second chorus drops its bass thump and lets Horler solo over its high-end twinkle, as thunderous percussion plows its way in, taking the ears and hearts of America by force.
The number of copies sold it's represented by digital downloads and also by physical singles sales. Sufjan Stevens, The most durable chorus of the mid-'00s indie-rock boom. A beautiful collection of the most popular love songs of this decade. It's most relatable because it understands that no matter whether love songs are definitively cruel like or kind like , their primary effect is still just to amplify what you're already feeling. And that's all thanks to its anthemic chorus, with its jarring time change and Nate Ruess' singular syllable-elongating way of wailing words that makes you stop, listen and believe that you are, indeed, forever young.
As of September 2017, 62 singles released in the 2000s have sold over 1 million copies. These are the songs we'd expect to hold up alongside anything by Smokey Robinson or Celine Dion at weddings and pity parties for decades to come -- and at the very least, the ones we'll be spending our most emotional moments slow-dancing and sobbing to. . I didn't include songs before the 2000s. Also, their light show is awesome.
I want a recording of this song! The chorus you found yourself humming after finishing M! These are the biggest selling songs based on combined physical, download and streaming sales. That means there's still plenty of time to be the girl someone is taking home -- just maybe not by her first pick. Also, you should totally be her back-up singer. Maybe, but it's hard to imagine any expression of love more overpowering than this; a do-or-die ballad of middlest-of-the-night urgency, performed by the Michael Jordan of vocal melisma. Sheryl Crow, While Crow croons about communists and economic struggles during the verses, the chorus is a breezy folk-rock rallying cry that finds the veteran singer-songwriter adopting a hard stance on taking it easy.
Amid all that, a pounding club beat makes sure the song stays close enough to earth for us mortals to at least glimpse. With a throaty vocal reminiscent of Janis, Carlile delivers a raw thesis on companionship -- and depending on your relationship status, this folk ballad will either fill your heart with that stupid, fluttery feeling or completely destroy your will to live. Gotye spends two verses stewing in sadness and anger, breaking down and loading up, before the seething spills over into an uncontrolled bawl. Do yourself a favor next time you listen, though: pay attention to that swell of fiddle right before each chorus. By the time the track arrived, the chorus had blossomed into one of the most anthemic pop declarations of all time, championing self-love and liberation in the face of insecurity and prejudice. For a solid moment there, she seemed to have the world in the palm of her hand.