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THE TOP SONGS FOR 2000  
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LW   TW   SONG/Artist                                         CC  Pts Wk (HP) Sound
--   1    ELEVATURE/The Flashing Lights                       CAN 412 19  (1) (ra/rv)
--   2    TOO YOUNG/Phoenix                                   FRA 406 16  (1) (ra)
--   3    HERE WITH ME/Dido                                   GBR 396 14  (1) (rv)
--   4    3RD PLANET/Modest Mouse                             USA 383 16  (1) (ra/ra)
--   5    MY MUSIC AT WORK/The Tragically Hip                 CAN 349 18  (1) (rv)
--   6    VISINE/P.J. Olsson                                  USA 337 17  (2) (ra)
--   7    BENG BENG BENG/Femi Kuti                            NGR 332 17  (1) (ra)
--   8    THE NIGHT/Morphine                                  USA 331 16  (1) (ra)
--   9    LOOK AWAY/The Apples In Stereo                      USA 308 15  (2) (ra)
--  10    LIMP/Fiona Apple                                    USA 302 15  (1) (ra)
--  11    MAJOR LEAGUES/Pavement                              USA 297 15  (1) (ra/ra)
--  12    WHERE THE CHANGE IS/The Flashing Lights             CAN 290 16  (1) (mp3/ra/ra)
--  13    FAST AS YOU CAN/Fiona Apple                         USA 280 22  (1) (rv/ra)
--  14    BIRIMA/Youssou N'Dour                               SEN 278 13  (1) (ra/ra/rmx)
--  15    SHIVER/Coldplay                                     GBR 268 17  (2) (ra/rv)
--  16    EXACTLY WHERE I'M AT/Ween                           USA 264 19  (5)
--  17    HOLES/Mercury Rev                                   USA 263 12  (1)
--  18    MR E'S BEAUTIFUL BLUES/eels                         USA 262 17  (1) (ra)
--  19    THE CRYSTAL LAKE/Grandaddy                          USA 261 15  (1)
--  20    THE EVERLASTING GAZE/Smashing Pumpkins              USA 259 17  (1) (ra)
--  21    HOLLAND, 1945/Neutral Milk Hotel                    USA 251 16  (3) (ra)
--  22    PAPA/Salif Keïta                                    MAL 247 18  (2) (ra)
--  23    PICK A PART THAT'S NEW/Stereophonics                GBR 227 15  (2) (ra)
--  24    TONIGHT AND THE REST OF MY LIFE/Nina Gordon         USA 227 14  (3) (Ra)
--  25    HURRY UP AND WAIT/Stereophonics                     GBR 226 15  (2)
--  26    AUNTIES AND UNCLES/The Flashing Lights              CAN 224 15  (3)
--  27    RELEASE/Afro Celt Sound System                      INT 223 14  (2) (ra) 
--  28    SIMPLE ECONOMICS/Pedro The Lion                     USA 223 17  (4) (ra)
--  29    MY HOPE IS IN YOU/Youssou N'Dour                    SEN 221 16  (3) (ra/rv)
--  30    REAL GREAT BRITAIN/Asian Dub Foundation             GBR 218 13  (3)
--  31    FUNKY SQUAREDANCE/Phoenix                           FRA 217  8  (1)
--  32    WISE UP/Aimee Mann                                  USA 217 17  (4) (ra)
--  33    SEXX LAWS/Beck                                      USA 216 16  (1) (ra)
--  34    THE WILLIAMSBURG BRIDGE/Veda Hille                  CAN 211 14  (2) (ra)
--  35    HELLO TIME BOMB/Matthew Good Band                   CAN 209 14  (3) (ra)
--  36    ONCE AROUND THE BLOCK/Badly Drawn Boy               GBR 206 10  (2) (ra)
--  37    CUCHI CUCHI/Los Amigos Invisibles                   VEN 203 14  (2) (ra)
--  38    TINY CITIES MADE OF ASHES/Modest Mouse              USA 200 16  (2) (ra)
--  39    GO LET IT OUT/Oasis                                 GBR 200 15  (3) (ra)
--  40    CHANGE (IN THE HOUSE OF FLIES)/Deftones             USA 196 13  (2)
--  41    C'EST LA VIE/Khaled                                 ALG 193 14  (2)
--  42    GO/The Apples In Stereo                             USA 192 11  (2)
--  43    IS ANYBODY HOME/Our Lady Peace                      CAN 191 14  (3) (ra)
--  44    CHARM ATTACK/Leona Naess                            GBR 190 13  (2) (rv/ra)
--  45    GOOD DREAM/P.J. Olsson                              USA 189 14  (3) (ra)
--  46    SON OF SAM/Elliott Smith                            USA 186 14  (4) (rv)
--  47    I'M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME/The Jayhawks             USA 186 13  (5) (ra)
--  48    WHY DOES IT ALWAYS RAIN ON ME/Travis                GBR 177 17  (5) (ra)
--  49    TWO-HEADED BOY/Neutral Milk Hotel                   USA 170 10  (2) 
--  50    KILL ALL HIPPIES/Primal Scream                      GBR 168 14  (4) (ra)
--  51    STAND INSIDE YOUR LOVE/Smashing Pumpkins            USA 165 13  (5)
--  52    MARY/Supergrass                                     GBR 164 14  (7) (ra)
--  53    LETTING GO/Nitin Sawhney                            GBR 163 11  (3)
--  54    LA VIDA/Los Fabulosos Cadillacs                     ARG 163 14  (4) (ra)
--  55    NATURAL BLUES/Moby                                  USA 163 22  (7) (ra)
--  56    IT'S EASY TO BE WITH YOU/Rheostatics                CAN 161 13  (3) (mp3)
--  57    PLAYGROUND LOVE/Air                                 FRA 161 13  (4) (ra)
--  58    THIEF/Our Lady Peace                                CAN 156 15  (6) (ra)
--  59    A SPOONFUL WEIGHS A TON/Flaming Lips                USA 150 17  (5) (ra)
--  60    EVEN IF YOU DON'T/Ween                              USA 149 13  (5)
--  61    STONE ON THE WATER/Badly Drawn Boy                  GBR 148 11  (3)  (ra)
--  62    ARE WE WAITING/Mike O'Neill                         CAN 147 11  (7)
--  63    OPTIMISTIC/Radiohead                                GBR 145 14  (6) 
--  64    VOS SABES/Los Fabulosos Cadillacs                   ARG 144 11  (7) (ra)
--  65    SWASTIKA EYES/Primal Scream                         GBR 142 13  (5)
--  66    MELODY OF CERTAIN THREE/Blonde Redhead          ITA/JPN 141 13  (5)
--  67    TOO LATE TONIGHT/Arid                               BEL 140 13  (7)
--  68    I LOVE THE UNKNOWN/Clem Snide                       USA 138 14  (5)
--  69    BELIEVER/Arid                                       BEL 131 13  (6) (ra)
--  70    TAKE A PICTURE/Filter                               USA 131 18  (7) (ra)
--  71    THE BIRD THAT YOU CAN'T SEE/The Apples In Stereo    USA 131 13  (7) (ra)
--  72    CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE/Built To Spill               USA 130 17  (3) (ra)
--  73    I'M THE MAN WHO MURDERED LOVE/XTC                   GBR 130 14  (7) (liq)
--  74    GRAVITY RIDES EVERYTHING/Modest Mouse               USA 128  8  (3)
--  75    WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO SAY/Dismemberment Plan       USA 126 14  (9) (ra)
--  76    GOTTA GET BACK/Shelby Lynne                         USA 124 17  (7) (ra)
--  77    DON'T YOU BELIEVE A WORD/Sloan                      CAN 124 18 (11) (ra)
--  78    MUCH AGAINST EVERYONE'S ADVICE/Soulwax              BEL 123 11  (6) (ra)
--  79    WE HAVEN'T TURNED AROUND/Gomez                      GBR 121 17  (6)
--  80    JED'S OTHER POEM (BEAUTIFUL GROUND)/Grandaddy       USA 119 10  (4)
--  81    LOW BMW/Black Star Liner                            GBR 119 11  (5)
--  82    TEENAGE DIRTBAG/Wheatus                             USA 119 13  (8) (rv)
--  83    WAITIN' FOR A SUPERMAN/Flaming Lips                 USA 117 19  (3) (ra/ra)
--  84    SAVE ME/Aimee Mann                                  USA 116 12  (6)
--  85    IMMIGRANT/Nitin Sawhney                             GBR 111 10  (6)
--  86    YOUR LIES/Shelby Lynne                              USA 109 12  (7)
--  87    THE CHEMICALS BETWEEN US/Bush                       GBR 106  9  (8) (ra)
--  88    SOUR GIRL/Stone Temple Pilots                       USA 105 16  (8) (rv)
--  89    SCARS/Witness                                       GBR 105 14  (9)
--  90    MAYBE SOMEDAY/The Cure                              GBR 105 12  (9)
--  91    DEAR DIARY/Luna                                     USA 102 14  (7) (ra) 
--  92    MUSIK NON STOP/Kent                                 SWE 103 12  (8) (ra)
--  93    ALSATIAN/Mike O'Neill                               CAN  99 14  (8)
--  94    IT'S OK/Delirious?                                  GBR  99 11  (8) (ra)
--  95    PARDON ME/Incubus                                   USA  99 10  (8) (ra)
--  96    MIXED BIZNESS/Beck                                  USA  98 15  (9)
--  97    DANCE MUSIC/Julie Doiron and the Wooden Stars       CAN  96 13 (10) (ra)
--  98    BLACKMAN KNOW YOURSELF/Femi Kuti                    NGR  90 11  (9) (ra)
--  99    THE BARTENDER AND THE THIEF/Stereophonics           GBR  90 13 (11)
-- 100    GLORIOUS/Andreas Johnson                            SWE  88 14 (10) (ra)
-- 101    LOVED DESPITE OF GREAT FAULTS/Blonde Redhead    ITA/JPN  86 10  (8)
-- 102    ROLL THE DICE/Dusty Trails                      GBR/USA  86 11 (12) (ra)
-- 103    YELLOW/Coldplay                                     GBR  84  8  (5)
-- 104    LOS CONDENADITOS/Los Fabulosos Cadillacs            ARG  82 12 (10)
-- 105    DEAR LIFE/Chantal Kreviazuk                         CAN  81 15 (11) (ra)
-- 106    PORCELAIN/Moby                                      USA  79 12 (10) (ra/ra)
-- 107    TABOO/Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Peter Gabriel     PAK/GBR  78 11 (10)
-- 108    IN THIS DARK/Julie Doiron and the Wooden Stars      CAN  78 13 (11) 
-- 109    AMERICAN PSYCHO/Treble Charger                      CAN  78 17 (15)
-- 110    LAKE FEVER/The Tragically Hip                       CAN  77 11 (11)
-- 111    HONEY/Moby                                          USA  76  9  (9) (ra/ra/ra)
-- 112    PAPER TIGERS/Yuji Oniki                             USA  76 16 (13) (mp3)
-- 113    CATCH THE SUN/Doves                                 GBR  75 11  (7) (ra)
-- 114    3XTHIN/Veda Hille                                   CAN  73 12 (13) (ra)
-- 115    BARBER'S ADAGIO FOR STRINGS/William Orbit           GBR  72 11 (10) (ra)
-- 116    TOO MANY DJ'S/Soulwax                               BEL  68 12 (13)
-- 117    TELL ME WHY (The Riddle)/Paul van Dyk/Saint Etienne GER  66 11 (13)
-- 118    DON'T GIVE UP/Chicane with Bryan Adams          GBR/CAN  64 10 (12) (ra)
-- 119    JUST LOOKING/Stereophonics                          GBR  60 15  (5) (ra)
-- 120    PONYBRIDE/Veda Hille                                CAN  60 12 (15) (ra)
-- 121    DELTA SUN BOTTLENECK STOMP/Mercury Rev              USA  58  8 (13) (rv)
-- 122    NEW WAY, NEW LIFE/Asian Dub Foundation              GBR  58 13 (14)
-- 123    THE BAD TOUCH/The Bloodhound Gang                   USA  56  9 (12)
-- 124    D.A.F./Powderfinger                                 AUS  55 10 (16)
-- 125    IN YOUR LIFE/Day One                                GBR  54  9 (14)
-- 126    BEFORE YOU/Chantal Kreviazuk                        CAN  52 10 (15)
-- 127    IT FEELS SO GOOD/Sonique                            GBR  51  9 (15)
-- 128    PUMPING ON YOUR STEREO/Supergrass                   GBR  50 11 (15) (rv)
-- 129    THANKYOU/Dido                                       GBR  49  5 (10) 
-- 130    JOY!/Gay Dad                                        GBR  49  9 (12) (ra)
-- 131    CRITICAL MASS/No. 2                                 USA  49  9 (14)
-- 132    BEAT MAMA/Cast                                      GBR  47  9 (15)
-- 133    INTERSTATE 8/Modest Mouse                           USA  47 12 (18) (ra) 
-- 134    THE HARD ONE/The Beta Band                          GBR  46  8 (14)   
-- 135    VIRGIL/Great Lakes                                  USA  45  9 (14)
-- 136    MATINEE IDOL/Aden                                   USA  43  9 (12)
-- 137    PAPER BAG/Fiona Apple                               USA  43 11 (16) (ra)
-- 138    IT'S NOT TOO BEAUTIFUL/The Beta Band                GBR  41 17  (9) (ra)
-- 139    RE-ARRANGED/Limp Bizkit                             USA  40  6 (16)
-- 140    CORAZON/Titan                                       MEX  40 11 (18)
-- 141    DECEPTACON/Le Tigre                                 USA  39 11 (18)
-- 142    FLYSWATTER/eels                                     USA  37  9 (19)
-- 143    ALIVE/Edwin                                         CAN  36 11 (19)
-- 144    JUDITH/A Perfect Circle                             USA  35  9 (17) (ra)
-- 145    MY BEAUTIFUL FRIEND/The Charlatans                  GBR  33 10 (18)
-- 146    LOSING CALIFORNIA/Sloan                             CAN  32 18 (11) (ra/ra)
-- 147    SPLATTER SPLATTER/Moxy Fruvous                      CAN  32  7 (17)
-- 148    I SEE YOU BABY/Groove Armada                        GBR  32  8 (19)
-- 149    NO MAN'S WOMAN/Sinéad O'Connor                      IRE  31 14 (24) (rv)
-- 150    TWIST THE KNIFE/Neko Case & Her Boyfriends      USA/CAN  30  8 (19)
-- 151    PROFIT IN PEACE/Ocean Colour Scene                  GBR  30  9 (20)
-- 152    FOREVER/The Charlatans                              GBR  30  9 (21)
-- 153    THE BEST THING FOR ME/Julie Doiron & Wooden Stars   CAN  29  7 (15) 
-- 154    SAD GIRL/Moxy Fruvous                               CAN  29 10 (20)
-- 155    DISHONEST DON Pt.1/Les Savy Fav                     USA  29  9 (20)
-- 156    STEAL MY SUNSHINE/Len                               CAN  28 26 (14) (rv)
-- 157    SOMETIMES I DON'T MIND/Suicide Machines             USA  27 10 (22)
-- 158    CARNATION/Liam Gallagher & Steve Craddock           GBR  27  8 (22)
-- 159    STACKED ACTORS/Foo Fighters                         USA  26  9 (22)
-- 160    RHYTHM & BLUES ALIBI/Gomez                          GBR  25 15 (13) (ra)
-- 161    THE CITY/Dismemberment Plan                         USA  25  8 (22) (ra)
-- 162    VIVID/Electronic                                    GBR  21  5 (16)
-- 163    IN THE AEROPLANE OVER THE SEA/Neutral Milk Hotel    USA  21 10 (23) 
-- 164    NEVERMIND (WHAT WAS IT ANYWAY?)/Sonic Youth         USA  21  7 (23)
-- 165    NEW HISTORY/Verbow                                  USA  20  9 (20)
-- 166    GOD IN MY BED/K's Choice                            BEL  20  8 (22)
-- 167    SO SAD TO SAY/The Mighty Mighty Bosstones           USA  20 12 (30)
-- 168    GET OUT OF MY HEAD/MDFMK                            GER  19  7 (23)
-- 169    STAY/The Tragically Hip                             CAN  18  5 (18)
-- 170    JUST GO/Staind                                      USA  18  9 (26)
-- 171    KNUCKLEHEAD/Lullaby Baxter Trio                     CAN  18  8 (26) (ra)
-- 172    BUY ME A PONY/Spiderbait                            AUS  18  8 (26)
-- 173    AROUND THE WORLD/Red Hot Chili Peppers              USA  17 11 (15) (ra)
-- 174    PLENTY TIMES/The Frank and Walters                  IRE  17  8 (25)
-- 175    DIRECTIONS/Josh Rouse                               USA  17  8 (27)
-- 176    RAFIKI/Zap Mama                                 BEL/CON  17 10 (27) (ra)
-- 177    MY BOND WITH YOU AND YOUR PLANET: DISCO/Zita Swoon  BEL  16  7 (24) (ra/ra)
-- 178    FIGHT THE POWER/Bis                                 GBR  16  7 (26)
-- 179    PINCH ME/Barenaked Ladies                           CAN  16  8 (27)
-- 180    HIGH SCHOOL/The Flashing Lights                     CAN  15  9 (18) (mp3/ra)
-- 181    THE GREAT BEYOND/R.E.M.                             USA  14  6 (25)
-- 182    IT'S MY TURN/Angelic                                GBR  14  9 (29)
-- 183    WHISPER IN TIME/Bad Religion                        USA  14  8 (29)
-- 184    ALL THE SMALL THINGS/Blink 182                      USA  13  5 (24)
-- 185    I AM THE SUN/P.J. Olsson                            USA  13  7 (25) 
-- 186    NEVER LEAVE A JOB HALF DONE/Pedro The Lion          USA  13  8 (28)
-- 187    WHEN DID YOU GET BACK FROM MARS?/I Mother Earth     CAN  13  7 (28)
-- 188    WAKE UP/Teddy Thompson                              GBR  13  8 (30)
-- 189    HOOLIGANS/Embrace                                   GBR  13  8 (30) (ra)
-- 190    STAY FOREVER/Ween                                   USA  11  5 (24) 
-- 191    HOMELANDS/Nitin Sawhney                             GBR  11  7 (32)
-- 192    A FILM FOR THE FUTURE/Idlewild                      GBR   9  6 (31)
-- 193    PINK MAGGIT (Back In School)/Deftones               USA   8  5 (27)
-- 194    DOLPHINS WERE MONKEYS/Ian Brown                     GBR   8  6 (31)
-- 195    SUNDOWN/Elwood                                      USA   8  6 (34)
-- 196    CHEMICAL/Joseph Arthur                              USA   8  5 (34)
-- 197    THIS IS LOVE/PJ Harvey                              GBR   7  4 (28)
-- 198    CALIFORNICATION/Red Hot Chili Peppers               USA   7  4 (28)
-- 199    AND YOU/Edwin                                       CAN   7  4 (30)
-- 200    BENT/Matchbox Twenty                                USA   7  5 (34)
-- 201    WISH I MAY/Ani DiFranco                             USA   7  5 (34)
-- 202    THE MINIATURE PHILOSOPHER/Of Montreal               USA   6  2 (29) (ra)
-- 203    FRIENDSHIP/Sloan                                    CAN   6  5 (35)
-- 204    LIFE'S TOO SHORT/Lightning Seeds                    GBR   6  4 (35)
-- 205    TOO SICK TO PRAY/A3                                 GBR   5  4 (34)
-- 206    SHAKE 'EM ON DOWN/North Mississippi Allstars        USA   5  4 (34) (mp3)
-- 207    MARIA MARIA/Santana                                 USA   5  4 (34)
-- 208    FALLING AWAY FROM ME/kORn                           USA   5  5 (37)
-- 209    LITTLE BLACK BACKPACK/Stroke 9                      USA   4  3 (31)
-- 210    SO RUDE/Rebecca's Empire                            AUS   4  3 (32)
-- 211    DESERT ROSE/Sting with Cheb Mami                GBR/ALG   4  3 (32)
-- 212    SMOOTH/Santana featuring Rob Thomas                 USA   4  3 (33)
-- 213    ACCELERATOR/Primal Scream                           GBR   4  4 (38)
-- 214    BOUNCE/Danko Jones                                  CAN   4  4 (42)
-- 215    LITTLE THINGS/Good Charlotte                        USA   4  4 (43)
-- 216    MUSIC IS MY RADAR/Blur                              GBR   3  2 (33)
-- 217    ONE/Sunny Day Real Estate                           USA   3  3 (38)
-- 218    TATTOOED/Damhnait Doyle                             CAN   3  3 (41) (rv)
-- 219    BELOW THE STARS/King Cobb Steelie                   CAN   2  2 (36)
-- 220    L.A. SONG/Beth Hart                                 USA   2  2 (39) (rv)
-- 221    TOM MERRITT/Richard Buckner                         USA   2  2 (41)
-- 222    EX-GIRLFRIEND/No Doubt                              USA   2  2 (41)
-- 223    SHE'S GOT ISSUES/Offspring                          USA   1  1 (39)


THE TOP ALBUMS OF 200
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 #  Title                                       Artist                          Pts Wks Peak
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 1	The Moon and Antarctica                     Modest Mouse                    757	25	1
 2	The Discovery of a World Inside the Moone   The Apples in stereo            623	30	1
 3	In The Aeroplane Over The Sea               Neutral Milk Hotel              619	27	2
 4	The Sophtware Slump                         Grandaddy                       603	19	1
 5	Shoki Shoki                                 Femi Kuti                       560	24	1
 6	Words For Living                            PJ Olsson                       545	21	1
 7	White Pepper                                Ween                            540	33	3
 8	The Hour Of Bewilderbeast                   Badly Drawn Boy                 513	14	1
 9	Where The Change Is                         The Flashing Lights             509	40	1
10	Music @ Work                                The Tragically Hip              484	28	1
11	La Marcha Del Golazo Solitaro               Los Fabulosos Cadillacs         474	41	5
12	United                                      Phoenix                         442	22	3
13	Community Music                             Asian Dub Foundation            432	28	1
14	Beyond Skin                                 Nitin Sawnhey                   430	23	1
15	Kid A                                       Radiohead                       426	13	1
16	Performances and Cocktails                  Stereophonics                   416	29	1
17	Joko: From Village To Town                  Youssou N'Dour                  410	21	1
18	The Night                                   Morphine                        407	19	1
19	When The Pawn                               Fiona Apple                     401	26	5
20	Supergrass                                  Supergrass                      378	23	3
21	Julie Doiron & The Wooden Stars             Julie Doiron & The Wooden Stars 373	23	3
22	The Story of Harmelodia                     Rheostatics                     367	20	1
23	You Do Not Live In This World Alone         Veda Hille                      342	31	4
24	No Angel                                    Dido                            340	10	1
25	Daisies of the Galaxy                       eels                            339	22	5
26	Arepa 3000                                  Los Amigos Invisibles           337	14	4
27	Parachutes                                  Coldplay                        318	21	7
28	Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons            Blonde Redhead                  315	21	5
29	What Happens Now                            Mike O'Neill                    312	19	3
30	Vol. 2 Release                              Afro Celt Sound System          310	16	2
31	Xtrmntr                                     Primal Scream                   300	26	4
32	Papa                                        Salif Keita                     281	24	7
33	White Pony                                  Deftones                        273	18	4
34	Building Something Out Of Nothing           Modest Mouse                    269	19	2
35	CMJ March 2000 New Music Monthly            Various Artists                 267	11	1
36	Wasp Star: Apple Venus Vol. 2               XTC                             259	17	5
37	Winners Never Quit                          Pedro The Lion                  258	23	10
38	Kenza                                       Khaled                          229	15	2
39	Machina: Machines of God                    Smashing Pumpkins               223	13	2
40	Midnite Vultures                            Beck                            218	8	2
41	Comatized                                   Leona Naess                     215	12	4
42	The Man Who                                 Travis                          211	22	6
43	Emergency & I                               Dismemberment Plan              209	11	3
44	Between The Bridges                         Sloan                           195	15	6
45	CMJ April 2000 New Music Monthly            Various Artists                 193	12	1
46	Big Shiny Tunes 5                           Various Artists                 192	5	1
47	At The Close Of Every Day                   Arid                            191	15	9
48	I Am                                        Shelby Lynne                    189	20	8
49	Magnolia Soundtrack                         Various Artists                 173	9	3
50	CMJ June 2000 New Music Monthly             Various Artists                 171	10	3
51	Reloaded                                    Various Artists                 164	12	7
52	Voices of the Real World                    Various Artists                 156	12	8
53	CMJ December 2000 New Music Monthly         Various Artists                 145	6	4
54	Much Against Everyone's Advice              Soulwax                         140	8	7
55	CMJ May 2000 New Music Monthly              Various Artists                 135	8	4
56	A Dream In Sound                            Elf Power                       133	14	10
57	CMJ August 2000 New Music Monthly           Various Artists                 131	10	7
58	The Best Ibiza Anthems                      Various Artists                 123	10	10
59	CMJ October 2000 New Music Monthly          Various Artists                 122	10	8
60	Big Shiny Tunes 4                           Various Artists                 113	4	4
61	CMJ November 2000 New Music Monthly         Various Artists                 101	9	7
62	The Soft Bulletin                           The Flaming Lips                 97	5	8
63	Deserter's Songs                            Mercury Rev                      57	3	9
64	CMJ January 2000 New Music Monthly          Various Artists                  51	3	10
65	Mayday                                      King Cobb Steelie                38	2	8
66	CMJ January 2001 New Music Monthly          Various Artists                  38	2	9
67	Oui                                         The Sea and Cake                 26	2	12
68	The Hill                                    Richard Buckner                  23	2	13
69	Happiness Is Not A Fish You Can Catch       Our Lady Peace                    4	1	25

January 1 - December 31, 1999 Mike's Fave Fifteen Plus Songs

Top Songs of 1999

HP = Highest Position OR=Overall Rank CC=Country Code PTS=Total 98 Chart points 
WKS=Weeks on 98 Charts (Note: Song must peak at 15 or higher to be eligible)
HP  OR    SONG/Artist                                         CC  PTS WKS
 1   1    GODDESS ON A HIWAY/Mercury Rev                      USA 416 30 (ra)
 1   1    WAITIN' FOR A SUPERMAN/Flaming Lips                 USA 416 12 (ra/ra)
 1   3    ROUND THE BEND/The Beta Band                        GBR 407 19 (ra)
 1   4    RACE FOR THE PRIZE/Flaming Lips                     USA 358 16 (ra)
 1   5    OPUS 40/Mercury Rev                                 USA 335 15 (ra/rv/rv)
 1   6    PRAISE YOU/Fatboy Slim                              GBR 328 18 (ra)
 1   7    I'D LIKE THAT/XTC                                   GBR 324 14 (ra)
 1   8    BOBCAYGEON/The Tragically Hip                       CAN 320 15 (ra)
 1   9    MELI MELI/Cheb Mami                                 ALG 313 16 (ra/ra)
 2  10    RHYTHM & BLUES ALIBI/Gomez                          GBR 307 11 (ra)
 2  11    IT'S NOT TOO BEAUTIFUL/The Beta Band                GBR 304 12 (ra)
 1  12    BAD LIGHT/Built To Spill                            USA 302 20 (ra)
 3  13    LOSING CALIFORNIA/Sloan                             CAN 302 13 (ra)
 1  14    SHOWER YOUR LOVE/Kula Shaker                        GBR 278 13 (ra/rv)
 1  15    OM DU VAR HÄR (If You Were Here)/Kent               SWE 269 14 (rv/rv)
 1  16    GOD IS A DJ/Faithless                               GBR 267 17 (ra)
 1  17    ARMY/Ben Folds Five                                 USA 267 12 (ra)
 1  18    THE EVERLASTING/Manic Street Preachers              GBR 264 12 (ra)
 1  19    MY NAME IS/Eminem                                   USA 256 12 (ra)
 1  20    BRING MY FAMILY BACK/Faithless                      GBR 255 14 (ra)
 1  21    WASTING AWAY/Brian Jonestown Massacre               USA 254 14 (ra)
 1  22    IF YOU TOLERATE THIS.../Manic Street Preachers      GBR 245 14 (ra)
 1  23    METAL FIRECRACKER/Lucinda Williams                  USA 244 16 (ra/ra)
 1  24    SOUKA NAYO (I Will Follow You)/Baaba Maal           SEN 242 13 (ra)
 3  25    LET FOREVER BE/Chemical Brothers                    GBR 240 12 (ra)
 2  26    KING OF SNAKE/Underworld                            GBR 232 11 (ra)
 2  27    YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE/New Radicals                  USA 232 17 (ra)
 2  28    CARROT ROPE/Pavement                                USA 227 14 (ra)
 1  29    MYSTICAL MACHINE GUN/Kula Shaker                    GBR 231 12 (ra)
 1  30    D.N.D./Semisonic                                    USA 223 13 (ra)
 3  31    BITTERSWEET/Fuel                                    USA 215 18 (ra)
 5  32    STEAL MY SUNSHINE/Len                               CAN 215 22 (rv)
 2  33    JOHNNY FEELGOOD/Liz Phair                           USA 211 11 (ra)
 6  34    BREATHE/Moist                                       CAN 199 16 (ra/g2)
 1  35    MOTHER WE JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH/New Radicals        USA 196 11 (ra)
 2  36    THINGS SHE SAID (Saker man ser)/Kent                SWE 192 12 (rv/ra/rv)
 2  37    HOLLOW AS A BONE/Cowboy Junkies                     CAN 188 15 
 2  38    THOMPSON GIRL/The Tragically Hip                    CAN 187 14 (ra)
 4  39    SUPERFLY AND BINDI/Black Star Liner                 GBR 185 12
 3  40    747/Kent                                            SWE 183 14 (ra)
 3  41    BODYROCK/Moby                                       USA 181 11 (ra)
 3  42    WRITING TO REACH YOU/Travis                         GBR 179 12 (ra/rv)
 3  43    SPIT ON A STRANGER/Pavement                         USA 179 12 (ra)
 5  44    DRIFTWOOD/Travis                                    GBR 179 12 (ra)
 2  45    KEEP ON THINKIN'/Sloan                              CAN 176 13 (ra)
 6  46    9 PM TILL I COME/ATB                                GER 175 12 (ra)
 5  47    BELIEVE/K's Choice                                  BEL 171 17 (ra/ra)
 4  48    JUMBO (I Need Sugar)/Underworld                     GBR 170 12 (ra)
 4  49    GET BACK/Zebrahead                                  USA 170 11 (ra)
 1  50    SOMETHING ON/The Tragically Hip                     CAN 169 14 (ra)
 2  51    THE PLAN/Built To Spill                             USA 167 11 (ra)
 4  52    SEXY/Los Amigos Invisibles                          VEN 161 10 (ra)
 5  53    PRISONER OF SOCIETY/The Living End                  AUS 161 17 (ra)
 5  54    SATURDAY/Soulwax                                    BEL 159 17 (ra)
 4  55    HEY BOY, HEY GIRL/Chemical Brothers                 GBR 156 10 (ra)
 6  56    CONVERSATION INTERCOM/Soulwax                       BEL 155 13 (ra)
 5  57    ASIAN VIBES/Joi                                     GBR 154 12 (ra/ra/remix)
 4  58    WINDOWLICKER/Aphex Twin                             USA 151 12 (ra)
 6  59    ROLLING/Soul Coughing                               USA 151 12 (ra)
 4  60    COFFEE + TV/Blur                                    GBR 143 12 (ra)
 4  61    RIVERBED/Ron Sexsmith                               CAN 140 11 (ra)
 8  62    MONDAY MORNING 5.19/Rialto                          GBR 137 11 (ra)
 5  63    COME BACK TO WHAT YOU KNOW/Embrace                  GBR 133 11 (ra/ra)
 4  64    WHAT IT'S LIKE/Everlast                             USA 132 12 (ra)
 6  65    ONE PART LULLABY/Folk Implosion                     USA 132 11 (ra)
 8  66    OUT OF CONTROL/Chemical Brothers/Bernard Sumner     GBR 131 12 (ra)
 8  67    LET ME GO/Cake                                      USA 129 13 (ra/mp3)
 7  68    SUCKS TO BE YOU/Prozzäk                             CAN 124 12 (ra)
 8  69    PLAYBOY MOMMY/Tori Amos                             USA 124 13 (ra)
 5  70    SECOND SOLUTION/The Living End                      AUS 123 10 (ra)
 5  71    BELIEVE/Cher                                        USA 121 11 (ra)
 4  72    AVENGING ANGELS/Space                               GBR 119 10
 3  73    CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE/Built To Spill               USA 117  8 (ra)
 5  74    IN MY MIND/Antiloop                                 SWE 117 18 (ra)
 5  75    PUSH UPSTAIRS/Underworld                            GBR 117  9 (ra)
 7  76    IF WE CAN LAND A MAN ON THE MOON/Beulah             USA 115 10 (ra)
11  77    BEAUTIFUL/Joydrop                                   CAN 115 19 (ra)
 8  78    ADAM'S RIB/Melanie Doane                            CAN 114 11 (ra/ra)
 8  79    SHEEP GO TO HEAVEN/Cake                             USA 113 10 (ra)
 9  80    GUILTY CONSCIENCE/Eminem                            USA 113 11 (ra)
 7  81    EASTER THEATRE/XTC                                  GBR 112 10 (ra)
 6  82    JACKIE'S STRENGTH (remix)/Tori Amos                 USA 111  9 (ra)
 6  83    NO MERCY/Khaleel                                    USA 110 11 (ra)
 6  84    GYM AND TONIC/Bob Sinclair/Spacedust                FRA 109 10 (ra)
 6  85    CHERIE/Baaba Maal                                   SEN 106 10 (ra)
 8  86    12 YEARS OLD/Kim Stockwood                          CAN 103 10
 8  87    ENEMY/Days of the New                               USA 102 10 (ra)
10  88    TEENAGE FBI/Guided By Voices                        USA 102 19 (mp3)
 5  89    POLYESTER BRIDE/Liz Phair                           USA 101 15 (ra)
 6  90    JUST LOOKING/Stereophonics                          GBR 101 10 (ra)
 7  91    ANA'S SONG (Open Fire)/Silverchair                  AUS  99 10 (ra)
 7  92    BETTER DAYS/Citizen King                            USA  98 11 (rv)
 9  93    HOW COME/Canibus/Youssou N'Dour/Wyclef Jean USA/SEN/HAI  95 10 (ra)
 6  94    BLUE (Da Ba Dee)/Eiffel 65                          ITA  92  9 (ra)
 9  95    YOU STOLE THE SUN FROM.../Manic Street Preachers    GBR  92 11 (rv)
 9  96    SCAR TISSUE/Red Hot Chili Peppers                   USA  91 12 (ra)
 2  97    SEXX LAWS/Beck                                      USA  89  6 (ra)
 8  98    WHAT WENT WRONG (IN YOUR HEAD)/Supergrass           GBR  88  9 (ra)
10  99    OOH LAS VEGAS/Cowboy Junkies                        CAN  84 11 (ra)
10 100    NOWHERE TO HIDE/Antiloop                            SWE  80  9 (ra)
10 101    OMOBOLASIRE/Prozzäk                                 CAN  80 11 (ra)
 9 102    CAN'T CHANGE ME/Chris Cornell                       USA  79  9 (ra)
10 103    MILES FROM OUR HOME/Cowboy Junkies                  CAN  79  9 (mp3)
 6 104    PURE MORNING/Placebo                                GBR  78 14 (ra)
10 105    UN DOS TRES CUATRO CINCO SEIS/Los Amigos Invisibles VEN  76  9 
 9 106    TENDER/Blur/London Community Gospel Choir           GBR  75 10 (ra)
 7 107    FAST AS YOU CAN/Fiona Apple                         USA  74  7 (rv/ra)
 8 108    RUN ON/Moby                                         USA  73  9 (ra)
 9 109    ERASE/REWIND/The Cardigans                          SWE  72  9 (ra)
 9 110    SPECIAL/Garbage                                     GBR  71 13 (ra)
 5 111    HANDS/Jewel                                         USA  70 11 (ra)
10 112    I WILL HOLD ON/Moxy Fruvous                         CAN  70  9 (ra)
 9 113    BLUE MONDAY/Orgy                                    USA  69  9 (ra)
 8 114    A SPOONFUL WEIGHS A TON/Flaming Lips                USA  67  8 (ra)
10 115    PARISIEN DU NORD /Cheb Mami feat. K-Mel         ALG/FRA  67 10 (ra)
12 116    HUM/The Sheila Divine                               USA  66 11 (ra/ra)
 9 117    MY FAVOURITE GAME/The Cardigans                     SWE  66 13 (ra)
12 118    BE THERE/UNKLE featuring Ian Brown                  GBR  64  9 (ra)
13 119    MEG RYAN/Self                                       USA  64 11 (ra)
14 120    THE WORLD I KNOW (Country Living)/Esthero           CAN  61 10 (ra/ra)
10 121    KOREAN BODEGA/Fun Lovin' Criminals                  USA  59  9 (ra)
13 122    RIVER OF ORCHIDS/XTC                                GBR  57 10 (ra)
15 123    TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME/Faithless                    GBR  56 12 (ra)
14 124    SOMEBODY LOVES YOU/Nik Kershaw                      GBR  56 11 (ra)
13 125    FRAGILE/Jesse Cook featuring Holly Cole             CAN  55  8 
12 126    TOUCHED/Vast                                        USA  53  9 (ra)
 8 127    LAST STOP: THIS TOWN/eels                           USA  51 15 
14 128    RENDEZ-VU/Basement Jaxx                             GBR  51  9 (ra)
15 129    ALL TORN DOWN/The Living End                        AUS  51 10 
13 130    CIGARETTES WILL KILL YOU/Ben Lee                    AUS  49  7 (ra)
13 131    78 STONE WOBBLE/Gomez                               GBR  49 11 (ra)
10 132    WE HAVEN'T TURNED AROUND/Gomez                      GBR  48  6 (ra)
15 133    EVERYTHING'S GONNA BE ALRIGHT/Sweetbox              GBR  47  8 (ra)
14 134    THE DAY THE WORLD WENT AWAY/Nine Inch Nails         USA  46  7 (ra)
14 135    FLAME/Sebadoh                                       USA  45  8 (ra)
13 136    SUMMERTIME IN THE VOID/I Mother Earth               CAN  44  7 (ra)
14 137    AROUND THE WORLD/Red Hot Chili Peppers              USA  44  8 (ra)
13 138    KEEP A LID ON THINGS/Crash Test Dummies             CAN  43  8 (ra)
16 139    $1000 WEDDING/Evan Dando and Juliana Hatfield       USA  43  8 (ra)
 9 140    TRAVELLER (The World Is Sound)/Talvin Singh         GBR  42 14 (ra/ra)
14 141    LONDON RAIN/Heather Nova                            BER  42  7 (ra)
15 142    WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER/Nine Inch Nails              USA  42  6 (ra)
13 143    MY FAVOURITE MISTAKE/Sheryl Crow                    USA  40  9 (ra)
15 144    TROPICALIA/Beck                                     USA  31 12 (ra)
10 145    ALL I NEED/Air                                      FRA  28  9 (ra)
13 146    IT'S ALL BEEN DONE/Barenaked Ladies                 CAN  23 10 (ra)
13 147    MAJOR LEAGUES/Pavement                              USA  22  3 (ra)
14 148    EVERYTHING FOR FREE/K's Choice                      BEL  15 11 (ra)
18 149    RIGHT ABOUT NOW/Ron Sexsmith                        CAN  51  9 (ra)
17 150    SHE'S SO HIGH/Tal Bachman                           CAN  49  9 (ra)
18 151    SECRETLY/Skunk Anansie                              GBR  44 12 (ra)
17 152    BETTER GET USED TO IT/Big Sugar                     CAN  42  8 (ra)
17 153    I DON'T LIKE THE DRUGS/Marilyn Manson               USA  39 11 (ra)
16 154    LONELY SOUL/UNKLE feat. Richard Ashcroft            GBR  38  7 (ra)
16 155    THE ORANGE THEME/Cygnus X                           GER  35  8 (ra)
18 156    STRAWBERRYFIRE/The Apples (In Stereo)               USA  33  7 (mp3)
19 157    MAN OF THE YEAR/Len                                 CAN  33  9 (ra)
18 158    WILL MY FEET STILL CARRY ME HOME/Elf Power          USA  32  7 (ra)
17 159    MY CRUEL JOKE/Soulwax/Tracy Bonham              BEL/USA  30  5 (ra)
20 160    MY SON/Wasis Diop                                   SEN  29  8 (ra)
23 161    ALL THE SAME/Quasi                                  USA  29  9 (ra)
21 162    WHY I'M HERE/Oleander                               USA  28  8 (ra)
18 163    FIREWORKS/The Tragically Hip                        CAN  28  5 (ra)
18 164    QUICKSAND/Finger Eleven                             CAN  27  7 (ra)
20 165    CHARLIE BIG POTATO/Skunk Anansie                    GBR  27  8 (ra)
17 166    COMO VES/Ozomatli                                   USA  26  7
19 167    FLAT BEAT/Mr Oizo                                   FRA  26  7
19 168    HERE WE GO/Arab Strap                               GBR  25  6 (ra)
20 169    DEAD FROM THE WAIST DOWN/Catatonia                  GBR  24  7
21 170    BAWITDABA/Kid Rock                                  USA  24  8 (ra)
17 171    CHOCOLATE/Getaway People                            NOR  23  5 (ra)
21 172    MEET HER AT THE LOVE PARADE/Da Hool                 GER  22  7 (ra)
22 173    HEAVEN COMING DOWN/The Tea Party                    CAN  21  7 (ra)
24 174    THE DAY WE HIT THE COAST/Thrush Hermit              CAN  21  8 (ra)
22 175    FREAK OF THE WEEK/Marvelous 3                       USA  20  6 (ra)
20 176    HIGH SCHOOL/The Flashing Lights                     CAN  18  6 (mp3/ra)
20 177    AFRODIZIAK/Bran Van 3000                            CAN  18  5 
21 178    LUCKY DENVER MINT/Jimmy Eat World                   USA  17  5 (rv)
21 179    HEAD/Tin Star                                       GBR  17  5 (mp3)
23 180    NOTHING MUCH HAPPENS/Ben Lee                        AUS  17  5 (ra/rv)
24 181    THE FEAR/µ-Ziq                                      GBR  17  6 (rv/ra)
22 182    PROPHECY/Remy Zero                                  USA  17  8 (ra)
22 183    DENISE/Fountains of Wayne                           USA  16  6 (rv/ra)
22 184    V.I.P./Jungle Brothers                              USA  16  6 (ra)
22 185    EVERYTHING (is never quite enough)/Wasis Diop       SEN  15  6 (ra)
25 186    TRIPPIN'/Edwin                                      CAN  15  5 (ra)
23 187    LET'S MAKE A DEAL/Dangerman                         USA  14  4 (rv)
25 188    WHAT'S MY AGE AGAIN/Blink 182                       USA  14  5 (ra)
26 189    BASKETBALL/Babe The Blue Ox                         USA  14  5 (ra)
26 190    HANG TEN/Edwin                                      CAN  14  6 (ra)
17 191    PICK A PART THAT'S NEW/Stereophonics                GBR  13  3 (ra)
25 192    YOU BLEW ME OFF/Bare Jr.                            USA  12  5 (ra)
26 193    YOU WANTED MORE/Tonic                               USA  12  4 (ra)
30 194    STRANGE DISEASE/Prozzäk                             CAN  12  6 (ra)
21 195    THE SCENE/Big Sugar                                 CAN  11  7 (ra)
29 196    THE POP SINGER'S FEAR.../The Divine Comedy          IRE  11  5 (Ra)
29 197    SAVE IT FOR LATER/Harvey Danger                     USA  11  5 (ra)
22 198    HONEY/Moby                                          USA  10  3 (ra/ra/ra)
29 199    UNDERGROUND/Moist                                   CAN  10  5 (ra/g2)
28 200    THE DOLPHIN'S CRY/Live                              USA  10  4 (rv)
28 201    GET MYSELF ARRESTED/Gomez                           GBR  10  3 (ra)
29 202    CASSIUS 1999/Cassius                                FRA  10  6 (ra)
27 203    KISS ME/Sixpence None The Richer                    USA   9  4 (rv)
28 204    NARCOTIC/Liquido                                    GER   9  5 (ra)
31 205    PRETTY WHEN YOU CRY/Vast                            USA   9  5 (ra) 
31 206    DON'T CHANGE YOUR PLANS/Ben Folds Five              USA   9  5 (ra)
32 207    MOVING/Supergrass                                   GBR   9  6 (ra)
27 208    CRY OPHELIA/Adam Cohen                              CAN   8  6 (ra)
27 209    ALL ABOUT THE MONEY/Meja                            SWE   8  4 (ra)
28 210    SWEET LIKE CHOCOLATE/Shanks and Bigfoot             GBR   8  4 (ra)
30 211    IT'S SATURDAY/Marcy Playground                      USA   8  4 (ra) 
30 212    DON'T STOP/ATB                                      GER   8  4 (ra)
32 213    GROWING UP (Falling Down)/The Living End            AUS   8  5 (ra)
33 214    BATTLEFLAG/Lo Fidelity Allstars feat. Pigeonhead    GBR   8  6 (ra)
33 215    BUSES AND TRAINS/Bachelor Girl                      AUS   8  5 (ra)
34 216    WALKABOUT/DDT                                       CAN   8  5 (ra)
26 217    JOY!/Gay Dad                                        GBR   7  3 (ra)
31 218    WALK LIKE A PANTHER/The All Seeing I                GBR   7  4 
33 219    WHERE IS MY MIND?/Nada Surf                         USA   7  5 (ra)
29 220    LOVE UNLIMITED/Fun Lovin' Criminals                 USA   6  3 (rv)
29 221    ANGEL/Sarah McLachlan                               CAN   6  4 (ra)
30 222    STOP THE ROCK/Apollo 440                            GBR   6  4
31 223    DOUBLEDECKER/Liquido                                GER   6  4 (ra)
28 224    ROXY/Girls Against Boys                             USA   5  4 (ra)
31 225    BACK TOGETHER/Babybird                              GBR   5  3
31 226    HIGHER/Creed                                        USA   5  3 (ra)
31 227    WAITING FOR THE TIDE/Melanie Doane                  CAN   5  3 (ra)
32 228    EVERY YOU EVERY ME/Placebo                          GBR   5  3 (ra)
32 229    DON'T WALK AWAY/The Mayfield Four                   USA   5  3 
32 230    NAOMI/The Mr T Experience                           USA   5  4 (ra)
33 231    GOOD MORNING BABY/Dan Wilson and Bic Runga      USA/NZL   5  3 
33 232    TO EARTH WITH LOVE/Gay Dad                          GBR   5  3 (ra)
34 233    NAXALITE/Asian Dub Foundation                       GBR   5  4 (ra)
34 234    CELLOPHANE/Miller Stain Limit                       CAN   5  3 
35 235    WELCOME TO THE FOLD/Filter                          USA   5  4 (ra)
35 236    FREAK ON A LEASH/KoRn                               USA   5  3 
26 237    NIGHTMARES BY THE SEA/Jeff Buckley                  USA   4 15 (ra)
27 238    WHERE THE CHANGE IS/The Flashing Lights             CAN   4  2 (mp3/ra)
37 239    DEAR DIARY/Luna                                     USA   4  4 (ra) 
33 240    TAKE A PICTURE/Filter                               USA   3  2 
33 241    IRONSPY/Splashdown                                  USA   3  2 (ra)
39 242    STRIPPED/Rammstein                                  GER   3  3 (ra)
36 243    CAN'T LET GO/Lucinda Williams                       USA   2  2 (ra)
36 244    LEVEL ON THE OUTSIDE/Dovetail Joint                 USA   2  2 (ra)
37 245    ONE MAN ARMY/Our Lady Peace                         CAN   1  1 (ra)
39 246    HELLO TIME BOMB/Matthew Good Band                   CAN  39  1 
39 247    BEAUTIFUL DAY/3 Colours Red                         GBR   1  1 (ra)
39 248    CAN WE START AGAIN/Tindersticks                     GBR   1  1 (ra/ra)
40 249    BLISS/Tori Amos                                     USA   1  1 (rv)
PRAISE YOU: Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim, topped the chart in early 1999 with this gospel epic. I'D LIKE THAT: Andy Partridge and Colin Moulding return with their first studio album in seven years. BOBCAYGEON: Another gem from the Tragically Hip with a strong sense of place. ARMY: The North Carolina trio Ben Folds 5 returns with this rollicking tune. IF YOU TOLERATE THIS... An anthem of the Welsh volunteer effort in the Spanish Civil War. METAL FIRECRACKER: Any folksinger/guitarists would do well to add this to their songbooks.

The year-end ranking is based on total points allocated in that year. You get 40 points for a number one, and 1 point for a number 40. But for the songs between numbers one and 40, I didn't use a linear scale (like Billboard magazine does). After all you don't want to see a song which spends 10 weeks near number 20 to get 200 points, perhaps more than a number one song will get. That's how they ended up ranking Paula Cole's I Don't Wanna Wait as the number ten song of 1998 even though it peaked at Number 11. I use an ranking based on cumulative total points for the year, where the above points is used to determine the points gained per week based on the week's current ranking. Thus, even if a song spent 52 weeks at #20, it would only get 52x7=364 points, which is only slightly more than the points totals for Mercury Rev or Fatboy Slim. This formula was based on fitting the RANK-PTS data to an exponentially decaying curve passing through the points (40,1) and (1,40). The Billboard formula uses a straight line to connect those points. Still their points formula is better than a peak position, in which all songs that hit number one are ranked ahead of a number two song. Still I think there should be a bigger difference than just one point separating #1 from #2, and perhaps the formula I use could be improved. But this was the formula I started in 1990, and I wanted to be consistent for the decade. In any case you're curious, the weekly rankings themselves are completely arbitrary. I don't tally the number of times I've played or listened to each track -- although certainly there should be some relationship, just not a quantifiable one.

Top Albums of 1999

 1 THE SOFT BULLETIN/The Flaming Lips 
 2 DESERTER'S SONGS/Mercury Rev (rv)
 3 THE BETA BAND/The Beta Band
 4 ISOLA/Kent
 5 KEEP IT LIKE A SECRET/Built To Spill
 6 BETWEEN THE BRIDGES/Sloan 
 7 PHANTOM POWER/The Tragically Hip
 8 SURRENDER/The Chemical Brothers
 9 MUCH AGAINST EVERYONE'S ADVICE/Soulwax 
10 BEAUCOUP FISH/Underworld
11 SUNDAY 4 PM/Faithless
12 TERROR TWILIGHT/Pavement
13 COCOON CRASH/K's Choice
14 APPLE VENUS VOL. 1/XTC
15 NOMAD SOUL/Baaba Maal
16 SLIM SHADEY LP/Eminem
17 BENGALI BANTAM YOUTH EXPERIENCE/Black Star Liner
18 LIQUID SKIN/Gomez
19 PEASANTS, PIGS AND ASTRONAUTS/Kula Shaker
20 PLAY/Moby
21 MILES FROM OUR HOME/Cowboy Junkies
22 RETURN OF THE GRIEVOUS ANGEL/A Tribute to Gram Parsons
23 THE LIVING END/The Living End
24 THE NEW SOUND OF THE VENEZUELAN GOZADERA/Los Amigos Invisibles
25 THIS IS MY TRUTH TELL ME YOURS/Manic Street Preachers
26 PERFORMANCES AND COCKTAILS/Stereophonics
27 WHEREABOUTS/Ron Sexsmith
28 MIDNITE VULTURES/Beck 
29 THE STORY OF HARMELODIA/Rheostatics 
30 WHEN THE PAWN/Fiona Apple 
31 ONE AND ONE IS ONE/Joi
32 MELI MELI/Cheb Mami
33 WHITECHOCOLATESPACEEGG/Liz Phair
34 ANTILOOP/Antiloop
35 PROLONGING THE MAGIC/Cake
36 TOXU/Wasis Diop
37 MAYBE YOU'VE BEEN BRAINWASHED TOO/New Radicals
38 SUNBURN/Fuel
39 CRUEL INTENTIONS/Soundtrack
40 THE FLASHING LIGHTS/The Flashing Lights
41 THORNHILL/Moxy Fruvous 
42 YOU'VE COME A LONG WAY BABY/Fatboy Slim
43 THE MAN WHO/Travis
44 VERSION 2.0/Garbage
45 PSYENCE FICTION/UNKLE
46 IBIZA 99 THE YEAR OF TRANCE/Various Artists 
47 DAYS OF THE NEW 2/Days of The New
48 O.K./Talving Singh
49 STRUNG OUT IN HEAVEN/Brian Jonestown Massacre
50 RED HOT+RHAPSODY/Various Artists


Points 40 36 33 30 27 25 23 21 19 17 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19-20 21 22-23 24-26 27-30 31-35 36-40

January 1 - December 31, 1998 Mike's Fave Fifteen Plus Songs

Top Songs of 1998

For older charts click here

HP  OR    SONG/Artist                                         CC  PTS WKS
 1   1    MONEY CITY MANIACS/Sloan                            CAN 372 14 (ra) 
 1   2    THIS IS HARDCORE/Pulp                               GBR 335 13 (ra)
 3   3    NOAH'S ARK/Veda Hille                               CAN 329 17 (ra) 
 1   4    RADIO/Copyright                                     CAN 311 12 
 1   5    TRAVELLER (The World Is Sound)/Talvin Singh         GBR 294 10 (ra)
 1   6    SHE SAYS WHAT SHE MEANS/Sloan                       CAN 294 14 (ra)
 2   7    BUZZIN'/Asian Dub Foundation                        GBR 291 11 (ra)
 1   8    BRICK/Ben Folds Five                                USA 286 11 (ra)
 1   9    HEBRIDEAN HALE-BOPP/Capercaille                     GBR 281 14
 1  10    HEAVEN SENT/Esthero                                 CAN 276 11 (ra/ra)
 1  11    RIGHT IN TIME/Lucinda Williams                      USA 263 13 (ra) 
 1  12    SPARK/Tori Amos                                     USA 263 12
 1  13    LOVE IS THE LAW/The Seahorses                       GBR 262 10 (ra)
 1  14    SUNDAY SHINING/Finley Quaye                         GBR 259 11
 3  15    WONDERFUL LOVE/Creeper Lagoon                       USA 255 17 (ra)
 1  16    THE DRUGS DON'T WORK/The Verve                      GBR 254 10 (ra)
 3  17    MARCO POLO/Loreena McKennitt                        CAN 254 11 (ra)
 2  18    COUCH SURFER/Bran Van 3000                          CAN 248 11 (ra)
 2  19    WALTZ #2(XO)/Elliott Smith                          USA 246 13 (ra)
 6  20    PRISONER OF THE PAST/Prefab Sprout                  GBR 246 15
 2  21    LET ME SEE/Morcheeba                                GBR 245 13 (ra)
 1  22    SMILING UP THE FROWN/Agents of Good Roots           USA 240 13 (au)/(ra)
 1  23    SPACE AND TIME/The Verve                            GBR 235 13 
 2  24    NEVER THERE/Cake                                    USA 233 13
 1  25    YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE/New Radicals                  USA 229  6
 1  26    THE ROCKAFELLER SKANK/Fatboy Slim                   GBR 229 12 (ra)
 2  27    OUR AMBASSADOR/Spirit of the West                   CAN 224 12 (ra)
    28    SET/Cheikh Lo with Youssou N'Dour                   SEN 223 12 (ra)
 2  29    NIGHTMARES BY THE SEA/Jeff Buckley                  USA 222 14 (ra)
 3  30    JOSEPHINE/Sugarsmack                                USA 221 12
 1  31    TRULY, TRULY/Grant Lee Buffalo                      USA 216 12  (ra)
 2  32    RASPBERRY SWIRL/Tori Amos                           USA 213 12 (ra)
 3  33    INSIDE OUT/Eve 6                                    USA 212 12 
 2  34    SONG FOR THE DUMPED/Ben Folds Five                  USA 208 12 
 1  35    HELP THE AGED/Pulp                                  GBR 205  8
 4  36    LAST STOP: THIS TOWN/eels                           USA 204 11
 1  37    SHE WILL HAVE HER WAY/Neil Finn                     NZL 198 12 (ra)
 3  38    AVA ADORE/Smashing Pumpkins                         USA 196 10 (ra)
 4  39    COME BACK BRIGHTER/Reef                             GBR 193 14 (au)
 5  40    EVERYBODY HERE WANTS YOU/Jeff Buckley               USA 193 13 (ra)
 2  41    SEX AND CANDY/Marcy Playground                      USA 192  9
 2  42    EVERYWHERE/Bran Van 3000                            CAN 191 10 (ra)
 1  43    SWAY/Bic Runga                                      NZL 189  7 (ra)
 2  44    PART OF THE PROCESS/Morcheeba                       GBR 185 12 (ra)
 4  45    HISTORY REPEATING/Propellerheads (w/Shirley Bassey) GBR 184 12 (ra)
 5  46    SINGING IN MY SLEEP/Semisonic                       USA 182 12 (ra)
 3  47    POETS/The Tragically Hip                            CAN 181 17 (ra)
 2  48    RACHAEL/Buffalo Tom                                 USA 179 10
 5  49    ON AND ON/Longpigs                                  GBR 178 11
 2  50    SOMETHING ON/The Tragically Hip                     CAN 173  7 (ra)
 5  51    BATTLE OF WHO COULD CARE LESS/Ben Folds Five        USA 172 12 
 2  52    LITTLE PLASTIC CASTLE/Ani DiFranco                  USA 172  8 
 4  53    SONNET/The Verve                                    GBR 172 11 (ra)
 3  54    YOU REMAIN UNCHANGED/The Inbreds                    CAN 171 10 (ra)
 4  55    PUSH IT/Garbage                                     USA 170  9 
 3  56    FLAGPOLE SITTA/Harvey Danger                        USA 169 14 (ra)
 6  57    LADY OF THE FIRE/Helium                             USA 169 13 
 1  58    BRIMFUL OF ASHA/Cornershop                          GBR 167  7
 3  59    POLYESTER BRIDE/Liz Phair                           USA 167  9 
 8  60    ADIA/Sarah McLachlan                                CAN 164 13 (ra)
 2  61    DU HAST/Rammstein                                   GER 163  9 
 2  62    APRIL FOOLS/Rufus Wainwright                        CAN 158 10 (ra)
 4  63    SWEETEST THING 98/U2                                IRE 151  9
 5  64    I THINK I'M PARANOID/Garbage                        USA 149 10 (ra)
--  65    DEAD IS THE DRUNKEST YOU CAN GET/Rheostatics        CAN 146  7 (ra)
10  66    CLOSING TIME/Semisonic                              USA 145 18 (ra)
 5  67    ATTITUDE/The Inbreds                                CAN 142  9 (ra)
--  68    TAA DEEM/Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan/Asian Dub Foundation PAK 138 11 (ra)
 3  69    NO SURPRISES/Radiohead                              GBR 137  5
 5  70    LIKE A FRIEND/Pulp                                  GBR 134 11 (ra)
 8  71    JUMP RIGHT IN/The Urge                              USA 134 10 (ra)
 6  72    PARK AVENUE/Girls Against Boys                      USA 133 10 
 5  73    SINNER/Neil Finn                                    NZL 129 10 (ra)
 8  74    CIRCLES/Soul Coughing                               USA 129 12
 4  75    MOUSTACHE/The Inbreds                               CAN 126  9
10  76    SMALL:TO AND FROM IRA/Veda Hille                    CAN 126 14
 6  77    ONE WEEK/Barenaked Ladies                           CAN 125 13 (ra)
 4  78    SINKING SHIPS/Sloan                                 CAN 121 10 (ra)
--  79    ANYONE WHO'S ANYONE/Sloan                           CAN 121  7
 6  80    6 MINUTES/Tricky                                    GBR 120 11 (ra)
 6  81    EVERYTHING FOR FREE/K's Choice                      BEL 118  9
--  82    CHANSON SON ISSUE/Autour De Lucie                   FRA 112  9 (ra)
 8  83    LUCKY MAN/The Verve                                 GBR 111 10
--  84    SUMMERTIME/The Sundays                              GBR 108  6
--  85    SMACK MY BITCH UP/Prodigy                           GBR 108  5
 6  86    WHO WAS AROUND?/Bob Mould                           USA 104  9 (ra)
 7  87    JACKIE'S STRENGTH/Tori Amos                         USA 102  7 (ra)
10  88    LIFE IN MONO/Mono                                   GBR 102  9
--  89    STOLEN CAR/Rheostatics                              CAN 102  6 (ra)
 9  90    TIME/Mouth Music                                    GBR 101  9 (ra)
 7  91    BROWN PAPER BAG/Roni Size/Reprazent                 GBR  94  9 (ra)
11  92    LE MONDE EST À PLEURER/Jean Leloup                  CAN 101  8 
 9  93    ENJOY THE SILENCE/Failure                           USA  97 10 (ra)
 7  94    BACK ON THE SUN/Ednaswap                            USA  95  7 
 9  95    I'M LOOKING FOR WHAT I CAN'T GET/Garageland         NZL  92  9 
 2  96    PIÙ BELLA COSA/Eros Ramazzotti                      ITA  91  4
 9  97    GOT THE LIFE/Korn                                   USA  89 10 (ra)
11  98    STAY/Bernard Butler                                 GBR  89 11 (ra)
 8  99    SEXY BOY/Air                                        FRA  88  8 
10 100    INTERGALACTIC/Beastie Boys                          USA  81 12 (ra)
-- 101    IDEAS THAT DIED THAT DAY/Eric Matthews              USA  87  7 (ra)
 5 102    HANDS/Jewel                                         USA  86  6
-- 103    BEELINES TO HEAVEN/Garageland                       NZL  86  6
10 104    TROPICALIA/Beck                                     USA  85  8
 9 105    EXACTLY LIKE ME/Bran Van 3000                       CAN  80 10 (ra)
10 106    BANG ON!/Propellerheads                             GBR  80  9 (ra)
 4 107    METAL FIRECRACKER/Lucinda Williams                  USA  79  7 (ra)
10 108    GOING TO HELL/Brian Jonestown Massacre              USA  78  9 (ra)
 9 109    A PERFECT DAY ELISE/PJ Harvey                       GBR  73  7 (ra)
12 110    SUNSHOWER/Chris Cornell                             USA  73 10 (ra)
12 111    LOVE ME AND LEAVE ME/The Seahorses                  GBR  72  9 
12 112    BROKEN HOMES/Tricky (w/PJ Harvey)                   GBR  71  9 (ra)
15 113    SHIMMER/Fuel                                        USA  70 11 
13 114    BLINDFOLD/Morcheeba                                 GBR  69 10 (ra)
 9 115    A LIFE LESS ORDINARY/Ash                            NIR  68  4
11 116    THANK U/Alanis Morissette                           CAN  67 11 
13 117    MOVIN' ON/The Rankins                               CAN  67  9 
-- 118    BETTER DAY/Ocean Colour Scene                       GBR  65  5
13 119    MUSIC SOUNDS BETTER WITH YOU/Stardust               FRA  65 11 (ra)
12 120    GET DOWN TONIGHT/Spirit of the West                 CAN  64  9 
12 121    ALL YOU GOOD PEOPLE/Embrace                         GBR  60 13 (ra)
14 122    GURU BRAMHA/Jai Uttal                               USA  60 10 (ra)
 7 123    GOD IS A DJ/Faithless                               GBR  57  5 (ra)
12 124    SEHNSUCHT/Rammstein                                 GER  56  9
14 125    PURE MORNING/Placebo                                GBR  56  8 (ra)
10 126    MONEY GREEDY/Tricky                                 GBR  56  8 
12 127    MONSTER SIDE/Addict                                 USA  55  8 
13 128    YOU MIGHT SAVE ME NOW/Meg Lunney                    CAN  50  7 
21 129    BLINDED BY THE SUN/The Seahorses                    GBR  48  8 
16 130    FATHER OF MINE/Everclear                            USA  47  8 
 9 131    MY HEART MY LIFE/Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan/Talvin Singh PAK  46  3
16 132    GANGSTER TRIPPIN/Fatboy Slim                        GBR  44  9 
12 133    MY FAVOURITE GAME/The Cardigans                     SWE  43  7 
17 134    JOINTS AND JAMS/Black Eyed Peas                     USA  43  8
10 135    ALL I NEED/Air                                      FRA  42  6 
17 136    LIE DETECTOR/The Reverend Horton Heat               USA  42  7
11 137    BUSY CHILD/The Crystal Method                       USA  41  6 
-- 138    NOTHING LASTS FOREVER/Echo and the Bunnymen         GBR  41  3
16 139    ALL THE KIDS ARE RIGHT/Local H                      USA  40  6 
17 140    DISAPPOINTMENT/Jim Cuddy                            CAN  40  7 
17 141    SAVE TONIGHT/Eagle-Eye Cherry                       SWE  40  9 (ra)
19 142    WISHFUL THINKING/Duncan Sheik                       USA  38  9 
 1 143    THE MUMMER'S DANCE/Loreena McKennitt                CAN  38  3
18 144    SIREN/Tori Amos                                     USA  37  6 
24 145    ONE (is the loneliest number...)/Filter             USA  37  6 
16 146    BLOODCLOT/Rancid                                    USA  36  7 
17 147    THE DOWN TOWN/Days of the New                       USA  34  7 
16 148    MULDER AND SCULLY/Catatonia                         GBR  33  8 (ra)
15 149    IT'S ALL BEEN DONE/Barenaked Ladies                 CAN  32  6
15 150    ROAD RAGE/Catatonia                                 GBR  31  6 
17 151    CARTER/Sugarsmack                                   USA  29  5 
14 152    KEEP ON THINKIN'/Sloan                              CAN  28  5 (ra)
17 153    GET HIGHER/Black Grape                              GBR  28  5 
20 154    CHOCOLATE BAR/Pure                                  CAN  27  6 
11 155    WHAT IT'S LIKE/Everlast                             USA  26  4
20 156    SPACE LORD/Monster Magnet                           USA  26  6 (ra)
14 157    YOUR LUCKY DAY IN HELL/eels                         USA  24  2 (au)
13 158    TRIANGLES ON THE WALL/Rheostatics                   CAN  24  2 (ra)
18 159    KELLY WATCH THE STARS/Air                           FRA  23  6 
20 160    GET 'EM OUTTA HERE/Sprung Monkey                    USA  23  5
-- 161    SHE MAKES MY NOSE BLEED/Mansun                      GBR  23  3
-- 162    EVERYTHING IS AUTOMATIC/Matthew Good Band           CAN  22  2
22 163    ACROSS THE UNIVERSE/Fiona Apple                     USA  22  7 
19 164    ME/Paula Cole                                       USA  22  4 
20 165    EVEN AFTER ALL/Finley Quaye                         GBR  21  5 
21 166    DAYSLEEPER/R.E.M.                                   USA  21  7 
24 167    PEPPYROCK/BTK                                       CAN  21  9 
21 168    SOMALI UDIIDA CEB/Maryam Mursal                     SOM  19  4 (ra)
22 169    HIGH/Feeder                                         GBR  19  6 
22 170    THE DOPE SHOW/Marilyn Manson                        USA  19  6
19 171    MY FAVOURITE MISTAKE/Sheryl Crow                    USA  18  5
22 172    SPECIAL/Garbage                                     GBR  19  7 
25 173    YOU DON'T LOVE ME/Philosopher Kings                 CAN  18  7 
23 174    DRAGULA/Rob Zombie                                  USA  15  5 
23 175    A LITTLE SOUL/Pulp                                  GBR  15  5 (ra)
24 176    COMING UP ROSES/Curve                               GBR  15  4 
26 177    BODY MOVIN'/Beastie Boys                            USA  15  6
26 178    BROKEN BONES/Love Inc.                              CAN  15  5 
23 179    78 STONE WOBBLE/Gomez                               GBR  13  5 (ra)
13 180    SURROUNDED/Chantal Kreviazuk                        CAN  13  1
25 181    OMNICIDE/Copyright                                  CAN  12  5 
23 182    COSE DELLA VITA/Eros Ramazzotti (w/Tina Turner)     ITA  12  4 
26 183    LOST COUNT/Ebba Forsberg                            SWE  12  4
26 184    LEON'S SPACE SONG/Helium                            USA  12  5 (ra)
24 185    GOT YOU WHERE I WANT YOU/The Flys                   USA  11  4 
28 186    MYSTERIOUS TIMES/Sash!                              GER  11  5 
28 187    SUDDENLY STRANGE/Bic Runga                          NZL  11  4
24 188    PROPHECY/Remy Zero                                  USA  10  4
25 189    THE SCENE/Big Sugar                                 CAN  10  4
32 190    PRETTY FLY (For A White Guy)/Offspring              USA  10  6
27 191    SILENCE/Delerium (w/Sarah McLachlan)                CAN   9  3 
30 192    GONER W/ SOUVENIR/Richard Buckner                   USA   9  5 (ra)
26 193    EVERYTHING COUNTS/Meat Beat Manifesto               GBR   8  3  (ra)
29 194    CRY OPHELIA/Adam Cohen                              CAN   7  3
30 195    CUMBIA/Ozomatli                                     USA   7  3 
26 196    GYM AND TONIC/Spacedust                             FRA   6  2
28 197    DEJA VU (UPTOWN BABY)/Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz       USA   6  2 (ra)
28 198    AIRPORT SONG/Guster                                 USA   6  3 
29 199    DO THE EVOLUTION/Pearl Jam                          USA   6  3 
30 200    SUMMERTIME/Morcheeba/Hubert Laws                    GBR   6  3 (ra)
32  --    SAINT JOE ON THE SCHOOL BUS/Marcy Playground        USA   6  4
34  --    WALKING AFTER YOU/Foo Fighters                      USA   6  3
35  --    BEAUTIFUL/Joydrop                                   CAN   6  4
32  --    INTO THE OCEAN/Fretblanket                          GBR   5  3 (ra)
28  --    MEET HER AT THE LOVE PARADE/Da Hool                 GER   4  2
34  --    CELEBRITY SKIN/Hole                                 USA   4  3 
28  --    EL PRESIDENT/Drugstore (w/Thom Yorke)               GBR   3  1 
31  --    D.N.D./Semisonic                                    USA   3  2 
33  --    UNDERGROUND/Versus                                  USA   3  2 (ra)
34  --    ROXY/Girls Against Boys                             USA   3  2
39  --    APPARITIONS/Matthew Good Band                       CAN   3  3 
32  --    LONDON RAIN/Heather Nova                            BER   2  1
35  --    MILES FROM OUR HOME/Cowboy Junkies                  CAN   2  1 (ra)
37  --    PARTY HARD/Pulp                                     GBR   2  2 (37) (ra)
38  --    ONLY WHEN I LOSE MYSELF/Depeche Mode                GBR   1  1 
40  --    ANGEL/Sarah McLachlan                               CAN   1  1 
HP = Highest Position OR=Overall Rank CC=Country Code PTS=Total 98 Chart points WKS=Weeks on 98 Charts


The Top Songs of 1997
1Paranoid AndroidRadiohead51118
2Sweet PainNusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook37418
3RationalKing Cobb Steelie35317
4TubthumpingChumbawamba35217
5Female Of The SpeciesSpace33015
6The Mummer's DanceLoreena McKennitt32913
7Drinking In L.A.Bran Van 300031818
8FlamencoThe Tragically Hip31115
9BellyfishVeda Hille31014
10Bitter Sweet SymphonyThe Verve31012
11The Lines You AmendSloan30614
12Building A MysterySarah McLachlan30512
13It Should BeChange of Heart27915
14(Can't You) Trip Like I DoFilter & The Crystal Method27913
15AïchaKhaled27815
16Lakini's JuiceLive27713
17G Turns To DSloan27615
18TransfigurationCopyright26813
19A Mid Winter Night's DreamRheostatics26624
20Bad Time To Be PoorRheostatics26417
21DreamForest For The Trees26112
22Karma PoliceRadiohead25812
23Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?Paula Cole25712
24The Perfect DrugNine Inch Nails2519
25Slumber QueenVeda Hille24913
26Wide Open SpaceMansun24912
27No SantWasis Diopwith Lena Fiagbe24315
28The Main AttractionTrash Can Sinatras24312
29Euphoria (Firefly)Delerium24011
30Your WomanWhite Town23113
31Sweet SurrenderSarah McLachlan22710
32It's Not What You Do It's YouSpookey Ruben22113
33Wendy McDonaldSpookey Ruben2189
34If I Had My WayBig Sugar21610
35StarvoKing Cobb Steelie20912
36DiscothequeU220811
37FanfareEric Matthews20712
38The FreshmenThe Verve Pipe2079
39Michigan MilitiaMoxy Früvous20612
40BeetlebumBlur20311
41CriminalFiona Apple20217
42All The Same EyesRheostatics19913
43Make You MadOdds18910
44WayneChantal Kreviazuk18816
45Someone Who's CoolOdds18622
46Rich Beautiful and MineMrs. Torrance18412
47Do You ReallyThe Inbreds18412
48SurroundedChantal Kreviazuk18212
49DuendeDelerium18211
50White Marble GaneshGreg Keelor18113
51These Days Are OldSpookey Ruben18012 (ra)
52Taa Deem RemixNusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Michael Brook
Asian Dub Foundation
1795
53My Morning ParadeEric Matthews1757
54In Or OutAni DiFranco17414
55Nothing GoodRon Sexsmith170110
56Shadow RemixNusrat Fateh Ali Khan & State of Bengal1695
57Walkin' On The SunSmash Mouth16813
58Pearl's GirlUnderworld16411
59Born SlippyUnderworld15911
60LovefoolThe Cardigans1578
61PornMrs. Torrance15310
62African DreamWasis Diop with Lena Fiagbe15011
63Don't SpeakNo Doubt1508
64ResurrectionMoist14810
65A Long DecemberCounting Crows1407
66Le Jour ViendraKhaled13911
67NapoleonAni DiFranco1399
68FreaksLive13812
69Don't Cry For Me ArgentinaMadonna1347
70I Love YouSarah McLachlan13010
71Turn My HeadLive12911
72My Heart, My Life RemixNusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook & Talvin Singh1295
73Superman's DeadOur Lady Peace12811
74Susan's Houseeels12811
75Springtime In ViennaThe Tragically Hip12612
76ChristiansandsTricky12213
77Whirl-Y-ReelAfro Celt Sound System1209
78I Can't Let GoSloan11910
79BreatheProdigy1136
80Can't Face UpSloan1119
81Let DownRadiohead10911
82Sardinia Memories (Early Evening)Geoffrey Oryema10711
83Hey YouKula Shaker10710
84You're Not AloneOlive1037
85My AddictionDayna Manning10110
86Hop and TickleEric Matthews10010
87Sleep To DreamFiona Apple959
88Volcano GirlsVeruca Salt9311
89MrayaAbdel Ali Slimani with Sinéad O'Connor926
90Song 2Blur9010
91I'll Get Them InTrash Can Sinatras8812
92Me and You Vs The WorldSpace8810
93I've Gotta Get A Message To YouMoxy Früvous888
94How BizarreOMC869
95NeighbourhoodSpace8311
96Encore Une FoisSash! with Sabine Ohmes 838
97The New PollutionBeck828
98RiverdanceBill Whelan826
99Only Talking SenseFinn Brothers8010
100If You Could Only SeeTonic797
101Wanna Be Your FriendThe Inbreds789
10226 YearsVeda Hille7511
103Rags To Ragseels756
104ApartmentCustard739
105Crystal CradleSpookey Ruben7210
106Block Rockin' BeatsChemical Brothers728
107Virtual InsanityJamiroquai728
108Peel Me A GrapeDiana Krall709
109TimberNeko Case & Her Boyfriends697
110Never AloneBif Naked668
111Tricky KidTricky6511
112Strawberry BlondeRon Sexsmith659
113One HeadlightWallflowers646
114My Sister SingsMelanie Doane615
115Don't Wake DaddyThe Tragically Hip599
116GoneGreg Keelor598
117Half The ManDayna Manning566
118I Love L.A. (from Bean The Album)OMC556
119Più bella cosaEros Ramazzotti534
120FingerpopsGarageland5212 (ra)
121I Don't Want To WaitPaula Cole478
122Babe In The WoodsMelanie Doane476
123AndromedaZuckerbaby457
124Soldier's BoySpirit of the West447
125Industrial LullabyStephen Fearing447
126Anything You WantStephen Fearing446
127Another Suitcase In Another HallMadonna427
128North WindowThe Inbreds4012
129Novocaine For The Souleels3812
130Taller Than GodStrawpeople377
131Szerelem, SzerelemMárta Sebestyén368
1326 UndergroundSneaker Pimps354
133SatanOrbital336
134Bound For The FloorLocal H335
135Casual AffairTonic327
136Longing RemixNusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook & Aki Nawaz323
137All I WantOffspring316
138It's A Long Hard Road Out Of HellMarilyn Manson & Sneaker Pimps315
139Tell You StoriesMelanie Doane with Ed Robertson3111
140Hard ChargerPorno For Pyros315
141Wind Picks UpThe Inbreds226
142Remote ControlAge Of Electric225
143Brimful Of AshaCornershop214
144North DakotaThrush Hermit205
145Say What You WantTexas195
146HumbleMollies Revenge195
147Beyond The InvisibleEnigma183
148Put A Lid On ItSquirrel Nut Zippers175
149Ordinary DayGreat Big Sea174
150Little KingdomsChange of Heart175
151U WhoCamus174
152AdjustedMudgirl164
153Staring At The SunU2163
154On and OnBloody Chicletts154
155Super Bon BonSoul Coughing154
156JogaBjörk144
157Open UpLeftfield/Lydon144
158Monkey WrenchFoo Fighters144
159Running AwaySpookey Ruben137
160Case In FactTreble Charger125
161FlySugar Rayfeaturing Supercat123
162T.G.V.Wasis Diop123
163Pine RidgeGreg Keelor116
164Killing MoonPavement113
165The Beautiful PeopleMarilyn Manson103
166The OafBig Wreck82
167WannabeSpice Girls72
168A Change (Would Do You Good)Sheryl Crow73
169Everyday Is A Winding RoadSheryl Crow62
170HomeEconoline Crush62
171StaggerUnderworld62
172Rotterdam (Or Anywhere)The Beautiful South61
173Lady Picture ShowStone Temple Pilots41
174Haven't Slept In YearsMatthew Good Band31
175My Comfort Remains RemixNusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook & Black Star Liner31
176Tracery RemixNusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook & Nitin Sawhney31

Male Artist of the Year

Female Artist of the Year

Group of the Year

The Biggest Flops of 1997
(These artists have had big hits in the past but missed or barely scraped into this year's chart)
All MinePortisheadSour Times was #1 single for 1995
JogaBjorkArmy of Me and Isobel were #3 and 4 for 1995
Beyond The InvisibleEnigmaFirst two albums each had a Number One single
It's No GoodDepeche ModeI Feel You was #5 song of 1993
Everything To EveryoneEverclearSanta Monica was #5 song of 1996
I've Just Seen A FaceHolly ColeTemptation was #9 album of 1995
You Were Meant For MeJewel KilcherWho Will Save Your Soul was #13 song of 1995
The Jokerk.d. langAll You Can Eat was #15 album of 1995
D'You Know What I MeanOasisWonderwall was #16 song of 1996
I'm The ManPhilosopher KingsCharms was #19 song of 1995

Mike's Favourite Albums of 1996 as submitted to the R.M.M. poll

1Beck!OdelayU.S.
2The Tragically HipTrouble At The HenhouseCanada
3RheostaticsThe Blue Hysteria
4Fiona AppleTidalU.S.
5SloanOne Chord To AnotherCanada
6SoundgardenDown On The UpsideU.S.
7Tori AmosBoys For PeleU.S.
8Salif KeïtaFolon...The PastMali
9The Trash Can SinatrasA Happy PocketScotland
10Spookey RubenModes Of Transportation Vol. 1Canada
11Sarah McLachlanRarities, B-Sides & Other StuffCanada
12The InbredsIt's Sydney Or The BushCanada
13Various ArtistsPine Ridge: Songs For Leonard PeltierCanada
14GaragelandLast Exit To GaragelandN.Z.
15Veda HilleSpineCanada
16eelsBeautiful FreakU.S.
17ENZSOENZSON.Z.
18Melanie DoaneShakespearean FishCanada
19Finn BrothersFinnN.Z.
20Bill WhelanRiverdanceIreland

Mike's Favourite Albums of 1995 as submitted in the R.M.M. poll

  1. Tricky - Maxinquaye
  2. Dave Matthews Band - Under The Table and Dreaming (#23)
  3. The Inbreds - Kombinator
  4. Björk - Post (#6)
  5. Jeff Buckley - Grace
  6. Radiohead - The Bends (#14)
  7. Moxy Früvous - Wood
  8. Jane Siberry - Maria
  9. Holly Cole - Temptation
  10. PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love (#22)
  11. Portishead - Dummy (#54)
  12. Belly - King (#58)
  13. Papa Wemba - Emotion
  14. Change of Heart - Tummysuckle
  15. k.d. lang - All You Can Eat
  16. Live - Throwing Copper (#3)
  17. Ani DiFranco - Not A Pretty Girl
  18. Veda Hille - Path Of A Body
  19. cub - Come out come out
  20. Sarah McLachlan - The Freedom Sessions

Mike's Favourite Songs of 1996

1Ahead By A CenturyThe Tragically Hip52316
2IronicAlanis Morissette52016
3Where It's AtBeck47016
4Burden In My HandSoundgarden34814
5Santa MonicaEverclear34612
6ShadowboxerFiona Apple33813
7Caught A Lite SneezeTori Amos33613
8Novocaine For The Souleels32810
9In The MeantimeSpacehog32513 (ra)
10Everything You've Done WrongSloan32010
11Twisted and BentTrash Can Sinatras32012
12Tahitian MoonPorno For Pyros31313
13Gift ShopThe Tragically Hip31012
14How BizarreOMC30413
15Pretty NooseSoundgarden30110
16WonderwallOasis30012
17Street Spirit (Fade Out)Radiohead29713
18The Good In EveryoneSloan28211
19Standing Outside A Broken Phone BoothPrimitive Radio Gods26312
20Too MuchDave Matthews Band26011
21Come BackGarageland25311
22ShoeboxBarenaked Ladies25310
23Devil's HaircutBeck24912
24AeroplaneRed Hot Chili Peppers24411
25Dust3Ds23910
26AfricaSalif Keïta2379
27North WindowThe Inbreds2359
28PeachesThe Presidents of the United States of America22413
29How Can I Apply?Trash Can Sinatras2249
30One of UsJoan Osborne2249
31Honky's LadderThe Afghan Whigs2208
32Sullen GirlFiona Apple2209
33Full of GraceSarah McLachlan2099
34Bad Time To Be PoorRheostatics2097
35Tell You StoriesMelanie Doane with Ed Robertson2029
36Big Bang BabyStone Temple Pilots2028
37Unchained MelodySarah McLachlan1977
38Until It SleepsMetallica1918
39Natural OneFolk Implosion1777
40WonderwallMike Flowers Pops1776
41Everything Is Good for YouCrowded House1768
42Suffer NeverFinn Brothers1668
43Talula (tornado mix)Tori Amos1658
44Poor BoyDave Dobbyn with ENZSO1498
45The RiverThe Rankin Family1485
461979Smashing Pumpkins1448
47SatelliteDave Matthews Band1437
48700 Ft. CeilingThe Tragically Hip1426
49Running AwaySpookey Ruben1416
50Soldier's ThingsHolly Cole1396
51Whoever You AreGeggy Tah1357
52Stupid GirlGarbage1326
53Blow Up The Outside WorldSoundgarden1195
54Touch MeSuperette1177
55A Common DisasterCowboy Junkies1167
56Heaven Beside YouAlice In Chains1166
57Little Show-OffMeg Lunney1146
58Trippin' On A Hole in a Paper HeartStone Temple Pilots1126
59The Mary Ellen CarterThe Irish Descendents1126
60The Good ThingsTerry & the Lovemen1075
61Forty Days and NightsThe Rankin Family1066
62PepperButthole Surfers1036
63Mad In A MinuteMeg Lunney1036
64Woo-Hah!! Got You All In CheckBusta Rhymes1026
65Anything IsEnya1007
66Mari-MacGreat Big Sea997
67RunawayThe Corrs956
68You're O.K.k.d. lang956
69Just A GirlNo Doubt935
70Black SteelTricky933
71EmptyRebecca's Empire926
72King of the KerbEchobelly925
73Pine RidgeGreg Keelor895
74Hey Jupiter/Professional WidowTori Amos886
75100 WaysPorno For Pyros886
76Killing Me SoftlyThe Fugees884
77The World I KnowCollective Soul875
78FingerpopsGarageland865
79The X Files ThemeMark Snow854
80Truth and BoneHeather Nova825
81Amelia EarhartInbreds804
82Another SundayI Mother Earth805
83RedBelly743
84Bullet With Butterfly WingsSmashing Pumpkins734
85MissingEverything But The Girl734
86Miss SarajevoPassengers694
87Case In FactTreble Charger684
88Ma MaCheb Mami featuring Baby Girl645
89RiverdanceBill Whelan612
90Whirl-Y-ReelAfro Celt Sound System583
91(He'll Never Be An) Ol' Man RiverTISM564
92King of New OrleansBetter Than Ezra524
93BellyfishVeda Hille513
94DriveBic Runga483
95Leave It AloneMoist484
96The UniversalBlur474
97See The ChildJane Siberry433
98Stand UpFerron402
99Stakes Is HighDe La Soul393
100The 13thThe Cure373
101ApologizePeople From Earth353
102Bad As They SeemHayden363
103100% BulletproofDarla Hood292
104E-Bow The LetterR.E.M.272
105StarsHum272
106One ShotThe Brotherhood272
107If It Makes You HappySheryl Crow262
108PopularNada Surf242
109Give Me One ReasonTracy Chapman232
110Radio CruelMink232
111Kiss SomeoneSuperette222
112So Much To SayDave Matthews Band222
113HomespunGrant Lee Buffalo222
114Don't Cry For Me ArgentinaMadonna171
115Don't SpeakNo Doubt141
116ChristiansandsTricky121
117Daaam!Tha Alkaholiks111
118Le TournesolAutour De Lucie111
119SoakedThe Killjoys111

Mike's Favourite Songs of 1995

  1. Portishead - Sour Times
  2. Dave Matthews Band - Ants Marching
  3. Björk - Army of Me
  4. Björk - Isobel
  5. Jeff Buckley - Grace
  6. Veda Hille - Precious Heart
  7. The Tragically Hip - Nautical Disaster
  8. Moxy Früvous - Down From Above
  9. Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye
  10. Jane Siberry - Lovin' Cup
  11. Sarah McLachlan - Dear God
  12. Elastica - Connection
  13. Jewel Kilcher - Who Will Save Your Soul?
  14. Live - Lightning Crashes
  15. PJ Harvey - Down By The Water
  16. Blur - Country House
  17. Sarah McLachlan - Ice Cream
  18. Nirvana - The Man Who Sold The World
  19. Philosopher Kings - Charms
  20. Belly - Now They'll Sleep

Number One Singles by Year

1999.Goddess On A HiwayMercury RevUSA (tie)
1999.Waitin' For A SupermanFlaming LipsUSA (tie)
1998.Money City ManiacsSloanCAN
1997.Paranoid AndroidRadioheadGBR
1996.Ahead By A CenturyThe Tragically HipCAN
1995.Sour TimesPortisheadGBR
1994.7 SecondsYoussou N'Dour/Neneh CherrySEN/SWE
1993.PossessionSarah McLachlanCAN
1992.Silent All These YearsTori AmosUSA
1991.Right Here Right NowJesus JonesGBR
1990.Fools GoldStone RosesGBR
1989.The Sensual WorldKate BushGBR
1988.Better Be Home SoonCrowded HouseNZL
1987.I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking ForU2IRE
1986.SledgehammerPeter GabrielGBR
1985.ShoutTears For FearsGBR
1984.Wouldn't It Be GoodNik KershawGBR
1983.Every Breath You TakeThe PoliceGBR
1982.Hard To Say I'm SorryChicagoUSA
1981.Beatles MedleyStars OnNED
1980.It's Still Rock & Roll To MeBilly JoelUSA
These were my favourite songs in the year that they were released. Even though there was some great alternative music out in the early 80's, I think you'll agree that I wasn't listening to it at the time...

Number One Albums by Year

1999.The Soft BulletinFlaming LipsUSA
1998.Navy BluesSloanCAN
1997.Star RiseNusrat Fateh Ali Khan/Michael Brook/Asian UndergroundPAK/CAN/GBR
1996.Odelay!BeckUSA
1995.MaxinquayeTrickyGBR
1994.Fumbling Towards EcstasySarah McLachlanCAN
1993.Whale MusicRheostaticsCAN
1992.Little EarthquakesTori AmosUSA
1991.DoubtJesus JonesGBR
1990.I Do Not Want What I Haven't GotSinead O'ConnorIRE
1989.The Sensual WorldKate BushGBR
1988.The Lion and The CobraSinead O'ConnorIRE
1987.Mending WallChalk CircleCAN
1986.SoPeter GabrielGBR
1985.Songs From The Big ChairTears For FearsGBR
1984.Human RacingNik KershawGBR
1983.SynchronicityThe PoliceGBR
1982.The Lexicon of LoveABCGBR
1981.Double FantasyJohn Lennon & /Yoko OnoGBR
1980.Glass HousesBilly JoelUSA
Quite often, I change my mind about what the best album was for the year, but this list is based on my decision immediately at the end of the calendar year.

Eighties Faves

Classic Eighties Music Classic Eighties Music Alphaville a-ha
Crowded House The Cure Chris DeBurgh Thomas Dolby Peter Gabriel Joe Jackson
M|A|R|R|S Men Without Hats Split Enz The Smiths Talk Talk Tears For Fears
Thompson Twins Timbuk3 XTC New Order Midnight Oil Nik Kershaw
The Payolas$ One To One Chalk Circle Dalbello Eight Seconds Gowan
Northern Pikes The Pukka Orchestra Red Rider Saga The Spoons Strange Advance
Alta Moda The Box Grapes of Wrath Martha & the Muffins The Go-Betweens Billy Bragg
Kate Bush Depeche Mode Prefab Sprout The Fixx Propaganda Five Guys Named Moe




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