Sunday, December 26, 2004

Playlist - Best of 2004

It's taken a while to get this list ready. These are the songs and albums that rocked my world in 2004. Please note that I'm using slightly unconventional and random categories because a) I felt like it and b) this ain't the Grammys!
  • Best Pop Album: Keane - Hope & Fears
  • Best Rock Album: Razorlight - Up All Night
  • Best R&B Album: Joss Stone - Mind, Body & Soul
  • Best Female Singer: Gwen Stefani
  • Best Female Newcomer: Joss Stone
  • Best New Band(s): Keane, Razorlight, Scissor Sisters
  • Close but no cigar: Franz Ferdinand
  • Kickass Rock single: Green Day - American Idiot
  • Future Classic Rock track: Libertines - Can't Stand Me Now, Runner Up: Velvet Revolver - Fall to Pieces
  • Most Welcome Return to Form: U2 - How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, Runner Up: ليلي نهاري - عمرو دياب (the album)
  • Best Dance Track: Martin Solveig - Rocking Music, Runner Up: Shapeshifters - Lola's Theme
  • Best Hip-Hop track: The Roots - I Don't Care, Runner Up: LL Cool J - Hush
  • Best R&B Single: Mario Winans - I Don't Wanna Know
  • Obscure R&B ballad: Sweetback - Lover
  • Best for lazy afternoons: Bebel Gilberto
  • Sexiest Arabic song: آه ونص - نانسي عجرم, Runner Up: ليلي نهاري - عمرو دياب (the song, not the singer!)
  • Heartbreaking Arabic song: كل القصايد - مروان خوري
  • Unexpected Great Arabic song: وبعيد - سعود ابو سلطان
  • Guilty Pleasure: Girls Aloud - What Will the Neighbors Say?
  • Unexpected Great Single: Britney Spears - Toxic (who knew?)
  • Sexiest Single: Christina Milian - Dip It Low
  • Overlooked Soul/House track: Amp Fiddler - Superficial
  • Warm Band from Freezing Climate: Iceland's The Honeymoon - Dialogue
  • Party Starter: Michael Gray - The Weekend
  • Booty Shaker: Nina Sky - Move Ya Body
  • Best Lounge CD: L Restaurant & Bar - Ralph & Elie from REG Project
  • Most Bizarre Duet: William Shatner with Joe Jackson - Common People
  • Best Dance/Rock hybrid: Deep Dish - Flashdance
  • Best French Band: Phoenix - Alphabetical
  • Best Cover Version: Scissor Sisters - Comfortably Numb
  • Wittiest Video: Kings of Convenience - I'd Rather Dance With You
  • Best Christmas Single: Jimmy Eat World - Last Christmas
  • Best Live Show: Madonna - Reinvention Tour (which I saw live) Runner Up: Scissor Sisters (on DVD)

I'm sure I've forgotten something, but the list almost sums up my personal music highlights for 2004.

Would you like a Worst of 2004 list too? Because God knows there was plenty of garbage this past year!!


  1. I definitely agree with you on the Best Pop Album - Keane! They are an excellent band and I have played the CD to death! I'd love to see them in concert as I've heard they're really good!

  2. lol ur list got some pretty interesting categories bas u no where i can marwan khoury mu shaghal, evrytime i hear it makes me sad lol

  3. HaPpY New Year Z, And everyone Whos reading my comment..
    e7m e7m Oo good night everyone..:)


  4. phoenix band rulez!
    thanx for the list, i'll use it to abuse my napster - again!

  5. most abused singer @ the chalet: Amr Diab

  6. أنا أتفق معاك على مروان خوري بس أعتقد أنك نسيت فضل شاكر أغانيه مسكته بس نسيت شنو أسمها كالعاده

  7. صحيح نسيته... بس ما يخالف، يكبر وينسى

  8. لماذا لا تضع قائمة بافضل المقرئين و أفضل منشدى أناشيد الجهاد حتى يتسنى لأكبر قدر ممكن من الركع السجود الإستفادة منها ؟

  9. لأن هذا من اختصاصاتك يا أبوحفص... ولا يجوز التعدي على اختصاصات الغير

  10. سيد زيدون . اين أجد فكاهات بو ليلى ؟

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