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Friday, January 23, 2015

Chart Rigger 10-Year Anniversary Playlist: 20 Best Pop Singles From 2005 To 2014

Good god, somehow this ultra-classy corner of the Internet called Chart Rigger has been online for 10 years, as of yesterday (January 22). It's hard to fathom that I've been typing this trash out for a full decade (or that you've been reading it), and I actually have a lot more to say on the subject — there's a very special, somewhat large project I have coming, possibly tomorrow, possibly on Monday, to commemorate the occasion.

But until then, I thought I'd share the below anniversary playlist of 20 songs I whipped up on Spotify. It's actually all of mine and Moogaboo's picks for the #1 and #2 best singles of the year from our annual list each December, beginning with the top two choices in 2005 (#1 being Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" and #2 being — wait for it — Kelly Osbourne's "One Word") up through 2014 (#1 was Clean Bandit's "Rather Be" and #2 was Nick Jonas' "Jealous").

I think these 20 songs actually make for a nice soundtrack to the past decade. I hope you enjoy!

And thanks again so much for reading my twisted takes on pop each day over the past 10 years. Like I said, there's a special feature I'm putting together for the occasion, so stay tuned!

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  • At 12:14 PM, Anonymous shaun said…

    Happy anniversary...or birthday...or whatevs ;o) Thanks for the memories and fun!

  • At 9:00 PM, Anonymous Andrew said…

    Woop, congratulations! I have been visiting this blog since 2007 because you are a fantastic writer. Not only that, but you write about the music that I am interested in.
    Even with the endless amount of Girls Aloud hatred, you still kept me coming back for more. 😀👍

    One word breaks a code silence.

  • At 9:03 PM, Anonymous Andrew said…

    Oops, damn phone. I meant to say One word breaks a code OF silence. 😃

  • At 12:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You have executed such an amazing job for the past decades. I started visiting your blog circa 2009 and i have been a staunch reader to your publishing. Congratulations. Love from Malaysia ❤

  • At 12:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Some of the singles/music featured on your blog become a hit months after you reviewed it. So technically, im always ahead of everybody else. My taste in Music has been greatly influenced and heightened. Thanks to your insigthful reviews

  • At 10:40 AM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Shaun, thank you! Glad to have provided such glamourous memories!

    Andrew, Girls Aloud...now there's a name I haven't thought about in years. Thanks for ruining my Saturday! ;)

    Anonymous, woah - a Malaysian fan! And people say I'm not worldly... Thanks for reading!

  • At 1:31 PM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    Congratulations on your 10th anniversary of Chartrigger! Time flies fast when are you constantly churning out quality posts on this blog.

  • At 11:10 PM, Blogger J.Me said…

    Congrats on 10 years! I love keeping up with your posts, and love reading them, especially the ones where you relate music (a specific song or artist) to a personal time in you life. We've never officially met but any friend of Moogaboo's is a friend of mine!

  • At 9:54 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Pranav & J.Me, thanks, broads!

  • At 5:39 PM, Blogger rokaa said…

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