The Noughties: Honorary Mentions-Chart Pop


t.A.T.u.-All The Things She Said

Before the contestants of Pop Idol and its many franchises massacred the charts, annoying even good ol’ sting in the process; three child stars from the Disney Club (Britney, Cristina & Justin) had grown up, made alliances with the best producers of the moment and set the standard sky-high for super-slick dance-pop music that many other artists went to follow. Timbaland turned from hip-hop mogul to pop hit factory and in the UK production teams such as Xenomania delivered some of the best tunes we’ve heard in all this period. Also in Britain Damon Albarn and Danger Mouse created the first virtual band to great acclaim. Ten perfect examples of pure contemporary pop after the jump.

10-THE VERONICAS-4ever

9-SCISSOR SISTERS-Laura

8-LILY ALLEN-Lnd!

7-CHRISTINA AGUILERA-Ain’t No Other Man

6-GWEN STEFANI-What You Waiting For

5-NELLY FURTADO-Maneater

4-SUGABABES-Round Round

3-GORILLAZ-Feel Good Inc,

2-JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE-Rock Your Body

1-BRITNEY SPEARS-Womanizer

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