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Songs of the Year: 2007

Featuring Akon



So it’s 2007 and you’d be damned pressed to find a 20-minute span of time where Irreplaceable, Umbrella, The Sweet Escape or Big Girls Don’t Cry weren’t blasting from a stereo somewhere near you. The songs ruled the Billboard Hot 100 and became staples that you can hear to this very day.

Also on the charts were Plain White T’s with Hey There Delilah, literally 100 songs from Akon, or featuring Akon; Nelly Furtado, Justin Timberlake, Timberland, Avril Lavigne, and Carrie Underwood. The American Idol winners and finalists like Underwood, Daughtry, Elliott Yamin and Kelly Clarkson were extremely popular, all grabbing end of year Hot 100 spots.

THE RULES: It’s a simple concept. We pick five of our favorite songs that made the Billboard Top 100 (established in 1958) during any time that year. We also select five “wildcards” that can be any songs released as a single or on an album or EP that year. Finally, we also pick our “worst” song of the year, just for fun.

We started in 1958 and we’re going until we run out of years.

Standings So Far …

2006 was a year of miracles, as Kramzer finally won another year with his pick of Regina Spektor’s Samson, which narrowly edged out Knights of Cydonia by Muse. Jason’s pick of Josh Ritter picked up a few die-hard votes, but that’s it. 2007 has a lot for everyone, as long as you like indie music.

Joe: 22
Jason: 18.5
Kramzer: 14.5


Which Was the Best Song of 2007?

  • Either Way by Wilco (37%, 41 Votes)
  • Phantom Limb by the Shins (36%, 40 Votes)
  • Reverend Green by Animal Collective (27%, 30 Votes)

Total Voters: 111

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