The top 100 songs of 2001

100 Leigh Nash Need To Be Next To You
99 Vitamin C As Long As You're Loving Me
98 Pink Most Girls
97 Snoop Dogg Snoop Dogg
96 Linkin Park In The End
95 Fuel Bad Day
94 Spice Girls Holler
93 Mandy Moore Walk Me Home
92 City High Caramel
91 K-Ci and Jojo Crazy
90 Nickelback You Remind Me
89 Backstreet Boys Drowning
88 Enrique Eglisias Hero
87 Outkast Ms Jackson
86 Vitamin C The Itch
85 Snow Everybody Wants To Be Like You
84 Destiny's Child Survivor
83 Pink You Make Me Sick
82 Tamia Stranger In My House
81 Shaggy It Wasn't Me
80 Britney Spears I'm a Slave For You
79 Black Eyed Peas Request Line
78 3LW Playa's Gon Play
77 Dream  He Loves You Not
76 Train Drops Of Jupiter
75 Snow Plumb song
74 Missy Elliot One Minute Man
73 Backstreet Boys Shape of my Heart
72 Blink 182 Man Overboard
71 Three Doors Down Loser
70 Liveonrelease I'm Afraid of Britney spears
69 Joe f. Mystical Stutter
68 U2 Beautiful Day
67 Jennifer Lopez Love Don't Cost a thing
66 Alien Ant Farm Smooth Criminal
65 D12 Purple Hills
64 Jewel Standing Still
63 Faith Hill The Way You Love Me
62 CrazyTown Butterfly
61 Cake Short Skirt/Long Jacket
60 Staind Fade
59 Madonna Don't Tell Me
58 Jay-Z Izzo (Hova)
57 Third Eye Blind Deep Inside of You
56 Britney Spears Stronger
55 SoulDecision Let's Do It Right
54 Matchbox Twenty If You're Gone
53 Mandy Moore In My Pocket
52 Destiny's Child Bootylicious
51 Faith Hill There You'll Be
50 Shaggy Angel
49 Limp Bizkit My Way
48 Dream This Is Me
47 Britney Spears Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know
46 Destiny's Child Emotion
45 The Corrs Breathless
44 Ja Rule Put It On Me
43 Our Lady Peace Life
42 Stone Temple Pilots Days of the Week
41 Nelly Furtado Turn Off The Lights
40 Michael Jackson You Rock My World
39 Mandy Moore Crush
38 Mya / Pink Lady Marmalade
37 Madonna What It Feels Like For A Girl
36 Mariah Carey Never Too Far
35 SoulDecision Gravity
34 Leanne Womack I Hope You Dance
33 Matchbox Twenty Mad Season
32 Nelly Batter Up
31 Enya Only Time
30 Mya Free
29 Jessica Simpson Irrisistable
28 Aaliyah We Need a Resolution
27 N-Sync Pop
26 Stan Eminem
25 Dave Matthews Band The Space Between
24 Janet Jackson All For You
23 S Club 7 Never Had a Dream Come True
22 Janet Jackson Someone To Call My Lover
21 Mariah Carey Loverboy
20 R Kelly I Wish
19 S Club 7 Reach
18 City High What Would You Do
17 Blink 182 The Rock Show
16 Lifehouse Hanging By a Moment
15 Usher U Remind Me
14 U2 Stuck In a Moment
13 Jennifer Lopez I'm Real
12 Eve Let Me Blow Ya Mind
11 Lenny Kravitz Again
10 Sugar Ray When It's Over
9 Nelly Furtado I'm Like a Bird
8 O-Town All or Nothing
7 Dido Thank-You
6 Destiny's Child Independent Women
5 Sum 41 Fat Lip
4 Staind It's Been a While
3 Moby Southside
2 Uncle Kracker Follow Me
1 Mya Case of the Ex




longest time spent at number 1:

Case Of The Ex, Mya (6 weeks at number 1)


longest time spent on the weekly chart:

Follow Me, Uncle Kracker (31 weeks)


total number of songs that charted in 2001:

206 songs


average number of debuts per week:



highest debut of the year:

Follow Me, Uncle Kracker (debuted at #7)


song that re-entered the most times:

Far Away, Chantal Kreviazuk (re-entered 3 times)


songs that performed the worst on the weekly top 40:

Boiler, Limp Bizkit; A little bit, Jessica Simpson; Duck and Run, Three Doors Down


artist with most songs on the top 40 this year:

Destiny's Child (Jumpin, Jumpin; Independant Women; Survivor; Bootylicious; Emotion)



Best song in each category


Rap song of the year

Eve, Let Me Blow Ya mind


AC song of the year

Dido,  Thank-You


R&B song of the year: 

Mya,  Case of the ex


Pop song of the year

O-Town,  All Or Nothing



Staind, It's Been a While


Canadian song of the year: 

Fat Lip, Sum 41



Various lists (in regards to Rob's Top 40)

Top 10 under-rated songs of the year

Top 10 most over-rated songs of the year

Artists that had their first big hit on the top 40.... and probably their last

Five songs that were over-looked.. and shouldn't have

The ten worst songs of 2001

Top five albums of the year

Ten best video's of the year

Five songs that we'll still be hearing on the radio 10 years from now


Commentary (in regards to the top 100)

2001 was truly a great year in music! The last time we've had such a great year was 1998, where the following songs were among the biggest hits in radio: "Truly Madly Deeply", "Together Again", "Surrounded", "Foolish Games", "Time of your Life", "All My Life", "Frozen", "My Heart Will Go On", "I don't Want To Wait" "Uninvited", "The Boy is Mine", "Iris", "You're Still The One", Ray of Light" and "Thank-U".

The top 5 songs were really close. For example, only ten points seperated the #1 and #2 songs. If "Follow Me" would have spent one more week in the chart at number 30 or higher, it would have been the number 1 song of the year. That just goes to show you how tight it is. "Case of the Ex" definately deserves the #1 spot, though. Not only was the song carried over from 2000, but it debuted in the summer of last year, then re-entered the chart late 2000. So, it's actually a 2000 song that went on to perform much better in 2001.

There are no really big surprises on the top 100. Some songs that I expected to do well, ended up ranking under the top 100. Here are some examples.

The year 2001 will be remembered for great hits like "Like a Bird", "Hanging by a Moment", "Drops of Jupiter", "Follow Me", "Thank-You"m "Again", "All For You", "Someone To Call My Lover", It's Been a While", "All or Nothing", "When it's Over" and much more.