Special Sub-Topic: Australian Top 25 Singles of 2002 Countdown
|#25 Was sung by the band headed by Britney Spears' ex-boyfriend, and featured a popular rapper. The song was|
'Girlfriend'. This song was performed by *Nsync featuring Nelly. It reached #2 on the weekly charts. 'Gone Clubbin' was the B-side to this single, but it did not feature Nelly.
|#24 Was a song that was on the second "Dawson's Creek" soundtrack.|
'Superman (It Ain't Easy)'. Sung by Five For Fighting (and reaching #2 on the weekly charts), the band got its name from the rule in ice hockey which sends players to a 'sin bin' for five minutes after fighting. 'Kiss Me' by Sixpence None the Richer was on the first soundtrack (and reached #1 three years ago); 'I Think I'm In Love With You' by Jessica Simpson was #8 two years ago, and 'Teenage Dirtbag' by Wheatus was #1 two years ago (the latter two were both on the second soundtrack as well).
|#23 was a cover of an old Bryan Adams song, by DJ Sammy. |
'Heaven'. There were quite a lot of covers released this year. This song featured Do. 'Boys of Summer', also mixed by DJ Sammy, was #82 of the year. The other songs are also by Bryan Adams.
|#22 was which of these Usher songs?|
'U Got It Bad'. The other songs with a 'U' are from his album "8701", which was #31 of the year on the Album Charts.
|#21 This has a clip that features the artist and friends on the 'Hollywood' sign at the beginning.|
'Livin It Up'. This song is by Ja Rule, and the chorus was sung by Ashanti as well (she sang 'Foolish' which was #29, and helped with Fat Joe's #49 'What's Luv?'). Ja Rule's 'Always On Time' was #58.
|#20 Robbie Williams released many songs in 2002. Which was his most successful in Australia?|
'Better Man'. From his album "Swing When You're Winning". 'Something Stupid' was a duet with Nicole Kidman, reaching #59 on the end-of-year charts.
|#19. This was by a Briton with lyrics 'Drive me crazy, up the wall, think you're mister Know-it-all.'|
'Get Over You'. Sung by Sophie Ellis Bextor, from the album "Read My Lips". The others are her songs as well.
|#18 Was a dance mix of an old song, by Scooter.|
'The Logical Song'. 'When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful, a miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical, ...'. This got to #1 on the weekly charts as well. The other songs are also from 2002.
|#17. This song was also a remake, and was on an album called "Destination".|
'If Tomorrow Never Comes'. This was sung by Ronan Keating, former member of Irish boy band Boyzone. The original was sung by American country singer Garth Brooks, in 1990. "Destination" is Ronan's second solo album.
|#16. This hit was sung by Nelly, off of his album "Nellyville", and did not reach #1 on the weekly charts.|
'Hot In Herre'. As opposed to 'Dilemma', featuring Kelly Rowland, which did reach #1 late in the year. 'Nellyville' is his second album, after 'Country Grammar'.
|#15. This was the first single off of Pink's second album, "M!ssundaztood".|
'Get the Party Started'. This was the first #1 single for the year, and stayed atop the charts for two weeks.
|#14. Tenacious D: 'This is not the greatest song in the world, no, this is just a ___.' Fill in the blank..|
Tribute. Tenacious D features Jack Black and friend, 'me and my brother Kyle'. Jack was in the movie "Shallow Hal" with Gwyneth Paltrow.
|#13. Yet another remake, this time by DJ Otzi, with a lot of 'ooh!'s and 'ah!'s.|
'Hey Baby'. This also reached #1 on the weekly charts, a cover of a song from the 1970s. 'Hey, hey baby, ooh! Ah! I wanna know, ohoh, if you'll be my girl.'
|#12. This was in my opinion, the year's sweetest song. It is by Shakira and has the lyrics: 'You're a song, written by the hands of God, don't get me wrong, 'cause this might sound to you a bit odd.'|
'Underneath Your Clothes'. From her first English album, "Laundry Service" (which was #2 on Albums of the Year). The Colombian-Lebanese has already recorded 8 Spanish albums. 'Underneath your clothes, there's an endless story, there's the man I chose, there's my territory, and all the things I deserve, for being such a good girl honey'.
|#11. This song was sung by the same artist of #19 of the year, and has lyrics: 'You better not kill the groove, DJ'.|
'Murder on the Dancefloor'. Also by Sophie Ellis Bextor, from the album "Read My Lips". The clip has her winning a dancing competition (albeit by cheating).
|#10. The first song as we enter the top ten is the debut single from another of Australia's actress-turned-singers.|
'Kiss Kiss'. By Holly Valance from "Neighbours" (Flick), on the album "Footprints". 'All Seats Taken' (#94) was Rebecca Cartwright's first single (she's from "Home and Away"); 'Torn' (from 1997) was Natalie Imbruglia's first single; and 'Born to Try' (#34) is Delta Goodrem's second single (some people will remember her song 'I Don't Care' from 2001) - both Natalie and Delta were on "Neighbours".
|#9. This is by a Spanish heartthrob, son of Julio Iglesias, and also has Jennifer Love Hewitt in the video clip.|
'Hero'. Sung by Enrique Iglesias. 'I can be your hero baby, I can kiss away the pain, I will stand by you forever, you can take my breath away'. 'Hero' is from his album "Escape". The single 'Escape' (#42) has tennis player Anna Kournikova in the clip. 'Don't Turn Off the Lights' was #50.
|#8. The debut single from a young Canadian who turned 18 in September 2002: 'Chill out, whatcha yellin for? Lay back, it's all been done before...'|
'Complicated'. Complicated was #1 for 6 weeks. Avril Lavigne considers herself a punk rocker. Her debut album is "Let Go", and her second single, "Sk8er Boi", was #38. The other two songs are by Vanessa Carlton (see Q6 interesting info).
|#7. This was the highest-selling single of 2002 for an Australian artist; she got pretty drunk at the Aria Awards before her performance of the old 'True Colours' (originally by Cyndi Lauper).|
'Not Pretty Enough'. 'Am I not pretty enough, is my heart too broken, do I cry too much, am I too outspoken' sang country rocker Kasey Chambers. This track is on the album "Barricades and Brickwalls" (#3, the highest Australian artist album). 'Kiss Kiss' is Holly Valance's #10, 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head' was Kylie Minogue's #3 from 2001, and her 'Love At First Sight' is this year's #66. 'True Colours' is the theme for the 2003 Rugby Union World Cup.
|#6. The debut single of American Vanessa Carlton started with: 'Makin' my way down town, walkin' fast, faces pass and Im homebound. Starin' blanky ahead, makin' my way, makin' my way through the crowd.'|
'A Thousand Miles'. Her debut album was "Be Not Nobody" (#76). The clip featured her and a piano travelling through the United States of America, 'cause I would walk a thousand miles if I could just see you tonight'. 'Ordinary Day' was her second single.
|#5. A group of Spanish sisters call themselves Las Ketchup because their surname is Tomate. Their debut single began with 'Friday night its party time, feeling good and looking fine'. It is|
'Asereje (The Ketchup Song)'. The next lines are in Spanish and I don't know how to spell them. The girls have invented their own dance to go with the song, and some people have called it the new 'Macarena' (the #1 of 1996, by Los Del Rio).
|#4. This was the highest-selling duet of 2002, between a rapper and a member of Destiny's Child.|
'Dilemma'. Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland. This song is on his "Nellyville" album. 'No matter what I do, all I think about is you, even when I'm with my boo, you know I'm crazy over you'.
|#3. This song was remixed in 2002, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the original singer's death.|
'A Little Less Conversation'. Sang by Elvis Presley, the King of Rock n Roll, and remixed by JXL. The original version never managed to get higher than #66 on the weekly charts back when Elvis released it about 30 years ago. His album "30 #1s" was also realeased, along with a whole heap of DVDs.
|#2. This song was heavily promoted in late 2001, but was released in February 2002 to debut at #1 and remain there for 6 weeks.|
'Whenever, Wherever'. Shakira sang this as well; it was her first English single. One of the more famous lines of this song are: 'Lucky that my breasts are small and humble, so you dont confuse them with mountains'.
I have discovered that there is a Vanessa Carlton song named 'Whenever, Wherever, Whatever' - but it does not seem to be a satire of Shakira's hit.
|#1. Finally we reach Australia's #1 selling single of this year: 'Now this looks like a job for me, so everybody just follow me, 'cause we need a little controversy, 'cause it feels so empty ___ ___'. Fill in the blank.|
Without Me. This was Eminem's comeback single after he took time off to film the movie "8 Mile Road" - 'Guess who's back, Shady's back, Yes he's back, celebrate'. This single is the first one from his album "The Eminem Show", which was also the #1 Album of 2002. Hope you enjoyed my quiz!
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