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Posted by: Dave on January 23, 2004 at 11:45 pm

These are the top 20 songs from albums released between December 1, 2002 and November 30, 2003 in the United States. As I do every year, I factored in the following criteria when ranking the top songs: originality, composition/arrangement/production, lyrics, catchiness/memorability, energy, emotion.

1. Outkast (Andre 3000) “Hey Ya!iconThe Love Below
(Arista/La Face)

2. Jane’s Addiction “The RichesiconStrays (Capitol)
3. Outkast (Big Boi) “BowtieiconSpeakerboxxx (Arista/La Face)
4. R. Kelly “Ignition (Remix)iconChocolate Factory (Jive)
5. AFI “Bleed BlackiconSing the Sorrow (Dreamworks)
6. AFI “This Celluiloid DreamiconSing the Sorrow (Dreamworks)
7. Rainer Maria “Ears RingiconLong Knives Drawn (Polyvinyl)
8. AFI “The Leaving Song Pt. IIiconSing the Sorrow (Dreamworks)
9. The Coral “Dreaming of YouiconThe Coral (Columbia)
10. Ted Leo & The Pharmacists “The High PartyiconHearts of Oak (Lookout!)
11. Jane’s Addiction “Price I PayiconStrays (Capitol)
12. AFI “Paper Airplanes (Makeshift Wings)iconSing the Sorrow (Dreamworks)
13. Outkast (Big Boi) “The RoostericonSpeakerboxxx
(Arista/La Face)

14. Nas “HeaveniconGod’s Son (Columbia)
15. Ms. Dynamite “Put Him OuticonA Little Deeper (Interscope)
16. S.T.U.N. “MovementiconEvolution of Energy (Geffen)
17. Electric Six “Danger! High VoltageiconFire (XL/Beggars)
18. Murs “The Night BeforeiconThe End of the Beginning (Definitive Jux)
19. Common “I am MusiciconElectric Circus (MCA)
20. Kenna “Red ManiconNew Sacred Cow (Columbia/Sony



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