What were your most-played songs of 2006?

1673__beyonce_l_1December is the month of top 10 lists — the best of this, the worst of that — and to be honest, I tend to gobble ‘em up like McDonald’s fries the morning after a particularly rowdy bender. (Ba-dah-dah-dah-dah, I’m lovin’ it.) Anyhow, today, RuPaul’s blog has a post called "Albums I Listened to Most in 2006," which got me thinking about that nifty "Top 25 Most Played" songs feature on my iPod. And then I thought, "OK, I’m going to post mine on PopWatch," quickly followed by a paranoid fit of "They’re all gonna laugh at you," and then just as quickly by, "How would that differ from any of your other music-related items?" And so, it is in that spirit that I present my 10 Most-Listened-To Songs of 2006. I’m not saying they’re the best, or the coolest, and certainly not the deepest, but they made my daily commute a lot more bearable, and helped me perfect my signature walk. Now mind you, I’ve only had my iPod since August, so it’s really a second-half of 2006 list for me, but… oh I’m just going to shut up and start the diva-heavy countdown.

10. "I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’," Scissor Sisters
9. "Like a Feather," Nikka Costa
8. "SexyBack," Justin Timberlake
7. "Free," Mya
6. "Train," Goldfrapp
5. "Bed of Roses," Jody Watley featuring 4Hero
4. "My Fix," Lina
3. "London Bridge," Fergie
2. "Suga Mama," Beyoncé
1. "Freakum Dress," Beyoncé

OK, PopWatchers, now it’s your turn: What were your most-played songs of 2006?


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  • Ep Sato

    I got really into MF Doom’s “herbs and Spices” collection, the Danger Doom Album (Talib Kwali’s “Old School” is top notch stuff), the second Gorillaz album, Pharrell’s “Beautiful”, the Goldigger song, some old punk tunes (Black Flag’s “Tv Party”, and “Do you want to Touch me” by Joan Jett). Of course, “Crazy” by Gnarl’s Barkeley. The Chrome Children album’s totally blown me away as well in the last few days. Lord help me I am loving beats these days!
    Ugly Betty got me into Maxine Nightingales “get it right back to where it started from”

  • Mike Morrison

    I love the Top 25 feature. I just posted mine last week! Great minds think alike!

    http://miguelmorrison.blogspot.com/2006/12/my-5.html

  • Scott P

    Muse – Knights of Cydonia
    My Chemical Romance – Welcome to the Black Parade
    The Killers – When You Were Young
    Dashboard Confessional – Don’t Wait
    Snow Patrol – Eyes Open
    Mates of State – Fraud in the 80’s
    Angels and Airwaves – The Adventure
    Mew – Special
    Art Brut – Formed a Band
    Thursday – Counting 5 4 3 2 1

  • Paul

    “Walk Away” by Paula Deanda
    “I Can’t Decide” by the Scissor Sisters
    “Lil Star” and “Like You” by Kelis
    “Love Me or Hate Me” by Lady Sovereign
    “Chemicals React” by Aly & AJ
    “Supawoman” by Kimberley Locke
    “Buttons” by the Pussycat Dolls
    “Red High Heels” by Kellie Pickler

  • Stephanie

    Does it make me officially obsessed with B that my top 25 includes six songs from B-Day (including both “Get Me Bodied” and “Get Me Bodied (Extended Version)”
    How many days until Dreamgirls??

  • brandonk

    I tend to stick a CD in my car CD player and listen to it for a month or more. The ones I recall doing that with this year are:
    Scissor Sisters, “Ta-Dah”
    Madonna, “Confessions on a Dance Floor”
    Christina Aguilera, “Back to Basics”
    Bette Midler, “Cool Yule”

  • paige

    is it sad that ive only really listened to confessions on a dance floor since it came out?

  • GeeMoney

    ‘SexyBack’ by Justin Timberlake
    ‘Deja Vu’ by Beyonce
    ‘Ain’t No Other Man’ by Christina Aguilera

  • david

    1. Crazy-Gnarls Barkely
    2. Kerosene-Miranda Lambert
    3. I Don’t Feel Like Dancin-Scissor Sisters
    4. Ain’t No Other Man-Christina Aguliera
    5. London Bridge-Fergie

  • Dave

    I was just saying how I’ve had only a few albums on repeat this whole year! They are:
    Scissor Sisters “Ta Dah”
    Christina Aguilera “Back to Basics”
    Madonna “Confessions on a Dance Floor”
    Justin Timberlake “FutureSex/LoveSounds”
    Pink “I’m Not Dead”
    Nelly Furtado “Loose”
    and
    Dixie Chicks “Taking the Long Way”
    We might as well add Gwen Stefani’s “The Sweet Escape” to that list, because I’ve been listening to it on repeat for a week now.
    I never got into Ms. Beyonce’s new album. Sorry Mike!

  • Lora

    Your Kisses Are Waisted On Me – The Pipettes
    Rise Up With Fists – Jenny Lewis and The Watson Twins
    Not Ready To Make Nice – Dixie Chicks
    Not California – Hem
    Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
    Sugar, We’re Going Down – Fall Out Boy
    I See You, You See Me – The Magic Numbers
    Ashes – Embrace
    With Arms Outstreached – Rilo Kiley
    All At Once – The Fray
    I realize these didn’t all come out this year, but I listened to them nonetheless.
    And Scott P, if you are over 25, will you marry me?

  • BoxOfficeGoddess

    10)Lady Sovereign- Love Me or Hate Me
    9)Justin Timberlake-SexyBack
    8)K.T. Tunsall- Suddenly I See
    7)Gary Jules- Mad World
    6)Weird Al Yankovic- White and Nerdy
    5)Nelly Furtado-Promiscuous
    4)The Fray- How to Save a Life
    3)Red Hot Chili Peppers- Dani California
    2)Shakira – Hips Don’t Lie
    1)Gnarles Barkley-Crazy

  • arnold

    I can’t stop listening to The Black Parade album by My Chemical Roamance, especially “Mama.”

  • b

    I had a pretty good idea of what was in my Top 25, but cutting it off at the top ten gave me some surprises.
    1. He Don’t Love You Like I Love You–Daniel Bedingfield
    2. Open Your Eyes to Love–LMNT
    3. Chemical Party–Gavin DeGraw
    4. I Can’t Read You–Daniel Bedingfield
    5. Crazy For this Girl (Acoustic)–Evan and Jaron
    6. On My Way–Ingram Hill
    7. (Nice to Meet You) Anyway–Gavin DeGraw
    8. Slide–Goo Goo Dolls
    9. Romanticide–Tal Bachman
    10. If You’re Not the One–Daniel Bedingfield

  • John-O

    1. U + Ur Hand–Pink
    2. I Don’t Need a Man–Pussycat Dolls
    3. Here I Come–Fergie
    4. Nobody Knows–Pink
    5. Say It Right–Nelly Furtado

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