PREDICT: ILM's TOP 20 TRACKS of the half decade...

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1. Missy Elliot - Get Ur Freak On

frankE (frankE), Saturday, 21 August 2004 14:20 (seventeen years ago) link

No, I'd say number one must be "Crazy in Love".

Tuomas (Tuomas), Saturday, 21 August 2004 14:42 (seventeen years ago) link

i reckon it will be Animal Collective 'Who Could Win A Rabbit'

the neurotic awakening of s (blueski), Saturday, 21 August 2004 15:01 (seventeen years ago) link

IF ONLY!

comme personne (common_person), Saturday, 21 August 2004 15:06 (seventeen years ago) link

20. "No Good Advice" - Girls Aloud
19. "Yeah!" - Usher f/ Ludacris, Lil' Jon
18. "Birthday" - Junior Boys
17. "Cry Me a River" - Justin Timberlake
16. "Silver Screen Shower Scene" - Felix da Housecat
15. "Stan" - Eminem
14. "Pyramid Song" - Radiohead
13. "Romeo" - Basement Jaxx
12. "Work It" - Missy Elliott
11. "Weak Become Heroes" - The Streets
10. "Toxic" - Britney Spears
9. "Losing My Edge" - LCD Soundsystem
8. "One More Time" - Daft Punk
7. "Get Ur Freak On" - Missy Elliott
6. "Digital Love" - Daft Punk
5. "Hey Ya!" - OutKast
4. "Crazy in Love" - Beyonce
3. "Ignition (Remix)" - R. Kelly
2. "B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad)" - OutKast
1. "I Luv U" - Dizzee Rascal

The Good Dr. Bill (Andrew Unterberger), Saturday, 21 August 2004 15:42 (seventeen years ago) link

#1 "Toxic"

billstevejim, Saturday, 21 August 2004 15:54 (seventeen years ago) link

One will either be I Luv You or Digital Love.

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Saturday, 21 August 2004 16:44 (seventeen years ago) link

Major DP vote splitting (three songs, almost equally beloved) is gonna kill their chances at #1 for singles. However, for albums, I think they've got a very fucking good chance.

The Good Dr. Bill (Andrew Unterberger), Saturday, 21 August 2004 16:52 (seventeen years ago) link

I'm thinking Toxic, B.O.B. or I Luv U.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Saturday, 21 August 2004 18:43 (seventeen years ago) link

Missy's gonna win. "Get Ur Freak On" and #1 and "Work It" in the top 10. Daft Punk's not gonna have as much vote-splitting as you think, Bill, beacuse all the big votes are going to "Digital Love." Hey, it got 45 points from me!

Mike Ouderkirk (Mike Ouderkirk), Saturday, 21 August 2004 20:36 (seventeen years ago) link

I don't know what makes you say that. "One More Time" is just as beloved, I'm pretty sure a lot of people are gonna vote it over DL.

I can't see "Get Ur Freak On" as #1. It's possible I guess, but being an older song doesn't help, having another contender almost as well-liked doesn't help...and it just doesn't strike me as #1 material.

The Good Dr. Bill (Andrew Unterberger), Saturday, 21 August 2004 20:46 (seventeen years ago) link

One more time got a hate vote!

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Saturday, 21 August 2004 21:03 (seventeen years ago) link

"Hey Ya" winning with "Digital Love" second, I reckon. I'll be happy if it's t'other way round tho'.

zebedee (zebedee), Sunday, 22 August 2004 14:10 (seventeen years ago) link

It is so not going to be Hey Ya.

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Sunday, 22 August 2004 18:35 (seventeen years ago) link

wouldn't shock me there are some corny-ass lurkers or so i hear

artiste (artiste), Sunday, 22 August 2004 18:39 (seventeen years ago) link

If it's 'Hey Ya' I'll eat Andre 3000's velvet hat.

Alba (Alba), Sunday, 22 August 2004 18:39 (seventeen years ago) link

If it's "Digital Love" then I'll eat Thomas Bangalter's robot helmet.

Barry Bruner (Barry Bruner), Sunday, 22 August 2004 22:36 (seventeen years ago) link

I think Pyramid Song will be in the top 10 if not top 5.

piers (piers), Sunday, 22 August 2004 23:13 (seventeen years ago) link

If it's 'Ignition' I'll drink R. Kelly's urine.

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Monday, 23 August 2004 01:47 (seventeen years ago) link

If it's "Romeo" I'll finally buy Rooty

Gear! (Gear!), Monday, 23 August 2004 01:50 (seventeen years ago) link

Judging by the ridiculously high placement of "Knives Out," it appears I might have underestimated Radiohead's power here. Although I suppose the vote-splitting could still leave "Pyramid Song" stranded in the teens. We'll see.

The Good Dr. Bill (Andrew Unterberger), Monday, 23 August 2004 02:17 (seventeen years ago) link

If there's no Wire or Mission of Burma, you're all fuxors.

Sasha (sgh), Monday, 23 August 2004 03:13 (seventeen years ago) link

It might be wishful thinking, but I'm gonna go out on a limb and predict Vitalic's "La Rock" makes it in the top 20. There might not be that many people who vote for it, but it will be high on the lists of those who do.

Seb (Seb), Monday, 23 August 2004 19:28 (seventeen years ago) link

18 of my top 20 left, all top ten. Still surprised "Birthday" placed so low.

The Good Dr. Bill (Andrew Unterberger), Tuesday, 24 August 2004 19:59 (seventeen years ago) link

At this point, it seems possible that "Seven Nation Army" could make the Top 20.

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 15:47 (seventeen years ago) link

if it had been nominated ;)

the neurotic awakening of s (blueski), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 16:04 (seventeen years ago) link

I've got 14 of my 20 left (assuming #21 isn't on my list) and still all of my top ten. That's eh.

The Good Dr. Bill (Andrew Unterberger), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 16:18 (seventeen years ago) link

Oh, it wasn't? I just checked the massive nominations list, and I thought someone (I want to say Ailsa) had nominated it.

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 16:25 (seventeen years ago) link

list = thread

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 16:26 (seventeen years ago) link

Steve, is there any way for us to see the list of nominees, now that the form page is now longer up?

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 16:27 (seventeen years ago) link

i think you all are underestimating 99 problems. unless i'm an idiot and missed it already

danh (danh), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 16:29 (seventeen years ago) link

ailsa did nominate it but then changed it to Jamelia's 'Superstar'

open question: how many albums and tracks are there left that you think could actually be this high up? ;)

the neurotic awakening of s (blueski), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 16:35 (seventeen years ago) link

I don't understand the question.

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 16:37 (seventeen years ago) link

steven, where can i see the nominations again?

frankE (frankE), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 16:39 (seventeen years ago) link

google cache is your best friend

ILM Nominations...
http://66.102.9.104/search?q=cache:XptP8qRdyJgJ:www.base58.com/ilx/ilm/form.html+ilm+top+vote&hl=en

DJ Martian (djmartian), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 16:44 (seventeen years ago) link

I'd guess the remaining 21 are:

Basement Jaxx – Romeo
Beyonce featuring Jay-Z - Crazy In Love
Britney Spears - Toxic
Daft Punk - Digital Love
Daft Punk - One More Time
Dizzee Rascal - I Luv U
Girls Aloud - No Good Advice
Jay-Z - 99 Problems
Kelis - Milkshake
LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge
Loretta Lynn – Van Lear Rose
Missy Elliott - Get Ur Freak On
Missy Elliott - Work It
Nas - Made You Look
New Pornographers - Letter From An Occupant
Outkast - B.O.B.
Outkast - Hey Ya!
Outkast - Miss Jackson
R Kelly - Ignition (Remix)
Radiohead - Idioteque
Usher - Yeah

What else could make it? The other Radiohead tracks, "Move Your Body", "Sound of the Underground", "Booo!", "21 Seconds" could be in instead of something (most likely "van lear rose"). (chart-bound ukg circa 2000-01 is really the big loser in this, isn't it? Unless so solid or booo! is in, there won't be a single track in the top 100. I sort of wasted my nomination on "girls like us" - and then didn't even vote for it. Should have nominated "freak like me" instead.)

scott pl. (scott pl.), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 16:44 (seventeen years ago) link

I'd switch in Radiohed's "Everything in its Right Place" for "Van Lear Rose," but otherwise I think I'm with you, Scott.

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 16:49 (seventeen years ago) link

yeah, VLR is the longshot and probably would only have any chance because 'seven nation army', 'fell in love w/a girl' aren't around to take more jack white votes.

the way this is going, I wouldn't be surprised if all three of the remaining Radiohead songs were in and, say, "made you look" was also out.

scott pl. (scott pl.), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 16:55 (seventeen years ago) link

You're forgetting X-Tina's "Dirrty"!!! Am I out of it in thinking it'll be on there?

Seb (Seb), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 17:51 (seventeen years ago) link

Scott, no way on "Made You Look" or "Van Lear Rose" and I seriously doubt "Letter From an Occupant" made it either.

I say:

Alan Braxe and Fred Falke - Rubicon
Basement Jaxx – Romeo
Beyonce featuring Jay-Z - Crazy In Love
Britney Spears - Toxic
Daft Punk - Digital Love
Daft Punk - One More Time
Dizzee Rascal - I Luv U
Girls Aloud - No Good Advice
Jay-Z - 99 Problems
Kelis - Milkshake
LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge
Missy Elliott - Get Ur Freak On
Missy Elliott - Work It
Nina Sky - Move Your Body
Outkast - B.O.B.
Outkast - Hey Ya!
Outkast - Miss Jackson
R Kelly - Ignition (Remix)
Radiohead - Idioteque
Radiohead - There There
Usher - Yeah

My stretch one was "Rubicon," obviously--I'd put that on even odds with "Everything in it's Right Place" and "Letter From an Occupant"

The Good Dr. Bill (Andrew Unterberger), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 19:24 (seventeen years ago) link

I will be very disappointed if Mu's "Let's Get Sick" doesn't show up, but I'd also be surprised to see it place this high.

frankE (frankE), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 19:58 (seventeen years ago) link

Haha, it looks like I'm going back-on-forth on this Scott P. vs. Good Dr. Bill FITE, but I only skimmed Scott's predictions, and I think Dr. Bill is probably right about Nas and New Pornographers. Gosh, I don't know what replaces them, though. I'm not confident about THREE Radiohead songs in the top 20, nor about "Rubicon" or "Move Ya Body."

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 20:05 (seventeen years ago) link

forgot about rubicon and I overlooked dirrty - both have a shot. I honestly think letter from an occupant is a lock: that's a corny indie fuxx anthem and new pornographers have already placed two lps.

scott pl. (scott pl.), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 20:23 (seventeen years ago) link

Notice, people, how Bardo Pond's "Every man" hasn't yet appeared!

Leeeter van den Hoogenband (Leee), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 20:38 (seventeen years ago) link

A lock? Is it really even that well known? I haven't even heard it.

I'm not confident about any of my variables, but I think they have a better chance than Nas or Loretta Lynn. But I'd be even more surprised if "Dirrty" made it--would that many people really consider it top 15 of the decade? I find it hard to believe.

The Good Dr. Bill (Andrew Unterberger), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 22:48 (seventeen years ago) link

"Letter from an Occupant" and "Fight Test" got my token corny indie fuxx votes.

Mike Ouderkirk (Mike Ouderkirk), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 23:25 (seventeen years ago) link

"letter from an occupant" was top five for me i think

cinniblount (James Blount), Thursday, 26 August 2004 00:05 (seventeen years ago) link

"letter from an occupant" was top five for me i think

I think mine as well...

frankE (frankE), Thursday, 26 August 2004 00:31 (seventeen years ago) link

letter from an occupant is worse than i feared

artiste (artiste), Thursday, 26 August 2004 03:56 (seventeen years ago) link

hopefully i d/led the shrieky hellcat karaoke remix by accident but what kind of sick shriveled world could turn a few woowoos into an anthem

artiste (artiste), Thursday, 26 August 2004 04:13 (seventeen years ago) link

Okay, now the problem is: Which of these 11 songs will NOT make the Top 10?

Daft Punk, "Digital Love"
Daft Punk, "One More Time"
Dizzee Rascal, "I Luv U"
Kelis, "Milkshake"
LCD Soundsystem, "Losing My Edge"
Missy Elliott, "Get Ur Freak On"
OutKast, "B.O.B."
OutKast, "Hey Ya!"
OutKast, "Miss Jackson"
R. Kelly, "Ignition (Remix)"
Usher, "Yeah!"

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 26 August 2004 14:49 (seventeen years ago) link

if i had to guess i'd say 'yeah' or 'miss jackson', leaning toward 'miss jackson'.

cinniblount (James Blount), Thursday, 26 August 2004 14:51 (seventeen years ago) link

"Miss Jackson" (or maybe even "Milkshake".)

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Thursday, 26 August 2004 14:53 (seventeen years ago) link

I am, too, Blount. I reckon that people eager to vote for "Hey Ya!" and "B.O.B." just didn't have room for "Miss Jackson." If that's the case, though, I'm a little surprised that it was beat out by "The Whole World."

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 26 August 2004 14:54 (seventeen years ago) link

Ive just checked my ballot and I forgot to vote for B.O.B!! :( I hope it's not the MYSTERY FAILURE.

Tom (Groke), Thursday, 26 August 2004 14:57 (seventeen years ago) link

Eight of my top ten left. Pretty good.

I'd say "Ms. Jackson" is the odd one out, except that'd mean "The Whole Word" placed higher, and that just doesn't make much sense, does it? So I'm going with "Yeah!," though I'm by no means confident.

10. "Ms. Jackson" - OutKast
9. "Milkshake" - Kelis
8. "Losing My Edge" - LCD Soundsystem
7. "One More Time" - Daft Punk
6. "Get Ur Freak On" - Missy Elliot
5. "B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad)" - OutKast
4. "Digital Love" - Daft Punk
3. "Hey Ya!" - OutKast
2. "Ignition (Remix)" - R. Kelly
1. "I Luv U" - Dizzee Rascal

And how did we all miss the Avalanches?

The Good Dr. Bill (Andrew Unterberger), Thursday, 26 August 2004 15:04 (seventeen years ago) link

i didn't! number one album and i think i had 'since i left you' on my track votes too

cinniblount (James Blount), Thursday, 26 August 2004 15:05 (seventeen years ago) link

I think Dr. Bill means, how did we miss predicting "Since I Left You" in the Top 20?

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 26 August 2004 15:07 (seventeen years ago) link

That. It was an obvious (well, semi-obvious) one that Scott and I shouldn't have missed.

The Good Dr. Bill (Andrew Unterberger), Thursday, 26 August 2004 15:09 (seventeen years ago) link

If "Miss Jackson" isn't in the top 100 then that's a total shame.

Barry Bruner (Barry Bruner), Thursday, 26 August 2004 15:11 (seventeen years ago) link

I could live with that. Not having "Yeah!" would be far worse.

The Good Dr. Bill (Andrew Unterberger), Thursday, 26 August 2004 15:13 (seventeen years ago) link

not having 'Addictive' is worse than that

the neurotic awakening of s (blueski), Thursday, 26 August 2004 15:13 (seventeen years ago) link

not having ANYTHING off 'kaleidoscope' is the worst of all

pete b. (pete b.), Thursday, 26 August 2004 15:14 (seventeen years ago) link

or indeed 'Mundian Te Bach Ke' (unless you say it was before 2000 anyway blah mumble)

the neurotic awakening of s (blueski), Thursday, 26 August 2004 15:14 (seventeen years ago) link

"House of Jealous Lovers" is the big loss here. I'm pretty sure it would've been top 20 if it had been nominated. I'm an idiot for not doing so myself.

The Good Dr. Bill (Andrew Unterberger), Thursday, 26 August 2004 15:15 (seventeen years ago) link

or jeez maybe even some bootlegs? i mean stevem's running the fucking poll - how did THAT happen?

cinniblount (James Blount), Thursday, 26 August 2004 15:16 (seventeen years ago) link

but oh well, only ourselves to blame, etc., the old poll is nothing more than a punchline anyway and at best this'll rise to that occasion.

cinniblount (James Blount), Thursday, 26 August 2004 15:17 (seventeen years ago) link

haha "they're animals anyway so let them lose their souls"

cinniblount (James Blount), Thursday, 26 August 2004 15:18 (seventeen years ago) link

i should've just nominated 'A Stroke Of Genieus' or 'Freak Like Me' because even I didn't believe 'Rubicon' might make the top ten.

the neurotic awakening of s (blueski), Thursday, 26 August 2004 15:19 (seventeen years ago) link

'freak like me' is like the number two song i associate with freaky trigger (after 'no good advice') for some reason

cinniblount (James Blount), Thursday, 26 August 2004 15:20 (seventeen years ago) link

to me, "freak like me" is the biggest omission here. I'm surprised only one Kylie song was nominated, and that it did so poorly.

(for lps = as heard on radio soulwax pt. 2, we love life, fever were regrettably left out)

scott pl. (scott pl.), Thursday, 26 August 2004 15:21 (seventeen years ago) link

haha big xpost

scott pl. (scott pl.), Thursday, 26 August 2004 15:21 (seventeen years ago) link

Kylie was definitely a big loss. "More, More, More," "Love at First Sight" and "Can't Get You Out of My Head" (not to mention the original "Come Into My World") were all top 100 worthy.

"Freak Like Me," eh.

The Good Dr. Bill (Andrew Unterberger), Thursday, 26 August 2004 15:22 (seventeen years ago) link

i'd say that about the Kylie songs tho. i feel that CGYOOMH should be here more for the relevance that got attached to it rather than it's qualities as a song (pleasant and as hooky as they get but hardly as inspired and exciting as people constantly make out hello Paul Morley and his loyal disciples)

the neurotic awakening of s (blueski), Thursday, 26 August 2004 15:33 (seventeen years ago) link

prefer 'In Your Eyes' still

the neurotic awakening of s (blueski), Thursday, 26 August 2004 15:33 (seventeen years ago) link

This loyal Morley disciple thinks Kylie is generally a bit rub.

Tom (Groke), Thursday, 26 August 2004 15:34 (seventeen years ago) link

even the indie phase?!?!?!

the neurotic awakening of s (blueski), Thursday, 26 August 2004 15:35 (seventeen years ago) link

apparently i'm the only upset by liz phair's absence.

danh (danh), Thursday, 26 August 2004 18:15 (seventeen years ago) link

I'd have voted for "Love at First Sight." Highly, at that.

Mike Ouderkirk (Mike Ouderkirk), Friday, 27 August 2004 00:16 (seventeen years ago) link

5. "Yeah" - Usher
4. "B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad)" - OutKast
3. "I Luv U" - Dizzee Rascal
2. "Get Ur Freak On" - Missy Elliot
1. "Digital Love" - Daft Punk

?

Alba (Alba), Friday, 27 August 2004 13:06 (seventeen years ago) link

No, fuck Usher. 'Hey Ya' will surely be there.

Alba (Alba), Friday, 27 August 2004 13:09 (seventeen years ago) link

Actually, maybe fuck Dizzee.

Alba (Alba), Friday, 27 August 2004 13:11 (seventeen years ago) link

I am massively scared 'Hey Ya!' is going to no.1. Missy will chart above Dizzee and under Daft Punk. Usher for no. 5, I guess.

'Freak...' (and 'Overload') and 'Love At First Sight' are sad omissions and I honestly think the Kiley Dean track I nominated would've made it if more people were familiar with it. Dem's da breaks.

R.I.M.A. (Barima), Friday, 27 August 2004 13:17 (seventeen years ago) link

No, B.O.B then?

Alba (Alba), Friday, 27 August 2004 13:21 (seventeen years ago) link

what's with the Love At First Sight love? A Stardust rip FIVE years later? Come on! IN YOUR EYES people!

the neurotic awakening of s (blueski), Friday, 27 August 2004 13:24 (seventeen years ago) link

No Usher, hopefully. God, Lil Jon and Ludacris do all they can for him and he still ends up sounding like a princess.

danh (danh), Friday, 27 August 2004 14:03 (seventeen years ago) link

or prince. whatever, but very very silly/dumb/weak.

danh (danh), Friday, 27 August 2004 14:14 (seventeen years ago) link

I'm kinda surprised that "I Luv U" got nominated and "Fix Up Look Sharp" didn't.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Friday, 27 August 2004 17:30 (seventeen years ago) link

Really? "I Luv U" was just talked about so much on ILM for sooo long before it even had a proper release.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Friday, 27 August 2004 17:38 (seventeen years ago) link

I kind of have to say that expecting FULS over ILU is akin to expecting any Nirvana song over "Smells Like Teen Spirit".

VengaDan Perry (Dan Perry), Friday, 27 August 2004 17:39 (seventeen years ago) link

If it's 'Hey Ya' I'll eat Andre 3000's velvet hat.

-- Alba (albab...), August 22nd, 2004 3:39 PM. (later)
How's it taste?

Barry Bruner (Barry Bruner), Friday, 27 August 2004 17:58 (seventeen years ago) link

See, I missed a lot of the "I Luv U" talk. I miss a lot of things.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Friday, 27 August 2004 17:59 (seventeen years ago) link

It is so not going to be Hey Ya.

-- roxymuzak (emilysu...), August 22nd, 2004. (roxymuzak)

wouldn't shock me there are some corny-ass lurkers or so i hear

-- artiste (theartist...), August 22nd, 2004. (artiste)


but i was still kind of shocked when i opened this thread, i couldn't help it, i think there is something really corny and awful about picking hey ya #1 that there is not about picking kid a

artiste (artiste), Friday, 27 August 2004 18:03 (seventeen years ago) link


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