OutKast, "Hey Ya!" A favorite song of so many, a favorite video of so many ... count me among the many in both instances.
The White Stripes, "Seven Nation Army". Amazing that two such iconic songs came out the same year.
Beyoncé, "Crazy in Love". Amazing that three such iconic songs came out the same year.
Nacho Vegas, "En la sed mortal". New to me, which happens more often as I get closer to the present.
Bruce Springsteen, "Waitin' on a Sunny Day". Cheating a bit ... from a 2002 album, released as a single in 2003. Popular with audiences, but not much of a favorite to the hardcore fans.
Missy Elliott, "Pass That Dutch". Never sleep on the importance of Missy in her prime.
The Thrills, "Big Sur". The first two tracks on their debut album were "Santa Cruz (You're Not That Far)" and "Big Sur". They are from Ireland.
Pharrell, "Frontin'". His first solo single. Jay-Z pops up on this list for the second time, which is pretty good considering I didn't include any of his own records.
Girls Aloud, "No Good Advice". Huge in the U.K. (20 straight top-ten singles), a nonentity in the U.S. (as far as I can tell, they never released any music in the States).
Dizzee Rascal, "Fix Up, Look Sharp". A story similar to Girls Aloud, in terms of chart presence.