Franz Ferdinand, "Take Me Out". Some of the comments on the video, which is of a live performance: "When the crowd sings the riff...you know you made it" ... "this crowd is so good It makes me want to cry" ... "The video does not do justice to how amazing this was live".
Kanye West, "Jesus Walks". Video, from Dave Chappelle's Block Party, one of the best movies of 2005. So good I'm willing to ignore the fact that the picture is reversed.
Kelly Clarkson, "Since U Been Gone". Clarkson won the very first American Idol.
Arcade Fire, "Rebellion (Lies)". For many years, I wondered if I loved Arcade Fire. Eventually, I realized I just loved this song.
Loretta Lynn, "Portland, Oregon". 72 years old in 2004. It's pretty impressive when you're the oldest artist on a list that includes Willie Nelson.
Usher, "Yeah!" I always forget that this isn't a Lil Jon song.
Willie Nelson, "Midnight Rider". Only 71 years old in 2004. We saw Willie in concert that year ... not sure, but he might be the oldest headliner I ever saw.
Green Day, "American Idiot". Feels ten years past their prime, but that's just me.