Monthly Archives: December 2013

Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell – Drop It Like It’s Hot

First Hit #1: December 11, 2004 In a lovely coincidence, we get to end a year as we end a year. So, as we reflect on 2013, we can also reflect on 2004, which ended with Snoop Dogg and Pharrell … Continue reading

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Usher feat. Alicia Keys – My Boo

First Hit #1: October 30, 2004 Usher caps off a triumphant year with a fairly straight up love song, though the video starts with an entirely different song for some unknown reason. It’s not about a current relationship, something more … Continue reading

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Ciara fear. Petey Pablo – Goodies

First Hit #1: September 11, 2004 With Goodies, Ciara decides to live on the edge of her range, creating a bizarre whisper of a noise that doesn’t really sound sexy or even all that interesting, but it doesn’t resemble too … Continue reading

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Terror Squad – Lean Back

First Hit #1: August 21, 2004 Lean Back might feature the least interesting dance craze in the history of the genre. All you do is lean back, that barely counts as dancing, it’s just waiting for the bus. It’s otherwise … Continue reading

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Juvenile feat. Soulja Slim – Slow Motion

First Hit #1: August 7, 2004 It’s always awkward when a posthumous record is pretty terrible. Slow Motion, featuring the late Soulja Slim on a verse, is not a good song, built around repetition of a line about slow motion … Continue reading

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Usher – Confessions Part II

First Hit #1: July 24, 2004 Well, American Idol did give us a brief break in Usher’s dominance over 2004, but that was only one week. He returns to the chart with the second part of Confessions, which presents him … Continue reading

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Fantasia – I Believe

First Hit #1: July 10, 2004 Merry Christmas everyone, how about some generic uplift to go with your presents? American Idol singles have settled into a formula. We’re still a few years from when the show didn’t guarantee their favored … Continue reading

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