Top Ten Tunes- 2002

Every Friday, I’m publishing my top ten songs from a single year and this week it’s the turn of 2002.

For previous top ten tunes, please click on the year: 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018


The Queen celebrates her Golden Jubilee by having dinner with current British Prime Minister Tony Blair and 4 former British Prime Ministers. I mean….I could probably think of better ways to have a knees up.

In 2002, Princess Margaret- the Queen’s sister- dies, 13yr old Amanda Dowler goes missing on her way home from school- her body is later found in woodlands and a murder investigation is launched, The Queen Mother dies aged 101, Potters Bar rail crash in London kills 7 people, the Commonwealth Games is hosted in Manchester, the Queen celebrates her Golden Jubilee, in Soham, Cambridgeshire 10yr old girls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman go missing and later their bodies are found– the caretaker at their school Ian Huntley is charged with their murder and his girlfriend Maxine Carr is arrested for perverting the course of justice, two nightclubs in Bali are bombed and kill 202 people (26 of which were British), Moors murderer Myra Hindley dies at 60 of a heart attack, Girls Aloud is formed as five female contestants win TV talent show Popstars the Rivals, over 50% of the UK population now have access to the internet, Chechen rebels take 800 theatregoers hostage in Moscow and threaten to blow up the theatre- 3 days later special forces storm the theatre which results in the deaths of 128 hostages and 41 rebels, two snipers in Washington DC kill 10 people and injure 3, East Timor gains independence from Indonesia, expelled student goes on shooting rampage and kills 13 teachers in Germany, the films The Pianist, Chicago, The Bourne Identity, About Schmidt, Gangs of New York, City of God and 8 Mile are all released and I turn 26 years old.


2002 was exciting for me as not only did I get to see our Kylie live in concert this year, I also worked very hard in my first professional musical stage show. 10 weeks of 4 hour performances of non-stop dancing and singing 8 times a week plus struggling to eat properly is one way of exhausting yourself in a way that I could never imagine. And I loved every minute of it. Anyway, lots of new faces this as week and a few old (Tori is back). So, here’s my favourite top ten tunes from 2002, in no particular order.

1. Hot in Herre by Nelly


2. Freak Like Me by Sugababes

3. Just a Little by Liberty X


4. Just Like a Pill by P!nk


5. The Zephyr Song by Red Hot Chili Peppers


6. A Sorta Fairytale by Tori Amos


7. It Takes More by Ms. Dynamite


8. Lose Yourself by Eminem


9. Beautiful by Christina Aguilera

10. Gold by Beverley Knight


Ms. Dynamite is my favourite this week. What happened to her? She was absolutely fantastic. You know the score by now, tell me your favourite out of that lot now please.

See you next week for 2003!





  1. kedawithani · May 25

    Aw mannn… I thought for sure I’d know everything on this list… I loveeee Tori Amos!!!!!

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  2. I love Tori…but Pink, oh Pink is amazing. I loved her then, and I love the woman she has become.

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  3. angelanoelauthor · May 25

    Even though I am breaking up with my phone right now I had to stop in for my favorite weekly roundup by a favorite writer.
    Eminem and Tori are my faves on this music list. But please tell me more about your dancing and singing gig!! That sounds so awesome!

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    • thebeasley · May 25

      I am SO glad you stopped in to say hi! I am also glad that you’re also breaking up with your phone like me (I seem to be failing a bit today though). It was a musical called Carnival Messiah. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. It was a modern take on Handel’s Messiah encompassing cultures from across the world. Celebrating everyone coming together. The director was so inspiring to me (as were many people that I worked with). She was a real visionary, but has sadly passed on now. But I know she would be devasted by the segregation that is prevailing in the world now. I’ve just found a photo of me in the show on Google. I’ll send it to you via Messenger!

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      • angelanoelauthor · May 25

        Hooray! I’d love to see it. And will even break my social media aversion to check it. 🙂
        I’m doing really well with the break up. It’s giving me lots of time to think about what I’m a “yes” to in terms of what I want from my social media and blogging/writing relationships. You inspired me to get started!

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      • thebeasley · May 27

        That’s great, Angela x

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  4. My Mashed Up Life · May 25

    I’m gonna go with Eminem! I was really into his music back then.

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  5. mydangblog · May 25

    Ah, Tori Amos!

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  6. ellenbest24 · May 26

    This was a horrid year, as my daughter worked at Soham St Andrews … enough said. But the music was good especially ‘Pink’. I still love princess Margaret and the rebel she was.
    P.s. My phone breakup isn’t working though it has altered… i am getting up at 5.30 to spend three hours on it before The Husband wakes so he thinks I haven’t been on it … really, I am now sneaking around, treating my phone like a furtive liason. Feeling rather guilty … 🤣😂😄

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    • thebeasley · May 27

      Oh Ellen that’s awful. What a difficult time for her and all of you.

      At least with you going on your phone before you husband gets up you’re not “phubbing” him.


      • ellenbest24 · May 27

        Phubbing!! Oh my what the heck is that?

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      • thebeasley · May 27

        Haha when you snub someone in favour of using your phone “ph-ubbing”


      • ellenbest24 · May 27

        What ever next i may try pubbing… going to the pub to ignore him heeeehehe! Not really he is lovely and I don’t drink. But it was funny 🤣😂😃

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      • thebeasley · May 28

        Haha x


  7. willowdot21 · May 27

    No contest for me Tori Amos e everytime 😀

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  40. music2commute2 · January 24

    Liberty X for me. Such a great track. I think as a group they had a great sound together.

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