Top Ten Tunes- 2003

Every Friday, I’m publishing my top ten songs from a single year and this week it’s the turn of 2003.

For previous top ten tunes, please click on the year: 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 2002

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Anti-Iraq war protests in London

In 2003, over 2 million people (and 6-11 million worldwide) demonstrate against the Iraq war in London, the London congestion charge comes into place, UK land troops join troops from the US, Australia & Poland in the invasion of Iraq, Saddam Hussein is captured and a statue of him is toppled over in Bagdad, it is announced that Hussein’s rule over Iraq is over, weapons expert Dr David Kelly commits suicide 3 days after he appears in front of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee regarding the information he had on weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, the Hutton inquiry into Dr David Kelly’s death is launched as there is doubt cast surrounding the suicide verdict, Concorde makes its final commercial flight after flying for over 27 years, Iain-Duncan Smith resigns as leader of the Conservative party, US President George W Bush visits London among mass protests, England win the rugby World Cup, Lady Louise Windsor is born– the first child of Prince Edward, Space Shuttle Colombia disintegrates on re-entry killing all 7 crew members on board, the highly infectious disease SARS spreads across Asia, Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected Governor of California, Michael Jackson is arrested and charged with child abuse, the films Kill Bill, Lost in Translation, School of Rock, Love Actually and Monster are all released and I turn 27 years old.

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2003 sees the return of Blur (minus one band member), Beyonce (minus all band members), the Sugababes (with their interchangeable band members) and our Kylie (who doesn’t need band members). Also, this week sees a Top Ten Tunes first. It is the second appearance for a song that was in a previous list, but this version is so different I thought I could justify sneaking it in again. Here’s the best of 2003, in no particular order. Spotify list at the end as always.

1. Crazy in Love by Beyonce

2. Stronger Than Me by Amy Winehouse

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3. Slow by Kylie Minogue

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4. Out of Time by Blur

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5. Too Lost in You by the Sugababes

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6. Hey Ya! by Outkast

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7. Milkshake by Kelis

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8. Leave Right Now by Will Young

9. Mad World by Michael Andrews feat Gary Jules

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10. Hurt by Johnny Cash

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Some great tunes this week, but Beyonce gets the top prize from me. Which one is your favourite?

See you next week for 2004!

43 comments

  1. a mindful traveler · June 1

    You just can’t go past Queen B, Haley. 🙂

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  2. Ritu · June 1

    Beyonce.. Outkast… Kelis… Yesss!!!

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  3. gigglingfattie · June 1

    Oo a BBC show that used to air mentioned the Sugar Babes and now I love them! And also 80% of these songs. Crazy in love?! YAAASSSS HONEY!!

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    • thebeasley · June 1

      YAAAAAASSSSSS. Queen B! She’ll be featuring on these lists quite a bit. Love the Sugababes too.

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  4. rachaelstray · June 1

    Epic list! I think I agree with you – Crazy in Love still makes me wanna hit the dance floor now! Tuuuune

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  5. lorraineambers · June 1

    Some fantastic tracks that still get me going. Love Kelis and Beyonce. 😍

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  6. Amazing list!! Love Amy Winehouse!!

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  7. angelanoelauthor · June 1

    Your commentary on the various state of band members had me cracking up. 🙂

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  8. willowdot21 · June 1

    No choice for me it had to me Mad World by Gary
    I loved it then I love it now. It was used in the film Donnie Darko which is one of my favourite films. I really recommend it if you have not already seen it.💜

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  9. mydangblog · June 3

    I’m going to say “Hurt” mainly because it was such an amazing cover of the Nine Inch Nails!

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  10. My Mashed Up Life · June 4

    I love a bit of electro pop, so it has to be Slow for me 🙂

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    • thebeasley · June 4

      Oh yes excellent choice. It’s really grown on me over the years.

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  13. Ha! Crazy in love!!! Woot woot. I also like Hey ya!

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