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- 10 – Pharrell featuring Jay-Z – Frontin’
- 9 – Fountains of Wayne – Stacy’s Mom
- 8 – White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
- 7 – Outkast featuring Sleepy Brown – The Way You Move
- 6 – Christina Aguilera – Beautiful
- 5 – Justin Timberlake – Cry Me a River
- 4 – Coldplay – Clocks
- 3 – Beyonce featuring Jay-Z – Crazy in Love
- 2 – Black Eyed Peas – Where Is the Love?
- 1 – Outkast – Hey Ya!
It’s time to take a look back at the year 2003. It was a great year for music, with hits from many of the biggest artists in the industry. Take a look at our list of the top 10 pop songs of 2003 and see if your favorites made the cut!
10 – Pharrell featuring Jay-Z – Frontin’
Pharrell featuring Jay-Z – Frontin’ is a song released on November 17, 2003 as the second single from American rapper Pharrell Williams and rapper Jay-Z’s debut studio album In My Mind. The song reached number seventeen on the Billboard Hot 100 and helped popularize both artists. It was the 34th best-selling song of 2003 in the US, according to Billboard magazine. It also debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 in August 2003.
9 – Fountains of Wayne – Stacy’s Mom
It was released on May 19, 2003, as the third track from their third studio album, Welcome Interstate Managers, and the album’s first single. The plot is inspired by a young friend of Schlesinger’s who is attracted to his grandmother. The single reached number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for selling more than 500,000 copies.
8 – White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
It is the opening song of White Stripes’ fourth studio album Elephant (2003). It won Best Rock Song at the Grammy Awards. It won the Best Video Editing award at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards. It has served as a theme song for sports teams, personalities, and events, including the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
7 – Outkast featuring Sleepy Brown – The Way You Move
The Way You Move is a popular song by American hip-hop duo Outkast. It was released in 2003 as the third single from their sixth album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. On August 25, 2003, the appearance of LaFace and Arista Records’ duo album Big Boi’s “The Way You Move”, released by Speaker, peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 for the year.
6 – Christina Aguilera – Beautiful
Beautiful is the second single from Christina Aguilera’s fourth studio album, Stripped. Released on November 16, 2002. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for five consecutive weeks in 2003. The song peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100, where it was certified double platinum for sales of over 2 million copies. She won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
5 – Justin Timberlake – Cry Me a River
Justin Timberlake’s song “Cry Me a River”, Justified’s 2002 debut solo album, peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and Pop Songs charts, and entered the top ten in other countries. It was certified double platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) and platinum by the.
4 – Coldplay – Clocks
Clocks is the first single from Coldplay’s second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head. The song was released on November 11, 2002. It debuted at number nine on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart and won Record of the Year at the 2004 Grammy Awards. It is considered one of Coldplay’s signature songs.
3 – Beyonce featuring Jay-Z – Crazy in Love
Crazy in Love, featuring Beyonce with Jay-Z, was released as the lead single from her first solo album, Dangerously In Love. The song was a commercial success, peaking at number five on the Billboard Hot 100. It won three awards at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards. Rolling Stone placed it at number 16 on their list of the 500 greatest songs of all time for 2021.
2 – Black Eyed Peas – Where Is the Love?
A song by the Black Eyed Peas. It was released in 2003 as the lead single from the Elephunk albums. It peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100. The band and Timberlake “Where Is the Love?” It received two nominations for Record of the Year and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. At the 46th Annual Grammy Awards
1 – Outkast – Hey Ya!
Hi! The single from the 2003 album of the same name by American hip-hop duo OutKast. The song became a worldwide hit and was a commercial success, reaching number one in the United States, Australia, Canada, United States, Australia and Canada.