This is admittedly a subjective list based on judgements of quality instead of sales figures or radio airplay. All songs listed have appeared on either Billboard's Hot 100 or Pop 100 chart in the calendar year 2005. Click on the word 'Listen' to hear a sound clip of the song. A number of songs have expanded reviews - click on the word review to read more information about the song.
This list should be a great conversation starter and feel free to agree or disagree. Either way there is a lot of great pop music to be found here.