20. Celine Dion - Taking Chances
Celine Dion did indeed take chances on this single that marked her return to English-language pop recording. She moves into slightly more rocking territory in highly tasteful fashion. Some pop fans may take a second look at Celine after hearing this track. Don't miss the Eurythmics reference in the second half of the song.
19. Amy Winehouse - Rehab
18. Colbie Caillat - Bubbly
17. Regina Spektor - Fidelity
16. Paramore - Misery Business
15. Fergie - Big Girls Don't Cry
Sounding like an instant classic upon release, this song became one of the biggest pop hit singles of the year. Fergie may not be the most technically skilled female singer in the business, but "Big Girls Don't Cry" proves she knows how to use her voice to its most stunning effect.
14. Alicia Keys - No One
13. Timbaland featuring OneRepublic - Apologize
The combined power of a gorgeous song by upcoming band OneRepublic and a gentle, tasteful production job from Timbaland brought soaring pop music back to the top of the pop singles chart. OneRepublic leader Ryan Tedder was one of the hottest songwriters and producers in the business by the end of 2007.
12. Taylor Swift - Teardrops On My Guitar
Crossing over from the country music community, this is one of the best written songs of the year. The performance is available now in both country and pop mixes. You can take your choice. Either way it's a brilliant vocal performance by teen Taylor Swift in addition to the song's emotional charms.