10. My Chemical Romance - Teenagers
9. Janet Jackson - Feedback
8. Kelly Clarkson - Never Again
7. Britney Spears - Piece of Me
6. Feist - 1,2,3,4
It is really impossible to fully experience this song brimming with pop joy without also watching the video, so click below and enjoy!
5. Finger Eleven - Paralyzer
4. Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
This song has not yet had time to reach the US pop charts in official release, but it is the biggest selling single of 2007 in the UK. Leona Lewis, winner of the UK talent show X Factor, is a stunning vocal talent, and this is a song that is a perfect fit for her skills. This very well could be one of the biggest singles of 2008 in the US.
3. Rihanna featuring Jay-Z - Umbrella
This song was a monster hit around the world and it is a stunning production as well as a brilliant song. For Rihanna it is simply another in an increasingly long line of major pop hits. However, few songs in recent years have generated more immediate cover versions than "Umbrella."
2. Mika - Grace Kelly
For the second year in a row, American pop radio has completely ignored a stunning pop single that was a major hit in much of the rest of the world. Trying to tease out the reasons "Grace Kelly" was ignored is probably a futile exercise, but if you've not heard it, treat yourself and find out what the rest of the world knows about the brilliant pop instincts of Mika.
1. Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah
The simple brilliance of "Hey There Delilah" is that it takes a very heavily trodden area of pop songs - the love song about a relationship separated by distance - and makes it fresh, new, and filled with emotional resonance. There is still room for a near perfect love song and this is it.