Ah, 2005. It was a simpler time. It was a time when American Idols could be counted on one hand, the lyrics in your AIM away message were still a reflection of the deepest parts of your soul, and middle school kids across the United States were hollering “We want prenup!”

But what were the best songs of that auspicious year?

The competition was stiff, because, according to the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 list, neither Rihanna’s “Pon de Replay” nor Missy Elliot’s “Lose Control” even cracked the top 10. We know. We all have things we’re ashamed of.

Here are the songs that you helped propel to the top of the pile in 2005.

 

 

Artists: Black Eyed Peas, Ciara, Fall Out Boy, Gwen Stefani, Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson, Lifehouse, Mario, Missy Elliot

Related Artists: will.i.am, Fergie, The Pussycat Dolls, Timbaland, Flo Rida, LMFAO, Nicole Scherzinger, Pitbull, Rihanna, Ciara

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