TOP 40 SINGLES CHART


2001 YEAR-END CHARTS...

I. TOP 40/POP

2001 was Jackson's year... If you're thinking about Michael's comeback, think again!. It was sister Janet who kicked some serious chart butt this year. After scoring a #1 hit with "Doesn't Really Matter" last year, Janet released in April her 8th album since 1982 titled "All For You". The first single, titled "All For You" as well, went on to spend nine weeks on top, the most for any single released this year. In the year-end chart, the track now gives Janet the distinction of having the #1 Top 40/Pop single of 2001. But besides that, she also placed "Someone To Call My Lover" at #7, a track that also reached #1 for four weeks in 2001. Thus, Janet is also the only artist with two singles in the top 10 of the year.

Top 40/Pop Single of the Year

Dido- "Thankyou"
Eve f/ Gwen Stefani- "Let Me Blow Ya Mind"
Janet- "All For You"
Alicia Keys- "Fallin'"
Jennifer Lopez f/ Ja Rule- "I'm Real (Remix)"

Artists of the year... But eventhough Janet accomplished amazing feats during 2001, there was a group that kept delivering hit after hit. Destiny's Child closed 2000 with the #1 hit "Independent Women Part I", a track that spent seven weeks on top, but that wasn't enough for Béyonce, Kelly and Michelle. In May, they released "Survivor", an album that has added so far, three more top 10 hits to their list. The title track, "Survivor", was a sure bet for #1 earlier this year, but was held at bay by "All For You" for what seemed an eternity. Still, "Bootylicious" seemed to do the trick and gave the girls yet another chart-topper during 2001, while "Emotion" closed the year for them by cracking the top 10. And although none of these tracks made the year-end top 10, these four smashes combined were big enough to give Destiny's Child the distinction of being the Top 40/Pop artist and Top 40/Pop duo or group of the year. In other categories, Usher takes the Top 40/Pop male artist of the year honor, and Janet wins Top 40/Pop female artist of the year.

Top 40/Pop Artist of the Year

Destiny's Child
Eve
Janet
Jennifer Lopez
P!nk

Top 40/Pop Male Artist of the Year

Jay-Z
Nelly
Ja Rule
Shaggy
Usher

Top 40/Pop Female Artist of the Year

Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
Eve
Janet
Jennifer Lopez
P!nk

Top 40/Pop Duo or Group of the Year

112
Backstreet Boys
Destiny's Child
*N Sync
Train

Top 50 of the Year 2001 - Top 40/Pop
No.
Artist
Title
Album (Label)
Peak
Wks
1. Janet Jackson All For You All For You (Virgin) 1(9) 26
2. Jennifer Lopez f/ Ja Rule I'm Real (Remix) J.Lo (Epic) 1(4) 28
3. Dido Thankyou No Angel (Arista) 3 23
4. Eve f/ Gwen Stefani Let Me Blow Ya Mind Scorpion (Ruff Ryders) 1(1) 25
5. Alicia Keys Fallin' Songs In A Minor (J) 1(2) 26
6. Nelly Furtado Turn Off The Light Whoa, Nelly! (DreamWorks) 2 24
7. Janet Jackson Someone To Call My Lover All For You (Virgin) 1(4) 20
8. Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim,
Mya & P!nk
Lady Marmalade Moulin Rouge OST
(Universal/Interscope)
1(5) 21
9. Train Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me) Drops Of Jupiter (Columbia) 1(1) 23
10. Lifehouse Hanging By A Moment No Name Face (DreamWorks) 3 24
11. Usher U Remind Me 8701 (Arista) 1(1) 22
12. Shaggy f/ Rayvon Angel Hotshot (MCA) 2 20
13. *N Sync Gone Celebrity (Jive) 4 19
14. Mary J. Blige Family Affair No More Drama (MCA) 3 21
15. Enrique Iglesias Hero Escape (Interscope) 1(5) 16
16. Joe f/ Mystikal Stutter (Remix) Ny Name Is Joe (Jive) 1(5) 18
17. Destiny's Child Survivor Survivor (Columbia) 2 18
18. City High What Would You Do? City High (Booga Basement) 4 26
19. Aaliyah Rock The Boat Aaliyah (Blackground/Virgin) 2 18
20. Jennifer Lopez Love Don't Cost A Thing J.Lo (Epic) 1(3) 16
21. Nelly f/ City Spud Ride Wit Me Country Grammar (Fo' Reel) 4 20
22. Sugar Ray When It's Over Sugar Ray (Lava/Atlantic) 5 20
23. Destiny's Child Bootylicious Survivor (Columbia) 1(3) 18
24. Madonna Don't Tell Me Music (Maverick) 1(1) 17
25. Blu Cantrell Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!) So Blu (Arista) 3 20
26. *N Sync Pop Celebrity (Jive) 2 16
27. Aerosmith Jaded Just Push Play (Columbia) 4 18
28. Usher U Got It Bad 8701 (Arista) 1(3) 14
29. Outkast Ms. Jackson Stankonia (LaFace) 1(1) 16
30. Ricky Martin
w/ Christina Aguilera
Nobody Wants To Be Lonely Sound Loaded (Columbia) 2 16
31. Britney Spears I'm A Slave 4 U Britney (Jive) 1(1) 14
32. 112 Peaches & Cream Part III (Bad Boy) 7 23
33. Jessica Simpson Irresistible Irresistible (Columbia) 4 16
34. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Get Ur Freak On Miss E... So Addictive (The Gold Mind/EastWest) 2 21
35. Jay-Z Izzo (H.O.V.A.) The Blueprint (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam) 5 18
36. Destiny's Child Emotion Survivor (Columbia) 9 17
37. O-Town All Or Nothing O-Town (J) 4 19
38. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
f/ Ludacris & Trina
One Minute Man Miss E... So Addictive (The Gold Mind/EastWest) 8 17
39. Eve Who's That Girl? Scorpion (Ruff Ryders) 5 17
40. Crazy Town Butterfly The Gift Of Game (Columbia) 10 18
41. Dream This Is Me It Was All A Dream (Bad Boy) 11 17
42. Aaliyah f/ Timbaland We Need A Resolution Aaliyah (Blackground/Virgin) 5 15
43. Jennifer Lopez Play J.Lo (Epic) 5 15
44. S Club 7 Never Had A Dream Come True 7 (Polydor/A&M) 10 18
45. Michelle Branch Everywhere The Spirit Room (Maverick) 6 17
46. Craig David Fill Me In Born To Do It (Wildstar/Atlantic) 7 15
47. Shaggy f/ Ricardo "RikRok" Ducent It Wasn't Me Hotshot (MCA) 2 13
48. 112 It's Over Now Part III (Bad Boy) 7 17
49. Mya Free Fear Of Flying (Interscope) 7 13
50. P!nk Get This Party Started M!ssundaztood (Arista) 2 11

II. R&B/SOUL

More Janet... Besides being the #1 Top 40/Pop single of the year, "All For You" also is the #1 R&B/Soul single of the year. The track spent nine weeks on top in 2001, and was followed closely by Jennifer Lopez' "I'm Real (Remix)", featuring Ja Rule, which spent eight weeks on top. J.Lo seemed to do a bit better than Janet on the R&B front though. Jennifer's other singles this year, "Love Don't Cost A Thing" and "Play" land at #10 and #32 respectively; while Janet, on the other hand, finishes at #24 with "Someone To Call My Lover (Remix)", featuring JD, and #28 with "Son Of A Gun (Remix)", featuring Missy Elliott, Carly Simon & P. Diddy.

Top R&B/Soul Single of the Year

Eve f/ Gwen Stefani- "Let Me Blow Ya Mind"
Janet- "All For You"
Alicia Keys- "Fallin'"
Jennifer Lopez f/ Ja Rule- "I'm Real (Remix)"
Usher- "U Remind Me"

And more Destiny's Child... Destiny's Child take both the R&B/Soul artist and R&B/Soul duo or group of the year honors thanks to hits like "Survivor" (which places at #12), "Bootylicious" (at #14), "Emotion" (at #25) and "Independent Women Part I" (at #33). Usher takes the R&B/Soul male artist of the year award, and Jennifer Lopez wins R&B/Soul female artist of the year.

Top R&B/Soul Artist of the Year

Destiny's Child
Eve
Janet
Jennifer Lopez
P!nk

Top R&B/Soul Male Artist of the Year

Jay-Z
Nelly
Ja Rule
Shaggy
Usher

Top R&B/Soul Female Artist of the Year

Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
Eve
Janet
Jennifer Lopez
P!nk

Top R&B/Soul Duo or Group of the Year

112
City High
Destiny's Child
Gorillaz
Outkast
Top 30 of the Year 2001 - R&B/Soul
No.
Artist
Title
Album (Label)
Peak
Wks
1. Janet Jackson All For You All For You (Virgin) 1(9) 25
2. Jennifer Lopez f/ Ja Rule I'm Real (Remix) J.Lo (Epic) 1(8) 25
3. Alicia Keys Fallin' Songs In A Minor (J) 1(3) 23
4. Eve f/ Gwen Stefani Let Me Blow Ya Mind Scorpion (Ruff Ryders) 1(1) 25
5. Usher U Remind Me 8701 (Arista) 1(1) 22
6. Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim,
Mya & P!nk
Lady Marmalade Moulin Rouge OST
(Universal/Interscope)
1(5) 19
7. Shaggy f/ Rayvon Angel Hotshot (MCA) 2 20
8. Nelly f/ City Spud Ride Wit Me Country Grammar (Fo' Reel) 3 22
9. Joe f/ Mystikal Stutter (Remix) Ny Name Is Joe (Jive) 1(5) 17
10. Jennifer Lopez Love Don't Cost A Thing J.Lo (Epic) 1(4) 15
11. Mary J. Blige Family Affair No More Drama (MCA) 1(2) 20
12. Destiny's Child Survivor Survivor (Columbia) 2 17
13. Aaliyah Rock The Boat Aaliyah (Blackground/Virgin) 1(1) 18
14. Destiny's Child Bootylicious Survivor (Columbia) 1(3) 20
15. City High What Would You Do? City High (Booga Basement) 3 25
16. Blu Cantrell Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!) So Blu (Arista) 3 19
17. Usher U Got It Bad 8701 (Arista) 1(4) 14
18. Outkast Ms. Jackson Stankonia (LaFace) 1(1) 15
19. 112 Peaches & Cream Part III (Bad Boy) 5 23
20. 112 It's Over Now Part III (Bad Boy) 4 19
21. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Get Ur Freak On Miss E... So Addictive (The Gold Mind/EastWest) 2 20
22. Jay-Z Izzo (H.O.V.A.) The Blueprint (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam) 3 18
23. Eve Who's That Girl? Scorpion (Ruff Ryders) 4 17
24. Janet f/ JD Someone To Call My Lover (Remix) All For You (Virgin) 3 15
25. Destiny's Child Emotion Survivor (Columbia) 6 16
26. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
f/ Ludacris & Trina
One Minute Man Miss E... So Addictive (The Gold Mind/EastWest) 6 18
27. Aaliyah f/ Timbaland We Need A Resolution Aaliyah (Blackground/Virgin) 3 15
28. Janet f/ Missy Elliott, Carly Simon & P. Diddy Son Of A Gun (Remix) All For You (Virgin) 1(2) 10
29. Shaggy f/ Ricardo "RikRok" Ducent It Wasn't Me Hotshot (MCA) 3 12
30. P!nk Get This Party Started M!ssundaztood (Arista) 3 11

III. RAP/HIP-HOP

Top Rap/Hip-Hop Single of the Year

City High- "What Would You Do?"
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott- "Get Ur Freak On"
Eve f/ Gwen Stefani- "Let Me Blow Ya Mind"
Nelly f/ City Spud- "Ride Wit Me"
Outkast- "Ms. Jackson"

Top Rap/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year

Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
Eve
Jay-Z
Nelly
Ja Rule
Top 10 of the Year 2001 - Rap/Hip-Hop
No.
Artist
Title
Album (Label)
Peak
Wks
1. Eve f/ Gwen Stefani Let Me Blow Ya Mind Scorpion (Ruff Ryders) ++ ++
2. Nelly f/ City Spud Ride Wit Me Country Grammar (Fo' Reel) ++ ++
3. City High What Would You Do? City High (Booga Basement) ++ ++
4. Outkast Ms. Jackson Stankonia (LaFace) ++ ++
5. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Get Ur Freak On Miss E... So Addictive (The Gold Mind/EastWest) ++ ++
6. Jay-Z Izzo (H.O.V.A.) The Blueprint (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam) ++ ++
7. Eve Who's That Girl? Scorpion (Ruff Ryders) ++ ++
8. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
f/ Ludacris & Trina
One Minute Man Miss E... So Addictive (The Gold Mind/EastWest) ++ ++
9. Bubba Sparxxx Ugly Dark Days, Bright Nights (Interscope) ++ ++
10. Ludacris Southern Hospitality Back For The First Time (Def Jam) ++ ++

IV. ROCK/ALTERNATIVE

Rockin' the charts... As always, rock was also present during 2001. There are usually two or three rock tracks every year that make a big impact, but somehow, the follow-ups to those tracks always flop. This year, those tracks are Train's "Drops Of Jupiter" and Lifehouse's "Hanging By A Moment", which place at #9 and #10 in the Top 40/Pop year-end chart, respectively. "Drops Of Jupiter" made it to #1 for a single week this year, but the follow-up, "Something More" didn't even crack the top 20; while Lifehouse made it big with "Hanging By A Moment" by peaking in the top 5, but then "Breathing" only made it to #28. Now we'll have to wait and see if Nickelback and The Calling can deliver strong follow-ups to their current hits during 2002, don't we?.

Top Rock/Alternative Single of the Year

Aerosmith- "Jaded"
Michelle Branch- "Everywhere"
Crazy Town- "Butterfly"
Lifehouse- "Hanging By A Moment"
Train- "Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me)"

Top Rock/Alternative Artist of the Year

Aerosmith
Lifehouse
Sugar Ray
Train
U2
Top 10 of the Year 2001 - Rock/Alternative
No.
Artist
Title
Album (Label)
Peak
Wks
1. Train Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me) Drops Of Jupiter (Columbia) ++ ++
2. Lifehouse Hanging By A Moment No Name Face (DreamWorks) ++ ++
3. Aerosmith Jaded Just Push Play (Columbia) ++ ++
4. Crazy Town Butterfly The Gift Of Game (Columbia) ++ ++
5. Michelle Branch Everywhere The Spirit Room (Maverick) ++ ++
6. Dave Mathews Band The Space Between Everyday (RCA) ++ ++
7. Lenny Kravitz Dig In Lenny (Virgin) ++ ++
8. matchbox twenty Mad Season Mad Season (Atlantic) ++ ++
9. Lenny Kravitz Again Greatest Hits (Virgin) ++ ++
10. U2 Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of All That You Can't Leave Behind (Interscope) ++ ++

V. DANCE

Top Dance Single/Remix of the Year

Janet- "All For You (Thunderpuss Mix)"
Janet- "Someone To Call My Lover (Hex Hector Mix)"
Jennifer Lopez- "Love Don't Cost A Thing"
Madonna- "Don't Tell Me (Thunderpuss Mix)"
*N Sync- "Pop"

Top Dance Artist of the Year

Destiny's Child
Janet
Jennifer Lopez
Madonna
*N Sync

VI. SPECIAL AWARDS

More awards... Besides the performance awards above, which are based on my weekly chart that allows entries for singles released in the USA only, I have created some other categories that can/may include albums and singles released overseas. The finalists were chosen based on my personal taste, rather than chart performance. These categories include:

Top 40/Pop Album of the Year

Destiny's Child- "Survivor"
Enrique Iglesias- "Escape"
Natalie Imbruglia- "White Lillies Island"
Janet- "All For You"
Kylie Minogue- "Fever"
Britney Spears- "Britney"

Top R&B/Soul Album of the Year

Aaliyah- "Aaliyah"
Destiny's Child- "Survivor"
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott- "Miss E... So Addictive"
Janet- "All For You"
Alicia Keys- "Songs In A Minor"
Usher- "8701"

Top International Single of the Year

Emma Bunton- "What Took You So Long?"
Daft Punk- "One More Time"
Iio- "Rapture"
Kylie Minogue- "Can't Get You Out Of My Head"
S Club 7- "Don't Stop Movin'"
Westlife- "When You're Looking Like That"

Top International Album of the Year

Emma Bunton- "A Girl Like Me"
Natalie Imbruglia- "White Lillies Island"
Kylie Minogue- "Fever"
Laura Pausini- "E Ritorno Da Te- The Best Of"
Westlife- "Coast To Coast"
Robbie Williams- "Sing When You're Winning"

Top Latin Single of the Year

La Oreja De Van Gogh- "La Playa"
Paulina Rubio- "Y Yo Sigo Aquí"
Paulina Rubio- "Yo No Soy Esa Mujer"
Alejandro Sanz- "El Alma Al Aire"
Shakira- "Suerte"
Skank- "Acima Do Sol"

Top Latin Album of the Year

La Ley- "MTV Unplugged"
La Oreja De Van Gogh- "El Viaje De Copperpot"
Laura Pausini- "Volveré Junto A Ti- Lo Mejor De"
Paulina Rubio- "Paulina"
Alejandro Sanz- "El Alma Al Aire"
Skank- "MTV Ao Vivo"

In a nut shell... All in all, the year 2001 was a good year. Music veterans returned... some shined in a big way (Madonna, U2 & Janet), others just didn't glitter (Jacko & Mariah Carey). Teen pop took a bit of a backseat... although "Celebrity" and "Britney" scored big first week sales, their respective initial singles failed to make a big impact. R&B dominated the airwaves... with hit songs like "Fallin'", "I'm Real" and "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" making a big impact at top 40, R&B is somehow dominating mainstream radio more than pop itself. So, what to expect in 2002?... surely more R&B crossing over to top 40 radio (Ja Rule, "Always On Time"), probably more teen pop with new albums by the Backstreet Boys and Christina Aguilera, hopefully the return of TLC to the music world, a new Madonna album, the re-introduction of Kylie Minogue to the Americas, and well... hopefully lots of cool surprises. Happy new year to everyone!.


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