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HOT 50

Dear Gary,

Can you print a list a bit (or more ...) deeper than 10? I hope so! Here are my top 50 songs of the year:

1, "Touch Me," Katharine McPhee
2, "Mr. Know It All," Kelly Clarkson
3, "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," Kelly Clarkson

4, "Fill Us With Fire (Single Mix)," Erasure
5, "Ready To Be Myself," David Dunn
6, "What Ya Made Of," Shannon Noll
7, "Trust Me (Moto Blonco Radio Edit)," Matt Zarley
8, "Hotel Nacional (Promo Only Funk3d Intro Edit)," Gloria Estefan
9, "What Makes You Beautiful," One Direction

10, "Timebomb," Kylie Minogue
11, "Good Goodbye," Diana DeGarmo
12, "Be With You (Radio Version)," Erasure
13, "Masterpiece," Madonna
14, "Dark Side," Kelly Clarkson
15, "When I Start To (Break It All Down)," Erasure
16, "Blown Away, ," Carrie Underwood
17, "Someone Like You," Adele

18, "All Over the World (Radio Edit)," Ola
19, "Lighthouse," Westlife
20, "Home," Phillip Phillips
21, "The Song in My Heart," Jason Walker
22, "Plain Jane," Street Corner Symphony
23, "I Like How It Feels," Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull
24, "Sentimental Fool," Bryan Finlay
25, "Crazy Love Thing," DUDE-a-TOMic!
26, "Payphone," Maroon 5
27, "Moves Like Jagger," Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera
28, "Bring Back My Love," Clay Aiken
29, "All I Can Do," Bryan Finlay
30, "Greatest Hits," Jay Brannan
31, "Better Than I Know Myself," Adam Lambert
32, "When You Loved Me," Richard Marx
33, "Call Me Maybe," Carly Rae Jepsen
34, "I Just Want a Lover," Will Young

35, "Bloodstained Heart," Darren Hayes
36, "Floor On Fire (Joe Marton Radio Edit)," Taylor Dayne
37, "Never Close Our Eyes," Adam Lambert
38, "Never Let Me Go (Edit)," The Human League
39, "W T F," Matt Zarley
40, "Part of Me," Katy Perry
41, "Good Girl," Carrie Underwood

42, "White Light (Stereogamus Edit)," George Michael
43, "Jealousy," Will Young
44, "Put Your Hands Up (If You Feel Love) [Basto's Major Mayhem Edit]," Kylie Minogue
45, "Terrific," Drake Bell
46, "Masquerade," Crystal Waters
47, "Speak to Me," Roxette
48, "The Vision of Love," Kris Allen
49, "Our Love & Our Souls," Meat Loaf & Patti Russo
50, "This Time," Pia Toscano

Thanks and Happy New Year!

David "MuzicBuff" Geib
Kane County, Illinois