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What's Your Favorite No. 1 Hot 100 Hit From the 2000s Written by Only One Songwriter? Vote!

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In the last 20 years, only 13 out of 262 singles that reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 were written entirely by one songwriter. But which one is your favorite?

Of those 13 hits, four were written by an individual bandmember: Vertical Horizon's Matthew Scannell ("Everything You Want"), Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas ("Bent"), Outkast's André "3000" Benjamin ("Hey Ya!") and Tom Higgenson of the Plain White T's ("Hey There Delilah"). And two songs were written entirely by the guest artist, as will.i.am received the sole writing credit on "OMG" by Usher in 2010 and Calvin Harris wrote "We Found Love" by Rihanna in 2011.

(See the full list of Hot 100 No. 1s written by a single songwriter below.)

So which 2000s No. 1 hit with a sole songwriter tops the rest for you? Vote below!

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