TC’s top 120 songs of 2003

This is the TC 10 top 120 of 2003, a complete list of every song to make the TC 10 since its debut on March 9, 2003.

Point System

To add up all the songs for this year, I created a point system. Any premiere, wannabe, or close call is 0.1 points. When a song is at #10, it gets 1 point. #9 is 2 points, and so on, until #1 is 10 points.

So, a song on this countdown can have anywhere from minimum of 0.1 points (1 week as a wannabe) to a maximum of 100 points (10 weeks at #1). In case you’re keeping track, 80 songs this year appeared on the top 10, and 40 remaining songs never broke on to the actual top ten. Songs are retired after 10 weeks and appear in crimson on this list.

The List

With all of that explanation out of the way, here is the TC 10 top 120 of 2003…

# Artist & Song Points
120 The Libertines – Up The Bracket 0.1
119 Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Date With The Night 0.1
118 Interpol – Obstacle 1 0.1
117 Transplants – DJ, DJ 0.1
116 The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots 0.1
115 The D4 – Get Loose 0.1
114 Longwave – Everywhere You Turn 0.1
113 Evanescence – My Immortal 0.2
112 The Strokes – 12:51 0.2
111 Static-X – The Only 0.2
110 Brand New – Quiet Things No One Ever Knows 0.2
109 Cat Power – He War 0.2
108 Theory Of A Deadman – Make Up Your Mind 0.2
107 B.R.M.C. – Stop 0.3
106 Guster – Amsterdam 0.3
105 Mudvayne – World So Cold 0.3
104 Smile Empty Soul – Bottom of a Bottle 0.3
103 Tegan and Sara – Monday Monday Monday 0.3
102 Iggy Pop f/ Sum 41 – Little Know It All 0.4
101 Alien Ant Farm – Glow 0.4
100 Sevendust – Enemy 0.4
99 Marilyn Manson – This Is The New (S)hit 0.4
98 Fountains of Wayne – Stacy’s Mom 0.4
97 Kelly Clarkson – Miss Independent 0.4
96 Brand New – Sic Transit Gloria… Glory Fades 0.5
95 Coldplay – God Put A Smile Upon Your Face 0.5
94 Jewel – Stand 0.5
93 Adema – Unstable 0.5
92 Outkast – Flip Flop Rock 0.5
91 The Ataris – Boys Of Summer 0.5
90 Marilyn Manson – mOBSCENE 0.5
89 Matchbox Twenty – Unwell 0.5
88 Travis – Re-Offender 0.6
87 Offspring – Hit That 0.7
86 P.O.D. – Will You 0.7
85 R.E.M. – Bad Day 0.7
84 Dido – White Flag 0.7
83 Andrew W.K. – Never Let Down 0.7
82 Hoobastank – Out Of Control 0.8
81 Yellowcard – Way Away 0.8
80 System Of A Down – Boom! 1.1
79 Ms. Dynamite – It Takes More 1.1
78 American Hi-Fi – The Art Of Losing 1.2
77 Stacie Orrico – (There’s Gotta Be) More To Life 1.3
76 No Doubt – Running 1.3
75 Queens Of The Stone Age – First It Giveth 2.0
74 3 Doors Down – The Road I’m On 2.1
73 The Shins – So Says I 2.1
72 Blink 182 – Action/Feeling This 2.2
71 Dashboard Confessional – Hands Down 2.4
70 Joss Stone – Fell In Love With A Boy 2.7
69 Staind – So Far Away 2.8
68 Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl 2.9
67 Christina Aguilera – Fighter 3.1
66 The Chemical Brothers – The Golden Path 3.3
65 Coldplay – The Scientist 3.9
64 Supergrass – Rush Hour Soul 4.1
63 Red Hot Chili Peppers – Can’t Stop 4.2
62 Metallica – Frantic 4.3
61 Audioslave – Like A Stone 4.5
60 Sarah McLachlan – Fallen 5.3
59 Incubus – Megalomaniac 6.1
58 Blur – Crazy Beat 6.6
57 Avril Lavigne – Losing Grip 7.3
56 Tegan and Sara – I Hear Noises 8.1
55 Kelly Clarkson and Foo Fighters – Low 8.2
54 The Donnas – Who Invited You 8.6
53 Sahara Hotnights – Alright, Alright 10.1
52 The Ataris – In This Diary 10.2
51 Powerman 5000 – Free 10.6
50 Alkaline Trio – We’ve Had Enough 12.5
49 Coldplay – Clocks 13.1
48 Red Hot Chili Peppers – Fortune Faded 13.1
47 Linkin Park – Faint 15.5
46 P.O.D. – Sleeping Awake 16.2
45 Staind – Price To Play 16.3
44 Hot Hot Heat – Bandages 16.4
43 The Distillers – Drain The Blood 18.2
42 Cursive – Art Is Hard 18.6
41 Thrice – Stare At The Sun 19.1
40 Korn – Did My Time 22.5
39 Thursday – Signals Over the Air 24.2
38 Michelle Branch – Breathe 25.3
37 Blue Man Group f/ Gavin Rossdale – The Current 27.2
36 Rancid – Fall Back Down 27.3
35 A Perfect Circle – The Outsider 29.2
34 Transplants – Diamonds and Guns 29.2
33 Dave Matthews – Gravedigger 29.2
32 Stone Temple Pilots – All In The Suit You Wear 30.1
31 Switchfoot – Meant To Live 31.1
30 AFI – Silver And Cold 32.1
29 Jewel – Intuition 32.2
28 Billy Talent – Try Honesty 36.1
27 The Music – Take The Long Road And Walk It 38.1
26 Audioslave – Show Me How To Live 40.1
25 Evanescence – Bring Me To Life 41.1
24 Radiohead – Go To Sleep 44.3
23 Outkast – Hey Ya / The Way You Move 47.2
22 Liam Lynch – United States Of Whatever 48.1
21 Fefe Dobson – Take Me Away 51.1
20 Metallica – St. Anger 51.2
19 Michelle Branch – Are You Happy Now 54.1
18 Foo Fighters – Times Like These 55.0
17 Kings Of Leon – Molly’s Chambers 58.0
16 Deftones – Minerva 58.1
15 Electric Six – Danger! High Voltage! 63.0
14 AFI – The Leaving Song Pt. 2 63.1
13 Radiohead – There There 65.1
12 Evanescence – Going Under 66.1
11 Thrice – All That’s Left 67.2
10 311 – Creatures (For Awhile) 68.1
9 A Perfect Circle – Weak And Powerless 70.4
8 Sum 41 – The Hell Song 73.0
7 AFI – Girl’s Not Grey 73.0
6 No Doubt – It’s My Life 79.1
5 The White Stripes – Hardest Button To Button 83.0
4 Queens Of The Stone Age – Go With The Flow 84.0
3 The Darkness – I Believe In A Thing Called Love 84.1
2 The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army 91.0
1 Jane’s Addiction – Just Because 100.0

Summary

And there you have it. Closing out the year at #1 is "Just Because" by Jane’s Addiction, which accumulated 100 points by remaining at #1 for all 10 weeks. And that wraps up the TC 10 top 120 of 2003!

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