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Remember the 27 Biggest Songs of 2007

From Fergie to Akon to loads of Timbaland, bask your ears in the nostalgia of the megahits that were playing all over radio in 2007

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Kanye West, "Stronger"

Who was the greatest musician from the great year of 2007? Vote in our Throwback Throwdown: Who Owned 2007 now!

Kanye proved he was a hip-hop force unlike any other when he sampled indie-electro darlings Daft Punk for one of most instantly innovative tracks of 2007.

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Justin Timberlake, "My Love"

No doubt, this slinky electro-pop hit helped pave the way for electronic music to takeover pop music.

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Daughtry, "Home"

Chris Daughtry landed in fifth place on Season 4 of American Idol, but still landed one of the biggest hits from the series with "Home," showing the true power of the singing competition in its prime.

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The Fray, "How to Save a Life"

The Fray were inescapable in the mid-'00s and "How to Save a Life" was one of their most gorgeous contributions to this era of music.

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Gym Class Heroes & Patrick Stump, "Cupid's Chokehold"

The emo era wasn't over just yet: A quirky team-up between Gym Class Heroes and Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump could still rule radiowaves.

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Justin Timberlake, "What Goes Around...Comes Around"

JT's kiss-off track was rumored to be yet another song about ex Britney Spears (didn't he already do that with "Cry Me a River"?), but it was still a huge hit.

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Timbaland, Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake, "Give It to Me"

The three biggest stars of the year all together on one track? How could it not be a smash?

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Soulja Boy Tell'em, "Crank That (Soulja Boy)"

If this came out in 2017, would we have the #SouljaBoyChallenge? 

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Fergie, "Fergalicious"

No star was a bigger radio staple than Fergie in 2007 meaning it was totally appropriate for her to create a nonsensical new word out of her nonsensical stage name.

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Timbaland & Keri Hilson, "The Way I Are"

The futuristic banger solidified Tim's status as an multi-hyphenate artist-producer-star.

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Daughtry, "It's Not Over"

More Daughtry, you say? "It's Not Over" helped Daughtry's self-titled debut album become 2007's biggest-selling album.

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Mims, "This Is Why I'm Hot"

In 2007, Mims definitely could brag "This is why I'm hot" ...until he failed to find another hit.

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Akon & Eminem, "Smack That"

Was there a bigger male team-up than Akon and Eminem in '07? We think not. 

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Shop Boyz, "Party Like a Rock Star"

People might not remember Atlanta trio Shop Boyz, but everyone wanted to "Party like a rock—party like a rock star" in '07.

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Maroon 5, "Makes Me Wonder"

The success of this rock-pop lead single from Maroon 5's It Won't Be Soon Before Long proved that Maroon 5 was in no danger of a sophomore slump

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Avril Lavigne, "Girlfriend"

"Hey! Hey! You! You!" Could you find a catchier song from 2007? Didn't think so.

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Akon, "Don't Matter"

Aww. People loved Akon's sentimental side.

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Fergie & Ludacris, "Glamorous"

"If you ain't got no money, take your broke ass home..." and go buy Fergie's "Glamorous" on iTunes for 99 cents.

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Nelly Furtado, "Say It Right"

Arguably the coolest and most gorgeous creation from Nelly and Timbaland's magic made on Loose, the single became an unexpected hit and brought something fresh to radio.

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Akon & Snoop Dogg, "I Wanna Love You"

Depending on whether you listened to "I Wanna Love You" or "I Wanna Fuck You," your ears automatically perked up at the opening line, "I see you windin' and grindin' up on the floor" or "I see you windin' and grindin' up on that pole." Whichever you listened to said a lot about who you were at the time.

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Plain White T's, "Hey There Delilah"

The sweet and sentimental track defined the place where alt-rock music was at the time.

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Carrie Underwood, "Before He Cheats"

The Season 4 winner of American Idol scored her biggest hit of her career to date with this car-bashing anthem.

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T-Pain & Yung Joc, "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')"

The 2007 hit with the most questionable spelling in a song title.

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Fergie, "Big Girls Don't Cry (Personal)"

Yes, more Fergie! This tender ballad showed a softer side of our girl and ended up being a hit everyone from parents to tweens were digging. Case and point: It was 2007's best-selling digital song.

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Gwen Stefani & Akon, "The Sweet Escape"

Yes, more Akon!!! The crooner snagged one of his biggest hits in 2007 with this Gwen Stefani collabo.

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Rihanna & Jay Z, "Umbrella"

"Umbrella" not only gave Rihanna her second No. 1 single, but more importantly, it solidified her as a true pop force to be reckoned with and kickstarted the string of hits for her super-successful Good Girl Gone Bad era.

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Beyoncé, "Irreplaceable"

Yet among all the Fergie, Akon and Rihanna love, it was Beyoncé who ended up rising above all the competition, according to the charts in 2007. Bey had yet to score a humongous hit from her B'Day album, but "Irreplaceable" took off and wouldn't let go of pop, R&B, hip-hop and adult contemporary radio. It'd create one of Bey's signature phrases ("To the left, to the left...") and be one of the generation's top kiss-off anthems.

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