Every December Billboard publishes a chart listing the year's top songs based on their cumulative chart performance in the United States. The number of songs listed on the chart varied in the early years before becoming a top 100 chart in 1956. View a list of the top 100 hit songs in the US in 2005 and listen to a short countdown medley of the top 25 below.

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Play a medleyPlay a countdown medley of the top 25 songs of the year  Length: 1:47

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« 2004 2005 2006 »
Position  Artist Song Title
« 2004 2005 2006 »
1 Mariah Carey We Belong Together
2 Gwen Stefani Hollaback Girl
3 Mario Let Me Love You
4 Kelly Clarkson Since U Been Gone
5 Ciara feat. Missy Elliott 1, 2 Step
6 Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx Gold Digger
7 Green Day Boulevard of Broken Dreams
8 50 Cent feat. Olivia Candy Shop
9 Pussycat Dolls feat. Busta Rhymes Don't Cha
10 Kelly Clarkson Behind These Hazel Eyes
11 50 Cent Disco Inferno
12 Lifehouse You and Me
13 Black Eyed Peas Don't Phunk With My Heart
14 Missy Elliott feat. Ciara and Fat Man Scoop Lose Control
15 Mariah Carey Shake it Off
16 Killers Mr. Brightside
17 50 Cent Just a Lil Bit
18 Rihanna Pon de Replay
19 Game feat. 50 Cent How We Do
20 Weezer Beverly Hills
21 Ciara feat. Ludacris Oh
22 Rob Thomas Lonely No More
23 Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell Drop It Like It's Hot
24 Game feat. 50 Cent Hate It or Love It
25 Lil Jon and The East Side Boyz feat. Usher and Ludacris Lovers and Friends
26 Destiny's Child feat. T.I. and Lil Wayne Soldier
27 Kelly Clarkson Breakaway
28 Will Smith Switch
29 Bow Wow feat. Omarion Let Me Hold You
30 Bow Wow feat. Ciara Like You
31 Gwen Stefani feat. Eve Rich Girl
32 Black Eyed Peas My Humps
33 Frankie J feat. Baby Bash Obsession (No Es Amor)
34 Usher Caught Up
35 D.H.T. Listen to your Heart
36 Papa Roach Scars
37 Gorillaz Feel Good Inc
38 3 Doors Down Let Me Go
39 Green Day Holiday
40 Fall Out Boy Sugar, we're Goin' Down
41 Pretty Ricky Grind With Me
42 Chris Brown Run It!
43 Nickelback Photograph
44 Akon Lonely
45 Howie Day Collide
46 Green Day Wake Me up When September Ends
47 Bobby Valentino Slow Down
48 Nelly feat. Tim McGraw Over and Over
49 Trillville feat. Cutty Some Cut
50 Fat Joe feat. Nelly Get it Poppin'
51 David Banner Play
52 Young Jeezy feat. Akon Soul Survivor
53 Ludacris feat. Bobby Valentino Pimpin' All Over the World
54 Usher And Alicia Keys My Boo
55 Trick Daddy feat. Ludacris, Lil' Kim and Cee-Lo Sugar (Gimme Some)
56 Alicia Keys Karma
57 Coldplay Speed of Sound
58 Gavin DeGraw I Don't Want to Be
59 Eminem Mockingbird
60 Shakira feat. Alejandro Sanz La Tortura
61 Maroon 5 She Will be Loved
62 Baby Bash feat. Akon Baby I'm Back
63 Ying Yang Twins Wait (The Whisper Song)
64 Backstreet Boys Incomplete
65 T.I. Bring em Out
66 Destiny's Child Cater 2 U
67 Amerie 1 Thing
68 Foo Fighters Best of You
69 Mariah Carey It's Like That
70 Natalie Goin' Crazy
71 Carrie Underwood Inside your Heaven
72 Kelly Clarkson Because of You
73 Fantasia Truth Is
74 Pretty Ricky Your Body
75 Jesse McCartney Beautiful Soul
76 Gwen Stefani Cool
77 Ludacris Get Back
78 50 Cent feat. Mobb Deep Outta Control (Remix)
79 T.I. U Don't Know Me
80 Natasha Bedingfield These Words
81 Black Eyed Peas Don't Lie
82 Jennifer Lopez Get Right
83 John Mayer Daughters
84 Toby Keith As Good as I Once Was
85 Brooke Valentine feat. Lil Jon and Big Boi Girlfight
86 Destiny's Child Lose My Breath
87 John Legend Ordinary People
88 Sean Paul We Be Burnin'
89 Click Five Just the Girl
90 Ryan Cabrera True
91 Omarion O
92 Mike Jones Back Then
93 Jay-Z/Linkin Park Numb/Encore
94 Ja Rule feat. R. Kelly and Ashanti Wonderful
95 T-Pain I'm Sprung
96 Gavin DeGraw Chariot
97 112 feat. Foxy Brown U Already Know
98 Faith Hill Mississippi Girl
99 Ludacris Number One Spot
100 Webbie feat. Bun B Give Me That

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