2005 was an incredible year for English songs. There were so many classic releases that will remain timeless classics that continue to be played today.
We’ve collected some of the greatest English songs released in 2005 and put them together into this article for you to relive the musical splendor of that incredible era!
Brown is an American singer-songwriter and actor born in Tappahannock, Virginia. He developed his singing talents through listening to soul music as he grew up, eventually performing for audiences at an early age. Additionally, he took part in many singing competitions which helped shape his technique as well as improve the quality of his voice.
He was raised by his parents, Joyce Hawkins and Clinton Brown (a corrections officer). Even though his mother’s marriage ended when he was six years old, they maintained a close bond. Unfortunately, both his father and mother experienced physical and emotional abuse from their father at different points in their lives.
His mother, also a singer, encouraged him to pursue his ambition and supported him during difficult times. Since then, he has won numerous awards and achieved success with several chart-topping songs.
Chris Brown’s debut album, Chris Brown, was released in 2005 and quickly reached number two on the Billboard 200 chart. It marked his breakthrough success and its lead single “Run It!” reached #1 on the charts.
After this, Brown began working with various producers and co-writing some of his songs. His second album, Exclusive, was released in November 2007 and quickly went platinum.
Another hit from the album was “Kiss Kiss,” featuring T-Pain. This single became an enormous success and reached number one on Billboard Hot 100 in 2007.
One of Drake’s signature songs is “Go Crazy,” featuring Young Thug and Drake. This hit dominated the Billboard Hot 100 for 28 weeks, becoming his longest running leader. Additionally, the track earned him “Song of the Year” at the 2020 Soul Train Music Awards.
Sean Paul, a Jamaican singer-songwriter, made waves in the music industry with several hits in the early 2000s. His sound drew inspiration from both his native country’s music as well as American pop and R&B artists.
Sean Paul created a unique blend of traditional and modern music, taking the best elements from both. This formula worked well for him as his hit singles “Gimme the Light” and “Get Busy” became worldwide hits.
He released the album Dutty Rock in 2002, which went on to become a multi-platinum seller and featured several top 20 hits such as “Gimme the Light,” “Get Busy,” and “Like Glue.”
In 2005, Sean Paul released his third studio album The Trinity which featured another #1 hit single with “Temperature.” This was one of his most successful efforts and it’s packed with catchy tunes that fans continue to love today.
On this album, Sean Paul is joined by some of Jamaica’s top dancehall artists. These artists include Buju Banton, Masicka, Jesse Royal and Serani.
This dancehall album will appeal to fans of both mainstream and reggae music. Its standout tracks include “Money Bag” and “Protect Me,” both featuring heavy drumbeats and deep bass that will keep you dancing all night long.
The album is concluded with “Other Side of Love,” a ballad-style track that showcases how the singer can blend his passion for dancehall with powerful vocals. This song serves as a testament to his abilities.
Sean Paul’s sixth studio album, Full Frequency, was released in 2014 and produced by Chris Brown. It includes the songs “Want Dem All,” “Riot,” and “Entertainment.” This will be Atlantic Records’ last album before they embark on a new endeavor called Scorcha.
The Black Eyed Peas
The Black Eyed Peas are known for their upbeat, club-oriented music that gets people up off their seats and onto the dance floor. But their lyrics often go much deeper than this; their songs can serve as great platforms to discuss important social issues.
The group’s mission was to craft feel-good albums with substance without sounding preachy. Their success allowed them to transcend hip-hop into pop music and become one of the most successful groups in the 2000s.
Their early career was largely focused on conscious rap, inspired by A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul. But once Fergie joined as their fourth member, they expanded into more commercially successful pop music with Top Ten hit “Where Is the Love?” and Grammy-winning party anthem “Let’s Get It Started.” These albums went on to earn three multi-platinum status: 2003’s Elephunk; 2005’s Monkey Business; and 2009’s The E.N.D..
Taboo has achieved great success as a member of The Black Eyed Peas and as both an artist and rapper. He holds Mexican heritage with Shoshone Indian ancestry on his mother’s side.
His style of rapping is distinct and highly entertaining, plus he boasts an unique voice. He’s toured with artists such as Mariah Carey and Michael Jackson, in addition to producing for other notable acts like The Game, Nas, Busta Rhymes and Too Short.
With time, Taboo has been able to pursue his own projects as a solo artist and even ventured into acting. He has appeared in several films and TV shows, most notably Fists of Cheese in 2002. Additionally, in 2008 he founded his own foundation that assists communities and disadvantaged children in his home country of the Philippines.
The bachata ensemble Aventura, previously known as Los Tinellers before changing to Aventura, has made an indelible mark in latin music history. Their impact is unmatched by other acts in this genre and their albums and singles have helped revolutionize bachata culture.
Their debut LP, Generation Next, was released in 1999 and yielded several hits. One of these was the captivating “Cuando Volveras” (Latin for “When You Come Back”) which has become one of Aventura’s best-known melodies.
No surprise that this stunning love song has reached number one on both Billboard Latin Rhythm Airplay and Tropical Airplay charts. Additionally, the track peaked at number one on Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart as well.
One of the most acclaimed Aventura songs is the romantic ballad “Inmortal,” released in 2019. Written by Romeo Santos and Alexander Caba, this captivating ballad has an infectious melody.
The energetic hit is yet another masterpiece from Aventura’s repertoire. It has reached the top of both Mexican Airplay and Billboard Tropical Airplay charts, cementing itself as one of Aventura’s most successful releases. Furthermore, this track has been certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America.