by Adele (2008)
I must admit, I didn’t know too much about Adele until I saw her perform on Saturday Night Live back in 2008. I think I had mentally lumped her into the “British female vocalist” category that was all the rage at the time, and didn’t think much about what she might sound like. But when I saw her on TV, that’s when I first heard her perform “Chasing Pavements,” and I became an instant fan.
The song has to be one of the most mainstream singles featured in my top 100 list, even though there are songs by those other “British female vocalists” that also made the cut too. Check out the song and its amazing music video (one of only a handful that I keep on my iPhone) below!