Album: Paris

We all knew better than to take Paris Hilton seriously as a pop star. We also knew better than to pretend like her debut single, "Stars Are Blind," wasn't fire. The song was like a tropical escape from her tabloid headline persona. Instead, you had what seemed liked sincere emotions from the socialite incorporated into a ridiculously well-written record, over spot-on production. "Stars Are Blind" was a flash in the pan, a fluke, but an incredible one. We'll never get something like this from Paris Hilton again. It's perhaps her greatest contribution to society. —Ernest Baker