Top 100 Songs of the 2000s


Only time will tell what types of music will come to define the 2000's. We think of hair metal and new wave when we think of the 80's, and maybe grunge and teen pop from the 90's. The 00's were a polarizing decade, with many genres shining brightly and fizzling out just as fast.

I've read Rolling Stone's list of the best 50 songs of the decade and unfortunately, most of these lists tend to focus on the latter half of the decade.

There is absolutely no way I can attempt a list this ambitious in any particular order, so this will really be just as it comes into my head.

1. Brand New - "Me Vs. Maradona Vs. Elvis" (2003)
2. Bright Eyes - "Lua" (2005)
3. Jimmy Eat World - "Work" (2004)
4. Kings of Leon - "Closer" (2008)
5. Britney Spears - "Oops! I Did It Again" (2000)
6. Blue October - "Hate Me" (2006)
7. Garth Brooks - "More Than A Memory" (2007)
8. Scissor Sisters - "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" (2006)
9. Taking Back Sunday - "The Ballad of Sal Villanueva" (2002)
10. The Darkness - "Growing On Me" (2004)

11. My Chemical Romance - "Welcome To The Black Parade" (2006)
12. Brand New - "Soco Amaretto Lime" (2001)
13. Death Cab For Cutie - "Tiny Vessels" (2003)
14. Buckcherry - "Crazy Bitch" (2006)
15. T-Pain - "Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')" (2007)
16. Howie Day - "Slow Down" (2000)
17. Dashboard Confessional - "The Secret's In The Telling" (2006)
18. Semisonic - "Bed" (2001)
19. Justin Timberlake - "Lovestoned/I Think She Knows" (2007)
20. Michael Ferraro - "Goddess" (2005)

21. The Shins - "Caring Is Creepy" (2004)
22. Brand New - "Jaws Theme Swimming" (2003)
23. DHT - "Listen To Your Heart" (2006)
24. Tuff - "American Hair Band" (2001)
25. 50 Cent - "High All The Time" (2003)
26. The Killers - "Mr. Brightside" (2004)
27. Damien Rice - "Cannonball" (2002)
28. Something Corporate - "Konstantine" (2003)
29. Butch Walker - "Best Thing You Never Had" (2004)
30. Marvelous 3 - "Cigarette Lighter Love Song" (2000)

31. Something Corporate - "Ruthless" (2003)
32. Bright Eyes - "Let's Not Shit Ourselves (To Love and To Be Loved)" (2002)
33. Mariah Carey - "We Belong Together (Remix)" (2005)
34. Usher - "Burn" (2004)
35. Christina Aguilera - "Get Mine, Get Yours" (2002)
36. Kid Rock & Sheryl Crow - "Picture" (2002)
37. Brand New - "Degausser" (2006)
38. Jay - Z - "99 Problems" (2003)
39. Britney Spears - "3" (2009)
40. Frickin' A - "Just Friends" (2004)

41. Taking Back Sunday - "You're So Last Summer" (2002)
42. Phantom Planet - "California" (2002)
43. Carly Hennessey - "Just Missed The Train" (2001)
44. Kelly Clarkson - "Can I Have A Kiss" (2007)
45. Dashboard Confessional - "Screaming Infidelities"(2002)
46. Jesse McCartney - "How Do You Sleep" (2008)
47. Tesla - "Cry" (2004)
48. Damien Rice - "I Remember" (2002)
49. Bruce Springsteen - "The Fuse" (2002)
50. Bon Jovi - "Last Cigarette" (2005)

51. Kid Rock - "All Summer Long" (2008)
52. The Darkness - "Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time" (2005)
53. Hellogoodbye - "Touchdown Turnaround" (2006)
54. Bright Eyes - "Lover I Don't Have To Love" (2002)
55. Britney Spears - "Everybody" (2007)
56. Our Lady Peace - "Innocent" (2002)
57. Matthew Good Band - "Hello Time Bomb" (2001)
58. Bon Jovi - "Last Man Standing" (2005)
59. O-Zone - "Dragostea Din Tei" (2003)
60. Bright Eyes - "Haligh, Haligh, A Lie, Haligh" (2000)

61. Our Lady Peace - "Do You Like It" (2002)
62. Avril Lavigne - "Girlfriend" (2007)
63. Rufus Wainwright - "Hallelujah" (2001)
64. Straylight Run - "Mistakes We Knew We Were Making" (2004)
65. Ben Harper - "Waiting For You" (2006)
66. Jay - Z & Alicia Keys - "Empire State Of Mind" (2009)
67. Bon Jovi - "Summertime" (2007)
68. Weezer - "If You're Wondering If I Want You To (I Want You To)" (2009)
69. Matchbox 20 - "Rest Stop" (2000)
70. Fall Out Boy - "I'm Like A Lawyer With The Way I'm Always Trying To Get You Off (Me & You)"(2007)

71. Leona Lewis - "Run" (2008)
72. Sugarcult - "Memory" (2004)
73. Kenny Chesney - "Keg In The Closet" (2004)
74. Kris Allen - "Wipe It Away" (2007)
75. Sexton Blake - "Girl You Know It's True" (2007)
76. SoulDecision - "Faded" (2000)
77. Oasis - "Stop Crying Your Heart Out" (2002)
78. Tom Jones - "Sexbomb" (2000)
79. Incubus - "Are You In" (2002)
80. Avril Lavigne - "My Happy Ending" (2004)

81. Ultimate Fakebook - "A Million Hearts" (2000)
82. Simple Plan - "Addicted" (2003)
83. Jessica Simpson - "What It's Gonna Be" (2001)
84. Jack's Mannequin - "The Mixed Tape" (2005)
85. Lustra - "Scotty Doesn't Know" (2004)
86. Brand New - "You Won't Know" (2006)
87. David Bisbal - "Aqui Y Ahora" (2006)
88. Phantom Planet - "The Guest" (2002)
89. The Dandy Warhols - "You Were The Last High" (2003)
90. Rascal Flatts - "Fast Cars And Freedom" (2004)

91. Air - "Playground Love" (2000)
92. Motion City Soundtrack - "L.G. Fuad (Let's Get Fucked Up And Die)" (2005)
93. Death Cab For Cutie - "Photobooth" (2000)
94. The Submarines - "Brighter Discontent" (2006)
95. Backstreet Boys - "Just Want You To Know" (2005)
96. Eminem - "Drug Ballad" (2000)
97. Gin Blossoms - "Come On Hard" (2006)
98. Bowling For Soup - "Girl All The Bad Guys Want" (2002)
99. Ludacris - "What's Your Fantasy" (2000)
100. Willa Ford - "A Toast To Men (Fuck The Men)" (2003)

Comments

Yankee Talk said…
Good to see #23 is on this list, you may claim this is our first song, I will disagree, but that's ok ;) I am actually a little surprised at the content of this list! I don't know many of these songs, but just by the list I would say it is not really representative of your favorite music, however most of that is not from the past decade. There in lies the conflict. I love song #80, I used to listen to that all the time. I love the bridge in the song! And even if you don't know the lyrics to #87 it is a true classic, please move it higher up on the list :)