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Greatest Songs From The 2000s

I have a friend whose knowledge of popular music ends somewhere in 1975/’76. I’m in a somewhat similar situation, although my touch with popular trends stretches into at least the first half of the nineties. Somewhere during the beginning of the new millennium I did buy some new CD’s – mostly from artists and bands I had known from the nineties or earlier, but for the rest of this list I had to do some research. All songs were therefore hand-picked after they satisfied one qualification – I liked the tune (and in some cases, the lyrics).

2000

Dammit, I Changed Again – The Offspring – Conspiracy Of One
Hanging By A Moment – Life House – No Name Face
I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack with Sons Of The Desert – I Hope You Dance
It’s My Life – Bon Jovi – Crush
Living In Chaos – The Offspring – Conspiracy Of One
Ms Jackson – Outkast – Stankonia
Southside (Feat. Gwen Stefani) – Moby With Gwen Stefani – Southside (CDS)
Things Have Changed – Bob Dylan – Wonder Boys (Soundtrack)
Vultures – The Offspring – Conspiracy Of One
Yellow – Coldplay – Parachutes
You Spin Me ‘Round (Like a Record) – Dope – Felons And Revolutionaries

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2001

Comfort Eagle – Cake – Comfort Eagle
Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me) – Train – Drops Of Jupiter
Family Affair – Mary J. Blige – No More Drama
Get The Party Started – Pink – Missundaztood
Hella Good – No Doubt – Rock Steady
Ich Will – Rammstein – Mutter
Roy’s Toy – Jeff Beck – You Had It Coming

2002

Business – Eminem – The Eminem Show
Complicated – Avril Lavigne – Let Go
Empty Sky – Bruce Springsteen – The Rising
Further On (Up The Road) – Bruce Springsteen – The Rising
I Am Mine – Pearl Jam – Riot Act
Lose Yourself – Eminem – 8 Mile (Soundtrack)
Love Boat Captain – Pearl Jam – Riot Act
Soak Up The Sun – Sheryl Crow – C’mon, C’mon
The Middle – Jimmy Eat World – Bleed American
The Seed (2.0) – The Roots – Phrenology
This Love – Marron 5 – Songs About Jane
Whenever, Wherever – Shakira – Laundry Service
You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away – Eddie Vedder – I Am Sam (Soundtrack)

2003

Behind Blue Eyes – Limp Bizkit – Results May Vary
Clocks – Coldplay – A Rush Of Blood To The Head
Don’t Stay – Linkin Park – Meteora
Hey Ya – OutKast – Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Last To Know – Pink – Try This
Lying From You – Linkin Park – Meteora
Naughty Girl – Beyonce – Dangerously In Love
Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes – Elephant
Somewhere I Belong – Linkin Park – Meteora
Stacy’s Mom – Fountains Of Wayne – Welcome Interstate Managers
Such A Fool – 22-20s – 05/03
Trouble – Pink – Try This
Where Is The Love – Black Eyed Peas – Elephunk

2004

All These Things That I’ve Done – The Killers – Hot Fuss
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams – Green Day – American Idiot
Fatal – RZA – Blade: Trinity (Soundtrack)
Galang – M.I.A. – Arular
Jesus Walks – Kanye West – The College Dropout
Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand

2005

Feel Good Inc – Gorillaz – Demon Days
Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s – All That We Needed
Hollaback Girl – Gwen Stefani – Love.Angel.Music.Baby.
How To Save A Life – The Fray – How To Save A Life
Rock & Roll Queen – The Subways – Young For Eternity
Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson – Breakaway

2006

Apologize – OneRepublic – Dreaming Out Loud
Back To Black – Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
Better Days – The Goo Goo Dolls – Let Love In
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley – St. Elsewhere
I Write Sins Not Tragedies – Panic! At The Disco – A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out
I’m Shipping Up To Boston – Dropkick Murphys – The Warrior’s Code
Rehab – Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
Say It Right – Nelly Furtado – Loose
Steady As She Goes – The Raconteurs – Broken Boy Soldiers
Teenagers – My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade
Tonight – Reamonn – Wish
Welcome To The Black Parade – My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade

2007

All Summer Long – Kid Rock – Rock ‘n’ Roll Jesus
Grace Kelly – Mika – Life In Cartoon Motion
I’ll Be Waiting – Lenny Kravitz – Is It Time For A Love Revolution
Never Again – Kelly Clarkson – My December
Paralyzer – Finger eleven – Them vs. Me vs. You
Piece Of Me – Britney Spears – Blackout
Ruby – Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby
Umbrella ft. Jay-Z – Rihanna – Good Girl Gone Bad

2008

Chasing Pavements – Adele – 19
Dopilsya – Ex-Sector Gaza – Rocknrolla (Soundtrack)
I Kissed A Girl – Katy Perry – One Of The Boys
I’m A Man – Black Strobe – Rocknrolla (Soundtrack)
Paper Planes – M.I.A. – Kala
Poker Face – Lady Gaga – The Fame
So What – Pink – Funhouse
Sweet Dreams – Beyonce – I Am… Sasha Fierce
Viva La Vida – Coldplay – Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends

2009

21 Guns – Green Day – 21st Century Breakdown
Bad Romance – Lady Gaga – The Fame Monster
Broken – Livingston – Sign Language
Far From Home – Five Finger Death Punch – War Is The Answer

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