Best Rock Songs of the 2000s


The Top Ten

1 Chop Suey - System of a Down Chop Suey - System of a Down

Easily the best rock track, and song, of the decade - from the best rock album of arguably the 80's, 90's and 00's. Impeccable and actually improves as it goes on, which is pretty rare for modern music. The ending chorus is heartbreaking, soaring, scorching, and utterly empathetic, striking an elegiac tone while delivering a riveting conclusion.

This is "The song", time variation, good voice, good band. All good

Why is this song so high up. It's repetitive and the lyrics are idiotic

1. Isn't this Metal?
2. I respect System of a Down a lot, they're very good in their style, which I just don't enjoy, and it probably deserves a stop in the top 10 (probably even 5) but seeing at 1 just kind of bothers me. When a song like Knights of Cydonia Exists seeing this at one just... Egh

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2 Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day

why is last resort up there... its a fairly good song and all.. but this should be number 1 and number 2 must be chop suey...

This list does not have 21 guns. Like come on. And only like one Green Day song. Green can make the the top ten all there's. Green Day IS THE BEST.

Green Day is a legend and it deserves to be number one. Holiday and I walk alone are amazing.

AMAZING SONG! Great lyrics and lots of meaning.

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3 Bring Me To Life - Evanescence

No other song can take its place, my favorite song of all time... It is so nicely sung... All credits goes to Evanescence I play it over and over again

A real masterpiece... Thanks evanescence to create such a perfect song...

Best song she sings so pretty and the backup singer is hardcore

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4 The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin

Awesome song! You have to listen to this... Also try to get your hands on Dance with the devil. This is one of the best rock groups ever.

Best band ever this list is filled with Breaking Benjamin and is topped off by their number 1 single The Diary of Jane can't beat them

This... This got me hooked to rock!
Loved it straightaway. Beautiful!

Overrated, overplayed and just overall garbage. - BoredJeff02

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5 Last Resort - Papa Roach Last Resort - Papa Roach

It sounds so awesome. The lyrics mean something that many people can relate to and the background riff at the beginning is so great.

Cut my life into pieces, this is my... - rowie855

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6 Headstrong - Trapt Headstrong - Trapt

It's a great song I love when he pauses then screams.

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7 Tears Don't Fall - Bullet for My Valentine Tears Don't Fall - Bullet for My Valentine V 1 Comment
8 Snuff - Slipknot Snuff - Slipknot
9 The Pretender - Foo Fighters The Pretender - Foo Fighters
10 Uprising - Muse Uprising - Muse

I think uprising is great, but certainly not their best. Try Stockholm Syndrome, The Handler, Citizen Erased, and Fury instead

I think that "Knights of Cydonia" should be number 1.

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The Newcomers

? Twisted Transistor - Korn Twisted Transistor - Korn
? Face to the Floor - Chevelle Face to the Floor - Chevelle

The Contenders

11 Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park

6 Lp songs in this list just adds to the bands' legacy. But Breaking the Habit is amazing live. The great lyrics and sound just shows the bands talent. Definitely led the band into their new sound. - RickLp27

Amazing lyrics and vocals by Chester, just plain awesome. - lukestheman4

This is artistically better than chop suey and everyone knows it.

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12 Animal I Have Become - Three Days Grace

Three Days Grace is a purely inspirational band who plays and sings about life. Amazing band, love Adam and Barry and everyone else :D This song really rocks. Give it a listen for sure, and some of their other songs!

It was a difficult decision between what I've done and animal I have become...
But, I chose this one because it felt like more personal and deep than the others... Brilliant song

Despite how overrated this song is it's more worth of at least 6th or 4th place. It's a strong song about drug addiction and in my opinion deserves to be a bit higher than 12. - BoredJeff02

I have this song and the album and it is really good. They are inspirational.

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13 Seven Nation Army - White Stripes Seven Nation Army - White Stripes

A thumper to get your body filled with chills

A classic rock song. Absolutely brilliant riff, groovy vocals, psuchedelic drumming, this song deserves number 1.

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14 Prayer of the Refugee - Rise Against Prayer of the Refugee - Rise Against

Awesome song. Everything about it is awesome. From the vocals to the beat and most suprisingly (though not for this band) the meaning. The beauty of this song lies not in the beat, the vocals (though they are still awesome) but the people they give in recognition. This really deserves to be at the number 1 spot.

15 It's My Life - Bon Jovi It's My Life - Bon Jovi

This not only brought Bon Jovi a younger audience and a new decade of success, it also defined the 2000s decade.

A defining song of the Rock genre of the time!

I could say that rock is dead l. Bon Jovi is a rock genre pioneer at the 2000s. Now stupid electroic music are just a disgrace for something that called "music".

16 No One Knows - Queens of the Stone Age No One Knows - Queens of the Stone Age

Awesome band, especially with Dave Grohl as drums!

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17 In the End - Linkin Park In the End - Linkin Park V 5 Comments
18 Hoppipolla - Sigur Rós Hoppipolla - Sigur Rós
19 The Red - Chevelle The Red - Chevelle

Its bs this song should be in front of chopsuey who ever did this should be shot

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20 Give Me a Sign - Breaking Benjamin Give Me a Sign - Breaking Benjamin
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Top Remixes (22)

1. Last Resort - Papa Roach
2. Chop Suey - System of a Down
3. Headstrong - Trapt
1. Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park
2. Sober - Kelly Clarkson
3. By the Way - Red Hot Chili Peppers
1. Im Just a Kid - Simple Plan
2. Voyage of Beliefs - FM Static
3. Forget My Name - New Found Glory

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