Best Rock Songs of the 2000s

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1Chop 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

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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2Last 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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3The 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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4Headstrong - Trapt

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

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5Boulevard 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.

Green Day blows! Just awful

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6Tears Don't Fall - Bullet For My Valentine
7The Pretender - Foo Fighters
8Snuff - Slipknot
9Bring Me To Life - Evanescence

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

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10Breaking 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.

The Contenders

11Uprising - Muse
12Seven 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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13Prayer 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.

14Animal 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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15It'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!

16No One Knows - Queens of the Stone Age

Awesome band, especially with Dave Grohl as drums!

17The Red - Chevelle

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

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18Give Me a Sign - Breaking Benjamin
19Hard to Explain - The Strokes
20One Step Closer - Linkin Park

This song are so rock very screamed band and more energy I have listen this in first time my feel is I said "for me it is the band of the year in 2000s".

I think everyone can relate with this song at some point in their life - Beautifulsound

What it should be at 2 after soads killer song. Guess everyone is a pop fan

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Top Remixes (17)

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