Greatest Rock Songs of the 21st Century


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1In the End - Linkin Park

Awesome song!
The First time I Heard it, it blew me away, Listened to this over and over again! SIMPLY AWESOME!

Had heard it before, not usually really my type of music; while drunk after a cousin's funeral however I heard it and played it over several times. Seemed very fitting, glad I found this site to remember the name of it.

The best song ever. The end.

Simply awesome

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2Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day

Very good song one of the best rock song in the present century. In the end is not so nice song but is on top AMAZING!

One of the greatest songs musically and lyrically! It didn't get a grammy award for nothing...

I never understood why people liked music I thought it was a huge waste of time and effort that is of course before I heard this song the best song in the universe

Cool song but the people need to listen the others songs from American idiot, I mean Letterbomb or Jesus Of Suburbia are much better than Boulevard

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3So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold

This is the best rock song... A7x has everything like best guitarist, best vocalist, best bassist, best drummer... So this band is parfect hard rock and heavy metal band of all time... And all of you know the band has a huge fan at present...

It is just awesome

One of the best songs by the best band ever. Should be at the top of the list, no doubt.

This is the best. Why Linkin Park? They aren't even doing rock songs. I love them but its just not rock

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4Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes

What an amazing song, the issue is not many people know that it is by the white stripes or what its name is they just know the riff

You know how groups of people around the world song this song. It's become an anthem. Only the best songs become anthems and I don't see another song on this list become one. - MEparandriod

The fact that linkin park get near or even above this song just makes me feel ill. It's an incredible song.

Both are very unique Linkin Park being Nu Metal Fusing Hip Hop with Metal. Everyone wins here.

One of the best songs of all time. Everybody knows the tune!

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5Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

I think it's the best song of all genres, not just rock - shatti

When the best female rock voice Ame Lee combines with best rock band Linkin Park, "bring me to life" is created. One of the bests.
My top 5 are
1. Linkin Park-In the end
2. Linkin Park-Numb
3. Linkin Park-New divide
4. Evanescence-Bring me to life
5. Alter Bridge-Black Bird

Amy Lee and Ben Moody are the great job. Best song ever.

6Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance

This song has so much complexity to it, yet is structured perfectly. The lyrics and the meaning behind them (whatever you may portray that meaning to be) are beautiful. It's one of those songs that can be played over and over and over again and you never get tired of it because it's so complex that you feel you discover something new about it each time. It is an extremely stirring/powerful anthem that tells that even in the hardest of times there is always hope and there is always a reason to keep going.

As with new divide a brilliant use of electric guitars that simply isn't seen nowadays. The part where he screeches the same verse down the microphone again is fairly stupid but aside from that this song is simply brilliant in every way. When it comes to my funeral I ain't havin' none of this "always look on the bright side of life" crap. All my friends and family will know that "though I'm dead and gone believe me. My memory will carry on! " And so will this brilliant inspiring song for generations to come. Though "My Chemical Romance" will soon be "broken and defeated" too their weary fans march on!

This song holds so much significance for so many people just listen to it once and you'll be hooked.

Definitely one of the best songs of the 00's. I'm still listening to it after 9 years.

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7Numb - Linkin Park

The best song not just by linkin park but any other band or a ever made artist it's better than in the end or any other rock song ever made this song has a deep meaning an we can all relate to it simply the best song deserves to be at the top

I agree this song is the best song ever made if a person doesn't like this song then I have to say he's definitely

This is simply the greatest SONG of the 21st century.. PERIOD!

Meteora was the perfect album, because it was both heavy and soft at same time. love this song

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8The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin

Such a great song by such an amazingly underrated band

Best. Alternative. Rock. Song. Ever! , enough said

Artist : Breaking Benjamin
Album : Phobia

One of the best song I have ever heard...

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9Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold

What is this?! This list is utter bull!
How can this song not be in the top 10?!?! UNBELIEVABLE!

Who plays a better solo than Synester Gates does in this song? Nobody! This song is amazing and has such heart! It belongs up with the best! - RandomGuy18

Best and the most catchy song ever - Bennjamin

10The Pretender - Foo Fighters

This list doesn't do justice to the 21st century's rock so far. I like Green Day and Linkin Park, but they are overrepresented along with many others.

Perfect guitar, perfect drums, perfect lyrics

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11You Know You're Right - Nirvana

Kurt Cobain killed himself well before the 21st century. What's a Nirvana song doing here? - Songsta41

Even Though Nirvana Was Done In The 20th Century The Content Was Still Going And This Was A New Song On The Greatest Hits Album And It Was A Hit - FettiMC

Kurt Cobain killed himself well before the 21st century. What's a Nirvana song doing here? - Songsta41

Couldn't make it as a wise man, couldn't cut it as a poor man stealing... - Songsta41

12Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down

It shouldn't be top ten. You don't vote for a song because you think it deserves 10 you vote if you think it deserved #1. people didn't vote for the #3 song because the thought it deserved number three, they thought it deserved number 1

This has gotta be number 1 come on guys get it together

Much better than seven nation army, should be top 10

13American Idiot - Green Day

How is this not number one? OR AT LEAST IN THE TOP 5?!?

Far too good to be down here!

This is the best song of Green Day

14Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold

How the hell is this song not on the list... Man such an amazing song... Deadly music... Wow drums... Completely overdrive and electrifying... Vote guys!

Just loved the scenario. Music is scary.

Avenged sevenfold are THE best rock band. They're the next Metallica.

What?! This song should be at least in top 3.. Such an amazing song by A7X.. The true metal song ever

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15New Divide - Linkin Park

The hook is sung very passionately and the use of electric guitars in this song is spectacular enough to leave you speechless. That's two things I highly commend in any rock song. That's not something you see so often nowadays with the pathetic crap by the likes of ariana grande and jennifer Lopez.

What the hell this song should be number 1. This song is supperb. Chester has the greatest voice. The special special effects are very good. This song has a meaning. This song is supperb just listen to it
Great special effects by mr. Hahn and chester at his best. In this song he goes to the highest pitch possible... The guitar part is very good... The robotic tabs after the second chorus sounds awesome.

In this list it is no.3 This site is fake. Greatest and best song of all time

How come there's so much Linkin Park song on this list

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16Best of You - Foo Fighters
17Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers
18Yellow - Coldplay

This is verry good, but is this really a rock song?

19Jade - X Japan
20Headstrong - Trapt

Come on! This song deserves to be higher up! Like, no. 5 or higher!

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Top Remixes (12)

1. Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance
2. Bring Me to Life - Evanescence
3. Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
1. Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance
2. You Know You're Right - Nirvana
3. Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
1. So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold
2. American Idiot - Green Day
3. New Divide - Linkin Park

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