Greatest Rock Songs of the 21st Century


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The Top Ten

In 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!
The best song ever. The end.
My first rock song... And till now its one of my favorite.
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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...
Greatest song of all time
So deep...
Should have been no. 1
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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.
It s the best band ever on the earth
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4The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin
Best. Alternative. Rock. Song. Ever! , enough said
Such a great song by such an amazingly underrated band
Artist : Breaking Benjamin
Album : Phobia
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5Numb - 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!
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6Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
The fact that linkin park get near or even above this song just makes me feel ill. It's an incredible song.
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.


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7Bring Me to Life - Evanescence
I think it's the best song of all genres, not just rock


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8Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold
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!


What is this?! This list is utter bull!
How can this song not be in the top 10?!?! UNBELIEVABLE!
Best and the most catchy song ever


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9American Idiot - Green Day
How is this not number one? OR AT LEAST IN THE TOP 5?!?
Far too good to be down here!
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10New Divide - Linkin Park
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
This is the best song of is all time best. Chester at his best.
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The Contenders

11Kryptonite - 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
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12Welcome 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.
It deserves to be on top ten. Why do we have linkin park there when there are other greater songs?
This song is my favourite after 2years of downloading it. And it will always be my favourite.
This song holds so much significance for so many people just listen to it once and you'll be hooked.
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13Nightmare - 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.
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14Jade - X Japan Listen to sample

15Best of You - Foo Fighters Listen to sample

16Last Nite - The Strokes
(em português - Brasil)A melhor de todas.
Fantastic song it defines the decade and generation and shows the 2000s had some of the best music ever.
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17Yellow - Coldplay Listen to sample

18The 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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19Headstrong - Trapt
Come on! This song deserves to be higher up! Like, no. 5 or higher!
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20Knights of Cydonia - Muse
I'm linkin park fan but this song is better than in the end m
Time has come to make things right. And this song will be n° 1
This song + man with the harmonica... love it!
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21Blackbird - Alter Bridge
The only reason this isn't first is because it ain't mainstream
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22Evil Angel - Breaking Benjamin Listen to sample

23Tears Don't Fall - Bullet for My Valentine
This song is amongst the best metal songs. And surely deserves to be on the list of best modern rock songs.
I love this song! It should be top ten.
This song should be on 1st rank..
It is the BEST..
Wonderful Lyrics..
Beautifully Published..
And I love this song.. !
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24Killing Loneliness - HIM Listen to sample

25You Know You're Right - Nirvana Listen to sample

26Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers Listen to sample

27How You Remind Me - Nickelback
What is this wonderful song doing down here?!
This is one of the greatest rock songs!
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28No Matter What - Papa Roach Listen to sample

29Monsoon - Tokio Hotel Listen to sample

30Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park Listen to sample

31Papercut - Linkin Park Listen to sample

32Bat Country - Avenged Sevenfold Listen to sample

33Stockholm Syndrome - Muse Listen to sample

34Broken Wings - Alter Bridge
Why is Creed more popular than Alter Bridge? They're, essentially, the same bands but AB has a better lead singer in Myles Kennedy who actually let's Mark Tremonti sing occasionally. Alter Bridge's songs make much more sense and Mark's solos for AB are much better than his for Creed. Most importantly, Myles hasn't done a bunch of stupid things as Scott Stapp did. Therefore, AB should be more popular. Regardless, Alter Bridge is the 2nd best rock band of the 21st century, 2nd only to Shinedown.
Alter Bridge needs more songs on this list. Like every song they've ever recorded. I mean, seriously, the band that according to a 2011 poll has the #1 guitar solo of all time (Blackbird) is only #29 on this list?! Come on.
It should be in top 10. Amazing intro, good lyrics plus mike's voice. Very neat composition.
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35A Beautiful Lie - 30 Seconds to Mars Listen to sample

36Smooth Criminal - Alien Ant Farm Listen to sample

37Chop Suey! - System of a Down
This song embodies System of a Down entirely. It has their wit, lyrical power, Serj's amazing vocal range, Daron's crazy riffing, and John and Shavo's ability to keep it all together. Definitely one of the best songs of the century (so far)
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38Abracadavre - Elena Siegman

39The Kill (Bury Me) - Thirty Seconds to Mars Listen to sample

40Never Too Late - Three Days Grace Listen to sample

41Fluorescent Adolescent - Arctic Monkeys Listen to sample

42Holiday - Green Day
I love this song! It's so cool and Billy Joe does fantastic vocals, as usual. I really love Green Day, but I think Boulevard of Broken Dreams is a bit too slow.
Love the bass solo. Mike Dirnt is the second best alternative bassist
This song has so much meaning behind it and I believe that it should be higher on the list
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43Pyramid Song - Radiohead
Absolutely the best song in this list. Radiohead are the best band of the 21st century and they deserve the 1st place. Amazing melodies, very good lyrics and Thom Yorke's great voice
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44Rockstar - Nickelback Listen to sample

45Crawling - Linkin Park
A number 1 song truly
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46Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
This should at least be top 10... has the most catchy guitar playing I've ever heard and the whole song is epic
This is the best song on the whole list
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47Hero - Skillet
Hero is the best song that's been released since the year 1990 to 2014. please guys, I'm a rock freak and this song plus the band are just too good... It should b among the top ten
Amazing and relatable song, deserves already top 20
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48Karma Killer - Robbie Williams Listen to sample

49Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1 - The Flaming Lips
The Flaming Lips have to be one of the quirkiest bands ever, and this song encapsulates a lot of great things about the band. Is it a love song? Who knows?
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50Breath - Breaking Benjamin
Should be in top 5.Best song that a I heard in my life.BREATH and BREAKING BENJAMIN are best of all time and forever.
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51All These Things That I've Done - The Killers Listen to sample

52Crawl - Breaking Benjamin Listen to sample

53It's My Life - Bon Jovi Listen to sample

54Red Stars - The Birthday Massacre Listen to sample

55Time to Pretend - MGMT Listen to sample

56Mein Teil - Rammstein
Sick, yet brilliant. Rammstein's pinnacle is the ultimate blend of damn heavy guitar riffs, powerful vocals and a drumming performance I will remember forever (military march drumming as background sound before the refrain remains the most intriguing beat I' ve ever heard in a rock/metal song).
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57Animal I Have Become - Three Days Grace
Artist : Three Days Grace
Album : One-X
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58I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons Listen to sample

59Beautiful Day - U2 Listen to sample

60Rope - Foo Fighters Listen to sample

61All This Things I Hate - Bullet for My Valentine

62So Cold - Breaking Benjamin Listen to sample

63Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeahs Listen to sample

64I Stand Alone - Godsmack Listen to sample

65Walk - Foo Fighters Listen to sample

66Stay With Me - You Me At Six Listen to sample

67The Ghost of You - My Chemical Romance
This song found it's way into my emotions, and even managed to make me cry. Never has a song done this before. It's a tribute to WWI (or 2 I'm not sure). Either way, it's just outstanding.
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68Time Is Running Out - Muse Listen to sample

69What I've Done - Linkin Park Listen to sample

70Burning In the Skies - Linkin Park Listen to sample

71All My Life - Foo Fighters Listen to sample

72Fallen Leaves - Billy Talent Listen to sample

73My Immortal - Evanescence Listen to sample

74When You Were Young - The Killers Listen to sample

75Burn It Down - Linkin Park
Exellent song... It should be rated number 1...
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76Nocturne - Pentagram

77My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark - Fall Out Boy Listen to sample

78Hell to Pay - Deep Purple Listen to sample

79Radio Nowhere - Bruce Springsteen Listen to sample

80Vertigo - U2 Listen to sample

81Magnificent - U2 Listen to sample

82Uprising - Muse Listen to sample

83Apologize - OneRepublic Listen to sample

84Phoenix from the Flames - Robbie Williams

85Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams Listen to sample

86Long Road to Ruin - Foo Fighters Listen to sample

87Welcome to the Masquerade - Thousand Foot Krutch Listen to sample

88Mind's Eye - Wolfmother Listen to sample

89Devil In a Midnight Mass - Billy Talent Listen to sample

90Amaranth - Nightwish Listen to sample

91Restless Heart Syndrome - Green Day Listen to sample

92Mr. Brightside - The Killers Listen to sample

93Last Resort - Papa Roach
This low? This is harsh for this awesome rocksong. :/
I'm no fan of Papa Roach, but this song is a very amazing masterpiece!


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94If We Only - Red Listen to sample

95From the Inside - Linkin Park Listen to sample

96Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men Listen to sample

97Love Interruption - Jack White Listen to sample

98Little Black Submarines - Black Keys Listen to sample

99Assassin - Muse Listen to sample

100The Rising - Bruce Springsteen Listen to sample

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This list was created 3 years, 236 days ago and has been voted on over 1,000 times. This top ten list contains 153 items, has been remixed 7 times and has been blogged about 1 times.

Updated Friday, September 19, 2014

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