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.
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4The 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
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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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6Bring Me to Life - Evanescence
I think it's the best song of all genres, not just rock


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7Seven 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
What a joke of a list. Linkin Park, more linkin park, and yep, more linkin park.
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8New 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
Should ne at least number three of this top10! One of the best songs 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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10Nightmare - 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.
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The Contenders

11Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down Listen to sample

12Chop Suey! - System of a Down Listen to sample

13Jade - X Japan Listen to sample

14Last 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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15Afterlife - 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!
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16The 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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17Evil Angel - Breaking Benjamin Listen to sample

18Knights 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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19Killing Loneliness - HIM Listen to sample

20Headstrong - Trapt
Come on! This song deserves to be higher up! Like, no. 5 or higher!
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21How You Remind Me - Nickelback
What is this wonderful song doing down here?!
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22No Matter What - Papa Roach Listen to sample

23Monsoon - Tokio Hotel Listen to sample

24Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park Listen to sample

25Papercut - Linkin Park Listen to sample

26Bat Country - Avenged Sevenfold Listen to sample

27Broken 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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28A Beautiful Lie - 30 Seconds to Mars Listen to sample

29Abracadavre - Elena Siegman

30Tears 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.
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31Welcome 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.
Will someone explain how nickelback is better than this?
Its my favorite song eveer
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32Never Too Late - Three Days Grace Listen to sample

33Rockstar - Nickelback Listen to sample

34Crawling - Linkin Park
A number 1 song truly
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35Pyramid 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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36Yellow - Coldplay Listen to sample

37Take 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
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38Hero - 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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39Yoshimi 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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40Crawl - Breaking Benjamin Listen to sample

41All These Things That I've Done - The Killers Listen to sample

42Red Stars - The Birthday Massacre Listen to sample

43Best of You - Foo Fighters Listen to sample

44Time to Pretend - MGMT Listen to sample

45Animal I Have Become - Three Days Grace
Artist : Three Days Grace
Album : One-X
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46It's My Life - Bon Jovi Listen to sample

47Mein Teil - Rammstein Listen to sample

4821 Guns - Green Day
This song is so amazing, I love west song cause this song
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49Beautiful Day - U2 Listen to sample

50Rope - Foo Fighters Listen to sample

51All This Things I Hate - Bullet for My Valentine

52So Cold - Breaking Benjamin Listen to sample

53Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeahs Listen to sample

54I Stand Alone - Godsmack Listen to sample

55Walk - Foo Fighters Listen to sample

56Holiday - 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
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57Stay With Me - You Me At Six Listen to sample

58The 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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59Time Is Running Out - Muse Listen to sample

60What I've Done - Linkin Park Listen to sample

61Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day
It was one of my favorite songs growing up and I don't know about all yall city folks but I HATE rap it is so stupid! Like I said (I think) I do not like all of those firkin raps! It gets on my last nerve! So like if you think the same!
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62Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers Listen to sample

63Burning In the Skies - Linkin Park Listen to sample

64All My Life - Foo Fighters Listen to sample

65Fallen Leaves - Billy Talent Listen to sample

66My Immortal - Evanescence Listen to sample

67I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons Listen to sample

68When You Were Young - The Killers Listen to sample

69Burn It Down - Linkin Park
Exellent song... It should be rated number 1...
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70Nocturne - Pentagram

71Hell to Pay - Deep Purple Listen to sample

72Radio Nowhere - Bruce Springsteen Listen to sample

73Vertigo - U2 Listen to sample

74Magnificent - U2 Listen to sample

75Uprising - Muse Listen to sample

76Apologize - OneRepublic Listen to sample

77Long Road to Ruin - Foo Fighters Listen to sample

78Welcome to the Masquerade - Thousand Foot Krutch Listen to sample

79Mind's Eye - Wolfmother Listen to sample

80Devil In a Midnight Mass - Billy Talent Listen to sample

81Amaranth - Nightwish Listen to sample

82Restless Heart Syndrome - Green Day
Great song, love it
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83Mr. Brightside - The Killers Listen to sample

84If We Only - Red Listen to sample

85From the Inside - Linkin Park Listen to sample

86Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men Listen to sample

87Love Interruption - Jack White Listen to sample

88Little Black Submarines - Black Keys Listen to sample

89Stockholm Syndrome - Muse Listen to sample

90Assassin - Muse Listen to sample

91My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark - Fall Out Boy Listen to sample

92The Rising - Bruce Springsteen Listen to sample

93Countin' On a Miracle - Bruce Springsteen Listen to sample

94Moment of Surrender - U2 Listen to sample

95City of Blinding Lights - U2 Listen to sample

96Jenny Was a Friend of Mine - The Killers Listen to sample

97Decay - Sevendust
Newest single from the band and it is arguably their best single, right up there with the likes of "Waffle", "Live Again", "Ugly", "Broken Down" and "Black". Fantastic album.
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98Hero - Sevendust
The best opening track I've EVER heard... Period. Need proof? Check out the Bruce Lee tribute video on YouTube that features this relentless song, it's unreal.
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99Breath - 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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100California Waiting - Kings of Leon
Awesome song should be well up the list. Give it a listen if you haven't a l ready!
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This list was created 3 years, 81 days ago and has been voted on over 900 times. This top ten list contains 120 items, has been remixed 5 times and has been blogged about 1 times.

Updated Thursday, April 17, 2014

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