The Top 10 Songs of the 21st Century

The best songs from all genres so far into the 21st century. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

In The End - Linkin Park
Linkin Park simply rocks... no match to them... not only this song but leave out all the rest and somewhere I belong are the songs which are out of time...
I once listened to this song non-stop on a 4 hour road trip and still am crazy about this... BEST NU METAL song ever!... Love shinoda raps and the beats that play in the chest cavity... Masterpiece by Linkin Park
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2I Still Believe In Loving You - Sarah Geronimo
She's a perfect performer... She really makes the audience amaze every time she sing, dance, rap, etc.. A lot of people admire and love SARAH GERONIMO.. Tickets are sold out in every concert of her.. But still, you'll see that she still a down to earth person.. The way she talk, the way she treat her fans, the way she show how much she respect her family.. Everything about her is really amazing.. Try to watch some of her performances, then you'll find what you've been looking for...
Sarah Geronimo, a multi-talented performer that you will be amazed to her every performances, God fearing, respectful, very humble person who is so loved by her fans, loves her family so much... So very fan of this young great singer. She's so beautiful inside and out... And sexy too even without sowing any skin! Love you much Sarah... Always be a blessings to everyone.
This is one of my favorite song of Miss Sarah Geronimo, she's really great when it comes to singing she will makes you feel the emotion and can really interpret the song well... She's a total performer, and so versatile. She never fails to amazed and entertained her fans/supporters... And despite her successful career she remains humble that's why a lot of people loved her..
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3The Kill - 30 Seconds to Mars
I just love this song. It is an inspirational song with a stong meaning. The singer Jared Leto, his brother Shanon Leto(drummer) and Tomo Milicevic and Matt Wachter(Guitarists) made a perfect song. All in all 30 Secons to Mars is a great band with all great songs and the song The Kill is one of the best and deserves to be in this top 10 of the songs of the 21st Century!
this song tells about your internal battle, in the most real way. there are no songs like this, it teaches you the reality, helps you accepting who you r, tells you that THERE'S NO WRONG TO BE DIFFERENT.


Jared Leto is awesome.. He's a great singer.. I her him singing live.. His voice is so beautiful.. I love all of their songs
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4Lose Yourself - Eminem
this is a great song and I love it and eminem is a AMAZING singer!
this song is really good and one of my favourite by him. I also love encore and stan but stan is really sad and makes me cry eminem is great singer and the top 10 best songs ever should all be by him!
what could be more inspirational than this song?!


Long live EMINEM... No one raps better than him, Listening to his lyrics I just think from where do he brings them...
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5Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day
this can't happen. simply can't happen. this song is far better from jesus of suburbia or hung up of madona or in the end. I don't say it's best ever but it is rocking and must be at top 5.
Best song of our time... It will be playing for só many years, if you listen you will enjoy.
Hey I see them at the top 3 but what the hell is this?


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6Bring Me to Life - Evanescence
BEST SONG EVER! it's so amazing and it really does express Amy Lee and it shows her amazing capability to write the best music she can! Besides this song, there's also "My Immortal" and "Hello" which are also amazing songs by Evanescence and those, and this song, are a must!
One of the first truly amazing songs I had ever listened to... And Evanescence just keeps getting better.
Best song ever..! Evanescence are younger group, and their songs will be very popular for 5-10 years.. This song is so special, you can feel it... Just like My Immortal...
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7It's My Life - Bon Jovi
one of the greatest rock songs of all time


I've been listening to this song since I was a kid. Even today when I hear it I feel uplifted and energetic. Thumbs up Bon jovi!
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8Numb - Linkin Park
Agreed, this list is just crap... Who is sarah geronimo anyway?... Many song in this list are not well known...

I'm not saying this is the best song but this song clearly deserves higher place. I bet the guy who post sarah geronimo vote her hundreds of time just to have a chick from nowhere in #1. Shame on you.
I believe this should be in top 3.. One of the best song ever heard... Its touches you to the core.. Clearly it deserved a good ranking.. This list talk false.. I doubt someone just clicked millions of time just to bring their favorite at top.. Crap...
Who is Sarah Geronimo by the way? :o
The best song of the 21st century. Should be first! This list is fail, because half of it are unknown or unpopular songs.
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9You Rock My World - Michael Jackson
Awesome song and video... and an awesome man... RIP Michael
You rock my world michael you are the best singer and this is one of your best songs it will make you grove and dance to the beat, wherever you are, whatever occasion, you're gonna love this song!
Well... He is the king of pop. Every song is a masterpiece
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10Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park
Legendary song. Just so awesome and the music, lyrics is perfect!
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The Contenders

11Lost Angel - Heart

Unless you buy the album you will never hear this one. It worth the price of admission.

The best song never allowed to get air play. Heart must sure know how the Dexie Chicks feel.

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12Fix You - Coldplay
This is such a great song. The voice of Chris Martin here, the music, the lyric... This must be on TOP 5! When I'm sad, or when I can't get what I want, or when I lose someone, this is the song I want to hear. And it heals me.
This song got to number 4 it should have got to number 1 and if it had it would have been number 1 for at least 10 weeks


1 of the best songs of all time only Jesus of Suburbia or Bohemian Rhapsody can possibly be better


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13Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day
This list sucks if this song ain't number 1! Its a song that's highly relative to anyone in this world! This 9 min. Epic masterpiece needs to be no.1!
I think that nothing but Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody can top this song, to be honest. It's truly a masterpiece - and I'm not just saying it as a Green Day fan. Can you make a 9 minute, 5 part brilliant song?
this song is way better than that first song seriously! PEOPLE green day is my life if you aren't respecting you have a nother thing coming at you haved love green day!
how many hit songs and albums has she done! ok I am done here ha! $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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14My Immortal - Evanescence Listen to sample

15Hung Up - Madonna
This dance track gives everybody that listen to it the real meaning to dance music. Always exciting, never boring and definally history making. Madonna never souded the same after this song. The great opening for her best album
pure Gold from the Queen, the one and only. This is the true meaning of quality, perfection on all levels.
Um I think that numb by linkin park should be somewhere on this list. I think that it is a great song and should at least be on the list. But ok

Cool list
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16Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold
It is one of the best... Now cancel "one of"
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17Stan - Eminem
This song is great. I don't like rap songs at all but still this songs one of the best Ive heard. All other songs are also good in the list.


What can you say about Stan. A crazed Eminem fan who writes to him, but doesn't get a reply from Em so goes and kills him and his pregnant girlfriend. And as Em is writing back to him he realises that he is dead after hearing it on the news. What a story, what a song and what a legend. Eminem king of rap
Hands down Stan is the best rap/ hip hop song ever. Hands down he is also the best hip hop artist ever as well.
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18Lux Aeterna - Clint Mansell
Such a beautiful movie... The song is great on its own, but if you've seen the movie, Lux Aeterna is even more poignant.
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19The Day That Never Comes - Metallica

Best Metallica's song of the 21st century. Death Magnetic is a good album and Metallica proved they're always at there best with the Death Magnetic tour

Whats the matter guys,
this song definitely deserve much more better position than this.
At least in the top ten. The intro of this song, the solo by kirk is awesome.
Come on vote for it

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20Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz
This song has everything, the beat, the tune, the energy, the message...
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21Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Every time you hear The White Stripes is the beginning an the end of a new era. The era you'd listen the best music since music.
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22Complicated - Avril Lavigne Listen to sample

23Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Should be higher, way better than Bruno mars. And who even is that girl at number two?
This is one of my favourite songs of all time. How in the hell is it not worthy of a top 20 spot? Gah The Killers.
why isn't this higher? like no.2 on my ipod after drops of jupiter- train
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24Grenade - Bruno Mars
One of the best Bruno Mars songs of all time besides Wild girls
It's an ever green song
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25Someone Like You - Adele Listen to sample

26Somebody That I Used to Know - Gotye Listen to sample

27I Hate Everything About You - Three Days Grace
Its just amazing! I'm stunned its not in the top ten!
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28Do You Want to - Franz Ferdinand
With lyrics like "Well he's a friend and he's so proud of you" this is the ultimate feel good song of the century.
One of the catchiest songs ever made, this should be higher than the RnB trash that's ahead of this.
It's the sort of song you hear in your local pubs amd clubs all the time and for good reason too.
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29Poker Face - Lady Gaga Listen to sample

30Yeah! - Usher Listen to sample

31The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin Listen to sample

32I Need a Doctor - Dr. Dre Listen to sample

33I Predict a Riot - Kaiser Chiefs Listen to sample

34No One - Alicia Keys Listen to sample

35Famous Last Words - My Chemical Romance

Great song with inspirational motivational lyrics... Deserves a much higher position than this

What? Why this amazing and incredible good song is the 57?

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36Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani Listen to sample

37Nothin' on You - B.o.B Listen to sample

38Ruby - Kaiser Chiefs Listen to sample

39Knights of Cydonia - Muse
Anything by Muse and Boulevard of Broken Dreams should be higher as well!
I was supporting in the end but saw this at number 14 it doesn't deserve this at all muse is great god of guitar it rocks th
Fantastic introduction and nothing is better than Muse to get you pumped :3
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40Can't Stop - Red Hot Chili Peppers
This song is so unstopable and I really can't stopped it I tried with screwdriver but still nothing can't stop loving this song.
The rest of the songs on this list are just terrible, frankly. Linkin Park in top 5? Green Day? Awful bands.
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41U Remind Me - Usher Listen to sample

42Rolling In the Deep - Adele Listen to sample

43Hey Ya! - Outkast Listen to sample

44I'm Not Okay (I Promise) - My Chemical Romance Listen to sample

45Stronger - Daft Punk Listen to sample

46The Pretender - Foo Fighters Listen to sample

47Dear God - Avenged Sevenfold
Dear god my fave song
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48Love the Way You Lie - Eminem Listen to sample

49Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand Listen to sample

50Forever - Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, & Eminem Listen to sample

516 Foot 7 Foot - Lil Wayne Listen to sample

52Headstrong - Trapt Listen to sample

53Bad Romance - Lady Gaga Listen to sample

54Too Little, Too Late - JoJo Listen to sample

55Replay - Iyaz Listen to sample

56The Angry Mob - Kaiser Chiefs

A quality song from a quality band. It's just a shame there aren't many other bands like this around at the moment. Mow down the wannabe rappers and then justice is served!

Un under-rated masterpiece and technically the title track of their album Yours Truly Angry Mob. The album also includes Ruby and Everything is Average Nowadays.

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57Empire State of Mind - Jay-Z Listen to sample

58The Pikachu Song Listen to sample

59We Found Love - Rihanna Listen to sample

60Fighter - Christina Aguilera Listen to sample

61U Got It Bad - Usher Listen to sample

62Gives You Hell - The All-American Rejects Listen to sample

63Crazy - Gnarls Barkley Listen to sample

64No You Girls - Franz Ferdinand Listen to sample

65Solo - Iyaz Listen to sample

66Don't Stay - Linkin Park Listen to sample

67Spotlight - Mutemath Listen to sample

68Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO Listen to sample

69Misery Business - Paramore Listen to sample

70I Miss You - Blink 182 Listen to sample

71Pain - Three Days Grace

What the hell. This song is better than the kill. This is an idiotic list. No song can beat this. The lyrics are awesome.
Pain, without love
Pain, I can't get enough
Pain, I like it rough
'Cause I'd rather feel pain than nothing at all

You're sick of feeling numb
You're not the only one
I'll take you by the hand
And I'll show you a world that you can understand
This life is filled with hurt
When happiness doesn't work
Trust me and take my hand
When the lights go out you will understand

Pain, without love
Pain, I can't get enough
Pain, I like it rough
'Cause I'd rather feel pain than nothing at all
Pain, without love
Pain, I can't get enough
Pain, I like it rough
'Cause I'd rather feel pain than nothing at all

Anger and agony
Are better than misery
Trust me I've got a plan
When the lights go off you will understand

Pain, without love
Pain, I can't get enough
Pain, I like it rough
'Cause I'd rather feel pain than nothing at all
Pain, without love
Pain, I can't get enough
Pain, I like it rough
'Cause I'd rather feel pain than nothing
Rather feel pain

I know (I know I know I know I know)
That you're wounded
You know (You know you know you know you know)
That I'm here to save you
You know (You know you know you know you know)
I'm always here for you
I know (I know I know I know I know)
That you'll thank me later

Pain, without love
Pain, can't get enough
Pain, I like it rough
'Cause I'd rather feel pain than nothing at all
Pain, without love
Pain, I can't get enough
Pain, I like it rough
'Cause I'd rather feel pain than nothing at all
Pain, without love
Pain, I can't get enough
Pain, I like it rough
'Cause I'd rather feel pain than nothing at all
Rather feel pain than nothing at all
Rather feel pain
this song is supperb nothing can beat this. This better than in the end. Three days grace rocks and by the way where is never to late in this list. That should be on the 1st place.

THREE DAYS GRACE IS AMAZING! their songs are full of emotion, touching the souls of everyday teenagers such as myself! I love them like crazy, and pain is one of their most amazing songs, though I prefer animal I have bcome over it.

72Speechless - Michael Jackson

the INVINCIBLE album is the best album ever ever ever.. and this song is from another world.. he is such a unique artist!

Truly amazing song... Michael, speechless is how you made us feel... RIP

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73The Night - Disturbed Listen to sample

74My Humps - The Black Eyed Peas Listen to sample

75Edge of the Earth - 30 Seconds to Mars Listen to sample

76Everyday I Love You Less and Less - Kaiser Chiefs Listen to sample

77Otis - Kanye West & Jay-Z Listen to sample

78Breakin' a Sweat - Skrillex Listen to sample

79Ding Dong Song - Gunther & The Sunshine Girls Listen to sample

80I.V. - X-Japan

YES! ~ Amazing song I love it and it is in a movie here in america called saw $ so amazing that they came back to gether with that genius song

its the reunion song and a great live song.


81That's My Name - Akcent
This song is... Just.. Awesome <3
Why is this song at no. 73..! And no other song of akcent here...! Stupid list... :P
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82Brianstorm - Arctic Monkeys Listen to sample

83From the Inside - Linkin Park Listen to sample

84Your Love - Nicki Minaj Listen to sample

85Burn - Usher Listen to sample

86I Am the Champion - B.o.B Listen to sample

872BA Master - Pokemon Listen to sample

88Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold
how can this song is not in the top 10? you must must must hear this song.. it's solo and voice is just awesome. and everyone please vote this song.


The song is fabulous, in every way. Should be higher up than Dear God.


The best song of the 2nd best band of the decade (by Ultimate Guitar) and its 35th?!?!?! I am dissapointed people...


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89Seize the Night - Meat Loaf

This is the best song from the Monster is loose the 9:42 masterpiece blew me away I was amazed when I first heard it just before my Birthday I bought the album along with Back into Hell a month later both amazing albums Well I suppose anything by Meat loaf is it is just 2 seconds shorter than Bat out of Hell that is 9:44 exactly a minute longer than For Crying out Loud 8:42 his longest is I'd do Anything but won't do that 11:52

Well Jesus of Suburbia is the Bohemian Rhapsody of 2005 This is the Bohemian Rhapsody of 2006


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90Hero - Enrique Iglesias
one of the best love songs ever.. Just so beautiful.. lyrics, music.. all perfect.. just a perfect song.. :) :) Enrique Iglesias at his best.. This song will remind you of your love. someone who loved you. some you love..
Incredible. This is the best song ever. Every time it makes me cry. This song should be on the top. Amazing lyrics and what a beautiful voice enrique has got.
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91Arrab Kaman - Tamer Hosny

92Chop Suey! - System of a Down

Love itt! Love this song so much x yeah! Also love linkin park choices x Also down with the sickness is one of mine atm x And I have a song in my head that I know that I love, but I can't remember who sings it or what the lyrics are x hope ill find it here x

System of a Down at 33. I'm just sad. This song revolutionized the sound of nu-metal. Wake up you System fans and vote this to the top.

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93In Da Club - 50 Cent

This IS good! 50 Cent is cool and rules the world!

The most played song on the radio in history. the catchy rhymes and club beat make this song the #1 song of the 21st century.

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94Not Afraid - Eminem

Simply the best song ever.

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95Stand In the Rain - Superchick

This absolutely is encouraging and inspirational for the average teen who is suffering from any form of personal problems, loneliness to be specific. I love it and it clearly talks about determination and perserverance...


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96Drink It Down - L'arc~en~Ciel

the theme song of devil may cry 4


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97The Other Side - Jason Derulo Listen to sample

98OMG - Usher Listen to sample

99Teddy Picker - Arctic Monkeys Listen to sample

100Love In This Club - Usher Listen to sample

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