Best Rock Songs of the 2000s


The Top Ten

1 Boulevard 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...

Green Day is a legend and it deserves to be number one. Holiday and I walk alone are amazing.

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.

Love this song - romerova

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2 Chop 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.

The ending of this song is so angelic and graceful, but so raw and powerful at the same time. This is a song that cannot be topped. A will always be my favorite

This is "The song", time variation, good voice, good band. All good

Never heard this song before. Forgettable.

How large of a rock do you live under if you've never heard this before? - SoldierOfFortune

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3 Bring Me To Life - Evanescence

No other song can take its place, my favorite song of all time... It is so nicely sung... All credits goes to Evanescence I play it over and over again

Awesome song best amy lee

A real masterpiece... Thanks evanescence to create such a perfect song...

Best band since the beginning

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4 The 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!

Amazing song.

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5 Last 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

Just no...

6 Headstrong - Trapt

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

Such an amazing song

Mx Unleashed...

7 In the End - Linkin Park

Fake list...ain't no song popular than in the end, numb, what I have done, breaking the habit,

I grew up listening to it and probably the first rock song I ever listened

How is this so low?

This should be number 1.

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8 Tears Don't Fall - Bullet for My Valentine

Okay this song has everything amazing

Okay this song has everything amazing

This song is freakingg awesome

This song forced many kids to discover metal ♥

9 The Pretender - Foo Fighters

My list would be:

1. The pretender
2. All my life
3. Holiday - gd

10 Snuff - Slipknot

This should not only top this list but every list there is about songs.

The Newcomers

? You Know You're Right - Nirvana

Why this song is not in the list. ?

The Contenders

11 Seven Nation Army - White Stripes

A thumper to get your body filled with chills

Should be number 1. The guitar tunes rock.

Absolutely number one!


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12 Uprising - Muse

I think uprising is great, but certainly not their best. Try Stockholm Syndrome, The Handler, Citizen Erased, and Fury instead

I think that "Knights of Cydonia" should be number 1.

It's the best songs from Muse

13 Animal 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.

I have this song and the album and it is really good. They are inspirational.

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14 Prayer of the Refugee - Rise Against

Wow only one rise against song in the top twenty? Where are songs like savior, injection, hero of war, swing life away, the good left undone, re-education through labor and even give it all. Additionally, animal I have become should replace in the end at #3, diary of Jane should not be the representative for breaking Benjamin in the top ten, it should be either breath or so cold. Uprising by muse should be higher, Dani California should be top 20 and I do agree that chop suey is deserving of its spot at #2

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.

15 It'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!

I could say that rock is dead l. Bon Jovi is a rock genre pioneer at the 2000s. Now stupid electroic music are just a disgrace for something that called "music".

16 No One Knows - Queens of the Stone Age

I can get annoyed by this song because of how much times I heard it, but come on, Green Day #1. ALL IT IS, IS POWER CHORDS! LISTEN TO THIS SONG!

Awesome band, especially with Dave Grohl as drums!

17 Breaking 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.

This isn't even rock. - Disturbedpotato

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18 Toxicity - System of a Down
19 How You Remind Me - Nickelback

This is one of the most amazing song of the 2000s, I wonder why is in 21th - trisss

20 Hoppipolla - Sigur RÓS
21 The Red - Chevelle

Just gotta vote for this one!

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

22 Give Me a Sign - Breaking Benjamin

Should be higher, but at least its in the top 25 - Revrad

23 One 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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24 The Night - Disturbed

The Greatest song ever made in history - sabres8

The rifff says it all... lol

25 Somewhere I Belong - Linkin Park

One of the best song of linkin park

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26 Hard to Explain - The Strokes
27 Mr. Brightside - The Killers

One of the best songs from a band that is STILL RELEVANT today. Almost every band higher than this song is nothing. The Killers has a unique sound that makes them differ from any band. Compare that to these bands (except for Bon Jovi). Listen to these bands and they sound alike. The Killers are so criminally underrated...

Wow! 25? People need to up their music taste - Jay_07

28 Psychosocial - Slipknot
29 By the Way - Red Hot Chili Peppers
30 Clocks - Coldplay
31 Knights of Cydonia - Muse

6 minutes of genius.

32 So Far Away - Crossfade
33 Burn It to the Ground - Nickelback

Nickelback is an amazing band, their music has hidden meanins in it and everybody is too damm stupid to understand it! also, their music sounds good, unlike some of these mubling zombies above them

34 Harder to Breathe - Maroon 5

Awesome song! - TheFourthWorld

35 Youth of the Nation - P.O.D.
36 The Unforgiven III - Metallica
37 So Cold - Breaking Benjamin

Number 1 song by breaking benjamin although all of their songs are pure class but this one is best

Forgot about this one... so awesome - Revrad

This song should be number 1

This song should be in top 10.number 1 song of bb

38 Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes

best - trisss

39 My Curse - Killswitch Engage
40 Rectifier - Ra
41 The Kill - 30 Seconds to Mars

I love this song best thing ever!

Best song ever, it gives me intense feelings and strenght every time I listen to it

42 Dracula - Iced Earth
43 Stupify - Disturbed
44 All These Things that I've Done - The Killers
45 Cold - Crossfade
46 Just Like You - Three Days Grace
47 Nailed to the Wheel - Edguy

I am super surpised to see this here, I am a huge Edguy fan, and they are not very well known. I would generally consider this metal, but regardless, it's a fantastic song!

48 Don't Stay - Linkin Park
49 Papercut - Linkin Park
50 Wasteland - 10 Years
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Top Remixes (22)

1. Last Resort - Papa Roach
2. Chop Suey - System of a Down
3. Headstrong - Trapt
1. Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day
2. Bring Me To Life - Evanescence
3. In the End - Linkin Park
1. Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park
2. Sober - Kelly Clarkson
3. By the Way - Red Hot Chili Peppers

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