Top 10 Best Songs of the 2000s


The Top Ten

1 Lose Yourself - Eminem

The greatest song of it's time!

very inspiring song, by a genius rapper, I like this song very much it deserves to be in the top 10

This song should be number One it is so inspiring when I feel like giving up I listen to it... I feel like I can do anything!

Eminem's best. arguably the best so far - batman360

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2 Stan - Eminem

This song proves anyone who thinks the only people who listen to Eminem are drugged-up whiteys don't understand rap. Rap is an art. Art is constantly developing. YES, Nas, Pac, Big, Rakim, NWA, and Public Enemy came before him. But he took rap to a level past anyone else. One of the greatest songs off of one of the greatest albums. Argument over.

I like Eminem and I'm not a fan of Lose Yourself. This is good. I make anti-Eminem comments because of his fanbase. In reality, I like him - 445956

The Dido sample and the lyrics are some of the greatest of all time.

This superb song is about the conversation of Eminem's fan (Stan) and Eminem! The lyrics are awesome!

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3 Viva la Vida - Coldplay

I think clocks was better - Weirdest-thing

Ugh! Amazing! This is one of those songs that you could never get tired of listening too, and congrats on the Grammy awards for Best Song of 2008 and Best Rock Album! Viva la Vida definitely deserves it, no doubt!

This song deserves the top place. Coldplay really knew what they were doing when they wrote this.

I like this song, but The Scientist will always be my favorite. Great lyrics.

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4 Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes

This is one of the best bands of the 2000s and this is there break through single. They basically brought back garage rock into the rock mainstream

I used to hate rock. But after I listened to this, my whole perspective was changed.

Simple but amazing. Seriously I can play this song behind my back while sitting down but I get more feel from it that songs like "Smooth", "Everlong" and "Californication(which is also very simple).

5 In the End - Linkin Park

Clearly the best Rock song of the 2000s

Yes I am still listening to most of these songs in 2012 as well.. These songs are way better than the stuff they produce now-a-days.. In the end has got to be the one I have listened to the most.. But I wish I could vote for multiple songs! And what the hell is ke$ha doing on this list?!

Now I know that this list is crap cause this song is better than most of the songs on here. And why isn't lose yourself number 1

Should be above boulevard of broken dreams

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6 Hey Ya! - Outkast

Heard in Soundtrack to Ella Enchanted (2004). - playstationfan66

1 2 3 uh!

7 Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

I can name SEVERAL songs Evanescence made in this decade that are far more deserving of this spot than this. - DCfnaf

Great song!

I love it very much so does. My brother Spencer holliman and my name is Sara Elizabeth holliman.I am Spencer holliman's sister my sister does too and her name is Hadley Grace holliman.

Personally, I voted for Viva La Vida, but this song is just as amazing (well, it's tough to say). Amy Lee is one of the best voices out there, and this song really demonstrates her vocal talents (though not quite as much as My Immortal, that's arguably her best song). Even so, this song is beautiful and it's a shame that nobody bothered to comment on it. Oh, and it's really bloody epic, too!

8 Crazy - Gnarls Barkley

Such an amazing song, should be higher up.

Best hit song of all time.

Best hit song of all time,why isn't this #1?

When I first heard this song, I thought it was in old song. It sounded like an old R&B song. The music video's awesome too!

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9 Crazy In Love - Beyonce


I love this song

I love this song and I love beyonce that's just how it gotta be

beyonce is definitely the hottest and most talked about singer in the decade, I chose this song cause I simply fell crazy in love with her because of it, she is a queen in her category

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10 Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day

If there's a better song that's been made in the history of music I'm yet to here it. It has everything you could want emotive lyrics awesome guitar solos and a killer video. The fact that beyonce and Eminem are above this is an outrage!

This is my favorite song of Green Day and one of my favorites in general. I feel like this sometimes and it's nice to know I'm not alone. The lyrics and the music are amazing and just the way he sings it is just perfect. This should be in at the very least, top five

Amazing song! It could be number 1!

Best song EVER in my opinion.

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The Newcomers

? Acceptable in the 80's - Calvin Harris
? Take a Look Around - Limp Bizkit

The Contenders

11 Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) - Arcade Fire
12 Mr. Brightside - The Killers

Such an inspirational song


Everyone is born knowing every word to this song, it’s a fact. Such a fantastic piece of music

13 American Idiot - Green Day

How did no one really vote for this? IT'S AMAZING - InterneSurfer

I WUV THIS! - Misfire

14 Clocks - Coldplay

THis song has the piano playing to start the song. This song is the highlight of their career. This is the greatest song by them. This is better than Viva La Vida.

This just slightly beats Viva La Vida as the BEST SONG OF ALL TIME!

It's really frustrating for me to see this above "The Scientist".but it's still a good song though

The piano riff in the beginning is iconic, the lyrics are deep; the song couldn't get any better.

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15 A Certain Romance - Arctic Monkeys

An unbelievably crafted song of social commentary written when he was only 16, it is godlike

This song is just amazing!

More like greatest song of all time - PeterG28

16 Last Nite - The Strokes

The strokes are the best!

Coldplay is so overrated. The Strokes DEFINE music. There's absolutely no competition. period. - PeterG28

17 99 Problems - Jay Z

"Although Jay z is a disgrace to hip hop" person, yeah you, go get some rap education - 445956

Although Jay z is a disgrace To Hip Hop This Song Is Awesome

18 Poker Face - Lady Gaga

Come on you fools stop the hate.

19 Apologize - Onerepublic

I love the original

Just a banger

OneRepublic is that band that doesn't get enough credit, the band that sings all the best songs that you never bothered to look up the artist of. Recognize any? Apologize, Secrets, Stop and Stare, All the Right Moves, Feel Again. Those are just a few! OneRepublic is the best band that nobody's heard of, yet everone knows at least one song by.

One of the rare '00s songs that can compete with old classics when it comes to sincerely "beautiful" songs.

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20 Paper Planes - M.I.A.
21 My Immortal - Evanescence
22 And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian
23 Complicated - Avril Lavigne

Avril was definitely 00's spirit! It's just impossible not to listen to one of her songs, especially this one, and not fell nostalgic or remembering the early 00's.

Sorry, this song defines 2000's music. There was no bigger pop superstars at the decade other than Britney Spears and the Anti-Britney movement princess, Avril Lavigne. This song deserves a spot in the Top Ten. And Avril Lavigne is the best Pop Punk singer/songwriter ever! - Anggun

The landmark of the new decade of pop music. She's the icon. - Anggun

24 Hips Don't Lie - Shakira

It is the best selling songs of 21st Century

Best song ever

It's amazing - Lukerower

25 Chop Suey - System of a Down
26 Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance


One of the best songs of all time. The music is awesome and the band gives it all in this song. Also has pretty deep meaning. - kkoutroulis

The first part is really cool and majestic, then there’s an awesome riff and fast verse/chorus part with inspiring lyrics and then the bridge has a similar sound to the intro and then the last chorus

And lady Gaga is “better” than this?

Come on guys. This is literally one of the best songs I've ever heard. At least top 10.

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27 Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand

The best thing about this track is that it ain't depressing whatsoever. Once you hear this song you'll have a smile on your face.

28 Beautiful Day - U2

This should be way higher, in my opinion. - Misfire

Heard in Nim's Island (2008) during the end of the film where Nim, Alex and her dad are happily on her island. - playstationfan66

Why isn't this top 10 - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

29 Just Dance - Lady Gaga

Ruined the entire game series. - playstationfan66

30 Bad Romance - Lady Gaga

Where the votes? The is THE BEST SONG OF THE 2000s...PERIOD!. - Worksponge

31 It's My Life - Bon Jovi

Best song of the 2000s! Not like other crap music that we have now. What a coincidence! It's the 33rd on this list and peaked at 33 on the billboard! What are the odds!

Not only is this the best song of the 2000s, It's the best track since Bon Jovi released These Days.

32 Independent Women Part I - Destiny's Child
33 Umbrella - Rihanna
34 Yellow - Coldplay
35 Ghost Love Score - Nightwish
36 The Scientist - Coldplay

This by far my favorite song of the 2000's. It's so beautifully written and the music video is my favorite of all time. I just love Coldplay.

It's Coldplay's best song, the best piano ballad of the decade. So, it's better than Viva la Vida.

Come on who doesn't love this song? Perfect transition between piano and guitar, and a beautiful song for sure.

37 Wake Up - Arcade Fire
38 Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz

It is so chill - jameelSAUCE

Come on how can this song not be number 1? At least in the top. This song has everything; from a lovely chorus to a catchy bassline with an underlying message that sticks with you for the rest of your life. Combine these with a perfectly timed rap and instrumentals and you have the combination for the best song of not only the 2000's but possibly ever.

Windmill, Windmill, for the land, turn forever, hand in hand..This song is AWESOMEEE! My favorite band, favorite song! This song deserves to be higher!

39 The Seven Deadly Sins - Flogging Molly

As featured in the trailer for the greatest video game ever created; The Saboteur

As featured in the trailers for the 2009 video game The Saboteur.

40 21 Guns - Green Day
41 Fighter - Christina Aguilera

Best song ever!

42 I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys

This is too low

Fast paced genius

43 Fell In Love With a Girl - The White Stripes
44 All the Things She Said - T.A.T.U.
45 Idioteque - Radiohead
46 The Climb - Miley Cyrus
47 3 Libras - A Perfect Circle
48 B.Y.O.B. - System of a Down

Or ya know someone speaking the truth about crooked rich people and politicians send poor people to fight the wars they made

This song sounds like some insane person screaming into a microphone about random crap.

49 My Humps - The Black Eyed Peas
50 Deathbed - Relient K
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Top Remixes (59)

1. Hey Ya! - Outkast
2. Stan - Eminem
3. Crazy In Love - Beyonce
1. Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
2. Hey Ya! - Outkast
3. Stan - Eminem
1. Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
2. Poker Face - Lady Gaga
3. Just Dance - Lady Gaga

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