Top 10 Best Songs of the 2000s


The Top Ten

1 Lose Yourself - Eminem

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

Its eminem that should be a godo enough description

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2 Viva la Vida - Coldplay

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.

It's so good

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3 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!

4 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.

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!

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

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5 In the End - Linkin Park

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

This should be one this is a masterpiece from linkin Park

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6 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).

7 Hey Ya! - Outkast

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

1 2 3 uh!

8 Crazy In Love - Beyonce

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

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

You are joking, right? Why is this in the top 10? This the worst song to hit #1 on Billboard Hot 100 that decade! - SelfDestruct

Also this is coming from the guy who added all of the Adele songs to the top ten worst songs of 2015 - Hater

This should be the top1.. This song never gets old

9 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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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

Best song EVER in my opinion.

Hey ya top 5? Why? Also seven nation army isn’t even a good song it’s kind of bland with no chorus

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The Newcomers

? If You Can Afford Me - Katy Perry
? If We Ever Meet Again - Timbaland

The Contenders

11 Apologize - Onerepublic

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.

I rarely do listen to OR, but it's a memorable song. Still remember the lyrics after 8 years or so. - ArAn

Just a banger

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12 Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) - Arcade Fire
13 American Idiot - Green Day

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

14 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

15 Last Nite - The Strokes

The strokes are the best!

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

16 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.

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.

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

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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 Hips Don't Lie - Shakira

It is the best selling songs of 21st Century

Best song ever

It's amazing - Lukerower

19 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.

20 Poker Face - Lady Gaga
21 And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian
22 My Immortal - Evanescence
23 Chop Suey - System of a Down
24 Numb - Linkin Park

No words for this song. JUST. THE. BEST. only Linkin Park could make such an incredibly awesome song... JUST LOVE IT.

What NUMB at 23? How could it not be at number 1? NUMB at 23 in best song of 2000s is the worst thing about any list in the site

Come on! Why is Numb so down it's the best metal song of 21st century.And like many other songs it never gets old.It is even better than Bring me to life.If you haven't heard it yet please listen you are missing a really great masterpiece.

25 How You Remind Me - Nickelback
26 Complicated - Avril Lavigne

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

27 Just Dance - Lady Gaga

Ruined the entire game series. - playstationfan66

28 Paper Planes - M.I.A.
29 Mr. Brightside - The Killers
30 Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
31 Beautiful Day - U2

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

32 Hey, Soul Sister - Train

Catchy song

33 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.

34 Ghost Love Score - Nightwish
35 Bad Romance - Lady Gaga

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

36 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.

37 You Found Me - The Fray
38 It's My Life - Bon Jovi

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

39 Wake Up - Arcade Fire
40 Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz

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!

41 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.

42 Independent Women Part I - Destiny's Child
43 Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis

Sort of song you would hear in British pubs all the time. And for good reason too. This was why they won a Brit Award in 2007.

44 Idioteque - Radiohead
45 All the Things She Said - T.A.T.U.
46 Fell In Love With a Girl - The White Stripes
47 My Humps - The Black Eyed Peas
48 Yeah - Usher
49 Shiver - Coldplay

One of my favourite Coldplay songs of all time! Too bad it's overshadowed by that overrated yellow...

50 Everytime - Britney Spears
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Top Remixes (55)

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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