Best Rock or Alternative Songs of the '00s

You won't find any My chemical romance, fall out boy or Panic!!!!!!! at the disco here, but you will find QOTSA, foo fighters, and songs about believing in love.

The Top Ten

1 The Kill - 30 Seconds to Mars


This song is such a killer. Signature of rock music and this music runs into my blood. This song is like a black hole and everyone gets pulled to it not knowing what exactly it is. I think 39% is some human mistake it should be 93%.

If you're asking me how is this song, I'll suggest you to listen this song right now...

My favorite alternative song on this list... My favorite 30 Seconds to Mars song, besides Closer to the Edge. But, if My Chemical Romance, FOB, and/or P! AtD was included, they would have a top song...

2 In the End - Linkin Park

This should at least be Number One. At least! Much better than seven nation army. - EternalDamnation

Lp is the best in history, and this is their best song

Please Stop this nonsense!..
In The End is the best rock song ever!..
It has got a new genre!.. By The Great Linkin Park!..
It has Metal, Rap and Sung Collaboration!..
Please do Listen to it.. You will be compelled to vote for it!..

A great song from an even greater band

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3 Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

This song should be number 1. It's the song that made Evanescence popular. That made their album the 6th most sold album in the last 10 years. It's the song that has made it possible for the band to win grammys. This song is amazing and so is 'Fallen' & Evanescence. No wonder why it's one of 8 albums that has stayed in the Billboard chart for over a year. I love this band.

Dude, THIS IS ONLY NUMBER 4? Have you been living under a rock? (No pun intended) All I'm going to say is that Evanescence is better than Linkin Park and 30 Seconds to Mars. Good day sir.


4 Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes

This song defined rock of the 00s in my opinion. - Bman23

This is the song that 'got me into music'. Elephant is a great album

This is definitely better than the kill and in the end. Why is it not at number 1?

This is by far the best song on the list.

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5 Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park UListen to Sample
6 The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin

This band is awesome is awesome, this song is awesome (even though I prefer So Cold and Breath). Ya know, Chevelle is a PRETTY DAMN GOOD BANDA with no songs on this list. They've had five songs in the top 10 on the charts

Hugely underrated
This song should be in the top 5.
Breaking Benjamin is the best alternative bands in the history..

Breaking Benjamin is such an under rated band, especially in the UK! Ben Burleys voice is amazing and Diary of Jane is such a beautiful piece of music, the acoustic is just mind blowingly beautiful!

The kind of song comes only once in a life time...

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7 Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day

This is my favourite green day song. It has everything it has emotion, a catchy chorus, and awesome music. This should be higher, but as long as its on this list I'm happy

Surprised that this song is way down here and jesus of suburbia is up there

One of the best of all time, better than JOS.
I'm really amazed how 2 Green Day songs are on this list.

One of the best no only Green Day songs
One of the best ever. But jesus of suburbia is even better

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8 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold UListen to Sample
9 Numb - Linkin Park

It manipulates your ears and all your scenes, this famous song reached every radio station and every chart, and this chart is one of them!

This is the best song I have ever heard
How can this song be on number. 7 it deserves the top position
Each one should hear this song at least once in their lifetime
It just gives calmness to your ear!

This should be 2 after in the end

Numb Is A Best Alternative Rock

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10 Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day

YES! I'm so glad it's up so high. Best song of the 00's. Maybe tied with "a certain romance" by arctic monkeys

Best song the world could ever have heard billie joe has the most orgasmic voice along with mike dirnt and tre cools just awesome!

This song is epic on so many levels!

Should be in top five

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The Contenders

11 Pain - Three Days Grace

The best rock song you can ever hear...
The lyrics, the music, the epic shout... Everything is just amazing in this song.

It's very easy to get addicted to this song once you hear it! - DJZeezo

A song loved by rock and non-rock fans...
It fills your musical needs and fantasies.
This song should be on the top 5! - ricolopez

This one is great for basically anytime you're upset at all.

The best song ever!

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12 The Middle - Jimmy Eat World

This is a really cool funky fun song and its really fun on guitar hero too

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13 So Far Away - Crossfade UListen to Sample
14 Fix You - Coldplay UListen to Sample
15 Tears Don't Fall - Bullet for My Valentine

Not an Alternative song. - Soulstealer

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16 The Pretender - Foo Fighters

This is one of the greatest songs ever by one of the greatest rock bands ever. The talent, combined with the amazing songs and brains of Dave Grohl make for something really special. The Pretender is near perfection.

Should be much higher than 10... seriously? Dave Grohl is the man

Best guitar and lyrics

Foo Fighters are alterntive musical genius. this band shaped alternative more than any other on this list! 6 is weak.. bang it up

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17 My Immortal - Evanescence UListen to Sample
18 Twisted Transistor - Korn UListen to Sample
19 When I'm Gone - 3 Doors Down UListen to Sample
20 Amber - 311

Great song, such a smooth vibe.

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21 The Night - Disturbed

Absolute love this band

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22 Headstrong - Trapt UListen to Sample
23 Rollin - Limp Bizkit UListen to Sample
24 Immortal - Adema UListen to Sample
25 All These Things that I've Done - The Killers UListen to Sample
26 B.Y.O.B. - System of a Down UListen to Sample
27 Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance

How is this one not in the top 5? It's one of the greatest and most important songs of the 00's.

This is one of the most influential, iconic songs of all time! How is it not number 1?!

Deserves a higher ranking

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28 The Last Fight - Bullet for My Valentine UListen to Sample
29 Dear Agony - Breaking Benjamin UListen to Sample
30 Hero - Skillet

Wow, how is this song not higher!

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31 American Idiot - Green Day UListen to Sample
32 Have a Nice Day - Bon Jovi UListen to Sample
33 Downfall - Trust Company UListen to Sample
34 Beautiful Day - U2

I don't actually like U2, but I really love this song.
U2 have earned many GRAMMY awards for great songs like this.

Even if you're not a fan of U2 you must hear this song!

I hope they always make song like this one, it's really amazing!

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36 Hysteria - Muse

Why is this song so underrated? When I first heard it, I was like "OMG did I just went to heaven?! " AMAZING bassline, guitar, drums, voice and lyrics, by an amazing band =)

When I first heard the baseline I was already blown away. Perfect mix between classic and rock.

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37 Time for Heroes - The Libertines

I love The Libertines. Although they only made 2 albums, I love their sound and Pete's voice and Carl and yum they're awesome.

This is real rock, not that 30 seconds rubbish.

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38 Best of You - Foo Fighters

Simply spectacular. Awesome lyrics. The guitar, the drums, the vocals, all are great. This song will be heard for decades, because a song like this an never die

I would totally vote the kill since I love 30 Seconds to Mars but I also adore foo fighters and this song I can never forward and the kill I've listened too much times

Again should be much higher

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39 Chop Suey! - System of a Down

I guess this is alternative... but it is my favorite song. - moose4life19

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40 Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers UListen to Sample
41 All My Life - Foo Fighters

"All my life I've been searching for something something never comes never leads to nothing nothing satisfys but I'm getting close closer to the prize at the end or the road - JonasStartsARiot

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42 Decode - Paramore

This song is just amazing it should be in the top ten The only thing truelly wrong with it is where it came from

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43 Viva la Vida - Coldplay

Great Song, Would buy again.
1000/10 - IGN

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44 Behind Blue Eyes - Limp Bizkit UListen to Sample
45 ... to Be Loved - Papa Roach UListen to Sample
46 Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's UListen to Sample
47 Someday - Nickelback UListen to Sample
48 I Write Sins Not Tragedies - Panic! at the Disco

Talented singer (Brendon Yay! ) amazing chorus, awesome lyrics (courtesy of George Ryan Ross) everything needed for an epic song and sure enough it was EPIC!

Wait! I thought the description said we wouldn’t see anything from Panic! At The Disco. - 3DG20

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49 Everlong - Foo Fighters
50 The Day that Never Comes - Metallica UListen to Sample
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Top Remixes (13)

1. The Last Fight - Bullet for My Valentine
2. Have a Nice Day - Bon Jovi
3. Best of You - Foo Fighters
1. Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park
2. Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold
3. The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin
1. The Pretender - Foo Fighters
2. Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day
3. Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes

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