Top 10 Songs of the 21st Century

The best songs from all genres so far into the 21st century.

The Top Ten

1 Lose Yourself - Eminem

what could be more inspirational than this song?! - decorulez97

Long live Eminem... No one raps better than him, Listening to his lyrics I just think from where do he brings them...

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!

No doubt

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2 Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day

Great song it describes me. I feel lonely all the time because nobody likes me. So I listen to this song. Sometimes when I feel lonely I do bad things so people don't know. I love this song.

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? - Aafeen

Gosh, I don't even listen to much Green Day but this song is so good

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3 Numb - 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.

The best song of the 21st century. Should be first! This list is fail, because half of it are unknown or unpopular songs.

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

This Song is Good but Linkin Park is to Overrated I'm sorry people - WWEWBMortalKombatFan

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4 Bring 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.

The most haunting melody I've heard... Touching and resonates within your heart for a long time.. So real and achingly beautiful. Makes me thaw ad though I've been numb a very long time for a very long time.. Made for everyone who has a heart and has at some point become unfeeling with life bearing down... Amy Lee-a beautiful woman with a beautiful voice...

WAKE ME UP INSIDE (CAN’T WAKE UP) Seriously though, first time I watched this I was probably seven or eight, and even now, almost ten years later I still remember Amy scaling the building and it gives me chills.

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5 My Immortal - Evanescence

So, so, so lovely song. Makes me cry every time I listen this song.

Great song

6 Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz

Should be much higher. While complex in its abstract lyricism and layered sound, its catchy bassline and sing-a-long ability help make it accessible to a mainstream audience. Not to mention how its production is fantastic, the numerous genres blend together beautifully, the rapping is great and it offers interesting ideas of freedom and well as authoritarianism. Inspired by heavily pro-free speech stance, that's for sure. Definitely the best thing Gorillaz ever did, and the best song of the 21st century so far. - Mrveteran

This song has everything, the beat, the tune, the energy, the message...

This is my BAND! This was the third song from Gorillaz I heard.

Naut sure I could say this one is the best they did, but it sure is the one I listenned to the most, at the most various occasions and with the most different moods.

7 Apologize - OneRepublic

No one can ignore this song. Brilliance at its best. 1R

8 Viva la Vida - Coldplay

Violet hill from the same album is much better Violet hill should be very top of list with this song not far behind

After listening to this song, I got a tattoo on my hand which reads Viva La Vida

Great Song! Have listened to it for years and I still love it!

Yesss! Goosebumps every time I listen to this song - Organ

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9 Somebody That I Used to Know - Gotye

I love this song so much... it needs to come on the radio more often

Great song, great lyrics. Should be higher on this list.

Beautifully artistic


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10 Firework - Katy Perry

One of the most catchy and enjoyable songs I've heard! Never gets old!

Too overplayed - DoroExploro13

Good song! Maybe not top 10 but good song.

Catchy song

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The Newcomers

? Speed of Sound - Coldplay
? Use Somebody - Kings of Leon

The Contenders

11 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


One of the great songs of all time

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12 Demons - Imagine Dragons

This whole album is great, and this song is awesome. I think it should be in the top 10 somewhere.

Truly great. Invokes the spirit within you and forms a deep connect. Well done.

A true wonder, that creates deep connections within you. Imagine Dragons really show imagination!

One of the greatest songs in my opinion - MagmaFox

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13 Before I Forget - Slipknot
14 Snuff - Slipknot
15 Breathe Into Me - Red
16 Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park

Legendary song. Just so awesome and the music, lyrics is perfect!

The only linkin park song I HATE - Th3Zm0nst3r

Breaking the Habit is the best! Catchy, feels, emotional, meaningful… I could go on and on! And Chester's vocals are simply the best!

17 Mr. Brightside - The Killers

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.

Should be higher, way better than Bruno mars. And who even is that girl at number two?

why isn't this higher? like no.2 on my ipod after drops of jupiter- train

Just AMAZING Love the killers

18 Forever - Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem
19 Let It Go - Idina Menzel

I have to say, didn't expect it on the list, but learned it on piano anyway for it's greatness.

20 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold

It is one of the best... Now cancel "one of"

I love this song, calms me down

21 Grenade - Bruno Mars

This song should be number one. It is raw and has real human emotions, not just real human autotune. He is the real deal and the music video is unique. It is not just of a giant dance party like half of today's music videos R. It has a bold and controversial ending that leaves the viewer saying "WHAT? " He commits suicide. He lost his love and he killed himself. Bruno Mars understands human nature and love, as well as loss. He has talent. I love you, Bruno!

One of the best Bruno Mars songs of all time besides Wild girls

Great song. great music, lyrics, and beautiful meaning and voice

Amazing song, real feeling

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22 Do 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.

Much more entertaining than Lux Aeterna

23 Runaway - Kanye West

Should be #1

24 Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
25 Yeah! - Usher

Ushers greatest hit ever😋

26 Complicated - Avril Lavigne
27 Closer - Kings of Leon
28 My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up) - Fall Out Boy
29 The One that Got Away - Katy Perry
30 Right Where It Belongs - Nine Inch Nails
31 A Little Bit of Everything - Dawes
32 I Need a Doctor - Dr. Dre

great song

33 Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon

Pretty good in my opinion definitely one of my favorite songs

Shut up and love this. haha it an amazing song to cheer u up in them Monday misrable day. so like this song and it will make u happy in a day

34 Rolling In the Deep - Adele

What happened to this list? Where is adele, in my opinion this list is very wrong. Adele should easily be up there in the top three.

35 Stay - Rihanna
36 Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
37 My Town - Hollywood Undead
38 No One - Alicia Keys
39 Pyro - Kings of Leon

One of the most beautiful songs written this century, the lyrics, the voice, the pain seeping through every note. Please listen to this song by the one of the best rock bands of this century.

40 What the Hell - Avril Lavigne
41 The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin

Brilliant song, easily one of the best rock songs ever, little alone the 21st century.

42 Nothin' on You - B.o.B

The beat n this song is so sexy I love it + everyone loves it! 😊

43 I Predict a Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
44 Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
45 U Remind Me - Usher
46 Never Say Never - The Fray
47 Wicked Games - The Weeknd
48 Evil (A Chorus of Resistance) - Project 86
49 Stronger - Daft Punk
50 Neon Lights - Demi Lovato
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