Top 500 Songs of the 2000s

500 songs, 10 years of music, 1 opinion. Lists are fun to make, but this one took a lof of effort. The result isn’t too bad. It pretty much sums what I listened to, with some notable exceptions, but I’ll come back to them in some future deep analysis of the list. That sounds like fun, doesn’t it? 🙂

1  The Strokes – Hard To Explain
2  MGMT – Kids
3  Pete And The Pirates – Mr Understanding
4  Melys – Chinese Whispers
5  Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
6  Coconut Records – West Coast
7  M.I.A. – Paper Planes
8  LCD Soundsystem – All My Friends
9  Digitalism – Pogo
10  Johnny Cash – Hurt
11  VHS Or Beta – Can’t Believe A Single A Word
12  The Thermals – A Pillar of Salt
13  The New Pornographers – The Slow Descent Into Alcoholism
14  Bom Bom! – Pop I Kras
15  Coldplay – The Scientist
16  Art Brut – Emily Kane
17  JJ72 – Oxygen
18  Bloc Party – Banquet
19  Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Pin
20  Hello Saferide – The Quiz
21  Okkervil River – A Girl In Port
22  The Decemberists – Mariners Revenge Song
23  The Pigeon Detectives – Romantic Type
24  At The Drive-In – One Armed Scissor
25  Noah And The Whale – 5 Years Time
26  The Postal Service – Such Great Heights
27  Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
28  The Rumble Strips – Girls And Boys In Love
29  Plastiscines – Loser
30  Aphex Twin – Avril 14th
31  Fionn Regan – Put A Penny In The Slot
32  Los Campesinos! –  You! Me! Dancing!
33  Regina Spektor – Samson
34  Electrelane – Bells
35  Belle & Sebastian – Wrapped Up In Books
36  The Hidden Cameras – Ban Marriage
37  Les Savy Fav – The Sweat Descends
38  The Futureheads – The Beginning Of The Twist
40  Digitalism – Idealistic
40  Håkan Hellström – Känn Ingen Sorg För Mig Göteborg
41  The Charlatans – Oh Vanity
42  The Hold Steady – Stuck Between Stations
43  The Courteeners – Cavorting
44  Ballboy – I’ve Got Pictures Of You In Your Underwear
45  Arctic Monkeys – Fake Tales Of San Francisco
46  Infadels – Free Things For Poor People
47  Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal
48  Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot
49  Band Of Horses – The Funeral
50  The Knife – Silent Shout
51  Feist – I Feel It All
52  Kings Of Convenience – I’d Rather Dance With You
53  The Shins – Saint Simon
54  Deerhoof – Fresh Born
55  Flogging Molly – Drunken Lullabies
56  Clinic – Circle Of Fifths
57  Camera Obscura – Lloyd, I’m Ready to be Heartbroken
58  Herman Düne – I Wish That I Could See You Soon
59  Jay-Z – Empire State of Mind
60  Hot Chip – Over And Over
61  Sons & Daughters – Gilt Complex
62  Jimmy Eat World – The Middle
63  Silver Jews – Punks in the Beerlight
64  Cold War Kids – Hang Me Up To Dry
65  The Roots – Seed 2.0
66  Ghostface Killah – Be Easy
67  The National – Abel
68  The Fiery Furnaces – Name Game – Inca Rag
69  Håkan Hellström – Uppsnärjd I Det Blå
70  Okkervil River – John Allyn Smith Sails
71  Tilly And The Wall – I Always Knew
72  TV On The Radio – Playhouses
73  The Dirtbombs – Ode To A Black Man
74  Slagsmålsklubben – Sponsored By Destiny
75  The Coral – Dreaming Of You
76  Jay-Z – 99 Problems
77  LCD Soundsystem – Tribulations
78  The Wombats – Kill The Director
79  Electrelane – Two For Joy
80  Muse – Hysteria
81  Kanye West – Gold Digger
82  Der Dritte Raum – Swing Bop
83  Four Tet – As Serious As Your Life
84  Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood
85  Queens Of The Stone Age – No One Knows
86  Speedmarket Avenue – I Can Tell By Her Eyes
87  Ikara Colt – One Note
88  Primal Scream – Swastika Eyes (Jagz Kooner Mix)
89  Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks
90  Tullycraft – Twee
91  The Ting Tings – Thats Not My Name
92  Detektivbyrån – Om Du Möter Varg
93  The Field – Everyday
94  Antony And The Johnsons – Hope There’s Someone
95  Clinic – Distortions
96  Mull Historical Society – Watching Xanadu
97  Belle & Sebastian – For The Price Of A Cup Of Tea
98  The Mooney Suzuki – Electric Sweat
99  Muse – Thoughts Of A Dying Atheist
100  Pete And The Pirates – She Doesn’t Belong To Me
101  Arcade Fire – Rebellion (Lies)
102  The New Pornographers – Letter From An Occupant
103  MGMT – Time To Pretend
104  The Strokes – Barely Legal
105  Phantogram – Mouthful Of Diamonds
106  Outkast – Hey Ya
107  Santogold – L.e.s Artistes
108  Deerhoof – Scream Team
109  Good Shoes – Small Town Girl
110  Nine Inch Nails – The Hand That Feeds
111  Little Boots – Stuck On Repeat
112  Mumford & Sons – The Cave
113  The Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger
114  The White Stripes – You’re Pretty Good Looking (For a Girl)
115  Frightened Rabbit – The Twist
116  Markus Krunegard – Ibland Gör Man Rätt Ibland Gör Man Fel
117  The Avalanches – Since I Left You
118  Micah P Hinson – Tell Me It Aint So
119  The Hives – Hate To Say I Told You So
120  The Dresden Dolls – Lonesome Organist Rapes Page Turner
121  White Lies – Death
122  The Knife – Heartbeats
123  Cake – Short Skirt Long Jacket
124  The Detroit Cobras – Right Around The Corner
125  Chromeo – Tenderoni
126  Four Tet – Everything Is Alright
127  Imperial Teen – Ivanka
128  Conor Oberst – I Don’t Want to Die (In A Hospital)
129  Mumford & Sons – Awake My Soul
130  Freestyler & Krafty Kuts – Dynamite Love
131  The Lodger – Watching
132  Aceyalone – All For U
133  Yelle – Ce Jeu
134  Spoon – I Summon You
135  Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
136  JJ72 – Snow
137  To My Boy – The Grid
138  The Metros – Last of the Lookers
139  Les Savy Fav – Raging In The Plague Age
140  Regina Spektor – Fidelity
141  The 1990s – You’re Supposed to be my Friend
142  Bad Cash Quartet – Heart Attack
143  Jurassic 5 – Jurass Finish First
144  Idlewild – Roseability
145  Mull Historical Society – Barcode Bypass
146  Nas – Made You Look
147  The Go! Team – Ladyflash
148  The Dead 60s – Riot Radio
149  Ballboy – All the Records On the Radio Are Shite
150  The Lucksmiths – Synchronised Sinking
151  Cut Copy – Feel The Love
152  Bright Eyes – The Calendar Hung Itself
153  Add N To (X) – Take Me To Your Leader
154  O’Death – Only Daughter
155  The Big Pink – Velvet
156  Editors – Push Your Head Towards The Air
157  Dilated Peoples – Worst Comes To Worst
158  Swanton Bombs – Shock
159  The White Stripes – Fell In Love With A Girl
160  The Hold Steady – Massive Nights
161  Ash – Burn Baby Burn 
162  Crystal Castles – Untrust Us
163  Familjen – Det Snurrar I Min Skalle
164  The Magic Numbers – Take A Chance
165  The Rakes – Retreat
166  Bloc Party – Helicopter
167  Hercules And Love Affair – Blind
168  The Martial Arts – Murry & Audree
169  Clinic – The Return of Evil Bill
170  Wilco – Walken
171  The Broken Family Band – Cinema vs House
172  The Mountain Goats – This Year
173  Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – The Skin Of My Yellow Country Teeth
174  Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps
175  Spoon – The Way We Get By
176  Jack Penate – Torn On The Platform
177  And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – Baudelaire
178  Dead Prez – Hip Hop
179  LCD Soundsystem – Losing My Edge
180  Elliott Smith – Son Of Sam
181  Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip – Thou Shalt Always Kill
182  The Lovely Eggs – Have You Ever Heard A Digital Accordian?
183  Yo La Tengo – You Can Have It All
184  The Roger Sisters – Calculator
185  Cats On Fire – Higher Grounds
186  Slagsmålsklubben – Tjeckien, Slovakien och Tillbaks Igen
187  Sonny J – Handsfree (If You Hold My Hand)
188  !!! – Me And Giuliani Down By The School Yard (A True Story)
189  Muse – Muscle Museum
190  Correcto – Walking To Town
191  Joanna Newsom – Bridges And Balloons
192  Sons & Daughters – Medicine
193  Boy Hits Car – I’m A Cloud
194  The Juan MacLean – By The Time I Get To Venus
195  Queens Of The Stone Age – Feel Good Hit Of The Summer
196  Louis XIV – Paper Doll
197  Belle & Sebastian – I’m a Cuckoo
198  Jason Cortez – Set U Free (Original Mix)
199  The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition
200  Against Me! – Thrash Unreal
201  The Beatnuts – No Escapin’ This
202  Säkert – Vi Kommer Att Dö Samtidigt
203  The Marked Men – Hate Me Anyway
204  The Knux – Cappuccino
205  Guided By Voices – Huffman Prairie Flying Field
206  Okkervil River – Unless It’s Kicks
207  Belle & Sebastian – Your Cover’s Blown
208  The Avalanches – Frontier Psychiatrist
209  Metric – Satellite Mind
210  The Concretes – You Can’t Hurry Love
211  CSS – Lets Make Love And Listen To Death From Above
212  Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
213  Stephen Malkmus – Jo Jo’s jacket
214  Feist – 1 2 3 4
215  Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire
216  Santogold – Lights Out
217  Ingenting – Syster Dyster
218  Mira Billotte – As I Went Out One Morning
219  Hot Hot Heat – Middle of Nowhere
220  Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Over And Over Again (Lost And Found)
221  Mint Royale – Rock And Roll Bar
222  Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Cheated Hearts
223  The Thermals – Here’s Your Future
224  Sic Alps – Message From The Law
225  Ghostface Killah – Shakey Dog
226  The Datsuns – So Long
227  The Salteens – Nice Day
228  Arcade Fire – Wake Up
229  McLusky – She Will Only Bring You Happiness
230  The Spinto Band – Oh Mandy
231  Rosie Thomas & Sufjan Stevens – Say Hello
232  The Quantic Soul Orchestra – Hold On Tight
233  Hefner – Painting And Kissing
234  Idlewild – You Held the World in Your Arms
235  Party Of One – Shotgun Funeral
236  Belle & Sebastian – Another Sunny Day
237  Future Of The Left – Small Bones Small Bodies
238  Klaxons – Golden Skans
239  Electrelane – At Sea
240  Ladytron – Destroy Everything You Touch
241  Kate Nash – Foundations
242  Delays – Nearer Than Heaven
243  Legowelt – Sturmvogel
244  Jimmy Eat World – Praise Chorus
245  The Rural Alberta Advantage – Frank, AB
246  Charizma & Peanutbutter Wolf – Red Light Green Light
247  Stella Rocket – Animals
248  Poni Hoax – Budapest (Joakim Italo Dub)
249  Emmy The Great – First Love
250  The Lucksmiths – Midweek Midmorning
251  Hästpojken – Caligula
252  A.Skillz & Krafty Kuts – Happiness (Original Mix)
253  JJ72 – Long Way South
254  Peter Bjorn & John – Young Folks
255  Bad Cash Quartet – Competition Ain’t Nothing
256  Titus Andronicus – Fear and Loathing in Mahwah, NJ
257  Weezer – Pork & Beans
258  Grand Agent – Every Five Minutes
259  Melys – Baby Tornado
260  Amerie – Gotta Work
261  Stephen Malkmus – Phantasies
262  Envelopes – Freejazz
263  Lightning Bolt – 2 Towers
264  Sambassadeur – Kate
265  The New Pornographers – Mass Romantic
266  Bright Eyes – Haligh, Haligh, A Lie, Haligh
267  The Embassy – Some Indulgence
268  Badly Drawn Boy – Stone On The Water
269  Röyksopp – What Else Is There
270  The Wombats – My First Wedding
271  The Hidden Cameras – Breathe On It
272  Dover – My Secret People
273  Gnarls Barkley – Crazy
274  Kids In The Glass House – Saturday
275  Suburban Kids With Biblical Names – Rent A Wreck
276  The Apples In Stereo – Go
277  The Tough Alliance – A New Chance
278  Common – The Game
279  Shout Out Louds – Tonight I Have To Leave It
280  The Clientele – Since K Got Over Me
281  Vampire Weekend – Mansard Roof
282  Electrelane – I Love You My Farfisa
283  Blood Red Shoes – It’s Getting Boring By The Sea (Blamma Blamma Remix)
284  Krafty Kuts – Ill Type Sound
285  Damian “JR Gong” Marley – Welcome To Jamrock
286  The Rapture – Sister Saviour (DFA Dub Remix)
287  Wilco – I’m The Man Who Loves You
288  Arcade Fire – Intervention
289  Lily Allen – LDN
290  Editors – Munich
291  The Chemical Brothers – Electronic Battle Weapon 7
292  The Dandy Warhols – Bohemian Like You
293  Tomas Andersson – Washing Up (Tiga Remix)
294  Okkervil River – Our Life Is Not A Movie Or Maybe
295  Humanoid – Stakker Humanoid 2001 (Plump DJs Remix)
296  Annie – Chewing Gum
297  Brakes – No Return
298  M83 – Moon Child
299  The Detroit Cobras –  Hey Sailor
300  Sigur Ros – Inni Mer Syngur Vitleysingur
301  Fishboy – Half Time at the Proper Name Spelling Bee
302  Franz Ferdinand – Darts Of Pleasure
303  The Gay Blades – O Shot
304  Okkervil River – Singer Songwriter
305  Born Ruffians – ThisSentenceWillRuinSaveYourLife
306  Architecture In Helsinki – It 5
307  Håkan Hellström – Vi Två, 17 År
308  The Decemberists – Summersong
309  Fleet Foxes – Mykonos
310  La Roux – In For The Kill
311  The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – This Love Is Fucking Right!
312  Empire Of The Sun – Walking On A Dream
313  Beck – Nausea
314  The New Pornographers – The Laws Have Changed
315  Maia Hirasawa – Gothenburg
316  Ash – Walking Barefoot
317  The Long Blondes – Lust In The Movies
318  The Gossip – Heavy Cross
319  The Kills – Cat Claw
320  The Softies – Me And The Bees
321  The Crimea – Lottery Winners on Acid
322  Jurassic 5 – The Influence
323  Venetian Snares – Einstein Rosen Bridge
324  Band Of Horses – Is There A Ghost
325  Diskjokke – Folk I Farta
326  Glasvegas – Geraldine
327  Tilly & The Wall – Nights of the Living Dead
328  The Drums – Let’s Go Surfing
329  Dropkick Murphys – The State of Massachusetts
330  The Bravery – An Honest Mistake
331  Niccokick – Turn 27
332  Björn Olsson – Tjörn
333  Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Zero
334  Weezer – Island In The Sun
335  Kasabian – Where Did All The Love Go?
336  The Broken Family Band – Song Against Robots
337  Noisia – Gutterpump
338  Miss Li – Ba Ba Ba
339  Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy
340  The New Pornographers – Twin Cinema
341  The Fiery Furnaces – I’m Gonna Run
342  Coldplay – Talk
343  And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – Relative Ways
344  Belle & Sebastian – Legal Man
345  Rose Melberg – Take Some Time
346  R.E.M. –  Supernatural Superserious
347  The Dresden Dolls – Girl Anachronism
348  The Rural Alberta Advantage – The Dethbridge In Lethbridge
349  Hard-Fi – Hard To Beat
350  JJ72 – Formulae
351  Calvin Harris – Acceptable In The 80s
352  The Datsuns – MF From Hell
353  LCD Soundsystem – Big Ideas
354  Bleech – Is It True That Boys Dont Cry?
355  Slagsmålsklubben – SMK Hittar Munspelet
356  The Pusjkins – Girlfriend
357  Belle & Sebastian – Step Into My Office
358  White Lies – To Lose My Life
359  Hot Chip – My Piano
360  Amy MacDonald – This Is The Life
361  Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse – Valerie
362  Primal Scream – Beautiful Future
363  The Boy Least Likely To – Be Gentle With Me
364  Timo Maas – Manga
365  Editors – Papillion
366  The Essex Green – The Late Great Cassiopia
367  Mull Historical Society – I Tried
368  Maximo Park –  Apply Some Pressure
369  Nas – Thief’s Theme
370  The Duke Spirit – Send A Little Love Token
371  Familjen – Huvudet I Sanden
372  The Mitchell Brothers – Routine Check
373  Elektrofant – Plasma Expander
374  Delays – Long Time Coming
375  James Yorkston And The Athletes – 6.30 Is Just Way Too Early
376  Dilated Peoples – Work The Angles
377  Junior Senior – Move Your Feet
378  Mikrofisch – The Kids Are All Shite
379  Murs – Bad Man!
380  Röyksopp – Eple
381  The Joy Formidable – Austere
382  The White Stripes – Astro
383  Vampire Weekend – The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance (Chromeo Remix)
384  +44 – When Your Heart Stops Beating
385  Detektivbyrån – Lyckans Undulat
386  Fucked Up – Fate of Fates
387  Devendra Banhart – Sight To Behold
388  Hint – Words To That Effect
389  Marit Bergman – This Is The Year
390  Radiohead – All I Need
391  Melt-Banana – Blank Page Of The Blind
393  The Rosie Taylor Project – Black And White Films
394  Tullycraft – Christine, ND
395  Wilco – I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
396  Rex The Dog – Bubblicious
397  Brakes – Cease And Desist
398  Basement Jaxx – Where’s Your Head At (Radio Edit)
399  Duoteque – Drug Queen
400  The Avalanches – Electricity
401  Coldplay – Life In Technicolor II
402  The Strokes – Someday
403  Camera Obscura – Keep it Clean
404  Late Of The Pier – Space And The Woods
405  Josh Rouse – Winter In The Hamptons
405  We Were Promised Jetpacks – Quiet Little Voices
406  Laakso – Västerbron
407  The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Come Saturday
408  Arcade Fire – Keep The Car Running
409  Papas Fritas – Way You Walk
410  Titus Andronicus – Titus Andronicus
411  No Age – Sleeper Hold
412  Badly Drawn Boy – Silent Sigh
413  Fucked Up – Son The Father
414  The Lucksmiths – T-Shirt Weather
415  Clinic – Internal Wrangler
416  Love Is All – Wishing Well
417  The Frank Popp Ensemble – Hip Teens (Don’t Wear Blue Jeans)
418  The Rakes – Work Work Work (Pub Club Sleep)
419  Shout Out Louds – 100 degree
420  The Wave Pictures – Strange Fruits For David
421  The Secret Machines – Alone Jealous & Stoned
422  Soulwax – E Talking (Soulwax Nite Version)
423  Krafty Kuts – Tell Me How You Feel (Kid Kenobi vs Rogue Element Mix)
424  Birdy Nam Nam – Trans Boulogne Express
425  The Beta Band – Squares
426  Ida Maria – Better When You’re Naked
427  Super Furry Animals – Inconvenience
428  The Thermals – Goddamn The Light
429  Ash – Shining Light
430  Plus-Tech Squeeze Box – Early RISER
431  Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
432  Jamie T – Sticks’N’Stones
433  Jay-Z – Heart Of The City (Ain’t No Love)
434  Gallows – In The Belly Of Shark
435  The Mountain Goats – Woke Up New
436  Ballboy – They’ll Hang Flags From Cranes Upon My Wedding Day
437  Jay Reatard – It Ain’t Gonna Save Me
438  The Lodger – Kicking Sand
439  Yann Tiersen – Summer 78
440  Selby Tigers – Droid
441  Paramore – Misery Business
442  Isolée – Schrapnell
443  Junior Senior – Take My Time
444  Lightspeed Champion – Galaxy Of The Lost
445  Half Man Half Biscuit – National Shite Day
446  Daft Punk – One More Time
447  The Forty Fives – Hanging By A Thread
448  Giant Drag – This Isn’t It
449  Kinski – Newport
450  Plump DJs – The Push
451  Hot Chip – Boy From School
452  Biffy Clyro – Semi Mental
453  Interpol – Roland
454  Cathy Me – Sing For Your Supper
455  Da Damn Phreak Noize Phunk – Dynamite Derby
456  DJ Dara – Possession
457  Sibiria – Du Vet Vem Du Är
458  Little Man Tate – What Your Boyfriend Said
459  El Perro Del Mar – Into The Sunshine
460  The Margarets – Rubber Rubbish
461  The New Pornographers – Myriad Harbour
462  Fisherspooner – Emerge
463  Blackalicious – Side To Side
464  Danielson – Did I Step On Your Trumpet?
465  Interpol – NYC
466  Sonic Chicken 4 – Sexiest
467  The Answering Machine – Obviously Cold
468  Hawksley Workman – Jealous Of Your Cigarette
469  Immaculate Machine – Dear Confessor
470  Black Kids – I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You
471  Wolfmother – Dimension
472  Handsome Boy Modeling School – The Worlds Gone Mad
473  Modest Mouse – Float On
474  Depeche Mode – Photographic (Rex The Dog Dubb Mix)
475  Wavves – So Bored
476  Cursive – Dorothy At Forty
477  The Chemical Brothers – Electronic Battle Weapon 6
478  Clorox Girls – Caught In The Middle
479  Frank Turner – Photosynthesis
480  [Ingenting] – Punkdrömmar
481  Kinobe – Skyscraper
482  Melt-Banana – Cracked Plaster Cast
483  The Rapture – Whoo! Alright Yeah… Uh Huh
484  Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs – Gettin’ High for Jesus
485  Grand National – Playing In The Distance
486  Agnelli & Nelson – Hudson Street
487  The Bug – Politicians And Paedophiles
488  Brakes – Ancient Mysteries
489  Mumm-Ra – She’s Got You High
490  The Dodos – Fools
491  Lemon Jelly – Nice Weather for Ducks
492  Bogdan Raczynski – I Will Eat Your Children Too – A1
493  The Courteeners – That Kiss
494  Die! Die! Die! – Sideways Here We Come
495  DJ Hell – Let No Man Jack
496  Pete & The Pirates – Come On Feet
497  Helen Love – Jump Up And Down
498  2raumwohnung – Wir Trafen Uns In Einem Garten (Mit Woody)
499  Malcolm Middleton – A Brighter Beat
500  Hot Chip – Bendable Poseable

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