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AMF Poll: Top Songs of the 2000s - Results!

Now that Jackson has finished the All-Time Songs, here I am with the admittedly anticlimactic Top 2000s Songs! Whoo!

(It will be fun anyway.)

Some background:

- There were 26 voters total
- 2,116 individual songs received votes
- Due to the low-ish number of voters and the weighting system I used, high votes held a lot of sway
- As a result, the Top 500 has A LOT of songs that only got one vote
- Starting with No. 100, songs got 300 or more points. That was a very nice statistical breakpoint, so that's where I'm going to start as far as a detailed roll-out.

So the good stuff starts with No. 100. For the list-junkies, here comes 500 down to 101. A '*' means just one vote. Enjoy!

Re: AMF Poll: Top Songs of the 2000s - Results!

[500] Moloko | The Time Is Now
[499] Joanna Newsom | Emily
[498] Yeasayer | Sunrise
[497] Songs: Ohia | Farewell Transmission
[496] Daft Punk | Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
[487] The Killers | All These Things That I've Done*
[487] The Klaxons | Atlantis To Interzone*
[487] Kathleen Edwards | Goodnight, California*
[487] Japandroids | I Quit Girls*
[487] The Go-Betweens | In Her Diary*
[487] Bajka/ Bonobo | Nightlite*
[487] My Morning Jacket | One Big Holiday*
[487] Alexi Murdoch | Orange Sky*
[487] RES | They-Say Vision*
[486] She & Him | Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?
[485] !!! | Me and Giuliani Down by the School Yard (A True Story)
[484] Coldplay | In My Place
[483] The Fiery Furnaces | Duplexes Of The Dead
[482] M.I.A. | Bamboo Banger
[472] St. Vincent | Actor Out of Work*
[472] The Cinematic Orchestra feat. Fontella Bass | All That You Give*
[472] The Decemberists | California One Youth And Beauty Brigade*
[472] Built To Spill | Gone*
[472] Vashti Bunyan | Here Before*
[472] Graham Coxon | Hopeless Friend*
[472] Sarah Bettens | I'm Okay*
[472] Yo La Tengo | Pass The Hatchet, I Think I’m Goodkind*
[472] Muse | Supermassive Black Hole*
[472] Dengue Fever | Tiger Phone Card*
[471] TV on The Radio | Lover's Day
[470] Santogold | L.E.S. Artistes
[469] Interpol | Obstacle 1
[468] Sleater-Kinney | Combat Rock
[459] Of Montreal | Bunny Ain't No Kind Of Rider*
[459] Kings of Leon | Closer*
[459] Nellie McKay | Cupcake*
[459] Zwan | Desire*
[459] Paolo Nutini | Jenny Don't Be Hasty*
[459] Vanessa Carlton | Ordinary Day*
[459] Nelly Furtado | Promiscuous*
[459] The White Stripes | The Hardest Button To Button*
[459] Cut Copy | Unforgettable Season*
[458] Daft Punk | Face to Face
[457] Ulrich Schnauss | On My Own
[456] Interpol | Untitled
[455] Queens of The Stone Age | Better Living Through Chemistry
[443] The Thermals | A Pillar of Salt*
[443] Hope Shorter feat. Troy Horne | Champion*
[443] The Killers | Change Your Mind*
[443] Morrissey | I Have Forgiven Jesus*
[443] Michael Andrews & Gary Jules | Mad World*
[443] Björk | Nattura*
[443] Fugazi | Oh*
[443] Corinne Bailey Rae | Put Your Records On*
[443] Norah Jones | Rosie’s Lullaby*
[443] Drive-By Truckers | The Righteous Path*
[443] Ed Harcourt | Until Tomorrow Then*
[443] Green Day | Waiting*
[442] Lily Allen | Smile
[441] Damien Rice | Volcano
[440] Regina Spektor | Fidelity
[439] Radiohead | Videotape
[438] Amadou & Mariam | Sabali
[437] Annie | Songs Remind Me of You
[436] Super Furry Animals | Shoot Doris Day
[430] Apples In Stereo | 7 Stars*
[430] Eminem | Crack A Bottle*
[430] U2 | Magnificent*
[430] The Exploding Hearts | Modern Kicks*
[430] LCD Soundsystem | Movement*
[430] Benga | Music Box*
[429] Yo La Tengo | Cherry Chapstick
[428] Grizzly Bear | While You Wait For The Others
[427] Sufjan Stevens | For the Widows in Paradise, for the Fatherless in Ypsilanti
[426] Gorillaz | El Mañana
[416] Freelance Hellraiser | A Stroke of Genius*
[416] Ryan Adams | Desire*
[416] Yeah Yeah Yeahs | Down Boy*
[416] The Decemberists | Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect*
[416] Yeasayer | No Need To Worry*
[416] Sparklehorse | Piano Fire*
[416] Fuck Buttons | Surf Solar*
[416] Fleetwood Mac | Thrown Down*
[416] King Biscuit Time | Time to Get Up*
[416] Sigur Rós | Untitled 1*
[415] The Knife | Forest Families
[414] Talib Kweli | Get By
[413] Elliott Smith | A Fond Farewell
[412] Band of Horses | The Funeral
[401] Kings of Leon | Arizona*
[401] Agalloch | Bloodbirds*
[401] Radio 4 | Eyes Wide Open*
[401] Cat Power | He War*
[401] Avett Brothers | I and Love and You*
[401] Ebba Forsberg | Kiss of Life*
[401] Bruce Springsteen | Nothing Man*
[401] Spoon | Sister Jack*
[401] PJ Harvey | The Devil*
[401] Cara Dillon | There Were Roses*
[401] The Fratellis | Whistle for the Choir*

Re: AMF Poll: Top Songs of the 2000s - Results!

[400] Garth Brooks | Wrapped Up in You
[399] Missy Elliott | Gossip Folks
[398] Björk | The Dull Flame of Desire
[397] Queens of The Stone Age | In the Fade
[396] Usher feat. Ludacris | Yeah!
[386] Ryan Adams | Cry On Demand*
[386] Fugazi | Epic Problem*
[386] At The Drive-In | Quarantined*
[386] Joe Henry | Sold*
[386] Junior Boys | Teach Me How to Fight*
[386] Belle and Sebastian | The Model*
[386] Lindsey Buckingham | Under the Skin*
[386] Fever Ray | When I Grow Up*
[386] Kylie Minogue | White Diamond*
[386] TV on The Radio | Young Liars*
[385] The Libertines | Can't Stand Me Now
[384] Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell | Drop It Like It's Hot
[383] TV on The Radio | I Was a Lover
[382] TV on The Radio | Dancing Choose
[381] Coldplay | Politik
[380] Gorillaz | DARE
[379] Richard Hawley | The Ocean
[378] Gnarls Barkley | Just A Thought
[377] The White Stripes | We're Going To Be Friends
[376] The Shins | New Slang
[375] M83 | Kim & Jessie
[374] Kanye West feat. Twista & Jamie Foxx | Slow Jamz
[373] Coldplay | Violet Hill
[361] Sunn 0))) | Alice*
[361] Janet Jackson | Better Days*
[361] Graham Coxon | Bittersweet Bundle of Misery*
[361] Ryan Adams | Hallelujah*
[361] Super Furry Animals | Happiness Is A Worn Pun*
[361] Wu-Tang Clan | I Can't Go To Sleep (Featuring Isaac Hayes)*
[361] Soel | Le Vicomte*
[361] Deerhunter | Never Stops*
[361] Extrawelt | Soopertrack*
[361] The Strokes | Take it Or Leave it*
[361] Built To Spill | Tomorrow*
[361] Studio | West Side*
[360] Black Mountain | Wucan
[359] St Germain | Rose Rouge
[358] Sufjan Stevens | They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From The Dead!!
[345] Drive-By Truckers | Angels and Fuselage*
[345] Annie | Anthonio*
[345] Silkworm | Contempt*
[345] OOIOO | Grow Sound Tree*
[345] The Strokes | I Can't Win*
[345] Los Lonely Boys | Nobody Else*
[345] Mr. Bungle | Pink Cigarette*
[345] Sleater-Kinney | Rollercoaster*
[345] Malcolm Middleton | Solemn Thirsty*
[345] Deerhunter | Spring Hall Convert*
[345] Joanna Newsom | The Book of Right-On*
[345] Sufjan Stevens | The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is out to get us*
[345] PJ Harvey | The Whores Hustle And The Hustlers Whore*
[344] Jay-Z | Takeover
[343] Vampire Weekend | A-Punk
[342] Radiohead | House of Cards
[341] Radiohead | 2+2=5
[340] U2 | Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
[339] Coldplay | Yes
[338] Primal Scream | Shoot Speed/Kill Light
[337] Radiohead | Like Spinning Plates
[336] Queens of The Stone Age | I Never Came
[335] Panda Bear | Take Pills
[334] Wilco | Heavy Metal Drummer
[333] Björk | New World
[332] Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova | Falling Slowly
[320] Vampire Weekend | Boston*
[320] Elliott Smith | Everything Means Nothing to Me*
[320] Puppetmastaz | Humans Get All The Credit*
[320] John Rzeznik | I'm Still Here*
[320] Kylie Minogue | Secret (Take You Home)*
[320] Portishead | Silence*
[320] Super Furry Animals | Slow Life*
[320] Kanye West | Through The Wire*
[320] Zero 7 | Truth & Rights*
[320] MGMT | Weekend Wars*
[320] The Wallflowers | Witness*
[320] Los Campesinos! | You! Me! Dancing!*
[319] LCD Soundsystem | New York I Love You, But You're Bringing Me Down
[318] OutKast | So Fresh, So Clean
[317] The White Stripes | The Union Forever
[316] Animal Collective | Banshee Beat
[315] Justin Timberlake | Rock Your Body
[314] Bon Iver | Creature Fear
[313] Kings of Leon | Sex on Fire
[312] Portishead | We Carry On
[311] The Vines | Get Free
[310] Lily Allen | The Fear
[303] The Fall | Janet, Johnny + James*
[303] Kings of Leon | Knocked Up*
[303] Jack Johnson | Posters*
[303] The Blue Nile | Stay Close*
[303] R.E.M. | Supernatural Superserious*
[303] Gnarls Barkley | Who Cares?*
[303] Laibach | Yisra'el*
[302] The Pipettes | Pull Shapes
[301] Built To Spill | Goin' Against Your Mind

Re: AMF Poll: Top Songs of the 2000s - Results!

Never would've predicted Garth Brooks at 400 btw.

Re: AMF Poll: Top Songs of the 2000s - Results!

[300] Cat Power | The Greatest
[289] Thomas Newman | American Beauty*
[289] Voo Voo i Haydamaky | Bądź Zdrowe, Serce Me*
[289] TV on The Radio | Dirtywhirl*
[289] Tokyo Jihen | Kurumaya-san*
[289] M. Ward | Rave On*
[289] Super Furry Animals | Run! Christian, Run!*
[289] The Decemberists | The Engine Driver*
[289] Ryan Adams | This House is Not for Sale*
[289] Björk | Unison*
[289] Outkast | Vibrate*
[289] Bruce Springsteen | You're Missing*
[288] Animal Collective | Fireworks
[287] UGK feat. OutKast | International Player's Anthem (I Choose You)
[286] Regina Spektor | Us
[285] LCD Soundsystem | Daft Punk Is Playing at My House
[284] Modest Mouse | Dashboard
[283] Animal Collective | Summertime Clothes
[282] OutKast | She Lives In My Lap
[281] Norah Jones | Don’t Know Why
[280] Justin Timberlake | SexyBack
[279] Deerhunter | Agoraphobia
[278] Femi Kuti | You Better Ask Yourself
[277] Coldplay | Til Kingdom Come
[276] I Am Kloot | To You
[275] TV on The Radio | Family Tree
[274] Spoon | I Turn My Camera On
[273] Spoon | Don't Make Me a Target
[259] The National | Ada*
[259] The New Pornographers | All The Things That Go To Make Heaven And Earth*
[259] Jack Johnson | Banana Pancakes*
[259] TV on The Radio | Dreams*
[259] Sole | Dumb This Down*
[259] Mika | Grace Kelly*
[259] Drive-By Truckers | Heathens*
[259] Gare Du Nord | Pablo's Blues*
[259] Annie Lennox | Pavement Cracks*
[259] Lady Gaga | Poker Face*
[259] Mogwai | Sine Wawe*
[259] Modest Mouse | The Stars Are Projectors*
[259] D'Angelo | Untitled (How Does It Feel)*
[259] Band of Horses | Wicked Gil*
[258] M.I.A. | Bucky Done Gun
[257] Ghostface Killah | Shakey Dog
[256] The Fiery Furnaces | Chris Michaels
[255] Arcade Fire | Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
[254] Feist | Mushaboom
[253] Arcade Fire | Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
[252] Bruce Springsteen | The Rising
[251] The Flaming Lips | Watching the Planets
[250] Grandaddy | He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's The Pilot
[249] Primal Scream | Accelerator
[248] Fountains of Wayne | Valley Winter Song
[247] The Streets | It's Too Late
[246] Fleet Foxes | Blue Ridge Mountains
[237] Antony and The Johnsons | Bird Guhl*
[237] The Cure | BloodFlowers*
[237] Dan Deacon | Build Voice*
[237] Jack Johnson | Do You Remember*
[237] Sleater-Kinney | Jumpers *
[237] Phoenix | Love Like A Sunset*
[237] Hefner | The Greedy Ugly People*
[237] The Walkmen | Thinking Of A Dream I Had*
[237] The Fratellis | Vince the Lovable Stoner*
[236] Tom Waits | I'm Still Here
[235] Vampire Weekend | Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
[234] Fever Ray | Keep The Streets Empty For Me
[233] Burial | Archangel
[232] Hot Chip | Ready For The Floor
[231] M.I.A. | Galang
[230] Madvillain | ALL CAPS
[229] The Darkness | I Believe in a Thing Called Love
[228] Aaron Parks | Nemesis
[227] Arcade Fire | In The Backseat
[224] Death Cab for Cutie | A Lack of Color*
[224] The Waterboys | My Love Is My Rock In The Weary Land*
[224] Sufjan Stevens | Out Of Egypt, Into The Great Laugh Of Mankind, and I Shake the Dirt from My Sandals as I Run*
[223] Vampire Weekend | One
[222] Radiohead | Where I End and You Begin
[221] The Knife | Pass This On
[220] Bon Iver | Re: Stacks
[219] Antony and The Johnsons | Cripple and The Starfish
[218] Arctic Monkeys | Fake Tales of San Francisco
[217] The Vines | Ride
[216] Duffy | Mercy
[215] Bloc Party | Banquet
[214] Ryan Adams & the Cardinals | Two
[210] Jack Johnson | Better Together*
[210] Mazarin | Louise*
[210] Big Blood & The Bleeding Hearts | Oh Country*
[210] M83 | Teen Angst*
[209] Radiohead | Reckoner
[208] Air | Playground Love
[207] Arcade Fire | No Cars Go
[206] The Walkmen | The Rat
[205] The Game (featuring 50 Cent) | Hate It or Love It
[204] CocoRosie | Terrible Angels
[203] Lady Gaga | Bad Romance
[202] Electric Six | Danger! High Voltage!
[201] Animal Collective | In the Flowers

Re: AMF Poll: Top Songs of the 2000s - Results!

Quote: sonofsamiam
[209] Radiohead | Reckoner
[208] Air | Playground Love
[207] Arcade Fire | No Cars Go
[206] The Walkmen | The Rat


Btw, this string of songs back-to-back was shocking to me...I would have expected all of them either in the Top 100 or just missing. So many surprises...ahead!!!

That said, it's time for bed. More tomorrow.

Re: AMF Poll: Top Songs of the 2000s - Results!

Great to see this get started so quickly. I guess you were quite literally waiting for me to finish.

The large amount of songs with only one vote made me take this section with a grain of salt, but still, this section shocked me:

Quote: sonofsamiam

[233] Burial | Archangel
[232] Hot Chip | Ready For The Floor
[231] M.I.A. | Galang
[230] Madvillain | ALL CAPS


All top 100 quality, as with the songs you highlighted.

On an unrelated note, TV on the Radio split votes like crazy. I still assume "Wolf Like Me" and "Staring at the Sun" will be T50.

Re: AMF Poll: Top Songs of the 2000s - Results!

The one nice part of having an eccentric list of songs is that I'm sure I'll find things I've never heard of before. Hopefully I'll find some gems out of these songs that only got one vote.

Re: AMF Poll: Top Songs of the 2000s - Results!

Quote: Jackson
Great to see this get started so quickly. I guess you were quite literally waiting for me to finish.

The large amount of songs with only one vote made me take this section with a grain of salt, but still, this section shocked me:

Quote: sonofsamiam

[233] Burial | Archangel
[232] Hot Chip | Ready For The Floor
[231] M.I.A. | Galang
[230] Madvillain | ALL CAPS


All top 100 quality, as with the songs you highlighted.

On an unrelated note, TV on the Radio split votes like crazy. I still assume "Wolf Like Me" and "Staring at the Sun" will be T50.


Yeah, Burial and Madvillain so low is disappointing.

Re: AMF Poll: Top Songs of the 2000s - Results!

[195] Hymie's Basement | 21th Century Song* (#2 vote)
[195] Damien Rice | 9 Crimes* (#2 vote)
[195] Kim Richey | A Place Called Home* (#2 vote)
[195] Trentemöller | Into The Trees (Serenetti Part 3)* (#2 vote)
[195] Josh Rouse | Rise* (#2 vote)
[195] Weezer | The Greatest Man that Ever Lived* (#2 vote)
[194] Coldplay | Everything's Not Lost
[193] DJ Shadow | Blood on The Motorway
[192] Arcade Fire | Intervention
[191] Wilco | Impossible Germany
[190] Kelly Clarkson | Since U Been Gone
[189] The White Stripes | My Doorbell
[188] Spoon | I Summon You
[187] Edan feat. Mr. Lif | Making Planets
[186] The Strokes | Reptilia
[185] Fleet Foxes | Mykonos
[184] Loretta Lynn and Jack White | Portland, Oregon
[179] Queens of The Stone Age | A Song for the Deaf* (#1 vote)
[179] Youngblood Brass Band | Brooklyn* (#1 vote)
[179] Capitol K | Pillow* (#1 vote)
[179] Joe Firstman | Saving all the Love* (#1 vote)
[179] The Decemberists | The Legionnaire’s Lament* (#1 vote)
[178] OutKast | Roses
[177] The Dandy Warhols | Bohemian Like You
[176] Fleet Foxes | Your Protector
[175] Radiohead | Knives Out
[174] Beck | Lonesome Tears
[173] Low | Sunflower
[172] Wilco | I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
[171] Lindstrøm | I Feel Space
[170] Beck | Lost Cause
[169] Bob Dylan | Mississippi
[168] Robyn | With Every Heartbeat
[167] The Streets | Blinded By The Lights
[166] The Clientele | Since K Got Over Me
[165] Jay-Z | Heart of The City (Ain't No Love)
[164] Dizzee Rascal | Fix Up, Look Sharp
[163] The Streets | Let's Push Things Forward
[162] The Streets | Weak Become Heroes
[161] José González | Heartbeats
[160] Arctic Monkeys | A Certain Romance
[159] Buck 65 | Wicked and Weird
[158] Radiohead | I Might Be Wrong
[157] Cannibal Ox | Iron Galaxy
[156] Johnny Cash | The Mercy Seat
[155] OutKast | The Way You Move
[154] Sleater-Kinney | Oh!
[153] Fleet Foxes | He Doesn't Know Why
[152] Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds | There She Goes My Beautiful World
[151] Spoon | The Way We Get By

Re: AMF Poll: Top Songs of the 2000s - Results!

Some big-time gems in that last group which I will shamelessly highlight:

[193] DJ Shadow | Blood on The Motorway
[187] Edan feat. Mr. Lif | Making Planets
[185] Fleet Foxes | Mykonos
[174] Beck | Lonesome Tears
[171] Lindstrøm | I Feel Space
[169] Bob Dylan | Mississippi
[166] The Clientele | Since K Got Over Me
[165] Jay-Z | Heart of The City (Ain't No Love)
[157] Cannibal Ox | Iron Galaxy
[156] Johnny Cash | The Mercy Seat
[154] Sleater-Kinney | Oh!
[152] Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds | There She Goes My Beautiful World
[151] Spoon | The Way We Get By

Re: AMF Poll: Top Songs of the 2000s - Results!

And here are the real runners-up. Lots of great stuff in this group:

[150] Hot Chip | Over and Over
[149] System of a Down | Chop Suey!
[148] Scissor Sisters | Comfortably Numb
[147] Missy Elliott | Work It
[146] Feist | 1234
[145] U2 | Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
[144] Vampire Weekend | Oxford Comma
[143] U2 | Beautiful Day
[142] The Strokes | Someday
[141] LCD Soundsystem | Get Innocuous!
[140] LCD Soundsystem | North American Scum
[139] Jay-Z | IZZO (H.O.V.A.)
[138] Fever Ray | I'm Not Done
[137] Sufjan Stevens | Jacksonville
[136] Belle and Sebastian | I'm Waking Up To Us
[135] Goldfrapp | Lovely Head
[134] Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys | Empire State of Mind
[133] R.E.M. | Bad Day
[132] MGMT | Electric Feel
[131] The Strokes | The Modern Age
[130] Yeah Yeah Yeahs | Zero
[129] Portishead | Machine Gun
[128] Elliott Smith | Twilight
[127] Sufjan Stevens | Come On! Feel the Illinoise!
[126] The White Stripes | Hotel Yorba
[125] Super Furry Animals | Juxtapozed With U
[124] Morrissey | First of The Gang To Die
[123] Estelle feat. Kanye West | American Boy
[122] System of a Down | BYOB
[121] The Killers | When You Were Young
[120] Wilco | Poor Places
[119] Kanye West | Flashing Lights
[118] Elliott Smith | King's Crossing
[117] Amerie | 1 Thing
[116] Rihanna feat. Jay-Z | Umbrella
[115] Coldplay | Fix You
[114] Squarepusher | Tetra-Sync
[113] Kings of Leon | Use Somebody
[112] Interpol | PDA
[111] Phoenix | Lisztomania
[110] U2 | Walk On
[109] The Strokes | 12:51
[108] Kanye West (feat. GLC & Consequence) | Spaceship
[107] TV on The Radio | DLZ
[106] Animal Collective | For Reverend Green
[105] Blur | Out of Time
[104] Joanna Newsom | Peach, Plum, Pear
[103] Gang Gang Dance | House Jam
[102] Animal Collective | Leaf House
[101] Beck | The Golden Age

Amerie, Squarepusher, and Gang Gang Dance...so CLOSE!

Re: AMF Poll: Top Songs of the 2000s - Results!

[100] The Knife | Silent Shout [2006]
300.6 pts / 6 votes / 50 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 226
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 2048
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 87
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 499
Fans: Petri (39)




I love thinking of list roll-outs like this as running like one of those old radio "Memorial Day 500!!!" countdowns. In which case, this very cool, very creepy Knife track is a wonderfuly way to start things off.


[99] The Rapture | House of Jealous Lovers [2002]
301.07 pts / 5 votes / 60 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 11
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 201
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 21
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 902
Fans: Nick (25)




Back in 2002 I'm sure many thought this would be a contender for decade-end Top 10s. Time has not been as kind as one may of thought, though this track surely continues to have its fans.


[98] Hot Chip | Boy from School [2006]
302.28 pts / 5 votes / 60 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 54
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 634
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 74
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): Not in Top 1000
Fans: Nassim (15)


Official Video



Note: in many cases official videos did not offer embedded links on Youtube ... I've just linked out to them, and included often horrendously cheesy fan-made vids in their wake. Enjoy!

As far as "Boy from School", ah, that's wonderful stuff huh? I much prefer this to the rather annyoing "Over and Over" ... nice choice here, AM.


[97] Bat for Lashes | Daniel [2009]
307.56 pts / 5 votes / 62 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: n/a
AM 3000 All-Time rank: n/a
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 196
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): Not in Top 1000
Fans: Moonbeam (14)


Official Video



Moonbeam, we're trying to make you happy, we really are. 2009 didn't have all that much success (more time is likely needed for perspective), though I'm confident Bat for Lashes will only improve its status over time.


[96] Depeche Mode | Precious [2005]
309.37 pts / 4 votes / 77 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: Not Listed
AM 3000 All-Time rank: Bubbling under
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: Not in Top 1000
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): Not in Top 1000
Fans: Henrik (5)


Official Video



If I'd been told in 2000 that Depeche Mode would figure in any Best-ofs of the '00s, I admit I would have been pretty incredulous. But here they are, in all their glory. And you know what? Given the general '80s-nostalgia filter that made its way through so much (especially dance) music in the '00s, it's only fitting that DM make their presence known. Tha Godfathas...

Re: AMF Poll: Top Songs of the 2000s - Results!

Hoping to get some more comments here, maybe everyone's all polled out...

[95] Madonna | Hung Up [2005]
309.81 pts / 4 votes / 77 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 27
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 364
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 112
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): Not in Top 1000
Fans: Fred (15), Nick (16)


Official Video



If Depeche Mode are our '80s Godfathas, here's the Godmutha, and she's going all-out to prove her chops are still there.


[94] Of Montreal | The Past Is a Grotesque Animal [2007]
309.99 pts / 3 votes / 103 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: Not Listed
AM 3000 All-Time rank: Bubbling under
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 657
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): Not in Top 1000
Fans: Brad (7)






I'm not a huge Of Montreal fan, but there's something great about an insane 11-minute epic like this getting so much acclaim. Unfortunately Youtube only allots up to 10 minutes, but I'm lazy and you'll have to live with this live video and the static image over the album track. Either way, all hail overarching ambition and an embrace of the weird!


[93] Junior Senior | Move Your Feet [2003]
310.23 pts / 4 votes / 78 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 59
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 678
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 398
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 735
Fans: Schwah (19)




Again, IMO there are better examples of this, but it's nice that there is always room for dancefloor pop in the indie spectrum, however ironic or ironically unironic it may be.


[92] Kanye West | Gold Digger [2005]
313.67 pts / 4 votes / 78 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 13
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 216
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The album Late Registration is really an embarrassment of riches, which is why I always wonder why this one gets the props. It's good and all, but pales next to some of those fantabulous orchestrations. Is it a case of a first single status push, or is this just evidence of my own below-the-surface Jamie Foxx bias?


[91] Justin Timberlake | Cry Me a River [2002]
315.53 pts / 4 votes / 79 avg
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AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 871
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The emergence of Justin Timberlake as one of the most important artists of the decade is one of those things that, if mentioned in 2000 would have been met with derisive scorn, but which over time snuck up on us as an unquestioned fact. This was the first step in that process.

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This is gonna be a great poll!!! Some may not like the results because of the smaller number of voters, but so far I'm loving them!

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[90] Radiohead | There There [2003]
316.09 pts / 4 votes / 79 avg
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AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): Not in the Top 1000
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I was very surprised that this came out ahead of "Reckoner", but HTTT is one of those albums where the favorites appear to be clear, while In Rainbows splits votes all sortsa different ways.



[89] Coldplay | Yellow [2000]
320.99 pts / 5 votes / 64 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 24
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 334
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 124
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 342
Fans: Nick (14)


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Back when Chris Martin was just another bloke with Yorke/Buckley aspirations and a dash of humility...



[88] Animal Collective | Brother Sport [2009]
322.16 pts / 2 votes / 161 avg
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The only song in the Top 100 with just 2 votes, this surprised me by knocking out "Summertime Clothes" as The Other Song From Merriweather Post Pavillion.


[87] Britney Spears | Toxic [2003]
324.7 pts / 6 votes / 54 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 14
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AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 34
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): Not in the Top 1000
Fans: Stone (34)




Just before the precipice, came her biggest triumph...


[86] Deerhunter | Nothing Ever Happened [2008]
324.88 pts / 4 votes / 81 avg
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AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 188
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 613
Fans: Jackson (6)




Microcastle really splashed when it hit the scene, but Deerhunter were surprisingly skipped on lots of the EOD lists. They got in here, though!

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[85] The Flaming Lips | Fight Test [2002]
325.56 pts / 4 votes / 81 avg
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AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 544
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 593
Fans: Stone (15)




Yes, it cribs from "Father and Son", but if you're gonna steal from a song I suppose you could do worse.


[84] Franz Ferdinand | Do You Want To [2005]
326.54 pts / 5 votes / 65 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 39
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AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 917
Fans: Nick (27)




Franz hit a fairly solid sophomore slump, at least as general acclaim went, but this was the exception that proved the rule.


[83] Ghostface Killah | Nutmeg [2000]
331.34 pts / 3 votes / 110 avg
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AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 265
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): Not in the Top 1000
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I'll bring my prejudice to the table here and state that I am extremely glad that a Ghostface track made the cut. Fantastic stuff. (Oh, and obviously NOT an official video.)


[82] Panda Bear | Bros [2007]
332.57 pts / 4 votes / 83 avg
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My problem with Animal Collective has always been that they sounded like they were playing Where the Wild Things Are while skipping their Ritalin. Panda Bear sounds like that same group, but after listening to Pet Sounds lots and lots of times...for 12 minutes (apologies for the abridged vid). But in a way, it's very heartening that something like that could get such widespread praise. With indie, the anything goes concept truly formed into shape in the last decade, and that's a great thing.


[81] TV on The Radio | Halfway Home [2008]
334.49 pts / 5 votes / 67 avg
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For all their experimental chops and mishmash of influences, at the end of the day TVOTR could just deliver an excellent rock song when they wanted to. This is a prime example. No official video, so enjoy staring at the album cover as the coda kicks in.

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Something seems wrong when you have the incredible "The past is a grotesque animal" below *shudder* Coldplay. My word I can't stand them.

I'm really hoping Wolf Like Me cracks top 30 maybe, although I have no idea what's going to be first. All My Friends? BOB? Idioteque? Crazy? For a decade of hip/hop it would be quite humourous if someone like LCD Soundsystem won.

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Quote: Joobalooba
Something seems wrong when you have the incredible "The past is a grotesque animal" below *shudder* Coldplay. My word I can't stand them.


Uh-oh, I fear you may have a few more unhappy moments ahead. :(

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Well, I'll take us up to No. 70 today, hopefully more people will swing by and take a look...

[80] Scissor Sisters | I Don't Feel Like Dancin' [2006]
351.77 pts / 4 votes / 88 avg
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AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 278
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): Not in the Top 1000
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Really didn't see this one coming, it's one of those surprises when there is a lower voter turnout. Three cheers for 'em though!


[79] Aaliyah | Try Again [2000]
354.73 pts / 6 votes / 59 avg
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AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 84
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 977
Fans: Moonbeam (17)




Glad Aaliyah has not been forgotten and still gets her due. This helped set the template for smokin' female-sung r&b throughout the decade. Oh, and Timbaland too.


[78] The Killers | Mr. Brightside [2004]
355.48 pts / 7 votes / 51 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 61
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 689
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 50
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): Not in the Top 1000
Fans: Chris (43)




The Eighties, again! U2, John Taylor, and Broooooooooce!!!!


[77] T.I. | What You Know [2006]
363.89 pts / 3 votes / 121 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 42
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 518
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 46
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 732
Fans: sonofsamiam (4); Chris [ 8 ]




Yes! I'm really glad this absolutely relentless, utterly HUGE sounding single made the list. The synths are at once regal and ominous, the vocals both laconic and threatening.


[76] Justice | D.A.N.C.E. [2007]
364.78 pts / 4 votes / 91 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 12
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 211
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 44
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 551
Fans: Nick (4); Charlie Driggs (16)




Daft Punk meets Go! Team, 'twas inevitable.

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The emergence of Justin Timberlake as one of the most important artists of the decade is one of those things that, if mentioned in 2000 would have been met with derisive scorn, but which over time snuck up on us as an unquestioned fact. This was the first step in that process.


At the beginning of the decade, that might not have been so unquestioned if you were also told that Timberlake was ditching Max Martin for Timbaland.

I'll admit to questioning my high placement for "Cry Me A River" a bit. Don't get me wrong, I think it's a great pop song. However, Timberlake's vocals continue to retain a boyishness and nasality that is a little grating.

I will, however, full-throatedly justify my high placement for "Move Your Feet." I don't think there is ANY irony in that track, or even in the album as a whole. It's all about joyfulness. The joy of dancing, the joy of music. (And if you listen to the whole album, you'll see how wide that goes. Each song is a pastiche of a different style from some point in the last 50 years of pop music, filtered through the duo's rather quirky shout-sung vocals.)

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Quote: sonofsamiam
The emergence of Justin Timberlake as one of the most important artists of the decade is one of those things that, if mentioned in 2000 would have been met with derisive scorn, but which over time snuck up on us as an unquestioned fact. This was the first step in that process.


At the beginning of the decade, that might not have been so unquestioned if you were also told that Timberlake was ditching Max Martin for Timbaland.

I'll admit to questioning my high placement for "Cry Me A River" a bit. Don't get me wrong, I think it's a great pop song. However, Timberlake's vocals continue to retain a boyishness and nasality that is a little grating.

I will, however, full-throatedly justify my high placement for "Move Your Feet." I don't think there is ANY irony in that track, or even in the album as a whole. It's all about joyfulness. The joy of dancing, the joy of music. (And if you listen to the whole album, you'll see how wide that goes. Each song is a pastiche of a different style from some point in the last 50 years of pop music, filtered through the duo's rather quirky shout-sung vocals.)


Yeah, with Justin I meant 2000 as "early". I assumed he was heading for a Behind the Music episode, but he outlasted the show!

As far as Junior Senior, I didn't mean to sound dismissive, and should really listen to the album proper as you suggest. I do think I got a little burned-out on this type of stuff throughout the decade, though I love Go! Team so should probably revisit.

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[75] Björk | Pagan Poetry [2001]
371.09 pts / 4 votes / 93 avg
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AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 671
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Her most famed stuff is from the '90s, but Björk continued to follow her own very individual path throughout the decade. I'm guessing Vespertine will continue to be well-regarded for years to come, probably already ripe for rediscovery, right when today's grade-schoolers start to get retro with that ancient artifact, the CD…


[74] Coldplay | Viva La Vida [2008]
374.32 pts / 6 votes / 62 avg
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AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 719
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Ah, Eno. Is there anything he can't do?


[73] The Postal Service | Such Great Heights [2003]
375.38 pts / 7 votes / 54 avg
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AM 3000 All-Time rank: 930
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 20
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 301
Fans: Stephan (12)




Ah, Emo. Is there anything it can't do?


[72] Phoenix | 1901 [2009]
379.78 pts / 6 votes / 63 avg
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AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 142
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): Not in the Top 1000
Fans: Chris (22)




I prefer "Lisztomania", but glad this one made it. It was fantastic news in '09 that Phoenix finally made a true breakthrough.

[71] New Order | Crystal [2001]
382.15 pts / 4 votes / 96 avg
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AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 146
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 534
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I said something earlier about Depeche Mode being '80s dance-rock godfathers. Umm…well, can we have 2 godfathers?

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I'm really glad to see "The Past is a Grotesque Animal" this high. That song might have the best lyrics of any song of the 00s, and is similar to "All My Friends" with its electronic sound and long, repetitive structure.

"Nothing Ever Happened" this low is a big disappointment for me. The guitar buildup over the last three minutes is simply fantastic.

What happened to the love for "Juxtaposed With U" on this forum? Top 300 in the first two all-time polls, it fell off this year just as I fell in love with it.

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What happened to the love for "Juxtaposed With U" on this forum? Top 300 in the first two all-time polls, it fell off this year just as I fell in love with it.


Somehow I neglected to vote for the first song in my favorite three song sequence of this decade: Juxtaposed With U/Presidential Suite/Run! Christian, Run! Sorry about that fellow "Juxtaposed" fans.

Okay I realize this is kinda strange. I always have this weird vision when I hear "Juxtaposed with U" of a music video: it's a shot-for-shot remake of the opening credit to "The Love Boat," except instead of human actors playing Captain Steubing, et al., it's cheesy 50's sci-fi style robots (a la Robby the Robot or Pimpbot 5000). I think it fits, somehow, with the strings and vocoder.

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Great show, Sonofsamiam! Great comments!

Thanks guys for pointing out the similarities between The Go Team, Justice and Junior Senior. I don't like any of them, so it feels really good to conclude that my problem is limited to one music style.

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Quote: Jackson
What happened to the love for "Juxtaposed With U" on this forum? Top 300 in the first two all-time polls, it fell off this year just as I fell in love with it.


I'm a huge SFA fan, but voted for other songs. "Juxtaposed" is excellent pop but pales next to their best (I tend to go for their epic side). If you too like epic-sounding crazy-ass pop, try:

Slow Life
Zoom!
Mountain People ('90s, I know)
The Piccolo Snare (not so crazy, but magnificent)
Receptacle for the Respectable (their "Happiness Is a Warm Gun", and it also has Paul on it, playing celery!)

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I just have to say that What You Know would have been in my Top 50 easily today. I don't know if it would change a lot through.

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Wow, this is really, really awesome! Great presentation, sonofsamiam. This list is really celebratory, and I love that.

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[70] Amy Winehouse | Rehab [2006]
385.38 pts / 7 votes / 55 avg
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AM 3000 All-Time rank: 199
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 23
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): Not in the Top 1000
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Autobiography, especially when regarding such touchy subjects, can be a risky move. But when it's married to some retro-soul with an appropriate touch of modernity, as well as some deadpan humor and a ridiculously catchy chorus, it's just gonna work. Still, let's hope she reconsiders her stance.


[69] Kanye West | Jesus Walks [2004]
387.67 pts / 6 votes / 65 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 132
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 1301
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 27
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): Not in the Top 1000
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For something so immense-sounding, it's amazing that this comes in at just over 3 minutes, but Kanye gets it all said concisely. This also is one of the more honest takes on faith and the push/pull of temptation to ever trouble the charts.


[68] Coldplay | Clocks [2002]
392.23 pts / 5 votes / 78 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 194
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 1810
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 97
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 601
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Yes, more Coldplay! Soccer moms and advertising execs, unite!!!


[67] LCD Soundsystem | Tribulations [2004]
397.03 pts / 4 votes / 99 avg
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AM 3000 All-Time rank: 2050
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 287
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 734
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It was interesting to see where the less-famous LCD tracks might appear … this certainly landed higher than expected. It's definitely a great gap-bridger between "Losing My Edge" and Sound of Silver.


[66] Radiohead | How To Disappear Completely [2000]
410.66 pts / 4 votes / 103 avg
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AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 279
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…and Kid A finally makes its presence felt. This would be the most standard of its tracks if not for those swaths of dissonant strings – it's an excellent thing that Jonny Greenwood embraced modern classical so much … wish we heard more of it on their records.

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Sorry if I'm speeding this along too much, but I only have through Thursday so I gotta keep it going when I can...

[65] The Hives | Hate To Say I Told You So [2000]
415.73 pts / 7 votes / 59 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 28
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 387
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 100
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): Not in the Top 1000
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There is always a place for foot-stompin' lip-poutin' cocksure rock.


[64] Arctic Monkeys | I Bet You Look Good on The Dancefloor [2005]
419.24 pts / 5 votes / 84 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 12
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 327
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 33
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 607
Fans: Mindrocker (12); Schwah (16)


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Very rarely has the look of a lead singer belied the sound of his band more. (You'll need to click the link and not the embedded video if you want to see 'im.)

[63] Justin Timberlake | What Goes Around.../...Comes Around (Interlude) [2006]
419.25 pts / 3 votes / 140 avg
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Now THIS was a surprise, showing the power of 3 Top 20 votes. (Not the highest song with only 3 votes, though.) As you can see, this isn't something that has gotten much critical acclaim, but maybe polls like this will be a harbinger of things to come.

Anyway, there's something glorious about a 9+ minute epic from a former teenybopper making its presence felt like this. The '00s were cool in a way because of the artistic ambition of some, even given the death of the long-player as it had been previously known.


[62] Sufjan Stevens | John Wayne Gacy, Jr. [2005]
428.22 pts / 5 votes / 86 avg
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AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 167
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A shiver-inducing classic, most powerful for me based on the mundane/heartbreaking details (ex. the swing accident and his mom's reaction). And yes, this placement isn't quite in line with its spot on the all-time poll, but Sufjan ain't done yet.


[61] The Roots feat. Cody Chestnutt | The Seed (2.0) [2002]
432.52 pts / 4 votes / 108 avg
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AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 76
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 612
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It cheered me greatly to see The Roots come in so high, even if there are several other better tracks by them from the '00s (imo of course). Really, everyone should do themselves a favor and check out the full albums.

Anyway, ain't ?uestlove cool? It's sort of fitting that in a decade where the drummer with chops became something of an anomaly (or at least appearing only in fringe genres), that one of the most proficient of 'em all would be in a rap group, and the leader of that group to boot.

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[60] Battles | Atlas [2007]
441.59 pts / 7 votes / 63 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 53
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 633
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 55
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): Not in the Top 1000
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Now THIS is something. A 7+ minute (sorry that the vid is only 4) math-rock song with vocals that sound like an alien on helium, sung by the son of an avant-jazz legend. And here it is as the No. 60 song OF THE DECADE. (Which is right in line with the AM critics '00s rankings, see above.)

And what was I saying earlier about the presence or lack thereof of proficient drummers on this list? Um…oops?


[59] Portishead | The Rip [2008]
441.63 pts / 6 votes / 74 avg
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AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 464
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It really was sort of out of the blue that Portishead wouldn't only come out with a successful record, but also produce perhaps the best song they ever made, 11 years after their last album. It's like they'd never left, even though shades of 1997 are still present (seriously, play this and "Let Down" back to back and you'll see what I mean).


[58] Antony and The Johnsons | Hope There's Someone [2005]
445.86 pts / 6 votes / 74 avg
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AM 3000 All-Time rank: 834
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 45
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 303
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Sometimes an absolutely gorgeous vocal set to a spare, just-right arrangement is all a song needs.


[57] Justin Timberlake feat. T.I. | My Love [2006]
446.39 pts / 6 votes / 74 avg
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AM 3000 All-Time rank: 294
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 51
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 571
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I agree that the Prince-on-quaaludes vocals can get cloying, but fortunately the presence of T.I. for balance, plus the controlled-yet-frantic Timbaland production, really made this stand out as "what-the-hell-is-THIS?" moment if switching the dial to a Top 40 station. (But where is the follow-up?)


[56] Radiohead | The National Anthem [2000]
447.77 pts / 5 votes / 90 avg
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AM 3000 All-Time rank: 2449
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 502
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 848
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This here is in my Top 3 Radiohead tracks – really, what more can one want other than a filthy-mean distorted bassline, relentlessly processed drums, and an avant-jazz horn section flying off the rails?

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[55] Hercules and Love Affair | Blind [2008]
448.91 pts / 6 votes / 75 avg
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AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 29
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 260
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Antony-gone-disco just beats out his own chamber pop classic, and one can see why – this may hearken to another day, but it'll fill dancefloors for years to come.


[54] Dirty Projectors | Stillness Is The Move [2009]
453.94 pts / 7 votes / 65 avg
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AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 155
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 424
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I've not really gotten into them, but it's still a nice indicator of the willingness of a segment of the music-listening populace to embrace weirdness, unusual song structures, and other non-standard fare. Hopefully they will continue to inspire others to branch out and try new things.


[53] Gorillaz feat. De La Soul | Feel Good Inc. [2005]
467.49 pts / 7 votes / 67 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 43
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 522
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 93
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 473
Fans: Chris [ 18 ]




Insane laughing, cartoons, and De La Soul. It's not 1989, but I can always pretend.


[52] Radiohead | Everything In Its Right Place [2000]
509.83 pts / 9 votes / 57 avg
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AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 514
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A zen koan about waking up sucking on lemons, with one of the most instantly-engaging 5-note openings out there, this STILL mesmerizes. And Kid A continues on…


[51] Gorillaz | Clint Eastwood [2001]
509.86 pts / 7 votes / 73 avg
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AM 3000 All-Time rank: 404
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 77
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 485
Fans: Daniel (9); Beef Supreme (17)




In the battle of the Gorillaz, Clint Eastwood just barely wins! (And back in 2000, I'm sure I never would have thought of typing THAT.)

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[50] Ryan Adams | La Cienega Just Smiled [2001]
520 pts / 3 votes / 173 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 316
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 2761
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: Not in Top 1000
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): Not in the Top 1000
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Ryan Adams may have slipped off the rails a bit as the decade wore on, though his fans remain loyal, and here the loyalty of 2 #1 votes and another Top 20 can get you No. 50 on the list! That said, this really is quite lovely.


[49] Modest Mouse | Float On [2004]
525.5 pts / 9 votes / 58 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 51
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 617
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 25
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 412
Fans: Daniel (19)




Again, not my favorite group, but I certainly see why this caught on like it did.


[48] The Flaming Lips | Do You Realize?? [2002]
534.2 pts / 6 votes / 89 avg
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AM 3000 All-Time rank: 690
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 32
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 566
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The initial buzz from hearing this has worn off, but going back and listening to the little sonic nuances in between the now-famous lyrics is still its own reward.


[47] Fleet Foxes | White Winter Hymnal [2008]
535.97 pts / 8 votes / 67 avg
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AM 3000 All-Time rank: n/a
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 138
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 620
Fans: Jackson (17)




This is in rather high rotation on the only firebrand non-college radio station in town, and it never fails to surprise in a good way…a 2-minute 4-part harmonizin' madrigal, on the radio. Can't wait to see where they go next.


[46] Radiohead | Idioteque [2000]
540.56 pts / 8 votes / 68 avg
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AM 3000 All-Time rank: Bubbling under
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 17
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 143
Fans: Nassim (7); Brose (17); Depeche Mode (19)




And just like that, the Big 4 from Kid A are done. Kudos to AM for getting the "right" Big 4, at least to me! This is still a weird one, full of sounds of clattering machinery from the '70s, once-modern technology gathering dust, and rampantly-accelerating fear at the dawn of a decade where fear would often prevail.

But danceable, in its own twisted way.

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Aww, i woulda hoped that Idioteque and John Wayce Gacy Jr. would challenge for at least top 20, especially considering that in the all time poll they finished 14th and 16th respectively for their decade. They're both really excellent songs.

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Quote: Joobalooba
Aww, i woulda hoped that Idioteque and John Wayce Gacy Jr. would challenge for at least top 20, especially considering that in the all time poll they finished 14th and 16th respectively for their decade. They're both really excellent songs.


I think in the case of this poll, there was some vote-splitting going on, not so much by artist but by album.

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[45] R. Kelly | Ignition (Remix) [2003]
549.95 pts / 6 votes / 92 avg
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AM 3000 All-Time rank: 860
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 15
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 267
Fans: Chris (3); Brose (7)




He's not my favorite person, that's for sure, but this list would not be complete without some male-led modern r&b. (And I'm not counting Justin.)


[44] Coldplay | The Scientist [2002]
560.15 pts / 7 votes / 80 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 142
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 1405
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 125
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 323
Fans: Daniel (7); Depeche Mode (10)


Official Video



I was a bit surprised that of all the Coldplay songs, this one got the most points, but power ballads and backward-running videos will always have their place.


[43] Missy Elliott | Get Ur Freak On [2001]
568.11 pts / 9 votes / 63 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 4
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 70
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 8
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): Not in the Top 1000
Fans: Stone (13)


Official Video



I can't believe it's been 9 years now, but Missy's biggest hit still sounds like the most futuristic mayhem. Assuming that our futuristic cyborg selves still have sex. Remix included since Nelly Furtado felt bad not making the list.


[42] TV on The Radio | Staring At The Sun [2003]
587.11 pts / 7 votes / 84 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 165
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 1592
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 73
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 205
Fans: Petri (10); Nassim (17)




Another otherworldly track, where they sound like Peter Gabriel gone intense and all scorched-earth on us, this is where TVOTR broke through and showed early proof that they'd be one of the groundbreakers of the decade.


[41] The National | Fake Empire [2007]
599.35 pts / 8 votes / 75 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 214
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 1982
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 230
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 204
Fans: Stephan (3); Mindrocker (17)




Often in my list-tallying endeavors I've found that The National split a lot of their own votes, but here "Fake Empire" has distanced itself quite comfortable from the rest, as has Boxer over Alligator.

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Spectacularly good songs in the last few posts. My #1 and #3 of course, but also the only Radiohead song I truly love (Everything In Its Right Place) and some other really good tracks. Shame John Wayne Gacy Jr. didn't end up higher, I think it was quite high on my list too.

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What the heck, let's crack the Top 40...some big names goin' down now:

[40] The Strokes | Hard To Explain [2001]
603.05 pts / 7 votes / 86 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 82
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 851
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 49
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 739
Fans: Fred (3): Jackson (14)




Pretty much set the Strokes template for tight & taut, even if I still prefer "A Stroke of Genius".


[39] Grizzly Bear | Two Weeks [2009]
604.22 pts / 10 votes / 60 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: n/a
AM 3000 All-Time rank: n/a
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 116
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 405
Fans: Brose (14)




More evidence of the general Pet Sounds influence that became so prevalent over indie in the last decade, this shows typically admirable attention to detail. And, apparently, Jay-Z and Beyonce are big fans, for what that's worth.


[38] Peter Bjorn and John | Young Folks [2006]
608.98 pts / 13 votes / 47 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 15
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 231
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 26
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 515
Fans: Chris (17)




A deceptively simple tune that somehow captured the zeitgeist of its time, I just like the general feel of malaise. And the whistling, oh the whistling.


[37] LCD Soundsystem | Losing My Edge [2002]
613.37 pts / 7 votes / 88 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 19
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 260
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 16
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 586
Fans: Brose [ 8 ]; Jackson (10)




The theme of High Fidelity boiled down into song form, this is just hilarious. (Especially when you consider that if the narrator really was there during the making of Trout Mask Replica, then he would have to at the very least be in his early fifties when this song came out.)


[36] Jay-Z | 99 Problems [2003]
622.31 pts / 8 votes / 78 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 34
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 451
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 6
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 360
Fans: Jonathon (14); Nick [ 18 ]




This is pretty much Jay-Z beating the Beasties at their own game, with its unstoppable riff and inspired section with the racist cop. Several other Jay-Z songs just missed (including "Empire State of Mind" (very surprising) and the glorious "Ain't No Love (Heart of the City)".

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Quick question - how does one go about being able to update the first post in a thread? I like how Jackson had the running list updated in the All-Time Songs poll results, and I think that would be nice here as well. Just wonderin'...

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Quote: sonofsamiam
Quick question - how does one go about being able to update the first post in a thread? I like how Jackson had the running list updated in the All-Time Songs poll results, and I think that would be nice here as well. Just wonderin'...


You have to bookmark the edit page while it's still available. At this point, I assume you can't.

Great placement for 'The Rip,' and I agree those are the right four Radiohead tracks. 'The National Anthem,' in particular, should be higher. It's good to see 'Losing My Edge' place this high after what (for me) was a disappointing finish in the all-time poll. It tends to be forgotten now that 'All My Friends' and 'Someone Great' exist, but I think it stands up to those two tracks. The song's lyrics are deeper and more serious than I think most people realize, while also being humorous and rewarding for a music fan to listen to with all of the inside references.

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Ah well, at least I know about the bookmarking for the future!

[35] Annie | Heartbeat [2004]
623.46 pts / 7 votes / 89 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 124
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 1240
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 82
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 339
Fans: Moonbeam (1); Stephan (4); sonofsamiam (19)




Proof positive that in this decade, great pop could be found anytime, anywhere. And this is great dance pop in that tradition.

Another note: early on in the countdown, about 12 voters in, this was in the Top 10. I think Moonbeam would have liked that.


[34] Sufjan Stevens | Chicago [2005]
628.53 pts / 8 votes / 79 avg
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AM 3000 All-Time rank: 1250
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 65
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 244
Fans: Daniel (3)






Sufjan at his most grand, with the full orchestration, the background vocalists, and the combination of his inspiration and ambition coalescing perfectly. He has abandoned the 50-state concept, calling it a silly conceit, and it's probably for the best – he wasn't going to top this, and it was time to try new things.


[33] Queens of The Stone Age | No One Knows [2002]
636.82 pts / 10 votes / 64 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 57
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 674
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 66
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 399
Fans: Beef Supreme (7)




Nominally QOTSA are a metal band, but this is more in the vein of the best hard rock from years gone by, with Dave Grohl and Mark Lanegan making very important contributions (supergroup mode before Them Crooked Vultures). I once heard this compared to Wire meets ZZ Top – I'm guessing Josh Homme appreciated that compliment.


[32] The Avalanches | Frontier Psychiatrist [2000]
650.3 pts / 5 votes / 130 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 204
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 1887
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 130
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 277
Fans: Charlie Driggs (4), Petri , Nassim (13), Jackson [18]




Almost like the Dust Brothers meet They Might Be Giants, it's nice that experimentalism can still be smile-inducing.


[31] Sufjan Stevens | Casimir Pulaski Day [2005]
661.91 pts / 8 votes / 83 avg
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AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 629
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 314
Fans: Brad (4), Michel (17), Nassim (20)




It's kinda cool that the highest placement from Illinois isn't a grand statement, and only tangentially related to the state (it's a political holiday that kids get to miss school for). This is a great song because of the detail, the honest conflict faced by someone whose faith has been tested, and its ability to tread the fine line between pathos and shlock. Beautifully rendered stuff, and I hope he revisits this type of songwriting after he's done with the classical stuff.


On another note, what a bummer that so many of this group have no official videos.

Re: AMF Poll: Top Songs of the 2000s - Results!

Here's the list so far. I'd love to see people start guessing the order of the Top 30. Get into it! Get active! Get involved!

[100] The Knife | Silent Shout
[99] The Rapture | House of Jealous Lovers
[98] Hot Chip | Boy from School
[97] Bat for Lashes | Daniel
[96] Depeche Mode | Precious
[95] Madonna | Hung Up
[94] Of Montreal | The Past Is a Grotesque Animal
[93] Junior Senior | Move Your Feet
[92] Kanye West | Gold Digger
[91] Justin Timberlake | Cry Me a River
[90] Radiohead | There There
[89] Coldplay | Yellow
[88] Animal Collective | Brother Sport
[87] Britney Spears | Toxic
[86] Deerhunter | Nothing Ever Happened
[85] The Flaming Lips | Fight Test
[84] Franz Ferdinand | Do You Want To
[83] Ghostface Killah | Nutmeg
[82] Panda Bear | Bros
[81] TV on The Radio | Halfway Home
[80] Scissor Sisters | I Don't Feel Like Dancin'
[79] Aaliyah | Try Again
[78] The Killers | Mr. Brightside
[77] T.I. | What You Know
[76] Justice | D.A.N.C.E.
[75] Björk | Pagan Poetry
[74] Coldplay | Viva La Vida
[73] The Postal Service | Such Great Heights
[72] Phoenix | 1901
[71] New Order | Crystal
[70] Amy Winehouse | Rehab
[69] Kanye West | Jesus Walks
[68] Coldplay | Clocks
[67] LCD Soundsystem | Tribulations
[66] Radiohead | How To Disappear Completely
[65] The Hives | Hate To Say I Told You So
[64] Arctic Monkeys | I Bet You Look Good on The Dancefloor
[63] Justin Timberlake | What Goes Around.../...Comes Around (Interlude)
[62] Sufjan Stevens | John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
[61] The Roots feat. Cody Chestnutt | The Seed (2.0)
[60] Battles | Atlas
[59] Portishead | The Rip
[58] Antony and The Johnsons | Hope There's Someone
[57] Justin Timberlake feat. T.I. | My Love
[56] Radiohead | The National Anthem
[55] Hercules and Love Affair | Blind
[54] Dirty Projectors | Stillness Is The Move
[53] Gorillaz feat. De La Soul | Feel Good Inc.
[52] Radiohead | Everything In Its Right Place
[51] Gorillaz | Clint Eastwood
[50] Ryan Adams | La Cienega Just Smiled
[49] Modest Mouse | Float On
[48] The Flaming Lips | Do You Realize??
[47] Fleet Foxes | White Winter Hymnal
[46] Radiohead | Idioteque
[45] R. Kelly | Ignition (Remix)
[44] Coldplay | The Scientist
[43] Missy Elliott | Get Ur Freak On
[42] TV on The Radio | Staring At The Sun
[41] The National | Fake Empire
[40] The Strokes | Hard To Explain
[39] Grizzly Bear | Two Weeks
[38] Peter Bjorn and John | Young Folks
[37] LCD Soundsystem | Losing My Edge
[36] Jay-Z | 99 Problems
[35] Annie | Heartbeat
[34] Sufjan Stevens | Chicago
[33] Queens of The Stone Age | No One Knows
[32] The Avalanches | Frontier Psychiatrist
[31] Sufjan Stevens | Casimir Pulaski Day

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That last section was fantastic! I'm surprised to see Chicago and Casimir Pulaski Day beat out John Wayne Gacy Jr. on this forum, but I agree with the result.

What a great finish for Frontier Psychiatrist. I realized there was love for that song from its all-time poll finish, but it's nice to see it up here against conventional picks.

I didn't vote for No One Knows or Heartbeat, but both are excellent as well.

I'll guess when it gets up to the top 20. Sorry I'm one of the sole people commenting on this great effort.

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by the looks of it, this seems to be the remaining 30 songs....

Wake Up- Arcade Fire
Rebellion (Lies)- Arcade Fire
Neighborhood #1- Arcade Fire
Pyramid Song- Radiohead
Digital Love- Daft Punk
One More Time- Daft Punk
Last Night- The Strokes
Fell in Love With a Girl- The White Stripes
Seven Nation Army- The White Stripes
Paper Planes- M.I.A.
Crazy- Gnarls Barkley
Someone Great- LCD Soundsystem
All My Friends- LCD Soundsystem
Crazy In Love- Beyonce (featuring Jay-z)
Kids- MGMT
Time to Pretend- MGMT
My Girls- Animal Collective
Maps- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Hurt- Johnny Cash
Take Me Out- Franz Ferdinand
Ms. Jackson- OutKast
B.O.B.- OutKast
Hey Ya!- OutKast
Can't Get You Out of My Head- Kylie Minogue
Stan- Eminem (featuring Dido)
Lose Yourself- Eminem
Since I Left You- The Avalanches
Steady As She Goes- The Raconteurs
Silent Shout- The Knife
Wolf Like Me- TV on the Radio

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Quote: Nick
by the looks of it, this seems to be the remaining 30 songs....

Wake Up- Arcade Fire
Rebellion (Lies)- Arcade Fire
Neighborhood #1- Arcade Fire
Pyramid Song- Radiohead
Digital Love- Daft Punk
One More Time- Daft Punk
Last Night- The Strokes
Fell in Love With a Girl- The White Stripes
Seven Nation Army- The White Stripes
Paper Planes- M.I.A.
Crazy- Gnarls Barkley
Someone Great- LCD Soundsystem
All My Friends- LCD Soundsystem
Crazy In Love- Beyonce (featuring Jay-z)
Kids- MGMT
Time to Pretend- MGMT
My Girls- Animal Collective
Maps- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Hurt- Johnny Cash
Take Me Out- Franz Ferdinand
Ms. Jackson- OutKast
B.O.B.- OutKast
Hey Ya!- OutKast
Can't Get You Out of My Head- Kylie Minogue
Stan- Eminem (featuring Dido)
Lose Yourself- Eminem
Since I Left You- The Avalanches
Steady As She Goes- The Raconteurs
Silent Shout- The Knife
Wolf Like Me- TV on the Radio


oops, I meant "Heartbeats" by The Knife, not "Silent Shout". silly me.

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This list turns out wonderfully. I love that so many album tracks (Sufjan, Radiohead) place so high in the total.

Don't know about "Steady As She Goes". I'd say Wilco's "Jesus, etc".

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Two wonderful 90's covers in the same style:

Ryan Adams - Wonderwall
Jose Gonzalez - Heartbeats

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This list is awesome!

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Quote: Nick
Quote: Nick
by the looks of it, this seems to be the remaining 30 songs....

Wake Up- Arcade Fire
Rebellion (Lies)- Arcade Fire
Neighborhood #1- Arcade Fire
Pyramid Song- Radiohead
Digital Love- Daft Punk
One More Time- Daft Punk
Last Night- The Strokes
Fell in Love With a Girl- The White Stripes
Seven Nation Army- The White Stripes
Paper Planes- M.I.A.
Crazy- Gnarls Barkley
Someone Great- LCD Soundsystem
All My Friends- LCD Soundsystem
Crazy In Love- Beyonce (featuring Jay-z)
Kids- MGMT
Time to Pretend- MGMT
My Girls- Animal Collective
Maps- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Hurt- Johnny Cash
Take Me Out- Franz Ferdinand
Ms. Jackson- OutKast
B.O.B.- OutKast
Hey Ya!- OutKast
Can't Get You Out of My Head- Kylie Minogue
Stan- Eminem (featuring Dido)
Lose Yourself- Eminem
Since I Left You- The Avalanches
Steady As She Goes- The Raconteurs
Silent Shout[edit. Heartbeats]- The Knife
Wolf Like Me- TV on the Radio


oops, I meant "Heartbeats" by The Knife, not "Silent Shout". silly me.

I second Henrik. Jesus, etc... is definitely in the list (and Steady As She Goes isn't). Two OutKast songs and All My Friends in the top 3. But what is #4. I hope it will my #3 (which it probably won't). Next one in the list: Lose Yourself.

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oh man, "Jesus, Etc." had totally slipped my mind. I'd say that song will definitely place.

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Cool, some replies! Into the Top 30 we go...

[30] The White Stripes | Fell in Love With a Girl [2001]
674.4 pts / 9 votes / 75 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 21
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 289
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 40
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 233
Fans: Nick (13)




Great 2-minute sodapunk, even better video.


[29] Eminem | Lose Yourself [2002]
677.88 pts / 8 votes / 85 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 37
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 484
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 28
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 793
Fans: Depeche Mode (6), Stone [ 18 ], Chris (20)




To continue the '80s references, this was the '00s "Eye of the Tiger". Not sure if that's a good thing, but one can certainly shadowbox to this.


[28] Wilco | Jesus, etc. [2002]
683.18 pts / 10 votes / 68 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 276
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 2458
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 80
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 299
Fans: Jonathon (6), Jackson (13)




It surprised me that the great experimental pieces from YHF just missed, but apropos that Wilco's best straightforward song placed the highest. Lovely and sad, and the skyscrapers still remind.


[27] The Avalanches | Since I Left You [2000]
709.57 pts / 9 votes / 79 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 46
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 556
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 41
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 325
Fans: Jackson [ 8 ], Ned (19)




An absolutely gorgeous sample is the bedrock between the perfect blend of dancefloor bliss and wistful longing. But aren't all dancefloors primarily for wistful longing?


[26] Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z | Crazy In Love [2003]
722.69 pts / 7 votes / 103 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 5
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 105
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 4
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 160
Fans: Nick (5), Chris (10), Stone (14)




I don't know why so many people dis this – the rhythm is fantastic, the horn sample is absolutely perfect, and Beyonce delivers her best vocal performance to date. She went supernova here and hasn't come down, and credit to Jay-Z for being the supportive boyfriend and taking a backseat.

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Solid bunch there. Two of my favorites in Since I Left You and Jesus, Etc., and it's hard to argue with the other three. Lose Yourself still fires me up every time I hear it and (along with Stan) is in a tier to itself among Eminem songs.

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The Fleet Foxes song (47) is absolutely incredible. It's a total rediscovery. In all the top, it's my favorite yet.
Thanks you to those who voted for this song.

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Those are 30 brilliant songs. While this decade has been weak based on albums, I think these 30 songs would stand up to 30 songs from any other decade (except maybe the 70s), because of the sheer diversity.

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Sorry it's been slow today. I plan to finish tomorrow if at all possible.

[25] Arcade Fire | Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) [2004]
725.22 pts / 9 votes / 81 avg
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AM 3000 All-Time rank: Not Listed
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 96
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 121
Fans: VanillaFire1000 (6), Fred [ 8 ]




Quite a way to kick off an album, this certainly has an epic scope, although the lyrics when you listen to them are pretty much the product of a repressed teenage mind. Wait, no wonder it's so beloved.


[24] LCD Soundsystem | Someone Great [2007]
777.73 pts / 10 votes / 78 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 112
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 1164
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 54
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 132
Fans: Brose (12)




Speaking of songs about heartbreak, I never really thought Murphy had something like this in him. Just absolutely brilliant, plus the saddest sounding glockenspiel yet. Enjoy the super-serious emo video!


[23] Eminem feat. Dido | Stan [2000]
787.3 pts / 9 votes / 87 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 20
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 270
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 48
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 137
Fans: Henrik (3), Greg (5), Jonathon (15)




Everyone talks about the dramatic narrative here and how impressive it is, but what's truly amazing is how easily Eminem gets away with such total self-mythology only 1 year into his career. Impressive.


[22] Animal Collective | My Girls [2009]
802.81 pts / 9 votes / 89 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: n/a
AM 3000 All-Time rank: n/a
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 38
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 142
Fans: Depeche Mode (9), Jonathon (9), Nick (15), Brose (16), Chris (19)




Animal Collective's most aw shucks moment, and probably their most relatable.


[21] Radiohead | Pyramid Song [2001]
816.5 pts / 7 votes / 117 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 71
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 778
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 63
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 179
Fans: Depeche Mode (1), sonofsamiam (2), Jonathon (16)


Official Video



I'm impressed that this came out on top of all the Radiohead songs here, considering I think it's their most perfect masterpiece. The lyrics are the most evocative Yorke has done (strange but straightforward), while the music, with its nod to Alice Coltrane and other Eastern and jazz influences, is spectacular. Imagine if they'd put this on Kid A after all…

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Quote: sonofsamiam

Another note: early on in the countdown, about 12 voters in, this was in the Top 10. I think Moonbeam would have liked that.


I love it! I'm quite pleasantly surprised by how well "Heartbeat" has done here. Of course I think it belongs in the top 10, but I'm absolutely thrilled and rather astonished that it made the top 50!

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My top 20 prediction:

1. All My Friends- LCD Soundsystem
2. Hey Ya!- OutKast
3. B.O.B.- OutKast
4. Paper Planes - M.I.A
5. Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
6. Wake Up - Arcade Fire
7. Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
8. Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
9. Rebellion (Lies) - Arcade Fire
10. Heartbeats - The Knife
11. One More Time - Daft Punk
12. Last Nite - The Strokes
13. Ms. Jackson - OutKast
14. Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
15. Time to Pretend - MGMT
16. Hurt - Johnnny Cash
17. Digital Love - Daft Punk
18. Can't Get You Out Of My Head - Kylie Minougue
19. Wolf Like Me - TV On the Radio
20. Kids - MGMT

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[20] Kylie Minogue | Can't Get You Out of My Head [2001]
833.71 pts / 8 votes / 104 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 8
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 176
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 11
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 273
Fans: Moonbeam (3), Henrik [ 8 ], Nick (11), Chris (13)


Official Video



Yes, it was a long long way from "The Loco-Motion" … 15 years later, Kylie finally cemented her critical reputation as an important pop purveyor with this track. And that nagging "na-na-na" is so effective because there is such an air of melancholy to it.


[19] MGMT | Kids [2005]
841.46 pts / 11 votes / 76 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: n/a
AM 3000 All-Time rank: n/a
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 24
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 536
Fans: Chris (1), Charlie Driggs (6), Petri (12)




Just an incredibly catchy synth riff, and a surprisingly hippie-ish feel for a band normally associated with tongue-in-cheek Manhattan-ness. Only took 3 years to catch on, but now it's here for good.


[18] TV on The Radio | Wolf Like Me [2006]
855.22 pts / 10 votes / 86 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 26
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 357
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 43
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 206
Fans: Jackson (2), Depeche Mode (14), Jonathon (19)




This one really gathered steam in the last week of voting, and quickly propelled not only past "Staring At The Sun" (which it is also next to in the All-Time Poll) but all the way into the Top 20. I have to say it was very nice to see TVOTR get across-the-board acclaim here.


[17] The Strokes | Last Nite [2001]
882.92 pts / 14 votes / 63 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 40
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 500
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 12
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 113
Fans: Brose (2)




Often The Strokes tend to cancel themselves out with vote-splitting, but 14 votes for this shows a pretty clear consensus. (Odd to me that "Someday" got left in the dust.) Anyway, this will probably go down as their signature song at this point, and it's pretty clear why.


[16] MGMT | Time To Pretend [2005]
911.85 pts / 13 votes / 70 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: n/a
AM 3000 All-Time rank: n/a
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 42
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 271
Fans: Daniel [ 8 ], Chris (9)




It was a battle to the end between the 2 big MGMT tracks, but "Time To Pretend" pulled away in the final accounting. This really is a favorite here, when you see how this stacks up in the AM EOD critics list compared to this list.

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THe problem with MGMT is to choose a song more than another. Honestly the first six songs of Oracular Spectacular are almost perfect. I do't konw why Kids and Time to pretend are preferred because weekend wars, The Youth, Electric Feels and 4th Dimension Transition are as good or even more.
Whatever, I'am glad that I am not the only one to love MGMT.

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This deserves its own post:

[15] Daft Punk | Digital Love [2001]
916.16 pts / 9 votes / 102 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 111
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 1161
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 61
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 402
Fans: sonofsamiam (3), Chris (4), Jackson (7)





[14] Daft Punk | One More Time [2000]
938.68 pts / 9 votes / 104 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 79
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 824
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 14
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 219
Fans: VanillaFire1000 (3), Schwah , Jonathon (12)




For a long time "Digital Love" held an upper hand in the battle of the Daft Punk classics, but over the last couple days "One More Time" took the lead and didn't look back (though it remained close). I'm still much more of a "Digital Love" fan – forlorn computers, references to Supertramp, big synth solos, can one ask for anything more?

Also, dunno why vids of these are so hard to come by. Enjoy the music!

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At this point I like pretty much all the songs and love many of them. After what I thought was a disappointing performance for Daft Punk in the all-time poll, especially "Digital Love," their fans came through in this poll.

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1. All My Friends- LCD Soundsystem
2. B.O.B.- OutKast
3. Hey Ya!- OutKast
4. Paper Planes - M.I.A
5. Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
6. Wake Up - Arcade Fire
7. Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
8. Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
9. Ms. Jackson - OutKast
10. Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
11. Rebellion (Lies) - Arcade Fire
12. Heartbeats - The Knife
13. Hurt - Johnnny Cash


Similar to JAckson's, but with a couple of changes

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Quote: sonofsamiam

Also, dunno why vids of these are so hard to come by. Enjoy the music!


That's surprising. Last time I checked, all of Interstella 5555 could be found on YouTube. (And I don't think Daft Punk made any videos of Discovery other than Interstella 5555.) I am not an anime fan, but I just loved watching the whole thing.

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I think we all know the songs, it's just the order in question:

[13] Johnny Cash | Hurt [2002]
967.66 pts / 12 votes / 81 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 38
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 485
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 22
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 215
Fans: Jonathon (5), Daniel (15), Stephan (15), Chris (16), Jackson (16)




Both one of the best covers and one of the best videos ever, this will remain stunning in perpetuity. I need to take this moment to recommend his cover of "The Mercy Seat", which is even better in its own dignified/terrifying way.


[12] Arcade Fire | Wake Up [2004]
1043.82 pts / 9 votes / 116 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: Not Listed
AM 3000 All-Time rank: Not Listed
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 35
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 68
Fans: Schwah (1), Nassim (3), Brose (4), Jackson (11), Petri (11)




There are many Americans at this point who don't know the name Arcade Fire, but definitely know this song, as it's become ubiquitous in commercials, including for the Super Bowl. I guess in a way this was inevitable, this track in particular has a massive epic-ness to it that lends itself to those types of occasions. On relistening, in fact, the real shock is how abruptly it ends – that double-time closeout could go another 3 minutes and I'm sure fans would neither mind nor notice.


[11] Yeah Yeah Yeahs | Maps [2003]
1127.96 pts / 12 votes / 94 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 36
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 472
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 10
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 127
Fans: Petri (4), Jonathon [ 8 ], Moonbeam [ 8 ], Stone (9), Nick (20)




This was Top 10 for most of the polling and slipped out in the last days. It is interesting when a song that generally differs from the rest of an artist's output turns out to be the consensus choice as the best, but sometimes a classic ballad is just gonna win out. (Though a little distorted guitar never hurts.)

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This list is awesome! I'm again amazed that one of my favorites has such a high place, this time in the form of Kylie making the top 20!

I'm always shocked to see "Wake Up" do so well. It's nearly my least favorite on Funeral- still a decent song, but not special to me.

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Ze Top 10

[10] Franz Ferdinand | Take Me Out [2004]
1173.22 pts / 13 votes / 90 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 3
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 69
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 7
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 99
Fans: Nick (2), Brose (9), Chris (14), Moonbeam (15), Henrik (16), Jonathon [ 18 ]




The most exciting part of this one for me is the sudden turnaround in tempo – it still can startle, and never fails to make me smile.


[ 9 ] Arcade Fire | Rebellion (Lies) [2004]
1178.47 pts / 10 votes / 118 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 68
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 760
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 30
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 78
Fans: Jackson (3), Toni (4), Jonathon (5), Brose (13), Daniel [ 18 ], Schwah [ 18 ]




I was a little surprised this came out on top of all the Arcade Fire tracks, so I listened to it again, and AGAIN I have to hearken back to the '80s. This is like filtering the bigness of U2 and The Cure for the bedsitter, both epic and personal. It's a difficult task to make that work.


[ 8 ] The White Stripes | Seven Nation Army [2003]
1304.89 pts / 16 votes / 82 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 6
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 140
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 2
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 59
Fans: Fred (7), Nick (7), Stone [ 8 ], Beef Supreme (11)




Everyone talks about the guitar that sounds like a bass, and that's good ominous classic rock stuff, but what I love here is the sheer caveman force and simplicity of Meg's drumming. It makes AC/DC's drummer sound like Neil Peart.

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This is a pretty nice trio:

[ 7 ] OutKast | Ms. Jackson [2000]
1366.15 pts / 17 votes / 80 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 17
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 245
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 37
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 115
Fans: Schwah (5), Nick (6), Stone (10), Nick (17)




With so much love going in the direction of other OutKast tracks, it's pretty cool that this still plowed it's way all the way to No. 7. Heartfelt and sincere yet sonically very, very cool, I think we all really took OutKast for granted from '98-'03. I want 'em back.


[ 6 ] The Knife | Heartbeats [2002]
1373.8 pts / 13 votes / 106 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 243
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 2144
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 19
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 83
Fans: Michel (1), Petri (3), Brose (5), Henrik (6), sonofsamiam (6), Jackson (9)




Terrific placement for a terrific track that is only going to continue growing in stature over time. Not as overtly weird or experimental as their subsequent work, but that's OK – it just serves as exceptional synth pop for anytime, anywhere.


[ 5 ] M.I.A. | Paper Planes [2007]
1385.11 pts / 13 votes / 107 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 72
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 793
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 1
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 50
Fans: Daniel (1), Chris (2), Toni (3), Jonathon (7), Nick [ 8 ], Beef Supreme (9)




No. 1 in the EOD list, but No. 5 is still pretty nice here. Has there ever been a chorus so dependent on sound effect samples, or at least that used them so effectively to both excite sonically and deliver the song's thematic message?

Note: The gap in points between 5 and 4 is huge. We're now entering a whole new zone...

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I'm going to revise my prediction:

1. Hey Ya
2. All My Friends
3. B.O.B
4. Crazy

OutKast simply cannot be stopped in this poll. Heartbeats at #6 was a very pleasant surprise, and I agree with you that its acclaim will only grow with time.

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Jackson called 4 and 3...

[ 4 ] Gnarls Barkley | Crazy [2005]
1838.99 pts / 17 votes / 108 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 1
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 45
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 5
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 44
Fans: Mindrocker (1), Depeche Mode (3), Daniel (4), Henrik (4), Nick (6), Stone (7), Stephan [ 8 ], VanillaFire1000 [ 8 ], Chris (15), Brose (20)


Official Video



Before this dropped, both Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo had their own levels of underground cred – the former from the great Grey Album mash-up, the latter from a decade of work with Goodie Mob, OutKast guest spots, and his own solo work. I doubt anyone would have predicted that their teaming up, especially under a rather ridiculous pop-culture-referring band name (always reminds of bad "ironic" '90s band names like Eve's Plum) would release one of the era's hugest and most defining singles.

But here it is, with its spaghetti-western strings and classic pop structure, right down to the running length. But at the end of the day its all about the vocal. Apparently done in the first take, it's utterly perfect.


[ 3 ] OutKast | B.O.B. [2000]
2019.53 pts / 14 votes / 144 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 25
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 356
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 9
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 32
Fans: sonofsamiam (1), Stone (1), Nassim (2), Schwah (2), Beef Supreme (3), Chris (5), Jackson (5), Nick (9), Brose (10), Jonathon (10), VanillaFire1000 (11)




An amazing thing about this is its average per vote – the only 2 songs with a higher average in the entire Top 100 got 3 votes apiece; this got 14. So yes, you either LOVE this, or didn't vote for it at all. Yet when you see the final tallies it almost came in at #1.

The other amazing thing? Everything else. This is a blitzkrieg of sound, and really one of the more avant-garde super-hits of our time. I love it to death.

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"Digital Love" and "Rebellion (Lies)" gets higher grades from me now.

Is it just me or does "Crazy in Love" and Ms Jackson remind me of each other?

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B.O.B. is incredible. It's a shame that Outkast will probably get the silver and the bronze. I can't see All my friends being beat.

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Green Day is completely underrated on this list.

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You mean Green Day did something this decade that was good enough to be among these songs? I must have missed it.

B.O.B. nearly made my list by the way. I do agree with your statement that you either love it or hate it, but I'm only just starting to love it.

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Quote: Stephan
You mean Green Day did something this decade that was good enough to be among these songs? I must have missed it.


Agreed!

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American Idiot was one of the best albums of the decade, IMO. 21st Century breakdown was decent.
I am glad Hurt is so high though.

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It was a close one:

[ 2 ] OutKast | Hey Ya! [2003]
2034.47 pts / 17 votes / 120 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 2
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 52
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 3
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 21
Fans: Beef Supreme (1), Brose(1), Henrik (2), Jonathon (2), Nick (3), Stone (5), Chris (7), Daniel (10), Charlie Driggs (11), Toni (19)




It was close to the very end between this and "All My Friends" – in fact, at one point Jackson asked if anything had a shot at beating "All My Friends", and this was at the very moment "Hey Ya" (briefly) passed it.

In the end it had more votes, but not quite enough high votes (just 46 points apart signifies a closer race than many thought). Regardless, this reflects the consensus feeling that this a song that brings people together, regardless of what genre one typically likes or what make background someone comes from. Lend me some sugar, I am your neighbor.


[ 1 ] LCD Soundsystem | All My Friends [2007]
2080.68 pts / 15 votes / 139 avg
AM 3000 '00s rank: 9
AM 3000 All-Time rank: 198
AM '00s EOD Lists rank: 18
AM All-Time Songs poll (2010): 18
Fans: Jackson (1), Nick (1), Moonbeam (2), Brose (3), Ned (3), Schwah (3), Jonathon (4), Nassim (4), VanillaFire1000 (5), Chris (11)


Official Video (single version)



And at the end of the day the No. 1 song of the '00s is about growing old and keeping it together, which makes it sort of an anthem for the Facebook generation, I suppose. I'm very pleased in a way that the top song is so long, and also that its Reich-ian beginning is the most overt nod to minimalism in a well-known song since the opening strains of "Baba O'Riley".

So what do we have at the ends of the day then? A consensus Top 4, with 2 songs being huge, traditional pop songs and the other 2 massively ambitious in scope. All are great, and this whole list in fact was quite satisying. Thanks for playing.

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[100] The Knife | Silent Shout
[99] The Rapture | House of Jealous Lovers
[98] Hot Chip | Boy from School
[97] Bat for Lashes | Daniel
[96] Depeche Mode | Precious
[95] Madonna | Hung Up
[94] Of Montreal | The Past Is a Grotesque Animal
[93] Junior Senior | Move Your Feet
[92] Kanye West | Gold Digger
[91] Justin Timberlake | Cry Me a River
[90] Radiohead | There There
[89] Coldplay | Yellow
[88] Animal Collective | Brother Sport
[87] Britney Spears | Toxic
[86] Deerhunter | Nothing Ever Happened
[85] The Flaming Lips | Fight Test
[84] Franz Ferdinand | Do You Want To
[83] Ghostface Killah | Nutmeg
[82] Panda Bear | Bros
[81] TV on The Radio | Halfway Home
[80] Scissor Sisters | I Don't Feel Like Dancin'
[79] Aaliyah | Try Again
[78] The Killers | Mr. Brightside
[77] T.I. | What You Know
[76] Justice | D.A.N.C.E.
[75] Björk | Pagan Poetry
[74] Coldplay | Viva La Vida
[73] The Postal Service | Such Great Heights
[72] Phoenix | 1901
[71] New Order | Crystal
[70] Amy Winehouse | Rehab
[69] Kanye West | Jesus Walks
[68] Coldplay | Clocks
[67] LCD Soundsystem | Tribulations
[66] Radiohead | How To Disappear Completely
[65] The Hives | Hate To Say I Told You So
[64] Arctic Monkeys | I Bet You Look Good on The Dancefloor
[63] Justin Timberlake | What Goes Around.../...Comes Around (Interlude)
[62] Sufjan Stevens | John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
[61] The Roots feat. Cody Chestnutt | The Seed (2.0)
[60] Battles | Atlas
[59] Portishead | The Rip
[58] Antony and The Johnsons | Hope There's Someone
[57] Justin Timberlake feat. T.I. | My Love
[56] Radiohead | The National Anthem
[55] Hercules and Love Affair | Blind
[54] Dirty Projectors | Stillness Is The Move
[53] Gorillaz feat. De La Soul | Feel Good Inc.
[52] Radiohead | Everything In Its Right Place
[51] Gorillaz | Clint Eastwood
[50] Ryan Adams | La Cienega Just Smiled
[49] Modest Mouse | Float On
[48] The Flaming Lips | Do You Realize??
[47] Fleet Foxes | White Winter Hymnal
[46] Radiohead | Idioteque
[45] R. Kelly | Ignition (Remix)
[44] Coldplay | The Scientist
[43] Missy Elliott | Get Ur Freak On
[42] TV on The Radio | Staring At The Sun
[41] The National | Fake Empire
[40] The Strokes | Hard To Explain
[39] Grizzly Bear | Two Weeks
[38] Peter Bjorn and John | Young Folks
[37] LCD Soundsystem | Losing My Edge
[36] Jay-Z | 99 Problems
[35] Annie | Heartbeat
[34] Sufjan Stevens | Chicago
[33] Queens of The Stone Age | No One Knows
[32] The Avalanches | Frontier Psychiatrist
[31] Sufjan Stevens | Casimir Pulaski Day
[30] The White Stripes | Fell in Love With a Girl
[29] Eminem | Lose Yourself
[28] Wilco | Jesus, etc.
[27] The Avalanches | Since I Left You
[26] Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z | Crazy In Love
[25] Arcade Fire | Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
[24] LCD Soundsystem | Someone Great
[23] Eminem feat. Dido | Stan
[22] Animal Collective | My Girls
[21] Radiohead | Pyramid Song
[20] Kylie Minogue | Can't Get You Out of My Head
[19] MGMT | Kids
[ 18 ] TV on The Radio | Wolf Like Me
[17] The Strokes | Last Nite
[16] MGMT | Time To Pretend
[15] Daft Punk | Digital Love
[14] Daft Punk | One More Time
[13] Johnny Cash | Hurt
[12] Arcade Fire | Wake Up
[11] Yeah Yeah Yeahs | Maps
[10] Franz Ferdinand | Take Me Out
[09] Arcade Fire | Rebellion (Lies)
[08 ] The White Stripes | Seven Nation Army
[07] OutKast | Ms. Jackson
[06] The Knife | Heartbeats
[05] M.I.A. | Paper Planes
[04] Gnarls Barkley | Crazy
[03] OutKast | B.O.B.
[02] OutKast | Hey Ya!
[01] LCD Soundsystem | All My Friends

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That's a great top 100. I should have stuck with my gut and predicted "All My Friends" to win, but I thought Ms. Jackson's placement at number 7 indicated OutKast was unbeatable. Still, numbers 2 and 3 for a whole decade is nothing to be ashamed of--according to us, the Beach Boys and Beatles in the 60s were the only ones close to duplicating this feat.

Now, shameless plug time: if you're interested in AM fantasy baseball, go to this thread hidden in our Misc. forum (I'm posting this because most posters don't go there regularly).

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Quote: sonofsamiam
Thanks for playing.


Thanks for the initiated comments!

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Great list, great presentation and especially great comments sonofsamiam.
It's unbelievable that Heartbeats almost beated Paper Planes. Very good placement for Dreijers.
But what's the comment about Postal Service and emo? I thought emo was something like this.

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Awesome presentation, sonofsamiam, and what an awesome list!

I feel that my album unveiling is rather lame.

Nonetheless, this list really does justice to a decade too often regarded as meaningless in terms of musical output.

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A common phrase from me in this forum has been "thousand thanks", but I have just learned that in English it's "thanks a million" and Sonofsamiam you deserve them all!

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Awesome presentation, sonofsamiam! Hey, you (and Moonbeam, Alex D and Jackson and ...) are setting the standard so high that frankly I don't know what I'm going to do when I post the final results of the 50s and 60s poll.
Sadly everytime I open this thread my computer gets hung up because (I suppose) of the size. Anyway it's not your fault at all, maybe I should replace my computer.

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[108] Kanye West (feat. GLC & Consequence) | Spaceship
[104] Joanna Newsom | Peach, Plum, Pear
[102] Animal Collective | Leaf House

So close for 3 of my favourite songs of the decade, dammit ! On the other hand I'm glad to see other people like Blood on the Motorway, Twilight and I'm Not Done (ending surprisingly high).

The Knife - Silent Shout : it took time before it became my favourite track on its album, but it is by far the best grower among it, with its dark and oppressive (but still very danceable) mood

Hot Chip - Boy From School : I love it more than Over and Over too, but none are even close to annoying !

Kanye West - Gold Digger : I still think at least 7 songs on the College Dropout are better than this one (and 2 or 3 in Late Registration)

Justin Timberlake - Cry Me A River : I don't think I had that one on my list but I'm glad other AMers like it ; it succeeds in sounding both ambitious and poppy, an immediate hit with artistic merit (and one of the last track before Timbaland lost any artistic concern)

Radiohead - There There : the only song I really like on Hail to the Thief, and Emma de Caunes is sooooooo cute (even in this video)

Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To ? : the song that first gave me a hint that I would hate their sophomore album...

TV on the Radio - Halfway Home : one of the best openers of the decade, I don't listen much to Dear Science anymore, but that song and Lovedogs still get regular play on my winamp !

Aaliyah - Try Again : probably the best R&B song of the decade, perfecly delivered by Aaliyah, the kind of song that stick to your head and never goes out. I bet that song and some other will be remembered in 2030 the same way we remember the hits of the Supremes today.

T.I. - What you Know : at first listen it can sound just annoying, but it is one of the most innocuous song of the decade (and yeah, HUGE is the word)

New Order - Crystal : I could expose myself to big trouble in this forum for saying that, but that is by far my favourite New Order track

Kanye West - Jesus Walks : one of those Kanye songs "better than Gold Digger" I was talking about, especially perfectly linked with Never Let You Down

LCD Soundsystem - Tribulations : the more lot of other songs of LCD Soundsystem climb in my all-time list, the more that one falls down... I'm getting tired of it obviously

Radiohead - How to Disappear Completely : I would have bet it would make the top 50... really tragic and haunting

Sufjan Stevens - John Wayne Gacy Jr : talking about haunting *shivers*

The Roots - The Seed 2.0 : as much immediately felt in love with this track as I have been disappointed by the full album

Radiohead - Idioteque : only 46 ???

TV on the Radio - Staring at the Sun : I love the word "otherwordly" sonofsamiam used there, that really defines the best TVOTR tracks

Jay-Z - 99 Problems : beating the Beastie Boys at their own game... never thought of it... might explain why I like that that much !

Annie - Heartbeat : a few years (months ?) ago, "eurodance" would have been an insult for me, that has been one of the few proofs of the contrary... it has every thing I should not like and still, it is unresistable

QOTSA - No One Knows : probably only my 10th favourite songs of QOTSA but given that this is my 2nd favourite album ever by my favourite band and that it has one of the best drum solos ever, I'm very happy to see it that high

The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist : I would have liked it to beat Since I left You, which I like but cannot compete with the incredible performance of making a song that singable, danceable and loveable by using movies (or TV shows maybe) samples

Sufjan Stevens - Casimur Pulaski Day : one of my best friend cry every time he hears this song, on the one end that makes him a pussy but on the other hand I feel like he is the one who is right...

The White Stripes - Fell In Love With A Girl : advice for beginners drummers : that one is both very easy and incredible fun to play

LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great : the most clever song ever about grieve

Johnny Cash - Hurt : dignified and frightening indeed

Arcade Fire - Wake Up : last week I listened to this one in the car in Iceland, passing between glaciers, and that will probably remain as one of the 3 most marvelous moments of holydais full of them ! (by the way, go visit Iceland ! Right Now ! It's incredible !)

Arcade Fire - Rebellion Lies : I'm always shocked to see "Rebellion Lies" do so well. It's nearly my least favorite on Funeral- still a decent song, but not special to me.

Outkast - Mrs Jackson : when that song was aired in France, the band was totally unknown hear and honestly as much as I love it, I thought until Speakerboxx was released that they never had done anything else... I did even know about what would become my 2nd favourite track of the decade

Outkast - B.O.B. : the previously called 2nd favourite track of the decade !

LCD Soundsystem - All my Friends : glad to see that one winning (even though I would have like the same top 2 as Pitchfork even more)

Well, awesome list as often ! I would have much more to say on many songs but I'm a bit too tired to try to write properly in English ! Dig that (and the album list) and you might understand why the 00s are my favourite decade !

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Compliments for the presentation Sonofsamiam! Due to the inclusion of the Youtube clips I discovered already quite a few 00s gems I wasn't familiar with yet.