175. Suburban War – Arcade Fire (2010; The Suburbs; Canada/United States)
I perceive this track as the spiritual successor to 1979.
174. We Both Go Down Together – Decemberists (2005; Picaresque; United States)
I listened to this song a lot while playing pool by myself.
173. Electric Feel – MGMT (2008, Oracular Spectacular; United States)
I love this video: it looks like they are smearing seminal fluid on each other.
172. Gold Digger – Kanye West & Jamie Foxx (2005; Late Registration; United States)
I do a wicked version of Foxx’s intro to this song.
171. Apologize – Timbaland & OneRepublic (2007; Shock Value; United States)
Funny that Timbaland has top billing on this song considering he is just remixing it.
170. Northern Downpour – Panic! At The Disco (2008; Pretty. Odd.; United States)
Thoroughly Manchester vibe to this little ditty.
169. Nine In The Afternoon – Panic! At The Disco (2008; Pretty. Odd.; United States)
First song in which the panic at the disco was no longer exclaimed but I can’t abide that shit.
168. Violet Hill – Coldplay (2008; Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends; United Kingdom)
You need to walk to the sequoias in winter at Yosemite to truly appreciate this song. Or visit Violet Hill. I’ve done both.
167. Gravel Pit – Wu-Tang Clan (2001; The W; United States)
Look out for ODB in the prehistoric prison.
166. Clothes Off!! – Gym Class Heroes & Patrick Stump (2007; As Cruel As Schoolchildren; United States)
Best dance moves in music video history at 3:00.
165. Lisztomania – Phoenix (2009; Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix; France)
According to Wikipedia, Lisztomania is “characterised by intense levels of hysteria demonstrated by fans” of Franz Liszt.
164. Halo – Beyoncé (2009; I Am… Sasha Fierce; United States)
Mondegreen: I thought she was singing “do you hate love, do you hate love”.
163. Crazy – Gnarls Barkley (2006; St Elsewhere; United States)
The first song to top the UK Singles Chart based solely on digital sales.
162. Sick Cycle Carousel – Lifehouse (2001; No Name Face; United States)
Mondegreen: I though he was singing “till I step down from this fuck up”.
161. You Are My Joy – Reindeer Section (2002; Son Of Evil Reindeer; United Kingdom)
Included in a very moving scene from the fourth season of Queer As Folk.
160. Get Us Home – Panics (2007; Cruel Guards; Australia)
This song resonates because I get homesick.
159. Go Slow Girl – Stella One Eleven (2001; In Your Hands; Australia)
This song was actually written about a boy.
158. White Unicorn – Wolfmother (2005; Wolfmother; Australia)
This song reminds me of a boy who used to wear a lot of Ralph Lauren, which is actually a white horse.
157. Papillon – Editors (2009; In This Light And On This Evening; United Kingdom)
Much, much better than the Mariah Carey song Butterfly.
156. Clint Eastwood – Gorillaz (2001; Gorillaz; United Kingdom)
The song that started it all — have the kids even heard of Blur?
155. The Leaving Song Pt II – AFI (2003; Sing The Sorrow; United States)
I have never heard Pt I. Unsure if there is one.
154. SexyBack – Justin Timberlake (2006; FutureSex/LoveSounds; United States)
The soundtrack to my junior year at college.
153. We Used To Vacation – Cold War Kids (2006; Robbers & Cowards; United States)
A song for anyone who has ever fallen off a wagon.
152. Viva La Vida – Coldplay (2008; Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends; United Kingdom)
I promised myself I would stop liking Coldplay. Then I heard this.
151. Caring Is Creepy – Shins (2001; Oh, Inverted World; United States)
And it is.