150. Teenage Dream – Katy Perry (2010; Teenage Dream; United States)
The bit about the skintight jeans is my favourite.
149. Silent Sigh – Badly Drawn Boy (2002; About A Boy OST; United Kingdom)
As featured in the absolutely cracking film About A Boy.
148. Well Thought Out Twinkles – Silversun Pickups (2007; Carnavas; United States)
One of several standout tracks from my phase of only listening to SP bands. And bookmakers.
147. Getting Away With It (All Messed Up) – James (2001; Pleased To Meet You; United Kingdom)
I have always liked the throwaway line about drinking one’s weight.
146. Young Folks – Peter Bjorn And John & Victoria Bergsman (2006; Writer’s Block; Sweden)
This song signifies the birth of the hipster movement.
145. Hey Ya! – OutKast (2003; Speakerboxxx/The Love Below; United States)
This is my go-to track for karaoke madness at the Possum.
144. Before It’s Too Late (Sam and Mikaela’s Theme) – Goo Goo Dolls (2007; Transformers: The Album; United States)
You are not permitted to wear that Enough LeBeouf shirt until you’ve watched this video.
143. Fuck Forever – Babyshambles (2005; Down In Albion; United Kingdom)
Fantastic song to sing along to at the top of your voice.
142. Hot N Cold – Katy Perry (2008; One Of The Boys; United States)
I declared while playing barefoot bowls that this was the party track of that summer.
141. Land Of A Thousand Words – Scissor Sisters (2006; Ta-Dah; United States)
Break-up song. Queue tears.
140. Without Me – Eminem (2002; The Eminem Show; United States)
Just think about how empty my life would be without me. Just kidding – funny song.
139. There, There – Radiohead (2003; Hail To The Thief; United Kingdom)
All the songs on this album had alternate titles. There, There’s was The Boney King Of Nowhere.
138. If I Were A Boy – Beyoncé (2008; I Am… Sasha Fierce; United States)
If I were a boy I probably wouldn’t enjoy this song as much as I do.
137. Dry Your Eyes – Streets (2004; A Grand Don’t Come For Free; United Kingdom)
I was once asked if the lyrics of this song had particular resonance with me. Every song does.
136. Like I Love You – Justin Timberlake & Clipse (2002; Justified; United States)
And if it’s up to me I guarantee your face will change.
135. Aerials – System Of A Down (2002; Toxicity; United States/Lebanon/Armenia)
I’m one of those people that always wants to play but can never take losing.
134. Let’s Fall Back In Love – Slow Club (2008; Let’s Fall Back In Love; United Kingdom)
This song first came to my attention through its use in a Vodafone commercial. I hate myself for that.
133. Hash Pipe – Weezer (2001; Weezer; United States)
Falsetto should be employed more in drug-themed songs by antehipsters.
132. Irreplaceable – Beyoncé (2006; B’Day; United States)
I insist that you enjoy this song on the left.
131. White & Nerdy – “Weird Al” Yankovic (2006; Straight Outta Lynwood; United States)
Love a good renaissance fair reference.
130. Fidelity – Regina Spektor (2006; Begin To Hope; Russia/United States)
More than in any other song I hope I sound like Regina when I sing along to Fidelity.
129. Cruel Guards – Panics (2007; Cruel Guards; Australia)
Song about antidepressants. You’ll need them after listening.
128. Fight Test – Flaming Lips (2002; Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots; United States)
This song is very similar lyrically and musically to Father And Son by Cat Stevens.
127. Whatever You Like – TI (2008; Paper Trail; United States)
The difference in meaning between the original and clean lyrics is phenomenal.
126. Time To Pretend – MGMT (2007; Oracular Spectacular; United States)
Drugs + Paris = Good Song.