Top 200 Songs Of The 2000s, Part V (100-76)

100. Poker Face – Lady Gaga (2008; The Fame; United States)

Russian roulette is not the same without a gun and baby when it’s Gaga if it’s not rough it isn’t fun.

99. Far Away – Nickelback (2006; All The Right Reasons; Canada)

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro would be a lot higher than #99 in a list of the best books of the 2000s.

98. You’ve Got The Love – Florence + The Machine (2009; Lungs; United Kingdom)

I know I can count on Florence.

97. On Call – Kings Of Leon (2007; Because Of The Times; United States)

Don’t ever become exclusively a yes person: make sure you say no every now and then.

96. Gamble Everything For Love – Ben Lee (2004; Awake Is The Sleep; Australia)

I once did do this and it ended terribly. Suggestion: like the song, ignore the message.

95. I’m On A Boat – The Lonely Island & T-Pain (2009; Incredibad; United States)

If you ever actually find yourself on a boat, you are obliged to yell the title of this song at the stars.

94. It Wasn’t Me – Shaggy & Ricardo “RikRok” Ducent (2001; Hot Shot; Jamaica/United Kingdom)

It is a crime against humanity that this song took so long to become a hit.

93. Ever The Same – Rob Thomas (2004; Something To Be; United States)

The king of the soft rock melody.

92. O Yeah – End Of Fashion (2005; End Of Fashion; Australia)

I adore the slight key change in the ‘o yeah’ towards the coda.

91. Makes Me Wonder – Maroon 5 (2007; It Won’t Be Soon Before Long; United States)

Great song to listen to while walking through an airport.

90. Who Needs Love? – Razorlight (2006; Razorlight; United Kingdom)

Not I, no I don’t need that at all. Just kidding.

89. Supermassive Black Hole – Muse (2006; Black Holes And Revelations; United Kingdom)

This is the best possible description for a few people I’ve known.

88. Weak Become Heroes – The Streets (2002; Original Pirate Material; United Kingdom)

It’s funny because people listening to this song now would have no idea who Paul Oakenfold is.

87. Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap (2009; Conditions; Australia)

Nice song. Unsettling sentiment.

86. Never Be Amazing – David Franj (2002; Wrong Place, Wrong Time; Australia)

This song must be obscure: it doesn’t have its own Wikipedia page and Franj’s is a rabble.

85. Chop Suey! – System Of A Down (2001; Toxicity; United States/Lebanon/Armenia)

A song for everyone whose grandmother should put on some makeup.

84. Gives You Hell – The All-American Rejects (2008; When The World Comes Down; United States)

Listen out for the metafabulousness at the end.

83. Fluorescent Adolescent – Arctic Monkeys (2007; Favourite Worst Nightmare; United Kingdom)

Everything except this song is lacking in Tabasco.

82. What A Waster – The Libertines (2002; Up The Bracket; United Kingdom)

Not often a hit song includes the c-word. And a reference to James Joyce.

81. The Middle – Jimmy Eat World (2001; Bleed American; United States)

A song for that awkward phase.

80. I Will Possess Your Heart – Death Cab For Cutie (2008; Narrow Stairs; United States)

Clear 8 minutes 31 seconds from your life and enjoy this masterpiece.

79. Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira & Wyclef Jean (2006; Oral Fixation Vol. 2; Colombia/Haiti)

Please sing and dance along to this song but, I must insist, no fighting.

78. Light Surrounding You – Evermore (2006; Real Life; New Zealand)

Saw these guys supporting The Panics back in 2003. I sunk the black off the break during that show.

77. Missed The Boat – Modest Mouse (2007; We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank; United States)

This song always reminds me of Survivor. That is a good thing.

76. Fit But You Know It – The Streets (2004; A Grand Don’t Come For Free; United Kingdom)

‘Bare white-hot wit’ has become a bit of a slogan for my style.

NEXT: 75 – 51 of the Top 200 Songs of the 2000s

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