75. Fall At Your Feet – Boy & Bear (2010; He Will Have His Way; Australia)
I would prefer it if this song was sexier, but I’ll make do with lovelier.
74. Yeah! – Usher, Lil Jon & Ludacris (2004; Confessions; United States)
No party is complete until you hear the famous first bars of this dancefloor filler.
73. Welcome To The Black Parade – My Chemical Romance (2006; The Black Parade; United States)
Now that hipster culture is in, emo culture was brilliant in hindsight.
72. Little Wonders – Rob Thomas (2007; Meet The Robinsons; United States)
I try to remember all the small moments because we have the internet to remember the big.
71. I Miss You – Blink-182 (2004; Blink-182; United States)
A Valentine’s Day song better suited to Halloween.
70. Like An Unwelcome Guest – Panics (2005; Sleeps Like A Curse; Australia)
The essence of both young love and Australianess is captured in this incredible track.
69. Are You Magnetic? – Faker (2008; Be The Twilight; Australia)
Too many people check their phones hoping someone more interesting wants their attention.
68. Umbrella – Rihanna & Jay-Z (2007; Good Girl Gone Bad; Barbados/United States)
A very topical Global Financial Crisis song, with the rain coming down like the Dow Jones.
67. One Armed Scissor – At The Drive-In (2001; Relationship Of Command; United States/Puerto Rico/Lebanon)
I don’t generally like singers shouting into the microphone, BUT THESE GUYS PULL IT OFF WITH ALACRITY.
66. Australia – Shins (2007; Wincing The Night Away; United States)
Absolutely nothing about this song or video has anything to do with Australia, though there is mention of defenstration.
65. Somewhere Only We Know – Keane (2004; Hopes And Fears; United Kingdom)
Apparently the girl wasn’t as keen as the boy.
64. Oxford Comma – Vampire Weekend (2008; Vampire Weekend; United States)
Rule of thumb for the Oxford comma is opposite to the apostrophe: if in doubt, do.
63. Amazing – Alex Lloyd (2001; Watching Angels Mend; Australia)
The person that this song has always reminded me of is now a member of parliament.
62. Wolf Like Me – TV On The Radio (2006; Return To Cookie Mountain; United States)
One of many songs about the wolf, which is my spirit animals, that I like.
61. Drive – Incubus (2001; Make Yourself; United States)
I can’t work whether there’s a metaphor in this song or whether it is actually about drink driving.
60. Bones – Killers (2006; Sam’s Town; United States)
I first heard this song in a car while driving to Melbourne. Great video.
59. Easy To Love – Jezabels (2009; She’s So Hard EP; Australia)
A sentiment we all feel from time to time.
58. Mardy Bum – Arctic Monkeys (2006; Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not; United Kingdom)
If there’s one thing worse than missing a train, it’s getting into a fight about it.
57. Boys In The Band – Libertines (2002; Up The Bracket; United Kingdom)
I want to listen this song while driving in a limo around Las Vegas.
56. There Is No Such Place – Augie March (2001; Sunset Studies; Australia)
Augie March took its name from a novel, so I took the name of this song for a short story.
55. Godhopping – Dogs Die In Hot Cars (2004; Please Describe Yourself; United Kingdom)
The irony of this song is that it would make for a good singalong for the happy clappers.
54. Not Afraid – Eminem (2010; Recovery; United States)
Before the Naughties I was afraid of rap music.
53. Starlight – Muse (2006; Black Holes And Revelations; United Kingdom)
I love a good, sharp hook at the start of a song.
52. Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon (2009; Only By The Night; United States)
I’m still not completely sure what happens when sex catches fire.
51. Scar – Missy Higgins (2004; The Sound Of White; Australia)
I have a scar on my leg. It was not left by an ex-lover.