Friday, September 25, 2009

Runners-up for the best songs of the first decade of the 2000s

As promised, I'm going to list the 100 greatest songs of the 2000s. (Click here for the whole list.) But first, here are 100 runners-up, in no particular order:


Goldfrapp — "Caravan Girl"



The New Pornographers — "My Rights Versus Yours" — WATCH

Dirty Projectors — "Cannibal Resource" — LISTEN

Solange — "I Decided" — WATCH

Animal Collective — "Peacebone" — LISTEN

Imogen Heap — "Just for Now" — WATCH (album version)

The Sea and Cake — "Left Side Clouded" — WATCH

Spoon — "The Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine" — WATCH

Death Cab for Cutie — "Title and Registration" – WATCH

of Montreal — "The Repudiated Immortals" — LISTEN

Radiohead — "Everything in Its Right Place"



The Thrills — "One Horse Town" — WATCH

Nerina Pallot — "Everything's Illuminated!" — LISTEN

Grizzly Bear — "Southern Point" — LISTEN

Lady Gaga — "Paparazzi" — WATCH

The Postal Service — "Such Great Heights" — WATCH (cover by Iron & Wine)

The Weepies — "Nobody Knows Me at All" — WATCH

The Apples in Stereo — "Energy" — WATCH

Phoenix — "Lisztomania" — WATCH

Figurine — "IMpossible" — WATCH

Hot Hot Heat — "Talk to Me, Dance with Me"



The Notwist — "One with the Freaks" — LISTEN

Hot Chip — "Over and Over" — WATCH

Regina Spektor — "Better" — WATCH

Shout Out Louds — "Impossible" — WATCH

Elliott Smith — "Son of Sam" — WATCH

Alicia Keys — "Karma" — WATCH

Dido — "White Flag" — WATCH

The Dodos — "God?" — LISTEN

Clue to Kalo — "Seconds When It’s Minutes" — LISTEN

The Bird and the Bee — "Love Letter from Japan"



St. Vincent — "Your Lips are Red" — WATCH

Radiohead — "2 + 2 = 5 (The Lukewarm.)" — WATCH

Iron & Wine — "Boy with a Coin" — WATCH

Christina Aguilera — "Beautiful" — WATCH

Monsters Are Waiting — "Crazy Love" — LISTEN

Sufjan Stevens — "All Good Naysayers, Speak Up! Or Forever Hold Your Peace!" — LISTEN

Herbert (feat. Dani Siciliano & Shingai Shoniwa) — "The Audience" — WATCH

Bosque Brown — "White Dove" — LISTEN

Yeasayer — "2080" — LISTEN

Noisettes — "Never Forget You"



Arcade Fire — "My Body Is a Cage" — LISTEN

Modest Mouse — "Float On" — WATCH

Black Eyed Peas — "Boom Boom Pow" — WATCH

Wilco — "I'm the Man Who Loves You" — WATCH

Fiery Furnaces — "Duplexes of the Dead" — WATCH

Psapp — "Hi" — WATCH

1990s — "See You at the Lights" — LISTEN

Regina Spektor — "Ghost of Corporate Future" — WATCH

Beck — "Lonesome Tears" — WATCH

Camera Obscura — "Let’s Get Out of This Country"



Lenka — "Trouble Is a Friend" — WATCH

Death Cab for Cutie — "Tiny Vessels" — LISTEN

of Montreal — "The Party’s Crashing Us"— LISTEN

Decoder Ring — "Traffic" — LISTEN

Cut Copy — "Feel the Love" — LISTEN

Amerie — "1 Thing" — WATCH

John Mayer — "Daughters" — WATCH

St. Vincent — "The Apocalypse Song" — LISTEN

Jenny Lewis — "The Next Messiah" — LISTEN

Andrew Bird — "Imitosis"



Bj√∂rk — "It's Not up to You" — WATCH

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings — "100 Days, 100 Nights" — WATCH

Spoon — "The Way We Get By" — WATCH

The Strokes — "Someday" — WATCH

Thom Yorke — "The Clock" — WATCH

Rufus Wainwright — "Shadows" — LISTEN

Vanessa Carlton — "A Thousand Miles" — WATCH

Goldfrapp — "Ride a White Horse" — WATCH

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah — "Is This Love?" — LISTEN

Norah Jones — "Sinkin’ Soon"



Inara George with Van Dyke Parks — "Rough Design" — LISTEN

The Go! Team — "Ladyflash" — WATCH

OutKast — "B.O.B." — WATCH

MGMT — "The Youth"— WATCH

Ms. John Soda — "Solid Ground" — WATCH

Regina Spektor — "The Flowers" — WATCH

Feist — "My Moon My Man" — WATCH

Jason Mraz — "I'm Yours" — LISTEN

Hanne Hukkelberg — "Ease" — LISTEN

TV on the Radio — "Dreams"



Rilo Kiley — "The Good That Won’t Come Out" — LISTEN

The Temper Trap — "Sweet Disposition" — WATCH

Estelle (feat. Kanye West) — "American Boy" — WATCH

M. Ward (feat. Zooey Deschanel) — "Never Had Nobody Like You" — LISTEN

Arcade Fire — "Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)" — WATCH

The Strokes — "Hard to Explain" — WATCH

Rihanna — "Disturbia" — WATCH

Caribou — "Melody Day" — WATCH

Goldfrapp — "Monster Love" — LISTEN

Bruce Springsteen — "The Rising" — WATCH



MGMT — "Electric Feel" — WATCH

Sophie Ellis-Bextor — "Murder on the Dance Floor" — LISTEN

My Brightest Diamond — "Golden Star" — LISTEN

Franz Ferdinand — "Jacqueline" — LISTEN

Mika — "Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)" — WATCH

Death Cab for Cutie — "Soul Meets Body" — WATCH

Broken Social Scene — "Anthems for a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl" — WATCH

St. Vincent — "Black Rainbow" — LISTEN

The Postal Service — "Brand New Colony" — LISTEN

2 comments:

Ann Althouse said...

Thanks for collecting all this stuff. I like presenting the also-rans first like this.

Richard Lawrence Cohen said...

Many fine songs here. Thanks for my latest update in contemporary music!