January 6, 2010

Best of: 100 Absolutely Awesome Songs from 2000-2009

Here are my favourite songs of the past decade, lovingly hand picked from the top-rated tunes in my iTunes library. What a great decade of music it was. Top 10? Top 50? Couldn't do it. Here's a laundry list of 2000-2009's greatness.

In some cases, where an album was so awesome and jam-packed with great tunes, I chose to leave the individual songs off the list below and just have the album on my album list.

all systems go - "tell vicki"

arctic monkeys - "i bet you look good on the dancefloor"
athlete - "el salvador"
band of horses - "is there a ghost"
the big pink - "dominos"
bishop allen - "rain"
bloc party - "helicopter"
bob mould - "circles"
boy kill boy - "suzie"
broken social scene - "7/4 (shoreline)"
broken social scene - "cause = time"
cinematics - "keep forgetting"
cold war kids - "hang em up to dry"
coldplay - "yellow"
the darkness - "i believe in a thing called love"
datarock - "fa-fa-fa"
the dead 60s - "riot radio"
the dears - "don't lose the faith"
franz ferdinand - "take me out"
franz ferdinand - "this fire"
friendly fires - "paris"
frou frou - "let go, breathe in"
the gaslight anthem - "the 59 sound"
gnarls barkley - "crazy"
gomez - "girlshapedlovedrug"
gorillaz - "feel good inc."
gossip - "standing in the way of control"
guillemots - "trains to brazil"
heavens - "patent pending"
hilotrons - "dominika"
holy fuck - "lovely allen"
an horse - "camp out"
howling bells - "wishing stone"
immaculate machine - "jarhand"
imogen heap - "goodnight and go"
jet - "are you gonna be my girl"
julian plenti - "games for days"
kaiser chiefs - "i predict a riot"
keane - "is it any wonder"
kelly clarkson - "since u been gone"
kenna - "say goodbye to love"
the killers - "mr. brightside"
kings of leon - "use somebody"
kings of leon - "molly's chambers"
klaxons - "golden skans"
les savvy fav - "patty lee"
the long blondes - "century"
los campesinos! - "you! me! dancing!"
mark ronson with lily allen - "o my god"
mgmt - "time to pretend"
mgmt - "kids"
mgmt - "eletric feel"
mike doughty - "27 jennifers"
the moog - "i like you"
mother mother - "o my heart"
mstrkrft - "easy love"
n*e*r*d - "she wants to move"
nine inch nails - "only"
noisettes - "scratch your name"
okkervil river - "our life is not a movie or maybe"
okkervil river - "unless it kicks"
outkast - "hey yeah"
pearl jam - "the fixer"
a perfect circle - "lilith"
p!nk - "get the party started"
regina spektor - "fidelity"
the russian futurists - "paul simon"
santogold - "l.e.s. artistes"
scissor sisters - "take your mama"
sia - "breathe me"
silversun pickups - "lazy eye"
soul coughing - "circles"
soul coughing - "super bon bon"
spinnerette - "ghetto love"
spiral beach - "domino"
spiral beach - "made of stone"
spoon - "the underdog"
stars - "elevator love letter"
the strokes - "juicebox"
the strokes - "last nite"
the strokes - "12:51"
tapes n tapes - "the illiad"
tapes n tapes - "just drums"
these electric lives - "we should be believing"
the ting tings - "great dj"
the ting tings - "shut up and let me go"
turin brakes - "pain killer"
via audio - "harder on me"
the vines - "outtathaway"
the von bondies - "pale bride"
the von bondies - "c'mon c'mon"
wintersleep - "archaeologists"
yeah yeah yeahs - "y control"
yeah yeah yeahs - "maps"
yeah yeah yeahs - "zero"
the yoko casionos - "loose cannon"
young galaxy - "outside the city"
the zoutons - "tired of hanging around"
the zoutons - "valerie"
1990s - "see you at the lights"

Also, in case you missed them, check out my 25 Great Songs of 2009, 30 Great Albums of 2009 and 70 Absolutely Awesome Albums from 2000-2009 lists or check the whole best of series.

Photo from LA Weekly.