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Ben’s Top 200 Songs of the 2000’s Countdown Part 1: 200-181

A while ago, I took on the massive task of compiling a ranking of the top 200 songs of the 90’s and 2000’s decades.

For a full disclaimer/explanation of how this countdown was created, please read this:


Here are links to the other installments:

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10


200. Relient K – Who I Am Hates Who I’ve Been

Year: 2005

Album: Mmmhmm

The music video entered TRL‘s Top 10 as well as the Billboard Hot 100 upon release in 2005. Along with steady radio play, it easily became the band’s most successful single after years of popularity on the independent scene.



199. Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby

Year: 2007

Album: Yours Truly, Angry Mob

“Ruby” became the band’s first ever #1 single on February 25, 2007, and ended 2007 as the year’s 10th biggest-selling single in the UK with total sales of 313,765.



198. Dirty Vegas – Days Go By

Year: 2001

Album: Dirty Vegas

“Days Go By” became a radio hit in 2002, peaking at #14 in the U.S., and received the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.



197. Fallin’ For You – Colbie Caillat

Year: 2009

Album: Breakthrough

On Billboard’Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks, the song spent 14 weeks at number two, before rising to number one the week of February 6, 2010.



196.  Trust Company – Downfall

Year: 2002

Album: The Lonely Position of Neutral

Trust Company’s debut is still their most successful to date and was certified gold for sales in excess of 500,000 copies.



195. Chevelle – The Red 

Year: 2002

Album:   Wonder What’s Next

“The Red” reached #56 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, in addition to placing in the top 5 of both the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart (#3) and the Modern Rock Tracks chart (#4)


194. The Ataris – In This Diary

Year: 2003

Album: So Long Astoria

The Ataris finally achieved mainstream success with the lead single from their major label debut, where it peaked at number 11 on the U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.



193. Disturbed – Down With The Sickness

Year: 2000

Album: The Sickness

This was Disturbed’s first single to be certified platinum in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America.



192. The Used – I Caught Fire

Year: 2005

Album: In Love and Death



191.  All Time Low – Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don’t)

Year: 2009

Album: Nothing Personal

“Damned If I Do Ya” became All Time Low’s first US Billboard Hot 100 charting song.



190. Michelle Branch & Santana – The Game of Love

Year: 2002

Album:  Shaman

“The Game of Love” won a Grammy Award for “Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals“, as well as peaking at #5 in on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.



189. Dragonforce – Through The Fire And Flames

Year: 2006

Album: Inhuman Rampage

Much of Dragonforce’s mainstream success can be owed to video games. “Through the Fire and Flames” is considered one of the most difficult songs to appear in the Guitar Herorhythm game series, first appearing as an unlockable bonus song in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, then again with full band support in the main setlist of Guitar Hero: Smash Hits.



188. Something Corporate – I Woke Up In A Car

Year: 2002

Album: Leaving Through The Window

Something Corporate finally achieved mainstream success with the release of “Leaving Through The Windows”, which premiered at Number 1 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart on June 8, 2002



187. Bon Jovi – It’s My Life

Year: 2000

Album: Crush

“It’s My Life” has the distinction of being the only song from a band once classified as 1980s hair metal to reach the top 40 in the 21st century.



186. Nelly – Ride Wit Me

Year: 2001

Album: Country Grammar

“Ride Wit Me” reached the top 10 in AustraliaIrelandNetherlandsNorway, the United Kingdom and the United States.



185. Limp Bizkit – Rollin’

Year: 2000

Album:  Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water

“Rollin’ (Air Raid Vehicle)” was well known among WWE fans as the entrance theme for The Undertaker from December 2000 to May 2002, and again for WrestleMania XIX in 2003 where it was performed live.



184. John Mayer – Waiting On The World To Change

Year: 2006

Album: Continuum

John Mayer’s 2006 hit reached #1 on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary charts and won the Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 49th Grammy Awards.



183. Avril Lavigne – Sk8er Boi

Year: 2002

Album: Let Go

Avril’s second single ever reached #11 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and as of October 2011, has sold 641,000 digital copies in the US.



182. Audioslave – Like A Stone

Year: 2003

Album: Audioslave

When released as the band’s second single in January 2003, the song topped both the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks and Hot Modern Rock Tracks charts.



181. The Black Eyed Peas – Let’s Get It Started

Year: 2002

Album:  Elephunk

This track originally appeared on the album under the title “Let’s Get Retarded“. The album version was originally only re-worked for its use in promotion for the 2004 NBA Playoffs on ABC in April 2004, however the new version was so well-received that it was later given an official single release two months later.



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