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Ben’s Top 200 Songs of the 2000’s Countdown Part 3: 160-141

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:

https://lifexinxrewind.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/disclaimerexplanation-for-my-top-songs-blogs/

Here are links to the other installments:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10
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160. Uncle Kracker – Smile 

Year: 2009

Album: Happy Hour

Uncle Kracker returned to the Billboard Top 100 after 5 years. “Smile” was his  first single since 2004’s “Writing It Down”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smile_(Uncle_Kracker_song)

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159. Smile Empty Soul – Bottom of a Bottle

Year: 2003

Album: Smile Empty Soul

Smile Empty Soul’s biggest hit reached #7 on the US rock charts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bottom_of_a_Bottle
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158. My Chemical Romance – I’m Not Okay (I Promise)

Year: 2004

Album: Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I%27m_Not_Okay_(I_Promise)

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157.  Good Charlotte – The Anthem 

Year: 2003

Album: The Young and the Hopeless

“The Anthem” is certified Gold and the video went on to win “Best Rock Video” at the MTV Video Music Awards Japan in 2004.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Anthem_(Good_Charlotte_song)

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156. Trapt – Headstrong

Year: 2002

Album: Trapt

“Headstrong” was rated the #1 alternative song and #8 rock song of the decade of the 2000s by Billboard.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headstrong_(Trapt_song)

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155. Weezer – Beverly Hills

Year: 2005

Album: Make Believe

“Beverly Hills” was the top-selling digital download of 2005 according to Nielsen SoundScan.[3]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beverly_Hills_(song)

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154. Teddy Geiger – For You I Will (Confidence)

Year: 2006

Album: Underage Thinking

“For You I Will” was certified platinum by RIAA.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_You_I_Will_(Confidence)

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153. Mandy Moore – Crush

Year: 2001

Album: Mandy Moore

On September 10, 2001, “Crush” became Moore’s first video to reach the number-one spot on MTV’s countdown show Total Request Live.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crush_(Mandy_Moore_song)

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152. Metro Station – Shake It 

Year: 2008

Album: Metro Station

Metro Station appeared on TRL after the success of the song, serving milkshakes to the members of the crowd outside who could ‘shake it’ the best.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shake_It_(Metro_Station_song)
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151. Fergie – Big Girls Don’t Cry (Personal)

Year: 2007

Album: The Dutchess

“Big Girls Don’t Cry” features credits from about thirty instrumentalists, many of which play the violasviolins and celli on the track.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Girls_Don%27t_Cry_(Fergie_song)

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150. Cobra Starship – Good Girls Go Bad

Year: 2009

Album: Hot Mess

After previously performing in moderately successful rock band Midtown, Gabe Saporta found success with dance-pop group Cobra Starship, with “Good Girls Go Bad” entering the Billboard Hot 100 and peaking at #7.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Girls_Go_Bad

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149. Nelly – Hot In Herre

Year: 2002

Album: Nellyville

This number one hit also won Best Male Rap Solo Performance, a brand new category at the time, at the Grammy Awards of 2003.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_in_herre
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148. Counting Crows feat. Vanessa Carlton – Big Yellow Taxi

Year: 2003

Album: Hard Candy

The third major cover of “Big Yellow Taxi” reached #5 on the US Adult Pop Songs list.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Yellow_Taxi
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147. Incubus – Wish You Were Here

Year: 2001

Album: Morning View

“Wish You Were Here”  peaked at #2 on the Modern Rock and #4 on the Mainstream Rock Charts in 2001.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wish_You_Were_Here_(Incubus_song)

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146. Kelly Clarkson – Walk Away

Year: 2006

Album: Breakaway

“Walk Away” was the fifth hit single from Clarkson’s album Breakaway, following “Breakaway,” “Since U Been Gone,” “Behind These Hazel Eyes,” and “Because of You“.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walk_Away_(Kelly_Clarkson_song)

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145.  HIM – Wings of a Butterfly

Year: 2005

Album: Dark Light

“Wings of a Butterfly” was a #1 hit in Finland and was #1 on the Rock Countdown on MTV2 in late 2005 for five weeks until it was retired.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rip_Out_the_Wings_of_a_Butterfly

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144.  Dashboard Confessional – Hands Down

Year: 2003

Album: A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar

“Hands Down” tells the story of a date that Chris Carrabba had in his late teens/early twenties, which he has described as the “best day of his life.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hands_Down

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143. Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z – Crazy In Love

Year: 2003

Album: Dangerously in Love

“Crazy in Love” is ranked second in Yahoo!’s list of biggest-selling singles since 2000.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crazy_in_Love_(Beyonc%C3%A9_Knowles_song)

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142. Brand New – The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows

Year: 2003

Album: Deja Entendu

“The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows” was the first charting single for Brand New.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Quiet_Things_That_No_One_Ever_Knows

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141. Smash Mouth – I’m a Believer

Year: 2001

Album: Smash Mouth

Smash Mouth’s cover of “I’m a Believer” gained notoriety from being featured in the movie Shrek.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smash_Mouth_(album)

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