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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:


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

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”.



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.


158. My Chemical Romance – I’m Not Okay (I Promise)

Year: 2004

Album: Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge



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.



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.



155. Weezer – Beverly Hills

Year: 2005

Album: Make Believe

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



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

Year: 2006

Album: Underage Thinking

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



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.



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.


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.



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.



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.


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.


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.



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“.



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.



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.”



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.



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.



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.



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