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Ben’s Top 200 Songs of the 2000’s Countdown Part 6: 100-81

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 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10

100. Alien Ant Farm – Smooth Criminal

Year: 2001

Album: Anthology

Alien Ant Farm’s cover of the Michael Jackson song became a number one hit on Billboard’Modern Rock Tracks chart.



99. Ryan Cabrera – On The Way Down 

Year: 2004

Album: Take It All Away

“On The Way Down” reached number one on airplay charts and peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100



98.  Gym Class Heroes – Cupid’s Chokehold

Year: 2005

Album: As Cruel as School Children

“Cupid’s Chokehold” won an ASCAP award on April 9, 2008 for being one of the most played songs in ASCAPs repertory from the 4th Quarter 2006 through the 4th Quarter 2007.



97. Flo Rida Feat. T-Pain – Low

Year: 2007

Album: Mail on Sunday

The now-iconic single was a hit worldwide and the longest running number-one single of 2008.


96. Britney Spears – Oops!…I Did It Again

Year: 2000

Album: Brittany Spears

“Oops! I Did It Again!” debuted atop the U.S. Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 1,319,193 copies, breaking the previous SoundScan record for the highest debut-week album sales by a solo artist.


95.  OK Go – Here It Goes Again

Year: 2006

Album:  Oh No

The video for “Here It Goes Again” became a staple on YouTube; it was one of the most watched videos, with over 52 million views, until it was removed from their channel.


94. Natasha Bedingfield – Unwritten

Year: 2004

Album: Unwritten

“Unwritten” was the most played song on U.S. radio during 2006.


93.   Yellowcard – Ocean Avenue

Year:  2003

Album: Ocean Avenue

“Ocean Avenue” is credited with bring Yellowcard into the mainstream, reaching as high as #3 on the US Pop Songs charts.



92.  Lostprophets – Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)

Year: 2006

Album:   Liberation Transmission

British band LostProphets recorded their biggest hit when “Rooftops” hit #1 on the UK Indie Chart


91. Bon Jovi – Who Says You Can’t Go Home

Year: 2006

Album: Have a Nice Day

The cross-over smash “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” was not only a #1 US Country Songs hit, but place in the top 5 on the US Adult Pop Songs chart.


90.  3 Doors Down – Here Without You

Year: 2003

Album: Away from the Sun

“Here Without You” was 3 Doors Down’s 3rd #1 Top 40 Mainstream hit and their 1st #1 Adult Top 40 hit for 13 consecutive weeks.


89.  The Ataris – Boys of Summer

Year: 2003

Album: So Long, Astoria

After the moderate success of “In This Diary” radio stations picked up The Ataris’ cover of the Don Henley song and propelled it to #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks and the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100.



88.  Fountains of Wayne – Stacy’s Mom

Year: 2003

Album:  Welcome Interstate Managers

Fountains of Wayne’s top 40 smash landed at #88 on VH1’s own 100 Greatest Songs of the ’00s.


87.  New Found Glory – My Friends Over You

Year: 2002

Album:   Sticks and Stones

“My Friends Over You” was New Found Glory’s big break to the mainstream and ended up a top 5 Modern Rock hit.


86.  Vanessa Carlton – A Thousand Miles

Year: 2002

Album: Be Not Nobody

Vanessa’s signature song was the was sixth most-played single on U.S. radio in 2002.


85.  Goo Goo Dolls – Here Is Gone

Year: 2002

Album:  Gutterflower

Goo Goo Dolls added yet another top 20 hit with “Here Is Gone”, which also was a top 5 smash on the Adult Top 40.


84.  Bloodhound Gang – The Bad Touch

Year: 2000

Album:  Hooray for Boobies

“The Bad Touch” hit #1 in 5 different countries.


83.  The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – Face Down

Year: 2006

Album: Don’t You Fake It

4 different versions of “Face Down” were released, which was a top 5 alternative hit.


82.  Blink 182 – I Miss You

Year: 2003

Album:  Blink-182

The second single from Blink 182’s self-titled album sold over 500,000 copies and was a #1 modern rock track.


81. Usher Feat. Lil’ Jon & Ludacris – Yeah! 

Year: 2004

Album:  Confessions

“Yeah!” topped the Billboard Hot 100 for twelve consecutive weeks.



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