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Ben’s Top 200 Songs of the 2000’s Countdown Part 7: 80-61

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 6

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10

80. Taking Back Sunday – MakeDamnSure

Year: 2006

Album:  Louder Now

“MakeDamnSure” was ranked at #52 on Rolling Stone‘s “The 100 Best Songs of 2006”.


79.  Michelle Branch – Everywhere

Year: 2001

Album: The Spirit Room

The top 5 smash also  won “Viewer’s Choice Award” in the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards.



78.  50 Cent – In Da Club

Year: 2003

Album: Get Rich or Die Tryin’

“In Da Club” peaked at number one for 8 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and remained on the chart for 100 weeks.


77.  Hoobastank – Crawling In The Dark

Year: 2002

Album: Hoobastank

Hoobastank’s breakthrough smash was a top 5 Modern Rock hit.


76.  Papa Roach – Last Resort 

Year: 2000

Album: Infest

Papa Roach’s first single because a #1 Modern Rock hit and hit number 57 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100


75.  The Starting Line – The Best Of Me

Year: 2002

Album: Say It Like You Mean It

The heavy radio and television success of “The Best of Me” secured The Starting Line their first headlining slot of the Vans Warped Tour.


74.  Katy Perry – I Kissed A Girl

Year: 2008

Album:  One of the Boys

The single for “I Kissed a Girl” has sold over 4,155,000 digital copies in the US alone.


73.  Red Hot Chili Peppers – Dani California

Year: 2006

Album: Stadium Arcadium

“Dani California” was the band’s third career top ten hit.  It also won two Grammy Awards, one for Best Rock Song and the other for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.


72.  Staind – It’s Been Awhile

Year: 2001

Album: Break the Cycle

“It’s Been Awhile” spent a second-best 20 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.


71.  Keane – Somewhere Only We Know

Year: 2004

Album:  Hopes and Fears

“Somewhere Only We Know” became one of the greatest hits of 2004 worldwide despite being Keane’s first released single.



70.  The Black Eyed Peas – Where Is The Love?

Year: 2003

Album:  Elephunk

Trivia: This top ten hit features vocals from Justin Timberlake, although he is not officially credited on the single release.



69.  Fall Out Boy – Sugar, We’re Goin Down 

Year: 2005

Album: From Under the Cork Tree

“Sugar, We’re Going Down” spent five weeks in the top 10 and 20 weeks in the top 20 out of its 42 chart weeks before it was retired, putting Fall Out Boy on the map.



68.  Linkin Park – Numb

Year: 2003

Album: Meteora

“Numb” is  the only song in history to be the most successful song of the year on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart for two  different years.



67.  Chamillionaire – Ridin’ ft. Krayzie Bone

Year: 2006

Album: The Sound of Revenge

The song ranked number three onRolling Stone‘s “100 Best Songs of 2006” and was also the year’s best selling ringtone.


66.  Bowling For Soup – 1985

Year: 2004

Album: A Hangover You Don’t Deserve

“1985” became Bowling for Soup’s biggest hit in the U.S., reaching No. 23 on the Billboard Hot 100.


65.  Justin Timberlake – SexyBack

Year: 2006

Album: FutureSex/LoveSounds

The track won Best Dance Recording at the 2007 Grammy Awards. In addition, the song won Timberlake the People’s Choice Award for Favorite R&B song and the Male Artist of the Year at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards.


64. Puddle Of Mudd – Blurry

Year: 2001

Album: Come Clean

“Blurry” also won 2 billboard awards in 2002, for “modern rock track of the year” and “rock track of the year”.


63.   Daughtry- It’s Not Over

Year: 2006

Album:  Daughtry

As of August 2007 it was in the top ten digital selling songs of the year.



62. Nickelback – How You Remind Me

Year: 2001

Album: Silver Side Up

“How You Remind Me” was named 4th on the Billboard


61.  Lady Gaga – Poker Face

Year: 2008

Album: The Fame

“Poker Face” was nominated for both Song of the Year andRecord of the Year at the 52nd Grammy Awards, and won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.




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