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Ben’s Top 200 Songs of the 2000’s Countdown Part 8: 60-41

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 7

Part 9

Part 10

60. Coldplay – The Scientist

Year: 2002

Album:   A Rush of Blood to the Head

The single’s music video won three MTV Music Video Awards, for the video’s use of reverse narrative.



59. Jason Mraz – The Remedy (I Won’t Worry)

Year: 2003

Album: Waiting for My Rocket to Come

Jason’s first top 40 smash reached #4 on the US Billboard Adult Pop Songs.


58. American Hi-Fi – Flavor Of The Weak

Year: 2001

Album:American Hi-Fi

“Flavor of the Weak” was a huge success, landing in the top 5 on the US Billboard Modern Rock  chart.



57. Colbie Caillat – Bubbly

Year: 2007

Album: Coco

“Bubbly” remains Caillat’s biggest hit in the US to date, and her only single to reach the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100.



56. Nine Days – Absolutely (Story Of A Girl)

Year: 2000

Album: The Madding Crowd

This song was a top 10 hit on multiple charts for Nine Days.



55. Howie Day – Collide

Year: 2004

Album: Stop All the World Now

Howie Day’s top 20 hit has been featured on countless TV shows and movies, including  What About BrianFriday Night LightsGeneral Hospital, Ghost WhispererScrubsERBonesThird WatchCold CaseOne Tree HillSmallvilleLostGrey’s AnatomySummerland and Joan of Arcadia.


54.  The All-American Rejects – Move Along

Year: 2006

Album: Move Along

“Move Along” was not only a top 10 hit but also found extended success due to being used in countless TV shows and major films.


53.  Lifehouse – You And Me

Year: 2005

Album: Lifehouse

In 2005, it became the ninth most downloaded song, according to Nielsen SoundScan.



52.  Owl City – Fireflies

Year: 2009

Album: Ocean Eyes

“Fireflies” occupied the Top 100 for thirty-one weeks, reaching #1.


51.  Sara Bareilles – Love Song

Year: 2007

Album:   Little Voice

Sara’s debut single turned into a top 5 smash on the Billboard Hot 100, remaining on the chart for 41 weeks.



50.  Hinder – Lips Of An Angel

Year: 2006

Album: Extreme Behavior

“Lips of an Angel” was Hinder’s breakthrough hit, charting in the Top Ten on several Billboard trade charts in the United States, and reaching Number One in several countries, even sparking a hit country version.


49. Avril Lavigne – I’m With You

Year: 2002

Album:  Let Go

“I’m With You” was the second Lavigne song to be nominated for a Grammy in the categories Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at 2004 Grammy Awards.



48.  N Sync – Bye Bye Bye

Year: 2000

Album: No Strings Attached

“Bye Bye Bye” remained in the Top 10 of the Hot 100 singles chart through May 20, 2000, for 12 weeks.


47. Hoobastank – The Reason

Year: 2004

Album:  The Reason

Hoobastank’s #1 Modern Rock hit is still their most successful single.


46.  Miley Cyrus – Party In The U.S.A.

Year: 2009

Album: The Time of Our Lives

“Party in the U.S.A.” spent 16 consecutive weeks in the top ten.


45.  Daniel Powter – Bad Day

Year: 2005

Album:  Daniel Powter

In the U.S. it became the most successful single of 2006 as ranked by Billboard Magazine.



44. Evanescence – Bring Me To Life

Year: 2003

Album: Fallen

Evanescence won in the category for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 46th Grammy Awards where the song was also nominated for Best Rock Song.


43.  OutKast – Hey Ya!

Year: 2003

Album: Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

#1 Hit “Hey Ya!” won a Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance at the 46th Grammy Awards.


42.  Green Day – Boulevard Of Broken Dreams

Year: 2004

Album:  American Idiot

“Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” peaked at #2 and  has sold over 2 million copies in the United States.


41.  Eve 6 – Here’s To The Night

Year: 2001

Album: Horrorscope

After achieving radio and chart success, “Here’s To The Night” lives on as it is often played at high school graduations and senior proms.



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