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Ben’s Top 200 Songs of the 2000’s Countdown Part 9: 40-21

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 8

Part 10


40. John Mayer – Your Body Is A Wonderland

Year: 2002

Album:  Room for Squares

“Your Body Is A Wonderland” was John Mayer’s first top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.


39. Foo Fighters – Times Like These

Year: 2003

Album: One by One

“Times Like These” became yet another top 5 modern rock hit for the Foo Fighters


38.  Five For Fighting – Superman (It’s Not Easy)

Year: 2001

Album: America Town

“Superman (It’s not Easy) was a #1 pop hit and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 44th Grammy Awards in 2002.


37.  Third Eye Blind – Never Let You Go

Year: 2000

Album:  Blue

“Never Let You Go” was a top 5 track on multiple US charts, hitting #1 in Canada.



36.  Augustana – Boston

Year: 2005

Album: All the Stars and Boulevards

“Boston” gained much success in part due to being featured on shows like “One Tree Hill”, “Scrubs”, and “The Big Bang Theory”.


35. Gavin DeGraw – I Don’t Want To Be



Fun trivia: this #1 Pop Song was so successful it got DeGraw out of college debt.


34. 3 Doors Down – Kryptonite 

Year: 2000

Album: The Better Life

“Kryptonite” hit #1 on both the Pop and Alternative charts.


33.  Gnarls Barkley – Crazy 

Year: 2006

Album:  St. Elsewhere

“Crazy” was such a huge hit it reached number one of the single charts in the  EuropeNorth America and Australia, including the United KingdomIrelandDenmarkCanadaNew Zealand and other countries.


32.  Plain White T’s – Hey There Delilah

Year: 2006

Album: Every Second Counts

From July 3, 2007 through July 28, the song was the number one most played song on the radio, and the number one downloaded song on the U.S. iTunes Music Store.


31. Rihanna Feat. Jay-Z – Umbrella 

Year: 2007

Album: Good Girl Gone Bad

“Umbrella” topped the charts in Australia, Canada, Germany, the Republic of Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.


30.  The Fray – Over My Head (Cable Car)

Year: 2006

Album: How to Save a Life

“Over My Head (Cable Car)” was the fifth most-downloaded single of 2006 and was ranked #13 on the Hot 100 singles of 2006 by Billboard.


29. Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheats

Year: 2006

Album: Some Hearts

“Before He Cheats” was named the 2007 Single of the Year by the Country Music Association.



28. Fuel – Hemorrhage (In My Hands)

Year: 2000

Album:  Something Like Human

” ” was Billboard magazine’s #5 Rock Song of the Decade.


27. Sum 41 – Fat Lip

Year: 2001

Album: All Killer, No Filler

Sum 41’s biggest hit went all the way to #1 on the Modern Rock charts.


26. Rascal Flatts – What Hurts The Most

Year: 2006

Album: Me and My Gang

Rascal Flatts’ cover was #1 in both the Adult Contemporary and Country charts, as well hitting the top 10 in the Hot 100.


25. Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone

Year: 2004

Album: Breakaway

“Since U Been Gone” stayed in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 20 weeks.


24. Jason Mraz – I’m Yours 

Year: 2008

Album: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.

At 76 weeks on the Hot 100, “I’m Yours” holds the record for most weeks spent on the chart.


23. Enrique Iglesias – Hero

Year: 2001

Album: Escape

“Hero” was a #1 Adult Contemporary song as well as topping several other charts. The video features performances from Jennifer Love Hewitt as well as Mickey Rourke.


22. Taylor Swift – You Belong With Me

Year: 2009

Album: Fearless

“You Belong With Me” received nominations for the Grammy Awards for Song of the YearRecord of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.


21. Timbaland  ft. OneRepublic – Apologize

Year: 2007

Album: Dreaming Out Loud

“Apologize” spent 25 consecutive weeks in the Top 10, the longest stay there for any song since “Smooth” by Santana



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