NME’s 100 Best Tracks of the 00’s

They actually waited 2 long years, but countdown crazy NME has released its list of the best tracks of the naughty oughties.

It’s hard for me to decide whether to agree or disagree with this list, since all of these songs are still in my short term memory and most were overplayed the second they were released. Take a look at the list for yourself and keep in mind that this is probably the only time Beyonce and Battles will be on a list together…

 

100 Maximo Park – “Apply Some Pressure”
99 Flaming Lips – “Do You Realize”
98 Morrissey – “Irish Blood, English Heart”
97 Sugababes – “Round Round”
96 Crystal Castles – “Crimewave”
95 The Killers – “These Things That I’ve Done”
94 Animal Collective – “My Girls”
93 The Big Pink – “Dominos”
92 Johnny Cash – “Hurt”
91 CSS – “Make Love And Listen To Death From Above”
90 Eminem – “The Real Slim Shady”
89 Beck – “Chemtrails”
88 The Horrors – “Sea Within A Sea”
87 Black Lips – “O Katrina!”
86 Foals – “Spanish Sahara”
85 Yeasayer – “Sunrise”
84 Pulp – “Bad Cover Version”
83 Destiny’s Child – “Independent Women Part 1”
82 Kings Of Leon – “Sex On Fire”
81 Antony & The Johnsons – “Hope There’s Someone”
80 The Futureheads – “Hounds Of Love”
79 Muse – “Plug In Baby”
78 Glasvegas – “Daddy’s Gone”
77 The Cribs – “Men’s Needs”
76 Gnarls Barkley – “Crazy”
75 TV On The Radio – “Staring At The Sun”
74 Kylie Minogue – “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head”
73 Eminem – “Without Me”
72 The Knife – “Heartbeats”
71 Kelis – “Milkshake”
70 Primal Scream – “Accelerator”
69 Super Furry Animals – “Slow Life”
68 Kings Of Leon – “Red Morning Light”
67 The Vines – “Highly Evolved”
66 Friendly Fires – “Paris”
65 Wolfman – “For Lovers”
64 Jamie T – “Sheila”
63 Babyshambles – “Fuck Forever”
62 Spiller – “Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)”
61 Amy Winehouse – “Back To Black”
60 Regina Spektor – “Us”
59 Interpol – “Evil”
58 Radiohead – “Everything In Its Right Place”
57 Elbow – “One Day Like This”
56 The Coral – “Dreaming Of You”
55 The xx – “Islands”
54 Sufjan Stevens – “Chicago”
53 The Libertines – “Time For Heroes”
52 La Roux – “In For The Kill”
51 Daft Punk – “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”
50 Kasabian – “Empire”
49 Jay-Z – “99 Problems”
48 Vampire Weekend – “A-Punk”
47 Britney Spears – “Toxic”
46 Lily Allen – “Smile”
45 Dizzee Rascal – “Fix Up, Look Sharp”
44 Battles – “Atlas”
43 Coldplay – “Clocks”
42 Gossip – “Standing In The Way Of Control”
41 The Killers – “Mr. Brightside”
40 Kanye West – “Gold Digger”
39 Girls Aloud – “Sound Of The Underground”
38 Doves – “The Cedar Room”
37 Crystal Castles – “Alice Practice”
36 Missy Elliott – “Get Ur Freak On”
35 At The Drive-In – “One Armed Scissor”
34 The Hives – “Hate To Say I Told You So”
33 Queens Of The Stone Age – “No One Knows”
32 Jay-Z & Alicia Keys – “Empire State Of Mind”
31 Bloc Party – “Banquet”
30 Franz Ferdinand – “Take Me Out”
29 LCD Soundystem – “Losing My Edge”
28 Arctic Monkeys – “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor”
27 Justice Vs. Simian – “We Are Your Friends”
26 Amy Winehouse – “Rehab”
25 Arcade Fire – “Wake Up”
24 Doves – “There Goes The Fear”
23 Muse – “Knights Of Cydonia”
22 The Strokes – “Last Nite”
21 The White Stripes – “Fell In Love With A Girl”
20 Hot Chip – “Over And Over”
19 Radiohead – “Reckoner”
18 Outkast – “Ms. Jackson”
17 Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Maps”
16 Rihanna – “Umbrella”
15 Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Bang”
14 The White Stripes – “Seven Nation Army”
13 The Walkmen – “The Rat”
12 The Streets – “Dry Your Eyes”
11 The Libertines – “Can’t Stand Me Now”
10 Arctic Monkeys – “A Certain Romance”
09 Arcade Fire – “Rebellion (Lies)”
08 Blur – “Out Of Time”
07 Klaxons – “Golden Skans”
06 The Rapture – “House Of Jealous Lovers”
05 Outkast – “Hey Ya!”
04 M.I.A. – “Paper Planes”
03 The Strokes – “Hard To Explain”
02 MGMT – “Time To Pretend”
01 Beyonce – “Crazy In Love”