Saturday, January 19, 2019

The Top 100 Songs from 2000-2009

Originally as "The Top 100 Songs of the 21st Century." Changed to a list focused just on 2000-2009 on June 11, 2015. Updated 1/19/2019.

These are the top 100 songs from 2000-2009 according to Dave’s Music Database. When a title was recognized as the Song of the Year, it is noted with a code following the song. A key to the codes is at the bottom of the page.

1. Hey Ya!...OutKast (2003) DD, DM, VF, Q, RS
2. Lose Yourself…Eminem (2002) AG, DD, DM, VF, SS
3. Yeah!...Usher with Lil’ Jon & Ludacris (2004) AG, BB, DM, VF, PCM
4. I Gotta Feeling…Black Eyed Peas (2009) DD, DM, PCM
5. Crazy in Love… Beyoncé with Jay-Z (2003) PCM, SS
6. Crazy…Gnarls Barkley (2006) DD, DM, Q, RS, SS, UK
7. Umbrella…Rihanna with Jay-Z (2007) DM, VF
8. We Belong Together…Mariah Carey (2005) BB, DM
9. Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)… Beyoncé (2008) DD, G-S, PCM, RS
10. Poker Face…Lady Gaga (2009) DM, VF, UK

11. Low…Flo Rida with T-Pain (2007) AG, BB
12. In Da Club…50 Cent (2002) AG, BB
13. Gold Digger…Kanye West with Jamie Foxx (2005) AG
14. Tik Tok…Ke$ha (2009) AG, BB
15. Viva La Vida…Coldplay (2008) G-S, SS
16. Irreplaceable… Beyoncé (2006) AG, BB
17. Boom Boom Pow…Black Eyed Peas (2009) AG, BB
18. Sexyback…Justin Timberlake (2006) AG, PCM
19. Hot in Herre…Nelly (2002)
20. No One…Alicia Keys (2007)

21. Bleeding Love…Leona Lewis (2007) VF, UK
22. Can’t Get You Out of My Head…Kylie Minogue (2001) VF
23. Hips Don’t Lie…Shakira with Wyclef Jean (2006) PCA, VF
24. Fallin’…Alicia Keys (2001) AG, DM, G-S
25. Just Dance…Lady Gaga with Colby O’Donnis (2008)
26. Boulevard of Broken Dreams…Green Day (2004) G-R, SS
27. Beautiful Day…U2 (2000) G-R, G-S
28. I’m Yours…Jason Mraz (2008)
29. Dilemma…Nelly with Kelly Rowland (2002)
30. How You Remind Me…Nickelback (2001) BB, BMI

31. You’re Beautiful…James Blunt (2005)
32. Empire State of Mind…Jay-Z with Alicia Keys (2009) SS
33. Need You Now…Lady Antebellum (2009) G-R, G-S
34. Apologize…One Republic with Timbaland (2007)
35. Music…Madonna (2000) VF, RS
36. Bad Romance…Lady Gaga (2009)
37. I Kissed a Girl…Katy Perry (2008) PCA
38. Clocks…Coldplay (2002) G-R
39. Big Girls Don’t Cry (Personal)…Fergie (2007)
40. Take Me Out…Franz Ferdinand (2004) DD, NME, Q

41. Bad Day…Daniel Powter (2005) BB
42. Rehab…Amy Winehouse (2006) G-R, G-S, Q
43. Seven Nation Army…The White Stripes (2003)
44. Use Somebody…Kings of Leon (2008) G-R
45. You Belong with Me…Taylor Swift (2008)
46. Mr. Brightside…The Killers (2004)
47. Independent Women…Destiny’s Child (2000)
48. Stan…Eminem with Dido (2000) DM, Q
49. Kryptonite…3 Doors Down (2000)
50. Since U Been Gone…Kelly Clarkson (2004)

51. Toxic…Britney Spears (2004)
52. Yellow…Coldplay (2000) NME
53. Lady Marmalade…Christina Aguilera with Lil’ Kim, Mya, & Pink (2001)
54. Foolish…Ashanti with Ja Rule (2002)
55. Chasing Cars…Snow Patrol (2006)
56. Love Story…Taylor Swift (2008) BMI
57. Complicated…Avril Lavigne (2002)
58. Get Ur Freak On…Missy Elliott (2001) RS
59. Promiscuous…Nelly Furtado with Timbaland (2006)
60. I Hope You Dance…Lee Ann Womack (2000)

61. Hero…Enrique Iglesias (2001)
62. Hollaback Girl…Gwen Stefani (2005) PCM
63. Hey, Soul Sister…Train (2009)
64. Hey There Delilah…Plain White T’s (2007)
65. Mario…Let Me Love You (2004)
66. Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)…Train (2001)
67. Hot N Cold…Katy Perry (2008)
68. How to Save a Life…The Fray (2005)
69. Bye Bye Bye…N Sync (2000)
70. This Love…Maroon 5 (2002)

71. Get the Party Started…Pink (2001)
72. Stronger…Kanye West with Daft Punk (2007)
73. Lollipop…Lil Wayne with Static Major (2008)
74. Love Song…Sara Bareilles (2007)
75. Disturbia…Rihanna (2008)
76. Be Without You…Mary J. Blige (2005)
77. Paper Planes…MIA (2007) DD
78. Ms. Jackson…OutKast (2000)
79. Bring Me to Life…Evanesence with Paul McCoy (2003)
80. Hanging by a Moment…Lifehouse (2000) BB

81. Beautiful…Christina Aguilera (2002)
82. Don’t Cha…The Pussycat Dolls with Busta Rhymes (2005) VF
83. The Reason…Hoobastank (2003)
84. My Love…Justin Timberlake with T.I. (2006)
85. Hung Up…Madonna (2005)
86. Where Is the Love?...Black Eyed Peas with Justin Timberlake (2003) UK
87. Crank That (Soulja Boy)… Soulja Boy Tell’em (2007)
88. Right Round…Flo Rida & Ke$ha (2009)
89. Whatever You Like…T.I. (2008)
90. So What…Pink (2008)

91. Live Your Life…T.I. with Rihanna (2008)
92. Take a Bow…Rihanna (2008)
93. Candy Shop…50 Cent with Olivia (2005)
94. Don’t Stop the Music…Rihanna (2007)
95. Family Affair…Mary J. Blige (2001)
96. Whenever, Wherever…Shakira (2001)
97. Rude Boy…Rihanna (2009)
98. Ignition (remix)…R. Kelly (2002)
99. Last Nite…The Strokes (2001) DD, NME, Q
100. Hurt…Johnny Cash (2003)


Songs Which Won Year-End Awards But Didn’t Make the Top 100:
  • A Moment Like This…Kelly Clarkson (2002) PCM
  • American Skin (41 Shots)…Bruce Springsteen (2000) SS
  • Anything Is Possible/Evergreen…Will Young (2002) UK
  • Because of You…Kelly Clarkson (2004) BMI
  • Bubbly…Colbie Caillat (2007) BMI
  • Can We Fix It?...Bob the Builder (2000) UK
  • Cha-Cha Slide…Mr. C the Slide Man (2000) PCM
  • Cupid Shuffle…Cupid (2007) PCM
  • Dance with My Father…Luther Vandross (2003) G-S
  • Daniel…Bat for Lashes (2009) NME
  • Daughters…John Mayer (2004) G-S
  • Do They Know It’s Christmas?...Band Aid 20 (2004) UK
  • Don’t Know Why…Norah Jones (2002) G-R, G-S
  • Feel Good Inc….Gorillaz with De La Soul (2005) DD
  • Fell in Love with a Girl…The White Stripes (2001) MJ
  • Fire…Kasabian (2009) Q
  • Golden Skans…Klaxons (2007) NME
  • Hallelujah…Alexandra Burke (2008) UK
  • Heavenly…Patty Griffin (2007) SS
  • Here We Go Again…Ray Charles with Norah Jones (2004) G-R
  • Here Without You…3 Doors Down (2002) BMI
  • Hounds of Love…Kate Bush (2005) NME
  • I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow…The Soggy Bottom Boys (2001) SS
  • I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor…Arctic Monkeys (2005) MJ, Q, RS
  • Idioteque…Radiohead (2000) DD
  • If You’re Gone…Matchbox 20 (2000) BMI
  • Is This the Way to Amarillo?...Tony Christie with Peter Kay (2005) UK
  • It Wasn’t Me…Shaggy with Ricardo “Rik Rok” Ducent (2000) UK
  • Jesus Walks…Kanye West (2004)
  • Lips of an Angel…Hinder (2006) BMI
  • Maps…Yeah Yeah Yeahs (2003) NME
  • Moment of Surrender….U2 (2009) RS
  • 99 Problems…Jay-Z (2004) RS
  • Not Ready to Make Nice…Dixie Chicks (2006) G-R, G-S
  • Over and Over…Hot Chip (2006) NME
  • Please Read the Letter…Robert Plant & Alison Krauss (2007) G-R
  • Roc Boys (And the Winner Is)…Jay-Z (2007) RS
  • Senior Twilight Stock Replacer…The Fall (2008) Q
  • She Will Be Loved…Maroon 5 (2002) BMI
  • Sometimes You Can’t Make It on Your Own…U2 (2004) G-S
  • The Game of Love…Santana with Michelle Branch (2002) BMI
  • The Scientist…Coldplay (2002) Q
  • Time for Heroes…The Libertines (2002) NME
  • Time to Pretend…MGMT (2008) NME
  • Vertigo…U2 (2004)
  • Walk On…U2 (2000) G-R
  • We Can’t Make It Here…James McMurtry (2005) SS
  • What Goes Around…Comes Around…Justin Timberlake (2006) PCA
  • Who Let the Dogs Out?...The Baha Men (2000) PCM
  • Work It…Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott (2002) RS

Key to the Codes: Click here for a full list of all year-end song awards.

15 comments:

  1. Was there not music released in 2011 or 2012? The latest song to come out that you have listed is "Fuck You" by Cee-Lo Green and that is basically what you are telling viewers of this post if you don't update it while stating in the title "...so far". Interesting that you criticize people on their posts about a lack of updating with a link to visit "your list" while you do not update your own list! Can you say "hypocrite"?

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    1. In regards to your comment about my being critical of others updating their lists, I'm not sure what you are referencing. I will say that, as noted in the intro on this page, this list is an aggregate of 64 other best-of lists. If those lists don't include more recent material than this one doesn't either.

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  2. Wow. This list is a very good example of what pile of rubbish music has been in the 21st century.

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  3. What a horrible list....

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  4. What ever happened to music. This looks like a 12 year old's list.

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    1. It is true that pop music is largely driven by the tween and teen set, though. Frankly, though, if this list had been generated by polling a classroom of 6th graders (it wasn't, as has already been indicated), that wouldn't diminish its worth - unless you don't believe youth are allowed to have opinions.

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  5. There are about five good songs on this list. Today's music is horrible.

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  6. I've noticed on your lists there seems to be a few more country songs then on other lists. Can you explain this?

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    1. Since I tapped into multiple lists, the hope is that this has a broader scope and represents more genres.

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    2. Thanks, I think you did a good job.

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  7. it is a bunch of CRAP!!!! you need someone who has a head on his shoulder- BUT NOT TO CRY ON!!! RE-DO THESE LISTS TO SAVE YOUR SUPPORTERS AND YOUR FUTURE EMBARASMENT IN PERSON AND ONLINE!! PICK IT UP & KEEP GOING!!!!!!

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    1. Wow. I can only respond with complete sarcasm. I commend you on your open-mindedness and willingness to recognize that everyone has different tastes and that all listeners are worthy of having their music celebrated.

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  8. I'm dismayed (although not surprised) by the general negativity here. I know from reading other music blogs how common it is for people to troll and seek out opportunities to rant. My approach to making lists by aggregating multiple sources is to present lists with as much objectivity as possible. These aren't my personal favorites. However, I am capable of recognizing that my tastes are not everyone else's. It is much more interesting to celebrate all kinds of music and recognize the worth it holds for others than to off-handedly dismiss anyone who doesn't listen to the same music as me.

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  9. i thought this is a prett good list. thank ou

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  10. Great to see this mature list. Thanks for the list.

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