Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Top 100 Songs from 2000-2009

First posted 6/11/2015; updated 10/25/2020.

Top 100 Songs of the Decade:

2000-2009

These are the top 100 songs from 2000-2009 according to Dave’s Music Database. Rankings are figured by combining sales figures, chart data, radio airplay, video airplay, streaming figures, awards, and appearances on best-of lists.

Check out other “songs of the decade” lists here.

1. Hey Ya!...OutKast (2003)
2. I Gotta Feeling…Black Eyed Peas (2009)
3. Lose Yourself…Eminem (2002)
4. Yeah!...Usher with Lil’ Jon & Ludacris (2004)
5. Umbrella…Rihanna with Jay-Z (2007)
6. Crazy in Love… Beyoncé with Jay-Z (2003)
7. Crazy…Gnarls Barkley (2006)
8. We Belong Together…Mariah Carey (2005)
9. Low…Flo Rida with T-Pain (2007)
10. Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)… Beyoncé (2008)

11. Viva La Vida…Coldplay (2008)
12. Poker Face…Lady Gaga (2009)
13. Boom Boom Pow…Black Eyed Peas (2009)
14. Tik Tok…Ke$ha (2009)
15. Gold Digger…Kanye West with Jamie Foxx (2005)
16. Bleeding Love…Leona Lewis (2007)
17. Just Dance…Lady Gaga with Colby O’Donnis (2008)
18. I’m Yours…Jason Mraz (2008)
19. In Da Club…50 Cent (2002)
20. Irreplaceable… Beyoncé (2006)

21. Sexyback…Justin Timberlake (2006)
22. Hips Don’t Lie…Shakira with Wyclef Jean (2006)
23. Hot in Herre…Nelly (2002)
24. Fallin’…Alicia Keys (2001)
25. You’re Beautiful…James Blunt (2005)
26. No One…Alicia Keys (2007)
27. Can’t Get You Out of My Head…Kylie Minogue (2001)
28. I Kissed a Girl…Katy Perry (2008)
29. How You Remind Me…Nickelback (2001)
30. Apologize…One Republic with Timbaland (2007)

31. Boulevard of Broken Dreams…Green Day (2004)
32. Need You Now…Lady Antebellum (2009)
33. Empire State of Mind…Jay-Z with Alicia Keys (2009)
34. Bad Romance…Lady Gaga (2009)
35. Music…Madonna (2000)
36. Bad Day…Daniel Powter (2005)
37. Dilemma…Nelly with Kelly Rowland (2002)
38. Stan…Eminem with Dido (2000)
39. Love Story…Taylor Swift (2008)
40. Beautiful Day…U2 (2000)

41. Rehab…Amy Winehouse (2006)
42. Seven Nation Army…The White Stripes (2003)
43. Big Girls Don’t Cry (Personal)…Fergie (2007)
44. Mr. Brightside…The Killers (2004)
45. Take Me Out…Franz Ferdinand (2004)
46. You Belong with Me…Taylor Swift (2008)
47. Clocks…Coldplay (2002)
48. Kryptonite…3 Doors Down (2000)
49. Independent Women…Destiny’s Child (2000)
50. Hey There Delilah…Plain White T’s (2007)

51. Use Somebody…Kings of Leon (2008)
52. Get Ur Freak On…Missy Elliott (2001)
53. Lady Marmalade…Christina Aguilera with Lil’ Kim, Mya, & Pink (2001)
54. Chasing Cars…Snow Patrol (2006)
55. The Reason…Hoobastank (2003)
56. Hey, Soul Sister…Train (2009)
57. Disturbia…Rihanna (2008)
58. Complicated…Avril Lavigne (2002)
59. Since U Been Gone…Kelly Clarkson (2004)
60. Hot N Cold…Katy Perry (2008)

61. Promiscuous…Nelly Furtado with Timbaland (2006)
62. Toxic…Britney Spears (2004)
63. I Hope You Dance…Lee Ann Womack (2000)
64. Right Round…Flo Rida & Ke$ha (2009)
65. Stronger…Kanye West with Daft Punk (2007)
66. Yellow…Coldplay (2000)
67. Ms. Jackson…OutKast (2000)
68. Where Is the Love?...Black Eyed Peas with Justin Timberlake (2003)
69. Without Me…Eminem (2002)
70. Live Your Life…T.I. with Rihanna (2008)

71. Bye Bye Bye…N Sync (2000)
72. Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)…Train (2001)
73. So What…Pink (2008)
74. Hollaback Girl…Gwen Stefani (2005)
75. Hero…Enrique Iglesias (2001)
76. Hurt…Johnny Cash (2003)
77. Lollipop…Lil Wayne with Static Major (2008)
78. How to Save a Life…The Fray (2005)
79. Foolish…Ashanti with Ja Rule (2002)
80. Crank That (Soulja Boy)… Soulja Boy Tell’em (2007)

81. Hung Up…Madonna (2005)
82. Paper Planes…MIA (2007)
83. Let Me Love You…Mario (2004)
84. Bring Me to Life…Evanesence with Paul McCoy (2003)
85. This Love…Maroon 5 (2002)
86. Love Song…Sara Bareilles (2007)
87. Whatever You Like…T.I. (2008)
88. Don’t Cha….Pussycat Dolls with Busta Rhymes (2005)
89. Candy Shop…50 Cent with Olivia (2005)
90. Fireflies…Owl City (2009)

91. Beautiful…Christina Aguilera (2002)
92. Hanging by a Moment…Lifehouse (2000)
93. All Summer Long…Kid Rock (2007)
94. Oops!...I Did It Again…Britney Spears (2000)
95. Get the Party Started…Pink (2001)
96. Take a Bow…Rihanna (2008)
97. It Wasn’t Me…Shaggy wih Ricardo “Rik Rok” Ducent (2000)
98. Party in the U.S.A….Miley Cyrus (2009)
99. Feel Good Inc….Gorillaz with De La Soul (2005)
100. Vertigo…U2 (2004)

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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