Post by ThorneyHolly on Apr 19, 2015 12:45:34 GMT 1
301 Ash – Envy
Just outside the top 300 the 2nd highest Ash song on the list. It reached #16 in August 2002.
300 Puddle Of Mudd – Blurry
Only Nickelback were more refiled but I don't know why this is a great song. This reached #8 in the UK in June 2002.
299 Paramore – The Only Exception
Most recent song in this batch a lovely ballad from them, maybe should be in 00s but the album was 2009. It reached #2 in the UK rock charts in Feb 2010 but as you can guess the charts had changed by this point and what would have been top 20 like the other songs flops completely in UK. 298 Muse – Hysteria
From the album Absolution it reached #17 in 2003
297 Liam Lynch – United States of Whatever
The power of MTV2 and Zane Lowe in the early 00s made this novelty indie song a top 10 hit in 2002, can you imagine that now.
Post by ThorneyHolly on Jul 18, 2015 9:17:56 GMT 1
289 Junior Senior – Move Your Feet
One of the most fun dance records ever and the lo-res video is just a classic. This reached #3 in 2002.
288 Jimmy Eat World – Bleed American
Going for the true title for this song as they only changed it to 'Salt Sweat Sugar' to not offend post 9-11. One of the finest rock bands ever and they were emo when it wasn't a dirty word. This reached #60 in the uk
287 Glasvegas – Geraldine
For a year Glasvegas were the most exciting band on the planet,they went from nobody to heroes in a tiny space of time massively overfilling festival shows. They were a big deal then with the next album it all fizzled out. Lets enjoy them at their glorious best. This reached #16 in UK and was a Scottish number one!!
286 Avril Lavigne – Complicated
Her debut single and arguably her best, Reached #3 in the UK and #2 in the US
Post by ThorneyHolly on Jul 18, 2015 9:34:08 GMT 1
285 System Of A Down – Chop Suey!
A staple of MTV2 and Zane Lowe, one of the greatest heavy rock songs of the 00s and still sounds awesome today. Thier biggest hit in the Uk reaching #17 in 2001.
284 Tom Vek – C-C (You Set The Fire In Me)
A cult star loved by his fans but unknown to most. If you havent heard him but love stuff like Beck you'd like him. This #60 in 2005.
283 PJ Harvey – Good Fortune
So many good songs here cant imagine doing this with the 10s,oh well. Guess the main difference that every song I have done today was a hit! Actually shocked to find this only reached #41 sure it was higher!
282 Nada Surf – Hi-Speed Soul
After their video hit 'Popular', kind of thought that was the end a geek pop one hit wonder, then they returned with a new sound inspired by Uk Indie/rock , they were now Snow Patrol soundalikes but very good ones.
281 Maximo Park – Going Missing
'A Certain Trigger' was a brilliant album and this was my favourite non-single was so glad when it came out. It reached #20 in 2005.
Post by ThorneyHolly on Jul 19, 2015 8:51:29 GMT 1
I will start by saying this list was compiled some time ago and I am not rewriting history,they were a very good rock band but I won't give them a video link shame the band lose out for the actions of their singer.
280 The Fray – You Found Me
Surprised this is so high, another US band influenced by our bands. This reached #35 in the UK.
279 Foo Fighters – Long Road To Ruin
Another appearance for the Foos and there will be plenty more to come, the 2nd most successful band in my chart in the 00s. Another song poeaking at #35 in 2007.
278 The Coral – In the Morning
I didn't love everything The Coral did but they occasional put out some great singles like this one. Wow this reached #6 in 2005.
277 lostprophets – Rooftops
Their biggest hit reached #8 in 2004.
276 Zwan – Lyric
Billy Corgans short lived band in between Smashing Pumpkins,lighter and poppier but still what we expected from him. reached #44 in 2003.
275 Taking Back Sunday – A Decade Under The Influence
Amazing US rock band, very influential and original. They are still going today but this was where it really started for them. Reached #70 in 2004.
Post by ThorneyHolly on Aug 30, 2015 18:41:58 GMT 1
Ended up taking a pause again ffs will finish this one day. Every song in this next bunch is great
274 Santigold – L.E.S Artistes
First proper single from Santigold and surprisingly the only top 100 hit off her brilliant debut album. This reached #27 in 2007.
273 OK Go – Get Over It
A band now who are more famous for the videos than the songs but even this their debut hit had a good video but the song this time is better. This reached #21 in 2002 and remains their biggest hit in the UK although I suspect 'Here It Goes Again' has overtaken it on sales.
Post by ThorneyHolly on Jan 16, 2016 10:00:44 GMT 1
269 Eels – Saturday Morning
This song really underachieved at the time , for some reason it wasnt a hit and isnt even regarded as a single by Eels wikipedia?? actually maybe it was radio/video only then hmm seems it was promo only! Taken from the 2003 album 'Shootenanny!'
268 Editors – Blood
From the era of music that already seems to being wiped from history, so sick of readingforum threads where people say music stopped at Brit Pop, not everything in 2005-2009 was landfill, This was excellent. This reached #18 in 2005.
Reviving this thraed was partly inspired by the fact that there doesnt seem to be any successful International bands anymore where did they all go!!! And why have none come to take their place. Yes Dandy Warhols are back but as a small time indie affair they will no longer trouble the charts or arenas, Here is one of their best.
266 Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Gold Lion
Another big US Indie band, I know Karen O has been doing solo stuff but must be due something new soon. This reached #18 in 2004.
Post by ThorneyHolly on Jan 16, 2016 10:12:28 GMT 1
265 Layo & Bushwacka! – Love Story
Now a change of tune, this is the originial mix not the 'Finally' version. Chilled out dance with Nina Simone and Devo samples. The 'Finally' version reached #8 in 2003.
264 Hope Of The States – The Red The White The Black The Blue
I absolutely loved this band, one of the best gigs I have ever seen, they have more to come much higher up, this was their biggest Uk hit reaching #15 in 2004, that is crazy thinking back!!
263 The Goo Goo Dolls – Stay With You
Now I love Goo Goo Dolls there is much more to them than 'Iris', yes they do radio friendly AOR but so few bands do it now and they do it so well. This reached #39 as a double AA side with 'Iris' in 2006.
If you think most of these tracks have been quite safe so far prepare!! I saw this band support Red Hot Chili Peppers and they were amazing and this is one of their best if not the best!! This reached #42 in 2003
261 Kaiser Chiefs – Oh My God
No introduction really needed, where it all started for the Brit Pop influenced band who thanks to some clever TV are still successful today. This reached #6 in 2004. Still so catchy!!
Wow lets say wow, this single was like a kick in the teeth and we all thought it was going to change everything and for a short time it did, again I see people complaining there is never anything new then when they get it they dont appreaciate it. Sorry think I will just play this again, amazing electro. Reached #24 in 2002.
257 Arcade Fire – No Cars Go
If I hadnt made this list about 2 years ago this would be much higher possibly my favourite Arcade fire song now, after seeing them live in the years in between. This reached #85!!!! what is wrong with everyone. Ok it was a number 2 album.
Not sure if this band are forgotten now but this debut album was great and this was the best track but coming out in 2009 they were really late for the party and this music was really starting to getting ignored.
Post by ThorneyHolly on Oct 2, 2016 12:32:22 GMT 1
250 Vanessa Carlton – Ordinary Day
The odd one out of the pack a female singer/songwriter, her last great single. I just loved her piano playing and her voice.
249 Coldplay – Yellow
Not much you need to say about this one of the biggest indie songs of the 00s. For a long time couldn't even listen to this as it was so overplayed. But if i was recompiling this list now this would be much higher. I miss those guitars in current Coldplay
Post by ThorneyHolly on Oct 2, 2016 13:07:19 GMT 1
240 The Ataris – In This Diary
The next two songs are what I call MTV2 era, just bring back memories of Zane Lowe when he presented there. To think this song is all about thinking of a past musical era and we now have bands like The Academic thinking back to this era. Just brilliant power pop. I still play this a lot!!
239 Alien Ant Farm – Movies
You couldn't avoid this song in 2001, from the better end of nu-metal, it still sounds good today, it reached #5!!
238 The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition
This is so good and yes I love it more now than then, this reached #6 in 2009. Starting to think 2009 was the last year for great music in the top 40
Another song I love more now than ever,more electro pop and when I do djing for fun I always seem to play this at the moment. It was incredible to think this was a number one record in 2009, how things have changed in such a short time.
236 Kings Of Leon – On Call
This maybe should be lower decent KOL but not essential, it reached #18 in 2007.
Post by ThorneyHolly on Jan 26, 2017 19:30:58 GMT 1
231 White Lies – Death
White Lies 2nd single reached #52 in 2008, the sound was starting to get a bit tired as we were now on to the 3rd generation of bands in 5 years using this sound, it was like z rate Brit Pop music again but this was still great even if it was derivative.
Post by ThorneyHolly on Feb 5, 2017 16:18:58 GMT 1
226 ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – Mistakes And Regrets
Probably one of those most underground bands I liked in the 00s , I think i bought 3 of their albums, great sleeves, but this was their debut hit it actually reached #69 in 200 taken from their 2nd album 'Madonna'
225 MSTRKRFT feat. JOHN LEGEND – Heartbreaker
This was a big MTV2 and Zane Lowe favourite and it remains John Legends only hit in my chart, just a great mix of electroclash and his great vocal, also a humorous video. I really thought it would be huge but only reached #50
224 Mobius Band – Friends Like These
Now a song that I entered in Hidden Indie Treasures, this band are famous for being probably the only band I got into by a recommendation from Ferne Cotton. Just great indie pop.
An unexpected change for Keane they turn into Achtung Baby era U2, I actually think this is one of their best songs and still sounds great. This is actually their joint highest charting single reaching #3
Bit of oddity this one, loved their debut album and this is probably the only others one they did which came close to those first singles, but it is odd. It never charted don't think it was eligible. It was out in 2000