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  • What is the best song of the 2000s?

       December 21, 2005

    Our readers voted "Smells Like Teen Spirit" as the best song of the 1990s. The Nirvana classic will move on to the finals as one of the favorites.

    I suspect the 2000s are going to be an underrated decade for music. At first I thought I would have a hard time filling up the poll with ten songs. But, after looking at the Acclaimed Music critics list for the decade, I realized that wouldn't be a problem. I have a rule that no artist can be on a decade's list more than once, so Missy Elliott only gets one song in, even though she had two of the top five in the critics list.

    Some of the songs that didn't crack the list included personal favorites like "Come Around", "Caring Is Creepy", "Let Go" and "On Your Porch". You also won't find "Hate To Say I Told You So", "Don't Know Why", "Beautiful Day", "I Believe In A Thing Called Love", "Don't Panic", "Feel Good Inc", "Hot In Herre", "Since U Been Gone", "Hurt" or "Get The Party Started". And, yes kids, there's no "My Humps" on the list. Sorry.

    But don't despair. There's still plenty of great music to choose from. Click on any of the songs to vote (you'll open the poll in a new window):

    1. "Hey Ya", by OutKast
    2. "Get Ur Freak On", by Missy Elliott
    3. "Crazy In Love", by Beyonce
    4. "Take Me Out", by Franz Ferdinand
    5. "Without Me", by Eminem
    6. "I Fell In Love With A Girl", by The White Stripes
    7. "Last Night", by The Strokes
    8. "Yellow", by Coldplay
    9. "Fallin'", by Alicia Keyes
    10. "Let's Get It Started", by Black Eyed Peas

    Update: The polls are closed. OutKast's "Hey Ya" is the winner. Stay tuned for the final poll, coming soon.

    For more information and previous results in our Greatest Song competition, click here.

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    #  December 21st, 2005 10:20 AM      mbrlr
    The White Stripes would be one of my faves and my oldest (4!) loves the latest Black Eyed Peas CD (even though I'm always lunging for the volume control when one of the questionable pronunciations/subjects hits the speakers), but apart from them and...oh, hell, the Carolina group that manages to be both mainstream and good...oh, hell. From SC? They're my wife's favorite band...Hootie and the Blowfish. They've continued in the Big Star/dbs tradition of Southern rock.
    #  December 21st, 2005 12:35 PM      jagorham
    This poll, of course, presumes there were actual *songs* written after 2000, instead of rap lyrics superimposed over 20th century song tracks.  
    #  December 21st, 2005 9:21 PM      Daddy
    Where's the Linkin Park on the Acclaimed whatever-the-f*ck list?


    I've bought about a half-dozen CD's--total--that were released this decade. Half of those are from local bands.

    'Nuff said.  
    #  December 21st, 2005 10:00 PM      Daddy
    Oh, enough bitterness.

    I vote for "Hey Ya"!


    Ayyyy uyyyaaayyy aaaahhhhh......  
    #  December 22nd, 2005 1:44 AM      TheUnabrewer
    Daddy, that means you've bought about twice as many as I have.  
    #  December 25th, 2005 1:08 PM      thegameiam
    Geez, "none of the above" needs to win here - there are sooooo many good songs which are from the past 5 years, but this list seems to have the SELECT("suck" from {all music}) filter turned on... bleah.  



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