Tuesday, August 25, 2009

for no apparent reason: My Top 100 Favorite Songs of the Decade

Pitchfork made their top 500 songs of the decade list...I guess it's safe to assume nothing in these last 4 months is gonna be worthy of inclusion, whatever. Anyways I agreed with some of their picks, others I thought they totally dropped the ball on. Anyways if VH1 asked me to put together a list of the Top 100 songs of the decade then this would be mine.

1. The Walkmen- The Rat
2. The Rapture- House Of Jealous Lovers
3. Outkast- Hey Ya
4. The Strokes- Last Night
5. The White Stripes- Fell In Love With A Girl
6. Spoon- The Way We Get By
7. Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Maps
8. Phoenix- Too Young
9. Franz Ferdinand- Take Me Out
10. Interpol- PDA
11. TV On The Radio- Staring At The Sun
12. LCD Soundsystem- Losing My Edge
13. R. Kelly- Ignition (remix)
14. M.I.A.- Paper Planes
15. Kanye West- Flashing Lights
16. Radiohead- Idioteque
17. Jay Z- Big Pimpin'
18. Outkast- B.O.B.
19. Youngbloodz- 85
20. The Exploding Hearts- Throwaway Style
21. Bloc Party- Banquet
22. Grinderman- No Pussy Blues
23. No Doubt- Hella Good
24. The Strokes- Hard To Explain
25. The Lilys- Will My Lord Be Gardening
26. The Shins- Kissing the Lipless
27. Arcade Fire- Wake Up
28. Broken Social Scene- Cause = Time
29. Radiohead- All I Need
30. Justin Timberlake- Like I Love You
31. The Killers- When You Were Young
32. MGMT- Time To Pretend
34. Dr. Dre- Still D.R.E.
35. LCD Soundsystem- Someone Great
36. TV On The Radio- Wolf Like Me
37. The Radio Dept.- Pulling Our Weight
38. Silversun Pickups- Lazy Eye
39. Ted Leo & RX- I'm a Ghost
40. Andrew WK- Party Hard
41. Lil Wayne- A Milli
42. Kanye West- Gold Digger
43. Death Cab for Cutie- Soul Meets Body
44. White Stripes- Seven Nation Army
45. M83- Don't Save Us From The Flames
46. Air- Playground Love
47. Yo La Tengo- You Can Have It All
48. Beck- Lost Cause
49. Sonic Youth- Incinerate
50. Morrissey- The First Of the Gang To Die
51. Jay Z- 99 Problems (Dangermouse grey album version)
52. Gnarls Barkley- Crazy
53. Dinosaur Jr.- Almost Ready
54. Bat For Lashes- Daniel
55. Phoenix- 1901
56. David Byrne & Brian Eno- Strange Overtones
57. Wilco- Jesus, Etc.
58. No Age- Teen Creeps
59. Death From Above 1978- Romantic Rights
60. Radio 4- Dance to the Underground
61. Chromatics- In The City
62. LCD Soundsystem- All My Friends (Franz Ferdinand remix)
63. The Faint- Agenda Suicide
64. The Rapture- Out of the Races and Onto The Tracks
65. Jimmy Eat World- The Middle
66. Belle & Sebastian- If She Wants Me
67. Vampire Weekend- Oxford Comma
68. The Strokes- New York City Cops
69. Deerhunter- Nothing Ever Happened
70. Devendra Banhart- Lover
71. The Clientele- We Could Walk Together
72. Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Cheated Hearts
73. Broken Social Scene- Lover's Spit
74. MGMT- Kids
75. Mike Jones- Still Tippin'
76. Maximo Park- Apply Some Pressure
77. ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead- Another Morning Stoner
78. !!!- Heart of Hearts
79. Spoon- Everything Hits At Once
80. The Icarus Line- Party The Baby Off
81. Shocking Pinks- Emily
82. Jay Reatard- Always Wanting More
83. The Libertines- Don't Look Back Into The Sun
84. Q & Not U- A Line In The Sand
85. The Stills- Lola, Stars and Stripes
86. Modest Mouse- Tiny Cities Made of Ashes
87. Missy Elliott- Get Your Freak On
88. Lil' Scrappy- No Problem
89. The Warlocks- Shake The Dope Out
90. Fugazi- Full Disclosure
91. Interpol- NYC
92. Guided By Voices- Glad Girls
93. Spoon- I Summon You
94. PJ Harvey with Thom Yorke- This Mess We're In
95. Mobb Deep- Get It Twisted
96. The Strokes- Under Control
97. Black Lips- Dirty Hands
98. Ariel Pink's Haunted Grafitti- For Kate I Wait
99. The Killers- All These Things I've Done
100. Elliott Smith- A Fond Farewell

for Pitchfork's list go here.


J.D. said...

Is this list your 100 favorite songs of the aughts or like what you think the "top 100" are? Does that question make sense? Whatevs.

You may have inspired me to do the same. Have to put some thought into it first.

jrsuicide said...

The answer to yr question is BOTH. Its a mix of personal favorites & then songs that were too huge to ignore.

AUNugget said...

I appreciate your affection for The Strokes, but to not have Automatic Stop at the very least right behind Last Night is incorrect.