Top 200 Songs of the 2000s

As the first decade of the millennium comes to a close, it’s time to reflect on all of the great music that has been put out in the last 10 years. The list includes links to listening to the songs on YouTube and many other video services, however many of the YouTube videos have been removed by the artists’ lawyers. Simply re-search for the song at YouTube and there will likely be a temporary replacement available. Links to DRM-free mp3 files for purchase appear as well as links to the songs in iTunes.

Rhapsody subscribers have it easy! The playlist, in two parts, is available as a couple of easy links. Follow the link and click the “[+]” box to add the list to your library of playlists:

Note: each playlist is numbered in reverse order. So, item #1 in the second playlist is actually around #100 in the overall countdown. Also note: songs not available in Rhapsody are not included in the playlist, so the combined list falls slightly short of 200 songs.

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Rank Artist Song Video DRM-free mp3 iTunes

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200 Nelly Furtado Forca Nelly Furtado - Folklore - Forca

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199 Dave Matthews Save Me Dave Matthews - Some Devil - Save Me

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198 KT Tunstall Black Horse and the Cherry Tree KT Tunstall - Eye to the Telescope - Black Horse and the Cherry Tree (Radio Version)

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197 Joss Stone Right to be Wrong Joss Stone - Mind, Body & Soul - Right to Be Wrong

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196 Reel Big Fish Where Have You Been Reel Big Fish - Our Live Album Is Better Than Your Live Album - Where Have You Been

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195 Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Gone Gone Gone Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Raising Sand - Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)

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194 Butterfly Boucher Another White Dash Butterfly Boucher - Flutterby - Another White Dash

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193 Old Crow Medicine Show Wagon Wheel Old Crow Medicine Show - O.C.M.S. - Wagon Wheel

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192 Sarah Slean Sweet Ones Sarah Slean - Sarah Slean - Sweet Ones

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191 Howie Day Be There Howie Day - Sound the Alarm (Bonus Track Version) - Be There

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190 Red Hot Chili Peppers Hump De Bump Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium - Hump de Bump

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189 The Fray You Found Me The Fray - The Fray - You Found Me

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188 Raconteurs Consoler of the Lonely The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely - Consoler of the Lonely

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187 James Morrison Nothing Ever Hurt Like You James Morrison - Songs for You, Truths for Me - Nothing Ever Hurt Like You

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186 Coldplay Violet Hill Coldplay - Viva la Vida - Violet Hill

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185 Big Blue Ball Whole Thing Big Blue Ball - Big Blue Ball - Whole Thing

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184 O.A.R. Shattered O.A.R. - All Sides (Deluxe Version) - Shattered (Turn the Car Around)

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183 Janes Addiction Just Because Jane's Addiction - Strays - Just Because

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182 Ingrid Michaelson The Way I Am Ingrid Michaelson - Girls and Boys - The Way I Am

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181 Arctic Monkeys I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On the Dance Floor - EP - I Bet You Look Good On the Dancefloor

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180 Coldplay Viva La Vida Coldplay - Viva la Vida - Viva la Vida

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179 The Killers Smile Like You Mean It The Killers - Hot Fuss - Smile Like You Mean It

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178 Lily Allen LDN Lily Allen - Alright, Still - LDN

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177 New Found Glory My Friends Over You New Found Glory - Sticks and Stones - My Friends Over You

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176 Weezer Hash Pipe N/A Weezer - Weezer (Green Album) - Hash Pipe

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175 Spoon Underdog Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (Bonus Track Version) - The Underdog

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174 Wolfmother Woman Wolfmother - Wolfmother - Woman

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173 Kate Nash Foundations Kate Nash - Made of Bricks (Bonus Track Version) - Foundations

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172 Regina Spektor Fidelity Regina Spektor - Begin to Hope - Fidelity

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171 Coldplay Fix You Coldplay - X & Y - Fix You

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170 Ben Folds Landed Ben Folds - Songs for Silverman - Landed

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169 Rachael Yamagata Worn Me Down Rachael Yamagata - Happenstance (Deluxe Version) - Worn Me Down

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168 Howie Day Perfect Time of Day Howie Day - Stop All the World Now - Perfect Time of Day

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167 Bob Mould Sound on Sound N/A N/A

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166 Jack Johnson Good People Jack Johnson - In Between Dreams - Good People

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165 Unwritten Law Seein’ Red Unwritten Law - Elva - Seein' Red

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164 Green Day Holiday Green Day - Holiday - Single - Holiday (Faded Ending)

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163 Weezer Dope Nose Weezer - Maladroit - Dope Nose

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162 U2 All Because of You U2 - How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb - All Because of You

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161 Oasis Stop Crying Your Heart Out Oasis - Heathen Chemistry - Stop Crying Your Heart Out

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160 Flogging Molly Rebels of the Sacred Heart Flogging Molly - Drunken Lullabies - Rebels of the Sacred Heart

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159 Dashboard Confessional Screaming Infidelities Dashboard Confessional - The Swiss Army Romance - Screaming Infidelities

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158 Cake Short Skirt/Long Jacket Cake - Comfort Eagle - Short Skirt/Long Jacket

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157 Ben Folds Rockin the Suburbs Ben Folds - Rockin' the Suburbs - Rockin' the Suburbs

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156 Mika Grace Kelly Mika - Life In Cartoon Motion - Grace Kelly

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155 Dido Thank You Dido - No Angel - Thank You

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154 The Outkast Hey Ya OutKast - Speakerboxxx / The Love Below - Hey Ya!

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153 Jenny Lewis Carpetbaggers Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue - Carpetbaggers

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152 Amos Lee Listen Amos Lee - Last Days At the Lodge - Listen

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151 Soul Asylum Stand Up and Be Strong Soul Asylum - The Silver Lining - Stand Up and Be Strong

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150 Robert Randolph Thrill of It Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Colorblind - Thrill of It

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149 Dave Matthews So Damn Lucky Dave Matthews - Some Devil - So Damn Lucky

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148 Jason Mraz Wordplay Jason Mraz - Mr. A-Z - Wordplay

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147 Gavin DeGraw I Don’t Want To Be Gavin DeGraw - Chariot - I Don't Want to Be

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146 Michael Franti Say Hey Michael Franti & Spearhead - All Rebel Rockers - Say Hey (I Love You) [feat. Cherine Anderson]

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145 Matt Nathanson Car Crash Matt Nathanson - Some Mad Hope - Car Crash

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144 Tift Merritt Good Hearted Man Tift Merritt - Tambourine - Good Hearted Man

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143 Jet Rollover DJ JET - Get Born - Rollover D.J.

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142 Mudcrutch Scare Easy Mudcrutch - Mudcrutch (Bonus Track Version) - Scare Easy

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141 The Fray How To Save a Life The Fray - How to Save a Life - How to Save a Life

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140 No Doubt Hella Good No Doubt - Rock Steady (Bonus Track Version) - Hella Good

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139 Raconteurs Top Yourself The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely - Top Yourself

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138 Kings of Leon Use Somebody Kings of Leon - Only By the Night (Deluxe Version) - Use Somebody

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137 Black Kids I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You Black Kids - Partie Traumatic - I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You

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136 Maroon 5 Sunday Morning Maroon 5 - Songs About Jane - Sunday Morning

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135 Death Cab for Cutie I Will Possess Your Heart Death Cab for Cutie - Narrow Stairs - I Will Possess Your Heart

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134 Matt Wertz Carolina Matt Wertz - Everything In Between - Carolina

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133 Editors Munich Editors - The Back Room - Munich

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132 Incubus Dig Incubus - Monuments and Melodies - Dig

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131 Colbie Caillat Bubbly Colbie Caillat - Coco - Bubbly

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130 The White Stripes Icky Thump The White Stripes - Icky Thump - Icky Thump

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129 Amy Winehouse You Know I’m No Good Amy Winehouse - Back to Black - You Know I'm No Good

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128 Nine Black Alps Cosmopolitan Nine Black Alps - Increase Your Speed 1 - Cosmopolitan

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127 Kings of Leon Sex On Fire Kings of Leon - Only By the Night - Sex On Fire

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126 Vampire Weekend A-Punk Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend - A-Punk

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125 Feist I Feel It All Feist - The Reminder - I Feel It All

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124 Hard Fi Cash Machine Hard-FI - Cash Machine - EP - Cash Machine

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123 Red Hot Chili Peppers Dani California Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium - Dani California

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122 Hllary Duff Come Clean Hilary Duff - Most Wanted - Come Clean

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121 U2 Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own U2 - How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb - Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own

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120 Jack Johnson Sitting, Wishing, Waiting Jack Johnson - In Between Dreams - Sitting, Waiting, Wishing

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119 O.A.R. Love and Memories O.A.R. - Stories of a Stranger - Love and Memories

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118 Franz Ferdinand Do You Want To Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better - Do You Want to

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117 Nine Inch Nails The Hand that Feeds Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth - The Hand That Feeds

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116 Keane Everybody’s Changing Keane - Hopes and Fears - Everybody's Changing

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115 Sia Breathe Me Sia - Colour the Small One - Breathe Me

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114 Idlewild Little Discourage Idlewind - 100 Broken Windows - Little Discourage

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113 Kasabian Lost Souls Forever Kasabian - Kasabian - L.S.F.

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112 Franz Ferdinand This Fire Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand - This Fire

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111 Porcupine Tree Blackest Eyes Porcupine Tree - In Absentia - Blackest Eyes

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110 Janes Addiction Superhero Jane's Addiction - Strays - Superhero

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109 Caesars Jerk It Out Caesars - 39 Minutes of Bliss (In an Otherwise Meaningless World) - Jerk It Out

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108 Damien Rice Cannonball Damien Rice - O (Deluxe Version) - Cannonball

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107 Radiohead There There Radiohead - Hail to the Thief - There, There

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106 White Stripes Seven Nation Army The White Stripes - Elephant - Seven Nation Army

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105 Oasis Don’t Go Away Oasis - Be Here Now - Don't Go Away

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104 Hives Hate To Say I Told You So The Hives - Veni Vidi Vicious - Hate to Say I Told You So

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103 Jimmy Eat World Sweetness Jimmy Eat World - Jimmy Eat World - Sweetness

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102 White Stripes Fell In Love With A Girl The White Stripes - White Blood Cells - Fell In Love With a Girl

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101 Ben Kweller Falling Ben Kweller - Sha Sha - Falling

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100 Jack Johnson Flake Jack Johnson - Brushfire Fairytales - Flake

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99 Starsailor Good Souls Starsailor - Love Is Here - Good Souls

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98 Doves Here It Comes Doves - Lost Souls - Here It Comes

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97 Sum41 In Too Deep Sum 41 - All Killer No Filler - In Too Deep

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96 U2 Walk On U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind - Walk On

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95 The Strokes Last Nite U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind - Walk On

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94 Coldplay Trouble Coldplay - Parachutes - Trouble

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93 Incubus Wish You Were Here Incubus - Morning View - Wish You Were Here

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92 Minnie Driver Everything I’ve Got In My Pocket Minnie Driver - Everything I've Got In My Pocket - Everything I've Got In My Pocket

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91 Hootie & The Blowfish One Love Hootie & The Blowfish - Looking for Lucky - One Love

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90 Nine Black Alps Unsatisfied Nine Black Alps - Everything Is - Unsatisfied

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89 Dave Matthews Band Hunger For The Great Light Dave Matthews Band - Stand Up - Hunger for the Great Light

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88 Bad Religion Sorrow Bad Religion - The Process of Belief - Sorrow

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87 Neko Case Hold On, Hold On Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood - Hold On, Hold On

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86 Junior Senior Can I Get Get Get JUNIOR SENIOR - Hey Hey My My Yo Yo - Can I Get Get Get

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85 Leona Naess I Tried to Rock You But You Only Roll Leona Naess - I Tried to Rock You But You Only Roll - I Tried to Rock You But You Only Roll

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84 Kaiser Chiefs Ruby Kaiser Chiefs - Yours Truly, Angry Mob - Ruby

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83 JJ Cale and Eric Clapton Ride the River J.J. Cale & Eric Clapton - The Road to Escondido - Ride the River

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82 Keane Is It Any Wonder Keane - Under the Iron Sea - Is It Any Wonder?

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81 Augustana Boston Augustana - All the Stars and Boulevards - Boston

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80 The Subdudes Papa Dukie And The Mud People The Subdudes - Behind the Levee - Papa Dukie and the Mud People

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79 Dave Matthews Band Everyday Dave Matthews Band - Everyday - Everyday

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78 John Mayer Bigger Than My Body John Mayer - Heavier Things - Bigger Than My Body

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77 Silverchair Straight Lines Silverchair - Young Modern - Straight Lines

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76 Coldplay Yellow Coldplay - Parachutes - Yellow

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75 Guster Center of Attention Guster - Lost and Gone Forever - Center of Attention

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74 The Fray Over My Head The Fray - How to Save a Life - Over My Head (Cable Car)

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73 David Gray Fugitive David Gray - Draw the Line (Deluxe Version) - Fugitive

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72 The Cardigans Communication The Cardigans - Long Gone Before Daylight - Communication

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71 Death Cab for Cutie Meet Me On The Equinox Death Cab for Cutie - The Twilight Saga: New Moon (Deluxe Version) [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] - Meet Me On the Equinox

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70 Lily Allen The Fear Lily Allen - It's Not Me, It's You - The Fear

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69 Melee Built To Last Mêlée - Devils & Angels - Built to Last

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68 Scissor Sisters Take Your Mama Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters - Take Your Mama

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67 OK Go Here It Goes Again OK Go - Oh No - Here It Goes Again

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66 My Morning Jacket I’m Amazed My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges - I'm Amazed

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65 Shock of Pleasure This is a Test Shock of Pleasure - It's About Time - This Is a Test

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64 Foo Fighters The Pretender Foo Fighters - Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace - The Pretender

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63 Sara Bareilles Love Song Sara Bareilles - Little Voice - Love Song

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62 O.A.R. One Shot O.A.R. - Stories of a Stranger - One Shot

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61 Death Cab for Cutie Crooked Teeth Death Cab for Cutie - Plans - Crooked Teeth

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60 Gnarls Barkley Crazy Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere - Crazy

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59 Seal Love’s Divine Seal - Seal IV - Love's Divine

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58 The Cardigans You’re The Storm The Cardigans - Long Gone Before Daylight - You're the Storm

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57 U2 Vertigo U2 - How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb - Vertigo

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56 Augustana Stars and Boulevards Augustana - All the Stars and Boulevards - Stars and Boulevards

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55 Kaiser Chiefs I Predict a Riot Kaiser Chiefs - Employment - I Predict a Riot

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54 Silversun Pickups Well Thought Out Twinkles Silversun Pickups - Carnavas - Well Thought Out Twinkles

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53 Coldplay Speed of Sound Coldplay - X & Y - Speed of Sound

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52 Death Cab For Cutie Soul Meets Body Death Cab for Cutie - Plans - Soul Meets Body

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51 Keane Somewhere Only We Know Keane - Hopes and Fears - Somewhere Only We Know

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50 Emiliana Torrini To Be Free N/A N/A

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49 Snow Patrol Hands Open Snow Patrol - Eyes Open - Hands Open

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48 Coldplay In My Place Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head - In My Place

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47 Silversun Pickups Lazy Eye Silversun Pickups - Carnavas - Lazy Eye

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46 Guster Careful Guster - Keep It Together - Careful

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45 The Thorns I Can’t Remember The Thorns - The Thorns - I Can't Remember

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44 Foo Fighters Times Like These Foo Fighters - One By One - Times Like These

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43 Travis Reoffender Travis - 12 Memories - Re-Offender

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42 Yeah Yeah Yeahs Maps Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell - Maps

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41 The Format The First Single The Format - Interventions and Lullabies - The First Single (You Know Me)

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40 Trey Anastasio Shine Trey Anastasio - Shine - Shine

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39 Guster Barrel of a Gun Guster - Lost and Gone Forever - Barrel of a Gun

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38 Coldplay The Scientist Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head - The Scientist

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37 John Mayer No Such thing John Mayer - Room for Squares - No Such Thing

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36 Oasis Go Let It Out Oasis - Standing On the Shoulder of Giants - Go Let It Out

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35 Foo Fighters All My Life Foo Fighters - One By One - All My Life

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34 Guster Amsterdam Guster - Keep It Together - Amsterdam

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33 Coldplay Clocks Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head - Clocks

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32 Flaming Lips Do You Realize The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots - Do You Realize??

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31 Doves There Goes The Fear Doves - The Last Broadcast - There Goes the Fear

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30 Jack Johnson Bubble Toes Jack Johnson - Brushfire Fairytales - Bubble Toes

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29 Travis Side Travis - The Invisible Band - Side

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28 Guster Fa fa Guster - Lost and Gone Forever - Fa Fa

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27 MercyMe Here With Me MercyMe - Undone - Here With Me

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26 Jason Mraz The Remedy (I Won’t Worry) Jason Mraz - Waiting for My Rocket to Come - The Remedy (I Won't Worry)

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25 Incubus Pardon Me Incubus - Make Yourself - Pardon Me

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24 U2 Magnificent U2 - No Line On the Horizon - Magnificent

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23 Remy Zero Save Me Remy Zero - The Golden Hum - Save Me

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22 Annuals Hot Night Hounds Annuals - Such Fun - Hot Night Hounds

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21 Carrie Underwood Before He Cheats Carrie Underwood - Some Hearts - Before He Cheats

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20 Incubus Drive Incubus - Make Yourself - Drive

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19 Catherine Wheel Sparks are Gonna Fly Catherine Wheel - Wishville - Sparks Are Gonna Fly

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18 Foo Fighers DOA Foo Fighters - In Your Honor - DOA

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17 Shawn Mullins Beautiful Wreck N/A Shawn Mullins - 9Th Ward Pickin' Parlor - Beautiful Wreck

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16 The Duke Spirit The Step and the Walk The Duke Spirit - Neptune - The Step and the Walk

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15 The Kooks Sway The Kooks - Konk (Bonus Track Version) - Sway

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14 U2 Elevation U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind - Elevation

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13 Rock Kills Kid Paralyzed Rock Kills Kid - Are You Nervous? - Paralyzed

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12 Guster C’mon Guster - Ganging Up On the Sun - C'mon

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11 The Bravery Time Won’t Let Me Go The Bravery - The Sun and the Moon - Time Won't Let Me Go

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10 The Shins Phantom Limb The Shins - Wincing the Night Away - Phantom Limb

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9 Mat Kearney Nothing Left To Lose Mat Kearney - Nothing Left to Lose - Nothing Left to Lose

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8 Starsailor In The Crossfire Starsailor - On the Outside - In the Crossfire

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7 Muse Starlight Muse - Black Holes and Revelations - Starlight

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6 Foo Fighters Best of You Foo Fighters - In Your Honor - Best of You

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5 Travis Sing Travis - The Invisible Band - Sing

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4 Keane Bend and Break Keane - Hopes and Fears - Bend & Break

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3 Raconteurs Old Enough The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely - Old Enough

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2 Radiohead Optimistic Radiohead - Kid A - Optimistic

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1 U2 Beautiful Day U2