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NME’s 100 Best Tracks Of The ’00s

Corban Goble | May 31, 2012 - 2:55 pm

NME’s newest decade-spanning list, the 100 Best Tracks Of The “Oughties,” is about as Brit-heavy as you’d expect; well, at least until the top ten. I was going to complain about the list’s heinous lack of Destiny’s Child songs until … you’ll see. Check out their rankings and air your grievances in the comments!

100 Maximo Park – “Apply Some Pressure”
99 Flaming Lips – “Do You Realize”
98 Morrissey – “Irish Blood, English Heart”
97 Sugababes – “Round Round”
96 Crystal Castles – “Crimewave”
95 The Killers – “These Things That I’ve Done”
94 Animal Collective – “My Girls”
93 The Big Pink – “Dominos”
92 Johnny Cash – “Hurt”
91 CSS – “Make Love And Listen To Death From Above”
90 Eminem – “The Real Slim Shady”
89 Beck – “Chemtrails”
88 The Horrors – “Sea Within A Sea”
87 Black Lips – “O Katrina!”
86 Foals – “Spanish Sahara”
85 Yeasayer – “Sunrise”
84 Pulp – “Bad Cover Version”
83 Destiny’s Child – “Independent Women Part 1”
82 Kings Of Leon – “Sex On Fire”
81 Antony & The Johnsons – “Hope There’s Someone”
80 The Futureheads – “Hounds Of Love”
79 Muse – “Plug In Baby”
78 Glasvegas – “Daddy’s Gone”
77 The Cribs – “Men’s Needs”
76 Gnarls Barkley – “Crazy”
75 TV On The Radio – “Staring At The Sun”
74 Kylie Minogue – “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head”
73 Eminem – “Without Me”
72 The Knife – “Heartbeats”
71 Kelis – “Milkshake”
70 Primal Scream – “Accelerator”
69 Super Furry Animals – “Slow Life”
68 Kings Of Leon – “Red Morning Light”
67 The Vines – “Highly Evolved”
66 Friendly Fires – “Paris”
65 Wolfman – “For Lovers”
64 Jamie T – “Sheila”
63 Babyshambles – “Fuck Forever”
62 Spiller – “Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)”
61 Amy Winehouse – “Back To Black”
60 Regina Spektor – “Us”
59 Interpol – “Evil”
58 Radiohead – “Everything In Its Right Place”
57 Elbow – “One Day Like This”
56 The Coral – “Dreaming Of You”
55 The xx – “Islands”
54 Sufjan Stevens – “Chicago”
53 The Libertines – “Time For Heroes”
52 La Roux – “In For The Kill”
51 Daft Punk – “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”
50 Kasabian – “Empire”
49 Jay-Z – “99 Problems”
48 Vampire Weekend – “A-Punk”
47 Britney Spears – “Toxic”
46 Lily Allen – “Smile”
45 Dizzee Rascal – “Fix Up, Look Sharp”
44 Battles – “Atlas”
43 Coldplay – “Clocks”
42 Gossip – “Standing In The Way Of Control”
41 The Killers – “Mr. Brightside”
40 Kanye West – “Gold Digger”
39 Girls Aloud – “Sound Of The Underground”
38 Doves – “The Cedar Room”
37 Crystal Castles – “Alice Practice”
36 Missy Elliott – “Get Ur Freak On”
35 At The Drive-In – “One Armed Scissor”
34 The Hives – “Hate To Say I Told You So”
33 Queens Of The Stone Age – “No One Knows”
32 Jay-Z & Alicia Keys – “Empire State Of Mind”
31 Bloc Party – “Banquet”
30 Franz Ferdinand – “Take Me Out”
29 LCD Soundystem – “Losing My Edge”
28 Arctic Monkeys – “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor”
27 Justice Vs. Simian – “We Are Your Friends”
26 Amy Winehouse – “Rehab”
25 Arcade Fire – “Wake Up”
24 Doves – “There Goes The Fear”
23 Muse – “Knights Of Cydonia”
22 The Strokes – “Last Nite”
21 The White Stripes – “Fell In Love With A Girl”
20 Hot Chip – “Over And Over”
19 Radiohead – “Reckoner”
18 Outkast – “Ms. Jackson”
17 Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Maps”
16 Rihanna – “Umbrella”
15 Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Bang”
14 The White Stripes – “Seven Nation Army”
13 The Walkmen – “The Rat”
12 The Streets – “Dry Your Eyes”
11 The Libertines – “Can’t Stand Me Now”
10 Arctic Monkeys – “A Certain Romance”
09 Arcade Fire – “Rebellion (Lies)”
08 Blur – “Out Of Time”
07 Klaxons – “Golden Skans”
06 The Rapture – “House Of Jealous Lovers”
05 Outkast – “Hey Ya!”
04 M.I.A. – “Paper Planes”
03 The Strokes – “Hard To Explain”
02 MGMT – “Time To Pretend”
01 Beyonce – “Crazy In Love”

NME’s other lists:

The entire 100 Best Tracks Of The ’00s features with blurbs can be scoped at NME.

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