Woxy’s Modern Rock 500 Has A Lot Of Songs On It, Including One By G. Love And Special Sauce

Over Memorial Day weekend Woxy counted down the 2008 edition of their Modern Rock 500. (That’s the first time I’ve written “Modern Rock” since the early ’90s.) The songs don’t have to be from 2008, but there are newer tracks that made it on there, as well as some that are not new … like Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper’s “Elvis Is Everywhere.” Woxy’s The Futurist blog has the list posted in its entirety, but we’re just giving you the top 100. Of course, we’re always game to split hairs beyond that. For instance, it’s probably worth noting “Under The Bridge” came in at 101, Feist’s “My Moon My Man” debuted at 500, and the National’s “Mistaken For Strangers” showed up for the first time at 452. Also: Still no songs by Vampire Weekend.


100 Weezer – “Undone – The Sweater Song”
99 Portishead – “Sour Times”
98 Nine Inch Nails – “Head Like A Hole”
97 The Ramones – “Blitzkrieg Bop”
96 Dead Milkmen – “Bitchin’ Camaro”
95 Interpol – “PDA”
94 Oasis – “Wonderwall”
93 David Bowie – “Suffragette City”
92 Buzzcocks – “Ever Fallen In Love”
91 R.E.M. – “Pretty Persuasion”
90 The Jam – “Town Called Malice”
89 Blondie – “Heart Of Glass”
88 Depeche Mode – “People Are People”
87 The Shins – “New Slang”
86 Siouxsie & The Banshees – “Cities In Dust”
85 The Postal Service – “Such Great Heights”
84 Blondie – “Rapture”
83 Franz Ferdinand – “Take Me Out”
82 The White Stripes – “Fell In Love With A Girl”
81 The Replacements – “The Ledge”
80 Camper Van Beethoven – “Take The Skinheads Bowling”
79 Pixies – “Gigantic”
78 Pearl Jam – “Alive”
77 XTC – “Dear God”
76 Radiohead – “Just”
75 The Velvet Underground – “Pale Blue Eyes”
74 The Stooges – “I Wanna Be Your Dog”
73 Joy Division – “She’s Lost Control”
72 The Cure – “Love Song”
71 The Stone Roses – “I Wanna Be Adored”
70 Modest Mouse – “Float On”
69 Nirvana – “In Bloom”
68 The White Stripes – “Seven Nation Army”
67 The Clash – “Train In Vain”
66 Echo & The Bunnymen – “Lips Like Sugar”
65 Beck – “Where It’s At”
64 Violent Femmes – “Kiss Off”
63 Blur – “Song 2″
62 Beastie Boys – “Fight For Your Right”
61 The B-52’s – “Rock Lobster”
60 Bauhaus – “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”
59 Radiohead – “Fake Plastic Trees”
58 Pearl Jam – “Jeremy”
57 U2 – “Pride (In The Name Of Love)”
56 Pixies – Here Comes Your Man”
55 Iggy Pop – “Lust For Life”
54 The Police – “Roxanne”
53 Husker Du – “Makes No Sense At All”
52 Pavement – “Cut Your Hair”
51 New Order – “Bizarre Love Triangle”
50 Kate Bush – “Running Up That Hill”
49 R.E.M. – “Losing My Religion”
48 Nirvana – “All Apologies”
47 Bjork – “Human Behaviour”
46 The Police – “Message In A Bottle”
45 Elvis Costello – “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding”
44 The Clash – “Should I Stay Or Should I Go?”
43 Beastie Boys – “Sabotage”
42 Jeff Buckley – “Last Goodbye”
41 James – “Laid”
40 Jane’s Addiction – “Been Caught Stealing”
39 R.E.M. – “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”
38 David Bowie – “Changes”
37 The Breeders – “Cannonball”
36 U2 – “New Year’s Day”
35 Patti Smith – “Gloria”
34 Nirvana – “Come As You Are”
33 The Cure – “Just Like Heaven”
32 Radiohead – “Karma Police”
31 Lou Reed – “Walk On The Wild Side”
30 The Jesus And Mary Chain – “Just Like Honey”
29 Talking Heads – “Burning Down The House”
28 Sex Pistols – “Anarchy In The UK”
27 The Clash – “Rock The Casbah”
26 Sonic Youth – “Teenage Riot”
25 Pixies – “Monkey Gone To Heaven”
24 Jane’s Addiction – “Jane Says”
23 New Order – “Blue Monday”
22 Depeche Mode – “Personal Jesus”
21 My Bloody Valentine – “Only Shallow”
20 David Bowie – “Space Oddity”
19 Television – “Marquee Moon”
18 Talking Heads – “Psycho Killer”
17 The Ramones – “I Wanna Be Sedated”
16 Fugazi – “Waiting Room”
15 Beck – “Loser”
14 The Cure – “Boys Don’t Cry”
13 The Replacements – “Alex Chilton”
12 Elvis Costello – “Radio Radio”
11 Sex Pistols – “God Save The Queen”
10 U2 – “Sunday Bloody Sunday”
09 Radiohead – “Paranoid Android”
08 Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
07 The Clash – “London Calling”
06 Pixies – “Where Is My Mind?”
05 R.E.M. – “Radio Free Europe”
04 The Smiths – “How Soon Is Now?”
03 Violent Femmes – “Blister In The Sun”
02 Joy Division – “Love Will Tear Us Apart”
01 Radiohead – “Creep”

The Top 10 has some solid tracks, but it’s hard to figure out where “Smells Like Teen Spirit” should be … Maybe switch with “Where Is My Mind?” Because we know you were wondering: G. Love’s “Cold Beverage” holds forth at number 406. See for yourself at The Futurist.

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