893 Essential Songs Since the Year 2000

893 Essential Songs since the year 2000

We hope you had as much fun listening as we did putting the countdown together. If you want to relive the countdown, we're sending you the official 893 Essential Songs Since the Year 2000 playlist on Spotify, as well as the spreadsheet of all the songs and artists. It's also worth pointing out some of the great listener-created lists that were generated during the countdown — check out this community spreadsheet as well as this gorgeous chart by Tom Coyer!

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  1. 1.
    The White Stripes: Seven Nation Army

    Seven Nation Army

    The White Stripes
    Elephant (2003)
  2. 2.
    Outkast: Hey Ya!

    Hey Ya!

    Outkast
    Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (2003)
  3. 3.
    The Killers: Mr. Brightside

    Mr. Brightside

    The Killers
    Hot Fuss (2004)
  4. 4.
    Arcade Fire: Wake Up

    Wake Up

    Arcade Fire
    Funeral (2004)
  5. 5.
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Maps

    Maps

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    Fever to Tell (2003)
  6. 6.
    Amy Winehouse: Rehab

    Rehab

    Amy Winehouse
    Back to Black (2006)
  7. 7.
    Lizzo: Good As Hell

    Good As Hell

    Lizzo
    Coconut Oil EP (2016)
  8. 8.
    Modest Mouse: Float On

    Float On

    Modest Mouse
    Good News for People Who Love Bad News (2004)
  9. 9.
    Brandi Carlile: The Story

    The Story

    Brandi Carlile
    The Story (2007)
  10. 10.
    Childish Gambino: This Is America

    This Is America

    Childish Gambino
    This Is America (Single, 2018)
  11. 11.
    Bon Iver: Skinny Love

    Skinny Love

    Bon Iver
    For Emma, Forever Ago (2007)
  12. 12.
    The Strokes: Last Nite

    Last Nite

    The Strokes
    Is This It (2001)
  13. 13.
    The Flaming Lips: Do You Realize??

    Do You Realize??

    The Flaming Lips
    Yoshimi Battles the Pink robots (2002)
  14. 14.
    U2: Beautiful Day

    Beautiful Day

    U2
    All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000)
  15. 15.
    M.I.A.: Paper Planes

    Paper Planes

    M.I.A.
    Kala (2007)
  16. 16.
    The Postal Service: Such Great Heights

    Such Great Heights

    The Postal Service
    Give Up (2003)
  17. 17.
    Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit: If We Were Vampires

    If We Were Vampires

    Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
    The Nashville Sound (2017)
  18. 18.
    Adele: Rolling In The Deep

    Rolling In The Deep

    Adele
    21 (2011)
  19. 19.
    The Shins: New Slang

    New Slang

    The Shins
    Oh, Inverted World (2001)
  20. 20.
    Gorillaz: Feel Good Inc.

    Feel Good Inc.

    Gorillaz
    Demon Days (2005)
  21. 21.
    Johnny Cash: Hurt

    Hurt

    Johnny Cash
    American IV: The Man Comes Around (2002)
  22. 22.
    Brandi Carlile: The Joke

    The Joke

    Brandi Carlile
    By the Way, I Forgive You (2018)
  23. 23.
    Franz Ferdinand: Take Me Out

    Take Me Out

    Franz Ferdinand
    Franz Ferdinand (2004)
  24. 24.
    Janelle Monae: Make Me Feel

    Make Me Feel

    Janelle Monae
    Dirty Computer (2018)
  25. 25.
    Green Day: American Idiot

    American Idiot

    Green Day
    American Idiot (2004)
  26. 26.
    Gnarls Barkley: Crazy

    Crazy

    Gnarls Barkley
    St. Elsewhere (2006)
  27. 27.
    Wilco: Jesus, Etc.

    Jesus, Etc.

    Wilco
    Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
  28. 28.
    LCD Soundsystem: All My Friends

    All My Friends

    LCD Soundsystem
    Sound of Silver (2007)
  29. 29.
    Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros: Home

    Home

    Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros
    Up from Below (2009)
  30. 30.
    Amy Winehouse: Back to Black

    Back to Black

    Amy Winehouse
    Back to Black (2006)
  31. 31.
    LCD Soundsystem: Dance Yrself Clean

    Dance Yrself Clean

    LCD Soundsystem
    This is Happening (2010)
  32. 32.
    Lorde: Royals

    Royals

    Lorde
    Pure Heroine (2013)
  33. 33.
    Adele: Someone Like You

    Someone Like You

    Adele
    21 (2011)
  34. 34.
    The Killers: All These Things That I've Done

    All These Things That I've Done

    The Killers
    Hot Fuss (2004)
  35. 35.
    Trampled By Turtles: Wait So Long

    Wait So Long

    Trampled By Turtles
    Palomino (2010)
  36. 36.
    Daft Punk: Get Lucky

    Get Lucky

    Daft Punk
    Random Access Memories (2013)
  37. 37.
    Gorillaz: Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood

    Gorillaz
    Gorillaz (2001)
  38. 38.
    Florence + the Machine: Dog Days are Over

    Dog Days are Over

    Florence + the Machine
    Lungs (2009)
  39. 39.
    Sufjan Stevens: Chicago

    Chicago

    Sufjan Stevens
    Illinois (2005)
  40. 40.
    Arcade Fire: Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)

    Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)

    Arcade Fire
    Funeral (2004)
  41. 41.
    Coldplay: The Scientist

    The Scientist

    Coldplay
    A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002)
  42. 42.
    Radiohead: Everything in its Right Place

    Everything in its Right Place

    Radiohead
    Kid A (2000)
  43. 43.
    The National: Bloodbuzz Ohio

    Bloodbuzz Ohio

    The National
    High Violet (2010)
  44. 44.
    First Aid Kit: Emmylou

    Emmylou

    First Aid Kit
    The Lion's Roar (2012)
  45. 45.
    Wilco: I Am Trying To Break Your Heart

    I Am Trying To Break Your Heart

    Wilco
    Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
  46. 46.
    Eminem: Lose Yourself

    Lose Yourself

    Eminem
    8 Mile Original soundtrack (2002)
  47. 47.
    Outkast: B.O.B.

    B.O.B.

    Outkast
    Stankonia (2000)
  48. 48.
    Arcade Fire: Rebellion (Lies)

    Rebellion (Lies)

    Arcade Fire
    Funeral (2004)
  49. 49.
    The National: Fake Empire

    Fake Empire

    The National
    Boxer (2007)
  50. 50.
    Atmosphere: Shhh

    Shhh

    Atmosphere
    Seven's Travels (2003)
  51. 51.
    Courtney Barnett: Avant Gardener

    Avant Gardener

    Courtney Barnett
    The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas (2013)
  52. 52.
    Bon Iver: Holocene

    Holocene

    Bon Iver
    Bon Iver (2011)
  53. 53.
    Tame Impala: Let it Happen

    Let it Happen

    Tame Impala
    Currents (2015)
  54. 54.
    Silversun Pickups: Lazy Eye

    Lazy Eye

    Silversun Pickups
    Carnavas (2006)
  55. 55.
    Kendrick Lamar: King Kunta

    King Kunta

    Kendrick Lamar
    To Pimp a Butterfly (2015)
  56. 56.
    Beyonce: Crazy in Love feat. Jay-Z

    Crazy in Love feat. Jay-Z

    Beyonce
    Dangerously in Love (2003)
  57. 57.
    Mumford and Sons: LIttle Lion Man

    LIttle Lion Man

    Mumford and Sons
    Sigh No More (2010)
  58. 58.
    Coldplay: Yellow

    Yellow

    Coldplay
    Parachutes (2000)
  59. 59.
    MGMT: Kids

    Kids

    MGMT
    Oracular Spectacular (2007)
  60. 60.
    Alabama Shakes: Hold On

    Hold On

    Alabama Shakes
    Boys & Girls (2012)
  61. 61.
    Beyonce: Formation

    Formation

    Beyonce
    Lemonade (2016)
  62. 62.
    Rilo Kiley: Portions for Foxes

    Portions for Foxes

    Rilo Kiley
    More Adventurous (2004)
  63. 63.
    MGMT: Electric Feel

    Electric Feel

    MGMT
    Oracular Spectacular (2007)
  64. 64.
    Radiohead: Idioteque

    Idioteque

    Radiohead
    Kid A (2000)
  65. 65.
    Band of Horses: The Funeral

    The Funeral

    Band of Horses
    Everything All the Time (2006)
  66. 66.
    Trampled By Turtles: Alone

    Alone

    Trampled By Turtles
    Stars and Satellites (2012)
  67. 67.
    The White Stripes: Fell in Love with a Girl

    Fell in Love with a Girl

    The White Stripes
    White Blood Cells (2001)
  68. 68.
    Coldplay: Clocks

    Clocks

    Coldplay
    A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002)
  69. 69.
    TV On The Radio: Wolf Like Me

    Wolf Like Me

    TV On The Radio
    Return to Cookie Mountain (2006)
  70. 70.
    Spoon: The Underdog

    The Underdog

    Spoon
    Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007)
  71. 71.
    Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars: Uptown Funk

    Uptown Funk

    Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars
    Uptown Special (2015)
  72. 72.
    Queens Of The Stone Age: No One Knows

    No One Knows

    Queens Of The Stone Age
    Songs for the Deaf (2002)
  73. 73.
    Lizzo: Juice

    Juice

    Lizzo
    Cuz I Love You (2019)
  74. 74.
    Radiohead: Reckoner

    Reckoner

    Radiohead
    In Rainbows (2007)
  75. 75.
    Amy Winehouse: You Know I'm No Good

    You Know I'm No Good

    Amy Winehouse
    Back to Black (2006)
  76. 76.
    MGMT: Time To Pretend

    Time To Pretend

    MGMT
    Oracular Spectacular (2007)
  77. 77.
    Death Cab for Cutie: I Will Follow You into the Dark

    I Will Follow You into the Dark

    Death Cab for Cutie
    Plans (2005)
  78. 78.
    Foo Fighters: Best Of You

    Best Of You

    Foo Fighters
    In Your Honor (2005)
  79. 79.
    Childish Gambino: Redbone

    Redbone

    Childish Gambino
    Awaken, My Love! (2016)
  80. 80.
    M83: Midnight City

    Midnight City

    M83
    Hurry Up, We're Dreaming (2011)
  81. 81.
    Adele: Hello

    Hello

    Adele
    25 (2015)
  82. 82.
    Beyonce: Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)

    Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)

    Beyonce
    I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008)
  83. 83.
    Hozier: Take Me To Church

    Take Me To Church

    Hozier
    Hozier (2014)
  84. 84.
    The Hold Steady: Stuck Between Stations

    Stuck Between Stations

    The Hold Steady
    Boys and Girls in America (2006)
  85. 85.
    The Flaming Lips: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt.1

    Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt.1

    The Flaming Lips
    Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (2002)
  86. 86.
    Phoenix: 1901

    1901

    Phoenix
    Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (2009)
  87. 87.
    Portugal The Man: Feel It Still

    Feel It Still

    Portugal The Man
    Woodstock (2017)
  88. 88.
    The Avett Brothers: I and Love and You

    I and Love and You

    The Avett Brothers
    I and Love and You (2009)
  89. 89.
    Kanye West: Runaway

    Runaway

    Kanye West
    My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
  90. 90.
    Vampire Weekend: A-Punk

    A-Punk

    Vampire Weekend
    Vampire Weekend (2008)
  91. 91.
    Gotye: Somebody That I Used To Know feat. Kimbra

    Somebody That I Used To Know feat. Kimbra

    Gotye
    Making Mirrors (2011)
  92. 92.
    The White Stripes: Icky Thump

    Icky Thump

    The White Stripes
    Icky Thump (2007)
  93. 93.
    Janelle Monae: Tightrope feat. Big Boi

    Tightrope feat. Big Boi

    Janelle Monae
    The ArchAndroid (2010)
  94. 94.
    Adele: Chasing Pavements

    Chasing Pavements

    Adele
    19 (2008)
  95. 95.
    Mumford and Sons: The Cave

    The Cave

    Mumford and Sons
    Sigh No More (2010)
  96. 96.
    Wilco: Heavy Metal Drummer

    Heavy Metal Drummer

    Wilco
    Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
  97. 97.
    Beck: Lost Cause

    Lost Cause

    Beck
    Sea Change (2002)
  98. 98.
    Fleet Foxes: Helplessness Blues

    Helplessness Blues

    Fleet Foxes
    Helplessness Blues (2011)
  99. 99.
    The Postal Service: The District Sleeps Alone Tonight

    The District Sleeps Alone Tonight

    The Postal Service
    Give Up (2003)
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