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. 100.
    The Black Keys: Lonely Boy

    Lonely Boy

    The Black Keys
    El Camino (2011)
  2. 101.
    LCD Soundsystem: Someone Great

    Someone Great

    LCD Soundsystem
    Sound of Silver (2007)
  3. 102.
    Bright Eyes: First Day Of My Life

    First Day Of My Life

    Bright Eyes
    I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (2005)
  4. 103.
    Wilco: Impossible Germany

    Impossible Germany

    Wilco
    Sky Blue Sky (2007)
  5. 104.
    Daft Punk: One More Time

    One More Time

    Daft Punk
    Discovery (2001)
  6. 105.
    Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats: S.O.B.

    S.O.B.

    Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
    Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats (2016)
  7. 106.
    Doomtree: Bangarang

    Bangarang

    Doomtree
    No Kings (2011)
  8. 107.
    Kendrick Lamar: HUMBLE.

    HUMBLE.

    Kendrick Lamar
    DAMN. (2017)
  9. 108.
    The White Stripes: Ball and Biscuit

    Ball and Biscuit

    The White Stripes
    Elephant (2003)
  10. 109.
    The Strokes: Someday

    Someday

    The Strokes
    Is This It (2001)
  11. 110.
    Arctic Monkeys: Do I Wanna Know?

    Do I Wanna Know?

    Arctic Monkeys
    AM (2013)
  12. 111.
    Coldplay: Viva La Vida

    Viva La Vida

    Coldplay
    Viva La Vida(2008)
  13. 112.
    The Walkmen: The Rat

    The Rat

    The Walkmen
    Bows + Arrows (2004)
  14. 113.
    Father John Misty: Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings

    Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings

    Father John Misty
    Fear Fun (2012)
  15. 114.
    Beck: Wow

    Wow

    Beck
    Colors (2017)
  16. 115.
    The Raconteurs: Steady As She Goes

    Steady As She Goes

    The Raconteurs
    Broken Boy Soldiers (2006)
  17. 116.
    The Black Keys: Tighten Up

    Tighten Up

    The Black Keys
    Brothers (2010)
  18. 117.
    Prince: Musicology

    Musicology

    Prince
    Musicology (2004)
  19. 118.
    The Mountain Goats: This Year

    This Year

    The Mountain Goats
    The Sunset Tree (2005)
  20. 119.
    A Tribe Called Quest: We the People...

    We the People...

    A Tribe Called Quest
    We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service (2016)
  21. 120.
    Robyn: Call Your Girlfriend

    Call Your Girlfriend

    Robyn
    Body Talk (2010)
  22. 121.
    Death Cab for Cutie: Soul Meets Body

    Soul Meets Body

    Death Cab for Cutie
    Plans (2005)
  23. 122.
    David Bowie: Lazarus

    Lazarus

    David Bowie
    Blackstar (2016)
  24. 123.
    Brandi Carlile: The Eye

    The Eye

    Brandi Carlile
    The Firewatcher's Daughter (2015)
  25. 124.
    Fleet Foxes: White Winter Hymnal

    White Winter Hymnal

    Fleet Foxes
    Fleet Foxes (2008)
  26. 125.
    Jason Isbell: 24 Frames

    24 Frames

    Jason Isbell
    Something More Than Free (2015)
  27. 126.
    Mumford and Sons: I Will Wait

    I Will Wait

    Mumford and Sons
    Babel (2012)
  28. 127.
    Lizzo: Worship

    Worship

    Lizzo
    Coconut Oil EP (2016)
  29. 128.
    Lana Del Rey: Video Games

    Video Games

    Lana Del Rey
    Born to Die (2012)
  30. 129.
    Arcade Fire: The Suburbs

    The Suburbs

    Arcade Fire
    The Suburbs (2010)
  31. 130.
    Death Cab For Cutie: Transatlanticism

    Transatlanticism

    Death Cab For Cutie
    Transatlanticism (2003)
  32. 131.
    Interpol: Obstacle 1

    Obstacle 1

    Interpol
    Turn On the Bright Lights (2002)
  33. 132.
    Missy Elliott: Get Ur Freak On

    Get Ur Freak On

    Missy Elliott
    Miss E... So Addictive (2001)
  34. 133.
    Feist: 1234

    1234

    Feist
    The Reminder (2007)
  35. 134.
    Imogen Heap: Hide And Seek

    Hide And Seek

    Imogen Heap
    Speak for Yourself (2005)
  36. 135.
    jeremy messersmith: A Girl, a Boy, and a Graveyard

    A Girl, a Boy, and a Graveyard

    jeremy messersmith
    The Reluctant Graveyard (2010)
  37. 136.
    Neko Case: This Tornado Loves You

    This Tornado Loves You

    Neko Case
    Middle Cyclone (2009)
  38. 137.
    Alt-J: Breezeblocks

    Breezeblocks

    Alt-J
    An Awesome Wave (2012)
  39. 138.
    Jet: Are You Gonna Be My Girl

    Are You Gonna Be My Girl

    Jet
    Get Born (2003)
  40. 139.
    Foster the People: Pumped Up Kicks

    Pumped Up Kicks

    Foster the People
    Torches (2011)
  41. 140.
    The Darkness: I Believe in a Thing Called Love

    I Believe in a Thing Called Love

    The Darkness
    Permission to Land (2003)
  42. 141.
    Florence + The Machine: Shake It Out

    Shake It Out

    Florence + The Machine
    Ceremonials (2011)
  43. 142.
    Spoon: Inside Out

    Inside Out

    Spoon
    They Want My Soul (2014)
  44. 143.
    Animal Collective: My Girls

    My Girls

    Animal Collective
    Merriweather Post Pavillion (2009)
  45. 144.
    Of Monsters And Men: Little Talks

    Little Talks

    Of Monsters And Men
    My Head Is an Animal (2012)
  46. 145.
    Bruce Springsteen: The Rising

    The Rising

    Bruce Springsteen
    The Rising (2002)
  47. 146.
    Muse: Knights of Cydonia

    Knights of Cydonia

    Muse
    Black Holes and Revelations (2006)
  48. 147.
    Kendrick Lamar: i

    i

    Kendrick Lamar
    To Pimp a Butterfly (2015)
  49. 148.
    Bon Iver: For Emma

    For Emma

    Bon Iver
    For Emma, Forever Ago (2007)
  50. 149.
    Car Seat Headrest: Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales

    Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales

    Car Seat Headrest
    Teens of Denial (2016)
  51. 150.
    Brandi Carlile: The Mother

    The Mother

    Brandi Carlile
    By the Way, I Forgive You (2018)
  52. 151.
    Radiohead: All I Need

    All I Need

    Radiohead
    In Rainbows (2007)
  53. 152.
    Lizzo and Caroline Smith: Let 'Em Say

    Let 'Em Say

    Lizzo and Caroline Smith
    Let 'Em Say (Single, 2014)
  54. 153.
    Metric: Help, I'm Alive

    Help, I'm Alive

    Metric
    Fantasies (2009)
  55. 154.
    Coldplay: Fix You

    Fix You

    Coldplay
    X and Y (2005)
  56. 155.
    Dessa: Dixon's Girl

    Dixon's Girl

    Dessa
    A Badly Broken Code (2010)
  57. 156.
    Macklemore and Ryan Lewis: Thrift Shop feat. Wanz

    Thrift Shop feat. Wanz

    Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
    The Heist (2012)
  58. 157.
    Neko Case: Hold On, Hold On

    Hold On, Hold On

    Neko Case
    Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (2006)
  59. 158.
    The Shins: Simple Song

    Simple Song

    The Shins
    Port of Morrow (2012)
  60. 159.
    Arcade Fire: Intervention

    Intervention

    Arcade Fire
    Neon Bible (2007)
  61. 160.
    Arctic Monkeys: I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor

    I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor

    Arctic Monkeys
    Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (2006)
  62. 161.
    The Black Keys: Little Black Submarines

    Little Black Submarines

    The Black Keys
    El Camino (2011)
  63. 162.
    The War on Drugs: Pain

    Pain

    The War on Drugs
    A Deeper Understanding (2017)
  64. 163.
    Dessa: The Chaconne

    The Chaconne

    Dessa
    A Badly Broken Code (2010)
  65. 164.
    Pearl Jam: Just Breathe

    Just Breathe

    Pearl Jam
    Backspacer (2009)
  66. 165.
    Har Mar Superstar: Lady, You Shot Me

    Lady, You Shot Me

    Har Mar Superstar
    Bye Bye 17 (2013)
  67. 166.
    Mark Ronson: Valerie feat. Amy Winehouse

    Valerie feat. Amy Winehouse

    Mark Ronson
    Version (2007)
  68. 167.
    LCD Soundsystem: Daft Punk Is Playing at My House

    Daft Punk Is Playing at My House

    LCD Soundsystem
    LCD Soundsystem (2005)
  69. 168.
    Ben Folds: The Luckiest

    The Luckiest

    Ben Folds
    Rockin' the Suburbs (2001)
  70. 169.
    The Shins: Phantom Limb

    Phantom Limb

    The Shins
    Wincing the Night Away (2007)
  71. 170.
    Father John Misty: Bored in the USA

    Bored in the USA

    Father John Misty
    I Love You, Honeybear (2015)
  72. 171.
    Jain: Makeba

    Makeba

    Jain
    Zanaka (2016)
  73. 172.
    Pharrell Williams: Happy

    Happy

    Pharrell Williams
    GIRL (2013)
  74. 173.
    Arctic Monkeys: R U Mine?

    R U Mine?

    Arctic Monkeys
    AM (2013)
  75. 174.
    Cloud Cult: Pretty Voice

    Pretty Voice

    Cloud Cult
    The Meaning of 8 (2007)
  76. 175.
    LCD Soundsystem: I Can Change

    I Can Change

    LCD Soundsystem
    This is Happening (2010)
  77. 176.
    Outkast: Ms. Jackson

    Ms. Jackson

    Outkast
    Stankonia (2000)
  78. 177.
    The Decemberists: O Valencia!

    O Valencia!

    The Decemberists
    The Crane Wife (2006)
  79. 178.
    CHVRCHES: The Mother We Share

    The Mother We Share

    CHVRCHES
    The Bones of What You Believe (2013)
  80. 179.
    Kanye West: Power

    Power

    Kanye West
    My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
  81. 180.
    Radiohead: There There

    There There

    Radiohead
    Hail to the Thief (2003)
  82. 181.
    Old Crow Medicine Show: Wagon Wheel

    Wagon Wheel

    Old Crow Medicine Show
    Old Crow Medicine Show (2004)
  83. 182.
    Prince: Black Sweat

    Black Sweat

    Prince
    3121 (2006)
  84. 183.
    Beck: Girl

    Girl

    Beck
    Guero (2005)
  85. 184.
    Green Day: Boulevard of Broken Dreams

    Boulevard of Broken Dreams

    Green Day
    American Idiot (2004)
  86. 185.
    Kings of Leon: Sex On Fire

    Sex On Fire

    Kings of Leon
    Only By the Night (2008)
  87. 186.
    Vampire Weekend: Diane Young

    Diane Young

    Vampire Weekend
    Modern Vampires of the City (2013)
  88. 187.
    Trampled By Turtles: Midnight On The Interstate

    Midnight On The Interstate

    Trampled By Turtles
    Stars and Satellites (2012)
  89. 188.
    The Strokes: Reptilia

    Reptilia

    The Strokes
    Room on Fire (2003)
  90. 189.
    My Morning Jacket: One Big Holiday

    One Big Holiday

    My Morning Jacket
    It Still Moves (2003)
  91. 190.
    Green Day: Holiday

    Holiday

    Green Day
    American Idiot (2004)
  92. 191.
    Courtney Barnett: Depreston

    Depreston

    Courtney Barnett
    Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (2015)
  93. 192.
    Arcade Fire: No Cars Go

    No Cars Go

    Arcade Fire
    Neon Bible (2007)
  94. 193.
    Robyn: Dancing on my Own

    Dancing on my Own

    Robyn
    Body Talk (2010)
  95. 194.
    Missy Elliott: Work It

    Work It

    Missy Elliott
    Under Construction (2002)
  96. 195.
    Muse: Starlight

    Starlight

    Muse
    Black Holes and Revelations (2006)
  97. 196.
    St. Vincent: Cruel

    Cruel

    St. Vincent
    Strange Mercy (2011)
  98. 197.
    The White Stripes: We're Going to Be Friends

    We're Going to Be Friends

    The White Stripes
    White Blood Cells (2001)
  99. 198.
    Spoon: The Way We Get By

    The Way We Get By

    Spoon
    Kill the Moonlight (2002)
  100. 199.
    The Joy Formidable: Whirring

    Whirring

    The Joy Formidable
    The Big Roar (2011)
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