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. 300.
    Radiohead: Bodysnatchers

    Bodysnatchers

    Radiohead
    In Rainbows (2007)
  2. 301.
    Britney Spears: Toxic

    Toxic

    Britney Spears
    In the Zone (2003)
  3. 302.
    Cloud Cult: There's So Much Energy In Us

    There's So Much Energy In Us

    Cloud Cult
    Light Chasers (2010)
  4. 303.
    Dawes: A Little Bit Of Everything

    A Little Bit Of Everything

    Dawes
    Nothing is Wrong (2011)
  5. 304.
    Mason Jennings: The Field

    The Field

    Mason Jennings
    Blood of Man (2009)
  6. 305.
    The Jayhawks: Save it for a Rainy Day

    Save it for a Rainy Day

    The Jayhawks
    Rainy Day Music (2003)
  7. 306.
    The War on Drugs: Under The Pressure

    Under The Pressure

    The War on Drugs
    Lost in the Dream (2014)
  8. 307.
    Gorillaz: Dirty Harry

    Dirty Harry

    Gorillaz
    Demon Days (2005)
  9. 308.
    PJ Harvey: This Mess We're In feat. Thom Yorke

    This Mess We're In feat. Thom Yorke

    PJ Harvey
    Stores from the City, Stories from the Sea (2000)
  10. 309.
    Vampire Weekend: Ya Hey

    Ya Hey

    Vampire Weekend
    Modern Vampires of the City (2013)
  11. 310.
    Bon Iver: 8 (circle)

    8 (circle)

    Bon Iver
    22, A Million (2016)
  12. 311.
    Arcade Fire: Reflektor

    Reflektor

    Arcade Fire
    Reflektor (2013)
  13. 312.
    Metric: Gimme Sympathy

    Gimme Sympathy

    Metric
    Fantasies (2009)
  14. 313.
    Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova: Falling Slowly

    Falling Slowly

    Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
    Once: Original Soundtrack (2007)
  15. 314.
    Regina Spektor: On The Radio

    On The Radio

    Regina Spektor
    Begin to Hope (2006)
  16. 315.
    Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings: 100 Days, 100 Nights

    100 Days, 100 Nights

    Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
    100 Days, 100 Nights (2007)
  17. 316.
    Spoon: You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb

    You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb

    Spoon
    Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007)
  18. 317.
    Phoenix: Lisztomania

    Lisztomania

    Phoenix
    Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (2009)
  19. 318.
    OK Go: Here It Goes Again

    Here It Goes Again

    OK Go
    Oh No (2005)
  20. 319.
    The Hold Steady: Your Little Hoodrat Friend

    Your Little Hoodrat Friend

    The Hold Steady
    Separation Sunday (2005)
  21. 320.
    The White Stripes: Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground

    Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground

    The White Stripes
    White Blood Cells (2001)
  22. 321.
    jeremy messersmith: Ghost

    Ghost

    jeremy messersmith
    Heart Murmurs (2014)
  23. 322.
    Courtney Barnett: History Eraser

    History Eraser

    Courtney Barnett
    The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas (2013)
  24. 323.
    Father John Misty: I'm Writing A Novel

    I'm Writing A Novel

    Father John Misty
    Fear Fun (2012)
  25. 324.
    The Decemberists: The Crane Wife, Pt. 3

    The Crane Wife, Pt. 3

    The Decemberists
    The Crane Wife (2006)
  26. 325.
    Billie Eilish: You Should See Me In A Crown

    You Should See Me In A Crown

    Billie Eilish
    When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (2019)
  27. 326.
    CHVRCHES: Clearest Blue

    Clearest Blue

    CHVRCHES
    Every Open Eye (2015)
  28. 327.
    Iron and Wine: Such Great Heights

    Such Great Heights

    Iron and Wine
    Garden State Original Soundtrack (2004)
  29. 328.
    Foo Fighters: All My Life

    All My Life

    Foo Fighters
    One by One (2002)
  30. 329.
    Queens of the Stone Age: Go With The Flow

    Go With The Flow

    Queens of the Stone Age
    Songs for the Deaf (2003)
  31. 330.
    Beck: Dreams

    Dreams

    Beck
    Colors (2017)
  32. 331.
    Ray LaMontagne: You Are The Best Thing

    You Are The Best Thing

    Ray LaMontagne
    Gossip in the Grain (2008)
  33. 332.
    Loretta Lynn: Portland Oregon

    Portland Oregon

    Loretta Lynn
    Van Lear Rose (2004)
  34. 333.
    Art Brut: Formed a Band

    Formed a Band

    Art Brut
    Bang Bang Rock and Roll (2005)
  35. 334.
    Neko Case: Star Witness

    Star Witness

    Neko Case
    Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (2006)
  36. 335.
    Dessa: Fire Drills

    Fire Drills

    Dessa
    Chime (2018)
  37. 336.
    Radiohead: True Love Waits

    True Love Waits

    Radiohead
    A Moon Shaped Pool (2016)
  38. 337.
    Arcade Fire: Everything Now

    Everything Now

    Arcade Fire
    Everything Now (2017)
  39. 338.
    The Decemberists: Sons and Daughters

    Sons and Daughters

    The Decemberists
    The Crane Wife (2006)
  40. 339.
    My Chemical Romance: Welcome To The Black Parade

    Welcome To The Black Parade

    My Chemical Romance
    The Black Parade (2006)
  41. 340.
    Kaiser Chiefs: I Predict A Riot

    I Predict A Riot

    Kaiser Chiefs
    Employment (2005)
  42. 341.
    The Black Keys: Your Touch

    Your Touch

    The Black Keys
    Magic Potion (2006)
  43. 342.
    The Fratellis: Flathead

    Flathead

    The Fratellis
    Costello Music (2006)
  44. 343.
    D'Angelo: Untitled (How Does It Feel)

    Untitled (How Does It Feel)

    D'Angelo
    Voodoo (2000)
  45. 344.
    Frank Ocean: Lost

    Lost

    Frank Ocean
    Channel Orange (2012)
  46. 345.
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Y Control

    Y Control

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    Fever to Tell (2003)
  47. 346.
    Kendrick Lamar: Alright

    Alright

    Kendrick Lamar
    To Pimp a Butterfly (2015)
  48. 347.
    Alt-J: Fitzpleasure

    Fitzpleasure

    Alt-J
    An Awesome Wave (2012)
  49. 348.
    Queens of the Stone Age: The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret

    The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret

    Queens of the Stone Age
    Rated R (2000)
  50. 349.
    Beck: E-Pro

    E-Pro

    Beck
    Guero (2005)
  51. 350.
    Bully: Trying

    Trying

    Bully
    Feels Like (2015)
  52. 351.
    Cage The Elephant: Cigarette Daydreams

    Cigarette Daydreams

    Cage The Elephant
    Melophobia (2013)
  53. 352.
    Cold War Kids: Hang Me Up To Dry

    Hang Me Up To Dry

    Cold War Kids
    Robbers and Cowards (2006)
  54. 353.
    Arcade Fire: Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)

    Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)

    Arcade Fire
    Funeral (2004)
  55. 354.
    Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment: Sunday Candy

    Sunday Candy

    Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment
    Surf (2015)
  56. 355.
    Chastity Brown: Wake Up

    Wake Up

    Chastity Brown
    Silhouette of Sirens (2017)
  57. 356.
    Feist: I Feel It All

    I Feel It All

    Feist
    The Reminder (2007)
  58. 357.
    The White Stripes: Hotel Yorba

    Hotel Yorba

    The White Stripes
    White Blood Cells (2001)
  59. 358.
    The Black Keys: Howlin' for You

    Howlin' for You

    The Black Keys
    Brothers (2010)
  60. 359.
    Cloud Cult: You'll Be Bright

    You'll Be Bright

    Cloud Cult
    Light Chasers (2010)
  61. 360.
    Tame Impala: Apocalypse Dreams

    Apocalypse Dreams

    Tame Impala
    Lonerism (2012)
  62. 361.
    HAIM: The Wire

    The Wire

    HAIM
    Days Are Gone (2013)
  63. 362.
    Francis and the Lights: May I Have This Dance (Remix) feat. Chance The Rapper

    May I Have This Dance (Remix) feat. Chance The Rapper

    Francis and the Lights
    May I Have This Dance (Single, 2017)
  64. 363.
    The Killers: When You Were Young

    When You Were Young

    The Killers
    Sam's Town (2006)
  65. 364.
    Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit: White Man's World

    White Man's World

    Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
    The Nashville Sound (2017)
  66. 365.
    Janelle Monae: Q.U.E.E.N. feat. Erykah Badu

    Q.U.E.E.N. feat. Erykah Badu

    Janelle Monae
    The Electric Lady (2013)
  67. 366.
    The Lumineers: Cleopatra

    Cleopatra

    The Lumineers
    Cleopatra (2016)
  68. 367.
    Justin Timberlake: SexyBack

    SexyBack

    Justin Timberlake
    FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006)
  69. 368.
    Death Cab for Cutie: Crooked Teeth

    Crooked Teeth

    Death Cab for Cutie
    Plans (2005)
  70. 369.
    The Heavy: How You Like Me Now?

    How You Like Me Now?

    The Heavy
    The House That Dirt Built (2009)
  71. 370.
    Foo Fighters: The Pretender

    The Pretender

    Foo Fighters
    Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007)
  72. 371.
    Radiohead: 15 Step

    15 Step

    Radiohead
    In Rainbows (2007)
  73. 372.
    fun.: We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monae)

    We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monae)

    fun.
    Some Nights (2012)
  74. 373.
    Gorillaz: On Melancholy Hill

    On Melancholy Hill

    Gorillaz
    Plastic Beach (2010)
  75. 374.
    Jenny Lewis: She's Not Me

    She's Not Me

    Jenny Lewis
    The Voyager (2014)
  76. 375.
    Muse: Uprising

    Uprising

    Muse
    The Resistance (2009)
  77. 376.
    Phantogram: You Don't Get Me High Anymore

    You Don't Get Me High Anymore

    Phantogram
    Three (2016)
  78. 377.
    Sufjan Stevens: Should Have Known Better

    Should Have Known Better

    Sufjan Stevens
    Carrie and Lowell (2015)
  79. 378.
    Wolf Alice: Giant Peach

    Giant Peach

    Wolf Alice
    My Love is Cool (2015)
  80. 379.
    Animal Collective: Summertime Clothes

    Summertime Clothes

    Animal Collective
    Merriweather Post Pavillion (2009)
  81. 380.
    Coldplay: Paradise

    Paradise

    Coldplay
    Mylo Xyloto (2011)
  82. 381.
    Alicia Keys: Fallin'

    Fallin'

    Alicia Keys
    Songs in A Minor (2001)
  83. 382.
    Sigur Ros: Hoppipolla

    Hoppipolla

    Sigur Ros
    Takk... (2005)
  84. 383.
    The National: England

    England

    The National
    High Violet (2010)
  85. 384.
    Charlie Parr: Over The Red Cedar

    Over The Red Cedar

    Charlie Parr
    Stumpjumper (2015)
  86. 385.
    Bon Iver: Towers

    Towers

    Bon Iver
    Bon Iver (2011)
  87. 386.
    Hippo Campus: Suicide Saturday

    Suicide Saturday

    Hippo Campus
    Bashful Creatures EP (2015)
  88. 387.
    Gorillaz: Dare

    Dare

    Gorillaz
    Demon Days (2005)
  89. 388.
    Outkast: The Way You Move

    The Way You Move

    Outkast
    Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (2003)
  90. 389.
    The Avalanches: Frontier Psychiatrist

    Frontier Psychiatrist

    The Avalanches
    Since I Left You (2000)
  91. 390.
    Kanye West: Flashing Lights feat. Dwele

    Flashing Lights feat. Dwele

    Kanye West
    Graduation (2007)
  92. 391.
    Brandi Carlile: Wherever Is Your Heart

    Wherever Is Your Heart

    Brandi Carlile
    The Firewatcher's Daughter (2015)
  93. 392.
    LCD Soundsystem: Tonite

    Tonite

    LCD Soundsystem
    American Dream (2017)
  94. 393.
    Arcade Fire: Keep the Car Running

    Keep the Car Running

    Arcade Fire
    Neon Bible (2007)
  95. 394.
    Alt-J: Tessellate

    Tessellate

    Alt-J
    An Awesome Wave (2012)
  96. 395.
    Death Cab for Cutie: Title and Registration

    Title and Registration

    Death Cab for Cutie
    Transatlanticism (2003)
  97. 396.
    First Aid Kit: Fireworks

    Fireworks

    First Aid Kit
    Ruins (2018)
  98. 397.
    Foo Fighters: Walk

    Walk

    Foo Fighters
    Wasting Light (2011)
  99. 398.
    Interpol: PDA

    PDA

    Interpol
    Turn On the Bright Lights (2002)
  100. 399.
    Kings of Leon: Use Somebody

    Use Somebody

    Kings of Leon
    Only By the Night (2008)
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