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. 400.
    Leon Bridges: Bad Bad News

    Bad Bad News

    Leon Bridges
    Good Thing (2018)
  2. 401.
    Spoon: I Summon You

    I Summon You

    Spoon
    Gimme Fiction (2005)
  3. 402.
    Dessa: 5 out of 6

    5 out of 6

    Dessa
    Chime (2018)
  4. 403.
    Florence + the Machine: Ship to Wreck

    Ship to Wreck

    Florence + the Machine
    How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (2015)
  5. 404.
    Prince: 3121

    3121

    Prince
    3121 (2006)
  6. 405.
    Radiohead: Weird Fishes / Arpeggi

    Weird Fishes / Arpeggi

    Radiohead
    In Rainbows (2007)
  7. 406.
    Lady Gaga: Bad Romance

    Bad Romance

    Lady Gaga
    The Fame (2008)
  8. 407.
    Low: What Part of Me

    What Part of Me

    Low
    Ones and Sixes (2015)
  9. 408.
    Jenny Lewis: Just One Of The Guys

    Just One Of The Guys

    Jenny Lewis
    The Voyager (2014)
  10. 409.
    Django Django: Default

    Default

    Django Django
    Django Django (2012)
  11. 410.
    Dan Wilson: Free Life

    Free Life

    Dan Wilson
    Free Life (2007)
  12. 411.
    Billie Eilish: Bury A Friend

    Bury A Friend

    Billie Eilish
    When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (2019)
  13. 412.
    Beck: Blue Moon

    Blue Moon

    Beck
    Morning Phase (2014)
  14. 413.
    Cloud Cult: Through the Ages

    Through the Ages

    Cloud Cult
    The Seeker (2015)
  15. 414.
    Alt-J: Dissolve Me

    Dissolve Me

    Alt-J
    An Awesome Wave (2012)
  16. 415.
    Kanye West: Lost In The World (feat. Bon Iver)

    Lost In The World (feat. Bon Iver)

    Kanye West
    My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
  17. 416.
    Gorillaz: Stylo

    Stylo

    Gorillaz
    Plastic Beach (2010)
  18. 417.
    Janelle Monae: Cold War

    Cold War

    Janelle Monae
    The ArchAndroid (2010)
  19. 418.
    The XX: I Dare You

    I Dare You

    The XX
    I See You (2017)
  20. 419.
    The New Pornographers: Letter From an Occupant

    Letter From an Occupant

    The New Pornographers
    Mass Romantic (2000)
  21. 420.
    The Decemberists: Calamity Song

    Calamity Song

    The Decemberists
    The King is Dead (2010)
  22. 421.
    Sonic Youth: Incinerate

    Incinerate

    Sonic Youth
    Rather Ripped (2006)
  23. 422.
    Mclusky: To Hell With Good Intentions

    To Hell With Good Intentions

    Mclusky
    Mcluskyism (2006)
  24. 423.
    Low Cut Connie: Boozophilia

    Boozophilia

    Low Cut Connie
    Sylvia (2015)
  25. 424.
    Father John Misty: Chateau Lobby #4 (In C for Two Virgins)

    Chateau Lobby #4 (In C for Two Virgins)

    Father John Misty
    I Love You, Honeybear (2015)
  26. 425.
    Sufjan Stevens: Come on! Feel the Illinoise!

    Come on! Feel the Illinoise!

    Sufjan Stevens
    Illinois (2005)
  27. 426.
    Beyonce: Hold Up

    Hold Up

    Beyonce
    Lemonade (2016)
  28. 427.
    Frank Turner: I Still Believe

    I Still Believe

    Frank Turner
    England Keep My Bones (2011)
  29. 428.
    P.O.S: Optimist (We Are Not For Them)

    Optimist (We Are Not For Them)

    P.O.S
    Never Better (2009)
  30. 429.
    The Lumineers: Ophelia

    Ophelia

    The Lumineers
    Cleopatra (2016)
  31. 430.
    Jungle: Busy Earnin'

    Busy Earnin'

    Jungle
    Jungle (2014)
  32. 431.
    Tash Sultana: Jungle

    Jungle

    Tash Sultana
    Notion (2017)
  33. 432.
    Mitski: Your Best American Girl

    Your Best American Girl

    Mitski
    Puberty 2 (2016)
  34. 433.
    Macklemore and Ryan Lewis: Can't Hold Us feat. Ray Dalton

    Can't Hold Us feat. Ray Dalton

    Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
    The Heist (2013)
  35. 434.
    The White Stripes: Conquest

    Conquest

    The White Stripes
    Icky Thump (2007)
  36. 435.
    Lake Street Dive: Good Kisser

    Good Kisser

    Lake Street Dive
    Free Yourself Up (2018)
  37. 436.
    Kurt Vile: Pretty Pimpin

    Pretty Pimpin

    Kurt Vile
    b'lieve i'm goin down... (2015)
  38. 437.
    Beirut: Postcards From Italy

    Postcards From Italy

    Beirut
    Gulag Orkestar (2006)
  39. 438.
    Spoon: Jonathan Fisk

    Jonathan Fisk

    Spoon
    Kill the Moonlight (2002)
  40. 439.
    Bob Mould: The Descent

    The Descent

    Bob Mould
    Silver Age (2012)
  41. 440.
    Cloud Cult: No Hell

    No Hell

    Cloud Cult
    The Seeker (2015)
  42. 441.
    The Ting Tings: That's Not My Name

    That's Not My Name

    The Ting Tings
    We Started Nothing (2008)
  43. 442.
    Thundercat: Them Changes

    Them Changes

    Thundercat
    The Beyond/Where the Giants Roam (2015)
  44. 443.
    Margo Price: Hurtin' (On The Bottle)

    Hurtin' (On The Bottle)

    Margo Price
    Midwest Farmer's Daughter (2016)
  45. 444.
    The Postal Service: We Will Become Silhouettes

    We Will Become Silhouettes

    The Postal Service
    Give Up (2003)
  46. 445.
    LCD Soundsystem: Call the Police

    Call the Police

    LCD Soundsystem
    American Dream (2017)
  47. 446.
    Red Hot Chili Peppers: By the Way

    By the Way

    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    By the Way (2002)
  48. 447.
    Weezer: Island in the Sun

    Island in the Sun

    Weezer
    Weezer (2001)
  49. 448.
    The Dandy Warhols: We Used To Be Friends

    We Used To Be Friends

    The Dandy Warhols
    Welcome to the Monkey House (2003)
  50. 449.
    Vampire Weekend: Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa

    Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa

    Vampire Weekend
    Vampire Weekend (2008)
  51. 450.
    Queens of the Stone Age: The Way You Used To Do

    The Way You Used To Do

    Queens of the Stone Age
    Villians (2017)
  52. 451.
    Daft Punk: Lose Yourself To Dance feat. Pharrell Williams

    Lose Yourself To Dance feat. Pharrell Williams

    Daft Punk
    Random Access Memories (2013)
  53. 452.
    Foo Fighters: Times Like These

    Times Like These

    Foo Fighters
    One by One (2002)
  54. 453.
    Jack White: Lazaretto

    Lazaretto

    Jack White
    Lazaretto (2014)
  55. 454.
    Elliott Smith: Somebody That I Used to Know

    Somebody That I Used to Know

    Elliott Smith
    Figure 8 (2000)
  56. 455.
    Brandi Carlile: That Wasn't Me

    That Wasn't Me

    Brandi Carlile
    Bear Creek (2012)
  57. 456.
    At The Drive-In: One Armed Scissor

    One Armed Scissor

    At The Drive-In
    This Station is Non-Operational (2000)
  58. 457.
    Sigur Ros: Vid Spilum Endalaust

    Vid Spilum Endalaust

    Sigur Ros
    Meo suo i eyrum vid spilum endalaust (2008)
  59. 458.
    The XX: VCR

    VCR

    The XX
    XX (2009)
  60. 459.
    LCD Soundsystem: North American Scum

    North American Scum

    LCD Soundsystem
    Sound of Silver (2007)
  61. 460.
    OK Go: This Too Shall Pass

    This Too Shall Pass

    OK Go
    Of the Blue Colour of the Sky (2010)
  62. 461.
    Polica: Wandering Star

    Wandering Star

    Polica
    Give you the Ghost (2011)
  63. 462.
    Robert Plant and Alison Krauss: Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)

    Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)

    Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
    Raising Sand (2007)
  64. 463.
    The Black Keys: Sister

    Sister

    The Black Keys
    El Camino (2011)
  65. 464.
    Ween: Transdermal Celebration

    Transdermal Celebration

    Ween
    Quebec (2003)
  66. 465.
    Sia: Chandelier

    Chandelier

    Sia
    1000 Forms of Fear (2014)
  67. 466.
    Chance The Rapper: Blessings feat. Ty Dolla Sign

    Blessings feat. Ty Dolla Sign

    Chance The Rapper
    Coloring Book (2016)
  68. 467.
    First Aid Kit: Stay Gold

    Stay Gold

    First Aid Kit
    Stay Gold (2014)
  69. 468.
    Hippo Campus: South

    South

    Hippo Campus
    South (2015)
  70. 469.
    Regina Spektor: Fidelity

    Fidelity

    Regina Spektor
    Begin to Hope (2006)
  71. 470.
    The Decemberists: 16 Military Wives

    16 Military Wives

    The Decemberists
    Picaresque (2005)
  72. 471.
    Lizzo: Cuz I Love You

    Cuz I Love You

    Lizzo
    Cuz I Love You (2019)
  73. 472.
    St. Vincent: Los Ageless

    Los Ageless

    St. Vincent
    MASSEDUCTION (2017)
  74. 473.
    The National: Terrible Love

    Terrible Love

    The National
    High Violet (2010)
  75. 474.
    Santigold: L.E.S. Artistes

    L.E.S. Artistes

    Santigold
    Santogold (2008)
  76. 475.
    The Chemical Brothers: Galvanize

    Galvanize

    The Chemical Brothers
    Push the Button (2005)
  77. 476.
    Radiohead: Lotus Flower

    Lotus Flower

    Radiohead
    The King of Limbs (2011)
  78. 477.
    Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds: There She Goes, My Beautiful World

    There She Goes, My Beautiful World

    Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
    Abbatoir Blues (2004)
  79. 478.
    James Blake: Retrograde

    Retrograde

    James Blake
    Overgrown (2013)
  80. 479.
    Kacey Musgraves: Rainbow

    Rainbow

    Kacey Musgraves
    Golden Hour (2018)
  81. 480.
    Janelle Monae: Pynk

    Pynk

    Janelle Monae
    Dirty Computer (2018)
  82. 481.
    Arcade Fire: Ready to Start

    Ready to Start

    Arcade Fire
    The Suburbs (2010)
  83. 482.
    Cat Power: The Greatest

    The Greatest

    Cat Power
    The Greatest (2006)
  84. 483.
    Alabama Shakes: Gimme All Your Love

    Gimme All Your Love

    Alabama Shakes
    Sound & Color (2015)
  85. 484.
    Eels: Fresh Blood

    Fresh Blood

    Eels
    Hombre Lobo: 12 Songs of Desire (2009)
  86. 485.
    Blitzen Trapper: Furr

    Furr

    Blitzen Trapper
    Furr (2008)
  87. 486.
    Har Mar Superstar: Tall Boy

    Tall Boy

    Har Mar Superstar
    Dark Touches (2009)
  88. 487.
    Janelle Monae: Django Jane

    Django Jane

    Janelle Monae
    Dirty Computer (2018)
  89. 488.
    Modest Mouse: Ocean Breathes Salty

    Ocean Breathes Salty

    Modest Mouse
    Good News for People Who Love Bad News (2004)
  90. 489.
    The Strokes: 12:51

    12:51

    The Strokes
    Room on Fire (2003)
  91. 490.
    Wolf Alice: Don't Delete The Kisses

    Don't Delete The Kisses

    Wolf Alice
    Visions of a Life (2017)
  92. 491.
    jeremy messersmith: Organ Donor

    Organ Donor

    jeremy messersmith
    The Reluctant Graveyard (2010)
  93. 492.
    My Morning Jacket: Golden

    Golden

    My Morning Jacket
    It Still Moves (2003)
  94. 493.
    Kendrick Lamar: FEEL.

    FEEL.

    Kendrick Lamar
    DAMN. (2017)
  95. 494.
    Snow Patrol: Run

    Run

    Snow Patrol
    Final Straw (2004)
  96. 495.
    The Killers: Human

    Human

    The Killers
    Day and Age (2008)
  97. 496.
    Motion City Soundtrack: Everything Is Alright

    Everything Is Alright

    Motion City Soundtrack
    Commit this to Memory (2005)
  98. 497.
    Keane: Somewhere Only We Know

    Somewhere Only We Know

    Keane
    Hopes and Fears (2004)
  99. 498.
    Phoebe Bridgers: Motion Sickness

    Motion Sickness

    Phoebe Bridgers
    Stranger in the Alps (2017)
  100. 499.
    Interpol: Slow Hands

    Slow Hands

    Interpol
    Antics (2004)
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