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. 700.
    PSY: Gangnam Style

    Gangnam Style

    Gangnam Style (2012)
  2. 701.
    Gorillaz: 19-2000


    Gorillaz (2001)
  3. 702.
    Chastity Brown: After You

    After You

    Chastity Brown
    Back Road Highways (2012)
  4. 703.
    Beck: Hell Yes

    Hell Yes

    Guero (2005)
  5. 704.
    Andrew Bird: Bloodless


    Andrew Bird
    My Finest Work Yet (2019)
  6. 705.
    Kanye West: Black Skinhead

    Black Skinhead

    Kanye West
    Yeezus (2013)
  7. 706.
    Linkin Park: In The End

    In The End

    Linkin Park
    Hybrid Theory (2000)
  8. 707.
    The Shins: Caring Is Creepy

    Caring Is Creepy

    The Shins
    Oh, Inverted World (2001)
  9. 708.
    Sam Smith: Stay With Me

    Stay With Me

    Sam Smith
    In the Lonely Hour (2014)
  10. 709.
    Prince: Laydown


    20Ten (2010)
  11. 710.
    Florence + the Machine: Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)

    Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)

    Florence + the Machine
    Lungs (2009)
  12. 711.
    Father John Misty: Mr. Tillman

    Mr. Tillman

    Father John Misty
    God's Favorite Customer (2018)
  13. 712.
    Explosions in the Sky: Your Hand in Mine

    Your Hand in Mine

    Explosions in the Sky
    The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place (2003)
  14. 713.
    Cloud Cult: 1X1X1


    Cloud Cult
    Love (2013)
  15. 714.
    Andrew Bird: Capsized


    Andrew Bird
    Are You Serious? (2016)
  16. 715.
    My Morning Jacket: Big Decisions

    Big Decisions

    My Morning Jacket
    The Waterfall (2015)
  17. 716.
    Tom Waits: Bad As Me

    Bad As Me

    Tom Waits
    Bad As Me (2011)
  18. 717.
    Empire of the Sun: Walking on a Dream

    Walking on a Dream

    Empire of the Sun
    Walking on a Dream (2008)
  19. 718.
    Matt and Kim: Daylight


    Matt and Kim
    Daylight (2009)
  20. 719.
    Delta Spirit: Trashcan


    Delta Spirit
    Ode to Sunshine (2008)
  21. 720.
    Beach House: Space Song

    Space Song

    Beach House
    Depression Cherry (2015)
  22. 721.
    Bob Dylan: Mississippi


    Bob Dylan
    Love and Theft (2001)
  23. 722.
    Neko Case: The Train From Kansas City

    The Train From Kansas City

    Neko Case
    The Tigers Have Spoken (2004)
  24. 723.
    jeremy messersmith: Tourniquet


    jeremy messersmith
    Heart Murmurs (2014)
  25. 724.
    The New Pornographers: The Electric Version

    The Electric Version

    The New Pornographers
    Electric Version (2003)
  26. 725.
    Walk The Moon: Anna Sun

    Anna Sun

    Walk The Moon
    Walk the Moon (2012)
  27. 726.
    Lizzo: My Skin

    My Skin

    Big Grrrl Small World (2015)
  28. 727.
    Kacey Musgraves: Slow Burn

    Slow Burn

    Kacey Musgraves
    Golden Hour (2018)
  29. 728.
    Battles: Atlas


    Mirrored (2007)
  30. 729.
    Jenny Lewis: Acid Tongue

    Acid Tongue

    Jenny Lewis
    Acid Tongue (2008)
  31. 730.
    Goldfrapp: Ooh La La

    Ooh La La

    Supernature (2005)
  32. 731.
    Arctic Monkeys: Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?

    Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?

    Arctic Monkeys
    AM (2013)
  33. 732.
    Spoon: Written In Reverse

    Written In Reverse

    Transference (2009)
  34. 733.
    Norah Jones: Come Away With Me

    Come Away With Me

    Norah Jones
    Come Away With Me (2002)
  35. 734.
    Justice: D.A.N.C.E.


    Justice (2007)
  36. 735.
    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth

    The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth

    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (2005)
  37. 736.
    The Avalanches: Since I Left You

    Since I Left You

    The Avalanches
    Since I Left You (2000)
  38. 737.
    Sturgill Simpson: Turtles All the Way Down

    Turtles All the Way Down

    Sturgill Simpson
    Metamodern Sounds in Country Music (2014)
  39. 738.
    Gossip: Heavy Cross

    Heavy Cross

    Music for Men (2009)
  40. 739.
    The Strokes: You Only Live Once

    You Only Live Once

    The Strokes
    First Impressions of Earth (2006)
  41. 740.
    Marian Hill: Down


    Marian Hill
    ACT ONE (2016)
  42. 741.
    Bully: Milkman


    Feels Like (2015)
  43. 742.
    The Unicorns: I Was Born a Unicorn

    I Was Born a Unicorn

    The Unicorns
    Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? (2003)
  44. 743.
    Ray Lamontagne: Jolene


    Ray Lamontagne
    Trouble Will Find Me (2004)
  45. 744.
    Manchester Orchestra: The Gold

    The Gold

    Manchester Orchestra
    A Black Mile to the Surface (2017)
  46. 745.
    Boy and Bear: Southern Sun

    Southern Sun

    Boy and Bear
    Harlequin Dream (2013)
  47. 746.
    Stars: Your Ex Lover is Dead

    Your Ex Lover is Dead

    Set Yourself On Fire (2004)
  48. 747.
    Amy Shark: Adore


    Amy Shark
    Love Monster (2017)
  49. 748.
    Lucy Dacus: Addictions


    Lucy Dacus
  50. 749.
    Arcade Fire: Creature Comfort

    Creature Comfort

    Arcade Fire
    Everything Now (2017)
  51. 750.
    John Grant: GMF (Greatest Living Creature)

    GMF (Greatest Living Creature)

    John Grant
    Pale Green Ghosts (2013)
  52. 751.
    fun.: Some Nights

    Some Nights

    Some Nights (2012)
  53. 752.
    Sun Kil Moon: Carry Me Ohio

    Carry Me Ohio

    Sun Kil Moon
    Ghosts of the Great Highway (2003)
  54. 753.
    Metric: Synthetica


    Synthetica (2012)
  55. 754.
    Tame Impala: Cause I'm A Man

    Cause I'm A Man

    Tame Impala
    Currents (2015)
  56. 755.
    Belle and Sebastian: The Blues Are Still Blue

    The Blues Are Still Blue

    Belle and Sebastian
    The Life Pursuit (2006)
  57. 756.
    Low Cut Connie: Revolution Rock N Roll

    Revolution Rock N Roll

    Low Cut Connie
    Dirty Pictures (Part 1) (2017)
  58. 757.
    Neko Case: People Got A Lotta Nerve

    People Got A Lotta Nerve

    Neko Case
    Middle Cyclone (2009)
  59. 758.
    Run The Jewels: Legend Has It

    Legend Has It

    Run The Jewels
    Run the Jewels 3 (2017)
  60. 759.
    Cold War Kids: We Used To Vacation

    We Used To Vacation

    Cold War Kids
    Robbers and Cowards (2006)
  61. 760.
    Dr. Dog: Shadow People

    Shadow People

    Dr. Dog
    Shame, Shame (2010)
  62. 761.
    Jake Bugg: Two Fingers

    Two Fingers

    Jake Bugg
    Jake Bugg (2012)
  63. 762.
    R.E.M.: Imitation of Life

    Imitation of Life

    Reveal (2001)
  64. 763.
    The Avett Brothers: Ain't No Man

    Ain't No Man

    The Avett Brothers
    True Sadness (2016)
  65. 764.
    Andrew W.K.: Party Hard

    Party Hard

    Andrew W.K.
    I Get Wet (2001)
  66. 765.
    Iron and Wine: Walking Far From Home

    Walking Far From Home

    Iron and Wine
    Kiss Each Other Clean (2010)
  67. 766.
    LCD Soundsystem: American Dream

    American Dream

    LCD Soundsystem
    American Dream (2017)
  68. 767.
    Margo Price: Pay Gap

    Pay Gap

    Margo Price
    All American Made (2018)
  69. 768.
    Margaret Glaspy: Emotions And Math

    Emotions And Math

    Margaret Glaspy
    Emotions And Math (2016)
  70. 769.
    Atmosphere: Smart Went Crazy

    Smart Went Crazy

    You Can't Imagine How Much Fun We're Having (2005)
  71. 770.
    St. Vincent: Prince Johnny

    Prince Johnny

    St. Vincent
    St. Vincent (2014)
  72. 771.
    Grizzly Bear: While You Wait For The Others

    While You Wait For The Others

    Grizzly Bear
    Veckatimest (2009)
  73. 772.
    Low: No Comprende

    No Comprende

    Ones and Sixes (2015)
  74. 773.
    Green Day: Wake Me Up When September Ends

    Wake Me Up When September Ends

    Green Day
    American Idiot (2004)
  75. 774.
    Hozier: Jackie and Wilson

    Jackie and Wilson

    Hozier (2014)
  76. 775.
    Queens of the Stone Age: My God Is The Sun

    My God Is The Sun

    Queens of the Stone Age
    ...Like Clockwork (2013)
  77. 776.
    Vampire Weekend: Harmony Hall

    Harmony Hall

    Vampire Weekend
    Father of the Bride (2019)
  78. 777.
    Band of Horses: No One's Gonna Love You

    No One's Gonna Love You

    Band of Horses
    Cease to Begin (2007)
  79. 778.
    Cage The Elephant: Shake Me Down

    Shake Me Down

    Cage The Elephant
    Thank You, Happy Birthday (2011)
  80. 779.
    Lana Del Rey: Blue Jeans

    Blue Jeans

    Lana Del Rey
    Born to Die (2012)
  81. 780.
    My Morning Jacket: Wordless Chorus

    Wordless Chorus

    My Morning Jacket
    Z (2005)
  82. 781.
    Nada Surf: Always Love

    Always Love

    Nada Surf
    The Weight is a Gift (2005)
  83. 782.
    The Flaming Lips: The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (With All Your Power)

    The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (With All Your Power)

    The Flaming Lips
    At War with the Mystics (2006)
  84. 783.
    The National: Don't Swallow The Cap

    Don't Swallow The Cap

    The National
    Trouble Will Find Me (2013)
  85. 784.
    Chance The Rapper: All We Got feat. Kanye West

    All We Got feat. Kanye West

    Chance The Rapper
    Coloring Book (2016)
  86. 785.
    Jose Gonzalez: Heartbeats


    Jose Gonzalez
    Veneer (2003)
  87. 786.
    Drive-By Truckers: Surrender Under Protest

    Surrender Under Protest

    Drive-By Truckers
    American Band (2016)
  88. 787.
    Jenny Lewis: The Voyager

    The Voyager

    Jenny Lewis
    The Voyager (2014)
  89. 788.
    The Shins: Kissing The Lipless

    Kissing The Lipless

    The Shins
    Chutes Too Narrow (2003)
  90. 789.
    Beck: Dear Life

    Dear Life

    Colors (2017)
  91. 790.
    Foals: Mountain At My Gates

    Mountain At My Gates

    What Went Down (2015)
  92. 791.
    Lucius: Born Again Teen

    Born Again Teen

    Good Grief (2016)
  93. 792.
    Pearl Jam: Life Wasted

    Life Wasted

    Pearl Jam
    Pearl Jam (2006)
  94. 793.
    Lykke Li: I Follow Rivers

    I Follow Rivers

    Lykke Li
    Wounded Rhymes (2011)
  95. 794.
    Camera Obscura: Honey in the Sun

    Honey in the Sun

    Camera Obscura
    My Maudlin Career (2009)
  96. 795.
    Courtney Barnett: Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go to the Party

    Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go to the Party

    Courtney Barnett
    Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (2015)
  97. 796.
    Hot Chip: Ready For The Floor

    Ready For The Floor

    Hot Chip
    Made In the Dark (2008)
  98. 797.
    Regina Spektor: Older And Taller

    Older And Taller

    Regina Spektor
    Remember Us to Life (2016)
  99. 798.
    Alabama Shakes: Sound & Color

    Sound & Color

    Alabama Shakes
    Sound & Color (2015)
  100. 799.
    Los Campesinos!: You! Me! Dancing!

    You! Me! Dancing!

    Los Campesinos!
    Hold On Now, Youngster (2007)
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