Top 100 Songs of the 2000s

After reading VH1's Top 100 Songs of the 2000s, I decided to compile a list of my own.

Personally I think my list is better. But I'll let you decide.


  1. Rihanna ft. Jay-Z – Umbrella
  2. Lady Gaga – Poker Face
  3. Kanye West – Gold Digger
  4. Justin Timberlake – Sexyback
  5. Katy Perry – I Kissed a Girl
  6. Adele – Rolling in the Deep
  7. Kings of Leon – Sex on Fire
  8. Jay-Z – 99 Problems
  9. Coldplay – Yellow
  10. Britney Spears – Toxic
  11. 50 Cent – In Da Club
  12. Alicia Keys – Fallen
  13. Usher – Yeah
  14. Outkast – Hey Ya
  15. Beyonce ft. Jay-Z– Crazy in Love
  16. Black Eyed Peas – Let’s Get it Started
  17. Kelly Clarkson – Since You’ve Been Gone
  18. Eminem – Lose Yourself
  19. ‘N Sync – Bye Bye Bye
  20. Jay-Z – Empire State of Mind
  21. Bruno Mars – Billionaire
  22. Cee Lo Green – Forget You
  23. Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
  24. Foo Fighters – Best of You
  25. Nelly – Hot in Herre
  26. The Killers – Mr. Brightside
  27. Gwen Stefani – Hollaback Girl
  28. Britney Spears – Oops I Did it Again
  29. Green Day – American Idiot
  30. Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
  31. Black Keys – Tighten Up
  32. Muse – Uprising
  33. Maroon 5 – This Love
  34. Paramore – Misery Business
  35. Fall Out Boy – Sugar We’re Going Down
  36. Gavin DeGraw – I Don’t Want to Be
  37. Pussycat Dolls – Don’t Cha
  38. Macy Gray – I Try
  39. MIA – Paper Planes
  40. Shaggy – It Wasn’t Me
  41. 3 Doors Down – Kryptonite
  42. Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheats
  43. MGMT – Kids
  44. Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean – Hips Don’t Lie
  45. Mariah Carey – We Belong Together
  46. Nelly – Country Grammar
  47. Christina Aguilera – Dirrty
  48. Nelly Furtado – Say it Right
  49. Pink – There You Go
  50. White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
  51. Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
  52. Amy Winehouse – Rehab
  53. Maroon 5 – She Will Be Loved
  54. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Otherside
  55. Natasha Bedingfield – Unwritten
  56. Mary J. Blige – Family Affair
  57. Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
  58. Kelis – Milkshake
  59. Avril Lavigne – Complicated
  60. Jennifer Lopez feat. Ja Rule – I’m Real
  61. Aaliyah – Try Again
  62. Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love
  63. Colbie Caillat – Bubbly
  64. Evanescence – Bring me to Life
  65. Christina Aguilera, Pink, Mya, Lil Kim – Lady Marmalade
  66. Nelly Furtado – Promiscuous
  67. Plain White T’s – Hey There Delilah
  68. Aerosmith – Jaded
  69. Nickelback – How You Remind Me
  70. The Darkness – A Thing Called Love
  71. Paramore – Decode
  72. The Strokes – Last Nite
  73. Modest Mouse – Float On
  74. Ashlee Simpson – Pieces of Me
  75. Gorillaz – Feel Good, Inc.
  76. Sean Paul – Temperature
  77. The Fray – How to Save a Life
  78. Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicked
  79. Diddy ft. Christina Aguilera – Tell Me
  80. Buckcherry – Crazy B*tch
  81. The Script – Breakeven (Falling to Pieces)
  82. The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition
  83. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
  84. Ray LaMontagne – Trouble
  85. Sara Bareilles – Love Song
  86. Ja Rule – Put it on Me
  87. Sisqo – Thong Song
  88. Papa Roach – Last Resort
  89. Eminem ft. Rihanna– Love the Way you Lie
  90. Kick Rock and Sheryl Crow – Picture
  91. DMX – Up in Here
  92. La Roux – Bulletproof
  93. Florence and the Machine – Dog Days are Over
  94. James Blunt – You’re Beautiful
  95. John Mayer – Waiting on the World to Change
  96. Aaliyah – Rock the Boat
  97. Kes$ha – Tik Tok
  98. Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
  99. Miley Cyrus – Party in the USA
  100. One Republic – Apologize

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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

Thank you for adding more Aaliyah. Even though she died at the beginning of the decade, it's obvious her influence is lingering to this day.

And you added better rock. VH1 fell down on the job to me by using too many recognizable songs that were more a flash in the pan type thing.

I would have kept Cry Me A River and Chasing Pavements simply because they are quickly becoming the standard in music today. But I really enjoyed your list. Great job!


Eduardo 4 years ago

I love AALIYAH try again video the dance moves were good aaliyah is a talented dancer love aaliyah


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rb101182 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA Author

Thanks! I love Aaliyah too, and I agree, VH1 didn't have enough rock songs, more pop.


Aaliyah lover 4 years ago

Love aaliyah her dance moves are so cool and she was beautiful.


Aaliyah lover 4 years ago

Love aaliyah her dance moves are so cool and she was beautiful.


Deondra 4 years ago

Aaliyah is my favorite on this list she owned the 2000s Aaliyah I love her dance moves too I love Aaliyah so much she was so beautiful


Dixon 4 years ago

Love Aaliyah so much her dance moves were so clean and cool and smooth Aaliyah r.i.p


Andrew and eduardo 4 years ago

Aaliyah try again video dance moves were so good you can't help but love Aaliyah and she qas beautiful too.


Sheila valedon 4 years ago

Aaliyah dance moves were so smooth I love Aaliyah's dancing and she is so beautiful love Aaliyah


Sheila valedon 4 years ago

Aaliyah Aaliyah I love so,much great dancer she was and so beautiful it was almost scary Aaliyah had great dance moves.


Sheila valedon 4 years ago

Aaliyah, mary j. Blige , and mariah carey I love especially Aaliyah she


Sheila valedon 4 years ago

Aaliyah Aaliyah will always have my heart beautiful dancer


Aaliyah lover 4 years ago

Aaliyah made the list wow her dance moves were good


Eddie 4 years ago

Aaliyah I love her too she dance like she was walking on water she was a great dancer


Eddie loves Aaliyah 4 years ago

Aaliyah great singer and dancer


Brody 4 years ago

Aaliyah dance moves were smooth


AALIYAH 4 years ago

Aaliyah the best I love when she dance


Eddie 4 years ago

Aaliyah beautiful dance moves gorgeous face and love her


Eddie 4 years ago

Aaliyah beautiful dance moves gorgeous face and love her


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spartucusjones 4 years ago from Parts Unknown

Interesting list.

I don't want to be critical, but a few of the songs on your list weren't from the 2000s, they where from the 2010s. This would explain partly why songs such as Adele's Rolling in The Deep (2011) didn't make the VH1 list while Adele's Chasing Pavement (2008) did.


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rb101182 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA Author

Yeah I realized that after I put it together. Ah well. It can be a top 100 songs of the century (so far) list!


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vparker 4 years ago from From Mars

Good hub. Just curious why did you pick MGMT's "Kids" over "Electric Feel" ?


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brandonvand 4 years ago

buckcherry's got to be offended being put on this list


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bobbyboy152 4 years ago from Australia

love the video for umbrella by rihanna, song is pretty catch too.


Eduardo 4 years ago

Aaliyah had great dance moves and she dance so smooth like a snake in the try again music video love Aaliyah r.i.p


Aaliyah Fan 4 years ago

Aaliyah took dance to a whole different level her style of dance and her beautiful face and her smooth dance moves made her a star r.i.p Aaliyah.


Jean 4 years ago

Aaliyah and Beyonce Knowles had great dance moves and choreography they owned the 00's.


Dance. 4 years ago

Aaliyah Dance moves were super cool she did her own style of Dance, she loved her own style of Dance and did not care about trying to compete with others music artists and Dancers she did exactly what she did which was Aaliyah Aaliyah Aaliyah 100% and sing good as well, her Dance moves were like a snake she moved so smooth and Daring love Aaliyah R.i.p Aaliyah she was the female Dancer of All time graduating from College with a 4.0 GPA Dance major.


Try Again Aaliyah. 4 years ago

Love Aaliyah Try Again music video best Dance routine ever from a music video Aaliyah is the Princess of Dance.


Ramon 4 years ago

Aaliyah 100% great I love Aaliyah, but Beyonce Knowles took over 2 decades she was rank number 17 on vh1 100 greatest songs of the 90's with Say My Name, and was ranked number 1 on vh1 100 greatest songs of the 00's with the song Crazy in Love, and I think that Aaliyah and Beyonce Knowles are the best artists on this 00's list.


urrggghh 4 years ago

why the hell is billionaire on this list at all? especially ahead of the red hot chili peppers... im sorry but that is not alright.... that song could be written by my death and partially blind cat.. how is that even a song?!?! "I wanna be a billionaire so fricken bad.." don't we all... sorry im ranting but i really hate that damn song.... bruno marz is general


Joanna 4 years ago

Aaliyah Dance Style was Pretty Damn Good I have to Agree with EDUARDO.

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