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FF's Best Song of the Decade - The Noughties

Discussion in 'Music' started by Tomohawk, Jun 3, 2023.

  1. Tomohawk

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    It's been a long time since our last venture on the musical merry-go-round as we hunt the best songs of eras that have come and gone but the time has come for us to live another decade of amazing music!

    As of last night, I was bypassing this decade on the basis that I am not sure how long we will have to wait for the next one (which I suspect is the one most will be looking forward to) but having slept on it, I just can't change the order of play.

    So having previously found out that:
    • Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen is our Favourite song of All Time
    • Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not by Arctic Monkeys is our Greatest Album of All Time
    • Do I Wanna Know by Arctic Monkeys is our best song of the 2010's
    We are now on the hunt for FF's Best Song of the Noughties (or 2000's for those unsure on the noughties).
    For those who have done this before, you'll know how this will go, but for those new faces who have joined the forum since the last of these in 2020 (what happened to the last 3 years?!?), below is what you need to do:

    Pick your top 10 songs that were released either as a single or as part of an album from 1st January 2000 up to and including 31st December 2009 and allocate them the following points:

    12pts -
    10pts -
    8pts -
    7pts -
    6pts -
    5pts -
    4pts -
    3pts -
    2pts -
    1pt -

    12pts obviously to your best song and then working downwards to the 1pt selection.
    Then simply PM me your selections. When doing this, it would be nice for you to add some reasons for your choices against as many of your choices as possible, but especially the top 2.

    When I first did this with the Favourite Song of All Time, one of the reasons was to open up more music to myself and everybody else, and I still want that now. So it's likely there will be at least 2 rounds of voting (possibly more dependent on number of entries) but there will be no crazy ideas like I tried and failed with in the Greatest Albums countdown :laugh:

    More will be revealed as we delve into the reveals!

    VOTING IS NOW CLOSED!!!

    In the past I have been pretty consistent with daily reveals but my life is a lot different than it was when I first did these and so I cannot guarantee this happening for this one - telling you now so you don't all get irate with me :D I will, of course, try to advise in advance of when there won't be a reveal on a particular day :)

    This is open to everybody so off you go folks, get delving into those playlists or even CD collections to root out your best songs from this fantastic decade of music and get your PMs sent in at your leisure

    FF's Best Song of the Noughties (complete):

    (1) The Scientist by Coldplay
    (2) Stan by Eminem
    (3) Back To Black by Amy Winehouse
    (4) Someday by The Strokes
    (5) Mr Brightside by The Killers
    (6) Lose Yourself by Eminem
    (7) When The Sun Goes Down by Arctic Monkeys
    (8) A Certain Romance by Arctic Monkeys
    (9) The Bucket by Kings of Leon
    (10) New Slang by The Shins
    (11) I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor by Arctic Monkeys
    (12) Dakota by Stereophonics
    (13) One Day Like This by Elbow
    (14) Ghost Love Score by Nightwish
    (15) Do Me A Favour by Arctic Monkeys
    (16) I Miss You by Blink-182
    (17) Little Sister by Queens of the Stone Age
    (18) Weird Fishes (Arpeggi) by Radiohead
    (19) Up Above My Head by Alabama 3
    (20) Toxicity by System of a Down
    (21) All Falls Down by Kanye West
    (22) You Know You're Right by Nirvana
    (23) A Better Place, A Better Time by Streetlight Manifesto
    (24) Strength And Honor by Hans Zimmer
    (25-) Newborn by Elbow
    (-) Archangel by Burial
    (-) In The Waiting Line by Zero 7
    (-) Hurt Me Soul by Lupe Fiasco
    (29) Starlight by Muse
    (30) Idioteque by Radiohead
    (31) Go With The Flow by Queens of the Stone Age
    (32) There There by Radiohead
    (33) Last Resort by Papa Roach
    (34) Festival by Sigur Ros
    (35) The Cedar Room by Doves
    (36) Turn The Page by The Streets
    (37) Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlife by Alabama 3
    (38) A Place For My Head by Linkin Park
    (39) Misguided Ghosts by Paramore
    (40) Treefingers by Radiohead
    (41) Threads by Portishead
    (42) El Dinero No Es Todo by Los Autenticos Decadentes
    (43-) To Whom It May Concern by Underoath
    (-) Devil's Sidewalk by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
    (-) A Small Measure Of Peace by Hans Zimmer
    (46) I Will Possess Your Heart by Death Cab for Cutie
    (47) Accidental Babies by Damien Rice
    (48) Nemo Egg by Thomas Newman
    (49-) The Dark Of The Matinee by Franz Ferdinand
    (-) Gas Panic by Oasis
    (-) Plug In Baby by Muse
    (-) 23 by Jimmy Eat World
    (-) Use Somebody by Kings of Leon
    (-) Maps by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    (-) Jesus, etc by Wilco
    (-) 15 Step by Radiohead
    (-) The Way I Am by Eminem
    (-) Not Even Jail by Interpol
    (-) My Sacrifice by Creed
    (-) Drops Of Jupiter by Train
    (61-) Bring Me To Life by Evanescence
    (-) Jesus Christ by Brand New
    (-) Prairie Wind by Neil Young
    (-) Start A War by The National
    (-) Blue Ridge Mountains by Fleet Foxes
    (-) Ms. Jackson by OutKast
    (-) Pyramid Song by Radiohead
    (-) Kids by MGMT
    (-) If You're Gone by Matchbox Twenty
    (-) Float On by Modest Mouse
    (-) 18 by Moby
    (-) One Armed Scissor by At The Drive-In
    (-) The Zephyr Song by Red Hot Chili Peppers
    (-) Don't Cry by J Dilla
    (75-) Like A Stone by Audioslave
    (-) The Council of Elrond by Howard Shore
    (-) O Children by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
    (-) Over and Over by Kano
    (-) Crawling by Linkin Park
    (-) White Winter Hymnal by Fleet Foxes
    (-) 505 by Arctic Monkeys
    (-) Me Gustas Tu by Manu Chao
    (-) Fake Empire by The National
    (-) Last Nite by The Strokes
    (-) Show Me How To Live by Audioslave
    (-) Naked As We Came by Iron & Wine
    (-) Get Ur Freak On by Missy Elliott
    (-) Parabol/a by Tool
    (89-) Just Breathe by Pearl Jam
    (-) Good Luck by Basement Jaxx
    (-) 1 Thing by Amerie
    (-) Skin Of The Night by M83
    (-) Everything In Its Right Place by Radiohead
    (-) White Walls by Between The Buried And Me
    (-) Just A Day by Feeder
    (-) Climbing The Wall by Stereophonics
    (-) Boulevard Of Broken Dreams by Green Day
    (-) All Caps by Madvillain
    (-) Radio Nowhere by Bruce Sprinsteen
    (-) Uprising by Muse
    (101-) Dirty Harry by Gorillaz
    (-) Walking On A Dream by Empire of the Sun
    (-) Renegades Of Funk by Rage Against The Machine
    (-) Since I Left You by The Avalances
    (-) Paparazzi by Lady Gaga
    (-) Pounding by Doves
    (-) Hunted By A Freak by Mogwai
    (-) Can't Stand Me Now by The Libertines
    (-) Stella by Kashiwa Daisuke
    (110-) Fat Lip by Sum 41
    (-) How To Disappear Completely by Radiohead
    (-) Skinny Love by Bon Iver
    (-) White Lies by Death
    (-) The Age Of The Understatement by The Last Shadow Puppets
    (-) Into The Fire by Bruce Springsteen
    (-) No More Eatin' by Plan B
    (-) Sorry You're Not A Winner by Enter Shikari
    (-) This Modern Love by Bloc Party
    (-) St. Anger by Metallica
    (-) A Message by Coldplay

    Click me for the full Spotify Playlist
    Click me for the Finalists Spotify Playlist
    Click me for the Semi-Final Spotify Playlist
     
    #1 Tomohawk, Jun 3, 2023
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2023
  2. Panja

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    This was the decade where I bought the most music, not necessarily from this decade but it was comfortably the years where I had more money to spend on CDs. Lots to choose from methinks..
     
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    I don’t know any songs from the noughties, so I’m out I guess l

    Though I should be able to go in the 2nd round
     
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    Not my decade for "new" bands and music. But plenty of the old crowd had decent new albums out. Hell, even Leonard Cohen and Brian Wilson had albums in Rolling Stone's Top 100 for the decade (Johnny Cash and Dylan had two each) - perhaps a comment on the age of the music journalists as much as the competition.

    Surely there must be a few songs from the likes of Jay Chou, Stefanie Sun and Jolin Tsai that feature on your play lists?

    Or maybe ...



    Surely the Ketchup Song made it to Singapore?

     
  5. Panja

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    Don’t encourage him Alan FFS

    :laugh:
     
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    JoshBCFC I'm not sick, but I'm not well...

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    Well, you've got 19 days, get listening ;)
     
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    Not enough time, I'll wait for the r2 shortlist
     
  8. Panja

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    Listen to Hail To The Thief by Radiohead and see what you think...
     
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    JoshBCFC I'm not sick, but I'm not well...

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    And In Rainbows!
     
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    Or kid a if you want to frighten the life out of yourself, then you're addicted to it.
     
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    There's a track off that album in my top twelve which has a very interesting story attached to it..
     
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    "I don't want to be your friend"

    Great album.

     
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    I'm finding it very difficult to whittle down at least 4 tracks from kid a/amnesiac to only 1 or 2. Shall the story be saved or can it be told?
     
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    There's a video linked to it.

     
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    Yeah knew that story, that moment when the strings and vocal climax is bloody magical, the tension/release was perfected on this album
     
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    It really is. Thom's torment coming to an end when his own voice breaks through, it's incredible..
     
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    JoshBCFC I'm not sick, but I'm not well...

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    Lot of competition for places beyond Radiohead, despite their brilliant run of albums this decade.

    Got those first two great albums from The Strokes coming in to reinvigorate garage rock and the resultant British iterations, such as The Libertines and Arctic Monkeys I'm sure will feature.

    Arcade Fire, The Killers, Bloc Party, Gorillaz all of course releasing great stuff other this decade too.

    On maybe a slightly obscurer note, I'll be looking at stuff from The Avalanches, MF DOOM (@Jonny Ninja I'm sure will be backing me up on that one, IIRC!), LCD Soundsystem, J Dilla and Animal Collective to round out my list.

    Very excited!
     
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    REM were very disappointing in the 2000s. Of the Americsn bands, Queens Of The Stone Age were very good, as were several Americana bands (yes, I'm looking at you, Papa M)..
     
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    A lot of big hip hop songs too. Eminem in particular had some of his finest work this decade, certain big hits like gold digger, crazy, milkshake amongst others.
     
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    Aye, that Marshall Mathers record. And one of my favourite albums, The Defamation Of Strickland Banks, came out four months too late to feature here..
     
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