Baumann and Burch, Episode 20: How Purple Light Killed Music

There’s almost too much to talk about in this latest installation of a series on Top 100s in music, but we give our level best to a host of topics, like: what happened to rock music? what happened to rap and hip-hop? where are the white women at? Join us as we take a long stroll back through our pubescence and decide on which 100 songs were the most 2000s of the decade. The complete list is below.

  1. “Single Ladies,” Beyonce
  2. “Hey Ya,” Outkast
  3. “American Idiot,” Green Day
  4. “Mr. Brightside,” The Killers
  5. “Someday,” The Strokes
  6. “Lose Yourself,” Eminem
  7. “Seven Nation Army,” The White Stripes
  8. “Gold Digger,” Kanye West
  9. “Don’t Phunk wit my Heart,” The Black-Eyed Peas
  10. “Oops…I Did It Again,” Britney Spears
  11. “In da Club,” 50 Cent
  12. “Bye Bye Bye,” N’Sync
  13. “SexyBack,” Justin Timberlake
  14. “Umbrella,” Rihanna
  15. “Bad Romance,” Lady Gaga
  16. “Since U Been Gone,” Kelly Clarkson
  17. “Take Me Out,” Franz Ferdinand
  18. “The Middle,” Jimmy Eat World
  19. “I Believe in a Thing Called Love,” The Darkness
  20. “Ohio is for Lovers,” Hawthorne Heights
  21. “Crazy,” Gnarls Barkley
  22. “Welcome to the Black Parade,” My Chemical Romance
  23. “Girlfriend,” Avril Lavigne
  24. “Hips Don’t Lie,” Shakira
  25. “Hollaback Girl,” Gwen Stefani
  26. “How You Remind Me,” Nickelback
  27. “Yeah,” Usher
  28. “BYOB,” System of a Down
  29. “Hot in Herre,” Nelly
  30. “Here Without You,” 3 Doors Down
  31. “Ignition (Remix),” R. Kelly
  32. “Sugar We’re Goin Down,” Fall Out Boy
  33. “In the End,” Linkin Park
  34. “99 Problems,” Jay-Z
  35. “Get Low,” Lil’ John
  36. “Get This Party Started,” Pink!
  37. “New Slang,” The Shins
  38. “Say My Name,” Destiny’s Child
  39. “Drops of Jupiter,” Train
  40. “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” Fergie
  41. “Beautiful,” Christina Aguilera
  42. “Stacy’s Mom,” Fountains of Wayne
  43. “Ridin’,” Chamillionaire
  44. “Ocean’s Avenue,” Yellowcard
  45. “You’re Beautiful,” James Blunt
  46. “Feel Good Inc.,” Gorillaz
  47. “Drop it Like it’s Hot,” Snoop Dogg
  48. “Float On,” Modest Mouse
  49. “How to Save a Life,” The Fray
  50. “Bring Me to Life,” Evanescence
  51. “Somewhere Only We Know,” Keane
  52. “Makedamnsure,” Taking Back Sunday
  53. “Here it Goes Again,” OK Go
  54. “Int’l Player’s Anthem,” UGK
  55. “Get Ur Freak On,” Missy Elliott
  56. “Drive,” Incubus
  57. “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum
  58. “Schism,” Tool
  59. “This Love,” Maroon 5
  60. “Time is Running Out,” Muse
  61. “No One,” Alicia Keys
  62. “Fix You,” Coldplay
  63. “Kids,” MGMT
  64. “I Write Sins Not Tragedies,” Panic at the Disco
  65. “Screaming Infidelities,” Dashboard Confessional
  66. “Such Great Heights,” Postal Service
  67. “Never Let You Go,” Third Eye Blind
  68. “Paper Planes,” MIA
  69. “Everything is Alright,” Motion City Soundtrack
  70. “I Kissed a Girl,” Katy Perry
  71. “Don’t Cha,” Pussycat Dolls
  72. “Collide,” Howie Day
  73. “Unwritten,” Natasha Bedingfield
  74. “Rebellion (Lies),” Arcade Fire
  75. “Hey There Delilah,” Plain White Ts
  76. “Bleeding Love,” Leona Lewis
  77. “Bent,” Matchbox 20
  78. “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” Good Charlotte
  79. “Lollipop,” Lil’ Wayne
  80. “Promiscuous,” Nelly Furtado
  81. “I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor,” Arctic Monkeys
  82. “Love Song,” Sara Bareilles
  83. “Dog Days Are Over,” Florence and the Machine
  84. “Dirty Little Secret,” All American Rejects
  85. “No One Knows,” Queens of the Stone Age
  86. “Natural Anthem,” Radiohead
  87. “Are You Gonna Be My Girl,” Jet
  88. “Maps,” Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  89. “Chasing Cars,” Snow Patrol
  90. “Banquet,” Bloc Party
  91. “Rehab,” Amy Winehouse
  92. “I Will Follow You Into the Dark,” Death Cab for Cutie
  93. “Woman,” Wolfmother
  94. “Temperature,” Sean Paul
  95. “Alive with the Glory of Love,” Say Anything
  96. “Southern Hospitality,” Ludacris
  97. “Defying Gravity,” Wicked
  98. “Bubbly,” Colbie Caillat
  99. “Party in the USA,” Miley Cyrus
  100. “The Way We Get By,” Spoon

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