He wanted to make a totally unique record, and did he ever! According to Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, “Makes Me Wonder” was originally written as a love song about a failed relationship that went horribly wrong. Home > Your Event > Chicago Class Reunion DJs > Top 100 Songs of the 2000s. The first single released by Lady Gaga, “Just Dance” was a hugely successful song that made her an instant star. BACK TO BLACK – Amy Winehouse The song title is what White called the Salvation Army as a child. The piano is the perfect place to learn how to build chords and modes. Thanks Milo! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91Q-8zyN6hg, 85. I am really surprised, actually, that in 100 songs for the 2000’s, you didn’t include a Winehouse track. I just imagined running into God standing on a street corner…smoking a cigarette, and I’d have it out with Him.”(Wikipedia) “Seven Nation Army,” by the alternative rock duo The White Stripes, is best known for its signature underlying guitar riff. I’m sure that no one will completely agree with my selections, though I hope readers will find this list interesting and agree with at least some of them, and comments are welcome. (Wikipedia) “Beverly Hills,” about wanting to be rich and famous but knowing it’ll never happen, is Weezer’s most popular song, though not with many die-hard fans who thought it was too commercial – meaning Weezer had “sold out.” Be that as it may, it’s still a pretty great song, with hilarious lyrics and a wildly entertaining video. These Chicago DJ Pros KNOW the 2000's! According to lead singer Isaac Slade in an interview with Sauce.com, the song was influenced by his experience while working as a mentor at a camp for troubled teens: “One of the youngsters I was paired up with…was just 17 and had all these problems. It is one of only two tracks on the album not at least co-written by Chris Daughtry. The lyrics tell of life lessons to a child, set to a driving drumbeat and rich synth orchestration. A beautiful and poignant ballad from Gavin Rossdale, “Love Remains the Same” was a major departure from the heavier alternative rock music he made previously as frontman for the band Bush. I wrote the song in about 10 minutes with [producer] RedOne.” Later, she reflected on the song by saying, “That record saved my life. APOLOGIZE – OneRepublic – ECLECTIC MUSIC LOVER, 100 BEST SONGS OF THE 2010s (100-1) – ECLECTIC MUSIC LOVER, Song of the Day Challenge – Day One: EMINEM – “Lose Yourself” – ECLECTIC MUSIC LOVER, 100 BEST SONGS OF THE 2010s – #100: “Dang!” by Mac Miller feat. AIN’T NO REST FOR THE WICKED – Cage the Elephant 1 decade ago. The Piano Theme (The Heart Asks Pleasure First) Pianoramix • Crazy in Love (Emotional Movie Soundtrack Songs on the Piano) 3:14 0:30. Music, Film, TV and Political News Coverage. Favorite song lists, reviews, featured indie artists, and music commentary. Lead singer Jared Leto described its meaning as being about a relationship with yourself, about confronting your fear and the truth about who you are. Chris Martin sings of the pain and difficulty of maintaining a relationship, and the wish to be able to start all over to make things right. You're at a party and the music is not on point and everyone's just standing around. https://youtu.be/gGdGFtwCNBE, 51. I like this original recording of “Apologize” better than the later remix by music producer Timbaland. https://youtu.be/TSVHoHyErBQ, 86. Appreciate your kind words, and thanks for following. https://youtu.be/uSD4vsh1zDA, 30. (MusicBanter) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59bjaR7ms, 38. This list reflects dance-pop songs by mainstream artists not squarely in the electronic/dance music realm that have noticeable electronic influences. 23. more rock than dance though. Another beautiful but sorrowful song about a failed relationship, “Already Gone” is one of Kelly Clarkson’s best, and really showcases her impressive vocal abilities. You have great taste in music! It was a huge hit in the U.S. and Europe in 2007, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Pop Charts, and was nominated for two Grammys. The song’s title is a play on the word “anomaly”, and obliquely describes a woman who may or may not exist. You’ve included many of my faves in there! Piano Book. Love some of the bands you name tag here… death cab, weezer, modest mouse, some people would overlook them but they were great. – ECLECTIC MUSIC LOVER. From Green Day’s brilliant opus album American Idiot, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” was described by band frontman Billy Joe Armstrong as a kind of morning after hangover to “Holiday.” He wrote it to describe the feelings of loneliness he sometimes felt during his time living in New York. “Suddenly I See,” by Scottish singer/songwriter KT Tunstall, is a bouyant tribute to “female power.” Tunstall explained in an interview that she was inspired by the photograph of Patti Smith on the cover of her groundbreaking album Horses, realizing that she wanted a career in music like Smith. The lyrics are among the best ever written, and Eminem’s vocals are aggressive yet heartfelt. See you on the side of creativity According to Muse lead singer Matt Bellamy, “Hysteria” is about wanting something or someone so out of reach that it becomes an obsession that takes over. There are so many worthy songs, and choosing only 100 was a real challenge! The third song from Weezer on this list, “Perfect Situation” is from their fifth album Make Believe. 7. Flawlessly produced by Dr. Dre, it’s Mary J. Blige’s biggest hit. https://youtu.be/TJAfLE39ZZ8, 78. Smoking? I’d like to think the best of me is still hiding up my sleeve.” This is a truly great list, bravo. I especially love the lines “What’s the deal with my brain? Titles: Always on Your Side (Sheryl Crow) * Because of You (Kelly Clarkson) * Before He Cheats (Carrie Underwood) * Believer (American Authors) * Best Day of My Life (American Authors) I love the group so much. The harmonies, however, are very easy to digest, and they repeat the entire song. This soundoff intro was such rock & roll gold it's been repurposed in other songs by bands like The The and My Chemical Romance. The gorgeous song is emotionally powerful without being mawkish. https://youtu.be/XPpTgCho5ZA, 34. https://youtu.be/RM0xmYN3JOM. 40 Modern Pop Favorites. (Wikipedia) I love this electrifying live performance at their triumphant 2013 concert at Rome Olympic Stadium, where they literally work everyone into a frenzy of hysteria! JUST DANCE – Lady Gaga featuring Colby O’Donis I love that you have The White Stripes ‘Seven Nation Army (2003), Pink’s ‘Who Knew’, and Jay Z feat. The piano is not only an instrument, but also a visual representation of the way we understand music theory. This makes your post really stand out. Excellent list….I love how you wrote each song a “meaty” explanation too. The most striking aspect of the song’s music is the beautiful harmonica performance by Stevie Wonder. According to Armstrong, the chorus’s refrain – “This is our lives on holiday”— was intended to reflect the average American’s ambivalence on the issues of the day. 62. “Family Affair” is a sexy and funky R&B/hip hop song about setting aside the drama and troubles of everyday life and just letting loose and having a good time. Lead singer Matt Shultz stated the song was inspired by an old co-worker who was a drug dealer. I wish I had done this list with you as a collaborative effort. According to me, the song ‘Welcome to the Black Parade’ is one of their best musical compositions so far. (Wikipedia) Jay-Z adapted the song for Alicia Keys and himself, sampling the melody from the 1970 song “Love on a Two-Way Street” by the R&B group The Moments. by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. AMERICAN IDIOT – Green Day NO SUCH THING – John Mayer “Clocks” was awarded a Grammy for 2003 Record of the Year. SexyBack - Justin Timberlake 2. 83. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6q9Vc1ZtQI&ab_channel=AtlanticRecords. “Feel Good Inc.” is a hugely popular and celebratory alternative hip hop song by the English virtual band Gorillaz, with rapping by the rap/hip-hop group De La Soul. It still has some great guitar riffs, and the sweet video, produced by Spike Jonz, has the band members cavorting with animals at an animal sanctuary. BLEEDING LOVE – Leona Lewis “Chasing Pavements,” from British singer/songwriter Adele’s debut album 19, was inspired by an incident she had with a former boyfriend of six months, according to an interview she did with Rolling Stone. THIS LOVE – Maroon 5 It’s a great rock song. Built around a piano riff, the song builds into a huge, synthesizer-heavy chorus that’s a signature Coldplay sound. A massive worldwide hit, “Bleeding Love” reached #1 in 35 countries and was the biggest-selling song of 2008. The second single from Maroon 5’s critically acclaimed debut album Songs About Jane, “This Love” was inspired by lead singer Adam Levine’s difficult break-up with his girlfriend. I LOVE this song! Choose from 2000s sheet music for such popular songs as Carol of the Bells, River Flows in You, and Where Are You Christmas?. Titles: All About That Bass (Meghan Trainor) * Before He Cheats (Carrie Underwood) * Best Day of My Life (American Authors) * Boulevard of Broken https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08DjMT-qR9g, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcDdso4rzXc, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8295rOMvtQI, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQHPYelqr0E, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yvGCAvOAfM, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKtsdZs9LJo, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XleOkGsYgO8, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91Q-8zyN6hg, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd2B6SjMh_w, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkHTsc9PU2A, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Fzy8p4h_eQ, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXzuDXZwZtI, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Abk1jAONjw, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rywUS-ohqeE, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwv-iRvyDZg, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA46ZNjrzeY, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J2QdDbelmY, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBd46BbdTfs, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJWIbIe0N90, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAebYQgy4n4, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBUiawst8XU, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZoD8JEFjAE, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Urdlvw0SSEc, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vzo-EL_62fQ, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjVQ36NhbMk, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi7Yh16dA0w, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPnK39ax_AM, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59bjaR7ms, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJk6gZuPKRE, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnhXHvRoUd0, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1OqtIqzScI, https://soundcloud.com/kevin-brian-2/the-reason-hoobastank, EclecticMusicLover is Three Years Old Today! KRYPTONITE – 3 Doors Down Dude, I salute you big time for doing an entire 100. It's impossible to fully appreciate the genius of this concert favorite until you've … Weezer is one of most unique and quirky bands in the history of rock music, with a legion of passionate fans who have either loved or hated their various music offerings over the 20-plus years of the band’s existence. NEW DIVIDE – Linkin Park Thanks! The song was not originally planned to be on the album, but producer Ric Ocasek (of The Cars) who produced the album fought for its inclusion. Well, I am imagining a dark lit place, or your place or my place.” I love it! A mellow, bittersweet song by alt-rock band Death Cab For Cutie, “Brothers On a Hotel Bed” is about someone telling a loved one that, over time, as he grows older his looks will fade, and they will grow more distant and even possibly out of love: “You may tire of me as our December sun is setting, ’cause I’m not who I used to be. “Island in the Sun,” by the alternative rock band Weezer, is from the band’s 2001 self-titled album Weezer. The third single from Justin Timberlake’s massive hit album FutureSex/LoveSounds, ‘What Goes Around…Comes Around” is a real tour-de-force. VIVA LA VIDA – Coldplay. Tedder believed the song had huge potential and, after hearing Leona Lewis’ powerful vocals in a video, he was convinced the song was perfect for her and rearranged the song and changed the key to suit her voice. Commenting on the song’s later use in The Devil Wears Prada, Tunstall said: “I didn’t realize the lyrics could perfectly fit a chick flick, and it could sound like I was singing about wanting to be a fucking model!” (Wikipedia) The rest are provided as links you can click on to listen to the songs. “Brand New Day” by Sting is an uplifting, optimistic pop-rock anthem about not giving up on love. He stated that they wrote the song at a time “we were at our wits end wondering if we were ever going to get to make a second record. https://youtu.be/jFg_8u87zT0, 89. Feeling they were going nowhere, they found inspiration to pen the lyrics “Don’t write yourself off yet, it’s only in your head you feel left out, and looked down on. (Wikipedia) A defiant clarion call to rise up against government and corporate mind-control and conspiracy, set to Muse’s signature grandiose orchestration, the song is absolutely brilliant. According to Queens of the Stone Age lead singer Josh Homme, “No One Knows” was written more than five years prior to it being recorded for their third album Songs for the Deaf. 1. Released in 2000, this song has possibly the most famous piano riff in all of pop music. If you want to identify a song/artist/album/genre that you like, or help others do so, then you've come to the right place :) ... You can also ask where you can stream/purchase an already identified song/album. Milo. MAKES ME WONDER – Maroon 5 Thank you Jay. You have definitely inspired me to consider some of my own picks maybe for a future post. . BLURRY – Puddle of Mudd And everything in between The second of six songs from Incubus on this list, “Drive” is generally considered their biggest commercial hit. 1 decade ago. 9. https://youtu.be/3gOHvDP_vCs, 32. With his beautiful voice and piano performance, OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder sings of betrayal and disappointment from a relationship gone bad. 57. Thank you so much! 100. https://youtu.be/HKLnmMacEB4, 52. The first single from FutureSex/LoveSounds, “SexyBack” was a major departure for Justin Timberlake from his previous music. I fell in love with this song when I heard it featured at the end of an episode of the phenomenal HBO series Six Feet Under. The second song from 3 Doors Down on my list, “Here Without You” is a decidedly more ballad-type song than their typical post-grunge rock format. Oh yeah it’s got a link, Welcome to the Black Parade is wicked too and i love Back to Black as well. “Rock Your Body” is an uptempo, soulful song by Justin Timberlake from his debut studio album, Justified. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjVQ36NhbMk. https://youtu.be/fgT9zGkiLig, 21. The Fray’s lead singer and pianist Isaac Slade wrote the mournful song “You Found Me” during a difficult period in his personal life. https://youtu.be/0k_1kvDh2UA, 72. DANI CALIFORNIA – Red Hot Chili Peppers (short for Of A Revolution) is an emotionally charged rock song about being unable to get out of a dysfunctional relationship that continues to draw you back in. EVERYTHING YOU WANT – Vertical Horizon Thanks Sheldon, and thanks for following my blog. Green Day and Weezer, two bands I also love, have four each, and Linkin Park, Kelly Clarkson, Justin Timberlake and Alicia Keys have three. “Lovers in Japan” is a stunning anthem by Coldplay, from their album Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. Our president George W. Bush is just a fucking daily dose of bad news! Why am I so obviously insane? Lead singer Gary Lightbody has said that it was the “purest love song” he’s ever written. “Beating My Heart” by American pop-rock singer/songwriter Jon McLaughlin, is a really great, underrated song. Get our newsletter every Friday! The song was inspired by Winehouse’s break-up with Blake Fielder-Civil, who had left her for an ex-girlfriend, and the opening lines are explicitly direct: “He left no time to regret, Kept his dick wet, With his same old safe bet, Me and my head high, And my tears dry, Get on without my guy“. https://youtu.be/0habxsuXW4g. 40. Perfect! Thanks so much, Allison. 30 Songs From The Late 90s And Early 2000s That Defined Your Pre-Teen Girl Years. ANNA MOLLY – Incubus https://youtu.be/roDXSHSEuoo, 31. Produced by Timbaland, the song begins with a brief harmony line of two bağlamas, an Anatolian folk instrument. Club, lead singer Issac Brock said that he consciously intended to write something that felt more positive than some of his previous work: “I was just kind of fed up with how bad shit had been going, and how dark everything was, with bad news coming from everywhere. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Urdlvw0SSEc. The lyrics were originally written by Brooklyn natives Angela Hunte and Jane’t “Jnay” Sewell-Ulepic, who were feeling homesick while on an overseas trip. Not necessarily deep or original lyrics here, but a well-crafted song, nevertheless, by the most successful and one of the most talented American Idol winners, as proven by her commanding vocals. In a perfect situation I let love down the drain. About the song, Lady Gaga has stated “I was very hung-over. MR. BRIGHTSIDE – The Killers the unwillingness of men to propose marriage. I WRITE SINS, NOT TRAGEDIES – Panic! LOVE HURTS – Incubus https://youtu.be/H1W2UddURXI, 16. Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters achieve perfection in this anthemic song of feeling “fucked over” by the system (according to comments made by Grohl). 28. A really beautiful and highly underrated song, “Little Wonders” was recorded by Rob Thomas for Disney’s animated feature Meet the Robinsons. The first single from their third studio album The Black Parade, “Welcome to the Black Parade” is monumental in scope, and the biggest and most popular hit for My Chemical Romance. Thanks for checking it out Robert, and for your kind words. “Blurry,” by the post-grunge/alternative rock band Puddle of Mudd, is the band’s best known song and biggest hit, spending nine weeks at #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Chart and reaching #5 on the Hot 100. She just couldn’t accept it from me, and it was that pain that led me to creating the song.” (Wikipedia) The song reached #1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Top 40 Charts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rywUS-ohqeE, 69. Lead singer and guitarist Jason Wade reportedly composed the song in about five minutes, not thinking it would become a big hit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkHTsc9PU2A, 76. A delightfully catchy song with a Latin beat, “The Game of Love” is a wonderful collaboration by rock guitar legend Carlos Santana and singer Michelle Branch. The song is about being yourself and happy with who you are. I GOTTA FEELING – Black-Eyed Peas Still, it’s a really moving song about missing a loved one, and became popular during the Iraq War as an anthem for deployed troops and their families and friends back home. And so we wanted to use that kind of sound, but we didn’t have a tack piano, so rather than sample it, we went and bought an old piano from the shop up the road from our studio, and we bought a load of tacks, and me and Guy and Jon spent a couple of hours pushing tacks into the piano hammers.”, 75. VMA Performances To Help You Get Over Miley. Brendan Urie sings “Oh, well imagine, as I’m pacing the pews in a church corridor, And I can’t help but to hear. No, I can’t help but to hear an exchanging of words: ‘What a beautiful wedding! I love the piano part in this song though, and the song that I'm thinking of made great use of it. He then pitched the song to X Factor co-producer Simon Cowell, and the rest is history. It has the best teen angst songs and is perfect for dancing. THE KILL (BURY ME) – 30 Seconds to Mars Rank Song Title Song Artist Year Genre; Top songs of the 2000's is updated by the minute by Gigbuilder - The world's most popular Event Management System. The song was the most widely played song of the decade in the UK, according to UK-based music licensing company Phonographic Performance Limited, and became popular in the US after being featured in the second season finale of the TV series Grey’s Anatomy. Lead singer Brandon Boyd says he was inspired to write the song after making a connection between images of spontaneous combustion in a magazine and “some turmoil in his life, both good and bad”, namely coming back from a tour to find out that his girlfriend of 7 years had been cheating on him, and that both his grandmother and a close friend had died. I think they’re pretty powerful when combined with the phenomenal music arrangement. 64. My favorite song from Incubus, arguably one of the greatest bands of the 2000’s, “Love Hurts” is also one of the most powerfully beautiful rock songs ever. FAMILY AFFAIR – Mary J. Blige From the Brit-Rock band Muse’s epic album The Resistance, “Uprising” spent an astonishing 17 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Alternative Chart, from September 2009 through January 2010. Everything about “Kryptonite” is just about perfect – lyrics, melody, music production, and Brad Arnold’s vocals. It’s got a really repetitive sequence of notes, however, it takes a bit of finesse to get it just right. In 2007 Piano Magazine took on the grueling task of finding the perfect piano intro. NO ONE – Alicia Keys 22. HANGING BY A MOMENT – Lifehouse She’s been honest about her own past drug abuse, and has stated that the song is basically about the loss of friendship. SAY IT RIGHT – Nelly Furtado 1. When asked about the development of the song by James Montgomery of MTV News, drummer Will Champion said: “We were in a studio in New York…and it had this thing called a tack piano, which sounds like an old honky-tonk piano, where you put little tacks in the hammers, so it sounds like more of a harpsichord almost. 65. The juxtaposition of lead singer Chester Bennington’s impassioned vocals and Mike Shinoda’s formidable rapping also creates dramatic tension that makes your heart race and brings chills. As on all their songs, Ben Gibbard’s vocals are sublime; he sings the poignant lyrics with a soothing calmness that borders on melancholy, though not depressing. Lead singer Brandon Boyd said the song is about allowing fear to rule your life and decision-making, and imagining what it would be like to instead take control and “drive” your life in the direction you want to go. He stated that the song is about “the disappointment, the heartache, the let down that comes with life. My favorite song of the decade, “Clocks” absolutely blew me away the first time I heard it. Followed you back, and will check out your blog. SEVEN NATION ARMY – The White Stripes 1: Cupid Shuffle: Cupid: Thank you for reading this long post and agreeing with some of my choices! The lyrics also make reference to Timbaland with the line “Timbaland knows the way to reach the top of the chart.” “Pork and Beans” spent 11 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Alternative Chart. He came up with the lyric “Pardon me while I burst into flames,” and based the song around that theme. A gorgeous rock ballad, The Calling’s “Wherever You Will Go” is about the difficulty of continuing on with one’s life after losing a loved one. THE SCIENTIST – Coldplay I followed you back. 10. A great list , Thank you for your like WHAT GOES AROUND…COMES AROUND – Justin Timberlake You most likely could have just guess what i have just pick by now, right? Piano Intro PianoIntro "Piano Intro" Mandy's still making music, but it has to be said that "Candy" might just be one of the all-time best songs to come out of the early 2000s. https://youtu.be/CTAud5O7Qqk, 66. I worked very hard compiling that list. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAebYQgy4n4, 58. With its thunderous guitar, strong synth arrangement, Rob Bourdon’s speaker-blowing drums and and Chester Bennington’s imploring vocals, “New Divide” is one of the most exhilarating rock songs ever. ( Log Out /  YOU FOUND ME – The Fray “Speed of Sound” was written by all members of Coldplay for their third studio album, X&Y. Probably even a popular artist, but (I think) not a popular song. 11. I’m a huge fan of melodic and alternative rock, so my picks for the best songs of the first decade of the 21st Century are going to reflect that. The hugely popular and often imitated video produced for the song was filmed in black and white against a blank backdrop. CLOCKS – Coldplay Thanks so much Katrina for checking it out and your kind words. (Wikipedia) The song has a catchy, funky R&B vibe that propelled it to #1 on several charts. hi :) does anyone know any good (and new) r&b songs with a piano intro? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA46ZNjrzeY. “Bent” is a spectacular song, and my favorite of matchbox twenty’s many hits. I’m glad you like my selections! It was a massive worldwide hit, reaching #1 in numerous countries, and spent 14 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in 2009. Anderson .Paak – ECLECTIC MUSIC LOVER. “Crazy in Love” has sold more than 2,000,000 copies in the United States and 8,500,000 worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time worldwide. 26. The lyrics are simple but highly entertaining. https://youtu.be/iAP9AF6DCu4. Band frontman Billie Joe Armstrong believed that mass media orchestrated paranoia and idiocy among the public. It gradually builds in intensity as percussion, more forceful guitar and strings are added, eventually reaching a bombastic crescendo, accompanied by Jollett’s heart-wrenching vocals, and ends with him spent, with a repeat of the gentle riff. BEAUTIFUL – Christina Aguilera The song begins with a delicate riff played on a cello that continues through the verses, then xylophone, piano, guitar and drum are added to create a lush orchestral sound. It opens with a simple piano movement, then layers of drum, guitar and violin are gradually added to build emotional depth. 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