200 Greatest Rock Songs Of The 2000s

A new wave of rock music emerged in the 2000s taking listening pleasure to a whole new level. This article is a showcase of the best rock songs of the 2000s.
200 Greatest Rock Songs of the 2000s
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As the 90s came to an end, a new sound emerged. The grunge and alternative sound that was hugely popular in the 90s paved the way for the modern rock bands. Since the year 2000 the modern rock sound has evolved a great deal with diverse influences driving the enigmatic sounds in various rock formats. The neo-alternative sounds reigned supreme in the early 2000s which helped the nu metal sound flourish. Textural rhythms form the core sound in various modern rock formats. A number of modern rock bands have come up with rock songs that have gone on to become

rock anthems.

Rock Music in the 2000s

By the mid 2000s a new revival of garage rock, post punk, dance punk, and noise rock started gaining momentum. The modern rock sound has witnessed a rapid increase in new experimental sounds that have been instrumental in the emergence of new rock styles in a wide genre of rock. The 2000s have also awakened to riff centric songs in post alternative genres.

Music centered on catchy guitar riffs has become exceedingly popular in rock formats of the 2000s. Also, the use of electronic elements in mainstream modern rock has become prominent since the mid 2000s.  Use of keyboards too has become prominent in various modern rock genres.

Rock radio formats have become exceedingly popular since the mid 2000s. A number of rock radio stations across the United States and Europe have come up since the year 2000, with every station playing diverse playlists of indie rock songs, alternative rock songs and mainstream rock songs. Many Radio stations have segments dedicated to playing rock anthems that have become monumentally big hits worldwide.

In recent years Indie rock has become an integral part of the rock movement. The number of indie bands that have emerged since the mid 2000s is staggering. The indie sound is a colossal representation of diverse musical influences from past and present. What lies in store for rock music in the future? Considering the pace at which the musical movement is evolving, one can say it’s going to be more rock anthems in the days ahead. 

The lines below showcase an epic list of the best rock songs of the 2000s.

200 Greatest Rock Songs of the 2000s

  1. "Kryptonite"- 3 Doors Down
  2. "Something in Your Mouth"- Nickelback
  3. "Break"- Three Days Grace
  4. "It's Not My Time"- 3 Doors Down
  5. "All My Friends"- LCD Soundsystem
  6. "Breath"- Breaking Benjamin
  7. "Take Me Out"- Franz Ferdinand
  8. "With Arms Wide Open"- Creed
  9. "Animals”- Nickelback
  10. "Yellow"- Coldplay
  11. "Somewhere I Belong"- Linkin Park
  12. "Awake"- Godsmack
  13. "Weak and Powerless"- A Perfect Circle
  14. "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"- Green Day
  15. “Seven Nation Army”- The White Stripes
  16. "Fake It"- Seether
  17. "The Pretender"- Foo Fighters
  18. "Clocks"- Coldplay
  19. "I Disappear”- Metallica
  20. "It's Been Awhile"- Stained
  21. "Mr. Brightside"- The Killers
  22. "Maps"- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  23. "Californication”- Red Hot Chili Peppers
  24. "Just Like You"- Three Days Grace
  25. "Everything In Its Right Place"- Radiohead
  26. "Like a Stone"- Audioslave
  27. "Fell in Love with a Girl"- The White Stripes
  28. "Losing My Edge"- LCD Soundsystem
  29. "Cyanide"- Metallica
  30. “Float On”- Modest Mouse
  31. "Vertigo"- U2
  32. "Jaded”- Aerosmith
  33. "Time to Pretend"- MGMT
  34. "No Leaf Clover"- Metallica
  35. "The Reason"- Hoobastank
  36. "Check My Brain"- Alice in Chains
  37. "Loser”- 3 Doors Down
  38. "The Pot"- Tool
  39. "Use Somebody"- Kings of Leon
  40. "Sound of Madness"- Shinedown
  41. "Such Great Heights"- The Postal Service
  42. "Beautiful Day"- U2
  43. "No One Knows"- Queens of the Stone Age
  44. "When You Were Young"- The Killers
  45. "Photograph"- Nickelback
  46. "Stiff Upper Lip"- AC/DC
  47. "Inside the Fire"- Disturbed
  48. "Chicago"- Sufjan Stevens
  49. "Happy?"- Mudvayne
  50. "Lifeline"- Papa Roach
  51. "Land of Confusion"- Disturbed
  52. "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor"- Arctic Monkeys
  53. "Send the Pain Below"- Chevelle
  54. "How To Save a Life"- The Fray
  55. “Crazy Bitch”- Buckcherry
  56. "Second Chance"- Shinedown
  57. "Rebellion (Lies)"- Arcade Fire
  58. "Pyramid Song"- Radiohead
  59. "I Don't Care"- Apocalyptica featuring Adam Gontier
  60. "Somebody Told Me"- The Killers
  61. "Whiskey Hangover"- Godsmack
  62. "The Way We Get By"- Spoon
  63. "Lua"- Bright Eyes
  64. "Breaking the Habit"- Linkin Park
  65. "American Idiot"- Green Day
  66. "Through Glass"- Stone Sour
  67. "The Rat"- The Walkmen
  68. "Woman"- Wolfmother
  69. "I Will Not Bow"- Breaking Benjamin
  70. "New Divide"- Linkin Park
  71. "She Hates Me"- Puddle of Mudd
  72. "Rock 'N Roll Train"- AC/DC
  73. "The Middle"- Jimmy Eat World
  74. "Paralyzer"- Finger Eleven
  75. "The Scientist"- Coldplay
  76. "Someone Great"- LCD Soundsystem
  77. "Bad Girlfriend"- Theory of a Deadman
  78. "Right Here"- Stained
  79. "New Slang"- The Shins
  80. "Best of You"- Foo Fighters
  81. "Viva la Vida"- Coldplay
  82. "When I'm Gone"- 3 Doors Down
  83. "This Love"- Maroon 5
  84. "Hate to Say I Told You So"- The Hives
  85. "Never Too Late"- Three Days Grace
  86. "Zero"- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  87. "Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)"- Arcade Fire
  88. "Slither"- Velvet Revolver
  89. "By the Way"- Red Hot Chili Peppers
  90. "Know Your Enemy"- Green Day
  91. "NYC"- Interpol
  92. "Speed of Sound"- Coldplay
  93. "Oxford Comma"- Vampire Weekend
  94. "Aerials"- System of a Down
  95. "1234"- Feist
  96. "Hero"- Chad Kroeger featuring. Josey Scott
  97. "Psycho"- Puddle of Mudd
  98. "Svefn-g-englar"- Sigur Ros
  99. "Two Weeks"- Grizzly Bear
  100. "Champagne"- Cavo
  101. "Hey There Delilah"- Plain White T's
  102. "Holiday"- Green Day
  103. "Apologize"- One Republic
  104. "Still Frame"- Trapt
  105. “Stuck Between Stations”- The Hold Steady
  106. "Away from Me"- Puddle of Mudd
  107. "I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight"- U2
  108. "Pain"- Three Days Grace
  109. "Remedy"- Seether
  110. "My Sacrifice"- Creed
  111. "Hope There's Someone"- Antony and the Johnsons
  112. "B.Y.O.B."- System of a Down
  113. "Fireworks"- Animal Collective
  114. "Be Yourself"- Audioslave
  115. "Crawling"- Linkin Park
  116. "The Hand That Feeds"- Nine Inch Nails
  117. "The Day That Never Comes"- Metallica
  118. “Everybody’s Changing”- Keane
  119. “Never Again”- Nickelback
  120. "Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)"- Chevelle
  121. "Stuck Between Stations"- The Hold Steady
  122. "Numb"- Linkin Park
  123. "Obstacle 1"- Interpol
  124. “Steady, As She Goes”- The Raconteurs
  125. “Headstrong”- Trapt
  126. "Complicated"- Avril Lavigne
  127. "Fall to Pieces"- Velvet Revolver
  128. "Roscoe"- Midlake
  129. “Last Train Home”- Lost Prophets
  130. "Uprising"- Muse
  131. "Stillness Is the Move"- Dirty Projectors
  132. "Straight Out of Line"- Godsmack
  133. "Icky Thump"- The White Stripes
  134. "Save Me"- Shinedown
  135. "The Underdog"- Spoon
  136. "Animal I Have Become"- Three Days Grace
  137. "Staring at the Sun"- TV on the Radio
  138. "All These Things That I've Done"- The Killers
  139. "I'm a Cuckoo"- Belle and Sebastian
  140. “Always”- Saliva
  141. “Bring Me To Life”- Evanescence
  142. “I Stand Alone”- Godsmack
  143. "Cold Hard Bitch"- Jet
  144. "Speak"- Godsmack
  145. "I Don't Wanna Stop"- Ozzy Osbourne
  146. "Are You Gonna Be My Girl"- Jet
  147. "All My Life"- Foo Fighters
  148. "Boss of Me"- They Might Be Giants
  149. “So Far Away”- Stained
  150. “Skinny Love”- Bon Iver
  151. "Breakdown"- Tantric
  152. "Your Body Is a Wonderland"- John Mayer
  153. “Psychosocial”- Slipknot
  154. "Calling All Angels"- Train
  155. "Dani California"- Red Hot Chili Peppers
  156. “Pork and Beans”- Weezer
  157. "House of Cards" by Radiohead
  158. "Devour"- Shinedown
  159. "You! Me! Dancing!" by Los Campesinos
  160. "Sometimes You Can't Make it on Your Own"- U2
  161. “Hanging By A Moment”- Lifehouse
  162. "Too Bad"- Nickelback
  163. “You’re No Rock N’ Roll Fun”- Sleater-Kinny
  164. "Schism"- Tool
  165. "What I've Done"- Linkin Park
  166. "Lisztomania"- Phoenix
  167. "Vicarious"- Tool
  168. "She Will Be Loved"- Maroon 5
  169. “Chop Suey!”- System of a Down
  170. "Last Resort"- Papa Roach
  171. "You're Beautiful"- James Blunt
  172. “Dance Dance”- Fall Out Boy
  173. "Someday"- The Strokes
  174. "I Miss You"- blink-182
  175. “Change (In The House of Files)”- Deftones
  176. "Hounds of Love"- The Futureheads
  177. "I Will Possess Your Heart"- Death Cab for Cutie
  178. "3rd Planet"- Modest Mouse
  179. "Fat Lip"- Sum 41
  180. “Seein’ Red”- Unwritten Law
  181. Cochise- Audioslave
  182. "It's Not Over"- Daughtry
  183. "I'll Believe in Anything"- Wolf Parade
  184. "Chasing Cars"- Snow Patrol
  185. "Here It Goes Again"- OK Go
  186. "Before I Forget"- Slipknot
  187. "Letter from An Occupant"- The New Pornographers
  188. "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)"- Fuel
  189. "21 Guns"- Green Day
  190. "Formed a Band"- Art Brut
  191. “The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth”- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
  192. “Wish You Were Here”- Incubus
  193. "Grass"- Animal Collective
  194. "Nothing Ever Happened"- Deerhunter
  195. “Still Waiting”- Sum 41
  196. "Welcome to the Black Parade”- My Chemical Romance
  197. "Standing in the Way of Control"- Gossip
  198. "Elevation"- U2
  199. "Smooth Criminal"- Alien Ant Farm
  200. "The Funeral"- Band of Horses



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  • francismalingu  22-08-2017
    Be your self will always stand out for me even in my grave my spirit will stay with it.
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  • Sebastian Onciu  21-08-2017
    The 2000s were a period of great diversification in the field of rock music and this amazing variety is reflected in your comprehensive list. Rock music has always reinvented itself, creating new subgenres that kept it interesting for its audience, and I'm sure this trend will continue in the upcoming decades.
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    • realityspeaks  21-08-2017
      Yes, like you've mentioned rock music keeps reinventing itself. What unfolds in the decades will definitely be exciting.
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