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  • Friday, July 31, 2009

    Favoured songs: 200 of the 2000s

    Modern Alt. Rock radio station edge102.1 has put together a top 200 decade list for the long weekend. Inspired, I figured I would attempt my own listing, given a few of my more recent song title entries. Same old list rules: one song per act, [Kroeger & Fergie, .:. no Nickelback or Black Eyed Peas]. Also, cover songs were excluded, such as Johnny Cash .. Hurt.


    Adele .. Chasing Pavements
    Air .. Cherry Blossom Girl
    Air France .. June Evenings
    Airborne Toxic Event .. Sometime around Midnight
    Airiel .. Cinnamon
    Arcade Fire, the .. Rebellion (Lies) --- c
    Architecture in Helsinki .. Do the Whirlwind
    Arden, Jann .. Where No One Knows Me --- c
    Band of Horses .. No one's Gonna love You
    Bat for Lashes .. Daniel
    Bell X1 .. The Great Defector
    Bella .. Give it a night
    Bikini .. I Remember Being Young
    Bird Automatic .. About the Money
    Peter Bjorn and John .. Young Folks
    Black Kids .. Hit the Heartbrakes
    Black Tie Dynasty .. I Like You
    Blind Terry .. When Prefab Sprout Wrecked my Mind
    Bliss .. American Heart (ft Boy George)
    Bloc Party .. Version2
    Blondie .. Good Boys
    Blue Nile, the .. High
    BluEyes .. Chocolate --- c
    Bravery, the .. An Honest Mistake
    British Sea Power .. Begone
    Bush, Kate .. How to be Invisible
    Camera Obscura .. My Maudlin Career
    Camp, a .. Love has left the Room
    Cazals .. We're Just the Same
    Ceremony .. Cold
    Changes, the .. Water of the Gods
    Chapman, Tracy .. Change
    Chateau Marmont .. Anything and Everywhere
    Church, the .. Don't You Fall
    Coast, the .. Killing off our Friends --- c
    Coldplay .. Speed of Sound
    Compute .. Dance with Me
    Crowded House .. Don't Stop Now
    Crystal Castles .. Crimewave --- c
    Dappled Cities .. The Price
    Dark Romantics, the .. Let's Ride
    Data Panik .. Sense Not Sense
    Dears, the .. Lost in the Plot --- c
    Death Cab for Cutie .. Title and Registration
    Depeche Mode .. Precious
    Dogs Die in Hot Cars .. Somewhat off the Way
    Duff, Hilary .. Wake Up
    Duffy .. Rain On Your Parade
    East Hundred .. Slow Burning Crimes
    50) Echo and The Bunnymen .. Parthenon Drive

    Editors .. Munich
    Edwards, Kathleen .. One more song the Radio won't Like --- c
    Emerald Park .. Pasadena
    Empire of the Sun .. Walking on a Dream
    Ex-Lovers .. Just a Silhouette
    Faunts, the .. Memories of Places We've Never Been --- c
    Features, the .. All I Ask
    Feist .. 1234 --- c
    Fergie .. Clumsy
    Fernandes, Danny .. Fantasy --- c [corrected]
    Final Fantasy .. The CN Tower Belongs to the Dead --- c
    Finger Eleven .. One Thing --- c
    Five O'Clock Heroes .. Who
    Furtado, Nelly .. Promiscuous --- c
    Glasslights .. Someone Like Me
    Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
    Go Betweens .. Here Comes a City
    Gorillaz .. Feel Good Inc.
    Hall, Daryl and Oates, John .. Man on a Mission
    Hay, Colin .. Going Somewhere
    Head Set, the .. 1982
    Horse Shoes .. The Imperial School
    Hot Hot Heat .. Goodnight Goodnight --- c
    I Am Kloot .. No Direction Home
    I Love You but I've Chosen Darkness .. Lights
    Infadels .. Circus of the Mad
    Interpol .. Take you on a Cruise
    Iron and Wine w. Calexico .. He Lays in the Reins
    Isles, the .. Flying under Cheap Kites
    Jaguar Club, the .. World Gone By
    Jealous Girlfriends, the .. Secret Identity
    Jones, Howard .. Just Look At You Now
    Junior Boys .. Count Souvenirs --- c
    Jupiter One .. Countdown
    Justice .. d.a.n.c.e.
    k-os .. Man I Used to Be --- c
    Kamera .. Borderline
    Kaskade .. Move for Me
    Kawaii .. Happy planet, scary people
    Killers, the .. When You Were Young
    King of France, the .. Mexico
    Kroeger, Chad .. Hero --- c
    Lady Gaga .. Paparazzi
    Ladyhawk .. I Don't Always Know What You're Saying --- c
    LadyHawke .. Another Runaway
    LadyTron .. Destroy Everything
    Language of Flowers .. If It's Not You
    Lavigne, Avril .. Complicated --- c
    Laylights, the .. Sparrow
    100) Legends .. I Want to be like Everybody Else

    Lights .. Drive My Soul --- c
    Lodger, the .. Let her go
    Lotus Eaters .. Can Your Kisses Fly?
    M83 .. Graveyard Girl
    (Gauci), Marika .. The Rhythm of the Night
    Maritime .. Tearing Up the Oxygen
    Maroon5 .. This Love
    Mates of State .. Think Long
    Metric .. Gimme Sympathy --- c
    Metro Station .. Shake It
    MGMT .. Kids (original)
    Midnight Oil .. Golden Age
    Midway State, the .. Never Again
    Mighty Six Ninety .. Keeping You in Mind
    Minipop .. Like I Do
    Miserylab .. Up in Arms
    Mission District, the .. Anchors --- c
    Mobius .. Starts Off with a Bang
    Moby .. We are all Made of Stars
    Modest Mouse .. Missed the Boat
    Mute Math .. Chaos
    Neon Neon .. Raquel
    Neptune .. Something has gone
    New Cities, the .. Dead End Countdown --- c
    Nixon .. Standby Mode
    Northern Kind .. Please
    Ocasek, Ric .. Bottom Dollar
    October Guard .. Star Song (Harowissa) --- c
    Olympic Hopefuls .. Holiday
    Outkast .. Hey Ya!
    Over the Atlantic .. Celia
    Oxford Collapse .. Money You have is Too Little
    Oxygen, Anna .. Fake Pajamas
    Paper Moon -What Are You Going to do with Me? --- c
    Parts & Labor - Nowheres Nigh
    Performance .. Love Life
    Perry, Katy .. I Kissed a Girl
    Pet Shop Boys .. The Way It Used to Be
    Phoenix .. 1901
    Pilot Speed .. Into Your Hideout --- c
    Pnau (ft LadyHawke) .. Embrace
    Pole Position .. Boulevard (xo edition)
    Poni Hoax .. She's on the Radio
    Pussycat Dolls (ft Timbaland) .. Wait a Minute
    Radio Dept, the .. Pulling Our Weight
    Rakes, the .. Binary Love
    Red Romance, the .. One Shot
    Research, the .. Lonely Hearts Still Beat the Same
    RGBs, the .. Come alive
    150) Rialto .. Anyone Out There?

    Rihanna .. Don't Stop the Music
    Robbers on High St .. The Fatalist
    Roberts, Sam .. Bridge to Nowhere --- c
    Russian Futurists, the .. It's Actually Going to Happen
    Sambassadeur .. Between the Lines
    Scissor Sisters .. The Other Side
    Seven .. City is Burning
    Shiny Toy Guns .. You Are the One
    Shout Out Louds .. Tonight I Have to Leave It
    Silent League, the .. Kings and Queens
    Sleepmask .. Voudou
    Snow Machine .. Birmingham
    Snow Patrol .. Chasing Cars
    Somnambulants, the .. Watercolors
    Sounds, the .. No One Sleeps when I'm Awake
    Spoon .. I Turn my Camera on
    Springsteen, Bruce .. Radio Nowhere
    St. Vincent .. Now Now
    Stars .. Calendar Girl --- c
    Starsailor .. This Time
    Stefani, Gwen .. Cool
    Stellastar .. Love and Longing
    Stills, the .. Being Here --- c
    Sting .. Desert Rose
    Sugar Report, the .. Dear Friends and Enemies
    Talkdemonic .. Dusty Flourescent Wooden Shelves (instr)
    Tearwave .. Forgettable Name
    Tegan and Sara .. Back in your head --- c
    Temper Trap .. Disposition
    Tesla Boy .. Fire
    Thieves Like Us .. Drugs in My Body
    This Episode .. The Movies
    Tiger Baby .. At Least I'm Honest
    Tiger Tones .. Seventeen
    Tigercity .. Red Lips
    Toyko Police Club .. Your English is Good --- c
    Tragically Hip, the .. In View --- c
    Triangles, the .. Let's Replace the Cityscapes
    U2 .. Beautiful Day
    Valeria (ft Aria) .. Girl I Told Ya
    Veronicas, the .. Untouched
    Virgins, the .. Rich Girls
    Volcano, I'm still Excited .. 2nd Gun
    Voom Blooms, the .. Politics & Cigarettes
    Waking Eyes, the .. All Empires Fall --- c
    Walkup, the .. In the Park
    White Lies .. Farewell to the Fairground
    White Rose Movement .. Love is a Number
    Wombats, the .. Let's Dance to Joy Division
    200) Yeah Yeah Yeahs .. Zero

    --- c, 32 songs by Canadians. Never a big Tragically Hip fan, I do like their song included here.

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