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Sunday, September 27, 2009

The complete list: Pitchfork's Top 500 songs of the 2000s

I've been spending a lot of time recently combing through Pitchfork's list of the top 500 songs of the decade, but one thing that has annoyed me is that I can't find a site that actually lists all 500 songs on one page. I'm tired of having to scroll through page after page. So, I'm doing it myself.

Here's the complete list, republished merely as a reference. Go to www.pitchfork.com to see the full presentation with song reviews, artwork, and audio clips.

500. The Big Pink - "Velvet"
499. N.E.R.D. - "Run to the Sun" [Electronic version]
498. Unwound - "Scarlette"
497. Woods - "Rain On"
496. Akufen - "Deck the House (Herbert's Stop Like This Mix)"
495. Weezer - "Island in the Sun"
494. Blonde Redhead - "Equus"
493. Goldfrapp - "Lovely Head"
492. St. Vincent - "The Strangers"
491. Viktor Vaughn - "Saliva"
490. Closer Musik - "Departures"
489. Kano - "Reload It"
488. Jesu - "Silver"
487. Jaylib - "The Red"
486. Spiller [ft. Sophie Ellis-Bextor] - "Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)"
485. Ali Farke Toure - "Yer Bounda Fara"
484. Múm - "Green Grass of Tunnel"
483. Platinum 45 [ft. More Fire Crew] - "Oi!"
482. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - "As I Sat Sadly By Her Side"
481. The Roots - "Don't Feel Right"
480. Darkstar - "Need You"
479. Brightblack Morning Light - "Everybody Daylight"
478. Pantha Du Prince - "Asha"
477. Dodos - "Fools"
476. Ward 21 - "Petrol"
475. Kid Cudi vs. Crookers - "Day 'N Night (Remix)"
474. Wolf Eyes - "Human Animal"
473. The Concretes - "You Can't Hurry Love"
472. Comets on Fire - "Wild Whiskey"
471. Crystal Castles - "Alice Practice"
470. Orchestra Baobab - "Bul Ma Miin"
469. DJ Shadow - "You Can't Go Home Again"
468. The Strokes - "What Ever Happened?"
467. Rjd2 - "Let the Good Times Roll Pt. 2"
466. Saint Etienne - "How We Used to Live"
465. Cee-Lo [ft. Timbaland] - "I'll Be Around"
464. Voxtrot - "The Start of Something"
463. Black Kids - "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You" [EP version]
462. Sun Kil Moon - "Carry Me Ohio"
461. Scarface - "On My Block"
460. Vivian Girls - "Where Do You Run To"
459. The Honeydrips - "Fall From a Height (The Field Way)"
458. Sleater-Kinney - "Far Away"
457. Emily Haines & the Soft Skeleton - "Doctor Blind"
456. Doves - "Black and White Town"
455. Bonnie - "Prince" Billy - "Wolf Among Wolves"
454. Songs: Ohia - "Didn't It Rain"
453. f**ked Up - "Crusades"
452. Jay Reatard - "Always Wanting More"
451. Scissor Sisters - "Mary"
450. My Morning Jacket - "Golden"
449. Jackson and His Computer Band - "Utopia"
448. Lil' Kim [ft. Mr. Cheeks] - "The Jump Off"
447. Mylo - "In My Arms"
446. M. Ward - "Chinese Translation"
445. Ricardo Villalobos - "Que Belle Epoque"
444. Be Your Own Pet - "Adventure"
443. Explosions in the Sky - "First Breath After Coma"
442. Menomena - "Wet and Rusting"
441. Sufjan Stevens - "For the Widows in Paradise, For the Fathers in Ypsilanti"
440. The Libertines - "Time for Heroes"
439. Beirut - "Elephant Gun"
438. Lady Sovereign - "Ch-Ching (Cheque 1, 2 Remix)"
437. Shackleton - "Blood on My Hands"
436. Devendra Banhart - "A Sight to Behold"
435. Golden Boy with Miss Kittin - "Rippin Kittin"
434. Madonna - "Don't Tell Me"
433. DJ Khaled [ft. T.I., Akon, Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Birdman, and Lil Wayne] - "We Takin' Over"
432. Sugababes - "Overload"
431. Death Cab for Cutie - "The New Year"
430. Mastodon - "Sleeping Giant"
429. Gossip - "Standing in the Way of Control"
428. Yo La Tengo - "Last Days of Disco"
427. Patrick Wolf - "The Magic Position"
426. Bob Dylan - "Mississippi"
425. Björk - "New World"
424. Turbulence - "Notorious"
423. The Delgados - "All You Need Is Hate"
422. Santogold - "Lights Out"
421. Lambchop - "Up With People"
420. Schneider TM - "The Light 3000"
419. Klaxons - "Golden Skans"
418. Ce'cile - "Hot Like We"
417. High Places - "From Stardust to Sentience"
416. Jens Lekman - "The Opposite of Hallelujah"
415. Alicia Keys - "You Don't Know My Name (Reggae Remix)"
414. Simian Mobile Disco - "It's the Beat" [12" version]
413. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - "There She Goes, My Beautiful World"
412. Scritti Politti - "The Boom Boom Bap"
411. Wilco - "Handshake Drugs"
410. Women - "Black Rice"
409. Sunn O))) - "It Took the Night to Believe"
408. Magik Markers - "Taste"
407. Girls on Top - "We Don't Give a Damn About Our Friends"
406. Nine Inch Nails - "The Hand That Feeds"
405. Superpitcher - "Tomorrow"
404. Dinosaur Jr. - "Almost Ready"
403. Freeway [ft. Peedi Crakk] - "Flipside"
402. My Morning Jacket - "Off the Record"
401. The Walkmen - "In the New Year"
400. Boris - "Ibitsu"
399. Amy Winehouse - "Tears Dry on Their Own"
398. The Chemical Brothers - "Star Guitar"
397. Queens of the Stone Age - "The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret"
396. Nathan Fake - "The Sky Was Pink (James Holden Remix)"
395. Death From Above 1979 - "Romantic Rights"
394. The Streets - "Blinded by the Lights"
393. Lightning Bolt - "Dracula Mountain"
392. B15 Project - "Girls Like Us"
391. King Khan and the Shrines - "Welfare Bread"
390. The Long Blondes - "Once and Never Again"
389. Junior Boys - "High Come Down"
388. Sigur Ros - "Hoppipolla"
387. Cortney Tidwell - "Don't Let Stars Keep Us Tangled Up (Ewan's Objects in Space Remix)"
386. Konono No. 1 - "Paradiso"
385. Four Tet - "My Angel Rocks Back and Forth"
384. Boards of Canada - "Music Is Math"
383. Girls - "Hellhole Ratrace"
382. The Microphones - "The Moon" [Song Islands version]
381. Crime Mob - "Knuck If You Buck"
380. Rex the Dog - "I Look Into Mid-Air"
379. Goldfrapp - "Strict Machine"
378. Blur - "Out of Time"
377. Soulwax - "NY Excuse"
376. El-P - "Stepfather Factory"
375. Röyksopp - "What Else Is There?"
374. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - "Young Adult Friction"
373. Cannibal Ox - "The F-Word"
372. Camera Obscura - "French Navy"
371. Cam'ron [ft. Sarah Hindes] - "Get 'Em Girls"
370. Lumidee - "I'll Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh)"
369. Primal Scream - "Swastika Eyes"
368. Together - "So Much Love to Give"
367. Frightened Rabbit - "The Modern Leper"
366. Matthew Dear - "Dog Days"
365. Gwen Stefani - "What You Waiting For (Thin White Duke Remix)"
364. Elliott Smith - "Everything Reminds Me of Her"
363. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - "The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth"
362. Sigur Ros - "Vaka (Untitled 1)"
361. Smog - "Rock Bottom Riser"
360. Boards of Canada - "In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country"
359. Young Jeezy [ft. Jay-Z] - "Go Crazy (Remix)"
358. Cat Power - "I Found a Reason"
357. Japandroids - "Young Hearts Spark Fire"
356. Jason Forrest - "10 Amazing Years"
355. Deerhoof - "Milk Man"
354. Tinariwen - "Matadjem Yinmixan"
353. Stars of the Lid - "Requiem for Dying Mothers (Part 1)"
352. Maxïmo Park - "Apply Some Pressure"
351. Rich Boy [ft. Polow Da Don] - "Throw Some D's"
350. Man Man - "Van Helsing Boombox"
349. Beanie Sigel [ft. Melissa] - "Feel It in the Air"
348. Aesop Rock - "Daylight"
347. Bonnie - "Prince" Billy - "Cursed Sleep"
346. Super Furry Animals - "Juxtaposed With U"
345. Antony and the Johnsons - "Aeon"
344. Lil Wayne - "Hustler Musik"
343. The Microphones - "The Glow"
342. Franz Ferdinand - "Do You Want To"
341. Fleet Foxes - "Blue Ridge Mountains"
340. Herbert - "Something Isn't Right"
339. Sonic Youth - "The Empty Page"
338. The Decemberists - "O Valencia!"
337. The National - "Mistaken for Strangers"
336. Röyksopp - "Eple"
335. Max Tundra - "MBGATE"
334. Grizzly Bear - "While You Wait for the Others"
333. Death Cab for Cutie - "A Movie Script Ending"
332. Aeroplane [ft. Kathy Diamond] - "Whispers"
331. Andrew Bird - "Fake Palindromes"
330. The Roots [ft. Cody Chestnutt] - "The Seed 2.0"
329. Caribou - "Hendrix With KO"
328. Isolee - "Schrapnell"
327. Vampire Weekend - "Walcott"
326. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Cheated Hearts"
325. Sean Paul - "Like Glue"
324. The Twilight Sad - "Cold Days From the Birdhouse"
323. The Rapture - "I Need Your Love"
322. Wu-Tang Clan - "Uzi (Pinky Ring)"
321. Four Tet - "Smile Around the Face"
320. Ciara - "Promise"
319. Guided by Voices - "Chasing Heather Crazy"
318. The Notwist - "One With the Freaks"
317. Squarepusher - "My Red Hot Car"
316. Neko Case - "Hold On, Hold On"
315. Ratatat - "17 Years"
314. Metro Area - "Miura"
313. The Wrens - "She Sends Kisses"
312. The Go! Team - "Ladyflash"
311. Sticky [ft. Ms. Dynamite] - "Booo!"
310. Okkervil River - "For Real"
309. Midlake - "Roscoe"
308. Gorillaz - "Feel Good Inc."
307. Wolf Parade - "Shine a Light"
306. Dr. Dre [ft. Kurupt, Snoop Dogg, and Nate Dogg] - "The Next Episode"
305. Loretta Lynn [ft. Jack White] - "Portland, Oregon"
304. Destroyer - "The Sublimation Hour"
303. Mystikal - "Shake Ya Ass"
302. Black Dice - "Cone Toaster"
301. The Shins - "Kissing the Lipless"
300. Iron & Wine - "Upward Over the Mountain"
299. CSS - "Let's Make Love and Listen to Death From Above"
298. Stars - "Your Ex-Lover Is Dead"
297. David Byrne and Brian Eno - "Strange Overtones"
296. Johnny Cash - "The Man Comes Around"
295. Grandaddy - "The Crystal Lake"
294. Constantines - "Night Time (Anytime It's All Right)"
293. Aphex Twin - "Avril 14th"
292. Deerhunter - "Spring Hall Convert"
291. Missy Elliott - "Pass That Dutch"
290. The Exploding Hearts - "Modern Kicks"
289. PJ Harvey - "Good Fortune"
288. Fabolous - "Breathe"
287. Chromatics - "In the City"
286. ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - "Another Morning Stoner"
285. Ryan Adams - "Come Pick Me Up"
284. Wiley - "Wearing My Rolex"
283. Godspeed You Black Emperor! - "Storm" [First Movement]
282. Luomo - "The Present Lover" [Digital Disco version]
281. The Books - "Take Time"
280. The Fiery Furnaces - "Here Comes the Summer"
279. Alan Braxe and Fred Falke - "Rubicon"
278. Madvillain - "America's Most Blunted"
277. Earth - "Coda Maestoso in F (Flat) Minor"
276. The Darkness - "I Believe in a Thing Called Love"
275. Broken Social Scene - "Stars and Sons"
274. The MFA - "The Difference It Makes (Superpitcher Remix)"
273. Smog - "Dress Sexy at My Funeral"
272. Nas - "One Mic"
271. Arcade Fire - "Intervention"
270. Damian Marley - "Welcome to Jamrock"
269. The Decemberists - "The Engine Driver"
268. Common - "The Light"
267. The Beta Band - "To You Alone"
266. Bright Eyes - "First Day of My Life"
265. Jim O'Rourke - "Good Times"
264. Baby [ft. Clipse] - "What Happened to That Boy?"
263. Coldplay - "Yellow"
262. Mastodon - "Blood & Thunder"
261. Sonic Youth - "Incinerate"
260. Of Montreal - "Disconnect the Dots"
259. Neko Case - "I Wish I Was the Moon"
258. Rachel Stevens - "Some Girls"
257. The Flaming Lips - "Fight Test"
256. M83 - "Kim & Jessie"
255. At the Drive-In - "One Armed Scissor"
254. Radiohead - "Reckoner"
253. Caribou - "Melody Day"
252. Bright Eyes - "The Calendar Hung Itself"
251. Eminem - "Without Me"
250. The Thermals - "A Pillar of Salt"
249. Amadou & Mariam - "Sabali"
248. Liars - "Plaster Casts of Everything"
247. Broadcast - "Pendulum"
246. Lupe Fiasco - "Kick Push"
245. Girls Aloud - "Biology"
244. The Hives - "Hate to Say I Told You So"
243. Fischerspooner - "Emerge"
242. Dirty Projectors - "Rise Above"
241. Les Savy Fav - "The Sweat Descends"
240. Clipse - "Zen"
239. The Dismemberment Plan - "Face of the Earth"
238. Estelle [ft. Kanye West] - "American Boy"
237. Cut Copy - "Out There on the Ice"
236. Elliott Smith - "A Distorted Reality Is Now a Necessity to Be Free" [7" version]
235. Sally Shapiro - "I'll Be by Your Side"
234. Electric Six"Danger! - "High Voltage!"
233. Air - "Playground Love"
232. Destiny's Child - "Jumpin' Jumpin'"
231. Jarvis Cocker - "Running the World"
230. The Mountain Goats - "Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton"
229. Joanna Newsom - "Sprout and the Bean"
228. Phoenix - "1901
227. Björk - "Pagan Poetry"
226. Le Tigre - "Deceptacon (DFA Remix)"
225. Dntel [ft. Ben Gibbard] - "(This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan"
224. The National - "Abel"
223. Beach House - "Apple Orchard"
222. Three 6 Mafia - "Sippin' on Some Syrup"
221. F*** Buttons - "Sweet Love for Planet Earth"
220. Ekkehard Ehlers - "Plays John Cassavettes, Pt. 2"
219. Lil Mama - "Lip Gloss"
218. Bloc Party - "Banquet"
217. Yeasayer - "2080"
216. Sleater-Kinney - "Jumpers"
215. M.I.A. - "Bucky Done Gun"
214. Freeway [ft. Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel] - "What We Do"
213. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Y Control"
212. The Beta Band - "Squares"2
211. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - "Timorous Me"
210. Cat Power - "Lived in Bars"
209. The Clientele - "Since K Got Over Me"
208. Kylie Minogue - "Love at First Sight"
207. Outkast [ft. Killer Mike] - "The Whole World"
206. Bat for Lashes - "Daniel"
205. Lily Allen - "Smile"
204. Spoon - "Everything Hits at Once"
203. Ricardo Villalobos - "Fizheuer Zieheuer"
202. Belle and Sebastian - "I'm Waking Up to Us"
201. The New Pornographers - "The Laws Have Changed"
200. Beck "Lost Cause"
199. Portishead "The Rip"
198. Vitalic "La Rock 01"
197. Joanna Newsom "Peach, Plum, Pear"
196. No Age "Teen Creeps"
195. Love Is All "Make Out Fall Out Make Up"
194. David Banner "Cadillac on 22's"
193. Twista [ft. Kanye West and Jaime Foxx] "Slow Jamz"
192. Pulp "Sunrise"
191. Vampire Weekend "Oxford Comma"
190. Panjabi MC [ft. Jay-Z] "Mundian to Bach Ke (Beware of the Boys)"
189. The Tough Alliance "Silly Crimes"
188. Jens Lekman "Black Cab"
187. Booka Shade "Mandarine Girl"
186. Fugazi "Cashout"
185. Dead Prez "Hip-Hop"
184. Queens of the Stone Age "No One Knows"
183. Beyonce "Irreplaceable"
182. Yo La Tengo "Our Way to Fall"
181. Morrissey "The First of the Gang to Die"
180. Gwen Stefani "Hollaback Girl"
179. Bon Iver "Skinny Love"
178. Air "Cherry Blossom Girl"
177. Eminem "The Real Slim Shady"
176. Xiu Xiu "I Luv the Valley OH!"
175. Usher [ft. Lil Jon and Ludacris] "Yeah"
174. Los Campesinos! "You! Me! Dancing!"
173. M.O.P. "Ante Up"
172. Shellac "Prayer to God"
171. Talib Kweli [ft. Mos Def, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Busta Rhymes] "Get By (Remix)"
170. Guillemots "Trains to Brazil"
169. Ludacris "Southern Hospitality"
168. Of Montreal "The Past Is a Grotesque Animal"
167. Liars "The Other Side of Mt. Heart Attack"
166. Gui Boratto "Beautiful Life"
165. Jimmy Eat World "The Middle"
164. Broadcast "Come on Let's Go"
163. Girl Talk "Smash Your Head"
162. Grizzly Bear "Two Weeks"
161. Christian Falk [ft. Robyn and Ola Salo] "Dream On"
160. 50 Cent "In Da Club"
159. Cat Power "I Don't Blame You"
158. Art Brut "Formed a Band"
157. Kanye West [ft. Lupe Fiasco] "Touch the Sky"
156. The Pipettes "Pull Shapes"
155. Coldplay "Clocks"
154. Sufjan Stevens "Casimir Pulaski Day"
153. Luomo "Tessio"
152. Life Without Buildings "The Leanover"
151. Santogold "L.E.S. Artistes"
150. Junior Senior "Move Your Feet"
149. Dan Deacon "The Crystal Cat"
148. Air France "Collapsing at Your Doorstep"
147. Wilco "Poor Places"
146. Fennesz "Caecilia"
145. Broken Social Scene "Cause = Time"
144. Justice vs. Simian "We Are Your Friends"
143. Feist "1234"
142. The Flaming Lips "Do You Realize??"
141. Britney Spears "Toxic"
140. Interpol "NYC"
139. Daft Punk "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger"
138. D'Angelo "Untitled (How Does It Feel?)"
137. Ladytron "Destroy Everything You Touch"
136. Ghostface Killah "Shakey Dog"
135. The Strokes "The Modern Age" [EP version]
134. Clipse "Trill"
133. Belle and Sebastian "Your Cover's Blown"
132. Panda Bear "Comfy in Nautica"
131. Destiny's Child "Say My Name"
130. Spoon "The Underdog"
129. Andrew W.K. "Party Hard"
128. The Mountain Goats "No Children"
127. Ciara [ft. Ludacris] "Oh"
126. Califone "The Orchids"
125. The Field "Over the Ice"
124. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists "Where Have All the Rude Boys Gone?"
123. Kanye West "Jesus Walks"
122. Cam'ron [ft. Juelz Santana, Freekey Zekey, and Toya] "Hey Ma"
121. Johnny Boy "You Are the Generation That Bought More Shoes and You Get What You Deserve"
120. Phoenix "If I Ever Feel Better"
119. T.I. "Rubber Band Man"
118. Camera Obscura "Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken"
117. Animal Collective "Leaf House"
116. The White Stripes "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground"
115. Dirty Projectors "Stillness Is the Move"
114. !!! "Me and Giuliani Down By the Schoolyard (A True Story)"
113. Kelis "Milkshake"
112. Lindstrøm "I Feel Space"
111. Aaliyah "We Need a Resolution"
110. Dizzee Rascal "Fix Up Look Sharp"
109. Grizzly Bear "Knife"
108. The Hold Steady "The Swish"
107. M83 "Don't Save Us From the Flames"
106. The Mae Shi "Run to Your Grave"
105. Grinderman "No ***** Blues"
104. Eminem "Lose Yourself"
103. Feist "Mushaboom"
102. Cut Copy "Hearts on Fire"
101. Jurgen Paape "So Weit Wie Noch Nie"
100. Jamie Lidell- "Multiply"
99. MGMT- "Time to Pretend"
98. Beirut- "Postcards from Italy"
97. Belle and Sebastian- "I'm a Cuckoo"
96. Clinic- "Distortions"
95. Wolf Parade- "I'll Believe in Anything"
94. The Futureheads- "Hounds of Love"
93. The Game ft. 50 Cent- "Hate it or Love It"
92. Modest Mouse- "3rd Planet"
91. Justice- "D.A.N.C.E."
90. The Streets- "Weak Become Heroes"
89. The Postal Service- "Such Great Heights"
88. The New Pornographers- "Letter from an Occupant"
87. Mike Jones ft. Paul Wall and Slim Thug- "Still Tippin' "
86. Mclusky- "To Hell With Good Intentions"
85. Phoenix- "Long Distance Call"
84. Peter Bjorn and John- "Young Folks"
83. Basement Jaxx- "Where's Your Head At?"
82. Robyn- "Be Mine"
81. Deerhunter- "Nothing Ever Happened"
80. Lil Wayne- "A Milli"
79. Jay-Z- "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)"
78. Freelance Hellraiser- "A Stroke of Genius"
77. Three 6 Mafia- "Stay Fly"
76. Hot Chip- "Ready for the Floor"
75. Aaliyah- "Try Again"
74. The Knife- "Silent Shout"
73. Animal Collective- "Grass"
72. The Killers- "Mr. Brightside"
71. Kanye West ft. Cam'ron- "Gone"
70. Junior Boys ft. Andi Toma- "In the Morning"
69. The Arcade Fire- "Rebellion (Lies)"
68. Dr. Dre ft. Eminem- "Forgot About Dre"
67. Band of Horses- "The Funeral"
66. Fleet Foxes- "White Winter Hymnal"
65. Justin Timberlake- "Cry Me a River"
64. Interpol- "Obstacle 1"
63. The Hold Steady- "Stuck Between Stations"
62. The Shins- "New Slang"
61. Wilco- "Jesus, Etc."
60. Ghostface Killah- "Nutmeg"
59. Radiohead- "Pyramid Song"
58. The White Stripes- "Fell in Love With a Girl"
57. TV on the Radio- "Wolf Like Me"
56. Dizzee Rascal- "I Luv U"
55. Outkast- "Ms. Jackson"
54. Missy Elliot- "Work It"
53. The Strokes- "Someday"
52. Kanye West ft. Dwele - "Flashing Lights"
51. Jay-Z- "Takeover"
50. Basement Jaxx- "Romeo"
49. Sufjan Stevens- "Chicago"
48. Panda Bear- "Bros"
47. Burial- "Archangel"
46. Robyn ft. Kleerup- "With Every Heartbeat"
45. Hot Chip- "Over and Over"
44. Franz Ferdinand- "Take Me Out"
43. UGK ft. Outkast- "Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You)"
42. Battles- "Atlas"
41. TV on the Radio- "Staring at the Sun"
40. The Avalanches- "Since I Left You"
39. Modest Mouse- "Float On"
38. T.I.- "What You Know"
37. Kylie Minogue- "Can't Get You Out of My Head"
36. Sigur Ros- "Svefn-G-Englar"
35. Animal Collective- "Fireworks"
34. M.I.A.- "Galang"
33. Spoon- "The Way We Get By"
32. Amerie- "1 Thing"
31. Jay-Z ft. UGK- "Big Pimpin'"
30. The White Stripes- "Seven Nation Army"
29. Hot Chip- "Boy From School"
28. Antony and the Johnsons- "Hope There's Someone"
27. Clipse- "Grindin'"
26. Justin Timberlake ft. T.I.- "My Love"
25. Rihanna ft. Jay-Z- "Umbrella"
24. Radiohead- "Everything In Its Right Place"
23. Daft Punk- "Digital Love"
22. LCD Soundsystem- "Someone Great"
21. Kelly Clarkson- "Since U Been Gone"
20. The Walkmen "The Rat"
19. R. Kelly "Ignition (Remix)"
18. Hercules and Love Affair "Blind"
17. Annie "Heartbeat"
16. The Rapture "House of Jealous Lovers"
15. The Knife "Heartbeats"
14. Jay-Z "99 Problems"
13. LCD Soundsystem "Losing My Edge"
12. OutKast "Hey Ya!"
11. Gnarls Barkley "Crazy"
10. Arcade Fire - "Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)"
9. Animal Collective - "My Girls"
8. Radiohead - "Idioteque"
7. Missy Elliott - "Get Ur Freak On"
6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Maps"
5. Daft Punk - "One More Time"
4. Beyonce [featuring Jay-Z] - "Crazy in Love"
3. M.I.A. - "Paper Planes"
2. LCD Soundsystem - "All My Friends"
1. OutKast - "B.O.B."

Friday, September 25, 2009

Musician tweet of the week: Courtney Love

Lots of drama happening on Courtney Love's Twitter page this week. It was reported that on the new Guitar Hero game, you can choose Kurt Cobain as your character, and using that character you can sing anything, from Bon Jovi to 3 Doors Down.

When Courtney heard about this, she flipped out, claiming she hadn't approved Kurt's likeness to be used to sing other band's songs. The CEO of Guitar Hero shot back, saying he had a signed contract, and, "The check has been cashed."

Courtney continued to deny this:

activision say we cashed a check, but i'd like to know who they wrote a check to? we didn't see a dime.

She then went on to bash Dave Grohl, Cobain's bandmate in Nirvana, who had also spoken out against allowing Cobain's character to be used:

DAVE GROHL IS A LEGENDARY COKEHEAD AND I HAVE BEEN SOBER FOR SIX YEARS. it breaks my heart that pat smear hangs out with that assclown.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Welcome to the charts, Cobra Starship

I was thrilled to see Cobra Starship break into the top 10 this year with "Good Girls Go Bad." I first heard Cobra Starship a few years back, and from that moment I've been surprised at their lack of mainstream success. To me, their songs have always been much more catchy and fun than those of similar bands like Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco, etc. How can you not love a band with song titles like "Pete Wentz is the Only Reason We're Famous"?

It took hooking up with a Gossip Girl, Leighton Meester, for Cobra Starship to finally dent the charts. And now there's no going back.

Hopefully the bandwagon jumpers will dig back into the band's catalog and seek out some of their other good songs. Like...

Video: "Snakes On a Plane" Yes, they sang the theme song on this cult classic.

Video: "Guilty Pleasure" A song title that describes the band perfectly.

Video: "The City is at War" Another synth-pop gem.

Video: "Kiss My Sass" Frontman Gabe Saporta brings sassy back, with help from Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes.


Video: "Smile for Paparazzi"
A little Latin-flavored number in which Cobra sing about the paparazzi, long before Lady Gaga ever thought to do so.

Video: "Prostitution is the World's Oldest Profession (And I, Dear Madame, Am A Professional)" Just silly. "You can hate me after you pay me!"

Friday, September 18, 2009

Musician tweet of the week: P!nk

The big news this week was Kanye West interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the VMAs, which had artists everywhere flipping out.

Everyone from Katy Perry to Jordin Sparks tweeted their disapproval, but the best came from P!nk, who kept it short and sweet:

Kanye west is the biggest piece of shit on earth. Quote me.

The best thing about this incident is that it has inspired the awesome new website immaletyoufinish.


Friday, September 11, 2009

Musician tweet of the week: Billy Ray Cyrus & Ingrid Michaelson

What do the following two tweets have in common?

Billy Ray Cyrus:
You can't loose something you don't have

Ingrid Michaelson:
"i like mcdonalds and lose women"-quote from a brit making fun of us americans.

Incorrect word usage! I'm not a grammar nazi, but I love Twitter because it allows us to see which celebrities can actually spell and form proper sentences. I never thought that "lose" and "loose" were that difficult to tell apart, but apparently they are.

Way to go Billy Ray & Ingrid, partners in illiteracy!


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Black Eyed Peas & Tim McGraw kickoff the NFL season

CONCERT REVIEW: Black Eyed Peas & Tim McGraw
Point State Park, Pittsburgh

September 10, 2009

The NFL's free kickoff concert was held in Pittsburgh tonight, with the Black Eyed Peas and Tim McGraw showing why each is a master of their respective genre.

Generally I'm not impressed with hip hop concerts, because they usually spend too much time screaming, "Throw your hands in the air!" and not enough time actually delivering a satisfying performance. Either that, or they lip synch.

But the Peas, who have dominated the Billboard singles chart this summer like no other artist, put on a terrific show. They rocked the house with their dance hits like "I Gotta Feeling" and "My Humps."

Fergie was especially impressive on "Big Girls Don't Cry." Her singing was strong and flawless - it's been a long time since I witnessed such a remarkable vocal performance on a song.

McGraw was almost as good. No other country artist has as many hits in the last 15 years, and he played many of the best, opening with "I Like it, I Love it," before moving into the underrated "Where the Green Grass Grows," the barnburner "Something Like That," and the inspirational ballad "Live Like You Were Dying."

Both artists played hour-long sets, then returned for two more songs at 8 pm for the portion of the concert that was televised on NBC. McGraw came out into the audience for his closing number, the title track from his new album Southern Voice. That was followed by a fireworks display.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Musician tweet of the week: Tegan and Sara

Last night Tegan and Sara posted a serious of tweets about their unruly neighbors:

The people upstairs r having a rave. Swear to god. Its 230am on a Thursday. Its so loud if u were here I'd have to shout for you to hear me.

Then later:
Hope the police come and arrest all the people there. And they get evicted. AND that the music playing is never heard on the earth again.

Then later:
OMG. they are listening to tiesto and t&s now. hilarious. okay. fine. im not mad anymore. now im just embarrassed. go to bed you crazy kids.

Don't you love a happy ending?

Sainthood, Tegan and Sara's sixth studio album, will be released on October 27, and it's one of the most-anticipated records of the year (at least in these parts.) I can't wait to hear it!


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Anti-Flag to perform in Pittsburgh during G-20 summit

Photo credit: Imelda Michalczyk

Pittsburgh's Anti-Flag have always had an anarchist streak, and now it's showing up again - they've hastily planned a September 24 show at Club Zoo, sarcastically dubbed the "G-20 Welcoming Party."

The G-20, a summit of world leaders, will be taking place in Pittsburgh on September 24-25 at the David Lawrence Convention Center. Anti-Flag have scheduled this show for Club Zoo in the Strip District, within walking distance of the convention center. Hmmm, might some of Anti-Flag's punk fans cause some trouble that night? We can only wait and see...

State Radio will be opening. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at noon. Find the band at www.anti-flag.com.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September Pittsburgh concerts

9/12 Ra Ra Riot @ WYEP Rock the Block, 12th Street

We recently caught these guys at the All Points West festival, where they delivered a satisfying live show featuring their trademark blend of indie rock, cello, and violin. Expect to hear several tracks from The Rhumb Line, their acclaimed album that's now a year old, and possibly some new stuff as well.

9/10 Black Eyed Peas & Tim McGraw @ Point State Park

Sometimes our city struggles to get bigtime concerts, but we can thank our Stillers for this one. The NFL is bringing in these two superstars for a free show before the Steelers open the football season. These two acts might not be the most-played on your iPod, but how can you pass up a chance to see them for free with thousands of other fans on opening night of the NFL season?

9/11 Snoop Dogg @ Mr. Small's
Yet another show we can thank the Stillers for! Word is that Snoop wanted to come to town to see the Steelers' opening night game, so he scheduled this performance for the night after. And at such an intimate venue! You never thought you'd get to see Snoop this close... but you're going to have to shell out $50 to do it.

9/24 The Academy Is..., Set Your Goals & Mayday Parade @ Altar Bar
Now that Cobra Starship, Panic! at the Disco and Gym Class Heroes have all scored huge pop hits, that leaves The Academy Is... as the only members of the Fall Out Boy posse who've yet to break through in a major way. Get ahead of the curve and check them out now, before they're too big for you.

Others to keep in mind:
9/1 Hatebreed @ Mr. Small's
9/3 Helado Negro @ Garfield Artworks
9/5 Tea Leaf Green @ Mr. Small's
9/6 Rusted Root @ Hartwood Acres
9/6 Mission of Burma @ Club Cafe
9/6 Grand Funk Railroad @ Heinz Field
9/8 Gaslight Anthem @ Mr. Small's
9/8 Deer Tick @ Club Cafe
9/12 Alice Peacock @ Club Cafe
9/12 Adrian Belew @ Rex Theatre
9/12 Punchline @ Mr. Small's
9/16 The Minus 5 @ Club Cafe
9/22 Dear and the Headlights @ Rex Theatre
9/23 Lamb of God & Gwar @ Amphitheatre at Station Square
9/23 Weakerthans @ Rex Theatre
9/26 Foreigner @ PNC Park
9/27 Lacuna Coil @ Club Zoo
9/30 Mike Gordon @ Mr. Small's