Just click the link below to see the full song and chords, and then click 'play' to listen to the song. Then, you can change the chords, using the key shown at the top of the screen, and then also click 'play' to hear the song.
Some chords are played over and over, like every key on the piano. We'll be covering chords later in the series. For now, just enjoy these harmonized chord riffs, and be sure to try them out in a song of your own.
The next year, we did it again and actually had some kind of planning. We figured that in order to do this effectively, we needed to sort out the lists themselves, and create some kind of scoring system that could be replicated to an extent. And thus, the first edition of our annual Best Songs of the 2000s list was born. Over time, we've turned the feature into a thing of beauty, the best we can do with the 2,999,999 songs that have come before us. It's a list that includes weird and wonderful albums and singles, full of the kind of tunes that have become legacies for their time, and the kind that have just been a waste of space.
A lot has changed since the last edition. Back then, we were working with no real metric for ranking the songs, other than their total number of votes. Since then, we've scored every song on every list using the same rigid metric, and we've added some other tweaks to the process as well. It's actually gotten pretty complicated; for the record, we try to keep things in proportion and only consider songs that were released in the 2000s, for the sake of sanity. That's why there's a three-year running average of positive vote counts, instead of two-year-old numbers. There are some criteria that we keep in mind that help offset a certain kind of badness for certain kinds of songs. It's all pretty logical, it's all pretty complex, but it's always fun for us to put it together and see how it plays out. So, without further ado, here's the list of the best songs of the 2000s.
The list is not a ranking of the best 2000s songs. It’s just a list of the best songs. The best 2000s songs are the ones that have the most people remembering what they were like when they were new, and the songs that have the most people remembering being in their lives when they were new have the most votes. 827ec27edc