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Harris’ Top 110 Songs of the Decade (110-106)

Here it is. After months of preparation and hours of writing and re-writing I have assembled a list of the best 110 songs of the past ten years. Looking back is an interesting venture. Ten years ago we didn’t know the All American Rejects, Kanye West, Lady Gaga or John Mayer.

Still caught up on boy bands and ’90s one hit wonders, the turn of the century (and millennium) marked a huge shift in musical tastes. The iPod was introduced in 2001 forever changing the manner in which we purchase, listen to and share music. Here is the music of our new digital world.
Songs 110-106
110. All My Life, Foo Fighters (2002): Beginning the list down the top 110 songs of the decade it seems only fitting to me to start with not only one the most rocking songs, but rocking bands of this era. 2002 saw the Foo Fighters release “One By One” which won best rock album at the 2003 Grammy Awards. The song itself won the 2002 Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance.
109. Green Light, John Legend (2008): Not only did the New York Mets (my baseball team of choice) enter Citi Field to this song by John Legend but it is his second Billboard Top 40 song. The song which fits into many categories features a stunning vocal opening and later, an appearance by Andre 3000 of Outkast fame.
108. Heaven’s In New York, Wyclef Jean (2007): One of the best albums of the decade produced many songs that could of made this list. I chose to stick with my home town and give it to the song in which Wyclef Jean pays homage to the city that never sleeps. This is also one of the only songs from “Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant” that is all Jean all the time. Many of the other songs feature extended appearances from other artists. This one captures his incredible guitar playing, singing ability and production.
107. Vertigo, U2 (2004): As much as I can’t stand Bono, it makes a statement when you can count incorrectly and get away with it. Of course I’m referring to the lyrics of song #107 in the countdown in which Bono sings “Uno, dos, tres, catorce.” Although the album “How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb” was met with less than stellar reviews, this song spoke to old school and new school U2 fans alike.
106. Duality, Slipknot (2004): Certainly the heaviest song on the countdown, Slipknot are a band known for being the hardest hitting band in metal. I remember hearing this song back in 2004 and thinking it was just perfect in it’s genre. It’s heavy but so musical and who can forget the amazing percussion by Slipknots three drummers. The music video for this song is also extremely memorable as the band performs inside a party as the house is torn to pieces. Great work by a great band.

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  • Comment by Greg posted December 01, 2009 at 12:59

    i understand why you have u2 on this list but i'm curious to see if you will honor other bands you dont like in future lists. (KoL on best songs of the year)