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Harris’ Top 110 Songs of the Decade (44-40)

Songs 44-40

44. In The End, Linkin Park (2001): Linkin Parks only appearance on the countdown is for my favorite song by the group. Creating one of the most unique sounds in rock, the band mixes rap and rock in an effortless blend. This song stands out because of this blend as both singers perform in a very tight space and sound like one perfect entity.
43. Minority, Green Day (2001): Buried as the second to last song from “Warning” this song has become one of the bands biggest successes surpassing all other songs on the album. Especially fun live, the song was #1 on the Billboard U.S. Modern Rock Chart for five weeks in 2000.
42. Jesus Walks, Kanye West (2004): It is really a shame that this is the highest Kanye West climbed on our list (sort of). The most controversial artist of the decade released two amazing albums and some great singles. Although “Gold Digger” could of sat in this spot, this song stood out to me as a really unique and relevant song at the time.
41. Hey Ya!, Outkast (2003): One of the most unique albums of the year was the dual release by Outkast. One release “Speakerboxxx” and the other “The Love Below” each contained some top notch songs including “Roses” and “The Way You Move.” “Hey Ya” reigned supreme and years later is still a favorite party song.

40. Seven Nation Army, The White Stripes (2003): What do you get with a simple bass line and the a drum part that even the most novice drummer can perform? You get a song that has been covered over 20 times and wins “Best Rock Song” during the 2004 Grammy Awards.

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  • Comment by Greg posted December 14, 2009 at 12:01

    there is no bass in seven nation army.

  • Comment by Harris posted December 14, 2009 at 23:42

    have you never heard the song? Pretty sure it opens with a bass line which continues throughout the song. Despite the fact that it was played no White's acoustic guitar, it is run through a pedal which is essentially emulating a bass. To anyone who listens to music, it sounds like a bass line, and is intended to be a bass line.

  • Comment by Greg posted December 15, 2009 at 19:39

    it is intended to be a guitar with effects, not a bass line.

  • Comment by Harris posted December 15, 2009 at 19:41

    you can't possibly believe that.