Ultimate 2000s: Song Justice (Complete)

Which year was the best?

  • 2000

    Votes: 5 15.2%
  • 2001

    Votes: 5 15.2%
  • 2002

    Votes: 3 9.1%
  • 2003

    Votes: 3 9.1%
  • 2004

    Votes: 3 9.1%
  • 2005

    Votes: 2 6.1%
  • 2006

    Votes: 2 6.1%
  • 2007

    Votes: 7 21.2%
  • 2008

    Votes: 1 3.0%
  • 2009

    Votes: 2 6.1%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .
I’ve been away for a while and unsurprisingly, I return to more losses!

Ghosts are one of my favourite acts of the 00s, even if no one cares or remembers them. Unfortunately calling the final track on their only album ‘Temporary’ turned out to be a self-fulfilling prophecy, seeing as that’s exactly how their career turned out. The song itself obviously takes cues from Sigur Ros (who also happen to be on my list), but it’s such a stunning, epic track. It clocks in at 6 minutes and 44 second, but not a single second of it is wasted.
It’s one of the great tragedies in pop that we never got to hear their semi-finished second album. I still think they gave up way too easily. Oh well, I believe the singer is a financial analyst nowadays, it’s not like releasing some of the best songs of the 00s can compare to that!

Inner Smile is one of THE songs of the decade. It’s the sound of springtime, the sound of pure joy. It’s easy to forget how big a classic it truly is until you hear it. That “Wowowowowowow-YEEEAAAHH!!!” bit is something else!

Overpowered - Strict Machine - Destroy Everything You Touch is one iconic 00s PJ hattrick! More songs I definitely expected to place higher.

A Sorta Fairytale might be the best thing Tori Amos released in the 00s.

And finally, I’d Wait For Life is honestly the last thing I ever expected to see here (it even came dead last in the Take That rate I hosted back in 2011 - time flies!), but I’m screaming at this beating Umbrella, The Promise, Something Kinda Oooh, Overload, Hole In The Head etc.!
15 points



Voted By: @Ironheade
Year: 2008
Country of Origin: England

15 points



Voted By: @DJHazey
Year: 2006
Country of Origin: Canada

DJHazey Commentary:
Quite possibly my favorite 'pop metal' song of all time. Three Days Grace never got enough praise for my money. These guys just pumped out catchy hit after catchy hit in the mid 00s. I have a soft spot for emo-tinged hard rock like this. Usually Three Days Grace comes a bit harder than this, but this play at being Hinder's rebel cousin was always my elixir. Having been in a few overly dramatic relationships myself, having a chorus this desperate and tragic really hit home for me and made me re-live the moment while singing along.

Great picks and glad you enjoyed In the Dark. This takes me straight back to my first house share in 2006, too skint to activate the phone line for the internet so reliant on our 6 CD changer for our weekly pre-drinks! This shows how emotive the softer side of trance can be for me, and would be a contender for my wedding dance (which is why one will never happen ddd). And yeah,it's heartbreaking that Tiësto pumps out such crap now.
Back when Tiesto produced tracks that were not derivative and utterly unique to himself. Such a good choice @Ezz

My two favourite Tiesto tracks.

15 points



Voted By: @saviodxl
Year: 2003
Country of Origin: England

saviodxl commentary:
Joyful guitar riffs and trumpets go along with an optimistic declaration of love! Lovely Melanie C delivers one more pleasant bop. Another gem that time forgot, but I'm here to remember!

Ahhh I knew from the moment I was tagged this was gone! Had a little hope that someone else would show it some love tho.
15 points



Voted By: @sfmartin (2) @2014 (13)
Year: 2009
Country of Origin: USA
Appearance: 2nd

sfmartin commentary:
I had to include something from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs in the 00s. Another of my female fronted band obsessions. I loved their early stuff but this and Zero captured me in a way unlike any of their other previous material. Going full throttle into pop-rock extravagance. The wall of bass guitars grounding Karen O’s intoxicating swagger and attitude.