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The Top 10 Songs Of The Decade

Here it is, the post I’ve been promising for awhile, and just haven’t gotten around to writing yet… because I’m lazy. I Hate My Life And This Music Tells Me Why’s Top 10 Songs of the 2000 – 2009 decade!

*cricket chirping*

Anyway. These songs are the absolute best of the best, there’s none better than them. If you have not heard any of these songs, correct that right now. Because you want to hear them all. And remember, even those that ended up low, are still awe-inspiring, and should be listened to. Take note, though; this is universal, not just metal.

The Rule still stands: One song per artist.

LET’S BEGIN! (Song – Album – Artist)

NUMBER 10!

Rip Out The Wings Of A Butterfly – Darklight – HIM

HIM is amazing, but you probably knew that already. Rip Out The Wings Of A Butterfly demonstrates that better than any other song by the Love Metal (wtf?) group. Dark lyrics, alternative-sounding guitars, and Ville’s kick-ass voice make this one of the ages, even if its a little cliché.

NUMBER 9!

Capital G – Year Zero – Nine Inch Nails

Quite possibly the silliest song on this list, Capital G is one of those songs that a message so blatant, so painfully, painfully obvious, that you still don’t quite know what it means. Seriously. It talks about some sort of powerful figure, but I can’t figure out if Trent is talking about George Bush or God. Whichever, this song has everything that makes Nine Inch Nails great.

NUMBER 8!

Sticks And Stones – Thirteen Tales Of Love And Revenge – The Pierces

I doubt you’ve ever heard of The Pierces. In fact, I’d bet money on it. Well, you need to change that fact. The Pierces are one of the most bizarre duos to ever emerge, but they’re also one of the most talented. Sticks And Stones? Just brilliant. Creepy atmosphere, a quick, fun beat, and some gorgeous singing make for an excellent performance.

NUMBER 7!

Down With The Sickness – The Sickness – Disturbed

Down With The Sickness is one of metal’s most iconic songs, and with good reasoning. The classic drum intro, David’s monkey-like “Oh-A-A-A-A!” thing, and the screaming raging bridge all make Down With The Sickness the masterpiece it is today.

NUMBER 6!

Stop The Fight – Are We There Yet? – Violetta

I could not find album art large enough for display, so here’s a picture of a kitty-sniper:

THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH VIOLETTA

If you’ve been on this blog for any more than five seconds, then you’ve heard me dribble on and on… and on… and on… and then on some more about Violetta. A local alternative-rock band from Columbus, Ohio.  They’re mindblowingly incredible, and you should hear them. NOW. Stop The Fight is my personal favorite song from the Columbus quintet, and… well… goddamit, I’m running out of things to say again. Just, go listen to it. Right now. Go. http://www.myspace.com/violettarocks

NUMBER 5!

mOBSCENE – The Golden Age Of Grotesque – Marilyn Manson

I love Marilyn Manson, plain and simple. I love The Golden Age Of Grotesque, plain and simple. I love mOBSCENE, simply without question. Words cannot describe its win. Go listen to it.

NUMBER 4:

Die Mother Fucker Die – Life – Dope

Straight out of my choice for 2nd best album of the decade, Die Mother Fucker Die is one of Dope’s most iconic songs. Its one of the most powerful, heavy, and rockin’ songs you’ll ever hear. And the U.S. Military used it when interrogating P.O.W.s! Isn’t that fun!?

NUMBER 3!

Oblivion – Crack The Skye – Mastodon

It’s not an IHMLatMTMW list with Crack The Skye, now is it? And I only say that because of how simply incredible this album really is. I know I’ve gone on about it over and over and over again, but I wouldn’t without reason. Oblivion is a huge reason. The opening track to this masterpiece, it really sets you up for the rest of the album, with Brent, Troy and Brann seamlessly switching vocal parts being the primary aspect of this song. Words cannot do it much more justice though, like a lot of these songs, so go hear it.

NUMBER 2:

Welcome To The Black Parade – The Black Parade – My Chemical Romance

After being the supposed cause of a 13 year-old girl’s death, it was hard to believe that anyone would listen to My Chemical Romance. Well, anyone with a brain would realize that it wasn’t MCR’s fault the girl committed suicide. Because Welcome To The Black Parade is truly all about living your life, and getting through your problems, and “not taking anyone’s fucking shit!” (To quote Gerard Way). It makes you want to do just those things. It’s a brilliant song, with a marching-band style at the beginning and closers of the song, and one of the most amazing bridges in the history of bridges.

Finally…

NUMBER 1:

Freaxxx – I’m Not A Fan, But The Kids Like It! – brokeNCYDE

Wait, wait, waitwaitwaitwaitwaitwaitwaitwait. No. Just… no. Let’s try this again.

FOR REAL THIS TIME!

Number 1:

In The End – Hybrid Theory – Linkin Park

While many criticize Linkin Park for the mediocrity of their last release, Minutes To Midnight, the classic album Hybrid Theory slipped away from the mainstream. In The End is what could only be described as an absolute musical masterpiece. The beautiful piano, the only example of good rap in history, and Chester’s amazing voice all combine into this song. Everything that’s great about Linkin Park is in this song, tenfold. I grew up listening to this song, and even today, its still my favorite song in the history of ever. Why? Because. It’s godly. If you haven’t had the pleasure of hearing In The End, go, listen to it, and have your ears filled with one of the greatest songs ever recorded.

Well, uh, that’s it! This is definitely the last of the “Of The Decade” posts… unless I decide to do another one… unlikely, though. Happy (late) New Year! Here’s to another decade of wonderful music! … and hopefully the end of The Jonas Brothers.


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Categories: Countdown, Feature
  1. me
    January 1, 2011 at 6:56 AM

    bull shit this isnt the right list as much as i like wings of a butterfly its NOT making the top ten

    • January 1, 2011 at 3:10 PM

      Here’s the thing: This list is based on opinion. There is no “right list” to define the greatest songs of the last decade. I’m sorry you disagree.

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