I don't listen to as much music as I used to. And most of what I do listen to was recorded pre-1982 or sounds like it should have been. Does this make me unqualified to speak with authority on the topic of best songs 2000-2009? Don't be ridiculous.
Soak up the knowledge after the jump....
10. THE GOVERNMENT TOTALLY SUCKS
- Tenacious D
Of the many awesome songs across both D albums this remains my favourite. A pitch perfect skewering of bands writing about politics that are ill equipped to do so - a genre that could be spoofed in a million ways but this says it all. The back and forth between Jack and KG is priceless.
9. BURN IT OFF
I thought Jon Spencer was a bit too blues not enough explosion throughout the 00s but this was an exception. Who else knew there was a figure skater that used this music in her routine. Rock on Akiko Suzuki!!!
8. SHE IS THE NEW THING
Ridiculously trendy goth indie rock with a keyboard sound to die for. Extra points for making such fun of themselves on The Mighty Boosh.
7. RUNNIN' WILD
There'll always be room for AC/DC knockoffs in any decade and as everyone knows - those fists won't pump themselves. Awesome song and bonus points to the casting director responsible for the truckdriver role in the video.
6. BUCKET BONG
I pretty much stopped listening to punk pop in the noughties so it is fitting that the one entrant is the band that got me into the genre in the first place. This is the classic Frenzal template imo - Short, simple with a super catchy pop hook. It rocked the house during their tour this year as well. Lindsay provides one of the best reaction shots ever recorded in a music video.
5. PSYCHOSIS SAFARI
The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster
Highly addictive baritone goth craziness. Great video too.
4. C'MON C'MON
Bad arse hillbilly hard rock that keeps it simple and does it right. Extra points for the awesomely romantic notion of the husband/wife guitar combo. I love Blaine's "take it baby" leading into the guitar solo.
3. HARMONIC GENERATOR
Again - It's not rocket science - it just works!. I'm also a sucker for chanty cheer leader backing vox.
2. WON'T BE LONG
I could have picked a number of songs from this great band. Love the fact that they aren't afraid to mix things up in the studio - Eg the fruity synth and bells in this song - yet rock like mofos possessed live. They occasionally remind of Hanoi Rocks which is no bad thing either.
1. DON'T SPEAK [I CAME TO MAKE A BANG]
Eagles Of Death Metal
How hard does this song rock? Heaps hard, that's how. Best gig I saw this decade too.