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Cleve's Top Ten Alternative 2K Songs

Posted on: July 25, 2009 3:45 pm
Here is a list of the Top Songs of the 2K Decade. I chose the Best Songs from each Year and then Ranked them.
Enjoy and please leave any Comments Good or Bad.

10. Bohemian Like You - The Dandy Warhols 00'

 9. Misfit - Elefant 03'

 8. Hard To Explain - The Strokes 01'

 7. Oh My God - Mark Ronson feat. Lily Allen 07'

 6. Hey I'm Alive - Metric 09'

 5. Smile Like You Mean It - The Killers 05'

 4. Obstacle 1 - Interpol 02'

 3. Into The Ocean - Blue October 06'

 2. Time To Pretend - MGMT 08'

The Favorite Song of the Decade for me & one of my favorite Bands. Robert Smith Freakin Rocks!

 1. End Of The World - The Cure 04'
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Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: July 27, 2009 10:33 pm

Cleve's Top Ten Alternative 2K Songs

I'm kind of at a loss when it comes to the 2k songs.  I'm a big fan of the 90's music but for the 2000's I can only name my favorite bands:

Green Day
Foo Fighters
Dave Mathews
Jack Johnson
Nice lists everyone.

Since: Nov 5, 2008
Posted on: July 26, 2009 4:25 pm

Cleve's Top Ten Alternative 2K Songs

Hey All,

I musta missed the memo that Zeppelin was Alternative????

Wheres' Nirvana??? Heres' my list of songs in no particular order.

The Distance- Cake
Viva La Vida- Coldplay
Seeing Angels- John Butler Trio
Far Away-Nickleback (Itunes Classified it, not sure i agree)
Side of a bullet- Nickleback (See Above)
Rise above- Seether
Through Glass -Seether
Seven Nation Army- White Stripes
Know Your enemy- Green Day
Smells Like Team Spirit-Nirvana
Stardog champion- Mother Love Bone
Would-Alice in Chains
Nearly lost You- Screaming Trees
1979- The Smashing Pumpkins
Hunger Strike- Temple of the Dog

I could add more get my drift. Alternitive is a broad and vague category. Its' all in the eye of the beholder.......

Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: July 25, 2009 10:37 pm

Cleve's Top Ten Alternative 2K Songs

No wonder I dont know those songs I am an Golden Oldies nut.LOL

Be completely honest with you guys I dont care for rock music.

Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: July 25, 2009 10:27 pm

Cleve's Top Ten Alternative 2K Songs

Just for good measure/ in case anyone is interested I will post my Top 25 most played out of the ~1500 songs on my iPod.  Keep in mind that I have only had my iPod for about 6 months and I shuffle sometimes, so this isn't necessarily an accurate representation of my 25 favorite songs.  Also, this is not only within the Alternative genre, but all genres.

10 plays:
1. What is Love - Haddaway (great dance tune!)
2. Even Rats - The Slip (Indie rock)
3. Hello It's Me - Todd Rundgren (one of those songs that means a lot to me)
9 plays:
4. Yes - Coldplay
5. Daisy - Switchfoot
8 plays:
6. Fix You - Coldplay
7. You Are My Kind - Santana feat. Seal
8. How I Go - Yellowcard
9. Five Per Cent of Nothing - Yes
7 plays:
10. Yellow - Coldplay
11. Postcards from Far Away - Coldplay
12. Death and All His Friends - Coldplay (I listen to Coldplay alot I guess)
13. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
14. Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love - Mahavishnu Orchestra
15. The Blues - Switchfoot
16. Yesterdays - Switchfoot
17. Two Weeks from Twenty - Yellowcard
6 plays:
18. Heaven - Angels and Airwaves
19. Follow Your Bliss - The B-52's
20. Cemeteries of London - Coldplay
21. Lost! - Coldplay
22. Viva la Vida - Coldplay (wow this is even more Coldplay than I imagined.  Kind of skewed.)
23. The Seventh Day - Jan Hammer
24. The Rain Song - Led Zeppelin
25. One Of These Days - Michelle Branch
Just for good measure I will include my other songs with 6 plays:
Have a Cigar - Pink Floyd
Vereda Tropical - Santana
Send in the Clowns - Stan Kenton
Fields of Gold - Sting
On Fire - Switchfoot
Jump - Van Halen
Into the Lens - Yes
Onward - Yes
Yesterday and Today - Yes

Like I said, this isn't necessarily an accurate representation of my favorite songs.  Eventually, there will probably be more classic rock on the list and less Coldplay...
As the others said, feel free to comment!


Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: July 25, 2009 9:51 pm

Cleve's Top Ten Alternative 2K Songs

Except for The Cure Cleve!

Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: July 25, 2009 9:50 pm

Cleve's Top Ten Alternative 2K Songs

Do you mean as an alternative to music?
Class that is the funniest comment!!!

I don't recognize any of those songs either Cleve? Maybe if I heard them but???

vega! That's a pretty good list!

Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: July 25, 2009 9:47 pm

Cleve's Top Ten Alternative 2K Songs

Vega, that is much closer to what my list would look like!  Coldplay, The Fray, Shinedown, Linkin Park, Switchfoot, and 3 Doors Down!  Especially Coldplay and Switchfoot...

Since: Jan 22, 2008
Posted on: July 25, 2009 9:40 pm

Cleve's Top Ten Alternative 2K Songs

I'll give you my list Cleve.
1. Puddle Of Mudd - Blurry
2. Nickelback - How You Remind Me
3. Dashboard Confessionals - Screaming Infidelities
4. Our Lady Peace - Somewhere Out There
5. The Used - The Taste Of Ink
6. Coldplay - Clocks
7. Avenged Sevenfold - Almost Easy
8. Breaking Benjamin - Diary Of Jane
9. Chevelle - Send The Pain Below
10. Goo Goo Dolls - Slide
11. The Fray - How To Save A Life
12. Hoobastank - Crawling In The Dark
13. Shinedown - .45
14. Tantric - Mourning
15. Lifehouse - Hanging By A Moment
16. Linkin Park - In The End
17. Saliva - Always
18. Matchbox 20 - Bent
19. OAR - Love & Memories
20. Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
21. Soil - Redefine
22. System Of A Down - Chop Suey
23. Staind - Outside
24. Stroke 9 - Letters
25. Switchfoot - Meant To Live
26. Taproot - Mine
27. White Stripes - Dead Leaves & The Dirty Ground
28. 3 Doors Down - Here Without You
29. 311 - Amber
30. Vertical Horizon - Best I've Ever Had
........................I'll stop at 30...................

Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: July 25, 2009 9:19 pm

Cleve's Top Ten Alternative 2K Songs

You guys (and girls?):

"Alternative" is a big genre.  On my iTunes, I have groups under the "alternative" genre that I would call jazz and groups under the "alternative" banner that I would call rock.  Although I must say, out of all the bands you mention, I have only heard of the Killers, Blue October, and the Cure, and the only song on this list I have heard is Into the Ocean by Blue October.  That's a pretty good song...
Also, the word "alternative" does not really have a set definition.  To me, "alternative" is simply everything that iTunes decided to label "alternative" that I didn't bother changing...Tongue out

I am shocked at the lack of Coldplay on this list.  Do you listen to Coldplay much?  If I created my top ten, there would probably be about 5 Coldplay songs on it.  They inspire me and the band that I am in myself.  I might also have to include Dani California by RHCP, and possibly 1 or 2 songs by Yellowcard.

Obviously, this is a matter of preference and your personality.  Maybe Coldplay doesn't have the same effect on any of you that they do on me.  I personally can't see how you can watch this music video and not be touched and inspired: .  But I guess that's just what I think.

Great job Cleve!  Maybe I should do some of this kind of thing myself!


Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: July 25, 2009 5:40 pm

Cleve's Top Ten Alternative 2K Songs

LMAO!!!!  Sorry buddy.  Afraid I'm in the same boat as PCK and Class.  Do not recognize a single group or song on that list.  Was never really sure what Alternative Music was, but I now know I don't listen to it, even by accident, since I'm a blank here. 

Rok  Laughing

Sorry Cleve but I am in the same boat with Rock and pinkini I can not recall any of those songs what year are you talking about? 

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