Entertainment The Best Songs of 21st Century  

DARSHAN BARUAH
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The best songs from all genres so far into the 21st century. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

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+12what could be more inspirational than this song?!+8this is a great song and I love it and eminem is a AMAZING singer!  this song is really good and one of my favourite by him. I also love encore and stan but stan is really sad and makes me cry eminem is great singer and the top 10 best songs ever should all be by him!thumbs upthumbs downselect reason:duplicateinaccurateirrelevantlow qualitynon-englishoffensiveplagarismpoor formattingpoor spellingprofanityspamunsupportive+7Long live EMINEM... No one raps better than him, Listening to his lyrics I just think from where do he brings them...thumbs upthumbs downselect reason:duplicateinaccurateirrelevantlow qualitynon-englishoffensiveplagarismpoor formattingpoor spellingprofanityspamunsupportive

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Linkin Park simply rocks... no match to them... not only this song but leave out all the rest and somewhere I belong are the songs which are out of time...thumbs upthumbs downselect reason:duplicateinaccurateirrelevantlow qualitynon-englishoffensiveplagarismpoor formattingpoor spellingprofanityspamunsupportive+13I once listened to this song non-stop on a 4 hour road trip and still am crazy about this... BEST NU METAL song ever!... Love shinoda raps and the beats that play in the chest cavity... Masterpiece by Linkin Parkthumbs upthumbs downselect reason:duplicateinaccurateirrelevantlow qualitynon-englishoffensiveplagarismpoor formattingpoor spellingprofanityspamunsupportive+11LINKIN PARK IS JUST AWESOME  WHAT I NEED TO SAY IS ALL THAT IF MUSIC IS RELIGION THEN LINKIN PARK IS MY GOD! 

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Agreed, this list is just crap... Who is sarah geronimo anyway?... Many song in this list are not well known...  I'm not saying this is the best song but this song clearly deserves higher place. I bet the guy who post sarah geronimo vote her hundreds of time just to have a chick from nowhere in #1. Shame on you.thumbs upthumbs downselect reason:duplicateinaccurateirrelevantlow qualitynon-englishoffensiveplagarismpoor formattingpoor spellingprofanityspamunsupportive+1The best song of the 21st century. Should be first! This list is fail, because half of it are unknown or unpopular songs.thumbs upthumbs downselect reason:duplicateinaccurateirrelevantlow qualitynon-englishoffensiveplagarismpoor formattingpoor spellingprofanityspamunsupportiveLP rules this should be 3 and Breaking The Habit 2 there should definitely be more Linkin Park songs on this list!

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Best song of our time... It will be playing for só many years, if you listen you will enjoy.

This is the best song ever! I mean, the lyrics and tunes and everything is just so AAH WONDERFUL! ] THIS IS THE BEST SONG EVER.  I cry every time I listen to it.  i'm serious.  Green DAy, you rule, you rock. 

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One of the first truly amazing songs I had ever listened to... And Evanescence just keeps getting better.

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+2BEST SONG EVER! it's so amazing and it really does express Amy Lee and it shows her amazing capability to write the best music she can! Besides this song, there's also "My Immortal" and "Hello" which are also amazing songs by Evanescence and those, and this song, are a must!

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+1Best song ever..! Evanescence are younger group, and their songs will be very popular for 5-10 years.. This song is so spec

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+3one of the greatest rock songs of all time

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Bad Romance [Lady Gaga] is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Songs of 21st Century
Nicolas Michaud added Igor Presnyakov

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Welcome to the Black Parade is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Songs of 21st Century
Moai added My Chemical Romance

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-2Legendary song. Just so awesome and the music, lyrics is perfect!

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Clocks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Songs of 21st Century
EdWildeman added Coldplay

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BenNicholson added P!nk - Pink

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Moai added Unwed Sailor, Early Day Miners

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