My Top 100 Favorite Songs of All-time (Part 2 of 4)

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75. “Reptilia” by The Strokes

Album: Room on Fire (2003)

Genre: Garage rock, Post-punk revival

“Yeah, the night’s not over
You’re not trying hard enough,
Our lives are changing lanes
You ran me off the road
The wait is over
Now I’m taking over
You’re no longer laughing
I’m not drowning fast enough”


74. “The River” by Good Charlotte

Album: Good Morning Revival (2007)

Genre: Alternative rock

“Baptized in the river
I’ve seen a vision of my life
And I wanna be delivered
In the city was a sinner
I’ve done a lot of things wrong
But I swear I’m a believer
Like the prodigal son
I was out on my own
Now I’m trying to find my way back home
Baptized in the river
I’m delivered
I’m delivered”


73. “Zero” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Album: It’s Blitz! (2009)

Genre: Indie pop, Synthpop

“Your zero
What’s your name?
No one’s gonna ask you
Better find out where they want you to go
Try and hit the spot
Get to know it in the dark
Get to know it whether you’re
Crying, crying, crying oh oh
Can you climb, climb, climb higher”


72. “An Honest Mistake” by The Bravery

Album: The Bravery (2005)


Genre: Post-punk revival, Dance-punk, Electronica

“Don’t look at me that way
It was an honest mistake
Don’t look at me that way
It was an honest mistake
An honest mistake”


71. “I Won’t Lie Down” by Face to Face

Album: Face to Face (1996)

Genre: Punk rock, Pop punk

“I’m sure you must have seen him
I know you must have heard it all
I know you used to be him
Did anybody care at all?

And everyone (everyone)
Can’t be right (be right)
But everyone will decide (decide)”


70. “1901” by Phoenix

Album: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Genre: Alternative rock, Synthpop

“Counting all different ideas driftin’ away.
Past and present, they don’t matter,
Not if you just sort it out.
Watch your moving in elliptical pattern.
Think it’s not what you say.
What you say is way too complicated.
For a minute, thought I couldn’t tell how to fall out”


69. “Fell In Love With A Girl” by The White Stripes

Album: White Blood Cells (2001)

Genre: Garage punk

“Fell in love with a girl
I fell in love once and almost completely
shes in love with the world
but sometimes these feelings
can be so misleading
she turns and says “are you alright?”
I said “I must be fine because my heart’s still beating”


68. “Paradise” by Coldplay

Album: Mylo Xyloto (2011)

Genre: Electronic rock, R&B

“Life goes on,
It gets so heavy,
The wheel breaks the butterfly.
Every tear, a waterfall.
In the night, the stormy night,
She closed her eyes.
In the night, the stormy night,
Away she flied.”


67. “Growing On Me” by The Darkness

Album: Permission to Land (2003)

Genre: Hard rock, Glam metal

“I’m being punished for all my offences
I wanna touch you but I’m afraid if the consequences
I wanna banish you from whence you came
But you’re part of me now
And I’ve only got myself to blame

You’re really growing on me
(or am I growing on you)
You’re really growing on me
(or am I growing on you)
Any fool can see”


66. “Re-Align” by Godsmack

Album: Faceless (2003)

Genre: Hard Rock, Alternative metal

“Desicions made from desperation
No way to go
Internal instincts craving isolation
For me to grow

My fears come alive
In this place where I once died
Demons dreaming
Knowing I…I just needed to re-align”


65. “Helena Beat” by Foster the People

Album: Torches (2011)

Genre: Indie dance, Indietronica

“Sometimes life it takes you by the hand.
It puts you down before you know it
It’s gone and you’re dead again.
I’ve been in places and I won’t pretend
That I make it out just to fall on my head.
When it’s strange to take a walk downstairs
Sweep you all up on a corner and pay for my bread.
You know that I cannot believe my own truth
To show what I choose, I’ve got nothing to lose”


64. “Fog Surrounds” by Tiger Army

Album: Tiger Army (1999)

Genre: Psychobilly, Punkrock

“My mind roams cross oceans and years
The time being’s become a dead end
Last time I rolled the dice there flashed the eyes of a snake
So I sit and I wait for my turn to come round again

I dream the fog surrounds me
I dream this on a restless summer night
It cloaks, it’s all around me
and when it’s there I feel that all is right
You see this fog it frees me
When no one else can see me I can hide
I lie awake and dream that the fog rolls in…
…rolls in through the night”

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63. “Crossfire” by Brandon Flowers

Album: Flamingo (2010)

Genre: Pop rock, New Wave, alternative country

“There’s a still in the street outside your window
You’re keeping secrets on your pillow
Let me inside, no cause for alarm
I promise tonight not to do no harm
I promise you babe, I won’t do you no harm

And we’re caught up in the crossfire
Of heaven and hell
And we’re searchin’ for shelter
Lay your body down
Lay your body down
Lay your body down”


62. “Sunday Morning” by No Doubt

Album: Tragic Kingdom (1997)

“You came in with the breeze on Sunday morning
You sure have changed since yesterday without any warning
And you want me badly ’cause you cannot have me
I thought I knew you
I kinda knew of you
I thought I knew you well
Oh well”


61. “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” by AC/DC

Album: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (1976)

Genre: Hard rock

“If you’re havin’ trouble with the high school head
He’s givin’ you the blues
You wanna graduate but not in his bed
Here’s what you gotta do
Pick up the phone, I’m always home
Call me any time
Just ring 36 24 36 hey
I lead a life of crime

Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap”

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60. “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana

Album: Nevermind (1991)

Genre: Grunge

“With the lights out, it’s less dangerous
Here we are now, entertain us
Life is stupid and contagious
Here we are now, entertain us
A mulatto
An albino
A mosquito
My libido”


59. “London Calling” by The Clash

Album: London Calling (1979)

Genre: Punk Rock, Reggae Fusion

“London Calling, to the imitation zone
Forget it, brother, you can go it alone
London Calling, to the zombies of death
Quit holding out and draw another breath
London Calling, and I don’t wanna shout
But while we were talking, I saw you nodding out
London Calling, see we ain’t got no highs
Except for that one with the yellowy eyes”

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58. “Beat It” by Michael Jackson

Album: Thriller (1982)

Genre: Funk, Disco, Rock

“You better run, you better do what you can
Don’t wanna see no blood, don’t be a macho man
You wanna be tough, better do what you can
So beat it, but you wanna be bad

Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Showin’ how funky strong is your fight
It doesn’t matter who’s wrong or right
Just beat it, beat it”


57. “Lump” by The Presidents of the United States of America

Album: The Presidents of the United States of America (1995)


Genre: Alternative rock, Pop punk, Noise rock

“Lump sat alone in a boggy marsh
Totally motionless except for her heart
Mud flowed up into Lump’s pajamas
She totally confused all the passing piranhas

She’s Lump, she’s Lump
She’s in my head
She’s Lump, she’s Lump, she’s Lump
She might be dead”


56. “Customer” by The Replacements

Album: Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash (1981)

Genre: Punk rock, alternative rock, college rock, post-punk

“Can I buy cigarettes?
I’ll take sugarless
You sell Wondermint?
I’m a customer
I’m a customer
I’m a customer

Yeah, can I get change?
Where’re the Twinkies?
What’s on sale?
I’m a customer
I’m a customer
I’m a customer
I love you”


55. “It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi

Album: Crush (2000)

Genre: Hard rock

“It’s my life
It’s now or never
But I ain’t gonna live forever
I just wanna live while I’m alive (It’s my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said “I did it my way”
I just wanna live while I’m alive
It’s my life”


54. “New Noise” by Refused


Genre: Hardcore punk, Post-hardcore, Experimental rock, Art punk

“When the day is over the doors are locked on us
‘Cause money buys the access and we can’t pay the cost
How can we expect anyone to listen if we are using the same old voice
We need new noise
New art for real people!

We dance to all the wrong songs
We enjoy all the wrong moves
We dance to all the wrong songs
We’re not leading”


53. “The Final Countdown” by Europe

Album: The Final Countdown (1986)

Genre: Hard rock, Glam metal

“We’re leaving together.
But still it’s farewell.
And maybe we’ll come back.
To earth, who can tell?
I guess there is no one to blame.
We’re leaving ground (leaving ground).
Will things ever be the same again?”


52. “A Favor House Atlantic” by Coheed & Cambria


Genre: Progressive metal, New prog, Emo, Pop punk

“Good eye, sniper
Here I’ll shoot, and you run
The words you scribbled on the walls
The loss of friends you didn’t have
I’ll call you when the time is right
Are you in or are you out?
For them all to know the end of us all”


51. “Lonely Boy” by The Black Keys

Album: El Camino (2011)

Genre: Garage rock, Blues rock

“Well I’m so above you
And it’s fine to see
But I came to love you anyway
So you tore my heart out
And I don’t mind bleeding
Any old time to keep me waiting
Waiting, waiting”


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