100 Best Songs of the 2000s

100 Best Songs of the 2000s

M.I.A., 'Paper Planes'

5. M.I.A., 'Paper Planes'

Rapper Maya Arulpragasam cheerfully threatened to steal your money, over a beat sampled from the Clash's "Straight to Hell," tossing in cash-register rings, gunshots and shout-outs to Third World slums. The year after "Paper Planes" came out, the Pineapple Express trailer blew it up into one of the unlikeliest Top 10 jams ever.


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