100 Best Songs of the 2000s

From Beyonce and Lady Gaga to Radiohead and Kanye West, these are the best songs from the first decade of the 21st Century

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MGMT, 'Time to Pretend'
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11. MGMT, 'Time to Pretend'

Two keyboard dorks air their rock-star fantasies — "I'll move to Paris, shoot some heroin" — and force you to guess if it was an ironic goof, a biting satire or (just maybe) totally sincere. What made it great was the way that piercingly beautiful chorus kept you wondering.

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