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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Yeah Yeah Yeahs, 'Maps'
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7. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, 'Maps'

How often do we get a fiery soul ballad and an art-punk classic in the same song? Karen O testifies to the power of love as if she's miraculously channeling Siouxsie and Sam Cooke at the same time. She wails the word "wait" with a heartsick ache, while Nick Zinner's guitar and Brian Chase's drums ride to her emotional rescue.

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