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.