82. Black Box Recorder, "It's Only the End of the World"
A mega-creepy Britpop ballad for the imminent Y2K crisis that people were dreading in a half-ironic way – "pre-millennial tension," as Tricky called it. Sarah Nixey croons over a lush backdrop that could be a vintage James Bond theme, with the Auteurs' none-more-sarcastic Luke Haines behind her. Except she's kissing off her latest flame along with the planet: "The ground is still spinning, but it's slowing down/It's only the end of the world."