The 100 best rock songs from 2000 - 2009

25/05/2022

Garage, new wave, post-punk, and indie rock all emerged at the dawn of the second millennium. As the internet began to take hold, music changed forever - more genres and bands could rise to fame. Meanwhile, bands that came to light in the 90's solidified their claim as legends.

Green Day, Kings of Leon, Queens of the Stone Age, The Strokes and more entered the fray with giants like The Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and Tool still releasing classic songs.

Have a listen to our top 100 songs from 2000 - 2009 to see how we kicked off the new millennium. 

The songs featured in this list have been chosen based on the international singles charts of the time, radio airplay here in NZ and abroad, and by referencing previous Rock countdowns.

The 100 best rock songs from 2000 - 2009

  • 1: The Pot - Tool (2006)
  • 2: In The End - Linkin Park (2000)
  • 3: Nil By Mouth - Blindspott (2003)
  • 4: All My Life - Foo Fighters (2002)
  • 5: Like A Stone - Audioslave (2002)
  • 6: Chop Suey - System Of A Down (2001)
  • 7: Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon (2008)
  • 8: Tribute - Tenacious D (2001)
  • 9: Down With The Sickness - Disturbed (2000)
  • 10: No One Knows - Queens Of The Stone Age (2002)
  • 11: How You Remind Me - Nickelback (2001)
  • 12: By The Way - Red Hot Chili Peppers (2002)
  • 13: Phlex - Blindspott (2003)
  • 14: Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon (2008)
  • 15: Last Resort - Papa Roach (2000)
  • 16: Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes (2003)
  • 17: Numb - Linkin Park (2003)
  • 18: Duality - Slipknot (2004)
  • 19: Welcome Home - Dave Dobbyn (2005)
  • 20: Best Of You - Foo Fighters (2005)
  • 21: The Diary Of Jane - Breaking Benjamin (2006)
  • 22: Schism - Tool (2001)
  • 23: Mr Brightside - The Killers (2004)
  • 24: Cochise - Audioslave (2002)
  • 25: Bring Me To Life - Evanescence (2003)
  • 26: One Step Closer - Linkin Park (2000)
  • 27: Judith - A Perfect Circle (2000)
  • 28: Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down (2000)
  • 29: The Pretender - Foo Fighters (2007)
  • 30: Snuff - Slipknot (2008)
  • 31: Bodies - Drowning Pool (2001)
  • 32: American Idiot - Green Day (2004)
  • 33: It's Been A While - Staind (2001)
  • 34: B.Y.O.B - System Of A Down (2005)
  • 35: Hemorrhage (In My Hands) - Fuel (2000)
  • 36: The Red - Chevelle (2002)
  • 37: Fast Times In Tahoe - Elemeno P (2003)
  • 38: Run - Shihad (2002)
  • 39: Crawling - Linkin Park (2000)
  • 40: Closer - Kings Of Leon (2008)
  • 41: I Am The Highway - Audioslave (2002)
  • 42: Saviour - Rise Against (2008)
  • 43: Vicarious - Tool (2006)
  • 44: Jesus Of Suburbia - Green Day (2004)
  • 45: Coming Undone - Korn (2005)
  • 46: Three Libras - A Perfect Circle (2000)
  • 47: Can't Stop - Red Hot Chili Peppers (2002)
  • 48: Rollin' - Limp Bizkit (2000)
  • 49: One Last Breath - Creed (2001)
  • 50: Times Like These - Foo Fighters (2002)
  • 51: Hero Of War - Rise Against (2008)
  • 52: 0.497916666666667 - Elemeno P (2005)
  • 53: Land Of Confusion - Disturbed (2005)
  • 54: Photograph - Nickelback (2005)
  • 55: Go With The Flow - Queens Of The Stone Age (2002)
  • 56: Prayer - Disturbed (2002)
  • 57: Welcome To The Black Parade - My Chemical Romance (2006)
  • 58: Comfort Me - Shihad (2002)
  • 59: I Disappear - Metallica (2000)
  • 60: Blurry - Puddle Of Mudd (2001)
  • 61: Calling On - Weta (2000)
  • 62: Teenagers - My Chemical Romance (2006)
  • 63: White Trash - Steriogram (2004)
  • 64: My Happiness - Powderfinger (2000)
  • 65: Sophie - Goodshirt (2001)
  • 66: Yellow - Coldplay (2000)
  • 67: Are You In? - Incubus (2001)
  • 68: Alright - Tadpole (2000)
  • 69: King Of The Rodeo - Kings Of Leon (2004)
  • 70: Last Nite - The Strokes (2001)
  • 71: Rock 'N' Roll Train - AC/DC (2008)
  • 72: Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus (2000)
  • 73: This Ain't A Scene It's An Arms Race - Fall Out Boy (2007)
  • 74: Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous - Good Charlotte (2002)
  • 75: Toxicity - System Of A Down (2001)
  • 76: S.U.I.T - Blindspott (2003)
  • 77: Somewhere I Belong - Linkin Park (2003)
  • 78: Happy - Mudvayne (2005)
  • 79: Renegades Of Funk - Rage Against The Machine (2000)
  • 80: Stupify - Disturbed (2000)
  • 81: Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers (2006)
  • 82: The Kill - 30 Seconds To Mars (2005)
  • 83: The Fixer - Pearl Jam (2009)
  • 84: Somebody Told Me - The Killers (2004)
  • 85: Original Prankster - The Offspring (2000)
  • 86: Walkie Talkie Man - Steriogram (2004)
  • 87: Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol (2006)
  • 88: Mind Dependency - Blindspott (2003)
  • 89: Aerials - System Of A Down (2001)
  • 90: 21 Guns - Green Day (2009)
  • 91: Knights Of Cydonia - Muse (2006)
  • 92: Lonely Day - System Of A Down (2005)
  • 93: Lateralus - Tool (2001)
  • 94: Room To Breathe - Blindspott (2003)
  • 95: Parabola - Tool (2001)
  • 96: Bleed It Out - Linkin Park (2007)
  • 97: On Call - Kings Of Leon (2007)
  • 98: Through Glass - Stonesour (2006)
  • 99: Larger Than Life - The Feelers (2003)
  • 100: Plug In Baby - Muse (2001)