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NME top 100 tracks of the decade

Last week indie-kids muso publication NME posted the top 50 albums of the decade (The Strokes ‘Is This It?’ reigned supreme), and now they’ve followed it up with their top 100 tracks of the decade.

Picked by the boffins at the NME, the list is impressive enough, with Beyoncé's ‘Crazy In Love’ topping the pops (even if it is a cover). Other predictable entries came courtesy of, M.I.A ‘Paper Planes’ at No.4; Outkast ‘Hey Ya’ at No.5; and The White Stripes, ‘Seven Nation Army’ at No.14.

It will always be impossible to please everyone with these kinds of list (notable omissions: Sigur Ros 'Hoppipolla' and R Kelly 'Trapped In The Closet') but a quick skim through will remind even the most hardened muso that the noughties has been graced by a fair few decent bands. £50 to the first person who can tell us where Susan Boyle’s ‘Wild Horses’ came in the list.


1. Beyoncé – 'Crazy In Love'
2. MGMT – 'Time To Pretend'
3. The Strokes – 'Hard To Explain'
4. MIA – 'Paper Planes'
5. OutKast – 'Hey Ya!'
6. The Rapture – 'House Of Jealous Lovers'
7. Klaxons – 'Golden Skans'
8. Blur – 'Out Of Time'
9. Arcade Fire – 'Rebellion (Lies)'
10. Arctic Monkeys – 'A Certain Romance'
11. The Libertines – 'Can’t Stand Me Now'
12. The Streets – 'Dry Your Eyes'
13. The Walkmen – 'The Rat'
14. The White Stripes – 'Seven Nation Army'
15. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 'Bang'
16. Rihanna – 'Umbrella'
17. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – 'Maps'
18. OutKast – 'Ms Jackson'
19. Radiohead – 'Reckoner'
20. Hot Chip – 'Over And Over'

Check out the full 100 here.

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