My Top 100 Favorite Songs of All-time (Part 1 of 4)

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100. “California Queen” by Wolfmother

Album: Cosmic Egg (2009)

Genre: Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Stoner Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Blues Rock

“Slipped off into the slip stream
She’s looking for the summer dream
Came down from the mountain
To find another machine
Running down all the by-ways
Listen to all that she says
Couldn’t see very far
Find out all that you are
My California Queen”


99. “Handlebars” by Flobots

Album: Fight with Tools (2007)

Genre: Rap Rock, Alternative Hip Hop

“Movers shakers and producers
Me and my friends understand the future
I see the strings that control the systems
I can do anything with no assistance”


98. “I’ll Stick Around” by Foo Fighters

Album: The Colour and the Shape (1997)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Post-Grunge

“I still refuse all the methods you abused
It’s alright if you’re confused
Let me be
I’ve been around all the pawns you gagged and bound
They’ll come back and knock you down
And I’ll be free”


97. “The Funeral” by Band of Horses

Album: Everything All The Time (2006)

Genre: Indie Rock

“Really too late to call, so we wait for
Morning to wake you; it’s all we got
To know me as hardly golden
Is to know me all wrong, they were

At every occasion I’ll be ready for a funeral
At every occasion once more it’s called a funeral
Every occasion oh I’m ready for the funeral
At every occasion of one brilliant day funeral”


96. “Reunion” by M83

Album: Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (2011)


Genre: New Wave, Dream Pop, Post-Punk Revival

“Across the time and space
A never-ending dance
A blooming and a trance
You make me feel my soul
There’s no more loneliness
Only sparkles and sweat
There’s no more single fate
You make me feel myself”


95. “Healthy Body” by Operation Ivy

Album: Energy (1989)

Genre: Ska Punk, Hardcore Punk

“Expensive vitamin pills and wheat germ on your windowsill
Your schedule’s hectic and you’ve got no time to kill
Earning money and you’re spending it the right way
Just in such a rush you dont know if its night or day

Healthy body, Sick mind (working overtime)
Healthy body, Sick mind (Too hectic too hectic)
Healthy body, Sick mind (why don’t you just survive)
Its just a matter of time sick body sick mind”



94. “Burn It Down” by Avenged Sevenfold

Album: City Of Evil (2005)

Genre: Heavy Metal, Melodic Metalcore, Post Hardcore

“Salvation’s dying (Somebody’s crying)
We’re all gone in the end
Sweet child we’ll miss you
So far away, far away”


93. “Sweetness” by Jimmy Eat World

Album: Bleed American (2001)


Genre: Alternative Rock, Emo, Pop Punk

“If you’re listening, whoa-a-a-a-a-a
If you’re listening, are you listening
Sing it back, whoa-a-a-a-a-a
If you’re listening, are you listening
I’m still running away, whoa-a, whoa-a
I won’t play your hide and seek game, whoa-a, whoa-a”


92. “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)” by Fuel

Album: Something Like Human (2000)


Genre: Hard Rock, Post-Grunge

“Memories are just where you laid them
Dragging the waters
Till the depths give up their dead
What did you expect to find?
Was it something you left behind?
Don’t you remember anything I said when I said

Don’t fall away
And leave me to myself
Don’t fall away
And leave love bleeding
In my hands
In my hands again
Leave love bleeding
In my hands
In my hands
Love lies bleeding”


91. “Alive” by P.O.D.

Album: Satellite (2001)

Genre: Nu Metal, Christian Metal

 “Everyday is a new day
I’m thankful for every breath I take
I won’t take it for granted ( I won’t take it for granted)
So I learn from my mistakes
It’s beyond my control sometimes it’s best to let go,
whatever happens in this lifetime
So I trust in love ( So I trust in love )
You have given me peace of mind”


90. “Parallel Universe” by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Album: Californication (1999)

Genre: Alternative rock

“Under water where thoughts can breathe easily
Far away you were made in a sea
Just like me

Christ I’m a sidewinder I’m a
California king
I swear it’s everywhere
It’s everything”


88. “Born In ’69” by Rocket From The Crypt

Album: Scream, Dracula, Scream! (1995)
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Genre: Punk Rock

“Everbody’s talking like a monkey
Always looking behind
Waste of life, pushing backwards so
I was born in ’69

Don’t catch me later (catch me later)
I’m out of here keeping my gun
Your despiration is a menu
(And man your brain is fried)”


87. “I Am A Revenant” by The Distillers

Album: Sing Sing Death House (2002)

Genre: Punk rock


86. “Young Blood” by The Naked And Famous

Album: Passive Me, Aggressive You (2010)

Genre: Indie Rock, Synthpop

“We’re only young and naive still
We require certain skills
The mood it changes like the wind
Hard to control when it begins”


85. “Divinations” by Mastodon

Album: Crack The Skye (2009)

Genre: Progressive Metal, Sludge Metal

“Its gone away
Its gone for good
Its gone for good
Animal spirits come calling me home
Through the tunnels of brilliant light
The magnet of wisdom is pulling
Burrowing faster the fabric of time”


84. “Stop Looking Start Seeing” by Papa Roach

Album: Getting Away With Murder (2004)

Genre: Hard Rock, Alternative Rock, Alternative Metal

“I have climbed these walls before
And I’m not scared anymore
There’s a time to lead and a time to follow
Because I won’t take this anymore (these walls)
I’ve climbed these walls before (these walls)
There’s a time to lead and a time to follow (these walls)”


83. “Why Do You Love Me” by Garbage

Album: Bleed Like Me (2005)

Genre: Alternative Rock

“I’m no Barbie doll
I’m not your baby girl
I’ve done ugly things
And I have made mistakes
And I am not as pretty as those girls in magazines
I am rotten to my core if they’re to be believed
So what if I’m no baby bird hanging upon your every word?
Nothing ever smells of roses that rises out of mud”


82. “Going Under” by Evanescence

Album: Fallen (2003)

Genre: Alternative Metal, Nu Metal

“Don’t want your hand this time I’ll save myself
Maybe I’ll wake up for once
Not tormented daily defeated by you
Just when I thought I’d reached the bottom,
I dive again

I’m going under
Drowning in you
I’m falling forever
I’ve got to break through
I’m going under”


81. “Kids” by MGMT

Album: Oracular Spectacular (2008)

Genre: Neo-Psychedelia, Synthpop, Indie Pop

“You were a child
Crawling on your knees toward it
Making momma so proud
But your voice is too loud
We like to watch you laughing
Picking insects off plants
No time to think of consequencesControl yourself
Take only what you need from it
A family of trees wanted to be haunted”


80. “We’re All To Blame” by Sum 41

Album: Chuck (2004)

Genre: Alternative Metal, Melodic Hardcore

“And we’re all to blame
We’ve gone too far
From pride to shame
We’re trying so hard
We’re dying in vain
We’re hopelessly blissful and blind
To all we are
We want it all with no sacrifice”


79. “I Found Away” by Alkaline Trio

Album: Agony & Irony (2008)


Genre: Punk Rock, Alternative Rock

“I found away
Over the fear and through the flames, I’m diving in
Don’t follow me, stay right here I’ll be back for you some day
I found away, it’d be best if you just stayed
It’s not safe, don’t follow me
I found away, I found away”


78. “Angry, Young, And Poor” by Anti-Flag

Album: The Underground Network (2001)

Genre: Punk Rock

“He knows he’ll be alone tonight
While contemplating, ‘What can I do?’
Lack of hope leaves him feeling violent
Its not that he’s looking for a fight, it’s just…
He don’t know where to turn

More stress than help, from home and school
And on the streets his life’s out of control…

Angry Young and Poor
Angry Young and Pissed
Angry and no one cares”


77. “Gimme Sympathy” by Metric

Album: Fantasies (2009)

Genre: Indie Rock, New Wave

“Get hot, get too close to the flame
Wild, open space
Talk like an open book
Sign me up
Got no time to take a picture
I’ll remember, someday, all the chances we took
We’re so close to something better left unknown”


76. “Gallows” by Atreyu

Album: Congregation of the Damned (2009)

Genre: Metalcore, Alternative Metal

“Every time I walk away
Every word I ever say

Restless, chasing shadows
Choices, facing gallows pole
Are you hanging by a thread or swinging from the rope?

Don’t think we don’t see your scars
Are you afraid of who you are?”


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