The 50 Best Songs of the Past 5 Years

In your perusing of this list, you may notice that I have defined the past 5 years as 2007-2011, seemingly disregarding the current year all together. The reason for this is simple: I can’t do math. Oh, well. There probably haven’t been any good songs this year anyway.

50. “&” – Tally Hall (Good & Evil)

49. “Na Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na)” – My Chemical Romance (Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys)

48. “Greenback Boogie” – Ima Robot (Another Man’s Treasure)

47. “I Don’t Care” – Fall Out Boy (Folie a Deux)

46. “America’s Suitehearts” – Fall Out Boy (Folie a Deux)

45. “Property” – Say Anything (Say Anything)

44. “Unstoppable” – Foxy Shazam (Foxy Shazam)

43. “Animal” – Neon Trees (Habits)

42. “(Coffee’s for Closers)” – Fall Out Boy (Folie a Deux)

41. “Bang the Doldrums” – Fall Out Boy (Infinity On High)

40. “Once in Awhile” – Don’t Stop Or We’ll Die (One of the Gang)

39. “Folkin’ Around” – Panic at the Disco (Pretty. Odd.)

38. “Never Meant to Know” – Tally Hall (Good & Evil)

37. “20 Dollar Nose Bleed” – Fall Out Boy (Folie a Deux)

36. “Nine in the Afternoon” – Panic at the Disco (Pretty. Odd.)

35. “A Little Piece of Heaven” – Avenged Sevenfold (Avenged Sevenfold)

34. “One Day, Robots Will Cry” – Cobra Starship (¡Viva la Cobra!)

33. “Wowee Zowee” – Two Tongues (Two Tongues)

32. “The Truth Is, You Should Lie With Me” – Say Anything (In Defense of the Genre)

31. “Effect and Cause” – The White Stripes (Icky Thump)

30. “Thriller” – Fall Out Boy (Infinity On High)

29. “You Were Good In Your Time” – Morrissey (Years of Refusal)

28. “Fuck You” – Cee-Lo Green (The Lady Killer)

27. “Somebody That I Used To Know” – Gotye (Making Mirrors)

26. “Henrietta” – The Fratellis (Costello Music)

25. “Prostitution is the World’s Oldest Profession (And I, Dear Madam, Am A Professional)” – Cobra Starship (¡Viva la Cobra!)

24. “Toy Boy” – Mika (The Boy Who Knew Too Much)

23. “That’s How People Grow Up” – Morrissey (Years of Refusal)

22. “Kiss with a Fist” – Florence + the Machine (Lungs)

21. “Girl with One Eye” – Florence + the Machine (Lungs)

20. “Home” – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes (Up From Below)

19. “The World Should Revolve Around Me” – Little Jackie (The Stoop)

18. “You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told)” – The White Stripes (Icky Thump)

17. “Out of the Blue” – Julian Casablancas (Phrazes for the Young)

16. “Hum Hallelujah” – Fall Out Boy (Infinity On High)

15. “Wanna-Be Angel” – Foxy Shazam (Foxy Shazam)

14. “Happy Ending” – Mika (Life in Cartoon Motion)

13. “Fresh Attitude, Young Body” – Bomb the Music Industry! (Scrambles)

12. “Pacific Coast Highway” – Hole (Nobody’s Daughter)

11. “Guilty Pleasure” – Cobra Starship (¡Viva la Cobra!)

10. “Disloyal Order of Water Buffaloes” – Fall Out Boy (Folie a Deux)

9. “Animals” – CocoRosie (The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn)

8. “Killin’ It” – Foxy Shazam (Foxy Shazam)

7. “‘The Take Over, the Break’s Over'” – Fall Out Boy (Infinity On High)

6. “Grace Kelly” – Mika (Life in Cartoon Motion)

5. “That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed)” – Panic at the Disco (Pretty. Odd.)

4. “Ludlow St.” – Julian Casablancas (Phrazes for the Young)

3. “Werewolf” – CocoRosie (The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn)

2. “Dog Days Are Over” – Florence + the Machine (Lungs)

1. “Oh Lord” – Foxy Shazam (Foxy Shazam)

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  1. lennyburnham

    This is my rebuttal:

    1. Pacific Coast Highway by Hole
    2. w.a.m.s. by Fall Out Boy
    3. Turn the Lights Off by Tally Hall
    4. Wowee Zowee by Two Tongues
    5. “The Take Over, the Break’s Over” by Fall Out Boy
    6. Grace Kelly by Mika
    7. Tiffany Blews by Fall Out Boy
    8. When We First Met by Hellogoodbye
    9. Her Words Destroyed My Planet by Motion City Soundtrack
    10. Disloyal Order of Water Buffaloes by Fall Out Boy
    11. Guilty Pleasure by Cobra Starship
    12. Umbrella by Rihanna
    13. Fresh Attitude, Young Body by Bomb the Music Industry!
    14. Shoot Down the Stars by Gym Class Heroes
    15. Wanna-Be Angel by Foxy Shazam
    16. Nine in the Afternoon by Panic at the Disco
    17. There’s a Class for This by Cute Is What We Aim For
    18. You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Do as You’re Told) by The White Stripes
    19. The World Should Revolve Around Me by Little Jackie
    20. Oh Lord by Foxy Shazam
    21. Kiss with a Fist by Florence + the Machine
    22. Colorado Sunrise by 3Oh!3
    23. That’s How People Grow Up by Morrissey
    24. Toy Boy by Mika
    25. Prostitution is the World’s Oldest Profession (And I, Madame, am a Professional) by Cobra Starship
    26. We R Who We Are by Ke$ha
    27. Misery Business by Paramore
    28. What a Catch, Donnie by Fall Out Boy
    29. Enchanted by Taylor Swift
    30. Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO
    31. The Truth Is, You Should Lie with Me by Say Anything
    32. Effect and Cause by The White Stripes
    33. I’m Like a Lawyer with the Way I’m Always Trying to Get You Off by Fall Out Boy
    34. One Day Robots Will Cry by Cobra Starship
    35. A Little Piece of Heaven by Avenged Sevenfold
    36. Sexy and I Know It by LMFAO
    37. 20 Dollar Nose Bleed by Fall Out Boy
    38. Circus by Britney Spears
    39. America’s Suitehearts by Fall Out Boy
    40. Super Bass by Nicki Minaj
    41. That Green Gentleman by Panic at the Disco
    42. (Coffee’s for Closers) by Fall Out Boy
    43. Unstoppable by Foxy Shazam
    44. Animal by Neon Trees
    45. Property by Say Anything
    46. I’m Yours by Jason Mraz
    47. Merry Happy by Kate Nash
    48. Greenback Boogie by Ima Robot
    49. Rumor Has It by Adele
    50. Gives You Hell by The All-American Rejects

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