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Song That Defines This Decade

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  • KoolaidguyKoolaidguy Registered User
    edited December 2009
    PantsB I love you.


    Brokencyde...

    Dont say it!
    Dont even think it.

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  • InHumanInHuman Registered User
    edited December 2009
    InHuman on
    Variable wrote: »

    you're coming off like a massive dick here
  • RocketSauceRocketSauce Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Any love for Dayman?

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  • Loren MichaelLoren Michael Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Outkast - Bombs Over Baghdad.

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  • LeCausticLeCaustic Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Variable wrote: »
    Waiting on the World to Change - John meyer

    alright song but I think it has... well actually has a pretty awful message but is nonetheless true.

    I think 99% of people who listened to/liked that song had no fucking idea what it was about. Lethargy ftw!!

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  • DeciusDecius Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Deebaser wrote: »
    American Idiot, Green Day

    I'd probably have to agree with this one. We spent a vast majority of the decade motivated by fear.

    I'd go further and add B.Y.O.B by System of a Down and Capital G by Nine Inch Nails to that list.

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  • RustRust __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2010
    there's been a lot of politically motivated music this decade, but i think this was probably one of the better ones

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N31oFeinFY

    this is beginning to feel like the dawn of the luz of forever

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  • HamurabiHamurabi AmsterdamRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
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  • JokermanJokerman Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Are we picking songs from this decade or ANY song?

    Because I see people saying stuff like The times are changing and then I see other people arguing over whether or not Ooops I did it again was released in this decade.

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  • musanmanmusanman Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Jokerman wrote: »
    Are we picking songs from this decade or ANY song?

    Because I see people saying stuff like The times are changing and then I see other people arguing over whether or not Ooops I did it again was released in this decade.

    I think it's supposed to be this decade, but that song is still relevant so I said it.

    Also I hated Bob Dylan until just recently I bought a couple albums and goddamn that guy can write songs.

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  • LawndartLawndart Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    If we're including songs not released this decade, it's a tie between "It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" by R.E.M. and "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley.

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  • mrt144mrt144 King of the Numbernames Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    This is going to be horribly depressing.

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  • mrt144mrt144 King of the Numbernames Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    musanman wrote: »
    Jokerman wrote: »

    Also I hated Bob Dylan until just recently I bought a couple albums and goddamn that guy can write songs.

    Which is why almost all the covers of his songs by more talented musicians and singers are almost always better.

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    SanderJK wrote: »
    L|ama wrote: »
    Wu Tang Clan - C.R.E.A.M. (Cash Rules Everything Around Me)

    That song was released in 1993.

    Yes I'm aware of that. It still describes this decade well.
    musanman wrote: »
    Jokerman wrote: »
    Are we picking songs from this decade or ANY song?

    Because I see people saying stuff like The times are changing and then I see other people arguing over whether or not Ooops I did it again was released in this decade.

    I think it's supposed to be this decade, but that song is still relevant so I said it.

    Also I hated Bob Dylan until just recently I bought a couple albums and goddamn that guy can write songs.

    Yeah, I like Bob Dylan songs when they're performed by anyone else, really.

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  • NewtonNewton Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    mrt144 wrote: »
    musanman wrote: »
    Jokerman wrote: »

    Also I hated Bob Dylan until just recently I bought a couple albums and goddamn that guy can write songs.

    Which is why almost all the covers of his songs by more talented musicians and singers are almost always better.

    As a big Dylan fan, I have to completely agree with this, at least with his early stuff. I think with his more recent work, he's made more of an effort to not sound like a cat in heat.

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  • ScalfinScalfin __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2010
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  • flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    While we're on the subject of politically-motivated hip-hop

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLUX0y4EptA


    When youngins in the future ask me what the 00s were like, I'm going to play them this song. And Hey Ya!

    And they will be confused.

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  • SamSam Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    in terms of pop, Rihanna's Umbrella.

    It showcases how far production technology has come, enabling even the most throwaway bubblegum to have a depth to its sheen that just didn't exist before.

    The hook is pretty much language and culture neutral. The way she says ella makes it sound like something that could be in any language.

    But mostly it's her delivery. The detachment and playfulness pretty much encapsulates what I like to call the campy cynicism of this decade. The way she sings it is almost like her slapping you in the face with the insincerity of pop while remaining jubilant about it.

    I don't want to get to meta about it, but compare her version to hilary duff's cover, where it's sung the way it was intended, the way these songs are intended to be sung, charged with affection and emotion and sincerity.

    It sounds completely forgettable that way.

    Rihanna made insincerity sincere, and thats pretty 2000's, isn't it?

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  • TubularLuggageTubularLuggage Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    The artist that best represents the decade is Weird Al, because the 2ks were all about building up pop culture icons and then tearing them down. Yes, people have done that in the past, but it became almost a streamlined process this decade, and more people than ever got their entertainment from ripping on pop culture rather than the pop culture itself (which ironically made the riffing part of our pop culture).

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  • jungleroomxjungleroomx Spicy Rudolph Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdk8g22A9bM

    Social commentary, using Randy Savage as a verb, references to The Big Lebowski? This ones got my vote.

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  • Shorn Scrotum ManShorn Scrotum Man Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
  • theparttimetheparttime Registered User
    edited January 2010
    miley cyrus - party in the U.S.A.

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  • BubbaTBubbaT Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Lily Allen - The Fear
    Eminem - Like Toy Soldiers

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  • flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Like Toy Soldiers? The song about his confusing beef with some has-been from The Source? From the album that featured "Ass Like That"? Not Stan, or The Way I Am, or Lose Yourself, or Kill You, or shit, even The Real Slim Shady? You're gonna have to explain that one to me.

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  • BubbaTBubbaT Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Like Toy Soldiers? The song about his confusing beef with some has-been from The Source? From the album that featured "Ass Like That"? Not Stan, or The Way I Am, or Lose Yourself, or Kill You, or shit, even The Real Slim Shady? You're gonna have to explain that one to me.

    It's easily analogized into an anti-war, anti-US foreign policy, without being as blatant as say, Mosh. The same mentality that creates hip-hop beef was highly prevalent in the US this decade. I'll always take my hip-hop with metaphors instead of blunt statements, I think it makes for better wordplay.

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  • ScalfinScalfin __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2010

    This is probably the best proposal. This decade has seen satire come into a prominance which it hasn't had in a long time. The only alternative I can think of is this.

    I suppose this better captures modern copyright law, though.

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  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    If we're talking in terms of popularity, the biggest hits from Beyonce, Jay-Z, and especially Rihanna and Kanye West.

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  • AsiinaAsiina Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Didn't quite make the cut of within the decade but...

    the birth of auto-tune

    Goddamn you Cher.

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  • GungHoGungHo Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Dyscord wrote: »
    Dyscord wrote: »
    Seriously though, I think it's Kanye. I'm listening to college dropout again right now, and it hits a mix of contrived social consciousness and commercialism that just seems to fit this decade perfectly
    A Green Day/Kanye combination rap/punk rock single will be the song that heralds the end of the world.
    in hindsight I am amazed this didn't manage to happen
    We still have two more years. We can fit it in.

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  • Torso BoyTorso Boy Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    The Who's Eminence Front was considered a song about the 80's, but in light of the past couple years, it seems as appropriate as ever.

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    Rent wrote: »
    So that's what having no idea what you are talking about looks like
  • Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
  • flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Absolutely not.

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  • InHumanInHuman Registered User
    edited January 2010
    InHuman wrote: »
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrsIfBhQloA


    For those to lazy to around 1:25

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    charge alot, give alittle, call them ring tones
    streaming a new revenue, and everybody sings along

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    Variable wrote: »

    you're coming off like a massive dick here
  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    handlebars wasn't even the best song on a mediocre album, nevermind song of the decade

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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    How about this? Polically charged and with some of most well recognized rap artists of the decade.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kjL2KKil20

    It really is American idiot though regardless of your opinion of the band or album.

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  • ProsperoProspero Registered User
    edited January 2010
    I have two different picks that feature incredibly different styles:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pEMUZa4ftY

    This is a song that basically tells us that we need to /kill/ our leaders, which has been a big issue this decade in almost every country. It also emphasizes the issue with soldiers and wars. It really describes topics that have been really central to our society this past decade: lack of faith in our leadership and war protesting.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77QsbRuslKw

    This song is about the inward corruption that our society faces. Our obsession with material goods and rappers' obsession with bling and gold. Both of these songs define this decade to me, a decade of moral decline.

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  • Vic_viperVic_viper Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    We all know this is the one.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0

    This decade has been nothing but high expectations followed by disappointment that seems like a horribly unfunny punchline.

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  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Doodmann wrote: »
    How about this? Polically charged and with some of most well recognized rap artists of the decade.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kjL2KKil20

    It really is American idiot though regardless of your opinion of the band or album.

    Yeah I thought about linking basically all of revolutionary vol. 2, but things didn't really turn out that way ;)

    Lupe has really killed it this decade, but I don't know if he's actually been that big a deal outside of hip hop circles.

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  • InHumanInHuman Registered User
    edited January 2010
    I'd link some K'naan but would end up listing 2 full albums.

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    Variable wrote: »

    you're coming off like a massive dick here
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