Thanks for the replies... I know many, myself included, are all "chart"ed out.
125. “Better Now” – Collective Soul
Collective Soul enter their second decade on my chart with this one. Their biggest hit for me remains "The World I Know."
124. “Forever” – Vertical Horizon
Another group which had a big hit on my chart, "Everything You Want" in 2000. They continued in a minor way in 2005.
123. “Be Yourself” – Audioslave
Made up of Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and three members of Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave released their sophomore effort in 2005. This is one of their better songs.
122. “Best Of You” – Foo Fighters
Dave Grohl just keeps doing it. His music is more accessible than much of Nirvana's work was. Here is another example.
121. “Jessie’s Girl” – Frickin’ A
Huh? What is this? A remake of Rick Springfield's 1981 #1? Indeed. Not nearly as good as the original, but that tune carries the day here some.
120. “Welcome Home” – Coheed & Cambria
Coheed & Cambria had a huge hit on my chart last year with the immensely catchy "A Favor House Atlantic". This one is not nearly as good, but still reaches #120.
119. “Closest Thing To Heaven” – Tears For Fears
Ah, Roland Orzabal & Curt Smith. They've been going at it, off and on, since the early 80's. Very Beatlesesque they are.
118. “This Is How A Heart Breaks” – Rob Thomas
One of two Rob Thomas hits in my 2005 chart, this one will probably be higher in a few years as I get to know it better.
117. “A Lifetime” – Better Than Ezra
The band that gave us "Good" in 1995 also reaches a second decade with this comeback. I wonder if there is a band named Ezra out there that they are "better" than?
116. “Wasted” – Goldfinger
Most of you probably don't know Goldfinger, but they were an underground indie band in the 90's who reached the big time in 1996 with the eye candy happy video for "Here In Your Bedroom". The music is pop-punk.
115. “She Said” – Unwritten Law
Most famous for the song the lead wrote for his daughter "Cailin", Unwritten Law have been churning our great records since the late 90's.
114. “Stand Up” – Trapt
Trapt hit the jackpot in 2003 with a series of rock hits. With this one, that string may be over. It flopped on the radio.
113. “Lights And Sounds” – Yellowcard
Yellowcard is a pseudo-emo band that had a big 2004. This one comes from their sophomore effort.
112. “Banquet” – Bloc Party
This is a great song by a 2005 newcomer. Our local station played it like crazy early in the year.
111. “Nice” – Duran Duran
What can one say about Simon Le Bon and the gang? 25 years and still ticking. Amazing.
110. “Drive Away” – Gratitude
One-hit wonder so far, another rock tune here.
109. “Attack” – 30 Seconds To Mars
108. “Falling” – Staind
I'm a huge fan of Aaron Lewis. Staind are my fourth favorite current band behind Everclear, Weezer and The Killers. They have two songs much higher up.
107. “Not Now” – Blink 182
I can't tell for sure, but Blink seems to have turned religious on this tune. I have to read the lyrics to be sure. It comes from their greatest hits CD. The band may be done.
106. “Question!” – System Of A Down
Another SOAD hit. They still have one more to come. They have taken a major stand against the war in Iraq on their current CD. Their song that is much higher is the best expression of that sentiment.
105. “All These Things That I’ve Done” – The Killers
One of two Killers tracks in my Top 150 of 2005. "Somebody Told Me" and "Mr. Brightside" were in my Top 10 of 2004. The band hails from Vegas.
104. ”Blow It Out” – The Features
One hit wonder here again. This is a more fun rock tune of 2005.
103. “Bleeding Heart Baby” – Head Automatica
This one is on the softer side of the rock spectrum. I'm surprised it did not cross over.
102. “Finding Out True Love Is Blind” – Louis XIV
I saw this tune on several charts this past month. It is immensely catchy and may be the sort of song that ages well. We'll see. The female sections are the best part of the song!
101. “Girl” – Beck
One of two Beck tunes in the chart. He's been charting since 1994's classic "Loser".
Top 100 coming up next!
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