What’s the best song of the last ten years?

Help NME.COM celebrate its tenth birthday in style

What’s the best song of the last ten years?

From Beck’s ‘Devils Haircut’ back in 1996, to the Arctic Monkeys‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’ last year, what has been the one song that’s shone out over the last decade?

NME.COM is celebrating its tenth birthday this year and we need you to draw up the ultimate playlist of the last ten years.

All you have to do is nominate your favourite track that came out between 1996 and 2006, be it a single, album track, download, bootleg, or whatever – and tell us why it’s the best thing of the last decade.

Send your track, along with your name, age, and a short explanation of why it’s the best to features@nme.com with NME.COM List as the subject.

The most popular tracks will appear in specials features in NME and on NME.COM, while the best selections will be played by DJs at NME.COM’s party which Kasabian will be headlining at London’s KOKO on September 12.

Meanwhile stay tuned to NME.COM for more announcements, competitions and exclusive as we get set to celebrate ten years online.

If you need your memory jogging check out NME’s Tracks and Albums of the Albums Of The Year (from NME‘s End Of Year lists) below.


1996 Underworld -Born Slippy

1997 The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony

1998 Beastie Boys – Intergalactic

1999 Aphex Twin – Windowlicker

2000 Eminem – The Real Slim Shady

2001 Missy Elliott – Get Ur Freak On

2002 Doves – There Goes The Fear

2003 Beyonce – Crazy In Love

2004 The Libertines – Can’t Stand Me Now

2005 The Futureheads – Hounds Of Love


1996 Beck – Odelay

1997 Spiritualized – Ladies And Gentleman We Are Floating In Space

1998 Mercury Rev – Deserters Songs

1999 The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin

2000 Queens Of The Stone Age – Rated R

2001 The Strokes – Is This It

2002 Coldplay – A Rush Of Blood To The Head

2003 The White Stripes – Elephant

2004 Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand

2005 Bloc Party – Silent Alarm