70. Dead! – My Chemical Romance
In my opinion the best song from The Black Parade, this is an infectiously catchy song featuring some incredible guitar work and an amazing guitar solo. That’s really all there is to it.
Find it on: The Black Parade (2006)
69. If It Means A Lot To You – A Day To Remember
This was a massive change of style for A Day To Remember, and it suited them perfectly. In an album full of heavy guitars and screams, they changed things up for one, amazing acoustic duet, full of emotion. The change in style would be jarring, if the song wasn’t so perfect.
Find it on: Homesick (2009)
68. You’re Gonna Go Far Kid – The Offspring
The Offspring are kings of making catchy, energetic pop-punk, but this song goes a long way above their usual high standards. With a catchy rhythm and melody, you’d struggle to find a better song in their whole discography.
Find it on: Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace (2008)
67. Omen – The Prodigy
I never really got into The Prodigy, but one song that I think they got extremely right was this one. The sheer volume of the song, coupled with some great synthesiser work means this is a song that never fails to fill me with energy.
Find it on: Invaders Must Die (2009)
66. Doubt – Twenty One Pilots
I hated this song originally, feeling like the rapping was lacklustre and the electronic elements grated on me, but after a few listens I began to think the exact opposite. This is another song that fills me with energy, and I feel like the lyrics are some of the best on Blurryface.
Find it on: Blurryface (2015)
65. Everchanging – Rise Against
There are both an acoustic version and a regular version of this song, but I’m counting both versions here. The acoustic version has more of a sombre, regretful mood whereas the original is filled with anger, I feel like both work just as well. This is the first ever song that Tim McIlrath wrote, and I think that to write something this good at such a young age is incredible.
Find it on: The Unraveling (2001)/Long Forgotten Songs (2013)
64. Kung-Fu Lovin’ – Royal Republic
This song showcases exactly what Royal Republic do best – sheer energy mixed with great guitar and catchy hooks. I guarantee, this one’ll get inside your head for weeks to come.
Find it on: Weekend Man (2016)
63. Dammit – Blink-182
This comes from the earlier, punkier era of Blink-182. Complete with a fantastic riff and incredible drumming, early Blink doesn’t get much better than this.
Find it on: Dude Ranch (1997)
62. Supersonic – Oasis
Unlike everyone else in the world, I don’t think Wonderwall is Oasis’ best song. In fact, I don’t think it’s that great at all, but we’ll get to that another time. This song shows the Gallagher brothers at their best, creating great rock music with an incredible chorus. This is what they do best.
Find it on: Definitely Maybe (1994)
61. Knights Of Cydonia – Muse
This six-minute epic shows of everything that Muse do well. Insanely good vocals, awesome electronic influences, fantastic guitar work and even more. In my opinion, Muse will never write a song as technically good as this.
Find it on: Black Holes And Revelations (2006)
Come back in another two weeks for the continuation of this list!