Top 100 Songs (compiled May 2003)

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  • The Chills - Pink Frost
  • Elastica - Stutter
  • Belle & Sebastian - The State That I'm In
  • The Beta Band - Dry the Rain
  • Built to Spill - Car
  • XTC - Senses Working Overtime
  • XTC - Life Begins at the Hop
  • Tortoise - Djed
  • Mission of Burma - That's When I Reach for My Revolver
  • R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe
  • The Shins - New Slang
  • The Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored
  • The Spinanes - Valency
  • John Lee Hooker - I Cover the Waterfront
  • The Stranglers - Golden Brown
  • New Order - Love Vigilantes
  • X - We're Desperate
  • The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
  • The Vaselines - Rory Rides Me Raw
  • The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale of New York
  • Fountains of Wayne - Radiation Vibe
  • The Velvet Underground - What Goes On
  • Joy Division - Transmission
  • Husker Du - Turn on the News
  • Cocteau Twins - The Spangle Maker
  • Talking Heads -This Must Be the Place (Na├»ve Melody)
  • Public Enemy - By the Time I Get to Arizona
  • The Zombies - She's Not There
  • New Pornographers - Mass Romantic
  • Wire Train - Last Perfect Thing
  • Velocity Girl - I Can't Stop Smiling
  • Urge Overkill - Sister Havana
  • Morphine - Candy
  • The Specials - Too Much, Too Young
  • The English Beat - Save it For Later
  • The Hollies - Bus Stop
  • Badly Drawn Boy - The Shining
  • Kate Bush - Jig of Life
  • Modest Mouse - Third Planet
  • David Bowie - Candidate
  • Bob Dylan - Tangled Up in Blue
  • Cheap Trick - Surrender
  • Dead Kennedys - MTV-Get Off the Air
  • Dusty Springfield - Son of a Preacher Man
  • Echo & the Bunnymen - Villiers Terrace
  • Elvis Costello - (I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea
  • Sonic Youth - Teenage Riot
  • James - Born of Frustration
  • Funkadelic - Can You Get to That
  • Super Furry Animals - The Man Don't Give a Fuck
  • Pavement - Summer Babe
  • Dead Can Dance - American Dreaming
  • Mudhoney - Suck You Dry
  • Throwing Muses - Bright Yellow Gun
  • Hoodoo Gurus - Bittersweet
  • Interpol - NYC
  • Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire
  • Chameleons UK - Paradiso
  • Lou Reed - Street Hassle
  • Simple Minds - Up on the Catwalk
  • The Replacements - Alex Chilton
  • Iggy & the Stooges - Search and Destroy
  • Big Star - September Gurls
  • Liz Phair - Soap Star Joe
  • Elvis Costello - Beyond Belief
  • Ministry - Thieves
  • Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out
  • Joe Strummer - Trash City
  • The Clash - White Riot
  • Leonard Cohen - Suzanne
  • John Cale - Paris 1919
  • Ned's Atomic Dustbin - Grey Cell Green
  • Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
  • Red House Painters - All Mixed Up
  • Siouxsie & the Banshees - Israel
  • Stiff Little Fingers - Suspect Device
  • T. Rex - 20th Century Boy
  • The Beautiful South - 36D
  • The Damned - Noise, Noise, Noise
  • The Beatles - I Am the Walrus
  • The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
  • Guadalcanal Diary - Litany (Life Goes On)
  • The Connells - Scotty's Lament
  • Roxy Music - Editions of You
  • Joan Jett - I Love Rock 'n Roll
  • The Pretenders - Middle of the Road
  • Prince - Pop Life
  • The Go-Go's - Head Over Heels
  • LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out
  • Massive Attack - Teardrop
  • Translator - Everywhere That I'm Not
  • The Teardrop Explodes - Reward
  • Al Green - Let's Stay Together
  • The Jam - Modern World
  • Golden Earring - Radar Love
  • Sisters of Mercy - This Corrosion
  • The Who - Eminence Front
  • The Smiths - Shoplifters of the World Unite
  • The Police - Every Little Thing She Does is Magic
  • [Insert the obviously great song that I missed]
Author Comments: 

I did this for my livejournal last year, and I'm not entirely sure the list would remain the same today. Still, it's an interesting snapshot of what songs were important to me at the time.