1 - You Know You're Right - Nirvana 2 - The Middle - Jimmy Eat World 3 - Toxicity - System of a Down 4 - Blurry - Puddle of Mudd 5 - I Wish You Were Here - Incubus 6 - All My Life - Foo Fighters 7 - I Am Mine - Pearl Jam 8 - By The Way - Red Hot Chili Peppers 9 - Lose Yourself - Eminem 10 - Lateralus - Tool 11 - Crawling in the Dark - Hoobastank 12 - Fell in the Love With a Girl - The White Stripes 13 - Aerials - System of a Down 14 - Sweetness - Jimmy Eat World 15 - Youth of a Nation - P.O.D. 16 - Hate to Say I Told You - The Hives 17 - She Hates Me - Puddle of Mudd 18 - Without Me - Eminem 19 - Cochise - Audioslave 20 - Last Nite - The Strokes 21 - No One Knows - Queens of the Stone Age 22 - For You - Staind 23 - The Red - Chevelle 24 - In My Place - Coldplay 25 - Prayer - Disturbed 26 - Amber - 311 27 - Dope Nose - Weezer 28 - My - Linkin Park featuring Mickey P 29 - Screaming Infidelities - Dashboard Confessional 30 - Nice to Know You - Incubus 31 - Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground - The White Stripes 32 - Letters to You - Finch 33 - Still Waiting - Sum 41 34 - Papercut - Linkin Park 35 - Fine Again - Seether 36 - My Friends Over You - New Found Glory 37 - Innervision - System of a Down 38 - The Zephyr Song - Red Hot Chili Peppers 39 - Bring Me To Life - Evanescence 40 - Epiphany - Staind 41 - First Date - Blink 182 42 - Someday - The Strokes 43 - Pretty Girl - Sugarcult 44 - Tribute - Tenacious D 45 - Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous - Good Charlotte 46 - Drunken Lullabies - Flogging Molly 47 - She Loves Me Not - Papa Roach 48 - Get Free - The Vines 49 - When I'm Gone - 3 Doors Down 50 - Keep Fishin' - Weezer 51 - It's Going Down - X-ecutioners / Linkin Park 52 - Drift & Die - Puddle of Mudd 53 - Can't Stop - Red Hot Chili Peppers 54 - Like A Stone - Audioslave 55 - I Feel So - Box Car Racer 56 - Get Away - Earshot 57 - Sorrow - Bad Religion 58 - Clocks - Coldplay 59 - Seein' Red - Unwritten Law 60 - Diamonds & Guns - Transplants 61 - Never Gonna Stop - Rob Zombie 62 - United States of Whatever - Sifl & Olly 63 - Get Right - Pearl Jam 64 - Running Away - Hoobastank 65 - Thoughtless - Korn 66 - Hey Mister - Custom 67 - Downfall - Trust Company 68 - We Are All Made of Stars - Moby 69 - The One - Foo Fighters 70 - Here To Stay - Korn 71 - Warning - Incubus 72 - Somewhere Out There - Our Lady Peace 73 - Friends & Family - Trik Turner 74 - A Praise Chorus - Jimmy Eat World 75 - Wasted & Ready - Ben Kweller 76 - There Is - Box Car Racer 77 - Boom - P.O.D. 78 - Air - Sparta 79 - Wasting My Time - Default 80 - Understanding In A Car Crash - Thursday 81 - Times Like These - Foo Fighters 82 - Hard To Explain - The Strokes 83 - Open Your Eyes - Goldfinger 84 - If You C Jordan - Something Corporate 85 - Bother - Stonesour 86 - Adrenaline - Gavin Rossdale 87 - Apossibly - The Apex Theory 88 - White America - Eminem 89 - Ozzy - Alien Crime Syndicate 90 - Where's Your Head At - Basement Jaxx 91 - Remember Me - Hoobastank 92 - Stick 'Em Up - Quarashi 93 - Time and Time Again - Papa Roach 94 - Cut Your Ribbon - Sparta 95 - The Pharmacist - Hot Rod Circuit 96 - Where Do We Go From Here - Filter 97 - What We're All About - Sum 41 98 - Outtathaway - The Vines 99 - I Woke Up In A Car - Something Corporate 100 - City of Angels - The Distillers 101 - A Little Less Conversation - Elvis vs. Junkie XL 102 - Motivation - Sum 41 103 - Parabola - Tool 104 - Alone I Break - Korn 105 - Suffocate - Green Day 106 - Always - Saliva 107 - Algebra - Soul Hooligan
So this is what passes for modern rock these days, eh? Some of it is pretty decent, but I'm shaking my head at half of 'em anyway (Hoobastank? System of a Down?!? Linkin Park?!?!?!?!?)
Still, to see Sifl & Olly chart with a song they recorded in (I believe) '99 is a delight.
I'm going to go curl up with my tapes of the WFNX-Boston top 101 of 1993 now... because that's when modern rock MEANT SOMETHING!!! [/melodramatic old crank voice]
Taking a tip from MoeGates, I find that I am Rex Banner, Ty Pennington, Dr. Scott, Berlin-era Bowie, a Snake Print Doc Marten, Jim Morrison, Butch Coolidge, Robocop, Regis Philbin, an Emotional Drunk, Lincoln, Kermit and Ghetto Fabulous. Of course.
Meh, The End is pretty bad if you ask me. Give me KEXP any day of the week - one of the few radio stations here that I can actually stomach anymore. I also think it says a lot when their #1 song is from a band that's been defunct for almost nine years.
Also, two Puddle of Mudd songs in the top 20 (and above the catchiest QOTSA song ever) also says a lot about the radio station. :P
I realize it's a request list, yet I do believe my point still stands, since they "choose" (are paid) to play these songs - a good chunk of which are not so good (to put it nicely). If the songs weren't in their playlist, they wouldn't play them, would they?
As for KEXP's reception, it's crap at my house too - but it comes in good at work, and that's pretty much the only place I listen to the radio.
My cousin (and two guys I went to high school with) were in Thrush Hermit with Joel Plaskett. After meeting him many times (and from being a fringe player in the Halifax music scene in the 90s), I can confirm that he is, in fact, a weirdo.