Friday, January 01, 2010

Chevelle's "Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)" is Best Song of the Decade

My List of 25 Best Rock Songs of the '00s

(Song(first),Recording Artist)
1. Vitamin R (Leading Us Along), Chevelle
2. Best of You, Foo Fighters
3. Sooner or Later, Breaking Benjamin
4. Scream, Billy Idol
5. The Day That Never Comes, Metallica
6. A Looking in View, Alice In Chains
7. So Far Away, Crossfade
8. Chop Suey!, System of a Down
9. Ugly, The Exies
10. East Jesus Nowhere, Green Day
11. Not Enough, Lacuna Coil
12. Break, Three Days Grace
13. All My Life, Foo Fighters
14. Stockholm Syndrome, Blink-182
15. Makototen, Gong
16. Fly From the Inside, Shinedown
17. Kolomiyka, Ruslana
18. Monsoon, Tokio Hotel
19. Modern Day Delilah, KISS
20. Anchor, Crossfade
21. Fire On The Inside, Pillar
22. L’Via L’Viaquez, The Mars Volta
23. Drowning (Face Down), Saving Abel
24. American Idiot, Green Day
25. Wheels, Foo Fighters

Note: Some of these songs are hard rock or metal, while others are soft rock or pop/rock. There are also songs somewhere in between hard rock and soft rock.
Okay, I caught a mistake and it's been corrected. "Break" is a song by Three Days Grace, not by 3 Doors Down. Sorry. The correction was made.



The rock-group KISS gets on my 25 best rock songs of the '00s with their smash hit "Modern Day Delilah".

"KISS performs 'Modern Day Delilah' on The Late Show" is a video on YouTube posted by OfficialKISSOnline. I am posting the link for educational purposes for those who want to learn how to rock out or simply have fun as a lover of rock music. I'm linking to other websites as well, so my readers can help find out more about bands, musicians and their songs.

Rock music is supposed to be fun! KISS is one of the bands bringing fun back to rock music.

Even though Ace Frehley and Peter Criss are not in the band now, KISS is still great with their founding (original) band members, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. Personally, I always liked Ace's lead guitar-playing with KISS -- and he was so cool!! However, after viewing the video, I could tell that Tommy Thayer also is great as the lead guitarist of KISS and it's what pushed the song "Modern Day Delilah" on to my 25 Best Rock songs of the decade.

Stanley is still a great singer and better than most of today's rock singers. And, of course, he looks great for rock star-- of any age!! That's a compliment and he deserves it. KISS has made a successful comeback, in my opinion, even if the definition of "comeback" has to be stretched slightly because not all the original members are in the band. Well, if you think about it, there are lots of bands that don't have all their original members, so it doesn't matter.

What matters is, does the song sound good and really rock?! Yes and Yes, regarding KISS' "Modern Day Delilah", a smash hit from the new CD "Sonic Boom". I plan to buy it ASAP!