OutKast’s “B.O.B.” Named Pitchfork’s Song of the Decade

    All this week, Pitchfork has been rolling out its list of the Top 500 songs of the decade, and today brought the announcement of number one: OutKast’s “B.O.B.” The song previously topped Pitchfork’s best songs from 2000-2004, so it’s not necessarily surprising. The heavy-handed references to the Iraq war and Obama in the write-up aren’t either.


    Here’s the top ten:


    10. Arcade Fire: “Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)”

    9. Animal Collective: “My Girls”

    8. Radiohead: “Idioteque”

    7. Missy Elliot: “Get Ur Freak On”

    6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs: “Maps”

    5. Daft Punk: “One More Time”

    4. Beyonce ft. Jay-Z: “Crazy in Love”

    3. M.I.A. ft. Bun B & Rich Boy: “Paper Planes (Diplo Remix)”

    2. LCD Soundsystem: “All My Friends”

    1. OutKast: “B.O.B.”


    Lot of easy to see coming inclusions there (basically all of them minus the Beyonce song). To see the other 490 selections, head to Pitchfork.