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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.

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So lame. OutKast? of the DECADE? Really?

/site_media/uploads/images/users/margaritaland/foto2.jpg margaritaland

Well, that song is pretty great. But yeah, best of the decade? I don't know.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/thestorfer/1202393jpeg.jpeg andross

hipster doofuses. i don't even want to see the rest of the list.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/brian/red_tree2.jpg brian

why is this so hard to believe? because it's hip hop? the decade is from 1999 to 2009, what song might you all suggest? although I definitely share a disdain for pitchfork, i feel that Outkast having the song of the decade in the eyes of a more general public than the hip hop community is a testament to the impact hip hop culture has had on America at large. i see it as a positive and it's a bit of an insult that it's getting flack for what i feel is an underlying notion that hip hop is not as legitimate an artform as rock n roll. [shameless promo]


Yeah, I think 'Bombs over Baghdad' is a fine choice for #1 song of the decade. I still remember my jaw hitting the floor when I first heard it. Also, I've had a great time reading through the list and listening to the songs, some of which are really nostalgic to me now.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/nick/461770063_f6a8d92e3a_s.jpg nick

Great choice. I couldn't agree more.

arthur lews

I prefer hip-hop to "rock n roll", but I still think there are better songs. Something off Madvillainy would have made me happier.

I also think Animal Collective have a lot of songs that are better than My Girls.


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