The Greatest Rock Songs Of The Noughties: Who’s No.1?
It’s New Year’s Eve. So what better time to unveil our chart-topper? Come inside to find out what it is…
1. I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness
From the 2003 album Permission To Land. The falsetto vocals tended to make some people believe that this was some sort of novelty single. Well, in a way it was – the novelty being that The Darkness were a British band who weren’t afraid to take inspiration from the great American melodic rock mavens, add a dash of homespun earthiness and humour, then set it loose on the world. This was such an unusual record that it was either gonna be laughed out of the kennel, or become a massive hit. The latter happened, and with it The Darkness can be said to have defined the sound of the decade. If you had to choose one song to put into a contest against songs from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, then this would be it. Watch the video here.
When informed of The Darkness’ No.1 accolade, the band’s former frontman Justin ‘Hot Leg’ Hawkins commented:
“All The Darkness ever tried to do was bring a little joy into the glorious realm of rock, but I Believe In A Thing Called Love crossed over big time and changed our lives forever.
“To have been awarded ‘Song Of The Decade’ is overwhelming and I’m very grateful to Classic Rock for everything. You guys mean the world to me.”