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The Top Five 2000s Songs For Each D&D Class

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Okay, writing these articles is really addictive! It’s just so fun picking the top five songs for each D&D class throughout the decades! I’ve already covered the eighties and nineties in The Top Five 80s Songs For Each D&D Class and The Top Five 90s Songs For Each D&D Class. Now let’s delve into the early 2000’s!


1. Headstrong
Trapt, 2002
“Back off I’ll take you on
Headstrong to take on anyone
I know that you are wrong
This is not where you belong”

2. Before He Cheats
Carrie Underwood, 2005
“I took a Louisville slugger to both headlights
I slashed a hole in all four tires
Maybe next time he’ll think before he cheats”

3. You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid
The Offspring, 2008
“With a thousand lies and a good disguise
Hit ’em right between the eyes
Hit ’em right between the eyes
When you walk away, nothing more to say
See the lightning in your eyes
See ’em running for their lives”

4. Heads Will Roll
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, 2009
“Off with your head
Dance til you’re dead
Heads will roll
Heads will roll
Heads will roll
On the floor”

5. Fat Lip
Sum 41, 2001
“I don’t wanna waste my time
Become another casualty of society
I’ll never fall in line
Become another victim of your conformity and back down”


1. Hot In Here
Nelly, 2002
“I was like, good gracious ass is bodacious, uh
Flirtatious, tryin’ to show faces, ah
Lookin’ for the right time to shoot my steam, you know
Lookin’ for the right time to flash them keys
Then, um, I’m leavin’, please believin’, oh
Me and the rest of my heathens”

2. Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Jet, 2003
“Well I could see
You home with me
But you were with another man, yeah
I know we ain’t got much to say
Before I let you get away, yeah
I said, are you gonna be my girl”

3. Get the Party Started
P!nk, 2001
“Makin’ my connection as I enter the room
Everybody’s chillin’ as I set up the groove
Pumpin’ up the volume with this brand new beat
Everybody’s dancin’ and their dancin’ for me
I’m your operator, you can call anytime
I’ll be your connection to the party line”

4. Get Ur Freak On
Missy Elliott, 2001
“Missy be puttin’ it down
I’m the hottest ’round
I told y’all mother-ooh
Y’all can’t stop me now”

5. SexyBack
Justin Timberlake, 2006
“I’m bringing sexy back
Them other boys don’t know how to act
I think you’re special, what’s behind your back?
So turn around and I’ll pick up the slack”


1. Bring Me to Life
Evanescence, 2003
“My spirit’s sleeping somewhere cold
Until you find it there and lead it back home”

2. Whenever, Wherever
Shakira, 2001
“Whenever, wherever
We’re meant to be together
I’ll be there, and you’ll be near
And that’s the deal, my dear”

3. White Flag
Dido, 2003
“But I will go down with this ship
And I won’t put my hands up and surrender
There will be no white flag above my door
I’m in love and always will be”

4. Umbrella
Rihanna, 2008
“When the sun shines, we shine together
Told you I’ll be here forever
Said I’ll always be your friend
Took an oath, I’ma stick it out ’til the end
Now that it’s raining more than ever
Know that we’ll still have each other
You can stand under my umbrella
You can stand under my umbrella”

5. Heartbeats
The Knife, 2003
“To call for hands of above, to lean on
Wouldn’t be good enough for me”


1. Wolf Like Me
TV On The Radio, 2006
“My mind has changed
My body’s frame, but, God, I like it
My heart’s aflame
My body’s strained, but, God, I like it”

2. Shape of My Heart
Backstreet Boys, 2000
“Looking back on the things I’ve done
I was trying to be someone
I played my part, kept you in the dark
Now let me show you the shape of my heart”

3. Amber
311, 2001
“Whoa, amber is the color of your energy
Whoa, shades of gold display naturally”

4. Everywhere
Michelle Branch, 2001
“‘Cause you’re everywhere to me
And when I close my eyes it’s you I see
You’re everything I know
That makes me believe
I’m not alone
I’m not alone”

5. Feel Good Inc
Gorillaz, 2005
“Windmill, windmill for the land
Turn forever hand in hand
Take it all in on your stride
It is ticking, falling down
Love forever, love is freely
Turned forever, you and me
Windmill, windmill for the land
Is everybody in?”


1. Behind Closed Doors
Rise Against, 2006
“Chairs thrown and tables toppled,
Hands armed with broken bottles,
Standing no chance to win but,
We’re not runnin’, we’re not runnin’.”

2. Sugar, We’re Goin Down
Fall Out Boy, 2005
“We’re going down, down in an earlier round
And sugar, we’re going down swinging
I’ll be your number one with a bullet
A loaded god complex, cock it and pull it”

3. Hollaback Girl
Gwen Stefani, 2004
“So I’m gonna fight, gonna give it my all
Gonna make you fall, gonna sock it to you
That’s right I’m the last one standing, another one bites the dust”

4. Seven Nation Army
The White Stripes, 2003
“I’m gonna fight ’em all
A seven nation army couldn’t hold me back
They’re gonna rip it off
Taking their time right behind my back”

5. Survivor
Destiny’s Child, 2002
“I’m a survivor (what), I’m not gon’ give up (what)
I’m not gon’ stop (what), I’m gon’ work harder (what)
I’m a survivor (what), I’m gonna make it (what)
I will survive (what), keep on survivin’ (what)”


1. Bulletproof
La Roux, 2009
“Tick, tick, tick, tick on the watch
And life’s too short for me to stop
Oh baby, your time is running out
I won’t let you turn around
And tell me now I’m much too proud
All you do is fill me up with doubt”

2. Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
Daft Punk, 2001
“Work it
Make it
Do it
Makes us

3. Uprising
Muse, 2009
“They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us
We will be victorious
(So come on)”

4. Superman
Five for Fighting, 2000
“It may sound absurd, but don’t be naive
Even heroes have the right to bleed
I may be disturbed, but won’t you concede
Even heroes have the right to dream?
And it’s not easy to be me”

5. Crawling in the Dark
Hoobastank, 2001
“Show me what it’s for
Make me understand it
‘Cause I’ve been crawling in the dark
Looking for the answer
Is there something more
Than what I’ve been handed?
‘Cause I’ve been crawling in the dark
Looking for the answer”


1. Meant to Live
Switchfoot, 2003
“We were meant to live for so much more
Have we lost ourselves?
Somewhere we live inside
Somewhere we live inside”

2. Hanging by a Moment
Lifehouse, 2000
“I’m living for the only thing I know
I’m running and not quite sure where to go
And I don’t know what I’m diving into
Just hanging by a moment here with you”

3. How to Save a Life
The Fray, 2005
“Lay down a list of what is wrong
The things you’ve told him all along
And pray to God he hears you
And I pray to God he hears you”

4. Mr. Brightside
The Killers, 2003
“Jealousy, turning saints into the sea
Swimming through sick lullabies, choking on your alibis
But it’s just the price I pay, destiny is calling me
Open up my eager eyes, ’cause I’m Mr. Brightside”

5. Soul Meets Body
Death Cab for Cutie, 2007
“I want to live where soul meets body
And let the sun wrap its arms around me,
And bathe my skin in water cool and cleansing
And feel… feel what it’s like to be new.”


1. Little Lion Man
Mumford & Sons, 2009
“Rate yourself and rake yourself
Take all the courage you have left
And waste it on fixing all the problems
That you made in your own head” 

2. What Hurts The Most
Rascal Flatts, 2008
“I can take the rain on the roof of this empty house
That don’t bother me
I can take a few tears now and then, and just let ’em out”

3. Panic Switch
Silversun Pickups, 2009
“If I go everywhere you want me to go
How will I know you’ll still follow?
When you see yourself in a crowded room
Do your fingers itch, are you pistol-whipped?
Will you step in line or release the glitch?
Can you fall asleep with a panic switch?” 

4. Redneck Woman
Gretchen Wilson, 2004
“Well, I ain’t never been the Barbie doll type
No, I can’t swig that sweet Champagne, I’d rather drink beer all night
In a tavern or in a honky tonk or on a four-wheel drive tailgate”

5. Use Somebody
Kings Of Leon, 2008
“I’ve been roaming around,
Always looking down and all I see
Painted faces fill the places I can’t reach
You know that I could use somebody
You know that I could use somebody”


1. L.E.S. Artistes
Santigold, 2008
“What am I here for
I left my home to disappear is all
I’m here for myself
Not to know you, I don’t need no one else”

2. Toxic
Britney Spears, 2003
“There’s no escape, I can’t wait
I need a hit, baby, give me it
You’re dangerous, I’m lovin’ it”

3. It Wasn’t Me
Rik Rok and Shaggy, 2000
“Make sure she knows it’s not you and lead her on no right to vex
Whenever you should see her make the gigolo flex
Somebody else as it be by you, it not that complex
Seeing is believing so you better change your specs”

4. Yeah!
Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris, 2004
“Watch out, my outfit’s ridiculous
In the club looking so conspicuous”

5. Paper Planes
M.I.A., 2007
“Sometimes I think sitting on trains
Every stop I get to I’m clocking that game
Everyone’s a winner, we’re making our fame
Bona fide hustler making my name”


1. Hear You Me
Jimmy Eat World, 2001
“So what would you think of me now?
So lucky, so strong, so proud
I never said thank you for that
Now I’ll never have a chance”

2. Say It Right
Nelly Furtado, 2006
“In the day, in the night
Say it right, say it all
You either got it, or you don’t
You either stand, or you fall
When your will is broken
When it slips from your hand”

3. Bad Romance
Lady Gaga, 2009
“I want your ugly, I want your disease
I want your everything as long as it’s free
I want your love, love, love, love
I want your love”

4. Hey Ya!
OutKast, 2003 
“You think you’ve got it
Oh, you think you’ve got it
But got it just don’t get it when there’s nothin’ at all
We get together
Oh, we get together
But separate’s always better when there’s feelings involved”

5. Love Like Winter
AFI, 2006
“Warn your warmth to turn away
Here, it’s December every day (I like that)
Press your lips to the sculptures
And surely, you’ll stay (love like winter)
For of sugar and ice
I am made, I am made”


1. Like a Stone
Audioslave, 2002
“To a place I recall
I was there so long ago
The sky was bruised
The wine was bled
And there you led me on”

2. Back to Black
Amy Winehouse, 2006
“We only said goodbye with words
I died a hundred times
You go back to her
And I go back to black”

3. No One Knows
Queens of the Stone Age, 2002
“We get some rules to follow
That and this, these and those
No one knows
We get these pills to swallow
How they stick in your throat?
Tastes like gold”

4. Gold Digger
Kanye West, 2005
“But while y’all washin’, watch him
He gon’ make it to a Benz out of that Datsun
He got that ambition, baby, look at his eyes
This week he moppin’ floors, next week it’s the fries
So stick by his side”

5. Dirty Little Secret
The All-American Rejects, 2005
“When we live such fragile lives
It’s the best way we survive
I go around a time or two
Just to waste my time with you”


1. Perfect
Simple Plan, 2002
“‘Cause we lost it all
And nothin’ lasts forever
I’m sorry I can’t be perfect
Now it’s just too late
And we can’t go back
I’m sorry I can’t be perfect”

2. Believe
The Bravery, 2008
“Something’s always coming
You can hear it in the ground
It swells into the air
With the rising, rising sound
And never comes but shakes the boards
And rattles all the doors
What are we waiting for?
What are we waiting for?”

3. The Scientist
Coldplay, 2002
“I was just guessing at numbers and figures
Pulling the puzzles apart
Questions of science, science and progress
Do not speak as loud as my heart”

4. In the End
Linkin Park, 2000
“Things aren’t the way they were before
You wouldn’t even recognize me anymore
Not that you knew me back then
But it all comes back to me in the end”

5. Agenda Suicide
The Faint, 2001
“You could follow logic
Or contest it all
The work solution makes the common house a home
The element of progress
That you mention is gone
It de-evolved to something you were headed toward”

I feel like I’m back in high school making a mix CD! Until next time, stay creepy and happy gaming.


Dan is a creator, game enthusiast, former goth, designer, nerd, blogger, and meme historian. He has always loved creating experiences through art, writing, design, and collaborative storytelling. His career is in the creative industry, specifically focusing on graphic design, marketing, and user experience.

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