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The Darkness song is elected the best of the 21st century

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The Darkness song is elected the best of the 21st century

The Darkness 2002 hit “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” was elected the best song of the 21st century on the list the 100 Greatest Songs of the Century (so far). The songs were chosen were voted by readers of Classic Rock magazine.


The Darkness talked about the song being the first on the list:

“Come, rejoice with us at the news of this most esteemed accolade bestowed upon us by @ClassicRockMag! The new issue celebrates the #100GreatestSongsOfTheCentury & it seems the people have crowned IBIATCL their No.1 tune! Thanks to all who voted – a great honour indeed 🎶💫💜”


“I Believe In A Thing Called Love” defeated songs like AC/DC’s “Rock’n’roll Train”, The White Stripes “Seven Nation Army” and Foo Fighters “Best Of You” at the top of the poll . “Of all the brilliant songs released in the past 20 years,” I Believe In A Thing Called Love “is a rock anthem for the ages,” says Classic Rock editor Siân Llewellyn.

The first 10 best songs of the 21st century

  1. The Darkness “I Believe In A Thing Called Love”
  2. AC/DC “Rock N’ Roll Train”
  3. Alter Bridge “Blackbird”
  4. Foo Fighters “Best Of You”
  5. The White Stripes “Seven Nation Army”
  6. Rush “Caravan”
  7. Velvet Revolver “Slither”
  8. Audioslave “Cochise”
  9. Iron Maiden “Blood Brothers”
  10. Queens Of The Stone Age “No One Knows”

The magazine shared all the song in a Spotify playlist:

The Darkness

The Darkness is an English hard rock band, formed in 2000. Their songs have an influence on 70’s rock bands, such as Queen, Mercyful Fate, Kiss, Mott the Hoople, Van Halen, T.Rex and Sweet.

Brothers Justin Hawkins and Dan Hawkins were born in Suffolk, England, and started a cover band, with Dan on vocals. In 1997, Justin went to university in Huddersfield and Dan went to London looking for a band he could play with. It was there that he met bassist Frankie Poullain, with whom he shared an apartment.

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