Project220-1

A little over a month ago, MTIB started working on a ‘Best Ever’ list called Project 220. Why is it called Project 220? Using a 30,000 song sample, we determined the proportion of songs that each letter of the alphabet is… Man, I’m not entirely sure how to explain it. Basically, each letter is allotted a number of spots on our list based on our sample. 4.5% of that sample had the letter ‘A’ as the first item in the song title, subsequently ‘A’ was allotted 9 spots on our list. Get it? No? Oh well.

Somewhere throughout our process we decided doing only one list for the all music ever was nearly impossible. So, we split the list into two. One will only include songs released prior to 1990. The list below includes songs released since 1990. We will be releasing it in portions – a couple letters at a time. be sure to check this post everyday for the next week or so.

Not only is Project 220 finally seeing the light of day, but it is also Music That Isn’t Bad’s 3rd Birthday. Since it’s inception MTIB has grown from a place to share music between a small group of friends into a website that pulls in 8,000+ unique viewers each month. So, happy birthday to us and enjoy the list.

 

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A

“A-Punk” – Vampire WeekendVampire Weekend (2008)
“Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked” – Cage the Elephant – Cage The Elephant (2009)
“All Apologies” – NirvanaIn Utero (1993)
“All Eyez On Me” – 2PacAll Eyez On Me (1996)
“Alone, Together” – The StrokesIs This It? (2001)
AmsterdamGuster –  Keep It Together (2003)
“Are You Gonna Be My Girl” – JetGet Born (2003)
“At The Bottom of Everything” – Bright EyesI’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning (2005)
“Australia” – The ShinsWincing The Night Away (2007)

 

 B

 “Backpackers” – Childish GambinoCamp (2011)
“Bang Pop” – Free EnergyStuck On Nothing (2010)
“Basket Case” – Green DayDookie (1994)
“The Beast and Dragon Adored” – SpoonGimme Fiction (2005)
“Beg, Steal & Borrow” – Ray LaMontagne – God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise (2010)
“Bitter Sweet Symphony” – The VerveUrban Hymns (1997)
“Black & Blue” – Miike SnowMiike Snow (2009)
“Black and White Town” – DovesSome Cities (2005)
“Black or White” – Michael JacksonDangerous (1991)
“Blah Blah Blah ft. Slug” – Brother AliShadows on the Sun (2003)
“Bloodbuzz Ohio” – The National High Violet (2010)
“Boy” – Ra Ra RiotThe Orchard (2010)
“Brick” – Ben Folds FiveWhatever and Ever Amen (1997)
“Buddy Holly” – WeezerWeezer (1994)
“Burn Fetish” – Eyedea & AbilitiesBy The Throat (2009)

 

C

“California Love” – 2PacCalifornia Love (1995)
“Californication” – Red Hot Chili PeppersCalifornication (2000)
“Casimir Pulaski Day” – Sufjan StevensCome On Feel The Illinoise! (2005)
“A Certain Romance” – Arctic MonkeysWhatever People Say I Am… (2006)
“Chasing Pavements” – Adele19 (2008)
“Chicago” – Sufjan Stevens Come On Feel The Illinoise! (2005)
“Civilization” – JusticeAudio, Video, Disco (2011)
“Clint Eastwood” – GorillazGorillaz (2001)
“Clocks” – ColdplayRush of Blood to the Head (2002)
“Consolation Prizes” – PhoenixIt’s Never Been Like That (2006)
“The Crane Wife 3” – The DecemberistsThe Crane Wife (2006)
“Crazy” – Gnarls BarkleySt. Elsewhere (2006)
“Crystalised” – The xxxx (2009)

 

D

“Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground” – The White StripesWhite Blood Cells (2001)
“Death” – White LiesTo Lose My Life… (2009)
“Devil Knows You’re Dead” – Delta SpiritHistory From Below (2010)
“The Distance” – CakeFashion Nugget (1996)
“The District Sleeps Alone Tonight” – The Postal ServiceGive Up (2003)
“Do You Realize??” – The Flaming LipsYoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (2002)
“Don’t Gotta Work It Out” – Fitz & The TantrumsPickin’ Up the Pieces (2010)
“Dog Days Are Over” – Florence + The MachineLungs (2009)
“Drunken Lullabies” – Flogging MollyDrunken Lullabies (2002)
“Dry The Rain” – The Beta BandChampion Versions (1997)

 

E

“Empty House” – Delta SpiritDelta Spirit (2012)
“Encore” – Jay-ZThe Black Album (2003)
“Even Flow” – Pearl JamTen (1991)
“Everlong” – Foo FightersThe Colour and the Shape (1997)
“Exodus Damage” – John VanderslicePixel Revolt (2005)

 

F

“Fake Palindromes” – Andrew BirdAndrew & The Mysterious Production of Eggs (2005)
“Feel Good Inc.” – GorillazDemon Days (2005)
“Fell In Love With A Girl” – The White StripesWhite Blood Cells (2001)
“Float On” – Modest MouseGood News for People… (2004)
“Flourescent Adolescent” – Arctic MonkeysFavourite Worst Nightmare (2007)
“For Emma” – Bon IverFor Emma, Forever Ago (2007)
“Friday I’m In Love” – The CureWish (1992)
“F*ck You!” – Cee-Lo GreenThe Lady Killer (2010)
“The Funeral” – Band of HorsesEverything All the Time (2006)

 

G

“Gangsta’s Paradise” – CoolioGangsta’s Paradise (1995)
“Ghostwriter” – RJD2Deadringer (2002)
“Giving Up The Gun” – Vampire WeekendContra (2010)
“Gold Lion” – Yeah Yeah YeahsShow Your Bones (2006)
“The Good Times Are Killing Me” – Modest MouseGood News For People… (2004)
“Gravity” – John MayerContinuum (2006)
“Green Eyes” – Discover AmericaPsychology (2005)
“Grounds for Divorce” – ElbowThe Seldom Seen Kid (2008)
“Guilty Good Intentions” – FilligarThe Nerve (2010)

 

H

“Harriet’s Got A Song” – Ben KwellerSha Sha (2002)
“Heart of the City (Ain’t No Love)” – Jay-ZThe Blueprint (2001)
“Heavy Metal Drummer” – WilcoYankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
“Helicopter” – Bloc PartySilent Alarm (2004)
“Helplessness Blues” – Fleet FoxesHelplessness Blues (2011)
“Hey Ya!” – OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love Below (2003)
“The High Road” – Broken BellsBroken Bells (2010)
“Holland, 1945” – Neutral Milk HotelIn the Aeroplane Over the Sea (1998)
“Hoppipolla” – Sigur RósTakk… (2005)
“Howlin’ For You” – The Black KeysBrothers (2010)
“Hurt” – Johnny CashAmerican IV: The Man Comes Around (2002)

 

I

“I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor” – Arctic MonkeysWhatever People… (2006)
“I Got Mine” – The Black KeysAttack and Release (2008)
“I Turn My Camera On” – SpoonGimme Fiction (2005)
“I Want The World To Stop” – Belle & SebastianBelle & Sebastian Write… (2010)
“I’m Nowhere and You’re Everything” – Chris ThileDeceiver (2004)
“I’ve Got Your Number” – Passion PitChunk of Change – EP (2008)
“Icky Thump” – The White StripesIcky Thump (2007)
“Impossible Germany” – WilcoSky Blue Sky (2007)
“Inside Out” – Eve 6Eve 6 (1998)
“Insistor” – Tapes ‘n TapesThe Loon (2005)
“Intergalactic” – Beastie BoysHello Nasty (1998)
“Intimate Secretary” – The RaconteursBroken Boy Soldiers (2006)
“Intro” – The xxxx (2009)
“It’s A Serious Thing” – Vicious ViciousDon’t Look So Surprised (2006)

 

J

“Juicy” – The Notorious B.I.G.Ready to Die (1994)
“Jesus Walks” – Kanye WestThe College Dropout (2004)
“Jimi Thing” – Dave Matthews Band Under the Table and Dreaming (1994)

 

K
“Karma Police” – RadioheadOK Computer (1997)
“Keep The Car Running” – The Arcade FireNeon Bible (2007)

 

L

“L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.” – Noah & The WhaleLast Night on Earth (2011)
“Last Nite” – The StrokesIs This It (2001)
“Left and Right in the Dark” – Julian CasablancasPhrazes for the Young (2009)
“Life as a Shorty” – FashawnBoy Meets World (2009)
“Life’s a Bitch” – NasIllmatic (1994)
“Little Secrets” – Passion PitManners (2009)
“Little Weapon” – Lupe FiascoLupe Fiasco’s The Cool (2007)
“Lisztomania” – PhoenixWolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (2009)
“Loser” – BeckMellow Gold (1994)
“Losing My Religion” – R.E.M.Out of Time (1991)
“Lost in the World” – Kanye WestMy Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
“Lover to Lover” – Florence + The MachineCeremonials (2011)
“Lucifer” – Jay-ZThe Black Album (2003)

 

M

“Made For You” – The GiftExplode (2011)
“Maybe You Can Owe Me” – Architecture in HelsinkiIn Case We Die (2005)
“Midnight City” – M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (2011)
“Mr. Brightside” – The KillersHot Fuss (2004)
“Mr. E’s Beautiful Blues” – EelsDaisies of the Galaxy (2000)
Mr. Pitiful” – Matt CostaUnfamiliar Faces (2008)
“Ms. Jackson” – OutkastBig Boi and Dre Present… Outkast (2001)
“My Body” – Young The GiantYoung The Giant (2010)
“My Girls” – Animal CollectiveMerriweather Post Pavillion (2009)
“My Name Is…” – EminemThe Slim Shady LP (1999)
“The Middle” – Jimmy Eat WorldBleed American (2001)

 

N

“Name” – Goo Goo DollsA Boy Named Goo (1995)
“Needle in the Hay” – Elliott SmithElliott Smith (1995)
“Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)” – Arcade FireFuneral (2004)
“New Slang” – The ShinsOh, Inverted World (2001)
“No Diggity” – BlackstreetAnother Level (1996)
“Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang” – Dr. DreThe Chronic (1992)

 

O
“O.N.E.” – YeasayerOdd Blood (2010)
“Oh My God” – Kaiser ChiefsEmployment (2005)
“Old Pine” – Ben HowardEvery Kingdom (2011)
“One More Time” – Daft PunkDiscovery (2001)
“One” – U2Achtung Baby (1991)
“Orange Sky” – Alexi MurdochTime Without Consequence (2006)
“Osaka Loop Line” – DiscoveryLP (2009)

 

P

“Paper Planes” – M.I.A.Kala (2007)
“Parade of Punk Rock T-Shirts” – MaritimeWe, The Vehicles (2006)
“Paranoid Android” – RadioheadOK Computer (1997)
“Piledriver Waltz” – Alex TurnerSubmarine EP (2011)
“Praise You” – Fatboy SlimYou’ve Come a Long Way, Baby (1998)
“Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)” – The OffspringAmericana (1998)
“Purexed” – P.O.S.Never Better (2009)
“Pursuit of Happiness” – Kid CudiMan on the Moon: The End of the Day (2009)

 

Q

“Qué Onda Guero” – BeckGuero (2005)

 

R

“The Rabbit, The Bad and the Reindeer” – Dr. Dog – Fate (2008)
“Rehab” – Amy WhinehouseBack to Black (2006)
“Renegades of Funk” – Rage Against the MachineRenegades (2000)
“Reset” – MuteMathReset EP (2004)
“Roll Away Your Stone” – Mumford & SonsSigh No More (2009)
“Roll to Me” – Del AmitriTwisted (1995)
“The Rooster” – Atmosphere – Sad Clown Bad Fall 10 (2007)
“Run” – Snow PatrolFinal Straw (2003)

 

S

“Sabotage” – Beastie BoysIll Communication (1994)
“Sadie Hawkins” – DoomtreeDoomtree (2008)
“Sam’s Town” – The KillersSam’s Town (2006)
“Santeria” – SublimeSublime (1996)
“Say It Ain’t So” – WeezerWeezer (1994)
“Seven Nation Army” – The White StripesElephant (2003)
“Sittin’ Pretty” – Brendan BensonOne Mississippi (1996)
“Skeleton Key” – Margot & The Nuclear So-and-So’sThe Dust of Retreat (2006)
“Skinny Love” – Bon IverFor Emma, Forever Ago (2008)
“Sleeping Lessons” – The ShinsWincing The Night Away (2007)
“Smells Like Teen Spirit” – NirvanaNevermind (1991)
“Solitary Gun” – Rogue WavePermalight (2010)
“Sometime Around Midnight” – The Airborne Toxic EventAirborne Toxic Event (2008)
“Song 2” – BlurBlur (1997)
“Soul Meets Body” – Death Cab For CutiePlans (2005)
“Steady, As She Goes” – The RaconteursBroken Boy Soldiers (2006)
“Steal My Sunshine” – LenYou Can’t Stop the Bum Rush (1999)
“Still D.R.E.” – Dr. Dre2001 (1999)
“Stop This Train” – John MayerContinuum (2006)
“Story of the Grandson of Jesus” – Cloud CultFeel Good Ghosts… (2008)
“Strawberry Swing” – ColdplayViva La Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008)
“Such Great Heights” – The Postal ServiceGive Up (2003)
“Sun Hands” – Local NativesGorilla Manor (2009)
“Superman” – GoldfingerHang-Ups (1997)
“Sydney (I’ll Come Running)” – Brett DennenLoverboy (2011)

 

T

“Take Me Out” – Franz FerdinandFranz Ferdinand (2004)
“Thinkin’ Bout You” – Frank OceanChannel Orange (2012)
“Til The End of Time” – DeVotchKaLittle Miss Sunshine OST (2006)
“Till I Get My Way” – The Black KeysRubber Factory (2004)
“Time to Pretend” – MGMTOracular Spectacular (2007)
“Touch the Sky” – Kanye WestLate Registration (2005)
“Trains to Brazil” – GuillemotsThrough the Windowpane (2006)
“Transatlanticism” – Death Cab For CutieTransatlanticism (2003)
“Trashcan” – Delta SpiritOde to Sunshine (2008)
“Trying to Find a Balance” – AtmosphereSeven Travels (2003)
“Twin Cinema” – The New PornographersTwin Cinema (2005)
“The Twist” – Frightened RabbitThe Midnight Organ Fight (2008)
“Two Weeks” – Grizzly BearVeckatimest (2009)

 

U

“Undercover Martyn” – Two Door Cinema ClubTourist History (2010)
“The Underdog” – SpoonGa Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007)

 

V

“Violet” – Jeremy Messersmith – The Reluctant Graveyard (2010)
“Virtual Insanity” – Jamiroquai – Travelling Without Moving (1996)

 

W

“Wagon Wheel” – Old Crow Medicine ShowO.C.M.S. (2004)
“Walking on a Dream” – Empire of the SunWalking on a Dream (2008)
“The Walls are Coming Down” – FanfarloReservoir (2009)
“Warrant” – Foster The PeopleTorches (2011)
“The Way We Get By” – SpoonKill The Moonlight (2002)
“We Don’t Care” – Kanye WestThe College Dropout (2004)
“We Used To Vacation” – Cold War KidsRobbers & Cowards (2006)
“When My Time Comes” – DawesNorth Hills (2009)
“Where Have All The Rude Boys Gone” – Ted Leo + The PharmacistsHearts of Oak (’03)
“White Collar Boy” – Belle & SebastianThe Life Pursuit (2006)
“White Table” – Delta SpiritHistory from Below (2010)
“White Winter Hymnal” – Fleet FoxesFleet Foxes (2008)
“Wonderwall” – Oasis(What’s the Story) Morning Glory (1995)

 

X

“X & Y” – ColdplayX&Y (2005)

 

Y

“Yellow” – ColdplayParachutes (2000)
“Yer Spring” – Hey Rosetta!Seeds (2011)
“You Get What You Give” – New RadicalsMaybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too (1998)
“Your Easy Lovin’ Ain’t Pleasin'” – Mayer HawthorneA Strange Arrangement (2009)
“Your Hand in Mine” – Explosions in the SkyThe Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place (2003)

 

&

“40 Day Dream” – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Up From Below (2009)
“1979” – The Smashing PumpkinsMellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (1995)

 

Z

“Zephyr Song” – Red Hot Chili PeppersBy The Way (2002)

 

Pre-1990 HERE!