#47 – Muse – “Supermassive Black Hole” – (2006)

This is one of the best rock songs of the decade (so the inevitable “Best Rock Songs of the 00s” list takes another hit with its posting here). Muse is on-going in the pursuit of being labeled rock gods, but this remains one of their best songs and it was really the track that broke them into the U.S. market even though it was from their 4th album. It is the biggest U.K. hit to date. If I had to describe this song in one word, it would be “distorted.” The distortions are what makes the song – the guitar, the vocals. It just adds up to awesomeness.

Muse – “Uprising” – (2009)

So I figured since Muse was the other “big band” in France last summer that I’d include it in the France portion instead of leaving it for England (which filled up quickly). “Uprising” is one of those badass rock songs that transcends radio pigeonholing. Yeah, it was a smash on rock radio but it made its way over to the pop stations too. The fact that it appeared in promos for every TV show known to man as well as a few movies… or so it seemed… certainly didn’t hurt. This song really was everywhere. It rivals “Supermassive Black Hole” as my favorite Muse song.