#7 – Rage Against the Machine – “Renegades of Funk” – (2000)

I love this song. It’s a cover of a 1983 single by Afrika Bambaataa – but this version has Tom Morello killing it and a sweet bass line. And the vocals are awesome – as is normally the case with Rage songs. Eventually there will be a “Top Rock Songs of the 00s” countdown and this would have been #1 on that list, so keep that in mind whenever that list comes about. Wikipedia lists the genre of this song as “Funk Metal” which sounds awesome and I couldn’t name another song that would fall under that category.

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#13 – Rage Against the Machine – “Guerrilla Radio” – (1999)

Grammy Award-winning “Guerrilla Radio” was the first of three big singles from The Battle of Los Angeles. Rage Against the Machine was a pretty political band and I’m sure there is some fine meaning behind this, but I don’t care enough to figure it out. Rage only released one album after this, but this was their final album of original songs and this was the best of them.