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Battle for the Best Song of the Millennium, Round 1

The first round of our latest totally arbitrary, completely ridiculous, utterly infuriating Grantland Bracket

Why did we create this bracket? Chris Ryan explains here. Now, on to the voting.

2000-03


No. 1 “Ignition (Remix),” R. Kelly (2003) vs. no. 16 “Ante Up,” M.O.P. (2000)


No. 2 “Hot in Herre,” Nelly (2002) vs. no. 15 “Idioteque,” Radiohead (2000)


No. 3 “Hey Ya!,” OutKast (2003) vs. no. 14 “Stan,” Eminem (2000)


No. 4 “In da Club,” 50 Cent (2003) vs. no. 13 “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart,” Wilco (2002)


No. 5 “99 Problems,” Jay Z (2003) vs. no. 12 “Last Nite,” the Strokes (2001)


No. 6 “Crazy in Love,” Beyoncé (2003) vs. no. 11 “Maps,” Yeah Yeah Yeahs (2003)


No. 7 “Cry Me a River,” Justin Timberlake (2002) vs. no. 10 “Toxic,” Britney Spears (2003)


No. 8 “Shake Ya Ass,” Mystikal (2000) vs. no. 9 “Fell in Love With a Girl,” the White Stripes (2001)

2004-07


No. 1 “Since U Been Gone,” Kelly Clarkson (2004) vs. no. 16 “Rebellion (Lies),” Arcade Fire (2004)


No. 2 “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell (2004) vs. no. 15 “Stay Fly,” Three 6 Mafia (2005)


No. 3 “Yeah!” Usher feat. Lil Jon & Ludacris (2004) vs. no. 14 “All My Friends,” LCD Soundsystem (2007)


No. 4 “My Love,” Justin Timberlake feat. T.I. (2006) vs. no. 13 “Paper Planes,” M.I.A. (2007)


No. 5 “Take Me Out,” Franz Ferdinand (2004) vs. no. 12 “Jesus Walks,” Kanye West (2004)


No. 6 “Umbrella,” Rihanna feat. Jay Z (2007) vs. no. 11 “Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You),” UGK feat. OutKast (2007)


No. 7 “Feel Good Inc.,” Gorillaz (2005) vs. no. 10 “Rehab,” Amy Winehouse (2006)


No. 8 “What You Know,” T.I. (2006) vs. no. 9 “Mr. Brightside,” the Killers (2004)

2008-10


No. 1 “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele (2010) vs. no. 16 “Dancing on My Own,” Robyn (2010)


No. 2 “A Milli,” Lil Wayne (2008) vs. no. 15 “My Girls,” Animal Collective (2009)


No. 3 “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” Beyoncé (2008) vs. no. 14 “Oxford Comma,” Vampire Weekend (2008)


No. 4 “Teenage Dream,” Katy Perry (2010) vs. no. 13 “1901,” Phoenix (2009)


No. 5 “Bad Romance,” Lady Gaga (2009) vs. no. 12 “Use Somebody,” Kings of Leon (2008)


No. 6 “TiK ToK,” Ke$ha (2009) vs. no. 11 “The House That Built Me,” Miranda Lambert (2009)


No. 7 “Empire State of Mind,” Jay Z (2009) vs. no. 10 “Best I Ever Had,” Drake (2009)


No. 8 “Party in the U.S.A.,” Miley Cyrus (2008) vs. no. 9 “Kids,” MGMT (2008)

2011-13


No. 1 “N—-s in Paris,” Jay Z and Kanye West (2011) vs. no. 16 “The House That Heaven Built,” Japandroids (2012)


No. 2 “Call Me Maybe,” Carly Rae Jepsen (2012) vs. no. 15 “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites,” Skrillex (2011)


No. 3 “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” Taylor Swift (2012) vs. no. 14 “Midnight City,” M83 (2011)


No. 4 “Mercy,” Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz (2012) vs. no. 13 “Pyramids,” Frank Ocean (2012)


No. 5 “We Found Love,” Rihanna (2011) vs. no. 12 “Springsteen,” Eric Church (2011)


No. 6 “Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell (2013) vs. no. 11 “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe,” Kendrick Lamar (2012)


No. 7 “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk (2013) vs. no. 10 “Adorn,” Miguel (2012)


No. 8 “Red Solo Cup,” Toby Keith (2011) vs. no. 9 “F—in’ Problems,” A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz, & Kendrick Lamar (2012)