My Favorite Songs from 2005

Yes, I definitely lost my hold on the music scene by this point, and wouldn’t get it back for 15 years. In fact, teens and twenty-somethings will say that I never got it back. Old age has hit – in 2005 I was just 31. Mark it! That’s the moment!

In 2005 I got married. So yeah, it was a great year. Lots going on. I also launched a webpage in June of that year that in November I turned into a full-blown website. I called it “DobberHockey”. My music habits consisted of listening to rock music on the 35-minute commute into Toronto from Pickering. If I didn’t catch a new release during those two daily windows, then I didn’t catch it. Upon reviewing the music from 2005 there is so much that I love that I wasn’t familiar with at the time. I didn’t realize how much I would love The White Stripes, for example. Other songs, such as Wisemen and Joker & The Thief are now favorites of mine. And while I really liked Audioslave right off the bat, I’ve grown to adore that band these last few years.

Also in 2005 – ‘Guitar Hero’ is first released on PlayStation 2!

Unlike most rankings, I haven’t been tossing these up in a numerical order. We can agree that on some days, certain songs kick more ass than other songs – yet other days they do not. It depends on mood and situation. A song ranked 14th today could rank 1st tomorrow if it comes on the radio at the right moment. Instead, I group them rather than present a hard-and-fast order:

Awesome
Great
Solid
Not Bad
…with some inter-group splitting.

First, videos of the best from that year…

19 Solid Songs from 2005

Suddenly I See – KT Tunstall

Soul Meets Body  – Death Cab for Cutie

Tessie  – Dropkick Murphys

Mockingbird – Eminem

When I’m Gone  – Eminem

Do You Want To  – Franz Ferdinand

Hate It Or Love It  – Game

Wings Of A Butterfly  – HIM

Better Than Me  – Hinder

Pretty Vegas  – INXS

Banana Pancakes  – Jack Johnson

You And Me  – Lifehouse

Photograph  – Nickelback

The Importance Of Being Idle  – Oasis

Don’t Bother  – Shakira

Lonely Day  – System Of A Down

How To Save A Life  – The Fray

No Surprise  – Theory Of A Deadman

White Unicorn  – Wolfmother

17 Great Songs from 2005

Speed of Sound  – Coldplay

Joker & The Thief  – Wolfmother

Lyla  – Oasis

Doesn’t Remind Me  – Audioslave

When the Night Feels My Song – Bedouin Soundclash

Better Together  – Jack Johnson

Unwritten  – Natasha Bedingfield

Hey There Delilah  – Plain White T’s

Pieces – Sum 41

I’m Shipping Up To Boston  – Dropkick Murphys

Lips Of An Angel  – Hinder

Good People  – Jack Johnson

You’re Beautiful  – James Blunt

Don’t Phunk With My Heart  – The Black Eyed Peas

Santa Monica  – Theory Of A Deadman

Beverly Hills  – Weezer

Remedy  – Seether

7 Truly Awesome Songs from 2005

The Green Fields Of France  – Dropkick Murphys

Best Of You  – Foo Fighters

Wisemen  – James Blunt

Hypnotize  – System Of A Down

Rockstar  – Nickelback

My Doorbell  – The White Stripes

Gold Digger  – Kanye West

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The above songs are put together on a YouTube playlist for your listening enjoyment, here.

Here is the complete list of the best songs from 2005…

Awesome – 1Rockstar Nickelback
Awesome – 1My Doorbell The White Stripes
Awesome – 1Gold Digger Kanye West
Awesome – 4The Green Fields Of France Dropkick Murphys
Awesome – 4Best Of You Foo Fighters
Awesome – 4Wisemen James Blunt
Awesome – 4Hypnotize System Of A Down
Great – 8Speed of Sound Coldplay
Great – 8Joker & The Thief Wolfmother
Great – 8Lyla Oasis
Great – 8Doesn’t Remind Me Audioslave
Great – 12When the Night Feels My SongBedouin Soundclash
Great – 12Better Together Jack Johnson
Great – 12Unwritten Natasha Bedingfield
Great – 12Hey There Delilah Plain White T’s
Great – 12PiecesSum 41
Great – 12I’m Shipping Up To Boston Dropkick Murphys
Great – 12Better Than Me Hinder
Great – 12Good People Jack Johnson
Great – 12You’re Beautiful James Blunt
Great – 12Don’t Phunk With My Heart The Black Eyed Peas
Great – 12Santa Monica Theory Of A Deadman
Great – 12Beverly Hills Weezer
Great – 12Remedy Seether
Solid – 25Suddenly I SeeKT Tunstall
Solid – 25Soul Meets Body Death Cab for Cutie
Solid – 25Tessie Dropkick Murphys
Solid – 25MockingbirdEminem
Solid – 25When I’m Gone Eminem
Solid – 25Do You Want To Franz Ferdinand
Solid – 25Hate It Or Love It Game
Solid – 25Wings Of A Butterfly HIM
Solid – 25Lips Of An Angel Hinder
Solid – 25Pretty Vegas INXS
Solid – 25Banana Pancakes Jack Johnson
Solid – 25You And Me Lifehouse
Solid – 25Photograph Nickelback
Solid – 25The Importance Of Being Idle Oasis
Solid – 25Don’t Bother Shakira
Solid – 25Lonely Day System Of A Down
Solid – 25How To Save A Life The Fray
Solid – 25No Surprise Theory Of A Deadman
Solid – 25White Unicorn Wolfmother
Solid – 43CrazyAlanis Morissette
Solid – 43Be Yourself Audioslave
Solid – 43Girl Beck
Solid – 43Talk Coldplay
Solid – 43Gasolina Daddy Yankee
Solid – 43Bad DayDaniel Powter
Solid – 43I Will Follow You into the Dark Death Cab for Cutie
Solid – 43Marching Bands of Manhattan Death Cab for Cutie
Solid – 43Ass Like ThatEminem
Solid – 43The Man I Used to BeK-Os
Solid – 43No Shakira
Solid – 43PerfectSimple Plan
Solid – 43Welcome to My LifeSimple Plan
Not Bad – 56Cast It Out 10 Years
Not Bad – 56Brothers on a Hotel Bed Death Cab for Cutie
Not Bad – 56The Warrior’s Code Dropkick Murphys
Not Bad – 56Ashes Embrace
Not Bad – 56Heard ‘Em Say Kanye West
Not Bad – 56Let There Be Love Oasis
Not Bad – 56Pon De Replay Rihanna
Not Bad – 56Breathe (2 AM) Anna Nalick
Not Bad – 56Before He Cheats Carrie Underwood
Not Bad – 56Save Your Scissors City and Colour
Not Bad – 56Resolve Foo Fighters
Not Bad – 56Bleed Like Me Garbage
Not Bad – 56Afterglow INXS
Not Bad – 56Lonely No More Rob Thomas
Not Bad – 56All About Us t.A.T.u.
Not Bad – 56So She’s Leaving The Trews
Not Bad – 56Freak Me Out Weezer
Not Bad – 56Perfect Situation Weezer
Not Bad – 74Wasteland 10 Years
Not Bad – 74Let Me Go 3 Doors Down
Not Bad – 74Albion Babyshambles
Not Bad – 74In This River Black Label Society
Not Bad – 74Easy/Lucky/Free Bright Eyes
Not Bad – 74Land Locked Blues Bright Eyes
Not Bad – 74Happens All The Time Cold
Not Bad – 74Stricken Disturbed
Not Bad – 74Fully Alive Flyleaf
Not Bad – 74I’m So Sick Flyleaf
Not Bad – 74Remember The Name Fort Minor
Not Bad – 74Like Father, Like Son Game
Not Bad – 74Best I Ever Had Gary Allan
Not Bad – 74Feel Good Inc. Gorillaz
Not Bad – 74Cupid’s Chokehold Gym Class Heroes
Not Bad – 74Killing Loneliness HIM
Not Bad – 74Constellations Jack Johnson
Not Bad – 74They Jem
Not Bad – 74Diamonds From Sierra Leone Kanye West
Not Bad – 74Boondocks Little Big Town
Not Bad – 74Hung Up Madonna
Not Bad – 74First Day Of My Life Melanie C
Not Bad – 74Far Away Nickelback
Not Bad – 74Savin’ Me Nickelback
Not Bad – 74I Write Sins Not Tragedies Panic! At The Disco
Not Bad – 74Heroes Shinedown
Not Bad – 74Save Me Shinedown
Not Bad – 74Glósóli Sigur Rós
Not Bad – 74Everything Changes Staind
Not Bad – 74Right Here Staind
Not Bad – 74Biggest Mistake The Rolling Stones
Not Bad – 74Heart In A Cage The Strokes
Not Bad – 74You Only Live Once The Strokes
Not Bad – 74At 1AM The Subways
Not Bad – 74I Want To Hear What You Have Got To Say The Subways
Not Bad – 74The Denial Twist The White Stripes
Not Bad – 74We Are All on Drugs Weezer
Not Bad – 74Lost And Found Will Smith
Not Bad – 74Woman Wolfmother

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