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50 The Unprotected 
Cavalier King
Cavalier King - Sun Revolutions CD Cover ArtThe Unprotected
Cavalier King

Coming in at number 50 on the charts is one of our favorite songs of 2006.  The unique lyrics, catchy melody, and just all together different sound made 'The Unprotected' one of our favorite songs of 2006.
49 Undeniable 
Mat Kearney
48 Breathe Into Me 
Red
47 Bullets 
Augustana
46 Angels /Losing /Sleep 
Our Lady Peace
45 MakeDamnSure 
Taking Back Sunday
Cold - Different Kind Of Pain CD Cover ArtA Different Kind of Pain
Cold

At number 41, we have a band the unfortunately called it quits in 2006. The Florida based band Cold announced that after five albums and four Alternative Top 20 songs, the band would break up in November of 2006. In what will most likely be the bands last song ever on an end of year countdown, Cold's A Different Kind of pain comes in at 41.
44 Through Glass 
Stone Sour
43 The Adventure 
Angles and Airwaves
42 Wonder Of It All 
Monday Morning
41 A Different Kind of Pain 
Cold
40 High School Never Ends 
Bowling For Soup
Nada Surf - The Weight Is A Gift CD Cover ArtAlways Love
Nada Surf

While many consider them a buzz band from the 90's, Nada Surf has really came into their own in the 2000's with their unique sound.  Their 2005 release 'Weight Is A Gift' was Co-produced by Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla, and features our number 36 song, Always Love.
39 Mystery 
Live
38 Miss Murder 
AFI
37 If You Want Me 
One Less Reason
36 Always Love 
Nada Surf
35 It Only Hurts 
Default
A.F.I. - Decemberunderground CD Cover ArtLove Like Winter
AFI

AFI had a huge year in 2006, riding the success of their album December Underground. Despite their success, guitarist Jade Puget feels the band gets a false reputation of being labeled a goth rock band when they're really not. "I think people do that because of the way our singer dresses and looks, more than anything else," he says. "People should base their description on our music and not on our image."
34 Come Back Down 
Lifehouse
33 Love Like Winter 
AFI
32 Santa Monica 
Theory of A Deadman
31 Hands Open 
Snow Patrol
30 Pocket Full of Change 
Will Hoge
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium CD Cover ArtDani California
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Coming in at number 29 was a song the sparked a lot controversy in 2006. The lead off single from the Red Hot Chili Peppers new album 'Stadium Arcadium' was a song called Dani California. Shortly after the song hit radio it began to draw comparisons to Tom Petty's "Mary Jane's Last Dance." In fact, it sounded so similar that it's rumored that Petty's lawyers are still considering filing charges of plagiarism against the Chili Peppers. Despite the controversy, Dani California still finished at 29.
29 Dani California 
Red Hot Chili Peppers
28 Dark Blue 
Jack's Mannequin
27 Into The Ocean 
Blue October
26 Suddenly A Brown Eyed Girl 
Nine Days
25 When You Were Young 
The Killers
30 Seconds To Mars Beautiful LieThe Kill
30 Seconds To Mars

30 Seconds to Mars enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2006. In addition to going platinum with the album 'A Beautiful Lie,' winning multiple awards and headlining sold-out tours, the quartet recently became the first American rock act to film a video in China, when they filmed the video for their song 'From Yesterday'.  They are at number 23 on the countdown with their hit song 'The Kill'.
24 Lips of an Angel 
Hinder
23 The Kill 
30 Seconds to Mars
22 Chasing Cars 
Snow Patrol
21 Mandolin Moon 
Sister Hazel
20 Welcome To the Black Parade 
My Chemical Romance
Quietdrive - When All That's Left Is You CD Cover ArtRise From The Ashes
Quietdrive

The Minneapolis based quintet Quietdrive debuted in 2006 with their Butch Walker produced album When All That's Left is you.  While 'Rise From The Ashes' may have been the only song to take off from this album, it was without a doubt one of the best albums released in 2006.
19 I'm Not Alright 
Sanctus Real
18 Far Away 
Nickelback
17 Learning the Hard Way 
Gin Blossoms
16 Rise From the Ashes 
Quietdrive
15 Love & Memories 
O.A.R.
Live - Songs From Black Mountain CD Cover ArtThe River
Live

Perhaps the most anticipated album of 2006 was Live's 'Songs From Black Mountain'.  Released in June 2006, it had been nearly three years since Live released their last album, and proved to be well worth the wait.  The album was a clear throwback to band's earlier sounds, all the while mixing the spiritually inspired lyrics that Live is known for.
14 Rooftops 
Lostprophets
13 The River 
Live
12 Pretty Pretty Bethamphetamine 
Butch Walker
11 The Diary of Jane 
Breaking Benjamin
10 Animal I Have Become 
Three Days Grace
Stay With Me
Radford

Radford returned in 2006 with their brand new EP 'Black Out the Sun' which featured the hit single 'Stay With Me'. But Radford front man Johny Mead explained that the song, although written recently, was actually inspired by a girl he knew 8 or 9 years ago that tried to take her life.  Stay with me was voted in at #7.
9 How To Save A Life 
The Fray
8 I Dare You 
Shinedown
7 Stay With Me 
Radford
6 Cold (But I'm Still Here) 
Evans Blue
5 A Day to Be Alone 
One Less Reason

Blue October - Foiled CD Cover ArtHate Me
Blue October

It's hard to believe that the number one song of 2006 almost didn't make it on Blue October's album.  According to lead singer Justin Furstenfeld, the label did not want to include the song on their 2006 release Foiled.  Furstenfeld fought with the label hard for 'Hate Me' because it meant so much to him personally, a song about dealing with frustration and mental illness.  Perhaps that's what made this song so unforgettable, and why it was a clear winner for song of the year in 2006. 

4 Face Down 
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
3 Stay With You 
Goo Goo Dolls
2 Boston 
Augustana
1 Hate Me 
Blue October




Former Songs
Of the Year:

2005:
A Lifetime
by Better Than Ezra

2004:
Mix Tape
by Butch Walker

2003:
Heaven
by Live

2002:
Somewhere Out There
by Our Lady Peace

2001:
Drops of Jupiter
by Train

2000:
Sugarbuzz
by Marvelous 3

1999:
Shimmer
by FUEL

 


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