Remember all the “The” bands and the frenzy around them at the turn of the decade? There was The White Stripes (who you’ll hear from as this list winds down), The Vines (who you won’t), The Strokes (who you also won’t), and Sweden’s The Hives, who supplied us with the delightfully messy song that kicks off this latest list (and hopefully my computer lasts until I get all the way to #1 this time).

Boasting matching black and white suits and a sound that harkened back to the garage rock bands of the Sixties,The Hives scored their one huge American hit with the insistent “Hate to Say I Told You So”. Unfortunately, the YouTube Gods won’t allow us to have the video (and for some reason, it’s not on Yahoo! music), so you guys will have to settle for just the song. Oh, use your imagination already!

Hate To Say I Told You So – The Hives