What are your favorite songs that begin with the letter R and were released on or after January 1, 2000? See rules in OP [Final poll]


Submissions must begin with the letter R . Exclude articles such as “a”, “an”, “the”, etc. that begin the title. Example: “The Hokey Pokey” belongs in the H poll, not the T poll.

Songs must have been first released on or after January 1, 2000.

IMPORTANT: You must include the year of release with each submission. Entries that do not will be excluded.

No cover songs allowed, unless the original was released on or after 1/1/2000.

I humbly ask for everyone’s assistance in ensuring that we all adhere to these rules. Please politely point out any questionable entries.

Submissions are limited to 5 per person. Please do not post title suggestions or comments on alternative titles. This takes a little of the fun out of the process. It is ok, after the polls are posted, to name titles that have been overlooked.

If you edit your already-posted entry to make a change, I may not see it. Please do not edit your posted list or re-post your entire list – this gets confusing - just add a new post with changes or additions only. EXAMPLE: Remove “A Day in the Life” and add “Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast.”

You are allowed to make changes to your entries (see previous paragraph) up until the time that the first polls are posted.

You must include the artist (not the composer, unless they are the same person) or your submission will not be counted.

Polls will appear in this thread once submissions begin to wind down.

Classical releases are excluded.

Final poll, also in this thread, will narrow the field to 10-ish.

Radio Shack - Vulfpeck (2020)
Romanian Drinking Song - Vulfpeck (2022)

Rill Rill – Sleigh Bells (2010)

The Real Slim Shady – Eminem (2000)

Rain Fall Down – The Rolling Stones (2005)

Road To Hell – Cast of Hadestown (2019)

The Rising – Bruce Springsteen (2002)

Right to be Wrong, Joss Stone (2004)

Rhymes Like Dimes, MF Doom feat. DJ Cucumber Slice (2011)

Ring the Alarm, Black Dub (2010)

Rose Mountain, Screaming Females (2015)

Redemption, Molemen feat. Myka 9 (2006)

Rehab - Amy Winehouse, 2006
Rolling In The Deep - Adele, 2001
River Lea - Adele, 2015
Rhinestone Eyes - Gorillaz, 2010
Runaway Horses - The Killers, 2021 (NB - link to abridged version)


  1. Rebel Prince — Rufus Wainwright (2001)
  2. Red Tide — Neko Case (2008)
  3. Remember the Mountain Bed — Billy Bragg & Wilco (2000)
  4. Road Regrets — Dan Mangan (2010)
  5. Roy Walker — Belle & Sebastian (2003)

Rebel Heart - First Aid Kit (2018)
Red Dirt Girl – Emmylou Harris (& Mark Knopfler) (2000)
Rise Up – Andra Day
Rosemary – Sierra Ferrell (2019)
Running On Empty – Kassi Valazza (2019)

missed the date - 2015

That could be a border case. Though it’s not exactly a cover, for the “Mermaid Avenue” albums Wilco and Billy Bragg took unreleased song lyrics from Woody Guthrie’s estate and put them to new music. I think @Mean_Mr.Mustard has to decide if it’s eligible.

I’d vote for eligible. The key is “released”, as in made public. I think that many of the older artists represented in this set of polls have songs they created decades ago, but only put out recently.

I’d vote for “eligible,” too. Mere lyrics do not a song make.
Was Rush’s “Xanadu” not created in the 1970s, simply because it mangles – I mean, borrows from --Coleridge? :wink:

From Wikipedia:

(bolding mine)



Run- Taylor Swift ft Ed Sheeran (2021)
Remember When-Alan Jackson (2003)
Renegades of Funk-Rage Against the Machine (2000)
Rush E- Sheet Music Boss (2018)
Radiate- Jack Johnson (2013)

I hate to be a nitpicker again, and I love the song (and the whole album), but this clearly is a cover of the original Afrika Bambaataa song from 1983.

Bah, I had no idea. Alright back to the drawing board.

It is from RATM’s 2000 album “Renegades”, which consists only of cover songs.

Replace Renegades of Funk with:

Ridin’ - Chamillionaire (2005)

Ahh, at long last, the Rs.

Red Clay Halo - Gillian Welch - 2001
Ruby Go Home - Thee Oh Sees - 2011
The River - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - 2015
Rattlesnake - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - 2017
Robot Stop - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - 2016

Mmmm, two drummers again.

Ooooh - good call!


Running With The Wolves AURORA , 2015
A Real Thing The Beths, 2022
reckless driving Lizzy McAlpine feat. Ben Kessler, 2022
Ripples beabadoobe, 2022
Ready Now dodie, 2019