Playlist of the week: Rock isn't dead

Alyssa Rasp / The Daily Gamecock

Many people will say rock and roll died alongside grunge, meaning Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Green Day and other great rock bands of the 1990s were the last of the genre. In actuality, rock only fell out of mainstream music. Rock never truly died.

The 20 songs selected for this playlist are in chronological order of release, showing the evolution of rock since the year 2000. Some are modern classics, like "Mr. Brightside" or "Seven Nation Army," while others aren't as well known despite deserving the same amount of love.

So, get ready to rock out to the bands keeping rock and roll alive.

1. “Amber” – 311

2. “New Slang” – The Shins

3. “Someday” – The Strokes

4. “Float on” – Modest Mouse

5. “Mr. Brightside” – The Killers 

6. “Seven Nation Army” – The White Stripes 

7. “Take Me Out” – Franz Ferdinand

8. “Chelsea Dagger” – The Fratellis

9. “Sex on Fire” – Kings of Leon 

10. “1901” – Phoenix 

11. “Little Black Submarines” – The Black Keys

12. “Shake Me Down” – Cage The Elephant

13. “Breezeblocks” – alt-J

14. “Elephant” – Tame Impala

15. “Arabella” – the Arctic Monkeys

16. “Put Your Money On Me” – The Struts

17. “Way Too Much” – Wavves

18. “Cheetah Tongue” – The Wombats

19. “Flowers” – Ra Ra Riot

20. “Best Girl” – Miss June

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