1995-2020: A Song for Every Year

The X started in 1995 and turned 25 this year, so I decided to play a song from every year. While it was incredibly hard to choose just one song, I tried to tell part of the X’s story along with my own journey as a fan of the station to later getting behind the mic.

You can certainly hear the shift from the end of the 90’s “grunge” era to Nu metal in the early 2000’s, to the rock genre forging a different path with new bands emerging and some of our old favorites coming back to the table with new music.

1995: Silverchair – Tomorrow

1996: Soundgarden – Burden in My Hand

1997: Blur – Song 2

1998: Korn – Got the Life

1999: Limp Bizkit – Nookie

2000: Papa Roach – Last Resort

2001: Staind – It’s Been Awhile

2002: Chevelle – The Red

2003: Linkin Park – Numb

2004: Crossfade – Cold

2005: Foo Fighters – Best of You

2006: Red Hot Chili Peppers – Dani California

2007: Seether – Fake It

2008: Shinedown – Second Chance

2009: Breaking Benjamin – I Will Not Bow

2010: Bullet for My Valentine – Your Betrayal

2011: Bobaflex – Bury Me With My Guns On

2012: Dead Sara – Weatherman

2013: Avenged Sevenfold – Hail to the King

2014: Nothing More – This Is the Time (Ballast)

2015: Disturbed – The Sound of Silence

2016: Green Day – Bang Bang

2017: Starset – Monster

2018: Godsmack – Bulletproof

2019: Badflower – The Jester

2020: Marilyn Manson – We Are Chaos

There’s a lot within this playlist. From the time I wore a Silverchair shirt to school and died my hair green in 6th grade, requested Korn on the X when I was in high school, drove around town listening to Chevelle and waited for hours to see them live at a Free X Show in 2003, got on stage for the first time during Dead Sara and also started my radio career with the X in 2012, interviewed Sully from Godsmack in 2018, and then there’s the chaos that is 2020.

The rest is still unwritten…