This list is based on Chinese movie subtitles and is thus as close to natural spoken language as you can get. 100,000 simplified words without definition or Pinyin, You will find some 这个 and 不能, but should still be very useful. Note that there are two files, one for character frequencies and one for word frequencies. Article describing the underlying research project here.
This resource was discussed in this article: The most common Chinese words, characters and components for language learners and teachers