Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Top Songs: 2010

 As promised, here are my favorite jams of oh-ten, in one easy-to-burn list (if you're still into burning cds). A pretty good start for the decade, all in all. In alphabetical order (the bolded ones are the best):

Against Me! – “Spanish Moss”
AM Taxi – “The Mistake”
Bad Religion – “Only Rain”
Chromeo – “The Right Type”
Eminem – “Almost Famous”
The Forecast – “Kisses”
The Gaslight Anthem – “The Diamond Church Street Choir”
The Hold Steady – “Hurricane J”
Ida Maria – “Bad Karma”
Jeff Bridges – “Fallin' & Flyin’”
Jenny and Johnny – “Just Like Zues”
Jimmy Eat World – “Coffee And Cigarettes”
Kanye West – “Hell of a Life”
Katy Perry – “California Gurls”
Minus The Bear – “Into the Mirror”
Motion City Soundtrack – “Pulp Fiction”
Sara Bareilles – “Uncharted”
She & Him – “In the Sun”
The Spill Canvas – “Our Song”
Stars – “Wasted Daylight”
Tim Barry – “Thing Of The Past”
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “Jefferson Jericho Blues”

And, as a bonus, some "b-sides" -- aka my next few favorite jams. It's just short of 50 in total. Again, alphabetical order:

The Apples in Stereo - "Nobody but You"
Arcade Fire - "Ready to Start"
The Bird and the Bee - "Maneater"
The Bouncing Souls - "We All Sing Along"
Brandon Flowers - "Was It Something I Said?"
Four Year Strong - "Wasting Time (Eternal Summer)"
Gold Motel - "We're on the Run"
Jukebox the Ghost - "Mistletoe"
Kate Nash - "Paris"
Kevin Seconds - "There's a Hole"
Kid Cudi - "REVOFEV"
LCD Soundsystem - "You Wanted a Hit"
Linkin Park - "Blackout"
Matt & Kim - "AM/FM Sound"
My Chemical Romance - "Party Poison"
Ra Ra Riot - "Shadowcasting"
Rouge Wave - "We Will Make a Song Destroy"
Shout Out Louds - "Show Me Something New"
Smile Smile - "Cancer"
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - "Bottled in Cork"
Torche - "Cast into Unknown"
Wavves - "Post Acid"
!!! - "Even Judas Gave Jesus a Kiss"

Finally, even though I do not normally endorse reading Pitchfork, they did assemble a pretty good collection of music videos from this year. There are videos for the Ted Leo, Wavves, and She & Him songs, as well as other videos by artists on my lists. Make sure to check out the "Miracles" video by Insane Clown Posse (seriously, amazing). Enjoy!

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