Friday, December 24, 2010

Best of 2010: Songs

There has been some great music this year.  But let us not forget that the basis of a great album is a great song.

With that in mind I present you with my favorite songs of 2010:

Tift Merritt
100. The Apples In Stereo- Dance Floor
99. Joe Pug- Speak Plainly, Diana
98. The Russian Futurists- Hoeing Weeds Sowing Seeds
97. The New Pornographers- Crash Years
96. Tift Merritt- Engine To Turn
95. Wavves- King of the Beach
94. Wil- In This Together
93. Best Coast- Boyfriend
92. April Smith & The Great Picture Show- Drop Dead Gorgeous
91. Clubfeet D.I.E. Yuppie Scum

Hannah Georgas
90. Diamond Rings- Something Else
89. Emm Gryner f. Joe Elliott- Almighty Love
88. Gogol Bordello- Pala Tute
87. Guilty About Girls- Candy Candy
86. Hannah Georgas- Bang Bang You're Dead
85. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan- You Won't Let Me Down Again
84. Juliana Hatfield- I Picked You Up
83. Kandi Coded- Drive On
82. Kate Nash- Do Wah Doo
81. Leroy Powell And The Messengers- It's Our Turn Now

80. No Joy- Mediumship
79. Ra Ra Riot- Boy
Right By Midnight
78. Right by Midnight- Along the Way
77. Ruth Cassie- Becoming Jane
76. Sally Seltmann- Dark Blue Angel
75. Brian Jonestown Massacre- Lets Go Fucking Mental
74. The Coast- Heartbreak City
73. Corin Tucker Band- Doubt
72. The Wind Up Radio Sessions- Registration
71. Wolf Parade- What Did My Lover Say? (It Always Had To Go This Way)

Elf Power
70. The Joy Formidable- Austere
69. Belle and Sebastian- Write About Love
68. Black 47- Celtic Rocker
67. Ceschi F. Shoshin, Mic King & David Ramos- Hangman
66. Conil- Devil Leaving
65. Drive-By Truckers- This Fucking Job
64. Elf Power- Stranger in the Window
63. Falklands- Earthquake
62. Johnny Cash- Ain't No Grave
61. Land of Talk- Quarry Hymns

Library Voices
60. Library Voices- Haunt This House
59. Portugal The Man- 60 Years
58. Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs- Beg Steal Or Borrow
57. Shawn Clarke- Hurt Before
56. The Like- He's Not A Boy
55. The Futureheads- Struck Dumb
54. The National- Bloodbuzz Ohio
53. The Thermals- Canada
52. Villagers- Home
51. Violens- Acid Reign

Sharon Van Etten
50. The Secret History- God Save The Runaways
49. Stars- I Died So I Could Haunt You
48. Sharon Van Etten- One Day
47. Shane MacGowan f. Johnny Depp, Nick Cave, Bobby Gillespie, Glen Matlock, Chrissie Hynde, Mick Jones, Paloma Faith & Eliza Doolittle- I Put a Spell On You
46. Rah Rah- Hurt You Bad
45. Maximum Balloon & Tunde Adebimpe- Absence of Light
44. Liz Phair- Smoke
43. Josh Ketchen & The 1,000's- Riverside
42. Jason Collett- Love Is A Dirty Word
41. HEALTH- USA Boys

Grinderman
40. Grinderman- Heathen Child
39. Common Grackle- Safe Word Play
38. Broken Social Scene- World Sick
37. Backyard Tire Fire- Good to Be
36. Courtney Jaye f. Ben Bridwell- Sometimes Always
35. Fjord Rowboat- When I Speak of Violence
34. Grand Mal- Drink 'Em Up
33. Hot Chip- Take It In
32. Jenny and Johnny- Scissor Runner
31. Josh Ritter- Change of Time

Villagers
30. Kate Miller-Heidke- God's Gift To Women
29. Kyle Andrews- You Always Make Me Smile
28. Right by Midnight- Best Way Home
27. Stars- We Don't Want Your Body
26. Superchunk- Digging for Something
25. The Black Keys- Next Girl
24. The Strange- Utah Living
23. Villagers- Becoming A Jackal
22. Wolf Parade- Ghost Pressure
21. The National- Terrible Love

20. Thunderball- I C Colors
Kathryn Calder
19. Shawn Clarke- Sick Song
18. Murder By Death- As Long As There Is Whiskey In the World
17. Kathryn Calder- If You Only Knew
16. Library Voices- Drinking Games
15. Justin Levinson- Bandaid On A Bulletwound
14. KaiserCartel Ready to Go
13. Domestic Crisis Group- Acid Wash
12. Chromeo- Night By Night
11. Belle and Sebastian- I Didn't See It Coming

10. Broken Social Scene- Texico Bitches
9. Bella Ruse- Complicated Rhythm
8. Justin Townes Earle- Harlem River Blues
7. PKEW PKEW PKEW (gunshots)- Asshole Pandemic
Bella Ruse
6. The Vaselines- I Hate The 80's
5. Sleigh Bells- Rill Rill
4. Grace Potter & The Nocturnals- Hot Summer Night
3. Sharon Van Etten- Don't Do It
2. Butch Walker- She Likes Hair Bands
1. Cee Lo Green- Fuck You

I know that the list topper isn't a big surprise, but what would you have added or taken away from the list?

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