Sunday, December 25, 2011

Top 51 Singles of 2011

This is a random collection of my favourite songs of 2011. Enter at your own risk.

51. Champagne Showers - Lmfao
The guys show their love for drinks and parties in this dance club smash

50. An Argument With Myself - Jens Lenkman
Lenkman's argument with himself results in a classic vacation sounding record. only if real arguments could sound like this.

49. Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People
i dont know why VH1 bleeps out "bullet"

48. Vessel - Zola Jesus
I'm guessing this is the track gaga was listening to when she arrived to the grammy's in her vessel.

47. Buy My Love - Wynter Gordon
Gordon dishes another pulsating fun hit

46. Better off Without You - Summer Camp
no better break up time than the summertime

45. Love - Colin Smith
Smith looks for love in this heat wrenching recording

44. Don't Look Back - She And Him

43. The Beat and Pulse - Austra

42. Sure Thing - Miguel
Miguel draws 90's influence and offers an R&B smash

41. Shame - Jill Scott
Jill tells it like it is in this old school hip hop inspired record

40. Rill Rill - Sleigh Bells
the open road sound of this record introduces change to the sleigh bells sounds resulting as a perfectly crafted record

39. Keep You - Class Actress
electropop perfection
38. Show Me - Jessica Sutta

37. Gucci Gucci - Kreayshawn

36. Bad Gal - Douster

35. Ritual Union - Little Dragon
Little Dragon delivers electric soul

34. We Are Young - Fun
my happy new year anthem

33. Garden - Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
after youtube page was taken over by cheryl cole fans, TEED demanded that the true fans represent their TEED spirit; For the record I kno where I was when I first heard this song....Cheryl was no where to be found.

32. Motivation - Kelly Rowland
As much as I hate Rowland's new direction, I cannot deny the massive hit this track has become
31. Winter Beats - I Break Horses
The best winter beat ever
30. Midnight City - M83
featured in every hip primetime T.V. show and victoria secret commercial; the secret is out!

29. Ananaemonesia - Chairlift

80's Flash Dance is Back!

28. Super Bass - Nicki Minaj

27. Don't Fuck With My Money - Penguin Prison
don't fuck with my money!

26. Easy Please Me - Katy B

25. S&M - Rihanna
This cootie queen sublimely contradicts herself regarding all of the abuse press. however, the song is pretty sadistically cool

24. Negative Slave - Pictureplane
Pictureplane offers a blend of trip pop, tribal pop, and a hit of techno in this trippy far out record.

23. Things Fall Apart - Zomby

22. No One Gonna Love You - Jennifer Hudson
J. Hud takes R&B to a fascinating level

21. Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO

20. Lofticries - Purity Ring
Purity Ring introduces the dead language of chopped & screwed to new electro territory

19. Good Girl - Alexis Jordan

18. Lay It On Me - Kelly Rowland

17. Call Your Girlfriend - Robyn

16. Take Over Control - Afrojack

15. Edge Of Glory - Lady Gaga

14. Countdown - Beyonce
counting down to the end of a song has never been so fun

13. Midnight Run - Example
example mixes dance club / dubstep to make this awesome record

12. Something To Die For - The Sounds
I live for this sound

11. Hold On - Rusko

10. Wonderland - Natalia Kills
Kills throws out beliefs and embaces the fairy tales in this lyrical pop masterpiece

9. Crystalline - Bjork

8. Money - The Drums
takes the words right out of my mouth

7. Sex Rules - Sky Ferreira
Apart of Sky's awesome 5 track Ep, As If, SR serves as the lead to Sky's Debut release

6. Post Physical - Pictureplane

5. I Wrote The Book - Beth Ditto

4. Born This Way - Lady Gaga
If this record did sample express yourself; then its the best damn sample

3. Household Goods - Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
TEED rocks
2. Run The World (Girls) - Beyonce
Two of the years "Biggest flop" happened to be my most favourite smashes

1. Judas - Lady Gaga
Much like last year's number one, Robyn's "Dance On My Own," Judas turned out to be one of those big hits that somehow wasn't. It played to all of the sounds of a perfect pop hits and even blended elements of hardcore metal in the mix. This emotionally conscious material was set apart from other mainstream top ten hit that seem to favor parties and last friday nights. However, it failed to capture most pop music listeners and was considered to be Gaga's first flop. Soon after, the release of "The Edge of Glory" emerged and overshadowed the metaphorically toned hit record. With the decreasing attention of mother monster, Judas quickly fell off the hot 100 after seven weeks and was respectively forgotten. However, the single found a second life on the web by becoming the top searched Gaga song of the Born This Way era. It was also recognized for a couple of Grammy Award nominations. Ultimately, if the artist stops believing in their work everyone else will stop. As for Judas, I still believe.

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