The Top 80 Songs: The ‘Sound’ of 2010.

Not necessarily ‘singles’, but favourites handpicked from albums of 2010. (Need to check they were released in 2010). I started to recognise a ‘sound of 2010’ – even while the better bands distinctly have their own style. A theme I will pick up on later.

80 gems found. One per artist. Alphabetical order by artist.

With extra awards: Attitude Award, Beautiful Award, Catchiest Tune Award, Heaviest Head Bash Award, Raveiest Award, Summery-est Award, Binky Award, Dancey-est Award, Made Me Stop and Stare Award, Inspired Award. Special Panda Award.

1.      36 Crazyfirsts – Reviver

2.      Alicia Keys – Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready)

3.      All Time Low – Weightless Binky Award!

4.      Angels & Airwaves – Shove

5.      Arcade Fire – Suburban War

6.      Artwork – Red

7.      Ash – Dionysian Urge

8.      Astrohenge – Toil in Hell Heaviest Head Bash Award!

9.      Avenged Sevenfold – Buried Alive Made Me Stop and Stare Award.

10.    Band of Horses – Compliments

11.    Bassnectar – Bass Head

12.    BLK JKS – ZOL!

13.    Bloc Party – Where is Home? (Burial Remix)

14.    B.o.B. feat. Rivers Cuomo (?) – Magic

15.    Breakage – Speechless (feat. Donae’o)

16.    Broken Bells – Vaporise (and) Citizen

17.    Cee-Lo Green – Fuck You

18.    Cherry Chapstick – The Line

19.    Circa Survive – I Felt Free

20.    Deftones – Diamond Eyes

21.    Delta Spirit – Bushwick Blues

22.    Digital Mystikz – Digital Mystikz

23.    Doctor P – Sweet Shop

24.    Ellie Goulding – Guns and Horses

25.    Elsinore – Yes Yes Yes

26.    Emarosa – A Toast To The Future Kid

27.    Example – Won’t Go Quietly (Wire Remix)

28.    Field Music – Them That Do Nothing

29.    Flobots – If I Catchiest Tune Award

30.    Foals – Miami (and) Spanish Sahara Summery-est Award.

31.    Framing Hanley – Bittersweet Sundown

32.    Francesqa – Hopeful

33.    Fury Never Fades – This Declining Hour

34.    The Gaslight Anthem – Bring It On

35.    God Is An Astronaut – Age of the Fifth Sun

36.    Gold Panda – You

37.    Gorillaz – On Melancholy Hill

38.    Hurts – Silver Lining (and) Stay (and) Unspoken Beautiful Award.

39.    I am Giant – City Limits

40.    James Blake – CMYK

41.    Jurojin – The Winter

42.    Kanye West – All of the Lights

43.    Ke$ha – TiK ToK

44.    KiD CuDi feat. Kanye West – Erase Me

45.    Kids of 88 – Just a Little Bit

46.    Lostprophets – Sunshine

47.    Magic Bullets – Lying Around

48.    MGMT – Lady Dada’s Nightmare

49.    Michael Swaim’s rap… (…Yes. It’s cool, okay.): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tV4-Q6dBf4

50.    Midgar – Lead Your Children To The Sky

51.    The Morning Benders – Excuses

52.    Moss of Aura – Cowboy

53.    Of Montreal – Coquet Coquette

54.    Panda Bear – Slow Motion Special Panda Award!

55.    Pendulum – The Island I & II (and) Comprachicos Raveiest Award!

56.    Phantogram – Mouthful of Diamonds

57.    Pierce the Veil – Stay Away From My Friends (and) The Sky Under The Sea

58.    Proceed – Melancholy Monday

59.    Ra Ra Riot – Each Year (Absofacto Remix)

60.    Robyn – Don’t Fucking Tell Me What To Do Attitude Award!

61.    Ruse of Fools – Happy Song

62.    Sean Carey – In The Dirt

63.    Simian Mobile Disco – Cruel Intentions (Joker Remix)

64.    SiN – A Romantic Dinner For Three

65.    Sleigh Bells – Rill Rill

66.    The Soft Pack – Answer To Yourself Inspired Award!

67.    Soulfly – Rise Of The Fallen

68.    Spoon – The Mystery Zone (and) Written in Reverse (and) Goodnight Laura

69.    Stars – We Don’t Want Your Body

70.    Story of the Year – The Children Sing (and) Holding on to You

71.    Ten Second Epic – Life Times

72.    These Ghosts – Luna

73.    These New Puritans – White Chords

74.    Titus Andronicus – A More Perfect Union

75.    Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work

76.    Unicorn Kid – Dreamcatcher

77.    Usher feat. Pitbull – DJ Got Us Falling in Love

78.    We Are Scientists – Pittsburgh (and) Foreign Kicks

79.    The xx – Crystalised

80.    Young Rebel Set – If I Was

 

 



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4 thoughts on “The Top 80 Songs: The ‘Sound’ of 2010.

  1. Music has a mystic manner of being able to take you instantly back to a specific place and time in your past
    I will definitely vote them, for one reason…. THEY’RE AWESOME

    • Thank you very much! Listening to hundreds of songs back to back, I quickly realised what the sound of a good song is, I rather enjoyed that!

      As a result, further music reviewing on the cards :-D

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