Saturday, January 02, 2010

The 50 Best Songs of 2009 (if memory serves)

The 50 Best Songs of 2009 

Before I throw myself fully into 2010, a last look back at 2009 is warranted. Here then, is a highly arbitrary list of the fifty best songs released in 2009, arranged roughly from soft and slow to fast and loud. No refunds.

1.My Girls
Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion

2. Makin Plans
Miranda Lambert

3. Hysteric
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
It's Blitz!

4. Heartbroken, In Disrepair
Dan Auerbach
Keep it Hid

5. Tightrope
Dark Was the Night

6. The Mountain
Heartless Bastards
The Mountain

7. Well-Alright
Dark Was the Night

8. Shark in the Water (Acoustic)
V V Brown
The Attic - EP

9. Lost
The Mary Onettes
Swedes do it Better

10. All Yr Songs
Diamond Rings
P.S. I Love You

11. No Intention
Dirty Projectors
Bitte Orca

12. Fables
The Dodos
Time to Die

13. Sunlight
Harlem Shakes
Technicolor Health

14. Brother Sport
Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion

15. Percussion Gun
White Rabbits
It's Frightening

16. Nothing to Worry About
Peter Bjorn and John
Living Thing

17. Young Hearts Spark Fire

18. Baptized By Fire

19. The New Wu
Raekwon (feat. Methodman and Ghostface Killah)
The New Wu

20. Skeletons
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
It's Blitz!

21. Stillness is the Move
Dirty Projectors
Bitte Orca

22. Feel it All Around
Washed Out
Life of Leisure - EP

23. Ladies
Lee Fields & The Expressions
My World

24. Orange Shirt

25. Deadbeat Summer
Neon Indian
Psychic Chasms

26. One Day

27. Animal
Mike Snow
Mike Snow

28. Daylight
Matt & Kim

29. Lisztomania
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

30. Moth's Wings
Passion Pit

31. Runabout
Little Dragon
Machine Dreams

32. Too Fake
Minds Chaos

33. Run This Town
Jay-Z (feat. Rihanna and Kanye West)
Run This Town

34. Dominos
The Big Pink
A Brief History of Love

35. Help I'm Alive

36. M.A.G.I.C.
The Sound of Arrows
Swedes Do it Better

37. Little Secrets
Passion Pit

38. Happy Up Here (Breakbot Remix)
Happy Up here - EP

39. Heads Will Roll (Tommie Sunshine Remix)
Heads Will Roll (Remixes) - EP

40. Velvet
The Big Pink
A Brief History of Love

41. Gifted
N.A.S.A. (feat. Kanye West, Santigold and Lykke Li)
Gifted - EP

42. She (Vocal: AutoKratz)
This Is My S**T

43. Feel It in My Bones (feat. Tegan and Sara)

44. Bulletproof
La Roux
La Roux

45. Poker Face
Lady GaGa
The Fame

46. Audacity of Huge
Simian Mobile Disco (feat. Chris Keating)
Temporary Pleasure

47. Keep It Goin' Louder
Major Lazer
Guns Don't Kill People ... Lazers Do (feat. Nina Sky and Ricky Blaze)

48. Shiny Toy Guns
Major Tom
Major Tom

49. Kid Cudi
Day 'n' Nite
Day 'n' Nite

50. Basement Jaxx
Scars (feat. Kelis, Melexka & Chipmunk)

Thursday, January 11, 2007