just a list – my favorite 68 songs of 2010

16 Dec

I know. You’ve ALL been waiting for this. Best of the year? Favorites of the year? I am sure for some amount of cred some folks put songs on their lists that you may not listen to but they’re on your list anyway. I don’t think I get the point of that. All of these songs were favorites of mine, meaning I played them, listened to them a lot. Critically I guess some would say they could also double as “best” of the year. Maybe. Maybe not. No songs/links to MP3’s, no videos. You know where to find them. Just a list. Alphabetical by artist. Couldn’t commit to an order. Because some days any one of these songs could be my number one.

We Can’t Fly (Extended Drums Mix) – Aeroplane
Un-thinkable (I’m Ready) – Alicia Keys
I Need A Dollar – Aloe Blacc
Ready To Start – Arcade Fire
Round And Round – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
Nothin’ On You – B.o.B feat. Bruno Mars
Airplanes – B.o.B feat. Hayley Williams
Walk In The Park – Beach House
Lovesick Teenagers – Bear In Heaven
I Want The World To Stop – Belle & Sebastian
Boyfriend – Best Coast
Shutterbugg – Big Boi
Tighten Up – The Black Keys
The High Road – Broken Bells
Ain’t Good Enough For You – Bruce Springsteen
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Fuck You – Cee Lo Green
Opposite of Adults – Chiddy Bang
Don’t Turn The Lights On – Chromeo
Go Outside – Cults
Helicopter – Deerhunter
Counterpoint – Delphic
Synchronize – Discodeine feat/ Jarvis Cocker
Unbearable Why – Dr. Dog
Find Your Love – Drake
Love The Way You Lie – Eminem Feat. Rihanna
Window Seat – Erykah Badu
Darling, It’s Alright – Francis And The Lights
National Anthem (F*ck the World) – Freddie Gibbs
Bang Pop – Free Energy
Stylo – Gorillaz
Tightrope – Janelle Monae feat Big Boi
Ambitions & War – JBM
Good Intentions Paving Company- Joanna Newsom
Hard Times – John Legend w/ The Roots
Monster – Kanye West
Runaway – Kanye West
Teenage Dream – Katy Perry
I Don’t Love You No More – Kings Go Forth
One Touch – LCD Soundsystem
When I’m Alone – Lissie
Sun Hands – Local Natives
Mighty – Lord Huron
Excuses – The Morning Benders
Repo Man – Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs
Always On My Mind – Reading Rainbow
Dancing On My Own – Robyn
How I Got Over – The Roots feat Dice Raw
King Night – Salem
Don’t Do It – Sharon Van Etten
The Mystery Zone – Spoon
Bonfire – Strand Of Oaks
Put the Days Away – Sun Airway
Swim – Surfer Blood
Dynamite – Taio Cruz
Love Fade – Tamaryn
Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind? – Tame Impala
Speak Now – Taylor Swift
Cheaters – Teengirl Fantasy
Why Does The Wind? – Tracey Thorn
All Around and Away We Go – Twin Sister
Something Good Can Work – Two Door Cinema Club
OMG – Usher (feat. will.i.am)
Hard In Da Paint – Waka Flocka Flame
Undertow – Warpaint
The Love Between – White Fence
Chinatown – Wild Nothing
Young Dreams – Young Dreams

One Response to “just a list – my favorite 68 songs of 2010”

  1. marc December 16, 2010 at 9:43 pm #

    Great list. Love the nod to Chromeo. A bit surprised they haven’t appeared on more “best of” lists. Might be too much of a guilty pleasure for some critics to admit.

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