2011 In Music
December 17, 2011 9:23 PM Subscribe
posted by empath (154 comments total)
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It's December so it must be time to list the best songs of the year.
Pitchfork's Top 100 Songs
and Top 50 Albums
, MTV's Top 10 Songs of 2011
, Billboard's 20 Best Singles
, Spin's 20 Best Songs
and Top 50 Albums
, AARP's Top 10 Albums For Grown Ups
, The A/V Club's Best Music of 2011
, Rolling Stone's 50 Best Singles
and 50 Best Albums
, NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs of 2011
, BET's 100 Best Songs of 2011
, NME's Best Albums of 2011
, MixMag's Tunes of The Year, Metacritic's Top 10 Albums of 2011
, Pop Matters 75 Best Albums
But don't take their word for it. All of the following songs appeared in at least one top ten list. (In no particular order.)
Til The World Ends - Britney Spears
tUnE-yArds - “Bizness”
TV On The Radio - You
"Give Me Everything," Pitbull
Motivation - Kelly Rowland feat. Lil Wayne
James Blake - “The Wilhelm Scream”
“Sure Thing,” Miguel
Radiohead - Lotus Flower
The Decemberists - Don't Carry It All
Real Estate: "It's Real"
Nicki Minaj: "Super Bass"
“Racks,” YC Worldwide feat. Future
Azealia Banks: "212"
"Pumped Up Kicks," Foster the People
Florence and the Machine - “Shake It Out”
"Firework," Katy Perry
Tyler The Creator - Yonkers
Foo Fighters - These Days
“Run the World (Girls),” Beyoncé
Preservation Hall Jazz Band & The Del McCoury Band - “I’ll Fly Away”
Bon Iver: "Holocene"
Hyuna - Bubble Pop
Lykke Li - Get Some
Lil Wayne feat. Cory Gunz, 'Six Foot Seven Foot'
M83: "Midnight City"
Fleet Foxes - “Helplessness Blues”
Beyonce - Countdown
Paul Simon - Rewrite
Edge of Glory - Lady Gaga
"Party Rock Anthem," LMFAO
Novacane - Frank Ocean
“I’m a Boss,” Meek Mill feat. Rick Ross
“Motivation,” Kelly Rowland
DJ Khaled [ft. Drake, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne]: "I'm on One"
"Rolling in the Deep," Adele
The Rapture - How Deep Is Your Love
Someone Like You - Adele
Cass McCombs: "County Line"
"Born This Way," Lady Gaga
"Look at Me Now," Chris Brown
Clam's Casino - I'm God
“Otis,” Kanye West & Jay-Z
“Hustle Hard,” Ace Hood
"Niggas in Paris," Kanye West and Jay-Z
Bonus: My personal favorite song of 2011