Best of 2011: Favorite Songs: 20-1

>> Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Here is how I determined this list. I consider every song I can get my hands on in the year. This year that means 1,942 songs, and I make a smart playlist on my iPod. Every song that I love I give a 5 star rating, and they all get sorted together. And then, I trim from there, song by song.

I know. Each year the best songs list gets longer and longer. But this year, there is justification. If you read my best albums post, you will know this is the year of the song. And if I tried, and, when I say tried, I mean, if just didn't stop myself, this list would be 200 songs long. This year may be lacking in an overabundance in complete albums, but, when it comes to songs, it was uniquely jam packed with quality tunes. Here are my favorite 80 of 2011 (broken into the next 4 posts so it doesn't crash your flash player). Here is the top 20.

Fair warning, there is no Bon Iver on this list. It is not that I do not like the album, or tracks, I just don't think it is the end all record of the year like everyone else does.
View 80-61 Here.
View 60-41 Here. 
View 40-21 Here. 

20. Open Air – Lemolo

19. No One To Let You Down – The Head And The Heart

18. Someday – Middle Brother

17. Family – Noah Gundersen

16. Two Cousins – Slow Club

15. Rolling In The Deep – Adele

14. Million Dollar Bill – Middle Brother & Dawes (both bands released this fantastic track on different albums. I couldn't decided)

13. The Last To Say – Atmosphere

12. Window Sill – Pickwick

11. Losers – The Belle Brigade

10. Love Like A River – Girls

9. Goodnight – The Rural Alberta Advantage

8. Complimenting Parts – Campfire OK

7. Worried About – Lissie

6. The Honest Truth – Typhoon

5. Putting The Dog To Sleep – The Antlers

4. Don't Say Oh Well – Grouplove

3. We Will All Be Changed – Seryn

2. Belongings – Clock Opera

1. Avalanche – Noah Gundersen (This live version in particular is the one that I love)


Iamtheadmin :P February 6, 2012 at 6:12 AM  
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Iamtheadmin :P February 6, 2012 at 6:19 AM  

I love lists, I love your blog.
I'm looking forward to listen the songs you've posted and "discover" new songs :D

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