Best of 2011: Favorite Songs: 40-21

>> 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).

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. 
40. Up All Night – French Horn Rebellion

39. Comes In Waves – Psychologist

38. Get Some – Lykke Li

37. Comeback Kid (That's My Dog) – Brett Dennen

36. I'll Be The One You Want Someday – Jessica Lea Mayfield

35. From The Woods – James Vincent McMorrow

34. Run – Matt Nathanson Ft. Sugerland

33. Backseat – Bryan John Appleby

32. Sweetness – Pearl And The Beard

31. Colours – Grouplove

30. Everywhere I Go – Lissie

29. Fish – Wye Oak

28. I Hate The Sun – The Oh Wells

27. David – Noah Gundersen

26. We Are Young (Feat. Janelle MonĂ¡e) – fun.

25. Otis – Jay Z & Kanye West

24. Lead Me Home – FM Radio

23. Say So – Allen Stone

22. American Wedding – Frank Ocean

21. Barton Hollow – The Civil Wars


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