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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

My Top 20 Songs of 2005

My Top 20 Songs of 2005

1) M.I.A. - Bucky Done Gun M.I.A. - Bucky Done Gun
M.I.A. rocks my world. This song still blows my mind.

2) Sufjan Stevens - Casimir Pulaski Day Sufjan Stevens - Casimir Pulaski Day
This song is so beautiful in its simplicity. Life is so fragile and tragic.

3) Three 6 Mafia feat. Young Buck, Eightball, and MJG - Stay Fly Three 6 Mafia feat. Young Buck, Eightball, and MJG - Stay Fly
The perfect way to jump-start a party. Tight production features stuttering chorus, synth build-ups, etc.

4) Kanye West feat. Consequence and Cam'ron - Gone
IMHO, the best song on "Late Registration". The fruits of Jon Brion's production are evident on songs like this, with gorgeous strings seamlessly integrated as if a strings section were right there in the studio with him.

5) Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins - You Are What You Love Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins - You Are What You Love (link via)
Can't wait for Rilo Kiley's album next year.

6) The New Pornographers - The Bleeding Heart Show The New Pornographers - The Bleeding Heart Show

7) The Strokes - You Only Live Once

8) Kelly Clarkson - Since U Been Gone live snl Kelly Clarkson - Since U Been Gone (live on SNL 2-12-05)
Whatever you think of the song, this earworm had every MP3 blog buzzing either because of the original or the various cover versions.

9) The Game feat. 50 Cent - Hate It or Love It
Before the G-Unot fallout, The Game and 50 collaborated on this catchy hip-hop floor-filler.

10) Laura Cantrell - Bees
This one sends chills up and down my spine. Co-written by Laura with Jay Sherman-Godfrey, this song is dedicated to the late Zeke Manners and inspired the title for "Humming By The Flowered Vine."

11) Iron & Wine and Calexico - He Lays in the Reins

12) Stars - Ageless Beauty Stars - Ageless Beauty

13) Deep Dish feat. Stevie Nicks - Dreams Deep Dish feat. Stevie Nicks - Dreams
When Deep Dish asked Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac if they could use her vocal to remake their classic as a house single, she volunteered to sing for them! And thus one of this year's club floor-fillers was born.

14) Robyn - Be Mine Robyn - Be Mine d/l at PopText
Robyn is a bona fide pop diva, as confirmed by this song, as well as Konichiwa Bitches and Who's The Girl. Is it just me or does the melody conjure 'Time After Time'?

15) Sugababes - Push the Button Sugababes - Push the Button

16) Basement Jaxx - Oh My Gosh (video) Basement Jaxx - Oh My Gosh (video)

17) Paul Wall feat. Bun B - Sittin' Sideways

18) Antony and the Johnsons - Fistful of Love Antony and the Johnsons - Fistful of Love
My favorite song from everyone's favorite androgynous cabaret rock singer. This song is brutal and moving.

19) Girls Aloud - Biology (video) Girls Aloud - Biology (video)

20) Broken Social Scene - 7/4 Shoreline Broken Social Scene - 7/4 Shoreline

honorable mentions (alphabetical order):
!!! - take ecstasy with me
50 cent - disco inferno
a+d - gwen stefani vs. front 242 - hollaback headhunter
aimee mann - dear john
amerie - 1 thing
angela desveaux - wanderin' eyes
animal collective - grass
antony and the johnsons - hope there's someone
anja - husj husj
annie - the wedding
arcade fire - cold wind
architecture in helsinki - the cemetery
architecture in helsinki - do the whirlwind
architecture in helsinki - maybe you can owe me
architecture in helsinki - wishbone
armand van helden - jenny
armand van helden - when the lights go down
astaire - l-l-love
beck - broken drum (boards of canada remix)
belle and sebastian - another sunny day
betty lavette - down to zero
big star - best chance we've ever had
bill ricchini - i just can't fall in love
blackalicious - if i may
bloc party - banquet
boards of canada - oscar see through red eye
bodyrockers - i like the way you move
the boy least likely to - be gentle with me
brendan benson - alternative to love
brendan benson - cold hands (warm heart)
brendan benson - the pledge
bright eyes - land locked blues
bright eyes - lua
britney spears - chaotic
bullette - show me
bunky - baba
the bravery - tyrant
the cardigans - i need some fine wine and you, you need to be nicer
cat power - the greatest
the chemical brothers feat. q-tip - galvanize
ciara feat. ludacris - oh
clap your hands say yeah - in this home on ice
clap your hands say yeah - the skin of my yellow country teeth
clap your hands say yeah - upon this tidal wave of young blood
clea - we don't have to take out clothes off
the clientele - E.M.P.T.Y.
common - be
common - the corner
the dandy warhols - down like disco
the dears - heartless romantic
death cab for cutie - soul meets body
the decemberists - eli, the barrow boy
the decemberists - 16 military wives
the decemberists - we both go down together
depeche mode - precious
djmonstermo - madonna vs. m.i.a. - ur hung up
dj muggs/dj warrior - johnny cash - hurt vs. nas - i know
doves - black and white town
dragonette - i get around
dunproofin'- janet jackson is playing at my house
eisley - just like you do
eisley - lost at sea
eisley - one day i floated away
eisley - telescope eyes
elliott smith - going nowhere
elliott smith - thirteen (big star cover)
eminem - when i'm gone
fiona apple - extraordinary machine
fischerspooner - cloud
franz ferdinand - do you want to
the futureheads - hounds of love
the game - 120
gnarls barkley - crazy
goldfrapp - no. 1
goldfrapp - no. 1 (braxe and falke mix)
goldfrapp - oh la la
goldfrapp - oh la la (tiefschwarz remix)
goldfrapp - satin chic
gorillaz - feel good inc.
gorlliaz - dare
hard-fi - tied up too tight
heather nova - motherland
the high dials - the holy ground
hot hot heat - goodnight goodnight
hot hot heat - middle of nowhere
imogen heap - hide and seek
iron and wine - in my lady's house
iron and wine - jezebel
jadakiss - checkmate
jason collett - hangover days
jeff hanson - this time it will
john eff kennedy - trina
john vanderslice - crc1173, affectionately
john vanderslice - plymouth rock
john vanderslice - trance manual
junior senior - can i get get get
junior senior - hip hop a lula
jupiter ace - 1000 years
kaiser chiefs - i predict a riot
kanye west - diamonds from sierra leone
kanye west - drive slow
kanye west - gold digger
kanye west - heard em say
karen o and squeak e. clean - hello tomorrow
kelley polar - my beauty in the moon
kylie minogue - made of glass
kylie minogue feat. towa tei - sometime samurai
lady sovereign - random
ladytron - destroy everything you touch
laura cantrell - 14th street
lcd soundsystem - daft punk is playing at my house
lcd soundsystem - never as tired as when i'm waking up
levy - rotten love
the light footwork - the art of everyday communication, part I
low - california
m83 - car chase terror
m83 - don't save us from the flames
madonna - hung up
the magic numbers - forever lost
the magic numbers - long legs (demo)
maria taylor - song beneath the song
maria taylor - speak easy
masha qrella - last night
matisyahu - king without a crown
mercury rev - in a funny way
m.i.a. - 10 dollar
m.i.a. - amazon
m.i.a. - fire fire
m.i.a. - galang
m.i.a. - sunshowers
michael penn - walter reed
mike jones feat. slim thug and paul wall - still tippin'
minotaur shock - vigo bay
missy elliott feat. ciara - lose control
missy elliott feat. pharrell - on and on
missy elliott feat. vybez cartel and m.i.a. - bad man
mommy and daddy - confection
morningwood - nth degree
m. ward - big boat
mylo - destroy rock and roll (tom neville remix)
my morning jacket - anytime
my morning jacket - off the record
nas - don't body ya self
new order - waiting for the sirens' call
the national - abel
the national - all the wine
the national - baby, we'll be fine
the national - mr. november
the national - the slipping husband
the new pornographers - jackie dressed in cobras
the new pornographers - sing me spanish techno
the new pornographers - twin cinema
the new pornographers - use it
nouvelle vague - guns of brixton
nouvelle vague - i melt with you
nouvelle vague - love will tear us apart
of montreal - requiem for o.m.m.
ok go - invincible
okkervil river - black
okkervil river - no key, no plan
out hud - it's for you
paavoharju - valo tihkuu kaiken lapi
partyben - mylo vs. tegan & sara - walking in paris
paul wall - sittin sideways
paul wall feat. bun b - they don't know
prefuse 73 - hideyaface
rachel stevens - i said never again (but here we are)
rachel stevens - some girls
r. kelly - trapped in the closet (1-12)
robyn - konichiwa bitches
rogue wave - publish my love
roll deep - the avenue
the rosebuds - hold hands and fight
the rosebuds - leaves do fall
rx - sunday bloody sunday
rx - white lines
the raveonettes - the heavens
the raveonettes - ode to l.a.
the raveonettes - seductress of bums
röyksopp - triumphant
röyksopp - what else is there (trentemoeller remix)
saint etienne - lightning strikes twice
saint etienne - milk bottle symphony
saint etienne - side streets
sara jorge - dirty business
shakira - don't bother
shivaree - i close my eyes
shout out louds - the comeback
shout out louds - please please please
shout out louds - very loud
sia - breathe me
sigur rós - glosoli
sigur rós - sorlega
silversun pickups - kissing families
sleater-kinney - rollercoaster
soft - droppin'
spinto band - oh mandy
spoon - i turn my camera on
spoon - sister jack
spoon - two sides of monsieur valentine
the strokes - juicebox
the subways - rock and roll queen
sufjan stevens - chicago
sufjan syevens - come on feel the illinoise!
sufjan stevens - concerning the ufo sighting near highland, il
sufjan stevens - john wayne gacy jr.
sufjan stevens - the man of metropolis steals out hearts
sugababes - ace reject
super furry animals - ohio heat
talib kweli - the beast
talib kweli - ms. hill
tATu - all about us
tATu - perfect enemy
thievery corporation - revolution solution
trick daddy - sugar (gimme some)
the veronicas - 4ever
voxtrot - the start of something
the wedding present - interstate 5
the white stripes - blue orchid
the white stripes - the denial twist
the white stripes - i'm lonely (but i ain't that lonely yet)
who made who - roses
wolf parade - dinner bells
wolf parade - modern world
wolf parade - shine a light
wolf parade - you are a runner and i am my father's son
ying yang twins - wait
yo la tengo - tom courtenay (georgia version)
youngbloodz - presidential (ft. lil jon)
youngbloodz - another level
young jeezy feat. jay-z - go crazy (remix)
z-trip - listen to the dj

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