2010 in review: music
Around this time each year, I search through my mind in an attempt to remember the ten best songs I rocked out to / belted out in my car / danced to all night / etc.
I take my voting in the Triple J Hottest 100 very seriously (some would say too seriously) so below is my eclectic collection of picks for this year in alphabetical order by band. Click on the song title to hear each song.
Caribou – Odessa: Everytime this one came on the radio, I wanted to dance. Love it!
Cee Lo Green – F* U: I love the juxtaposition of mo-town tune and coarse language. I also love any excuse to use the word juxtaposition.
Children Collide – My Eagle: This one was on Sunday morning high rotation and, really, who doesn’t want an eagle looking out for them?
Crystal Castles feat. Robert Smith – Not in Love: It’s like The Cure discovered electronic music. Possibly my favourite song this year.
Duck Sauce – Barbara Streisand: Everyone I know hates it but there’s something there that I just love.
Flight Facilities – Crave You: For some reason, this song was always on the radio when I got in the car and I love it. Perfectly sums up what I’m sure every girl has felt as some point.
Gypsy and the Cat – Jonah Vark: Awesome song by a great up-and-coming Australian band – as the band said themselves, it’s a little bit reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac.
Hot Chip – I Feel Better: A friend insisted on playing this song every time we got together so it reminds me of good times throughout the year. Plus the film clip is nuts – check it out below.
Massive Attack – Paradise Circus: Beautiful instrumentation and vocals. It’s not one to rock out to but this one really gives me goose bumps.
Pendulum – ABC News Theme Remix: Who would’ve thought the ABC news theme could become a dance floor hit? Points for quirkiness!
What’s your favourite song of 2010?