Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The 25 Best Singles of 2011 (20-16)

20. The Kills -- Satellite

A single that sounded like three-and-a-half minutes of pure, raw sex kicked off the best Kills album yet.

19. Friendly Fires -- Live Those Days Tonight

In a year in which the dance music scene was dominated by the ear-cleaning boom of dubstep, one of the best tracks of 2011 was an 80s-influenced dance floor anthem that you could not stop listening to.

18. Lykke Li -- Get Some

Swedish goddess Lykke Li's sensual, visceral declaration of authority provided us with the most memorable chorus of the year.

17. The Naked and Famous -- Young Blood

Remember what it felt like to be young, fearless and have the world at your fingertips? If you didn't, all you needed to do in 2011 was listen to this blast of pure audio exuberance.

16. Radiohead -- Lotus Flower

Codex was actually the better song that got worldwide airplay, but this was the closest Radiohead's come to releasing an actual single in years, and it was as mysterious and beautiful as anything they've ever done.

Tomorrow: 15-11

1 comment:

Riles said...

goddamn, that Friendly Fires song is catchy.

Did you see M83 do "Midnight City" on Fallon? I watched that at least 10 times. What a killer song and performance.