Sunday, 1 November 2009

Sunday 01/11/09

Here are my top 50 songs of 2009. With youtube clips (or other link where the song can be heard). Occasionally I've squeezed two songs by the same person together. WHATCHOU GONNA DO. I'm going to post the list before I go crazy making small changes here and there. The order is a bit fluid anyway, but generally 1-10 > 11-20 > 21-30 etc. And that the number 1 song is farking awesome and I had no trouble putting it there. EDIT: Actually I take that back about the order. As I was finding the videos and putting the list together I heard all the songs again and they should all move up. Apart from number 1. Which clearly can't get any higher. Either way.

50. Cazwell - I seen Beyonce at Burger King
49. Yuksek - Yuksek - Break ya / Tonight
48. Grrove Armada - Go
47. Jack Penate - Be the one
46. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Young adult friction
45. The Rumble Strips - Not the only person
44. David Gray - Fugitive
43. Gossip - Pop goes the world
42. Miami Horror - Don't be on with her
41. Basement Jaxx - Feelings gone

40. Yohanna - Is it true
39. Bruce Springsteen - The wrestler
38. Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson - Blackie's dead
37. Passion Pit - Sleepyhead
36. Florence & The Machine - Rabbit heart (raise it up)
35. Visitor - Los feeling (rough mix)
34. Bag Raiders - Shooting stars
33. LCD Soundsystem - Bye bye bayoo
32. Fever Ray - Triangle walks (Rex The Dog remix)
31. The Temper Trap - Sweet disposition

30. Bjork - Nattura (Switch remix)
29. Fischerspooner - Money can't dance
28. RevoLucian - Bale out
27. Simian Mobile Disco - Cruel intentions (joker remix)
26. Digikid84 - Bboy underground
25. Courtney Love - Pacific coast highway
24. Chromeo - Night by night
23. Preston - Dressed to kill
22. Saint Etienne - Method of modern love
21. Pet Shop Boys - The way it used to be

20. Bjork - The dull flame of desire (modeselektor remix for girls)
19. Chew Lips - Solo (Tepr remix)
18. Peaches - Lose you
17. autoKratz - Stay the same
16. Erik Hassle - Hurtful
15. Annie - Anthonio
14. IAMX - My secret friend / The great shipwreck of life
13. Royksopp - Vision one / You don't have a clue
12. Simian Mobile Disco - Audacity of huge
11. Mendetz - Souvenir

10. Felix Da Housecat - Elvi$
9. Tiga - Shoes / Mind dimension
8. La Roux - In for the kill
7. Yelle - Qui est cette fille
6. Bloc Party - One more chance
5. Bat For Lashes - Daniel
4. Annie - Songs remind me of you
3. Phoenix - Lisztomania (Classixx version)
2. Bon Iver - Blood bank
1. Gossip - Heavy cross (Fred Falke remix)

I can do albums in the next few days if anyone cares.


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London Preppy said...

alex: Always

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franck said...

Albums would be fun. So would bodies.
And Groove Armada is with double o, not double r

Nix said...

I don't see Be My Valentine (Anti-Crisis Girl) on this list. Very disappointing.

London Preppy said...

franck: Oops, corrected

nick: That was a wild card entry that narrowly missed the top 50. Saying that, if I had taken into consideration visual aspect of song as well...

kim said...

albums = we care

Frontier Psychiatrist said...

I care.

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Fresco said...

I love lists.

Btw, where you at the Annie / Saint Etienne gig recently at Shepherds Bush?

London Preppy said...

fresco: No, I didn't go to that one. I saw Annie the day after though

Steve said...

So I didn't see this song on your list, but I know you'd like it.

Boy Crisis - The fountain of youth

(complete with Veridis Quo interlude at the beginning)

London Preppy said...

steve: OK, I've investigated. A DIY, ugly MGMT? Love it

Steve said...

Weird, I don't know why it says "Steve". My name is Kevin. I guess I only use this email acct for porn and writing comments on blogs.

Funny you should mention MGMT--these guys went to school (at Wesleyan) the same time MGMT were there. I do enjoy their tongue-in-cheek cheesiness and the strong incestuous overtones of the lyrics.

Ok, one more. You may or may not have heard this one. May or may not be your cup of tea.

Los Campesinos! - The sea is a good place to think of the future

(Don't let the spanish name scare you--these guys are welsh)

--Kevin, not Steve

thebewlaybrother said...

You'd probably like Aeroplane's free mixes (they're where I first heard Rabbit Heart and Triangle Walks).

Subscribe to their Facebook group for regular mixes.

Frontier Psychiatrist said...

Also, no. 28 has made my year. Thanks for that.

thebewlaybrother said...

I compiled your list into a Spotify playlist - easier for uninterrupted listening than YouTube I think...

Incidentally, here's a link to Aeroplane's free mixes. They've been dropping quite a few of your top tracks this year...

thebewlaybrother said...

Actually, this mix is probably the one to start with...

I'll stop banging on about Aeroplane now.

(But they are rather good...)

London Preppy said...

Thanks so much for the mix and the suggestions!